This is some of my observations and analysis of the Global Village I live in...

Thursday, July 10, 2003

"When we undertook this challenge we knew the risks were great. We knew that one of scenarios was that we may lose both of them. Ladan and Laleh knew it too... We were hoping and trying to do better than the worst odds, but alas we didn't make it."
- Dr. Loo Choon Yong the chairman of Singapore's Raffles Hospital

"This is one small step for a single human, and a giant leap for man kind."
- Neil Armstrong after walking on the moon

Laleh and Ladan's death is a sad event for two human brains, and a disaster for human brain sciences.

Thursday, July 03, 2003

It seems that somehow after British Foreign Minister Jack Straw's visit, Iran is calming down. Iranian reformist representatives have ended their sit-in protest to the student arrests, and US Secretary of State Colin Powell in a way apologized for Bush's premature remarks on the student protests. I hope that the July 9th ceremonies that are held annually in remembrance of the victims of the 1999 attack on student dormitories will also be held in a peaceful fashion.

As Hoder once mentioned, I don't think right now is the time for violent protests. Right now the effect of weblogs, articles, meetings, informing, and incremental reform is much stronger than any form of violence.