I have been very silent lately. Should probably change the title to Monthly thoughts 🙂
It is not that I haven’t thought; I have, a lot in fact. But I am out of words, how to express my feelings, when following the news streams. Cannot really understand the world news at the moment (ref. especially shootings in USA, refugee flood in Europe, and also bombings in Asia, and all consequences of these).
I moved to Singapore in mid-autumn 2013. Singapore has been fairly peaceful, very safe, but in a month there has been also public speech of the threat of terror and conversations, how to prevent any terrorist acts here, of course cooperation with neighboring countries. I have admired, how peacefully variety of people, who have different racial and religious backgrounds can live and share same streets. Even discussions in web seem to be moderately polite and lame. Versus what can be read in Finnish web-based “discussions”. That has been a huge surprise, how hatred and shouting has turned as common Finnish way. I try not to browse comments too often, but every time I decide to have a break from news in general and especially from comments, I fail to keep it. More easily to avoid comments, fortunately.
Usually I don’t bother to make any New Year’s resolutions, but I think I will concentrate any good news I can find. One very delightful news was teaching coding in Ghana. Ghana Code Club founder Ernestina Edem Appiah teaches children to code to able them better future. Already 20000 children have participated the club. Such volunteerism I highly respect.
I have attached my blog 2015 in review. And sort of promise – I will be more active, I think.
Recommendation: JOHN BOYNE. A History of Loneliness
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 390 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it would take about 7 trips to carry that many people.