Tuesday, May 9

Two Star Hotel

So you think your world is boring, sad and too stressful? You think you're unlucky and that you're not looked after by the very person you have so much faith in...do you think there's so much hatred in this world...well don't lose faith so easily. Look around you...look at the amazing events that happen around you...I believe that amidst so much hatred, there is still alot of love, kindness and true human spirit left in this world.

On the 25th of April, a gold mine
in Tasmania Australia, collapsed trapping many miners 925m underground. The body of a 44yr old miner was taken out on the 2nd day after the rock-fall but 2 others were still missing. When all hope was lost, they heard faint voices of men from deep below...yes, those 2 men were still alive even after 4 days since the tragedy and they were surviving without food/water for so long, 925m below the ground! A special rescue effort began and the whole of Australia was watching and waiting for the 2 young men to come out safe. Their families, friends and many strangers gathered around the mine in this small town, helping each other and supporting the rescue efforts. Days went by, people praying at churches, some crying fearing that they will never come back up and the rescue team was doing their best. The way to where the 2 men was a hard route and they had to drill a 1m wide hole (all the way to the men) in rocks that were 50times harder than concrete! They used drilling machines, small bombs and were very afraid of more rock-falls that may be fatal to the trapped men. All the while, the trapped men were seated in Siamese-twins position, not being able to move at all, surrounded by large rocks and so deep down in extreme heat. They communicated with the rescue team and the men were supposedly in very good spirits and always sported a great sense of humor. They called their trap a Two Star Hotel and the 2 stars were them, keeping each other company. They asked for bacon and eggs, and wrote Thank-You notes to the people up on the ground for helping and supporting the rescue, in case they don't get to come out or it took longer than expected. 14 days passed in this agonising way, and this morning at 5:59am the men were brought to the surface THANK GOD, after a long and near-fatal rescue effort! The first words spoken by the rescue team to the men when they saw them was 'I can see your light...' meaning their mining helmet lights...and they said 'I can see your light too'. Today is a very happy day for many of us who were praying for the men...the church bells rang as soon as they arrived on top and you should have seen the 2 men coming out of the hole...it was one glorious moment filled with tears of joy and also so much admiration and gratitude for the rescue team who risked their own lives to go down there to get these men out. This morning I cried hugging my mum...it was truly heart-warming to see these men coming out with their arms open (looking for a hug) and to see the families surround them crying and calling out their names. It was as if they came back from death.

I'm truly touched by the positive spirit and the amazing courage and grace these 2 men showed being in a near-death situation like this for 14 long days and nights. Imagine being trapped that way and not knowing if you'd ever see your families again? I don't think I can ever match the true strength of character and valour these men have portrayed during this very dark experience in their lives. And for the people who stood by them and never gave up, those who helped these men to come back to life from the demons of death putting their own lives at risk, I feel a very deep respect and gratitude that words cant even express. The kindred spirit that binds all of us together, wanting to help each other in a situation like this is truly commendable. This is what true humanity is and this is what true love is. This is what God truly is. He's not in some temple or some text book or in your vegetarian meal or at the end of a machine gun. He's in these selfless acts of us humans..He's in the true courage and grace of these trapped men and He's in the helping hands and hearts of those rescuers. He is in you, look for Him in your heart...not anywhere else. Be a life-saver and have faith in people - there is love after all. Tell me if you came across such amazing stories of true human spirit...
Music dedicated to true valour of these men:Fields of Gold by Sting.

113 Cranium Signets:

Vivhyd said...

hey I read the news too and was glad they came out.. same thing happened here in US and actually a few couldnt quite make it out.. these mines are so dangerous and some of the professions are very dangerous indeed and well its thanks to ppl who take up these - our life is made worth living n all.. hats off to them

tulipspeaks said...

know what? i was thinking of posting something similar. was watching a documentary and there was this girl who got trapped in the rubble when a shopping mall in Korea collapsed...for 17 days! without food, without water, without..clothes.

401 ppl died in that tragedy and she was the last survivor.

amazing nah?

sometimes, i do believe in fate.


=ammu=

Outdoorsy Girl said...

What an inspiring tale. I'm so glad that the rescue was successful.

I think this is just what I needed to restore my faith in miracles.

southpaw said...

Hats off to the rescue workers!!!!

Trée said...

Incredible story Keshi. I had not heard of it so thanks so much for sharing.

Tarun said...

I just watched in TV those miners coming out from mine alive....glad to see them coming back.

saby said...

NEVER SAY DIE (till u r dead)

u see this spirit in THE TITANIC
we saw it when MUMBAI was in floods

young men risking their young lives to save old men and women
many young men died in the process

in the movie SAVING PRIVATE RYAN ....

we do see the ugly side of human nature too

the newspapers give u plenty

PS: talking of miners, i remember GOMEY

where the fuck is he fucking around these days ?

Jewel Rays said...

Yeah i read something like that but am not sure if it is the same story. but its amazing how they lasted for so long...

wow really..:)

saby said...

if life is a bowl of cherries
wat am i doing in the pits?

asks Gomey





u can find Gomey here

Sujit said...

Tahts great!!.. the enthusiasm and the hope that make a person live.. to their fuliest!!! great people!! survivors as well the resucers..!!

SamY said...

hey thats a lovely post ... expressed so dramatically ;)

only when in adversity can you know truly who the person is

there is no was I could have survive'd like that :-o ... I am hell claustrophobic :D ... n I stop breathin @ the 1st pint of nauseating smell :)

Sunita said...

3 cheers for the rescue operaters...:) and wish speedy recovery to those brave men.

Autumn Storm said...

I saw some of this on the news, but had not caught this happiest of endings. Beautiful post, Keshi, with the song (love that song, always have) playing in the background to accompany your words, I'm just about howling.
'I can see your light too'.

TLW said...

Nice post !

burf said...

vegetarian meal is selfless in a way

when u think abt those poor lively chicks or fishes or goats or any live creature - they all breathe and talk and love and contain all the emotions that those 2 miners, their family and all others showed - we just can't comprehend those emotions - which does not mean that those emotions are not present.

have u ever seen or tried to feel the fear in eyes of the one who is going to die - just try to connect the miners with any other living creature and think

Keshi said...

~~Vivhyd

**same thing happened here in US and actually a few couldnt quite make it out

really? When was this? aww thats sad....







~~Amutha

hey Amu!

**there was this girl who got trapped in the rubble when a shopping mall in Korea collapsed...for 17 days

yes I read abt that! twas amazing na...yes its stories like that make me believe in fate...






~~Outdoorsy_Girl

**I think this is just what I needed to restore my faith in miracles.

where there is true faith, there will always be miracles :)







~~Southpaw

yes it's definitely the great work and dedication of the rescue workers that made it happen!







~~Tre

hey thanks mate!







~~Tarun

yes...so very glad to see em coming out after 14 days! I cant even stay inside a lift for more thn 1min so imagine how they must have felt!






~~Saby

yes never say die while ur living...


**u see this spirit in THE TITANIC
we saw it when MUMBAI was in floods

so true!


**PS: talking of miners, i remember GOMEY

yes I was thinking of him too :)







~~Jewel_Rays

**but its amazing how they lasted for so long...

yes Amy its amazing...in that position too! One min in the lift or a closed space maked me feel so claustrophobic and frustrated!






~~Sujit

**great people!! survivors as well the resucers..!!

great ppl indeed!






~~Samy

**only when in adversity can you know truly who the person is

very true! Its a true test of courage and strength...

na even I cant survive in a place like that for so long! Leave the mines aside, talk abt feeling claustrophobic even inside a lift!






~~Sunita

hey thanks and yeah they r already feeling better and have attended their mate's funeral this afternoon...






~~Autumn_Storm

** playing in the background to accompany your words, I'm just about howling.
'I can see your light too'.

Keshi howls back...Im coming to get ya girl...hang ten...

;-)






~~TLW

thanks!







~~Burf


lol Burfy it wasnt meant to demean ALL vegetarians. When I wrote that line, I was thinking abt ppl who claim they r pure vegetarians and so God-loving but dun even say a kind word towards another human being. I know so many vegetarians like that, in my own large family too! So thats what I meant by that :) And ur a great soul I know...awww...


**have u ever seen or tried to feel the fear in eyes of the one who is going to die - just try to connect the miners with any other living creature and think

I understand what ur trying to say. But Im not the one who's killing these animals na. Besides, if there was no meat in the markets, I think I'll be happy with whatever vege food available. By eating meat that does not mean we like to kill innocent beings. It's something we got used to eating and imagine we left all the fishes, animals etc in this world w.o. killing any at all...then they will multiply and kill us :) btw plants and fruits r said to have emotions and life too hehehe...



Keshi.

Keshi said...

besides Burfy u tell me...is a vegetarian but unkind person better than a non-veg and kind person? it's good if one can be vegetarian and kind to ppl too...no point feeling so terrible for animals if they cant love a human being na? thats what I meant, nuttin else..it wasnt to say that vegetarianism is silly...there r ofcourse great ppl in both sectors :) What really matters is the color of ur heart not the taste in the mouth...:)

Keshi.

Nikita said...

An optimistic point of view, Keshi. :-)

And you have a good point. I appreciate such optimism truly. I guess I can't help be affected by what's happening in my country and in other parts of the world and further entrenched by violence, social and religious prejudice.

Cheers to those rescue workers!

Die Muräne said...

great post. I have chicken skin now

I saw a picture of a mining worker from russia who also got rescued after days in the trap. I've never seen eyes like that!

The Phosgene Kid said...

Rough couple of months for miners. Glad they made it out, most are not that lucky.

With all the people being trapped, killed, starving, ignored, and unloved I kind of have a rough time buying off on some kindly supreme being. I think we are on our own - the rescuers and the compassionate folks trying to help are the ones that we should be on our knees thanking - selfless people that put other's needs before their own.

Navin S said...

hey i heard about the incident too

a great post written...God is LOVE...However human manipulated so many things in order to favour him. God never asked humans to be a veg nor did he ask to create the caste system in India to determine superiority........Its strange to see how world works

Nav

TLW said...

Hey..that was quick comment on moi blog...online?

Gangadhar said...

very well written,keshi dear..
And i heard about dis news..dat's a fantastic job done the rescue team!!

Known Stranger said...

just like that havign no mood to drop into blog world. mostly replying to every ones message on my board through mails who ever left their mail id in my mail.

to those who have not let my mail id, I am coming to their page but not reading their post and just letting them know i respond to every one with no fail.

:: The Protector :: said...

well written Keshi, tats humanity! Hats off to the rescue workers

Cheers!
:)

Shiv said...

A post which I needed very badly..Thanks Keshi..Nice one..

Sudeep said...

wow tht was touching... we all should respect their valour n the spirit of fighting...
n also appreciate the efforts by the ppl on land who were praying for them n working out to bring those men out of the danger

5 yrs back a boy aged around 2-3 yrs was lost among the earthquake victims in Gujarat... he was reunited with his family last month
dont have the details but if i get them will surely post here

Prasad said...

what a great news.. am soo happy to hear tht they've been rescued..
i was readign this for the first time here.. and i scrolled down the post to see whether they were rescued... only after tht i could read the post fully :)
God is great.. and as u said.. there r many ways they show it to us.. :)
and yeah.. not all vegetarians r like tht :P

Contented said...

Hey Keshi! Missed you too...:)

I have been following that news. I am very happy to hear the news that the two men have been rescued. As you rightly said The two men are the best living examples of true strength of character...Thats why they say one shouldn't give up...:)

Jeevan said...

i also saw this news in TV, really they have touched the death and come, hope they will be fine. the people who helps them to come out of the mine are the super star. In India also 2 indian citizens were kidnapped by Iraqi terrorists, after a long strugle of Indian govt they released them, after seeing them alive their family members was very happy their is no end for there happines.

karmic_jay said...

It was a nice story, but one of them could not make it. I don't have much to say, maybe being a news junkie has it's drawbacks. The world is pretty much in a sorry state but stories like that make you feel good once in a while. May be it must be me more of a skeptic this morning than usual.

luvwannabefree25 said...

Hey Keshi,

Yep... I'm home. I arrived back home last night. I'm totally worn out. I'm going to rest for a few days.

Orikinla Osinachi. said...

Keshi,
Now I even love you more than ever before as I read this your deep appreciation of the true essence of our existence in the spirit of endurance of the two miners whose symbolic unity of the "Two Star Hotel" is a message to the rest of humanity that united we stand and divided we fall. And I felt tears in my eyes as I read your post and since there was nobody nearby to hug, I decided to hug God for He alone sees the tears in my heart for He alone knows my heartache as I break down like the drooping Passion Flower bowing to heaven in my prayer to God.

Oh, God! Help us to discover the communion of your love and heal our wounded hearts and wipe away our tears.

This true life experience should make a classic film and I trust my fellow filmmakers Down Under to produce the film story very soon.

Keshi, beloved daughter of God.
You are the kiss of life to a dying world.

I love you.

God bless.

Rose said...

That was an amazing story... was very touched..

//I don't think I can ever match the true strength of character and valour these men have portrayed during very dark experience in their lives...

U said it all...

:)

..Me

Cibbì said...

I got tears in my eyes while reading. I always get touched by these beautiful stories, couse I can feel the pain, the anxiety, and the happiness in the end. I think you're so right Keshi, we live in a world full of war and hostility, but it's enough to see how many people are ready to help others risking their own lives.
Lovely post Keshi. I wanted to comment also the one "Beauty and the Beast", but I had trouble with protection of this internet connection. :(

saby said...

This is what God truly is. He's not in some temple or some text book or in your vegetarian meal or at the end of a machine gun.
-Keshi


God (or nature) has designed the food chain.

Birds and goats eat grass
Tigers and man eat birds and goats

The dead tiger and man become manure for the soil for the grass


The jews were commanded not to eat unclean animals like pig (Moses law)

Jesus the jew revolted

it dont matter wat goes into your mouth He said

wat comes out from your mouth is more important


and let us not have a war of the veggies vs the non veggies

sounds very much like Hindu vs Muslim


lets LIVE and LET LIVE

Vivhyd said...

read it here . it was in Jan

Anonymous said...

man vs man
we vs they

we white .... they black
we brahmin.... they low caste

we hindus .... they muslims
we catholics .... they protestants

we veggies ... they meat eaters
we straight .... they fags (homosexuals)

we aryans are superior (Hitler)
we believers ... they communists (atheists)

ki

Rohit Talwar said...

Awesome! Salute these men!

saby said...

man vs man
we vs they

we white .... they black
we brahmin.... they low caste

we hindus .... they muslims
we catholics .... they protestants

we veggies ... they meat eaters
we regular guys .... they fags (homosexuals)

we aryans are superior (Hitler)
we believers ... they communists (atheists)

kill the REDS



IMAGINE
-John Lennon

Stud said...

May their soul rest in peace.

Ranger Tom said...

The same thing happened here in West Virginia in a coal mine a few months ago...

It saddened me to hear of it on Oz too.

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'll be back to yours!

lil _kath said...

...i saw the news,"Thank GOD"!

Sudarshan said...

That's really really touching. I'm glad these men survived!!! This incident is described in a wonderful way by you!! You're absolutely right here: selfless acts of courage by humans still make this world a wonderful place. The miners who were trapped are great guys too: their zeal and determination to survive went a long way in ensuring that they won their battle, inspite of being in extremely difficult circumstances. Long live the power of the human spirit!!!

SCRIBBLEZ TO WAKEUP said...

Wow, 14 days....They are such strong people, mentally....Am amazed n definitely respect the selfless acts and the ray of hope that kept shining through. it is easier to call it quits but some people dont take the easy way out...They do things the hard way and it pays!!!

Masd said...

sense of relief to know that they survived.
Thanks for sharing the story..it was inspiring.

ANKIT said...

hi!

had not heard of it,,very well written Keshi,,,quite inspiring..!

saby said...

Burf,

What is the difference between involved and committed?

In a bacon and egg breakfast, the chicken was involved, the pig was committed.

tsduff said...

Such an inspired post. Thank you. Your perspective is so optimistic and filled with hope. Thanks Keshi.

saby said...

i cant figure out wat nown stranger is not saying

Keshi said...

~~Nikita

We need optimism amidst all this chaos..and if we choose to see it, we will :) Thanks Niki!






~~Die_Muräne

**I saw a picture of a mining worker from russia who also got rescued after days in the trap. I've never seen eyes like that!

goshh it must be like he cam eback from the dead...can u give me a link to this article?






~~The_Phosgene_Kid


**the rescuers and the compassionate folks trying to help are the ones that we should be on our knees thanking - selfless people that put other's needs before their own.

Spot on!







~~NavFalco

**God is LOVE...However human manipulated so many things in order to favour him.

So true...


**God never asked humans to be a veg nor did he ask to create the caste system in India to determine superiority........Its strange to see how world works

strange indeed. I mean it's ok to do what u like to do, as long as it doesnt hurt another....but how many man-made rules hurt so many others!

Thanks Nav!







~~TLW

Hey TLW :)



Keshi.

Keshi said...

~~Gangadhar

yes, all fantastic men!







~~Known_Stranger

hey thanks KS :)






~~The_Protector

hey Protector WC n thanks!

I like ur profile pic...very nice!







~~Shiv

I hope ur feeling much better now Shiv and thanks!







~~Sudeep

**n also appreciate the efforts by the ppl on land who were praying for them n working out to bring those men out of the danger

yes...there were heaps of ppl praying...


**5 yrs back a boy aged around 2-3 yrs was lost among the earthquake victims in Gujarat... he was reunited with his family last month

oh thats very interesting! plz get me a link if u can...thanks a ton!







~~Prasad

**and i scrolled down the post to see whether they were rescued... only after tht i could read the post fully :)

aww thats so sweet of ya Prasad...


**God is great.. and as u said.. there r many ways they show it to us.. :)

yes...its just that ppl always fail to see the miracles as miracles...


**and yeah.. not all vegetarians r like tht :P

yes thats what I meant :)



Keshi.

Keshi said...

~~Contented

**Thats why they say one shouldn't give up...

yes never give up until u've tried all the avenues and put all ur strength and courage to the test...







~~Jeevan


**really they have touched the death and come, hope they will be fine.

yes..its like they r born again after spending a brief time in their underground tomb, being buried alive....


**the people who helps them to come out of the mine are the super star.

teh real heroes!


**after a long strugle of Indian govt they released them, after seeing them alive their family members was very happy their is no end for there happines.

I can imagine WOW! It sure is so good to see families being re-united after a tragedy...it's an inexpressible feeling! Thanks Jeevan for sharing that with us.








~~Karmic_Jay

Jay matey hows ya?


**It was a nice story, but one of them could not make it.

yes..thats the saddest part..so their rescue yday was bitter-sweet...cos they attended the funeral of their fallen mate as soon as they got out of hospital yday...it was really heart-breaking to see the family of this dead man on TV...


**The world is pretty much in a sorry state but stories like that make you feel good once in a while.

I know wut u mean mate...its like we dunno if we can really have faith for too long...but stories like this really make u feel that there's love after all...

thanks Jay!







~~Luvwannabefree25

WB matey! awwww I missed ya!

Have a good rest and catch up with us later on.....hugggggggz!



Keshi.

Keshi said...

~~Orikinla_Osinachi


**the "Two Star Hotel" is a message to the rest of humanity that united we stand and divided we fall.

Spot on!
And the 2 guys were always cracking jokes from the tombs and thats what made us all get glued to the TV to witness them coming out...these 2 have true strength of character and very good spirits. Thats why I guess that they were perfectly healthy too according to the hospital.


**since there was nobody nearby to hug, I decided to hug God for He alone sees the tears in my heart

awwwww....


**for He alone knows my heartache as I break down like the drooping Passion Flower bowing to heaven in my prayer to God.

thats so beautifully stated...


**Oh, God! Help us to discover the communion of your love and heal our wounded hearts and wipe away our tears.

I pray for that too...always..


**This true life experience should make a classic film and I trust my fellow filmmakers Down Under to produce the film story very soon.

They will Im sure...but dunno when...


**Keshi, beloved daughter of God.
You are the kiss of life to a dying world.

aww :) thanks so much! I guess we all r children of God, conveying His msg in many different ways....

tc and thanks!








~~Rose

hey Rose WC n thanks!







~~Cibbì

Cibbi how ur doing? Just yday I came to ur blog and it wasnt updated so I left...so glad to see u here!


**I always get touched by these beautiful stories, couse I can feel the pain, the anxiety, and the happiness in the end.

me too :)


**we live in a world full of war and hostility, but it's enough to see how many people are ready to help others risking their own lives.

yes...that ensures that there r still many beautiful ppl ard no matter how much hatred we see these days...


**I wanted to comment also the one "Beauty and the Beast", but I had trouble with protection of this internet connection. :(

wut happened? what kinda errors did u get?


Keshi.

saby said...

how the hell an annony mouse posted here?

and he posted my comment
i am scared

Keshi said...

~~Saby

**God (or nature) has designed the food chain.

I agree...


**it dont matter wat goes into your mouth He said
wat comes out from your mouth is more important

totally agree!


**and let us not have a war of the veggies vs the non veggies

lol yeah...I agree that vegs r mentally strong ppl with more discipline perhaps...but that doesnt make non-vegs evil or any less does it :(


**sounds very much like Hindu vs Muslim

hehe...


**lets LIVE and LET LIVE

yeyyyyyyyyyyyy!








~~Vivhyd

OMG Viv I read that story only today! Thanks so much for the link...I had tears in my eyes when I read it...that the men suffered so much and that they wrote good-bye notes to their loved-ones b4 they died! I cant imagine that sorta pain...I really cant...why cudnt a country like the US do anything to save them???







~~Anonymous

Hi Saby :)

**man vs man
we vs they
we white .... they black
we brahmin.... they low caste
we hindus .... they muslims
we catholics .... they protestants
we veggies ... they meat eaters
we straight .... they fags (homosexuals)
we aryans are superior (Hitler)
we believers ... they communists (atheists)

yep..its always divided na...not nice :(







~~Rohit_Talwar

hey Rohit hows ya?

Thanks!








~~Saby

**kill the REDS

wut does that mean?


**IMAGINE
-John Lennon

thanks for bringing that up...I will put it up soon...








~~Stud

**May their soul rest in peace.

Stud did u read the whole post? :) Only 1 guy died Aryan...2 were rescued after 14 days!


Keshi.

Keshi said...

~~Ranger_Tom

hey WC Tom and thanks!

**The same thing happened here in West Virginia in a coal mine a few months ago...

yes I just heard abt it from Viv...so sad!


**It saddened me to hear of it on Oz too.

yes...but 2 were saved after 14days and thats great!







~~Lil_Kath

**...i saw the news,"Thank GOD"!

yes Thank God for His miracles...








~~Sudarshan

hey mate!

**selfless acts of courage by humans still make this world a wonderful place.

yes...amidst so much selfishness where ppl kill one another in the name of God, few men show what God really is...


**their zeal and determination to survive went a long way in ensuring that they won their battle, inspite of being in extremely difficult circumstances.

yes...they always laughed and kept their heads straight helping the rescuers to track them etc...


**Long live the power of the human spirit!!!

yes..and thanks so much Sudharshan!








~~SCRIBBLEZ_TO_WAKEUP

hey girl!


**Wow, 14 days....They are such strong people, mentally....

yes..so strong both mentally and physically. I cant even sit at home for too long in one place - imagine me being stuck ina place like that...I'd be the great example of destructive weakness lol!


**Am amazed n definitely respect the selfless acts and the ray of hope that kept shining through.

hope that didnt break it's promise...


**it is easier to call it quits but some people dont take the easy way out...They do things the hard way and it pays!!!

spot on!








~~Masd

Thanks matey :)







~~ANKIT

Thanks Ankit!








~~Saby again :)


**What is the difference between involved and committed?
In a bacon and egg breakfast, the chicken was involved, the pig was committed.

LOL hahaha so funny!







~~Terry

Thanks Terry :)



Keshi.

Keshi said...

thats u Saby lol!

Keshi.

Keshi said...

Imagine there's no Heaven
It's easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today

Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace

You may say that I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will be as one

Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world

You may say that I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will live as one


~~IMAGINE - John Lennon

Ekta said...

How true keshi,
Well its these little angels, who make the world a better place to live in!
And its soo amazing how in every tragedy that has ever occured...there are always stories of heroes who have emerged out of nowhere and saved the lived of so many people at the risk of their own!
Guess there are many lessons to be learnt from all this--and maybe each one of us needs to draw a little more strength from within us to be the heroes whenever we get an opportunity!

saby said...

kkalpz said...
Hi

I have a fetish to drive over pavements and kill people. lol.

And very funny Keshi.Im sorry I have an illness that makes me create many ids just to be among the crowd.please accept me as I am. and oh Im addicted to boobs because my family has none.

kkalpz.

6:37 AM

:P fuzzbox said...

It is when a person is truly in one of these dire situations that their true charector comes through. These guys sound like they certainly passed the test.

Vivhyd said...

keshi.. sorry abt that.. well sometimes nature is too much to handle for anyone.. well, u got to have a big heart.. cos there are lots of ppl dying arnd the world and we cant do much abt it.. its sad

Sunita said...

It must have been really painfull to see their mate dying infront of their eyes...God bless his soul!!!
I have seen and known a few bravehearts,but i'll refrain myself from writing anything this time.

PRADEEP K. said...

Cheers! :)

Die Muräne said...

The picture was not in the net but in a magazine. But I'll try to scan it and put it on my blog... only for you ;-D But be prepared, it's quite scarry.

We really have to be very thankfull for the men in this rescue teams, who risk their life to help others. But I must admit... it is not always only for the others. I was in the firebrigade for about 6 years in the small town where I grew up. Sure, there was something big inside each of us to help, to rescue. But there is always also the other side. The big kick to go for it! I can't explain in words the feeling when you put on your mask and helmet and enter the burning house. There's no place for you, only your team that counts. And the hot hot flames burn, and your heart jumps like crazy. You get addicted by that.
We trained pretty often, like 2 times a week. So then later, with my job, education, sports and everything it just got to much for me and I stopped. But sometimes I still miss hanging around with the guys...

~*. D E E P A .* ~ said...

Chaat : A particular kind of spice ... the foods that use this " masala " are collectively called chaat
e.g. : bhel puri , pani puri, pav bhaji etc

malai : the cream that u get on boiling milk
malai kofta : a side dish made by studding the malai in batter w/ vegetables , and then cooking it

and i listen to heavy metal ... rock rocks !!!!!

~*. D E E P A .* ~ said...

herez a special thanx to GOD for keeping them safe !

Nitika said...

wow bravo!! this sorts of things prove that besides all those crime there still lies a humanity in this world though in less portion....
may everyone possess such grt and courageous heart!!

hugzz

Anand said...

as they say keshi..every drop makes an ocean...and its these little drops of courage and kindness that make the world we live in today!

~*. D E E P A .* ~ said...

okie ... got it !!

i typed the reply to ur comment on my blog first , and then read the 2 posts on ur blog ... hence , got the ref to the deer a bit late !

strawy said...

wowwww keshuu , very nice post ..
hatss of to them ...
kehsu .... v shud learn something from this ...
NEVER GIVE UP HOPES
right ???
love u keshuu
m sorry i cant enable comments on my blog ... actually i dont want to , hope u understand ...
take care sweety ...
u can leave me offlines on YM or mail me ... i will reply sweety
hugssssssss keshu
misss yaaaa n every 1 soo much

Sudeep said...

will try...

rebel_on_loose said...

"He's in these selfless acts of us humans..He's in the true courage and grace of these trapped men and He's in the helping hands and hearts of those rescuers."
How very true Keshi... i ws following this story on BBC and yea...it ws a touching moment wen they came out!
Sorry i missed out on ya prev post...nice 2 know ur "weird" part too...lol...
TC!!

Dewaker Basnet said...

quite a proud story of human bonding..only if people learnt lessons from such acts..nothing to share as such at the spur of the momnt bt in case remember any will come back and share:)
a beautiful one and as beautifully portrayed...thanks for that:)

Cibbì said...

All is fine Keshi, thank 4 asking.
Just busy with work.. uff!


**wut happened? what kinda errors did u get?

I can only connect from the office (since i don't have internet at home), where a lot of filters are set to the internet connection. So maybe it's just a word, or a setting and I can't download the page. That's all. I hope i'll be connected from home one day! ;)
Have a nice time Keshi ^__^

PuNeEt said...

they came back alive after 14days
thats awesome :-)

am also back after some 44 days ;-)
lol
bt it was 1 star hotel for me ;-)

huggssss

Ghost Particle said...

Human Spirit and love, i think its about the idea that we are alive and we are all connected that keeps us going. No one actually wakes up say that I dont exist or I cant do it...its just that sometimes their spirit goes to sleep early and they loose sense of the world. But then we have friends and family who remind us that the spirit belongs in us and the spirit is what makes us alive...then we can rejoice to the fact that we have someone for us and we have someone praying for us...

musings (m000nie) said...

so much courage... we should learn from this episode.. as i always say... good deeds r more improtant than praying to Him or going to temples...

** He is in you, look for Him in your heart...not anywhere else

so absolutely right...

Wanderer said...

besides all the evil! there is still peace and light for truth! Cheerz

anuj said...

hey keshi .. st my home waving a HI :D

well i wud consider d rescue team more courageous .. cause hanging out for 14 long dayz & still not givin hope for ppl whom thy dont have ne relation wid .. jst tht they r human .. nd its their job to save them .

nd obviously d 2 men who held on their hopes & believed in their & their love ones prayers .

This morning I cried hugging my mum...it was truly heart-warming to see these men coming out with their arms open

lolz .. thts sweet .. nd emotional ( wipin my tears :D ) ..nd ur still quite a lil gal

He's in these selfless acts of us humans..He's in the true courage and grace of these trapped men and He's in the helping hands and hearts of those rescuers.

WOw .. amazing words .

so jst keep rocking .. nd hey tht thing tht i said last time .. abt u gettin bored wid blogs & all .. was all in gud humour mate .. obviously wud i visit u if u were boring .. obviously not .. hehe

newyz .. take care .

SaffronSaris said...

Keshi-chan (go to my post on the doll exhibit ;)) read about this in the newspapers too. Must say their courage is amazing.
But they are so lucky to be rescued.
In China, accidents always happen in mines, the newspapers stop reporting unless like a few hundred miners are trapped.
Life is hard when you are a manual worker. But they deserve all the respect and more, don't they?

Stud said...

"we aryans are superior (Hitler)"

No, am not, am just a simple-minded, level headed guy!

Aryan

saby said...

D E E P A AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

we had enuff of food

saby said...

Mattie comes to get Rooster and finds him talking with LaBoeuf]

Mattie Ross: This man wants to take Chaney back to Texas. That's not what I want.
Rooster Cogburn: He wants him caught and punished - so do you.

Mattie Ross: I want Tom Chaney to hang for killing my father. It's little to me how many dogs and senators he killed in Texas.

Rooster Cogburn: You can tell him to his face, you can spit in his eye, you can make him eat sand out of the road, you can shoot him in the foot and I'll hold him for you - but first we gotta catch him.


John Wayne in TRUE GRIT
he was an oldie like me

Stud said...

and yes, I confess I didn't read the complete article. thanks for reminding me. On the contrary, we wouldn't celebrate courageous men and their deeds if they were many and not few. To this end, strong, mature and courageous men are a generative gift to us all. n' if my tribute still holds any meaning to such marvelous men..

He is the guy next door - a man's man with the memory of a little boy.
He has never gotten over the
excitement of engines and sirens and danger.
He is a guy like you and me with wants and worries and unfulfilled dreams.
Yet he stands taller than most of us.
He is a fireman.
He puts it all on the line when the bell rings.
A fireman is at once the most fortunate and the least fortunate of men.
He is a man who saves lives because he has seen too much death.
He is a gentle man because he has seen the awesome power of violence out of control.
He is responsive to a child's laughter because his arms have held too many small bodies that will never laugh again.
He is a man who appreciates the simple pleasures of life - hot coffee held in numb, unbending fingers - a warm bed for bone and muscle compelled beyond feeling - the camaraderie of brave men - the divine peace and selfless service of a job well done in the name of all men.
He doesn't wear buttons or wave flags or shout obscenities.
When he marches, it is to honor a fallen comrade.
He doesn't preach the brotherhood of man.
He lives it.

Stud said...

BTW babesterness,

"besides Burfy u tell me...is a vegetarian but unkind person better than a non-veg and kind person?
it's good if one can be vegetarian and kind to ppl too...no point feeling so terrible for animals if they cant love a human being na? thats what I meant, nuttin else..it wasnt to say that vegetarianism is silly...there r ofcourse great ppl in both sectors :) What really matters is the color of ur heart not the taste in the mouth...:)"



There are good people who eat meat and there are bad people who are vegetarians. But, what's kind about a non-veg human whose desire involves a kill? By eating meat, fish, fowl and eggs, we absorb the vibration of the instinctive creatures into our nerve system and this amplifies our own lower nature. Our lower nature is prone to fear, anger, jealousy, confusion, resentment and the like.

Certainly there are no commandments and surely we have our wisdom to make up our own mind but rather seperating and debating on a vegetarian and a non-veg persona, Shouldn't our mind and urge have limitation to do's and dont's?

"Refraining from injuring -
physically, mentally or emotionally, in my definitive list is a 'don't'. Be it a human or the loving animal".

The cow gives us milk, without which we cannot survive. From birth, we depend on milk for our good health and our survival. For the first 3 months, we drink the milk of the cow through our mother and then directly for the rest of our lives... Ever realized you are now eating the flesh of such creature who nourished you with good health for life? Ever realized that meat is the butchered flesh of another creature. The act of the butcher begins with the desire of the consumer. Ever realized that a meat-eater's desire for meat drives another to kill and provide that meat. Ever realized it, babe?

You tell me, babesterness, Should you use your God-given body for killing God's creatures, whether they are human or animal?

Aryan

Kroopa Shah (Kr00pz) said...

Very true, Keshi. I've got to agree with you there

The Phoenix said...

"Fields of Gold" is one of my favorites. When I'm depressed or stressed out, I listen to that song to gain peace of mind.

Amazing story, Keshi.

sittingnut said...

heyy mate!
good morning !
i am back in colombo

heard this news on tv was very happy to hear it :-)

people when pushed to the limit can show amazing courage and creativity. that is part of what it is to be human. i certainly feel happy that i am human after a episode like this.

i am very glad you wrote this post hailing the bravery of all those involved

This is what true humanity is and this is what true love is. This is what God truly is.
agree with you totally .

hope you have a great day !

Darius said...

I find such moments inspiring too.

My concern is that human beings often display the inspiring, heroic stuff only in situations involving the threat of death.

I wish our day to day lives, which is where all of us are most of the time, displayed more of that - and less greed for money, and for power for power's sake.

Keshi said...

~~Ekta

**there are always stories of heroes who have emerged out of nowhere and saved the lived of so many people at the risk of their own!

yes its during a tragedy like this that we can really put ourselves to the test....I wonder what I'd really do in a situation like this...and I'd never know until I face one...







~~:P fuzzbox


**It is when a person is truly in one of these dire situations that their true charector comes through. These guys sound like they certainly passed the test.

Spot on! That's what I was saying to Ekta above...no one can really know how strong or courageous or brave they r until they face such a situation. And these guys really had it all!







~~Vivhyd

hey Viv dun be sorry...it's great that u shared it with us here. ppl need to read such stories often...


**well sometimes nature is too much to handle for anyone..

yes u r right...nature can take over the humans...


**well, u got to have a big heart.. cos there are lots of ppl dying arnd the world and we cant do much abt it.. its sad

big heart, massive strength, tall courage and wide arms...:)







~~Sunita

**It must have been really painfull to see their mate dying infront of their eyes...God bless his soul!!!

yes...as they attended his funeral on the same day that they came out, they expressed their extreme grief that this one mate couldnt be saved...


**I have seen and known a few bravehearts,but i'll refrain myself from writing anything this time.

hehe I think I know who u mean :) goshhh he's such a BRAVEHEART! he told me a story that really happened to him, and thats the kind I only see in the movies...







~~PRADEEP.K

Cheers Pradeep :)







~~Die_Muräne


**only for you ;-D But be prepared, it's quite scarry.

awww thanks! I wanna see the fear in his eyes...I wanna brush up a bit of it from him, so it'll be less for him....'


**I was in the firebrigade for about 6 years in the small town where I grew up.

WOW were ya? great stuff!


**Sure, there was something big inside each of us to help, to rescue. But there is always also the other side. The big kick to go for it!

yeah I know...I mean guys liek to be brave n all...but think abt this mate...even if some guys r like that, unless ur a 'truly' brave person u wudnt join the fire brigade/army or go down mines...wud u ? So I guess ur a truly brave guy too :)


**And the hot hot flames burn, and your heart jumps like crazy. You get addicted by that.

yeah I can imagine but cmon dun tell me u just did that for the fun of it lol! :)


**But sometimes I still miss hanging around with the guys...

awwww...

well I guess u did a very brave thing...working as a fireman...BRAVO!


Keshi.

Keshi said...

~~Deepa


**Chaat : A particular kind of spice ... the foods that use this " masala " are collectively called chaat

oh ok thanks Deeepz!


**malai : the cream that u get on boiling milk

my mum says that's good for the skin....


**malai kofta : a side dish made by studding the malai in batter w/ vegetables , and then cooking it

wow sound so exotic!


**and i listen to heavy metal ... rock rocks !!!!!

I know Deepz that u and I have very similar tastes in music...WOOHOO! :)


**herez a special thanx to GOD for keeping them safe !

awww ur so sweet!







~~Nitika

heyyy Niti!


**this sorts of things prove that besides all those crime there still lies a humanity in this world though in less portion....

yes there is Niti....no doubt!


**may everyone possess such grt and courageous heart!!

lets hope so...thanks so much n huggggggz!








~~Anand

hey Anand!


**as they say keshi..every drop makes an ocean...and its0 these little drops of courage and kindness that make the world we live in today!

so true! Thank u very much!







~~Strawy

st000nie muaaaaaaaa! awww I miss ya...u know girl I dun chat at all now...no time to even log in from home...I may do it whenever but only God knows when :(


**NEVER GIVE UP HOPES
right ???

yep NEVER GIVE UP ON HOPE...I know that ur a very strong babe too...I just know..


**m sorry i cant enable comments on my blog ... actually i dont want to , hope u understand ...
take care sweety ...

na I dun u'stand lol...tell me why? mebbe just enable comments with comment moderation on??


I miss ya tonz n tonz st000nie..:*(








~~Sudeep

thanks Sudeep!







~~Rebel_on_loose

hey Rebbbz hows it going? :)

**i ws following this story on BBC and yea...it ws a touching moment wen they came out!

it was sooooooo happy, sad, teary, joyful etc etc moment :)


**Sorry i missed out on ya prev post...nice 2 know ur "weird" part too...lol...

lol thanks matey :)


Keshi.

Keshi said...

~~Dewaker_Basnet

**quite a proud story of human bonding..only if people learnt lessons from such acts..

yes...I just dun u'stand why most humans these days have lost that bonding...ard the whole world..so sad..


**nothing to share as such at the spur of the momnt bt in case remember any will come back and share:)

thanks :)








~~Cibbi

hey take it easy u busy gal :)

oh ok so u dun get to see it from home...awwwww...I'm sure it's some firewall thingy...








~~PuNeEt

omg omg omg omg omg look who's here????????????? PUNEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEET! WOW Ur back from the MINE?

lol goshhhhhh I thought I'd never see ya again...wow Im so happy YEYYYYYYYYYY! How have ya been mate? Wut have u been up to? Tell us na...


**they came back alive after 14days
thats awesome :-)

yes and u, after 44 bloody long days :(


**bt it was 1 star hotel for me ;-)

yeah yeah bull sh#t...lol dun lie now...tell us the truth and NOW wud be good :):)

I'll be in ur bloggy soon...goshhh Im still in shock...!!








~~Ghost_Particle

hey Ghosty!


**Human Spirit and love, i think its about the idea that we are alive and we are all connected that keeps us going.

very true...and often ppl fail to realise that...


**its just that sometimes their spirit goes to sleep early and they loose sense of the world.

spot on!


**But then we have friends and family who remind us that the spirit belongs in us and the spirit is what makes us alive...then we can rejoice to the fact that we have someone for us and we have someone praying for us...

so true...we should never lose faith in us and our loved-ones...after all we r all we have....







~~Musings

m000nie mwahhhhhhhh!


**so much courage... we should learn from this episode.. as i always say... good deeds r more improtant than praying to Him or going to temples...

so true...as I always say too,
"Hands that do service are holier than the lips that pray."

Thanks m000nie piezz!








~~Wanderer

**besides all the evil! there is still peace and light for truth!

yes...just like there's always light at the end of the tunnel...or even in between thru tiny gaps in the dark tunnel :)



Keshi.

southpaw said...

Good day keshi...:)

Keshi said...

~~Anuj

**st my home waving a HI :D

Keshi waves back at Anuj....

aww thats so sweet :)


**cause hanging out for 14 long dayz & still not givin hope for ppl whom thy dont have ne relation wid .. jst tht they r human .. nd its their job to save them .

yes...brilliant minds!


**nd obviously d 2 men who held on their hopes & believed in their & their love ones prayers .

yes for their survival spirits thru this very hard ordeal....


**lolz .. thts sweet .. nd emotional ( wipin my tears :D ) ..nd ur still quite a lil gal

lol yes I can get very emotional...and so is my ma...we sometimes watch movies together and cry together too..lol and then we look at each and burst into laughter! :):)


**nd hey tht thing tht i said last time .. abt u gettin bored wid blogs & all .. was all in gud humour mate .. obviously wud i visit u if u were boring ..

haha I know....lol I back fired at ya and that was also in good humor...trust me ok :) Thanks matey!









~~SaffronSaris

**Keshi-chan (go to my post on the doll exhibit ;))

oh I should then :) thanks Saffy!


**read about this in the newspapers too. 1Must say their courage is amazing.
But they are so lucky to be rescued.

true...both the men and the rescuers should support each other for it to work...


**In China, accidents always happen in mines, the newspapers stop reporting unless like a few hundred miners are trapped.

goshh I didnt know abt that...thats sad...


**Life is hard when you are a manual worker. But they deserve all the respect and more, don't they?

THEY SURE DO! Cos they r the ones who do the hardest kind of physical work with all sorts of risks, and also dun get paid that much...how sad ha...








~~Saby

:)


Keshi.

Keshi said...

~~Stud

:)

**and yes, I confess I didn't read the complete article. thanks for reminding me.

haha so sweet!


**On the contrary, we wouldn't celebrate courageous men and their deeds if they were many and not few. To this end, strong, mature and courageous men are a generative gift to us all.

indeed!


**n' if my tribute still holds any meaning to such marvelous men..

thats a very heart-felt tribute Studdo! Thanks so much for writing it here...


**Yet he stands taller than most of us.
He is a fireman.

so beautiful...


**A fireman is at once the most fortunate and the least fortunate of men.

true I say...


**He doesn't wear buttons or wave flags or shout obscenities.
When he marches, it is to honor a fallen comrade.

beautiful words...


**He doesn't preach the brotherhood of man.
He lives it.

SPOT ON!

Thanks stud...thats a very beautiful verse dedicated to beautiful and brave hearts...



Now on veg vs non-veg :)


**But, what's kind about a non-veg human whose desire involves a kill?

ur wrong...we dun kill...we only eat :)


**By eating meat, fish, fowl and eggs, we absorb the vibration of the instinctive creatures into our nerve system and this amplifies our own lower nature.

u think so? I dun...cos Im still deer in heart and soul...and I see some veg ppl being really mean to some ppl...:)


**"Refraining from injuring -
physically, mentally or emotionally, in my definitive list is a 'don't'. Be it a human or the loving animal".

I dun kill Stud...grrrrrrrrrrr...lol!


**The cow gives us milk, without which we cannot survive.

yeah I know...btw I dun eat Beef anymore...stopped long time ago. But I wont say the the beef-eaters r bad either...cos whatever meat, meat is meat. Anyways, stud think abt this...u maybe a veg, but ur fruit and the vegs will be eaten and none wud be left for ya, if we allow all these animals to keep breeding w.o. some sort of control...if we dun eat meat, the animals will over-populate and eat us :)



**Ever realized that meat is the butchered flesh of another creature.

well yes ur right..but did u ever realise that furit and veges r also flesh of living things? They live until u pluck em :) They may not have blood, but they r very much alive...


**Ever realized that a meat-eater's desire for meat drives another to kill and provide that meat. Ever realized it, babe?

yes I know...where there is demand, there is supply. But as human beings, we r also another kind of animal...we prey on animals that r less stronger than us...just like the lions prey on the deer...thats mother nature Stud....


**You tell me, babesterness, Should you use your God-given body for killing God's creatures, whether they are human or animal?

well then plants are alos God-given...perhaps not to be eaten! :)


Keshi.

Keshi said...

~~Kroopz

Thanks girl :)







~~The_Phoenix

**"Fields of Gold" is one of my favorites. When I'm depressed or stressed out, I listen to that song to gain peace of mind.

yes its got such a peaceful aura abt it na...

Thanks mate!







~~Sittingnut said...

helloo so u've been outta Colombo?
where were ya?


**people when pushed to the limit can show amazing courage and creativity.

yes..its amazing hows its all hidden until the right trigger is set off for it to come out...human soul is a gold mine in itself :)


**that is part of what it is to be human. i certainly feel happy that i am human after a episode like this.

spot on!


take care and have a great day ahead!

Keshi.

Keshi said...

~~Darius

G'day mate!

**My concern is that human beings often display the inspiring, heroic stuff only in situations involving the threat of death.

yes...cos human soul in itself is a gold mine full of treasures that will only be found when such situations arise...


**I wish our day to day lives, which is where all of us are most of the time, displayed more of that - and less greed for money, and for power for power's sake.

gawwwwwwd I hope so too...I always wish for this but somehow disappointment lurks ard...but its always good to see few good souls still ard...







~~Southpaw

hey Southy hows ya? :)




Keshi.

luvwannabefree25 said...

Keshi,

I missed you most of all. I love what you've written. It really speaks to me after what I've been through. and the music... I have tears in my eyes... great stuff... I'm glad to be home.
JD

saby said...

,i aim to crucify dis STUD some day,
but not today



u doing a great job Kesh
we flesh eaters shud stick together

where is Burf?

Keshi said...

~~Luvwannabefree25

hey Luv hows ya matey?

**It really speaks to me after what I've been through. and the music... I have tears in my eyes

tell us all abt it ok...Im dying to hear it...







~~Saby

lol so now we r on a lamb-cutlet vs pumpkin war? :):)


Keshi.

Keshi said...

aww I dunno where Burfy is...he's missing since yday and he doesnt sound so good in his latest post :( I hope it's not me who upset him....SOBBBBBBZ!

Keshi.

Stud said...

"Now on veg vs non-veg :)"

labelling 'em veg n' non-vegs is a pretty diplomatic way to extricate yourself out of your "do' and dont's" item list:)

"I dun kill Stud...grrrrrrrrrrr...lol!"

That's right! you don't kill, you only eat the dead one's :)

"stud think abt this...u maybe a veg, but ur fruit and the vegs will be eaten and none wud be left for ya, if we allow all these animals to keep breeding w.o. some sort of control"

If you truely believe in God then know this babesterness, he gives birth to everything and brings an end of everything, nothing lasts! He made them, will take them away when their time is up which is what we call 'the natural way'.

"if we dun eat meat, the animals will over-populate and eat us :)"

pretty sad to think of it this way just for the sake of a tempatious taste of a loath of flesh:)

"did u ever realise that fruit and veges r also flesh of living things? They live until u pluck em :) They may not have blood, but they r very much alive..."

They sure are living things but the texture of flesh is completely different than that of a human n' animals and no blood vessels flow inside such bodies. And know this, dear, eating vegetables has karmas too, but they are comparatively less than that of dead bodies.

"But as human beings, we r also another kind of animal...we prey on animals that r less stronger than us...just like the lions prey on the deer"

Don't compare yourself to a lion or a deer, babesterness. You have been lucky to be born as a human who has a brain and a heart and can fairly distinguish between good and evil, right and wrong, do's and dont's :)...A Lion or a deer cant!

"well then plants are alos God-given...perhaps not to be eaten! :)"

God surely has given plants but God has also given human's a sense of judgement which your lion doesn't possess!

Once again, it's about your do's and don't, mistake this not with vegs vs. non-veg!

dum dum pumpkin' :)

Keshi said...

Stud I'd like to refrain from argueing abt this anymore...only cos I sense that u so wanna be RIGHT. And 'veg vs non-veg' is what u first started as, not me :):) Besides who r we to judge anyone else ha?

So ur a pure pure soul..and all we 'flesh-eaters' r horrible horrible evil ppl :) Not afraid to be branded that way cos I still feel quite human in many many ways. A piece of lamb in ur mouth doesnt make u less of a human...a moment of lust that rapes a woman does...


So lets just leave it at that :)

Keshi.

Stud said...

"'veg vs non-veg' is what u first started as, not me :):) "

no, my darlin, I never started on veg vs non-veg and FYI : "rather seperating and debating on a vegetarian and a non-veg persona, Shouldn't our mind and urge have limitation to do's and dont's?"

"I sense that u so wanna be RIGHT"

Perhaps the last thing I would ever wanna do is to prove myself right to anyone or in any arguement....That's y I often ask you to know your stud better:), that reach out for him:)

"So ur a pure pure soul..and all we 'flesh-eaters' r horrible horrible evil ppl :)"

You are a beautiful person I have known and I am proud that I know that you exist, That, my dear, you have taught me that Good people do exist. and I'm surely not a pure soul lol cuz' if I was one, would have already been one with the pure God:)

saby said...

sorry Kesh
i must take on STUD now
by taking dis stand he has turned communal

Muslims and Christians all over the world have been condemned


I am the Warrior of light
lemme don my armour before i take him on

all i ask for
is your hand in .....

if i kill dis dragon

culturedbum said...

Firstly, I'll say that I'm glad that two lives were saved. Most people thought there was no hope once Larry Knight's body was found , but at least it didnt play out that way for the other two, Brant Webb & Todd Russell.

Secondly, I was saddened by the passing of Richard Carleton. I dont like 60 Minutes, nor did I like his style, but he was someone who travelled the world and did ask some tough questions and I loved watching that. It was a real shock to hear the news, and as so many media outlets have noted, he died whilst doing what he loved. He passed away just after interviewing the mine's manager and was filing his report for 60 Minutes. Famous last words...
"On 26th October last year, not 10 metres from where these men are now entombed, you had a 400-tonne rock fall. Why is it, is it the strength of the seam, or the wealth of the seam, that you continue to send men into work in such a dangerous environment?"


What made me disgusted was the media circus/scramble/hoopla. Just basically verbal and visual diarrhoea on the televisions. A perfectly great story soured due to the various networks & personalities trying to outdo each other. $10,000 for a rescue miner to carry a hidden camera? This caused delays since after the rumour leaked, all rescue workers had to be checked - a waste of time dont you think? Even when there was no news, they pulled something. Now of course there is the hustle to get the exclusive story - chequebook journalism at its worst. The big guns are down in Tasmania, Eddie Maguire (Channel 9, PBL) and Channel Seven. Channel 10 of course dont have an agenda (or budget for current affairs), but I've heard talk about Oprah being interested, that would trump everyone else. People are talking at least a $1 millions dollars a person for the exclusive story. My money is on Andrew Denton. But I've got a feeling this could go global!


At least even people from remote of this country (Beaconsfield in this case) are now becoming TV savvy - the miners wanted a portable shower brought into the shaft so they could freshen up before meeting the cameras (and oh, their families). I dont blame them either, since I'm sure 2 weeks with any personal hygiene would have made them look (and smell) quite awful.

Yes it is two lives, and yes it is important to give such tragedies television time, but it is the parochialness of it that I cant stand. If networks placed such importance on other human lives (car crash victims, murders, rapes, this is just in our country). A newsreader only gives a passing mention when there is an earthquake in Tehran, a fire in an Indian factory, floods in Bangladesh. Buuuut if it is sporting related... A whole segment, followed by a current affairs 'special'. A very recent example of that was the 06 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne. There were many instances where the host television station (Ch9) didnt even show the face of foreign medal winners (let alone show them receiving their medal).

Sorry 'bout the rant. It was a great story, but there was so much negative, fugly crap that came out of it as a side-effect. One of the few positives may be that work place safety in high risk jobs such as coal/gold/oil mining and other vocations in isolated dangerous places. They have been industries which have not been on the spotlight, even though it is the resources in Australia that is propping up this country right now economically (gold, iron ore & natural gas have been booming, just look at the share prices for Rio Tinto & BHP Billiton).

Humourous to note how the media decided to attack each other since rescue progress was slow and there weren't enough news items around. Naomi Robson (Channel 7, current affairs) has especially copped it sweet. The Daily Telegraph in Sydney has a real vendetta with her, sheesh! I thought cannibalism was not cool?!
http://www.dailytelegraph.news.com.au/story/0,20281,19005456-5001025,00.html
http://www.dailytelegraph.news.com.au/video/naomirobson.wmv/naomirobson.wmv

At least this shows that Australia has a kick ass deep tunnel rescue team, both in terms of machinery and manpower. That is something to be proud of!

Keshi said...

~~Stud

I have a whole post for all u lovely ppl to have a debate on :) I so wanna know cos I may be doing something wrong...who knows...let me learn from others too...:)







~~Saby

hehe go for it ;-) Im with ya na..hehehe...







~~CulturedBum

hey WC and thanks for ur very insightful comment :)

Richard Carlton is someone I adored...a world-class journalist and Im a huge 60-mins fan :) It was sad but was great that he died doing what he loved the best. Asking very tough questions. I adored his straightforwardness and his honesty. He was a very dedicated genuine journalist. It's strange that there's not much abt him in the news tho??


yeah media always makes a circus out of such events...well we cant help that cos this is the media era...unfortunately they choose wuts more profitable for them...I know it sucks! Now they r offering these miners heavy cheques to come out with the story..yeah it all gets a price tag on em in the end...sad indeed...


Keshi.

Toniyah Tonijah said...

Keshi,
I appreciate your opinions on Linda and I. But, the beauty and love I seek are not in a mere pretty face or sheer sexy body. But in the heart that bleeds for the suffering and dying masses in Darfur, Baghdad and other troublesome parts of the chaotic world. Linda cares only for her passions. For me to love her more than other humans. She does not care about my humanitarian commitments to the humanitarian emergencies in the world.

I am a man of charity. All my earnings go to charities. But, she would want me to forgo that to share her passions for glamour and social romance. I have tried to mAke her see reason since 1997 to date. But she is still conceited.

The only one who shares my passion for humanity is closer to me than Linda and she even has more challenging ambitions than Linda and she is only 20. And she talks to me like my mother and I call her grandmother, because she is so intelligent. And she reads more than Linda. And we understand each other well and we update our concerns for the welfare of the world. She blogs about it as you my darling Keshi also does. Linda is so clueless about the daily tragedies affecting millions of lives with every passing moment as we blog now.

Today, I have been responding to classified reports from an Intelligence Observer in Darfur, corresponding with another in Iraq, monitoring the critical situation in our own Niger Delta region and the political dangers of the Third Term Agenda of the President of the Nigerian "kleptocracy" and blogging on the reports on the London Bombings.

I have also submitted my interview with the youngest film director in Nigeria for the highly rated Black Film Maker magazine in the UK BFM that I am commissioned to write for. And also organising talks for an American writet TK Jordan who wants to tour Nigeria and Josephine Dee who is here in Nigeria. I am communicating with Joy Tongo, President of the Nigerian Entertainment Awards (NEA) who calls from the US on how we can make the event on June 17 in Maryland, USA, an outstanding success. I still have time to write my books and get them published as my "TheLanguage of True Love" is already published in Nigeria and will soon be put on Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

Let me just stop here for now. And Linda is so clueless about all these my priorities. So, how can I marry such a person?

God will not let me make the mistake of a miserable marriage with a selfish person. Because, once I am married, I am married. I don't believe in divorce.

I know the qualities of the woman who would be my wife for life.

Jacob had to wait for 14 years to marry Rachel. And today look at Israel. The terrorists attacking Israel and others are the descendants of Isau and the daughter of Ishamel.

All the crimes and evils plaguing humankind today are due to disobedience, ignorance and arrogance.

Look before you leap into the pool, lest you leap into a cesspool. Full of shit!

God bless.

Keshi said...

~~Toniyah_Tonijah

hey WC and thanks :)


**God will not let me make the mistake of a miserable marriage with a selfish person. Because, once I am married, I am married. I don't believe in divorce.


thats true...divorce is not for me either...


thanks so much for coming here and explaining everything...I appreciate that :)

Keshi.

ArChaNa said...

14 days??? OMG!!

they got an amazing courage & spirit!! if it was me... i can't even imagine myself in the position..

I salute to these guys!!!

Keshi said...

yes Archana...they r truly courageous souls!

Keshi.