All Saints Day, Chung Yeung, Ghosts and Gods

Because the celebration of 重陽節 Chung Yeung [1] usually happens in fall, around September or October, and because it bears so much connections with the questions human beings ask themselves about death, I can never avoid each year, to compare it with European fall festivals that celebrate the dead. In Southern and Western European countries, … Continue reading All Saints Day, Chung Yeung, Ghosts and Gods

Two cases of writing innovation : in Gaul and in Bactria

The following are two examples of how what we call 「Greek alphabet」 has been a more complex system of written communication in different parts of the world, for languages which were not Greek, and in societies which were not originally Hellenic. A script is not necessarily connected with only one language and the alphabet was … Continue reading Two cases of writing innovation : in Gaul and in Bactria

Les mots sont sordides

Les mots sont sordideset les concepts videset les concepts creuxComme un nuagetu dansessur ce que tu crois diresur ce que tu crois faireet que tu penses écrireComme un nuagetu pensespouvoir dominer l’idéevouloir exprimer la vieet que tu crois menercomme un homme sageLes hommesaujourd’hui sont des chiensaujourd’hui sont sans corpsseulement leurs bouches vomissentComme un carnagetu crainsle … Continue reading Les mots sont sordides

Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard

「For the kingdom of the skies is like a human [1] landowner [2] who went out as the morning [3] to hire workers for his vineyard. Having agreed with them one denarius per day, he sent them to his vineyard. And having gone out around the third hour, he saw other ones standing idle on … Continue reading Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard

Mughal-e-Azam

Released in 1960 and directed by K. Asif, the Indian movie called Mughal-e-Azam, is a tale made after the scenario created by Imtiaz Ali Taj about the legend of Anarkali. Dreamy version of India’s Moghul Empire’s history, Anarkali could have been a court dancer which Prince Salim, son of the famous Emperor Akbar, was supposed … Continue reading Mughal-e-Azam

Winepress

Stern fate of all men’s life like grapes after harvesttheir flesh brutally squashed under the satyr’s feettheir face cruelly flattened on the woods’ muddy groundtheir blood gently kissing the dainty bacchant’s toes Unrest of humankind trusters of uniquenessas if they were the only ones giving their fleshas if oblivion were to pass over their caseas … Continue reading Winepress

The real original lyrics of ‘Do you hear the people sing?’

The real original lyrics of ‘À la volonté du peuple’ (known in English as ‘Do you hear the people sing?’) are from Alain Boublil who composed the song with Claude-Michel Schönberg for the musical adaptation in 1980 of Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables. Many new adaptations have been made since the 80’s until recently, when the … Continue reading The real original lyrics of ‘Do you hear the people sing?’

Ϝεζροσετϝο

ΑΩ ϜΕΖΡΟΣΕΤϜΕ ΣΕΜΕΙΕ ΜΕΝΥΠΑΛΕΙΕϜΕΖΡΟΣΕΤϜΕ ΤϜΗΝΩΠΟΤΙΣ̣Θ̣ΕΔ̣ΡΘ̣’Ω ΜΗ Φ’ΕϜΕΣΥΤΩΣ̣ΙΩ ΜΗ Φ’ΕϜΕΣΥΠΩΣ̣ΙΩ ΜΗ Φ’ΕϜΕΕΝΥΡΕΚΤΩ ΜΗ Φ’ΕϜΕΣΕΡϜΟ ΣΙΔΘ’ΙΜΜΗ ΠΡΟΙΟΘΘΕΣΕΡϜΟ ΚΟΡΜΕΣΥ ͲΕ ΜΗͲΙΤΤΟΜ Κ’ΡΕΙΟΜ ΚΥΡΥ Γ’ΟΥΜΓ’Ο Γ’Ο Γ’Ο Γ’Ο Γ’ΩΣΦ’ΕΓΕϜΑΝΣΕΡϜΟ ΤΕΘΑΓΕΤΟ ϜΕΖΡΕ ΜΕ ΜΗ ΜΥΝͲΙΕϜΕΖΡΙ Φ’ΕϜΕ ΜΕΓ’Α ΣΕΜΕΙΕ ΣΕΤϜΟ ΑΣ

Holy Thursday in Times of coronavirus

This year, on most of the planet, Easter takes place in peculiar circumstances. I don’t know what celebrations will be expected within the different existing churches, nor the festivities planned by the Catholic church. But what may be an object of opportune meditation for everyone in the situation of the Wuhan virus global outbreak, is … Continue reading Holy Thursday in Times of coronavirus

IME Cantonese (CPIME) Input for Windows 10

I don’t usually publish geek posts or material, and this short explanation is made for IME Cantonese (CPIME) users. For those who don’t know what this is about, it is a keyboard input based on Jyutping (or Yale) phonography designed to output Traditional Chinese characters based on Cantonese pronunciation. I have been constantly bugged by … Continue reading IME Cantonese (CPIME) Input for Windows 10