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Charity?

Just got back again from KL. And as I woke up this morning comfortably in my own bed, I realised, holy shit! It’s November! Time sure does fly by. It doesn’t seem like that long ago that everyone was hyped up about celebrating the coming of 2008 and now it’s less than 2 months away from another new year. And what has happened over the past 10 months that has made it a meaningful and important year of my life? Probably nothing. No big move, no big change, no big revelation. Kinda makes me think of what I plan to do next year, and whether it would actually make a difference or mean anything to anyone but myself. So I move away, and start work in a new place, make new friends. And then what? What’s life really about anyways? All these thinking is making me feel like joining some charity organisation. Where I could actually give back to the community. I don’t know why I feel that way now, it’s just the way it is. But it’s not a bad thing right. So maybe I really should look into it a little more. Hopefully some good will come out of my temporary insanity.
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Colour barrier

“We have come to the end of a long journey.
The American people have spoken,
and they have spoken clearly.”
Sen. John McCain
After months of heated campaigning between the Democratic and Republican presidential Barack Obama, the multiracial son of a mother from Kansas and a father from Kenya, was elected on Tuesday as the 44th president of the United States, writing a remarkable new chapter in American history with a campaign built on the theme of hope.

We have seen many steps being taken to break the colour barrier since the 19th century and in 2008 itself Tyler Perry became the first African American to own a movie and TV studio and Mike Carey, the first African American to referee a super bowl game. But probably one of the biggest days in history happened when Barack Obama was elected the first African-American president of the United States of America.

I may not be an African American, but this is the change we need. How long more will it take for the minority groups in whichever country they may be, to be given equal rights and treatment. How long before we break the color barrier that has symbolized the racial integration of society.

“This is our moment. This is our time.
Our time to turn the page on the policies of the past.
The question now is, where do we go from here?”
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