Monthly Archives: March 2010

LETTER WRITTEN IN THE YEAR 2070

This article is taken from the internet.  The credit goes to the author.

This is the year 2070 I have just turned 50, but I my appearance is of somebody of 85. I suffer from serious kidney problems, because I do not drink enough water. I’m afraid I do not have much time left to live. I am one of the oldest people in this society.

I remember when I was a child of 5. There were lots of trees in the parks, houses with beautiful gardens, and I could enjoy having a shower for half an hour. Everything was very different then. Nowadays, we use towels with mineral oil to clean our skin.

Before, women had beautiful hair. Then , my father washed his car with water coming out of a hosepipe. Now, we have to shave our heads to keep them clean without the use of water. Now , my son does not believe that water can be wasted that way.

I remember there were SAVE WATER warnings on outside posters, radio and TV, but nobody paid attention. We thought that water was to last forever. Now , all the rivers , lakes , dams and underground water beds are either dry or contaminated

Industry came virtually to a standstill and unemployment reached dramatic proportions. Desalination plants are the main source of employment and workers receive part of their salary in drinkable water.

Assaults at gun point on the streets for a jerrycan of water are very common. Food is 80% synthetic.

Before, the recommended quantity of water to drink for an adult was 8 glasses a day. Nowadays, I am only allowed half a glass. We now have to wear disposable clothing, and this increases the amount of litter. We are using now septic tanks, because the sewerage system does not work for lack of water.

The outside appearance of the population is horrible: wrinkled, emaciated bodies, due to dehydration, full of sores caused by ultra violet radiation, now stronger without the protective shield of the ozone layer. Skin cancer, gastrointestinal infections and of the urinary tracts are the main causes of death.

Due to the excessive drying of the skin young people of 20 look like 40. Water cannot be produced, oxygen is also degraded due to the lack of trees and vegetation, and the intellectual capacity of the new generations is severely impaired. Scientists investigate, but there’s no solution to the problem.

The morphology of spermatozoa in many men has changed. As a consequence, babies are born with deficiencies, mutations and physical deformities.

Government makes us pay for the air we breathe, 137 m3 per day per adult person. People who cannot pay are expelled from the “ventilated zones”, with huge mechanical lungs driven by solar power. The air is not of good quality, but at least people can breathe. The average life expectancy is 35 years.

In some countries, where there are still some green zones crossed by rivers, these are guarded by heavy armed soldiers. Water became a very coveted treasure, more precious than gold and diamonds.

Where I live, there are no trees, because it seldom rains. When it happens to register some precipitation, it is of acid rain. The seasons have been severely affected by the atomic tests and by contamination from the 20th century polluting industries. We were warned to look after the environment, but nobody cared.

When my son asks me to talk about my youth, I tell him about the green fields, the beauty of the flowers, the rain, how pleasant was to swim and fish in the rivers and dams, to drink all the water we could, and how healthy people was.

Then, I feel a lump in my throat! He asks: Daddy! Why there is no water?

I cannot help feeling guilty, because I belong to the generation who contributed to the destruction of the environment or simply did not take into account all the warning signs.

Now our children pay a very high price!

I sincerely believe that within a short time life on earth will not be possible, as the destruction of nature reached now an irreversible stage.

How I would like to go back and make mankind understand… …that we still had time to save our Planet Earth.

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《正負二度C》

一部台湾制作的、有关地球环境暖化的纪录片。
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《青色的围墙》


去年底买了这本书。《青色的围墙》大马写作人许友彬的作品。因为好久没看中文书了,想想也该支持一下本地作者,就把它买回家。搁在桌上,一放就是两个多月。直到几天前才开始阅读。不得了,还真好看。一连几个晚上,没几天就看完。以我看书的龟速,这可真是快了!浅白简洁的文字,一点刻意的修饰都没有,读起来非常舒服。小说讲的是一对父女的故事。看他们如何因缺少沟通而误会连连。不过没关系,到了最后依旧是大团圆结局。我就是喜欢这样,不必感伤(《红楼梦》的结局就可怜了)。再来就是小说的呈现方式。父女两人都是主角。读者一会儿是爸爸,从一个父亲、长辈的角度看事情;一会儿又变成了女儿,从一个中学生的眼睛看世界。开始时觉得做爸爸的说得不错,身份一掉换后,忽又觉得女儿的想法更是合理。这种矛盾又有趣的情节充满了整本小说。啃完了《青色的围墙》,我想又是上书局逛逛的时候了。

《纯真》

清晨五点,在往公司的路上,电台播放了《纯真》,梁静茹的版本(原来还有这个版本),好久没听到了这首歌了。在宁静的早晨、空无人烟的大道上,一个人听着,有种莫名的感动。

梁静茹版 https://wenlong.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/chun_zhen01.ppt

阿信版 https://wenlong.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/chun_zhen02.ppt

《纯真》
作詞:阿信
作曲:阿信

長長的路上我想我們是朋友 如果有期待我想最好是不說
你總是微笑的你總是不開口 世界被你 掌握
月亮繞地球地球繞著太陽走 我以為世界是座寧靜的宇宙
今晚的天空有一顆流星劃過 在預言著什麼

在無聲之中你拉起了我的手 我怎麼感覺整個黑夜在震動
耳朵裡我聽到了心跳的節奏 星星在閃爍 你怎麼說

你心中一定有座濃霧的湖泊 任憑月光再皎潔照也照不透
你眼中閃爍湖面 無邊的溫柔 那波光 在誘惑

在無聲之中你拉起了我的手 我怎麼感覺整個黑夜在震動
耳朵裡我聽到了心跳的節奏 星星在閃爍 你會怎麼說
你已經有他就不應該再有我 世界的純真此刻為你有迷惑
我想我應該輕輕放開你的手 我卻沒有力氣這麼做