Happy Birthday Mom from all of us who will never forget you!
Latest news on MH370 and archived news reported since the plane was reported missing on 8 Mar 2014 is well documented by the UK Mirror online news found here.
Sunday night, 30 March 2014 : I found Robert's facebook page and made a request to add me as a friend with a link to this blog post.
Sunday night, 6 April 2014 : After accepting my friend request and some brief exchange of messages on facebook earlier, we managed to have a Skype video chat for about 2 hours! We familiarized ourselves to each other by sharing some our life stories especially around the last days of our wives in hospital. I could see that he was methodical to write down what I had shared with him and added a summary of it to his wordpress post found here.
Monday noon, 7 April 2014 (Utah time) : I made a post on Robert's facebook timeline with Birthday greetings to his departed wife. (Readers must log in their fb account to read any fb post )
Tuesday night, 8 April 2014 : Had a second skype video chat with Robert who invited me to attend as a guest to his signature workshop next week on April 16 & 17 in Gardens Mid Valley. After our chat, a little past midnight, a friend from US Marilyn Maxfield King, who was the first to chat with me on facebook about the MH370 disappearance when it first was announced to the world, shared on my timeline a child's colored drawing of an aeroplane with a caption that I might like to add to it. View my spontaneous comments on the post here. (The link or post referred here seems to have disappeared and have left a fb message to Marilyn inquiring about it. Below is a screen shot of my message to her at Spore time of 4.46am 15 May 2014 computed using my computer clock of the 1st screen shot below that records that the screen shot was taken 6 minutes ago at the time when my computer clock at the bottom right of the screen read 5.52 AM 5/15/2014. Wow first a missing plane, now a missing fb post that Marilyn sent me of a child's drawing of the plane that I spontaneously commented on!)
Little did I know that the youtube video that I shared in the comments with the lyrics of John Denver's song, "I'm leaving on a Jetplane", when played back on my computer received an insect visitor that became an 'angelic' sign as if it was sent by Brenda Jose :
Watch the live video below that I posted on facebook that night itself after recording the movement of this insect across my computer screen! After informing Robert that I had posted this video, he was quick to respond with the details that, "This flying black insect did not fly but walked across the screen and it distinctively crossed the screen airplane tail and the left wing engine." The significance of this is the similarity of his black beetle sign from the link to his post given above where he wrote, "Incidentally, Brenda had showed me an unmistakable afterlife sign about MH370 in the form of the turning back West and hiding movement of a black beetle on March 12 - half a day after the first ever breaking news of MH370 turning back to the West by Malaysia’s military. This first news were retracted, until the Prime Minister Najib Razak officially confirmed it on March 15, on the eighth day of the missing MH370."
Friday morning, 25 April 2014 : Delayed in KL to return to Singapore as my old faithful van was at the workshop with also some other unfinished errands to complete, I used the additional time to update my blogs and to fix problems I was facing with my three websites, on the Body, Mind and Spirit, I have built and maintained to this date described in the earlier part of this post. The challenge was to overcome the problem that arose from Chrome browser's update to version 32 onwards at the start of the year that distorted the look of my webpages on the screen of the updated Chrome browser but not on other browsers like I.E., Firefox or Safari. I had spent some time in the past couple of months off and on trying to resolve it by referring to forums and contacting known experts without any solution.
So I decided I will personally put my mind to solve this irritating problem during this extra gap of time that I had. Searching forums, news and technical blogs bring amazing discoveries of the latest technical information as well as more knowledge of who and what is going on in the world. This was the case with Robert Chaen and his recently deceased wife Brenda as recorded in the earlier part of this post. My meditative mind coupled with curiosity while seeking a breakthrough in the past couple of days for my Chrome problem may have led me to the discover another interesting man named Aaron Swartz. As I was data mining and executing trial and error exercises modifying the html codes of my webpages, the Chrome problem was also resolved so it was a double whammy as they call it!
While I was data mining through a book archive site that was freely downloadable with a Creative Commons licence, I scrolled down to the bottom of the site to find a one line statement, "In memory of Aaron Swartz." Through clicking more links about Aaron and his work with several cutting edge software companies that focused on archiving information, it led me to www.archive.org
By searching the same archive.org website, I found the video below. Watch it in relation to the question I raised at the start of this post ie. "What if...people are more important than things?"
After watching the above video to know how the local inhabitants of the island were treated, it reminds me of the thoughts of a man I've got to know since I was young, from a book of People and Great Deeds, ie Dr Albert Schweitzer. With today's resources of Wikipedia and Youtube, I am able to appreciate more about him. Here is an extract of his thoughts :
"Our culture divides people into two classes: civilized men, a title bestowed on the persons who do the classifying; and others, who have only the human form, who may perish or go to the dogs for all the 'civilized men' care.
"Oh, this 'noble' culture of ours! It speaks so piously of human dignity and human rights and then disregards this dignity and these rights of countless millions and treads them underfoot, only because they live overseas or because their skins are of different color or because they cannot help themselves. This culture does not know how hollow and miserable and full of glib talk it is, how common it looks to those who follow it across the seas and see what it has done there, and this culture has no right to speak of personal dignity and human rights ...
"I will not enumerate all the crimes that have been committed under the pretext of justice. People robbed native inhabitants of their land, made slaves of them, let loose the scum of mankind upon them. Think of the atrocities that were perpetrated upon people made subservient to us, how systematically we have ruined them with our alcoholic 'gifts', and everything else we have done ... We decimate them, and then, by the stroke of a pen, we take their land so they have nothing left at all ...
"If all this oppression and all this sin and shame are perpetrated under the eye of the German God, or the American God, or the British God, and if our states do not feel obliged first to lay aside their claim to be 'Christian'—then the name of Jesus is blasphemed and made a mockery. And the Christianity of our states is blasphemed and made a mockery before those poor people. The name of Jesus has become a curse, and our Christianity—yours and mine—has become a falsehood and a disgrace, if the crimes are not atoned for in the very place where they were instigated. For every person who committed an atrocity in Jesus' name, someone must step in to help in Jesus' name; for every person who robbed, someone must bring a replacement; for everyone who cursed, someone must bless."
"And now, when you speak about missions, let this be your message: We must make atonement for all the terrible crimes we read of in the newspapers. We must make atonement for the still worse ones, which we do not read about in the papers, crimes that are shrouded in the silence of the jungle night ..."
You may want to watch this BBC documentary that has been declassified for public viewing only after 70 years later of another case of crimes that have been shrouded :
Back to Aaron Swartz, he was an American computer programmer, writer, political organizer and Internet Hacktivist who died young on Jan 11,2013. After the experience with Robert and his wife, I thought, Wow What if... Geok Lee had met him and somehow prompted me to learn more about his life and beliefs? See his Memorial post that I created after learning more about him. In the midst of modern America in our world of advanced technology, I can't help but feel Aaron Swartz has the heart and mind of Albert Schweitzer or at least they share a common A.S. acronym for their names. The difference is one had the opportunity to live a life of service that he had chosen while the other was far too young to lose his life for striving to make the world a better place for others! Read the memorial post of Aaron Swartz with the link given above.
Additional media found on MH370
Youtube - Documentaries TV Real Truth behind MH370 Malaysian Flight (Full Documentary)
Facebook - Flight MH370 The dirty hidden truth and conspiracy facts
The Week magazine - List of conspiracy theories : What actually happened to the missing plane
More postdated events :
Somebody! Anybody! Can you identify this insect that has been sitting just outside of my balcony door for the past hour and don't seem to want to move?
Posted by Sun Fu Chong on Saturday, March 5, 2016