Thursday, October 27, 2016

Katniss Everdeen: [to her baby] Did you have a nightmare? I have nightmares, too. 
Someday I'll explain it to you, why they came, why they won't ever go away, but I'll tell you how I survive it. I make a list in my head... of all the good things I've seen someone do. 
Every little thing I can remember. It's like a game. I do it over and over. 
Gets a little tedious after all these years, but... there are much worse games to play.

From the movie The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 

Thursday, October 13, 2016

I failed this test twice.
Funny, it doesn't look so scary now.
I guess I failed the psychology test.
I guess I couldn't handle over a hundred candidates spectating and the daunting government officers towering over me.
Two ladies before me who failed too took it badly.
I share that feeling too, but I guised it by chatting with others.
It feels awful because we know we can do it.
So, what happened?
We failed, that's what happened.

Damn, I have to pay for the resit test and take leave etc. Damn

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Sep 26, 2016

Approximately 20 minutes after an elderly woman leapt in front of an express train, a conductor threw himself from an elevated train track down the line.
A bizarre succession of suicide attempts took place on the morning of 21 September along the Kintetsu Nara Line running through Higashiosaka City, Osaka.
First, at about 10:35 am a woman in her 70s jumped in front of an express train headed for Kobe as it ran through Kawachi Kosaka Station. No motive has been discovered and soon after the woman was pronounced dead at the hospital. None of the 900 passengers aboard the train were hurt, but the incident caused delays all along the train line leading into downtown Osaka, the third busiest stretch of railway in the prefecture.

Then, at approximately 11:00 am, four stops down at Higashi Hanazono Station, a conductor was standing on the platform in the middle of the station politely dealing with a small crowd of five or six people demanding buses and wanting to know who to blame.
According to tweets from witnesses, the conductor was also getting verbally abused by the disgruntled passengers for about ten minutes. Then, some people reported hearing the 26-year-old employee say “No more. Let me die.”

He removed the cap and jacket of his uniform and threw them onto the track. He then jumped down himself and ran to the end of the platform and then across the tracks. Once there, he scaled the barrier and jumped over the edge of the elevated train track, falling about 7.5 meters (25 feet) to the ground.

The tracks around Higashi Hanazono Station have only recently been converted to an elevated train line, so much of the surrounding area is blocked off due to the construction work.
The conductor was said to be conscious when ambulances arrived to take him to hospital. However, he suffered heavy injuries including fractured bones in his chest and hip. Kintetsu Railway issued an apology for their employee’s “inappropriate behavior.”
It is unclear yet whether the conductor has any mental illness, was overworked, or was the victim of stress caused by the excessive behavior of irate passengers. Incidents of verbal and physical abuse against train station staff are frequent enough that some stations must hang warning posters reminding passengers not to attack staff.

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Been watching some movies.
Robbery is dark humor with splatters of violence.
One particular scene was memorable.
The protagonist witnessed a suicide body falling right in front of him and he was frustrated only about having his prized T-shirt being stained with blood. 
His scream was indeed spelled out that it was his last straw.
The film was indeed original in projecting its characters' frustrations in life.
I like the brief camaraderie when their paths crossed and together they vent it all out.
An artistic display of each behaviour when nothing matters anymore.

I only learnt one thing about Keeper of Darkness. 
Evil bullies the fearful.
The more you fear, the easier evil finds you.