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There are times,mon ami, that there would be slow news days and days wherein there would be news overload. I felt that today is such a day for news overload. Some of the news have been around for almost a week and some breaking news only happened today.

Cases in point, the ongoing news for almost a week were the floods at the Alberta province of Canada, the Edward Snowden( aka NSA leaker) saga,former South African President Nelson Mandela’s critical medical condition, actor James Gandolfini’s sudden death from a heart attack,Michael Jackson wrongful death trial and celebrity chef Paula Deen’s fiasco.

Breaking news today was the start of the Trayvon Martin murder case, the arrest of former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez for murder and the US Supreme court decision in support for same sex marriage—revising DOMA(Defense of Marriage Act) and dropping Prop 8 in California.

So many news events going on. If you’re a news junkie, it’s like having so many choices to consider in following up the news details.

The news in a nutshell,indeed!

Who ever said that life’s boring probably hadn’t read the newspaper, gone online ,watched TV nor listening to the radio.

It’s really important to be aware of one’s surroundings.

Life can be unpredictable at times. It’s always good to be aware and prepared for anything.

Knowledge is power. Ignorance isn’t blissful at times.

Just my 2 cents on this matter!


When I heard the news of the death of  Neil Armstrong, the US astronaut who first walked on the moon’s surface on July 20,1969, I felt that another era has passed before all of us. He was the original moonwalker. (My apologies to Michael Jackson).

Mr. Armstrong had just celebrated his 82nd birthday on August 5th this year and 2 days later, had undergone coronary-bypass surgery for blocked coronary arteries. Accdg. to a released family statement, he died from complications of that surgery. He died  on  August 25th.

He was very passionate about the continuance of the space missions to the moon and would be a public advocate of it from time to time. He was known to be a very humble and private man accdg. to those close to him  inspite of his world-wide fame. This was proven when he spoke those famous words: “That’s a small step for [a] man, one giant  leap for mankind”.

His trip to the moon was in a way, a watershed moment for all of us. Even though we’re now following up on Curiosity giving us live video feeds on the planet Mars’ surface, the moon voyage was still a big catalyst for all other space endeavors to come. His spacecraft called Apollo 11 will be forever linked  with that voyage.

It made us all believe that anything’s possible and attainable . Even the late US President John F. Kennedy had high hopes that the US can send a man to the moon someday. Sadly for him, he didn’t live long enough to see his dream come true but I have this hunch,mon ami, that he knew that it did happen after all, once he was already stationed in the afterlife.

To Mr. Neil Armstrong, R.I.P.Godspeed!

As you go to meet your Maker and to the heavenly skies,stars and galaxies above, I’ll be playing this Frank Sinatra classic just for you, Sir,….its title is “.Fly Me To The Moon”.

Au revoir!