Back from my one-week hiatus. Missed me?
They are just thoughts. Don’t take them personally
Nairobi Terror Attack
On 15th January 2019, residents of Nairobi witnessed yet another terror attack by the infamous Al-Shabab militants. Luckily, the police responded immediately and were able to deal with the terrorists and rescued over 700 people from the Riverside Drive Building. Over 10 people have been confirmed dead while others are recovering in various hospitals.
I would like to take this opportunity to send my condolences to the affected families. We were all affected as a nation. I would also like to thank Kenyans for turning up in droves to donate blood to the survivors. Truly, we shall overcome this mishap and be stronger together.
Also, fuck the New York Times.
Back for another semester
Fuck. I mean, there is nothing new about the new semester so far. The good thing is that I am in my final year. But still, I still have the same old lecturers and the same old peers I have known for three years. That’s a pretty long time. Anyway, there are some things that I am planning to change about myself this semester. I’ll give a report after two months or so.
Still no album release
Damn, is it me or is it the most boring January ever? I have been waiting for new music to come out and all I get are some albums which use different languages. Seriously guys, give me some music to review. Please.
I read a book…
And the book’s name is The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown. Yes, I am 16 years late reading the book…wait, I was six years old when it was released. My mind wouldn’t comprehend all that is being told in the narrative. 16 years later, I finally got the chance to read it and there are a couple of interesting things to note about the book:
Most of the facts being mentioned in the book are true.
From the Divine Proportion to the Catholic oppression in the 3rd Century, Dan seems to have gotten his facts right. This then makes you wonder if the facts he introduces in the book are true. Is Mary Magdalene the true Holy Grail? Did they have kids together and is it true that there is a Divine Goddess?
It’s all made up
Perhaps the biggest takeaway from the book is how everything is made up. There is no right way of living life. Everyone has the right to free will, which makes it even difficult to force someone to live in a certain way. I understand why the Catholics and critics alike were offended by the book. Still, it provides some wonderful insights. There is more to life than religion.
What is the truth?
This is an important question. Let’s say that the whole narrative is just a fantasy. Nothing about it is true but you can’t help but wonder if the book is on to something. Is there some truth out there which can crumble the existence of religion in an instance? I believe it’s out there. Problem is I don’t know what kind of truth I want to know.
Speaking of books, I have finished 3 books in one week. I’m on a roll people. I have 32 more to go in my library. Here is to hoping I can complete them all by the end of January.
Also, here is to hoping I don’t ruin my eyesight. Seriously, I read more E-books than cover-back books. They are easier to find.