Tibet

A photo of a Tibetan Child. A candlelight vigil was held in Tsim Sha Tsui on 10-Mar to commemorate the 53rd anniversary of the 1959 Tibetan uprising.

When I was in Amman, Jordan, a Japanese student once asked me, “What do you think about the situation in Tibet?”

I was totally dumbfounded.

In the past week, there were two public memorial services for Tibet in Hong Kong. So I grabbed the opportunity to educate myself…

An interfaith memorial service for Tibet was held in a church in Shek Kip Mei on 14-Mar. Protestants, Catholics, Buddhists, Taoists, religious Jews and others came together to pray for religious freedom in Tibet.

Apparently, it’s a place where blatant oppression has become a norm—forced replacement of Tibetan textbooks with Chinese ones; prohibition of the display of Dalai Lama’s portrait inside one’s home; political beatings and/or imprisonments; violent suppression of popular uprisings…

Which reminds me of this graffiti in Gaza…

A “Free Tibet” graffiti in Gaza.

Insha’Allah, I’ll have the chance to learn more about it.

From Drupal to WordPress

Thank you, Drupal.

While you are, in my opinions, a better designed and more proper CMS (Content Management System), taking care of you is perhaps taking a little bit too much time and effort for my ramblings. Moreover, since my favourite coat—box_cleanslate, doesn’t fit onto your latest body (D7), at last I decided to adopt WordPress instead.

I could have kept dating your last incarnation (D6) indefinitely, but sooner or later one will be forced to get with the times, as there will be no doctor to take care of you when you’re sick.

This blog entry and the discussion that follows sum up rather nicely the differences between you and WordPress, and the considerations one should take when deciding which to use.

By the way, to save the time and effort migrating the old content into the new system, I just used wget and turned the old domain into a static website.

2017-Apr-04: The old content is no longer hosted, though still available in the Wayback Machine.