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Wednesday, May 30, 2007

The day of nirvana

Tomorrow is Vesak day. With practically 42% Buddhist population, this day, which is the birth, enlightenment and passing of Gautama Buddha, is a Singapore holiday.

Since it is already school holiday here and Vesak falls on a Thursday, Sallie and I decided to take time-off from work this Friday as well to have sometime together under the sheets with the kids.

Coincidentally, tomorrow also happens to be World No Tobacco Day. Go smoke-free, goddammit!
"Tobacco is the second major cause of death in the world. It is well known that half the people who smoke regularly today – about 650 million people – will eventually be killed by tobacco. Equally alarming is the fact that hundreds of thousands of people who have never smoked die each year from diseases caused by breathing second-hand tobacco smoke."--extracted from WHO website