You met me at a very strange time in my life.

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Tyler Durden: This is your pain. This is your burning hand. It’s right here. Look at it.
Narrator: I’m going to my cave. I’m going to my cave and I’m going to find my power animal.
Tyler Durden: No! Don’t deal with this the way those dead people do. Deal with it the way a living person does.

(Fight Club)

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A wise man can learn more from his enemies than a fool from his friends.

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“It’s only after we’ve lost everything that we’re free to do anything.”

(Tyler Durden, Fight Club)

PD: An anti-coup demonstrator asks other protesters to avoid confrontation with soldiers at Victory Monument. Bangkok, Thailand, Sunday, May. 25, 2014.

© Biel Calderon – 2014.

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Why should we do a story about you?

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Private Eightball: Personally, I think, uh… they don’t really want to be involved in this war. You know, I mean… they sort of took away our freedom and gave it to the, to the gookers, you know. But they don’t want it. They’d rather be alive than free, I guess. Poor dumb bastards.”

(Full Metal Jacket)

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All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.

Anti government protests in Bangkok.

“Is it not crystal clear, then, comrades, that all the evils of this life of ours spring from the tyranny of human beings? Only get rid of Man, and the produce of our labour would be our own. Almost overnight we could become rich and free. What then must we do? Why, work night and day, body and soul, for the overthrow of the human race! That is my message to you, comrades: Rebellion!”

(Animal Farm, George Orwell)

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Martian Law.

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“To finish a work? To finish a picture? What nonsense! To finish it means to be through with it, to kill it, to rid it of its soul, to give it its final blow the coup de grace for the painter as well as for the picture.” (Pablo Picasso)

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The best weapon against an enemy is another enemy.

Anti government protests in Bangkok.

First Sgt. Edward Welsh: Hey Witt, who you making trouble for today?
Private Witt: What do you mean?
First Sgt. Edward Welsh: Well, isn’t that what you like to do? Turn left when they say go right. Why are you such a trouble maker Witt?
Private Witt: You care about me? Don’t ya Sergeant? I always felt like you did. One day I come up and talk to ya. Then the next day it’s like we never even met. Lonely house now, you ever get lonely?
First Sgt. Edward Welsh: Only around people.
Private Witt: Only around people.
First Sgt. Edward Welsh: You still believin in the beautiful light are ya? How do you do that? You’re a magician to me.
Private Witt: I still see a spark in you.

(The Thin Red Line)

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It is not certain that everything is uncertain.

Anti government protests in Bangkok.

“A conversation is a dialogue, not a monologue. That’s why there are so few good conversations: due to scarcity, two intelligent talkers seldom meet.”

(Truman Capote)

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Some infinities are bigger than other infinities.

The foundation Ruamkatanyu is one of the two largest free rescue services for accident victims in Bangkok.

“Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them”

(Marcus Aurelius)

*Ruamkatanyu volunteers assist an injured man on a bicycle accident prior deliver him to the nearest hospital. The young guy, who was allegedly riding under the influence of alcohol, was been badly injured after crashed with his bicycle into a parked bus. The Probation Department reported that from Friday to Wednesday the courts sent out 1,924 traffic law violators on probation, including 1,737 drunk drivers. If conscious, the victims will decide the hospital to be taken to. Otherwise if victims are unconscious, the medical team will deliver them to the nearest hospital, giving priority to government hospitals when the person does not have private insurance and his condition is not severe. Bangkok, Thailand, Monday, Apr. 14, 2014.

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I’m on a special diet. No toxic waste.

Deep South Thailand Conflict

Nick Szalinski: We could be anywhere now.
Russell ‘Russ’ Thompson, Jr.: I think we’re still in your yard.
Nick Szalinski: How do you know?
Russell ‘Russ’ Thompson, Jr.: Any other yard the grass would be shorter.

(Honey, I Shrunk the Kids)

*Pattani, south of Thailand.

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What? Where? Who? When? How? Why?

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Dith Pran: [in his journal while imprisoned] The wind whispers of fear and hate. The war has killed love. And those that confess to the Angka are punished, and no one dare ask where they go. Here, only the silent survive.

(The Killing Fields)

*Pattani, south of Thailand.

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