Monday, 30 May 2011


by Earlie Doriman

One of the beautiful sights of London. The London Bridge
Sorting out good memories through my compiled photos, I could not help but tempted to write this post to share some of the beautiful places that I’ve been to recently in England. They are all stunning, majestic, and historically significant sites that do not need a hyperbolic description; because the pictures in fact could captivate your imagination. I don’t have the high-end LSR to capture the panorama, but my old Sony Digital camera is a huge help to collect 
these gorgeous landscape and scenery.

Friday, 20 May 2011


by Earlie Doriman
I read last month an article about a man in the US who was very serious proclaiming that the world would end on May 21 2011. Yes, that is tomorrow. Too quick, too soon. The past few days, several other news about that same man, kept bugging pages on the internet, and surprisingly with a throng of supporters distributing leaflets and engaging the press for swift interviews. Of course, most people react differently about it, whilst others are just keeping their silence and opinion to themselves. Few are merely smiling and observing; waiting for the turn of events and laugh out loud to those who became so affected or annoyed by the publicity.
With a prompt of mockery, some said whoever believes in it could go and leave their wealth to charity. Even the atheists, are so enterprising to set up business for Christians who believed they are selected to go to heaven, to just leave their pets to their care. On the other hand, the ‘who cares’ attitude spared their minds from this baloney, haven’t they? Or is this overwhelmingly unreasonable?

Thursday, 19 May 2011


by Earlie Doriman
One beautiful lake at Queens Park made even more
gorgeous by the serenity and harmony
of ducks, geese, and different birds.
Another lazy day to struggle or so I thought when I was driving on my way to work early today because the sky was a bit gloomy and dull and just like the past four days…I expected it to rain again all day and well, after my job, go home, then play with the kids with their old toys or perhaps sit and eat; then grab the remote control to watch the latest news at BBC. That’s basically the usual routine when the rain seems unfair.
What a day for our two sons. They're just
making the best out of the wonderful sunshine
But I realized when I got out from school this afternoon, the sun was like smiling at me and my mind, as fast as the speed of light, thought about taking my two kids to the park. It’s been a while that they content themselves playing inside the restricted corners of our home and it’s a blessing that I could treat them today to a bigger playground.And so from my workplace, I hurriedly dropped a colleague 

Wednesday, 18 May 2011


by Earlie Doriman
There are definitely many things or plans that we want to do every weekend or at fortnight, aside from the usual needed routine everyday. It is perhaps frustrating that at the end of the day or when you are about to lie flat on your smooth bed on Sunday night, you realize that you forgot to call your dentist to cancel the appointment early Monday because of a more important engagement. And every sort of other unaccomplished targets just popped up without end. You’ll end up scratching your head and wished that there should be more than 24 hours to do all the things you hoped you could have gone through.
Though, worrying about it has no positive ending. Things left undone could still be completed some other time; however, missed appointments could somehow crack your integrity. Yet, you could not just cry over spilled milk again and again. Be ready to apologize and be honest about your side. More importantly, manage your time with appointments and avoid repeating the embarrassment.

Sunday, 15 May 2011


by Earlie Doriman
The recent news about a 60 year old British woman Jennifer Mills-Westley, stabbed to death and then beheaded at a market in Los Cristianos Tenerife; was the most tragic incident my recollection could serve me this year. That is if I have to exclude deaths from natural calamities and deaths due to war. This one brings back memory about the saddest death that my cousin’s 12-year old son met, two years ago. These two deaths have one thing in common – They were attacked by a mentally deranged man.

It is unbelievably ghastly; a retired UK council worker described to be very kind, full of life, and would do anything for anyone; in a matter of minutes was not only killed but brutally torn into body and head – decapitated.

Friday, 13 May 2011


by Earlie Doriman
By the way, BLOGGER.COM has been unavailable since yesterday night and so this article was not posted right away. I waited until midnight but to no avail. Went to sleep and the first thing I checked when I jumped off the bed this morning was my Blogger dashboard and was extremely disappointed to find it was still unavailable. Is it a bad luck waiting to happen on Friday the 13th or just a very adjoining coincidence?

What is scary about Friday the 13th. It is just a day like any other ordinary days. What is so significant (or unlucky) about number 13 to frighten most people especially when it falls on the Friday? It is just a number or a date just like any other. The legitimate origins of why this date is dauntingly unlucky are as hazy as superstitions. There is truly nothing logical to make a serious quandary about it, but the way people respond and behave, make it more compelling that there must really be something worth a second look.

Saturday, 7 May 2011


by Earlie Doriman
Pacquaio waves to victory at
MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas
(Photo from Associated Press)
One again Manny Pacquiao earned the respect of the world by beating ‘power puncher ‘ Sugar Shane Mosley in 12 rounds of lopsided bout at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas. Manny started it right and finished it with pride and humility in his heart. When Mosley was knocked down during the 3rd round, he knew he only needed to survive and avoided being hit again by Pacquiao’s deadly left hook. As I predicted it in my post yesterday, Manny without a piece of doubt dominated the game and won by Unanimous decision.


by Earlie Doriman
Tonight at MGM Las Vegas, a showdown between two powerful boxers would certainly keep the world awake. Manny ‘Pacman’ Pacquiao against Sugar Shane Mosley, what is in my scorecard before the big fight. I am a Manny Pacquiao fanatic and I followed his boxing career since 1994. I was so disappointed when he was beaten by a Thai boxer before, but even then I have always been on his side regardless of who he fights. Having said that, I watched all his fights through live telecast or pay per view. When so constricted with my time, I always make sure I could see the replay. I don’t want to miss every single action that my idol displayed in his fights. I am never content to only hear, the good news or perhaps the bad news. I want to see it as it happened.
As always, Pacquiao trained extremely and his preparation is extensive and massive. Freddie Roach is well satisfied with Manny’s dedication and discipline. With four to five rounds of sparring everyday, he is at his top form to win this battle. In fairness to Mosley, he also prepared this biggest fight of his life and he is focused to knock out Pacquiao at the early rounds of the bout. At this point, no one is a clear winner although Mosley is considered the underdog, he can always stage an upset. Pacquaio on the other hand does not show overconfidence in spite of the favourable analysis from most sports critics.

Friday, 6 May 2011


by Earlie Doriman
Yet for many times, our resolutions have been put into nothingness. Whilst we try to work doubly hard to meet both ends at home, we start to ponder we might not have done enough to keep some in our piggy bank. Without any piece of hypocrisy, money matters a lot to keep us going everyday. Diverse lifestyle expends money differently, and our very own way of life could consume every single penny we desperately shield in our wallet. The impulse to save for the rainy days just died away as fast as we spent our earnings. So bad indeed… and so disappointing too.

The society where we belong and the bitter influence of media have so much to do with the way we spend and the way we define happy and content life. Most people buy things because the society dictates that it is what makes one a part of it and because of that, people tend to want things rather than get what they basically need. What if you don’t have enough to buy the new Wii, or Xbox, or the biggest TV screen or the Plasma or the latest iPhone in the market? Do you readily swipe your credit card till you drop.? Tsk Tsk Tsk. It is not my business anyway, but you see, savings could absolutely kick off from cutting our impulsive-compulsive attitude. Credit cards leave you nightmares.

Monday, 2 May 2011


by Earlie Doriman
Osama Bin Laden
The breaking news today about the death of Osama Bin Laden by the US special operatives provides the people around the world a different level of joy. It is an elation celebrating the defeat of a master evil, who for so long terrorized millions of people. That at last, the world’s most wanted terrorist has succumbed to the hands of valiant and dedicated soldiers, risking their lives in the middle of uncertain battles. The goodness prevails in the end and the wickedness buried into oblivion. Osama Bin Laden is dead and the world is rejoicing about the sweetest death to be recorded in human history.
This is honestly the best update of the day. Knowing that somebody who planted serious terror in many places was extinguished, is remarkably an achievement. Many thanks indeed to President Barack Obama for the inexorable leadership in the pursuit of justice for the September 11 attack. I am happy too for the families of the thousand of innocent victims, that after many years, their deaths received the integrity from the human law. The European Union hailed his death as a major achievement to get rid of terrorism and to make this world a safer, and better place to live.