Did You Hear About ...
It has been a gossipy week for me. After listening to the lurid details of the Noritta case (if the government sees it fit to censor fiction, why should non-fiction be exempted? At least for the sake of innocent young ears listening to the news, or the family and friends of the deceased...), I was privy to lurid details of something else of a similar nature, although not anywhere near the scale of the Hot-News-of-the-Moment. I won't go into the details, but these are my thoughts.
While the initial story was juicy, the closer I got to discovering the actual details of the news, the more I didn't want to know anymore. Each repeat of the story brings forth one more detail - which we accepted without prejudice. Today, I came home with a nearly complete picture of the scandal - with names of characters and possibly, an image of the characters themselves. Theories as to motive and the 'how could they be so bla bla bla' adds colour to the news.
I didn't say much when this was going on, but I did feel extremely curious. Who is it? Have I met them before? When did it happen? Where? How? Questions I shouldn't be asking...
Behind every immoral and juicy tale, there is a tragic story. The kind that had its origins in human failings, the kind that we wouldn't wish on ourselves.
I came home with a bad taste in my mouth. And it wasn't from inhaling secondhand cigar smoke.
Posted by Najah Nasseri at 2004年05月21日 19:36
Indeed... imagine your 8 year old coming home from school asking you what asphyxia means.
Apparently for me its like a friendster thinggy, my friend's office mate was once coached by the accused in a volleyball club or something like that. My ex collegue's friend, on the other hand, was related to the victim.
It's a small world.
must be something that you heard at your work then....coz I heard some juicy news which made my jaw dropped....anyway, have a good weekend!
najah..i received word from above a couple of hours ago, the rumors are not true. repeat..the rumors are not true. over and out.
it is how you look into the story. In other angle, it may remain us that we do not know how we going to die, so be in right track all the time, to be safe. If not, like this case,it 's a shame to everyone called them self muslim. Even worst, it happen it the place called Islam Idhari....
Yep, sometimes the things we do not know are better off not knowing .. whhen we know it, we reconcile our previous beliefs abt the person with what we heard .. *sigh* .. nothing is 'true' anymore ....
what's wrong with wanting to know what asphyxia means?
ahh..the curse of a conscience.
I agree with Wren. Asphyxia simply means strangulation or more specifically, any means of oxygen deprivation. It's the context which is horrifying not the word.
Remember Anwar's sodomy trial...read & listen to Noritta's lurid details any parallel??
Bolehland mass media only want to make money they couldnt be bothered whether its kinky or not.
There are to more to this story as someone did mention to me how some top UMNO guns including a minister are involved with Noritta's tragic love affair.
My point is; asphyxia is not an everyday word that one would pick up, say from a milk carton.
The only way for a kid to pick the word up, (in this context that is), is from the media.
Obviously the kid would have read the whole lurid details of the case.
Unless, of course, if you dont mind your kid reading about bondage and orgies.
hee KaZ yeah I got your point. =)
In this context, that would be .. uncomfortable.
yes, it is unfortunate that all the details are out for all to read. but then, what is kinky and what is not? surely not all are only doing it missionary style? the thing is, it's out in the open. someone told me a long time ago - you want to do a crime, any crime at all, make sure you don'y get caught. but then no one could guarantee that. so the best thing to do is not to do it, because you will get caught.
just like if you don't want people to read it, don't write it down (in the net). you don't want people to see it, don't film it, because it will get into the wrong hands. remember mr. murphy and his law? simple rules.
I glanced over it (the news item) and quickly turn the page. I felt like a voyeur pouring over someone else's private life. I felt I have no right to do so. As for Ita's comments on "called them self muslim", I really resent that. I feel we have no right to link what they did to their religion. We're only human. Sometimes we do things frowned on by our religion and then we repent. Sometimes it's too late for some to repent in this lifetime, so, let God judge, not us.