April 13, 2007

thank god it's friday


It's pure coincidence that a mosque's minaret follows yesterday's chinese temple. Not that I'm feeling overtly religious. Friday is the day Muslims congregate for afternoon prayers. No, I'm not one of them. I'm a pseudo spiritualist. I believe in a universal force. It doesn't matter where I pray. All that matters is where my heart is and if my prayers are heard. Does it make a huge difference if I was physically in a mosque? On a Friday? I'd be in deep poo-poo if the religious authorities read this.

Pod has oral surgery today. May the Force be with You.

19 Comments:

Blogger Kate said...

Against the black sky there is something starkly beautiful about this photo. The light on the minaret is truly beautiful.

12:10 PM  
Anonymous santy said...

Happy Friday to you as well, Edwin! And I'd join your pseudo spiritualist group :) hehe... oh and hope to see you next month when I visit KL!!

12:19 PM  
Blogger Keropok Man said...

which mosque is this?

post lunch syndrome. i am so sleepy now...

1:24 PM  
Anonymous Anne said...

Hey you Edwin! Long time no visit! Well my fault really... have been under piles of work that I didn't have time to visit the blogs, much more post on mine! but now I'm back and I'm trying to get back to visiting regularly again...

Anyways, it's Friday the 13th today... so you take care ok!

1:51 PM  
Anonymous Rudy said...

If I were a religious person, for sure I would feel compelled to enter this mosque. I am glad you showed me this tower with its dramatic illumination.

2:57 PM  
Blogger Kuanyin said...

I like what you write here...very candid! Beautiful photo as well!

4:54 PM  
Blogger Olivier said...

Il est superbe ce minaret, et tres belle photo de nuit. Je te souhaite un bon weekend


It is superb this minaret, and very beautiful photograph of night. I wish you a good weekend

9:26 PM  
Blogger SCS said...

Tenho um fascínio rendição pelos ambientes que defines nas tuas imagens.

Mais uma vez, não me contenho de te o deixar escrito.
Mesmo que num provocatório português.

Estimo-te uma boa noite,
Vira Vento.

2:19 AM  
Blogger Nathalie said...

Couldn't agree more with your views on religion. Yes, it's quite obvious that there are spiritual forces, we sometimes can experience them and/or summon them.

That prayer, under one form on other, is a common trait of humanity is also easy to see. That it serves a purpose is also obvious. The form it takes has varied widely in history and still does with the region we live in and the culture we grew up in.


It never fails to amaze me when the faithful refuse to recognise how deeply steeped in their culture their religion is - how can you say it's universal ?

The need for religion seems universal, yes. The form it takes... open.

9:27 AM  
Blogger Nathalie said...

PS - my thoughts are with yours for POD.

9:28 AM  
Blogger Sally said...

We'll keep your secret safe. Beautiful photo.

12:44 PM  
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1:07 PM  
Blogger mz ayam said...

Hmm...I can't remember the last time since I went to the mosque...
Beautiful photo, i nak yang ni, can i?

anis

1:14 PM  
Blogger Ming_the_Merciless said...

Yet another majestic photo.

My friend is going to loan me her Canon EOS so I can try it out. I'm still using my little point-and-shoot Canon and am considering switching to a more professional camera. So I'm going to test the EOS and see how I like it.

I'm still bothered by its size though. I don't fancy having to lug a big camera around wherever I go.

How do you deal with the bulky camera?

2:38 PM  
Blogger edwin s said...

Thanks Kate.

Santy, can't wait for your visit!

K'popok, it's between Jalan Duta and Sri Hartamas. Forgot the name. Oops.

Welcome back Anne! I keep getting errors when I post a comment on your blog. Hmm...

Rudy, you don't have to be religious to enter any type of temple, church, mosque... I do it whenever I can.

Kuanyin, you're welcome.

Olivier, you have a great weekend too.

SCS, thank you. If only I understood Portugese (yes?)

Nathalie. Ditto.

Sally, thanks. My secret's safe with you :)

Aniz Ayam, boleh. malaysia boleh. will cetak for you.

2:44 PM  
Blogger Ame said...

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOW EDDIE BOY!

This is amazing!

Beautiful light...WOW again!

And shhhhhhhhhh....I knocked Cybershot off the table...and it will show what's already been taken..but it can't take new shots!

Stuck with "access" on the screen when I try to take pix...

Sigh~~~~ ;)

3:34 PM  
Blogger Meg in Nelson said...

On this very same day, I was visited by a devout Christian who is also an alien abductee with an alien implant (do you call them implants?), who had a more urgent message about an upcoming invasion. I kid you not; it was my first ever encounter with one who had encountered.

The only thing is, I can't figure out if he was just having me on, or was serious, but I tend to think he was genuine about what he was saying.

And then I read about "modern reasoning" taking over "moral/values" in the 20th century.

And it seems it hasn't been a codeine-induced trip. (I had my OS on Wednesday.)

6:44 AM  
Blogger Kalyan said...

EXCELLENT shot!

11:23 AM  
Blogger edwin s said...

Oh dear Ame! Have you sent it in to the service center? Cybershots are precious little things. Great pictures but not built very well. I had the P100 and noticed a bit of mould under the lens glass. Oh well. at least you have your new cameraphone WHICH YOU'RE USING WHILE YOU DRIVE!

Meg, what an interesting visit you had. Why was he visiting you? Hmm... I guess morals/values have to adapt to the changing times. But it seems there's more irrational reasoning in these modern times. Your abducted friend may be right in his evaluation of the situation. :)

Namaste Kalyan.

11:57 AM  

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