I read on the paper today that a local 14-year-old girl here in Hong Kong just threw her newborn baby off from the balcony in her apartment down 20 storeys. Also am following the Colorado church shooting story.

The warping of the world is taking a turn for the worse, not so much by the quantity of it but just by its sheer nature. It’s just getting so much weirder and more surreal. From time immemorial, a poor man can break in and steal from someone else and that would be understandable – not in the sense that I would approve or tolerate it, but I would “know” the reason behind it, that it would make “sense.” The sense of throwing your newborn baby off your balcony because you don’t want it just escapes me. For frick’s sake, of course you’re going to be found out; the space outside your balcony is not a black hole and there is going to be a visible corpse at some point and it would have gone splat. Very discreet, girl – you sure you don’t want to check the screws keeping your head on your shoulders? Some people like keeping their lunches in their stomach where they belong, you know.

A colleague of mine was telling me that she told her students if they ever pulled a stunt like that, she would personally hunt them down. (Strangely, it’s less the immorality and more of the stupidity that disgusts me about it.)

Well, you could crank up some ’80s new wave music and wonder, weren’t things less twisted back then. I wouldn’t know, I was still in diapers then. Theoretically was the past really much “better” or is the throw-back to all things golden and fuzzy just nostalgia for a time where much bliss simply came from ignorance? Is technology’s capability to make us more painfully aware of what a dump the world is make it worse than before? Or has it always been this bad anyway?

*munches on thought. which doesn’t make the world any better, actually*

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Posted on December 13, 2007, in Hong Kong, Life in General, News. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. I suppose in the good old days a distraught young mother would do the sensible thing and drown the kid in a river or something. I’m assuming the person was a bit out of sorts and thought (or rather felt) it was a good idea at the time.

    Yeah, I sure miss the ’80s, when all we had to worry about was runaway consumerism, the collapse of the environment and nuclear weapons…wait a minute…

    I suspect that all memories travel backwards in time at superliminal velocities, “gold-shifting” as they do so and implying that visions of the future would probably be the colour of lead or bronze or something.

  2. Stupid girl. Desperate and stupid. Maybe she heard her parents coming into the room? Haha. Kaya nga after I read that one, I stopped reading. Sobrang What the?!

  3. 😐 … she probably didn’t want to be saddled with the responsibility. or maybe afraid about the parents? …but ….then again, how bad are the parents to not know about their kid being pregnant..o.O

    hindi nagiisip. could have just put the kid up for adoption, at least give him the fighting chance.

  4. disturbed lil minds…what were they thinking?>.>

    well, I think that’s even worst than the series of 12-year-olds here committing suicide just coz “the world did em wrong” or something like that…=/

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