ad astra per alia porci

Ingmar Bergman
July 31, 2007, 1:42 am
Filed under: diary


I was doing my daily reading of various news websites when I stumbled upon a piece by Peter Bradshaw of the Guardian about Ingmar Bergman, a Swedish filmmaker who has passed away the day before. I was immediately attracted to the themes and preoccupations of Bergman as expressed in his life’s work, mainly because they seem to be a reflection of my own concerns: the improbability of God’s existence, the essential pointlessness of life, the struggle for faith, the question of morality and loneliness with an emphasis on the masculine perspective.

I must get my hands on some of his films; it should be an interesting experience.


Business Times – 30/07/07
July 30, 2007, 1:58 am
Filed under: current affairs

Business Times – 30/07/07

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anthromorphological tendencies – the human ego and imagination
July 29, 2007, 5:18 am
Filed under: diary, the arts

“Ego is the immediate dictate of human consciousness” – Max Planck Continue reading

The Economist – 21/07/07
July 25, 2007, 3:23 am
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The Economist – 21/07/07 Continue reading

The Economist – 14/07/07
July 24, 2007, 1:26 pm
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The Economist – 14/07/07

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Temasek buys stake in Barclays Bank – 24/07/07
July 24, 2007, 12:41 am
Filed under: current affairs

  • Temasek bought a 2.1% stake in Barclays Bank.
  • The China Development Bank bought a 3.1% stake in Barclays.
  • ┬áTemasek’s move might represent a shift in strategy from one focused on Asian investments to one complemented with First World exposure.
  • China’s investment in Barclays Bank represents its increasing clout in the corporate world and a desire to invest its forex in more profitable avenues. Continue reading

Getting To Yes
July 22, 2007, 2:34 am
Filed under: Lifeskills

Personal notes from Getting To Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In by Roger Fisher and William Ury Continue reading