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بِسْــــــــــــــــــمِ اﷲِالرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيمHere I would like to express

بِسْــــــــــــــــــمِ اﷲِالرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيم

Here I would like to express that, day by day, hour by hour, second by second, and time after time. I would like to apologize if there are errors both intentional and unintentional. Sincerity of peer hopefully rewarded by ALLAH SWT because we never know when we pick death. Aamiin

وسلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

Life of Pi

Life of Pi is divided into three sections. In the first section, the main character, Pi, an adult, reminisces about his childhood. He was named Piscine Molitor Patel after a swimming pool in France. He shortens his name to “Pi” when he begins secondary school, because he is tired of being teased with the nickname “Pissing Patel”. His father owns a zoo in Pondicherry, providing Pi with a relatively affluent lifestyle and some understanding of animal psychology.[9]


Pi is raised a Hindu, but as a fourteen-year-old he exposes himself to Christianity and Islam, and starts to follow all three religions as he “just wants to love God.”[10][11] He tries to understand God through the lens of each religion and comes to recognize benefits in each one.


Eventually, his family decides to sell their zoo over a land dispute with the government, and they decide to sell the animals to various zoos around the world before emigrating to Canada. In the second part of the novel, Pi’s family embarks on a Japanese freighter to Canada carrying some of the animals from their zoo, but a few days out of port from Manila, the ship sinks during a storm, resulting in his family’s death. During the storm, Pi escapes in a small lifeboat with a Bengal tiger, a spotted hyena, an injured Grant’s zebra, and an orangutan. Pi originally tried to help the tiger – Richard Parker – board the boat, but when he realized the danger of having a 450 lb. tiger on the boat, he tries his best to shoo the tiger away using two of the boat’s oars. The animal winds up boarding the lifeboat anyway. In his despair, Pi throws himself overboard into the ocean. Terrified of being in the raging, black, cold ocean that was also laden with sharks, Pi manages to re-board the lifeboat. He realizes Richard Parker has hidden himself somewhere on the boat; however, the other animals were still present.


As Pi strives to survive among the animals, the hyena kills the zebra, then the orangutan, much to Pi’s distress. At this point, it is discovered that Richard Parker – who had had been hiding under the boat’s tarpaulin – kills and eats the hyena. Frightened, Pi constructs a small raft out of rescue flotation devices, tethers it to the boat, and retreats to it. He delivers some of the fish and water he harvests to Richard Parker to keep him satisfied, conditioning Richard Parker not to threaten him by rocking the boat and causing seasickness while blowing a whistle. Pi quickly asserts himself as the alpha male and marks his territory on the boat by urinating in a small area of the boat. Eventually, Richard Parker learns to tolerate Pi’s presence and they both live in the boat.


Pi recounts various events while adrift, including discovering a floating island made up of carnivorous algae inhabited by meerkats. After 227 days, the lifeboat washes up onto the coast of Mexico and Richard Parker immediately escapes into the nearby jungle.


In the third part of the novel, two officials from the Japanese Ministry of Transport speak to Pi – who wound up being rescued in a small town in Mexico and was brought to a hospital to recuperate – to ascertain why the ship sank. When they do not believe his story, he tells an alternative story of human brutality, in which Pi was adrift on a lifeboat with his mother, a sailor with a broken leg, and the ship’s cook, who had verbally mistreated Pi’s mother before the ship sunk. The cook kills the sailor and Pi’s mother to use as bait and food. Pi, in turn, kills the cook. Parallels to Pi’s first story lead the Japanese officials to believe that the orangutan represents his mother, the zebra represents the sailor, the hyena represents the cook, and Pi is Richard Parker (the tiger).


After giving all the relevant information, Pi asks which of the two stories they prefer. Since the officials cannot prove which story is true and neither is relevant to the reasons behind the shipwreck, they choose the story with the animals. Pi thanks them and says, “and so it goes with God.

Richard Parker

Richard Parker is a Bengal tiger that is stranded on the lifeboat with Pi when the ship sinks. Richard Parker lives on the lifeboat with Pi and is kept alive with the food and water Pi delivers. Richard Parker develops a relationship with Pi that allows them to coexist in their struggle.

In the novel, a hunter who captured a tiger was named Richard Parker. He intended to name the tiger Thirsty, because of the tiger’s long time drinking when he was found. In confusion when it was time for Richard Parker to catch a train ride to find Thirsty a home, the woman at the ticket counter thought the tiger’s name was Richard Parker, and the hunter’s name was Thirsty, with his last name being “None Given.” Pi and his father found the story so amusing, they kept the name for the tiger, who lived at the zoo.

Piscine Molitor “Pi” Patel

1] Piscine Molitor “Pi” Patel is the narrator and protagonist of the novel. He was named after a swimming pool in Paris, despite the fact that neither his mother nor his father particularly liked swimming. The story is told as a narrative from the perspective of a middle-aged Pi, now married to his own family, and living in Canada. At the time of main events of the story, he is sixteen years old. He recounts the story of his life and his 227-day journey on a lifeboat when his ship sinks in the middle of the Pacific Ocean during a voyage to North

The Inevitability Of Art

hehehe she’s funny

The Dish

The following passage is from a speech that director Steven Soderbergh recently gave at the 56th San Francisco International Film Festival:

Given all the incredible suffering in the world I wonder, what is art for, really? If the collected works of Shakespeare can’t prevent genocide then really, what is it for? Shouldn’t we be spending the time and resources alleviating suffering and helping other people instead of going to the movies and plays and art installations? When we did Ocean’s Thirteen the casino set used $60,000 of electricity every week. How do you justify that? Do you justify that by saying, the people who could’ve had that electricity are going to watch the movie for two hours and be entertained – except they probably can’t, because they don’t have any electricity, because we used it. Then I think, what about all the resources spent on all the pieces of entertainment? What…

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Face Of The Day

hehehe. it’s funny

The Dish

Children Become Buddhist Monks

A child rubs his head after a Buddhist monk shaved his hair off during the ‘Children Becoming Buddhist Monks’ ceremony, in advance of Buddha’s birthday, at a Chogye temple on May 3, 2013 in Seoul, South Korea. The children will stay at the temple to learn about Buddhism for 14 days. Buddha was born approximately 2,557 years ago, and although the exact date is unknown, Buddha’s official birthday is celebrated on the full moon in May in South Korea, which is on May 17 this year. By Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images.

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Evening Beach

it’s very beautiful


Today I was dealing with phone, modem, computer, printer issues … you can imagine what that was like! By the time I left the house it was all working, a small miracle. It was a busy day, so when I was home and dusk began to dull the sky I headed out to the beach with the camera.

This is the last day of the school holidays, footprints told me that holiday makers were still about. A family with two young daughters was trailing slowly towards the Meringo end … children turning wonky cartwheels or running to pick up some treasure as parents tried to urge them onwards. Only one seagull to be seen.

I love to see open pippies on the sand, often with deep beak size holes in the sand nearby, the oystercatchers have been feeding. Masses of Plague Soldier beetles were washed up at the edge of the waves … thousands…

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