This is probably the saddest story that I’ve read from twitter during this whole MH 370 incident chaos.
It’s from here x
(Note : Makcik = Auntie. A usual term used by Malaysians to call an older women regardless of their relationship status (family/stranger)).
"My brother in law just shared a sad story from KLIA (Kuala Lumpur International Airport) just now. There was this old lady who came up to him and asked "Honey, have you eaten yet? Come, let’s eat together. I’ve bought some snacks." My brother-in-law then said "You are too late, Auntie. I’ve already eaten just now. But that snack does look delicious." Then suddenly she hold his hand and said "Honey, is there any news about that plane yet? My child is in there." My brother-in-law replied back and said "Unfortunately not for now. I’m really sorry. Have you packed your stuff and brought your passport with you just in case?" Then she said "I don’t think I’m going to go, honey. I would rather wait at home. I’m just going to cook so that we could have dinner together afterwards when my child comes back home. It must have been hard for my child to be stuck in that airplane for the whole day and I bet there’s no food left for them anymore." My brother-in-law was so quiet and so sad."
Those are the words from a mother who is waiting for her child to come back home. Let’s all pray for them to return home safely and be able to have a dinner with their family. #PrayForMH370
This is the aircraft that still missing since yesterday. I have worked on it and it has a sentimental values. Such a great aircraft. Me and all Malaysian still hoping for a positive breaking news from you. Please come back if you are still flying.
Keep praying for MH370
#malaysiaairlines #MH #MH370 #boeing #B777 #PrayForMH370
Former Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, with monks before the interfaith prayers commenced at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA). Meanwhile, mosques around Malaysia are also holding prayers for the missing airplane. Earlier today, approximately 40 000 people had gathered at the Putrajaya Mosque to pray for the passengers and crew and their families.
This is the Malaysia I’m proud of. Malaysians of different religions are uniting in prayers and concern for the people on board. Please come home, MH370.
During the night of December 26, 1923 a fire broke out at Chicago State Hospital for the Insane at Dunning, which was once located at West Irving Park Road and North Narragansett Avenue in Chicago. Nineteen people died. This photo shows not only the burned debris, but the firefighters standing and working through the smoke. An interesting history of Dunning by Robert Loerzel for WBEZ can be found here.
(Chicago Daily News)
BUFFALO SOLDIER A studio portrait of an unidentified African American soldier posing with buffalo hide. ca. 1860-1880. Yale Collection of Western Americana, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library.
1860s-1870s: Paris streets
“Widely acknowledged as one of the most talented photographers of the nineteenth century, Charles Marville (French, 1813–1879) was commissioned by the city of Paris to document both the picturesque, medieval streets of old Paris and the broad boulevards and grand public structures that Baron Georges-Eugène Haussmann built in their place for Emperor Napoleon III.”
Photo: Jimi Hendrix, 1967 by Linda McCartney
In the late 60s, Jimi Hendrix shattered the notion of what the electric guitar could be. On stage he was simultaneously self-possessed and otherworldly, playing the guitar with his teeth and behind his back, even setting it on fire. He took standard blues and changed it through psychedelic sonic alchemy, mining the depths of the instrument’s poetic expressiveness by testing its physical limits.
His photo is on view with 100 others as part of the National Portrait Gallery’s "American Cool" exhibition, exploring one of our greatest cultural exports: that elusive quality of charismatic self-possession that we call “cool”
Alexandra Kollontai (1872-1952) was a Russian revolutionary who became instrumental in giving a voice to women during the Russian revolution. She argued that the feminist ideas of the “bourgeoise” did not apply to working-class women, who continued to be subjected to exploitation. She believed women’s rights could only truly be achieved through political and economic equality for all genders. In 1913, Kollontai wrote,
"For the majority of women of the proletariat, equal rights with men would mean only an equal share in inequality, but for the ‘chosen few,’ for the bourgeois women, it would indeed open doors to new and unprecedented rights and privileges…but each new concession won by bourgeois woman would give her yet another weapon for the exploitation of her younger sister…"
After the 1917 revolution, Kollontai continued her attempts to better the welfare of women and recognition of their struggles. That year, she oversaw the establishment of International Women’s Day as a national holiday in Russia, and helped found the Zhenotdel, a department of the Communist Party that dealt specifically with women’s issues. In 1923, in an attempt to sideline her political influence, she was appointed the Soviet diplomat to Norway, and later Sweden, becoming the first modern-day female diplomat.