Life in a Day , 24 July 2010

  • ” -boy: Why do you have lots of hair growing? -man: Because I’m a man. -boy: What about women? -man: Women don’t have hair, not as much. “
  • ” I had a major heart operation. I’m very thankful to the beautiful staff. No job is too big or too small. And even down to few minutes ago, just wiping my bum, because I had my first poop in about a week or so. So one of them came to the rescue and said, ‘ Listen, would you like me to trim that up for you, sir? ‘ So I said, ‘ Yes. ‘ And a very very courageous young lady in my case, I think, did the job. And just, all in a day’s work. I’m very, very grateful for these people that have treated me like… Just treated me so well. In a short-short while… I will be on the road to recovery, and I’ll be out there again doing crazy things and enjoying life.
  • ” Good Morning, everyone. Bonjour. Buenos días. Namaste. Salaam alaikum. My name is Okhwan Yoon. I was born in Korea. It doesn’t matter South or North Korea. I’m traveling around the world by bicycle. There are so many careless drivers in the world. ” , ” It’s not easy to explain motivation. Can I do something to reunite Korea? It looks impossible. It looks out of my hands. But impossible is possible. ” , “
  • ” My story is, I can’t work, because who else would look after my kids? My wife passed away, my children’s mother. I’ve got a 20 year old son who is sick. He’s a retard. We have to tie him up all day to stop him wandering off. Fourteen people live in this place. We have no electricity, no water, no drains. But we are still alive. God will not forget us. He created us. That is what I believe. God wouldn’t have created this population just to forget us.
  • ” So my name is Masood. I live in Afghanistan, Kabul and I’m a news photographer. Here is my house. And he’s my father, drinking tea. My mother is praying. Farid my brother, is just again is staring in the refrigerator, as always. ” , ” Here is the market in the old city. Most foreigners think that it is dangerous to walk around the streets of Kabul, but as you can see, there is no danger for us, anyway. ” , ” Afghanistan comes the name of my country comes with the conflict, war, suicide attack, and all the negative points that we… I mean hear and listen in the news. But there is another side of Afghanistan that you don’t normally see.
  • ” I am scared of Allah, nothing else. “
  • ” I am afraid of homosexuality. Homosexuality is like… is like disease, and I’m afraid od disease. “
  • I guess politics scares me more than anything. I wonder if we’re gonna get in another war. “
  • ” When I leave home in the morning, I’m not sure if I’ll return home safely. No Afghans expect to return home safely.
  • ” July 24, 2010. It’s nearly midnight now, and I’m running out of time to make this. I worked all day long, on a Saturday… yeah, I know. The sad part is… I spent all day long hoping for something amazing to happen, something great, something to appreciate this day and to be a part of it and to show the world that there’s something great that can happen every day of your life, in everyone’s life. But the truth is, it doesn’t always happen. And for me, today… all day long, nothing really happened. I want people to know that I’m here. I don’t want to cease to exist. I’m not gonna sit here and tell you that I’m this great person, because… I don’t think I am… at all. I think I’m a normal girl, normal life. Not interesting enough… to know anything about. But I want to be. And today… even though… even though nothing great really happened, tonight I feel as if something great happened. “