6 years later – I still remember…

World Trade Center - March 2001, courtesy of Wikipedia.orgI still remember the 9/11 2001

I still know what I did when I learned about what happened…

I am from Germany, still, I was as shocked as everyone else…

I did not loose a friend or a relative, but…

I feel with everyone who lost a mother, a father, a sister, a brother, a child, a grandfather, a grandmother, an uncle, an aunt, a nephew, a niece, a cousin, a friend, a loved one…

I have great respect for the firemen and women, police officers, paramedics and other helpers who risked and/or lost their lives…

Although I do not agree with many of the decisions made by the government of the United States, I believe it is necessary to punish those who planned, prepared and executed the plans which made hundred of thousands innocent people suffer.

I know that the terrorist who piloted the airplanes who crashed into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and the terrorist who piloted the machine which was brought down before another attack could be executed, can’t be punished. However, I hope they will burn in hell, even though I do not believe in God.

I know that some of the terrorists who pulled the wires got caught and punished or were killed in firefight.

I hope that the 2,974 people who died as an immediate result of the attacks will rest easier. I hope that their relatives, friends and loved ones have it easier now, but I know it will never be like it was before.

I can’t do much. I can only hope that this article reminds everyone of this cruel day.

I still remember how I came home from school and switched the TV on to watch J.A.G (a series) just to see the news. At first I didn’t believe it, but then I realized: This is not a „joke“. This is real. Those planes did crash into the WTC.

One image I will never forget. The image of people jumping of the World Trade Center.

I do not know why they decided to jump. I only know they made a decision and no one will ever understand their decision.

I do not know how I would have reacted if I would have been in one of the Towers, or even in one of the planes.

I only know when, where and how I learned about what happened.

I still remember my reaction…

I will always mourn the senseless deaths of innocent people…

I will always honor the bravery of those people who tried to help and those who died trying to help…

I will never forget…

World Trade Center 9/11 - courtesy of Wikipedia.org

Update: Tay Zonday published a great song on YouTube. You can watch it after the jump. Weiterlesen

Rubik’s Cube 3x3x3 solved in ~20 secs

So I was browsing on YouTube just to discover a video of a friend who solved a Rubik’s Cube (3x3x3) in less than 20 seconds – I didn’t even solve my cube so far. I guess I better go and find my Rubik’s cube and give it another shot…

If you have no clue about what a Rubik’s Cube is, let me try to explain it.

Official Rubik’s Cube 3×3x3

Wikipedia defines a Rubik’s Cube as followed:

Tay Zonday – an amazing voice

I don’t know if you heard one of Tay Zonday’s songs or saw one of his YouTube videos already. I didn’t know about this amazing guy before either.

Fortunately I stumbled upon a website called chocolaterain.org after watching that song I decided to have a closer look at the guy on YouTube.

I got my favorites of his YouTube videos right after the jump. So if you are too lazy to visit YouTube direct….

Great Concept: Michael Jacksons Thriller…in Prison

The 1500+ inmates of Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center in Cebu City, Philippines, do a lot more than just languish in a cell. They have livelihood programs and personal savings accounts, allowing them to earn and save money for legal fees or the families they left behind. Perhaps even more impressive is what they do with the rest of their time: rehearse and perform elaborate parades and dance numbers, like the recreation of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” seen here.

The choreography, the coordination, and the precision are insane. The Rockettes have nothing on these guys.
I like the concept behind it. The inmates are kept busy and they actually see a positive result while working on the whole coordination. Would be interesting if other prisons would copy the concept. I’m wondering how the fall back rate of the inmates is after they are set free again.