Into Thin Air – A Tribute to Sir Edmund Hillary (1919 – 2008)

January 12, 2008 at 9:00 pm | Posted in itchy mouth | Leave a comment
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Last night while driving home, Tisu Boy asked if I know who is Sir Edmund Hillary. Of course lah! He is the first man to reach the summit of Mount Everest, together with Sherpa Tenzing Norgay, in May 29, 1953. Then he told me of Sir Hillary’s passing at the age of 88. 😦

I thought someone of such strength and stamina should live a riper age, not knowing that he had been in bad health for long time. Well, I was equally surprised by our Channel 8 for not even mentioning his passing at the 10pm news. Instead they spent a good few minutes reporting about some Chinese tattooists making their ‘art’ on the skin of some poor pigs, even applying sunblock on them so as to retain the colours of the tattoo. The pigs were priced for the ‘art’ on their body so they were well fed and looked after for. Even then they will not escaped death, but they can rest assure that their sufferings will not go in vain cos their ‘beautified’ skin will be preserved for many to admire. My goodness! I wonder why the animal activists didn’t protest against such act! Isn’t this cruelty towards animals??? :O

Didn’t catch the English station news but they have a report on the Channel News Asia website.

P.S. Just found this on the chinese news site. Think they added in later on. Well, at least they showed something, though not on air…


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