El·e·na [el-uh-nuh, uh-ley-nuh; It. e-le-nah] /ˈɛlənə, əˈleɪnə; It. ɛˈlɛnɑ/ –noun a female given name, form of Helen // A proud student of His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche // Personal assistant with a BSc (Hons) Psych from Uni of Warwick // These are snapshots of my life, in words and pictures

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Just a couple of videos that have really moved me. I’m so impressed by these campaigns and how evocative they are. It’s just sad that some don’t have the viewership that they deserve. With 7 billion people (and growing!), human suffering comes in such a variety of forms (84,000 according to the Buddha) that there […]

(Graphic) I don’t care what politics lie behind this…

…but there can never be an excuse for this kind of suffering (http://www.uruknet.info/?p=24885) which I believe happens on both sides of the conflict. Taken in Beirut where too many people are suffering, like so many other places in the world.

Want to hear about MY problems?

Someone once said to me, “Want to hear about MY problems?” (Taken from Reader’s Digest)

A glimpse into the hidden state

“I’m not a big fan of sanctions. Yes, it is high politics and it might have a long-term positive effect, all these “Milosevics and Saddams” would be gone, but what about the collateral damage when it lasts too long? What about all these children that died or are still dying from illnesses that are easily […]

Hello Rioters.

Hello Rioters. Look at your friend, now back to me. Now at your friend, now back to me. Sadly, he isn’t me, but if he stopped using petrol bombs and started using the Job Centre he could potentially be me. Look down, back up. Where are we? You’re at an interview with the man your […]

Tottenham Riot 2011

appropriatedisorder: Tottenham Riot 2011: Community Leaders Speak I am speechless. SkyNews produced a real decent interview. ignore from 10.26… (Source: http://www.youtube.com/)