September 21st was the International Day of Peace.
I'm kind of bummed that it went by without anyone here really making a big deal out of it.
I completely forgot about it until today. I knew something seemed familiar about the date, but for some reason I thought that peace day was on the 24th of October... but that's UN day! (And my friend Fatima's birthday). Stupid!
I saw an ad on TV for Peace One Day (the organization that helped officially kickstart peace day).
It had kids defining peace. It was really lovely and it made me tear up. They really hit the nail on the head, those kids. They see things more clearly than we do, sometimes.
I tried to find it for you guys but I couldn't :[ So I don't think it's an official Peace One Day ad, although they did show the logo at the end.
You can catch the full Peace One Day documentary here. I'm watching it now; I'm about 20 minutes through it.
This guy is really inspiring. I can't say I've seen many people as determined as he is. And he faced a room full of Arab politicians :p with the issue of Palestine bound to arise, it was pretty brave of him, if I do say so myself - no matter how bad he think he did.
I'm determined to find out as much about this as I can.
On a brighter note, is this not the cutest thing you've ever seen?
Nizlopi - JCB song
It made me smile like I just had Botox and my face was fixed permanently into a wide grin.
And noticed Mary Poppins at the end?
I've been going around singing, "I'm Luke, I'm five, and my dad's Bruce Lee! Drives me 'round in his JCB!" and annoying quite a few people but I don't care.
I also saw the most amazing fireworks display I've ever seen earlier tonight.
I swear it was like diamonds in the sky.
Whenever the fireworks disappeared they re-appeared two seconds later like twinkling diamonds. I'm not exaggerating; that's what it looked like.
I was in awe.
So ok that's it for today.
Happy late peace day.
On second thought.
Happy peace day!
Cos everyday should be peace day.
Yes I'm corny but I promise eventually you'll learn to deal with it.