Thursday, September 07, 2006

Arigato, Irwin-san!

If I would ever make a list of my top inspirations for my life, the list would probably be short, concise, but varied. There's Shigeru Miyamoto whose creative genius emphasizes simplicity in video game design. There's comedian Jay Leno who never fails to deliver big laughs night after night. Count also Anthony Bourdain and Rokusaburo Michiba, two maverick chefs whose cooking skills I will never be able to match. On the industry of film and criticism, who could possibly neglect Roger Ebert--the undoubted demigod of his craft. And then there's Hayao Miyazaki, master of animation and head honcho at Studio Ghibli.
I could be forgetting a few others, but I could never forget to list Steve "The Crocodile Hunter" Irwin, the Australian naturalist and conservationalist who died in a tragic marine accident last Sept. 4, 2006.
He was a great inspiration, for lack of a more ornate description. He really was. He was the source of my love of and interest for animals, be they cute or ferocious, furry or scaly, big or small. To me, his greatest contribution to mankind was making us realize that for all our problems, for all our weaknesses, and for all our evils, deep down in our hearts, we are capable of much, much better things.
I'm sorry that your life here in this world was short. But what it lacked in length, it more than made up in substance. Thank you very much, mate!


At Sunday, September 10, 2006 10:20:00 PM, Blogger †a‡su™ said...

We will all miss him... Of all the people, why him?

At Monday, September 11, 2006 3:24:00 PM, Blogger REUEL CUTE said...

well...yeah hes gone...but we have to move on...Tats will replace him naman d b! ahahahh!

At Sunday, September 17, 2006 8:07:00 PM, Blogger Darcy Harold said...

I think it would have been more fun if he'd been showing off again by putting his head in some croc's mouth and saying "C'mon mate! Try it for yourself, it's the way to get closer to natu--" only to be cut of by the squishy sound of the croc biting his head off, causing his blood and brains to fly all over the place and his body becoming some macabre fountain of blood... But hey, I liked the guy! It just seems his death was so... inappropriately dull. So there.


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