Tuesday, October 28, 2014  

[A little different...]

The sunrise looked a little different this morning. There seems to be something blocking some of the light.

We tend to take the sunrise for granted. It's hard to imagine that one day, the sun will be gone and we would all be dead. We are so very small in the universe that we know of.

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Sunday, October 26, 2014  

[A promise kept...]

When Mariah Carey last performed here 14-years ago, I was a student and could not afford to go to her concert. I promised myself that the next time she comes, I would go.

A lot has changed in 14-years. The style of her music has changed a lot. I prefer her older songs, to be honest.

In any event, I made it. My first-ever concert. I thought her rendition of "Hero" alone was worth the ticket price.

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Friday, October 03, 2014  

[What went wrong?]

My wife was at Toa Payoh recently and she saw something rather distressing.

There was an old man selling tissue paper near NTUC and three HDB Hub security guards were trying to get him to leave.

Foreigners come here and live the high life. They live in nice houses, drive flashy cars, and bed all the hot chicks. Some come and cheat rich old people of their money. They come here, most of them with no intentions of settling down, leech whatever they can, and go back to their home countries.

What about the people who built this country into what it is today? They sell tissue paper, collect cardboard boxes, or clear tables at food-courts in order to survive.

How did we get here? What went wrong?

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Sunday, September 28, 2014  

[Lazy Sunday...]

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Thursday, September 25, 2014  

[Ode to an ice-cream bar...]

I first saw you on a flight to the United States about fourteen years ago. When the stewardess handed you to me, I had no idea what you were. For some reason, instead of your familiar packaging, a plain white wrapper was used instead.

It was one of the best things I've ever tasted.

Since then, I've been on the look-out for you at my neighbourhood supermarket, but you've never appeared. Who knew that the next time I would see you would be this past May in Dubai.

I finally found you in Singapore. At Cold Storage Anchorpoint.

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Saturday, September 20, 2014  

[Poor man's watches...]

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[A calming flame...]

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014  

[Happy now...]

I wonder, how many of us are really happy at work?

I've worked at a few different organisations. Four, to be exact. I find that no matter where I go, I can't seem to be happy. I may be happy at first, I may be happy for a few weeks or months at a time, but eventually, something happens that either saps all my energy, or make me so angry, that I start questioning whether is this all worth it.

There are, of course, people who stay at the same job and/or organisation for a long time. I can't believe their experience is that much different from mine. They must face the same difficulties at one time or another.

Which begs the question, is this normal? Is it normal for people to feel this way about their jobs? Is it normal for people to feel "burnt out" all the time? Some people quit and leave the corporate world after a number of years to start something and be their own bosses. Maybe these are the ones who felt that a 9-to-5 job doesn't suit them.

I'll be away from office for two weeks, starting next week. I can't believe I'm going to say this, but I'm looking forward to ICT. It would give me some time to think about this.

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014  

[I guess that's one way to reduce your debt...]

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014  

[The problem with mortality...]

I’m watching Cosmos now. I’m nearing the end. The last episode I watched was one about global warming.

The facts speak for themselves. Global warming is real. And we are the cause of it. The facts and impact on the environment is startling to say the least. If I recall correctly, there hasn’t been this much CO2 pumped into our atmosphere for the past million years.

Confronted with all the facts, evidence and projections of what could happen, why then are we, humanity, not taking action? I suppose it can be argued that we are, but I feel that whatever we are doing now, it not enough. So why aren’t we doing more? Why aren’t Governments doing more?

I think the reason is because compared to the lifespan or timescale of the universe, our lives are but just a blink. We have no incentive to change our ways for the better because we won’t be the ones who have to live with the consequences. It will be our children, our grandchildren, or maybe when our great-grandchildren.

If we knew that we would have to confront the consequences of our actions in our lifetime, I’m sure our responses, by now, would have been very much different. We would not be continuing to exploit our planet for short-term monetary gains. We would be trying to restore the balance, to fix what we’ve broke.

I hope we won't go down in history as the generation who screwed Earth up for all subsequent generations.

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