Utterly Indiscreet

Saturday, September 24, 2005

Handphone Tragedy?

My friend needs to buy a new handphone. He can't reply to SMSes.

He says that he now has to call people in order to reply to their SMS.

That got me thinking. When was the last time I had a decent conversation with someone over the phone? A conversation that lasts more than 20 minutes?

Hmm.......umm.....I think it's been a while.

Are we becoming less communicative because of handphones and email??

Definitely yes!

Sunday, September 18, 2005

Arrested Bloggers

Two Singaporean bloggers were arrested and charged for promoting hate towards another cultural group. Apparently, they posted some comments on their blogs which were anti-Malay and anti-Muslim.

Freedom of speech does not mean spreading hate towards other cultures. I am glad they got caught. Some people think that just because they have a blog or website, they can write anything they want. It's BS.

It's wrong to be rascist (we are all equals and it doesn't matter what is your gender, nationality, race, sexual orientation, or religion) or do anything that would promote rascism.

Did they really think that they wouldn't get caught?

Saturday, September 10, 2005

Noisy Neighbours

What the hell? There's has been loud music blasting from the condo beside me for the last 5 hours. They are disturbing everyone, including me. Good thing that I had to step out for a bit.

Sure, everyone wants to have a party and have a good time, but not at the expense of everyone else's peace and quiet. Pissing me off.

It is so inconsiderate. I swear that everyone on the street can hear the lyrics to every song they play.

If they don't stop by eleven, I am calling the police.

Friday, September 09, 2005

Another Week Has Gone

Why do the weeks fly by so quickly? Seems like most of our lives are centered on work, work, and more work. Sometimes, I can't even tell one week from the next. Too many things going on during weekdays that I don't even notice what day it is at times. Deadlines, meetings......

Does anyone else feel the same way? That time is passing by and you are running out of time to do things that you love?

Sunday, September 04, 2005

Simple Woman

I was talking with a friend while waiting for the MRT when she mentioned our mutual friend. He is getting married in December. I am very happy for him. She revealed that his gf is only the third woman he has ever dated.

Wow, that's a low number. He must be the very serious type who doesn't play around. Nothing wrong with that. He is over thirty, so I guess he knows what he wants.

My friend also said he chose her because "She was a simple girl."

What does that mean? I don't think he means she is simple-minded or stupid. I have met her a few times. She is smart and interesting. I think he is a nice guy who is a good judge of character, so he chose the right girl.

So is that what men want? "A simple girl." What does that mean?

Saturday, September 03, 2005

Near Death Experience

This is kind of a follow up to my rant about crappy car drivers in Singapore. This time I was on a bus heading towards Newton. It was Saturday morning and the bus was entering a junction when a car tried to cut across. The bus driver had to slam on his brakes. He honked and the car driver stopped just in time. Thank goodness that the bus driver was alert.

It really freaked me out. I could see everything that was happening because I was sitting in the front. I imagined the car being smashed to bits and sailing across the intersection.

Lots of swearing and yelling by various passengers behind me including myself.

WHAT IS WRONG WITH CAR DRIVERS IN THIS COUNTRY? What an idiot! Wanted to run out and bang on the driver's window and give him hell.

Close call.

Friday night ramblings

Saw the new German movie called Napola. About a school for the Hitler elite. Was good. My poor companion was exhausted though. Too much exercise, I guess. He was kind of limping. Hope he isn't overdoing it. Maybe I am just jealous. I wish I could go to the gym more often.

Before the movie, we had dinner. We talked about the lack of friendly people in this country. If I want to talk to any Singaporean, I have to make the first move. Otherwise, no one would ever approach me. I don't look intimidating or anything either.

It's the culture here or the lack of interest in getting to know other people. Not many people here can be bothered to make the effort. It's kind of sad. Everyone is so self absorbed. But I shouldn't criticize so much. I am probably like that at times too.

I am so pathetic. I get excited if a complete stranger even says hi or asks for the time. Depressing.....

Friday, September 02, 2005

Not Enough Time

Why does it seem like I never have enough time to do stuff? I had a bad case of writer's block on the weekend and couldn't get started on a paper. Finally, I gave up on Sunday and became a couch potato.

Luckily, I have finally gone back to it and wrote a little. But I am not sure how it will turn out in the end. Might run out of intelligent things to say. I refuse to to stretch things out just to meet the required number or pages.

That reminds me. I hate writers who use tons of flowery language in their essays. Just get to the point. Did they use a thesaurus to write or what?

I think some writers just like to show off by using tons of obscure vocabulary words. But if I have to look up a million words, so I can figure out what the hell you wrote, then that's not good. Get to the f----point.