Utterly Indiscreet

Saturday, September 03, 2005

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.....

4 Comments:

  • At 4:13 PM , Blogger Unreal said...

    I wouldn't say 'pathetic', sometimes it's just nice, but things like that don't happen much here in Singapore innit? Sigh......

     
  • At 10:46 PM , Blogger indiscreet said...

    I guess I miss the days when people actually bothered to say hello to me on the street or at bus stops even though I don't know them. Everyone is so busy these days with work or whatever that they forget that there are other people out there.

     
  • At 5:09 AM , Blogger Unreal said...

    I don't know but I'm sure that you do realize that everyone's always rushing for something everytime all the time eh? Like the newer flats that some of my luckier friends who got married and bought, I find that the people staying there are somewhat different than that of the older estates. No one talks to nobody, you'll get a smile at most and that smile is pretty fake if you look closely. I may be wrong though but where I'm staying, everyone knows everyone and there's always chatter, gossip included, especially those old aunties that hang out under the block, they are the ones that really know everybody.

     
  • At 3:31 PM , Blogger indiscreet said...

    Yep, the newer places are less personal and people don't bother to meet each other. I always say hi to people in the elevator etc.

     

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