Utterly Indiscreet

Sunday, October 30, 2005

Goodbye Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks died earlier this week. She was 92. She was arrested in 1955 after refusing to give up her bus seat to a white man in Montgomery, Alabamba. (all blacks were supposed to sit in the back of the bus and she sat in the front)

Many people supported her and participated in a 381-day boycott of the city’s bus system led by the Rev. Martin Luther King. I think that's really amazing. Thousands of people walking to work or school every day for almost a year. Some of them walked several miles a day to support equality for blacks.

I don't think there are many people like her around anymore. People who stood up for what they believed in and really changed society for the better.

Today's heros and heroines are NBA players or movie stars. It's a shame.

Saturday, October 29, 2005

Singapore Lifestyle

Lately, I have been feeling like I need to move to another country. I feel that I am working too much and don't have enough free time. Am I having enough fun?

Most of my friends feel that they work too much and aren't really enjoying their life. Singapore is a place to work and not a place to live. Is that true?

Saturday, October 22, 2005

Feeling Stuck on An Island

I need to get off of this island soon. Starting to feel too closed in and stressed. Tired of work and not having enough free time. I think I need to leave Singapore periodically to regenerate. Must be the life style here. Too many things to do and not enough time to do them.

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Group Work

I hate group work! I like doing stuff alone because I can do it faster and don't have to push the slackers in the group. I don't like to depend on other people. Also, some people believe in making as little effort as possible.

I am no perfectionist, but if you never try to be good at something, you end up being bad or average at everything. What's the point in being average all the time?

My Lesson for today:

NEVER choose certain people to work with again. Or try to work alone if there are suspect slackers around.

Sunday, October 16, 2005

A life of leisure

Had a few days off and I have been hanging around at home a lot. Reading, watching movies, housework, laundry, email etc. It's nice. Wish I could afford to do it more often.

Made me wonder what it would be like to be a housewife. Would I get bored at some point? Would I need to have lots of hobbies to keep my mind stimulated?

Friday, October 14, 2005

Car Conversations

Are you married? (question from a curious classmate; No, he was not hitting on me)


Why not?

........(my answer followed by long discussion about the pros and cons of marriage; classmate is happily married)

When was the last time you were in love?

Ummm....last year.

Really?.....I thought it was like 10 years ago! Or a long time ago!


Thursday, October 13, 2005

Interesting or Nice

What makes a person interesting to me? I have found if someone talks about work or money most of the time, I find them really boring. Is it their hobbies that make them interesting? Probably not, unless their hobbies are the same as mine which is not likely. Well,....what is it then? Is it something about their personality or some quality that I admire?

I am wondering because I have a lot of friends who come from completely different backgrounds than me. We don't share many common interests either. But I still like them because in the end they are just nice people....people who are sincere and reliable. I can count on them if I need help.

So what's more important? Being interesting or being nice?

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

My Neighbour

I have been cat-sitting while my neighbour is away. The cat is a bit of a snob, but always there to greet me when I go over there. It's nice. Very verbal. Meows a lot especially when it is waiting to be fed.

Here is her photo. She is an outdoor cat, so she comes and goes. This is outside of my neighbour's front door.

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Being Sedentary

Have things to do, but don't feel like doing any of them. Can't seem to get myself motivated to do some writing. Been lying on the couch in front of the TV too much. Probably losing brain cells from doing that.

Must get myself going......or.....try again tomorrow.

How do you get yourself to do something when you don't want to???

Sunday, October 09, 2005


What to people do to deal with loneliness? I guess in Singapore, people go shopping or eating?

I think there must be a lot of lonely people around, but everyone is good at hiding it. When I look closely at some people, I think they must be lonely.

Or maybe I am just projecting how I feel onto someone else.

Saturday, October 08, 2005

The 1920s

I like the 1920s. Saw a movie recently which was set in the late 1920s and it looked like people had a really good time (if you had money). Parties, trips to Europe, dinner parties where people actually bothered to dress up etc.

The fashions were elegant and everyone had fun. The women wore feminine and beautiful dresses with hats and long gloves. The men still had manners and women still believed that men would take care of them. People didn't seem to have a care in the world.

I am probably romanticizing it all, but what happened to those simple days when everyone was so innocent and still believed in everything?