Saturday, October 14, 2006

Law of eating

It used to be well-known - no eating, no drinking, no smoking, no pets, no durians, no spitting, no...the list goes on and on - on the bus. Why else is Singapore known also as a fine city? If you did some of the above in a bus, you could be out of pocket to the tune of S$500. But the younger set among us couldn't care less - I have seen numerous teenagers and young adults eating away in buses over the last few years. I guess they have money to burn, or are those fine signs just for show?

Girl eating away in a SBS Transit Bus

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Three of the best

Vandals are like cockroaches. No matter how many you kill and no matter how much Baygon poison pads you lay around, somehow, they survive to roam another day, much to your despair. Vandals are like cockroaches too. They just don't go away, even after Michael Fay was given three of the best some 10 years ago in Singapore. I suppose somebody's behind is itching to be given another 3 of the best.

Beware - language contains expletives and may not be suitable for all people except vandals.

This picture shows the back of an SBS Transit bus seat

Saturday, October 07, 2006

A Full Moon

The Chinese celebrate Mid-Autumn with a festival called the, err, Mid-Autumn Festival. It is also the period when the Earth's Moon is visibly the brightest and roundest in the sky. Well, this year, the Singapore Meteorological people told us that the moon will be nearest the Earth (and thus appear roundest) at around 11.30am today, the 7 Oct 2006 and not the 6th Oct 2006 when the Mid-Autumn Festivals falls. Well, the moon did appear this morning, bright and round in the morning sky. Unfortunately it couldn't be rounder or brighter because of the thick haze caused by smoke that has drifted over from the burning forest fires raging in the Sumatran island of Indonesia.

But its better than nothing. Enjoy!

A little closer...

That's the closest my camera phone can zoom.

Them dar haze

Sengkang Town was shrouded in smoke this morning. So much so that instead of opening the windows in the morning, I had to leave to closed. These pictures show the haze situation in my neighbourhood:

Friday, September 29, 2006

To slym or not to slym

Some products are sold on their slimming properties, such as this meal-in-a-cup 'Slym Meal'. It has low fat and comes with Calcium and Vitamin C.

But this supermarket insists on rolling back the healthy offering by giving away a box of chocolate with the product. Having your cake and eating it too?

Monday, September 18, 2006

Keep or throw?

I would like to know what indisposable or non-disposable toothpicks look like. Here is a picture of disposable ones:

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Newspaper nudes

Now who said that squeaky clean and strait-laced Singapore does not allow nudity on its mainstream newspapers. Here is a page in Today which shows a completely undressed women, except for her extremely high high-heels.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Stating the obvious

It is odd that in writing/specifying dates today about current events, some find it necessary to state that we are living in an age after Christ's birth (AD - Anno Domini Nostri Jesu Christi or "in the year of our Lord Jesus Christ.") - more than 2000 into it. I came across this sign yesterday.

And the people who are so concerned that their project timeframe not be miscontrued as referring to ancient times (BC - Before Christ):

More likely, this is the work of Singapore's Land Tranport Authority (LTA).

Saturday, September 02, 2006

Singapore Idol Roadshow

Singapore Idols came to Compass Point this Saturday, 2 September 2006. The props were up early in the morning. By 3pm, the crowd had already formed. I was told that the queue to get onstage for autographs stretched right out to the taxi stand outside Compass Point - quite a distance away - such is the interest it garnered. For those of you not there, enjoy the photos.

Gossip in pictures

Its so convenient to record a scene or even a video nowadays. Gone are the days when you regret not having brought your digital camera with you to record that once in a moment scene which you would like to share with someone else or want to keep for posterity.

Photoblogs/photoblogging and videoblog/videoblogging are words that have become common in every use, particularly in the blogging community, that it is a matter of time before the keepers of the English language (whoever they may be) will have to recognise these words in the English vocabulary.

This is yet another of those blogs that records things seen and snapped at the spur of the moment that might amuse some, interest others or is just plain kay-poh (gossipy). Enjoy