Friday, March 21, 2008


Who is the daft person who allowed this window advertisement sticker to be put up on every glass window in this MRT (subway) train. This person must never have taken the train before, or if he/she did, could always find a seat that could comfortably see through this transparent 'binocular' holes.

For the rest of us long-suffering commuters, especially those who are tall and standing, we just cannot see outside the signs in the train station that tells us which station we are at. We'd have to bend, stoop, peep and whatever else necessary to find out where we are. And given that we tend to stand so close to people who are seated, there is a high chance that we would be sticking our asses into these people's faces as we try desperately to find out whether we have reached our destination.

Why am I seeing a lot of these things which shows that the people responsible are rather unthinking?

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Extremely ripe

I understand what 'Ripe for eating' means. But 'Ripe for good eating?' This grocer must be very anxious to make a sale, even to the extend of mangling the English language. Truly you'd do anything to make a sale.

For a moment there, I thought I wasn't in Singapore, such is the language on public display.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Half dressed

Youth - its really a great age to be because you get to try everything and anything and not be labeled immature or unbecoming for your age. Of course, one of the most obvious things about youth is the way they dress and the things dangling from or wrapped around their bodies. However, I do sometimes get a bit uncomfortable when I see someone who, I suspect is half dressed. But of course, she isn't, so long as she dares to step out in public and believe in what she is wearing, or not.

Saturday, March 08, 2008

The Slouch Ouch

Young girls like to doll up and be pretty. That is natural and makes life for the opposite sex more interesting. But once in a while, the dolling up leave much to be desired, especially when you slouch in a bus, taking up two seats at a go. Tsk tsk tsk.

Saturday, March 01, 2008

English as is it broken

Broken English is becoming common place on this lsland, especially in the restaurant business environment. This is all the more shocking because Singapore has a law that compels every child to undergo at least 6 years' of Primary education. And the primary language of instruction (i.e. the first language) is English. So after all that stringent instruction and learning, we still get broken English proudly displayed in public. Are taxpayers wasting their money on education?

Well, the sign shows that this restaurant needs to improve in more ways than one.