Posts Tagged ‘Singapore’

Latest piece done by Valerie at Vagabond Ink.

Her artwork is seriously perfect.

You really need to look at it up close to appreciate the intricacy, attention to detail and the accuracy of her lines. Very professionally done.

Plus I got a free Vagabond Ink sticker! Thanks you so much for your hospitality guys!

Check out their Facebook page and also their website at http://www.vagabondink.com

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A lot of my friends meet up with me and ask me, “Like it that you hate Singapore man, I’m with you.”

Honestly speaking, I don’t. I’m just extremely upset to see the way things are now.

I recently heard the music video of “We are Singapore” and “Count on me Singapore”, national day songs we used to sing in the 80’s and I was sincerely brought to tears when I heard it on the Telly. It didn’t help either that they were showing scenes of the way things were back then.

I’ve memorized the words since I was in Kindergarten and I sang those words as a child with gusto. “Onward”, “Progress”, counting on our generation to produce a better society for ourselves, our loved ones, our parents and our children to reside in someday.

Now when I sing the same lyrics 20 years later I regret I ever sang for more “progress” in Singapore because I’ve realized as a man and in adulthood that there is no finish line to “Singapore’s progress”, what I’ve done is glorify a horrible thing and dug a fucking hole for myself and our future generations.

I was born in Singapore, I still have hopes for my country like the rest of everybody else. I just choose to break to balls of those that try to fuck me over and have some fun at the same time.

Hate is too strong a word for my behaviour, It’s simply societal and governmental frustration. Nothing more. Happy national day!

I can be a local politician I tell you. There aren’t too many responses to the peoples problems.

When kena caught, push blame. Black and white serves no purpose. After that, send in the scrape goat.

When answering tough questions, play reversi.

“Hmm, but let me ask you first. What do you think?”

Sir, why COE price so high? Living cost going up till no end? Wages so pathetic, ten years and still no change?

Response: Under the LAN LAN act I sentence you to “Lan lan suck thumb till the next elections!”

So…when is Singapore going to offer Michael Phelps and Usian Bolt a PR here? Then Singapore can win medals every Olympics at every event.

To me the worlds table tennis teams are a joke. It’s not just Singapore, come on, European countries also got China Players ah? Let’s be honest, every match is a China vs China. Mind you I have nothing against China, just the use of foreign “imports” to chalk up the medal tally.

You mean to say that every country needs FT’s to win at the Olympics? Where’s the sportsmanship in that? Just send a representative, lose/win and call it a day.

I’ve was swimming for Singapore at one stage of my life and even qualifying for the Olympics is a feat in itself.

It’s easy to point fingers at the Tv saying “Wah lau, hopeless la!” but I can assure you a lot of blood and sweat has gone into their training to get there. I’m pretty sure sportsmen and women alike will know what I’m talking about.

Sure we might not win medals but who cares. Why we don’t win? I can tell you the reason is because of “tan bo chiak” and “tidak apa” attitude, not because we are lesser athletes.

You dare give up your day job? CAN you give up your day job? Don’t win never mind, still can fall back on other forms of income. Can one really take time off to train without having to worry about the typical financial pressures of being a Singaporean?

Rising costs of everything, you want to swim ah? Government can sponsor you a living or not? Hahaha, you must be mad.

No, Government must see things happen then support. Olympiads are paid athletes not part timers working half half in an office. Just like the arts, sports isn’t any different. So don’t blame the athlete blame the “Man”.

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Not sure about you guys but I enjoyed my night at Progressions @ Zirca.

The trance was fucking solid with lots of interesting moments, old classics were played and new tracks were dropped. Incredible.

Zirca’s bass never fails to blow my balls away. If I’m not right smack in front screaming “Kee Kah , Kee Chiew!!” I’m standing in front of their giant speakers getting a bass massage.

Fan girls, DJ worshippers and booty shakers. Nice. Managed to get some great shots of DJ Yukun’s set but no laptop till tomorrow to upload them.

Best part of it all is that I FINALLY FINALLY managed to get a copy of Progressions True Blue Vol 4!

One helluva solid mix, very well arranged with great sound quality. Want a copy? Get in line like the rest of us.

Till then, see you at the next one!

The more I listen to my Ipod the more I miss things outside of Singapore. Good music brings back the times. 

Singapore is nice but i don’t see myself living here for much longer. 

Honestly I don’t hate the country. It’s just that you come to a point where you have seen everything that needs to be seen. Heard everything that needs to be heard. 

What’s left of Singapore to be discovered? 

I grew up in town and in my later years, town has not changed much, if not more uninteresting than before. 

Brand labels are the same from Forum Galleria to Plaza Singapura. Heartland malls? Been to one and you have been to them all. 

Even Hdb flats look no different be it in Jurong, Hougang or Sengkang. Honestly, I can’t tell the difference till this day. 

As for night life, all major clubs generally play the same music. Electrohouse all over the place, or whatever suits the fancy of the majority. 

The irony of it all is that the DJ’s don’t want to play this music and the club goers tell me they are sick of this shit. So where exactly is the weak link here? 

I think the problem with Singapore partially due to governmental oppression but also the incapability of the average Singaporean individual taking any genuine risk. 

Everyone here just plays it safe. No one dares to “lose face” through failure. 

We just live in a society addicted to safety and precaution. In constant fear of what the person next person might think. 

Personally, If everyone is so obsessed with change then start with the source and stop blaming society for the lack of it. 

To me, change starts with self before the rest of the world. 

I have long given up on Singaporean politics but if you must, stop whining like a baby and do something that truly promotes change.

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