Sunday, November 30, 2008

Maybe I'm a dreamer.

Imagine there's no heaven
It's easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today...

Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace...

You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will be as one

Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world...

You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will live as one


-John Lennon



When will the killing stop?

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Fear & Trembling

If there is no eternal consciousness in a human being,
if at the bottom of everything there is only a wild ferment, a power that,
twisting in dark passions, produces everything great or inconsequential;
if an unfathomable, insatiable emptiness lies hidden beneath everything,
what would life be then but despair?
-Søren Kierkegaard

Where have the flags gone?

National Day is upon us.

In less than a week our country is 43.

When I first moved to where I live now, *every* house flew the flag at this time.

It was a chore when my parents asked me how many flags there were.

Now, the number of flags flown by my block and the opposite block can be counted by a friggin two year old.

One... Tooo...Tweeeeeeee!

Kids have it so easy these days.

Along Changi Road, National Flags are being sold at $1.50. It's $1.80 at one shop in AMK, but it's buy one get one free.

If this doesn't tell the Men in White something's wrong, I don't know what will.

Sunday, August 03, 2008

No Leaf Clover

And it feels right this time
On his crash course with the big time
Pay no mind to the distant thunder
New day fills his head with wonder, boy

Says it feels right this time
Turned it 'round and found the right line
“Good day to be alive, sir
Good day to be alive,” he says

Then it comes to be that the soothing light at the end of your tunnel
Was just a freight train coming your way
Then it comes to be that the soothing light at the end of your tunnel
Was just a freight train coming your way

Don't it feel right like this?
All the pieces fall to his wish
“Sucker for that quick reward, boy
Sucker for that quick reward,” they say

Then it comes to be that the soothing light at the end of your tunnel
Was just a freight train coming your way
Then it comes to be that the soothing light at the end of your tunnel
Was just a freight train coming your way
It's coming your way
It's coming your way
Here it comes

Then it comes to be that the soothing light at the end of your tunnel
Was just a freight train coming your way

Then it comes to be, yeah

Monday, July 21, 2008

I'm...



Which Dark Knight Character Are You?

You are Joker. When people see you coming they usually scurry away like mice! You are moody and dark and extremely intense. You can be cool and calm one moment, but then wild and crazy the next! You seek revenge on those that have hurt you- and your revenge is often much worse than anything imagined. You are a feared leader, and take challenges very seriously. You will do whatever it takes- with no exception- to get what you want. You are confident and intelligent and tell the world exactly what you think- and you apologize for nothing!

Find Your Character @ BrainFall.com




Which Star Wars Character Are You?

You are Darth Vader. Secrets are kept within your soul for ages, and you only reveal them when the perfect opportunity presents itself. You are not purely evil, but let's just say you need to chill out a little bit! You are a leader- and because of that have a great responsibility to make sure you lead people down the right path. You will seize control of situations by any means necessary- and you do so with no regrets (and you probably throw in an evil laugh too!)

Find Your Character @ BrainFall.com

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Monkey Wrench

what have we done with innocence
it disappeared with time
it never made much sense
adolescent resident
wasting another night on planning my revenge

one in ten
don't wanna be your monkey wrench
one more indecent accident
I'd rather leave than suffer this
I'll never be your monkey wrench

all this time to make amends
what do you do when all your enemies are friends
now and then I'll try to bend
under pressure
wind up snapping in the end

one in ten
one last thing before I quit
I never wanted any more than I could fit into my head
I still remember every single word you said
and all the shit that somehow came along with it
still there's one thing that comforts me
since I was always caged and now I'm free

don't wanna be your monkey wrench

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Stuff to do when the power is out

1. Read.
2. Eat.
3. Sleep.
4. Eat some more.
5. Yell "THERE'S NO INTERNET! THERE'S NO INTERNET! OMGOMGOMG THERE'S NO INTERNET! EEEEAAAARRRUUUUUUGGGHHHHHH!!!!" at random intervals.
6. Use the battery remaining on your laptop up.
7. Sleep some more.
8. Read some more.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Traction

Car nuts will know it's not only about how much horsepower a car has got.

It's equally important to get that power on the road.

And to be able to do it in a way that the tires don't wear out, or in extreme cases, explode.

I sense potential.

But how do I harness that power?

My War

My war you’re one of them
You say that you’re my friend
But you’re one of them
You don’t want to see me live
You don’t want me to give
Cuz you’re one of them
My war you’re one of them
You say that you’re my friend
But you’re one of them
I might not know what a friend is
All I know is what you’re not
Cuz you’re one of them
My war you’re one of them
You say that you’re my friend
But you’re one of them
I have a prediction, it lives in my brain
It’s with me every day, it drives me insane
I feel it in my heart, that if I has a gun
I feel it in my heart, I’d wanna kill some
I feel it in my heart, the end will come
Come on!!
My war you’re one of them
You say that you’re my friend
But you’re one of them
Tell me that I’m wrong
Try to sing me your ego song
You’re one of them
My war you’re one of them
You say that you’re my friend
But you’re one of them
My war.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

My Dream Home

... is a place where people are actually nice to each other.

... is a place where the Government is answerable to the people.

... is a place where the urinals are at a sane height and I don't have to bend my knees pee into them.

... is a place where public transport is a service to the public and not a profit making enterprise.

... is a place where said public transport is actually on time.

... is a place where people give way to each other.

... is a place where its citizens are actually treasured. And protected.

... is a place where the media outlets are actually critical of the Government when they deserve it.

... is a place where you don't feel like you're getting fleeced when you shop.

... is a place where creativity is encouraged in schools.

... is a place where "Stop" junctions work because people abide by the rules of giving way.

... is a place where tolls aren't raised "to let more people own cars" and consumer goods taxes aren't raised "to help the poor"

... is a place where the return policy works because the stores know that most people wouldn't abuse it.

... is a place where the commercials aren't lame.

... is a place where Government salaries don't keep rising, "to keep in line with benchmarks".

... is a place where, especially, said salaries don't rise during tough times.

... is a place where the weather isn't as hot all day. Or as humid.

... is a place where the people aren't told to "bite the bullet" and "take the bitter pill" by the people guiding the country.

... is a place where fun things can be found to do each weekend.

... is a place where monopolies are challenged.

... is a place where the bus seats aren't intended for midgets.

... is a place where the sky is mostly unblocked by clouds, so I can see the clear blue sky.

... is a place where "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."

... is a place where I can be anyone I want.

... has been found.

... is not Singapore.