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