Friday, April 17, 2009
The bus that I was on stopped at a traffic light along Stamford Road. I felt a little nostalgic seeing how much the area has changed. I remembered sitting on a bench in Bras Basah Park during morning peak hour, some 17 years ago. The park was an island of tranquility amidst the sea of traffic. The canopy formed by the large rain trees covered the entire park. That area is now a massive concrete block also known as SMU School of Economics / Social Sciences.
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Here's an old cartoon from 1936 titled I Love To Singa. I found it in the bonus features of my Happy Feet DVD. It's really cute and has a catchy song which I keep hearing in my head over the weekend. They sure don't make cartoons like they used to.
Tuesday, April 07, 2009
For the music lovers who can not afford hefty ticket prices (or are just plain cheapskate), here's the line-up for SPH Gift of Music 2009. Free musical performances throughout the year.
Sunday, April 05, 2009
Earth Hour - Cities and large corporations around the world switch off non-essential lights for an hour.
See if you can find Geoff Mulgan's The Ideals and Betrayal's of Government. It is basically a discourse of the structure and existence of govenrment. There are often different branches within the govt that represent the interests of different stakeholders (supposedly) and hence pursue differently if not contradicting objectives. Economic growth at-all-costs vs environmental protection. Foreign immi policy vs national cohesion. Productivity vs work-life balance.
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