Friday, July 10, 2020

today we are voting for a new government

Crunch time.



photo by dsnake1



today we are voting for a new government


Today, we are voting for a new government, and I have marked my opinion early in the morning. Does my X really matter? Aren't we all goldfishes in a pretty bowl, swimming over the same old spaces? Do goldfishes have a view on politics? Or poetry?

Aren't we also ants, running in a neat line along the kitchen countertop? Do ants deliberate about the coronavirus, loss of jobs, and the laws that are shoved down our throats? Do they prefer the colours white, or others?

Perhaps my X really matters, because all these add up, these are our collective voices, angry or meek. Tonight, or early tomorrow morning, we will know then, if the glass in the goldfish bowl has cracked.


10/07/2020
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"Do you ever ask your goldfish for their views on goldfish poetry or politics. Does a termite thinks that a woman's place is in the house? Do beavers prefer blondes or brunettes?"

-- Robert Heinlein, Goldfish Bowl






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Monday, June 1, 2020

Day 56 Lockdown

Day 56 of 'circuit breaker' shutdown, Singapore.



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Day 56


Last day liao!

But hold the freaking horses!

They called it Phase 1 Re-opening.
Some businesses are re-opening. But not bars, KTV lounges, pubs, cinemas, casinos, places of entertainment. And still no dining in at hawker centers, food courts and restaurants. Yes, continue to tapau and eat at home.

So like really not much has changed.

There's still Phases 2 and 3 to look forward to. And expect adjustments to the previous lifestyles we are used to.


01/06/2020
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This is not a poem. Just trying to keep a damn diary.


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Sunday, May 31, 2020

Day 55 Lockdown

Day 55 of 'circuit breaker' shutdown, Singapore.



photo by dsnake1



Day 55



The road is long.
But we will get there.
Soon.


31/05/2020
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This is a haiku.


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Saturday, May 30, 2020

Day 54 Lockdown

Day 54 of 'circuit breaker' shutdown, Singapore.



photo by dsnake1



Day 54



A puzzle for today.

You are on a hang-glider, flying slowly over the countryside, looking at the scene below you. You see the roofs of houses, meadows, fields and hedges. A man trimming hedges below waves at you. You look at the hedges he was trimming, and you smile. What did you see?

For the answer look at the drawing above.


30/05/2020
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The man trimming the hedges cut it such a way that it spelled HELLO.


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Friday, May 29, 2020

Day 53 Lockdown

Day 53 of 'circuit breaker' shutdown, Singapore.



photo by dsnake1



Day 53



The check-out girl ask for my senior card.
I look young?
Just give the discount.


29/05/2020
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This uncle is old.


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Thursday, May 28, 2020

Day 52 Lockdown

Day 52 of 'circuit breaker' shutdown, Singapore.



drawing by dsnake1



Day 52


Today, coming out of the food court at the nearby mall with my tapau lunch, encountered this guy, a middle aged man who was coughing rather badly. He was wearing a face mask but of course he spooked everyone, what do you expect? And today there was a sizable crowd at the mall, everyone also want to tapau lunch, izit?


28/05/2020
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This is not a poem. Just a rant.


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Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Day 51 Lockdown

Day 51 of 'circuit breaker' shutdown, Singapore.



photo by dsnake1



Day 51



hospital waiting room -
another trip to the water cooler again.



27/05/2020
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Was at a hospital for a scan test today. Inspired this senryu.


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