Month: April 2012

The Internet Is Cool

Friday’s clear blue skies took me out of the office and onto the streets (for a nasi lemak and a beer). I took quite a few deep breaths and quite a few photos, some of which I posted on Instagram. I stopped on South Bridge Road to take this shot: Apparently, either a few minutes earlier or later, someone else stood under the same tree and took the same shot: Tweet

Sick Of The Flu

There has to be several strains of flu going around, and there has to be an epidemic with one or all of them. I cannot possibly be sick for so many weeks – getting better then getting sick again. My upper respiratory tract is having its own Groundhog Day. GP clinic waiting rooms are packed, and not just on Sunday evenings and Monday mornings. Something is seriously up. MOH (more health alerts, fewer Ministers’ speeches please), what say you? While the following info graphic is based on statistics in the U.S. (I spent SGD $59.90 at the clinic yesterday) – just agak a bit and you’ll still find it quite staggering: Source: Tweet

When Quando Fails No Matter How Many Times You Say It

I was inspired by this video I saw on FB the other day about nursing home patients who reacted very positively to music from their era and decided to try it out on my father who is convalescing in hospital. The trouble with doing that was that my father was never known to like music of any form. But last Saturday when we brought Kai to visit his Gong Gong, I suddenly recalled the only song I’ve ever heard my father sing in my whole life: Quando Quando Quando. I quickly downloaded the Engelbert Humperdinck version from iTunes and played it on my iPhone, waiting for the same excited reaction from my father. He frowned, looked suspiciously at the phone, then at me, then around the ward. Then when the song ended and I asked if he liked the song, he mumbled as much as his Parkinson’s-gripped vocal chords could muster: “No”, three times. Tweet