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Thursday, 9 May 2013

Scenes From The Heartland.

Heart-warming/disdaining scenes in our heartland.  Here are a few of them.

i) Outside the Post Office - An elderly lady momentarily stopped the wheel-chair she was wheeling.  Inside the wheel-chair was an elderly man (presumably her husband) and she whisphered something  sounding reassuring and pleasant into his ears.  The man was just having a nice nap.  Such show of elderly love and care!

ii) At the Hawker Centre -  A young man (probably the man's son) guided the old man to his seat.  He assured his father saying he was going to get him a bowl of "kwa-teow"  soup for him.  It was obvious the old man was a stroke victim as the right portion of his body was limping.  Such filial piety shown by the son was just touching!

iii) At the escalators of shopping malls/MRT trains & inside MRT trains - You often witness teenagers and young adults facing each other and started hugging and showering kisses.  I thought such intimate actions should be confined to one's private rooms. Perhaps here Paul's warning in Ephesians 4:19: "Having lost all sensitivity, they have given themselves over to sensuality so as to indulge in every kind of impurity, with a continual lust for more." needs to be highlighted.

 iv) In the Mainstream Media - If you  have been observant you would have noticed that lately a particular politician's photo has been given prominence accompanying every speech that he made. These photos were cleverly digitised/touched up to make the poltician looked good.  This is what I called "media spin".  I thought it should not be "business as usual" for the Ruling Party after its majority votes were reduced in last GE and having lost 2 By-Elections. Singapore needs a "new vision" to take it to the next level of its development.  "Dead Wood" in Government will get us nowhere!

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