Thursday, 9 May 2013
Scenes From The Heartland.
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!