reblogged from thepeopleofsingapore
Every person can be a good person but you have to make the right choices: work hard. Don’t depend on others. Whenever there is work, I work. Right now I am sweeping the streets. It’s good work. Whatever we do, we are all the same.
Happy fucking 26.
Yet another reminder of our sad lives and how little we have achieved.
Thanks for the photo, C.
To be insignificant.
At one moment, you can mean the whole world to someone; yet the next, you’re nothing
People who claim that they’re evil are usually no worse than the rest of us… It’s people who claim that they’re good, or any way better than the rest of us, that you have to be wary of.
Gregory Maguire, Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West (via mirroir)
reblogged from polelroyd
Even though… I’ll do it.
I very much want to say it’s silly, it doesn’t make sense to follow all these rituals, it isn’t me to read something I don’t necessarily believe in; but I’ll do it. If it means so much to you, I’ll do it. Has my growth made me cynical of such standards? That I believe one’s fate should not be determined by the burning of a candle, the timing on the clock or the position where one stands. As much as I know it’s not rational, I’ll do it. “It’s our culture.” That isn’t really convincing me, but I’ll do it. If it’s what you believe in, and if it makes you feel at ease, a certain level of self-fulfilling prophecy ought to follow. Right? So, I’ll do it.
I am attracted to beautiful things. I am also drawn to things I don’t understand. Perhaps that was how it all started.
If we are not sadistic creatures, why do we put ourselves through so much pain and torture, knowing that we will get hurt?
This is my ah ma and here are some photos I took of her when I accompanied her for a short walk around our neighbourhood.
In the official records ah ma is 83 this year, but actually she’s 79. In those days, it was purposely recorded that she was 4 years older so that she could legally work as an adult despite not being one yet.
Ah ma will sit at her favourite spot at the void deck for hours. Sometimes I will sit with with her for a while and we will chat. She will share with me stories about her younger days during the Japanese Occupation, how she was a great nanny who helped looked after an angmoh doctor’s family and his four sons, and how different my two cousins are.
She can be really pai si sometimes and she will make my mother really mad. When I asked her, “Ah ma, why sometimes you purposely want to make mummy angry?” She will reply cheekily in Hokkien, “I just want to ‘poke’ her.” Silly ah ma, I think she probably just needs more entertainment in her life.