30 August 2006

No Smoking at Bus-Stops

Smoking is banned at bus stops......is it really effective? Do people care? Not quite.......

in the photo above, the guy in blue (on the right) is puffing away. I smell it before actually seeing him holding the cigarette puffing away ..... there is a lady in pink who is pregnant.

I think there are some people who still smoke at bus-stops cos

1) there is no "No Smoking - Fine $XX" signs placed at bus stops

2) they couldn't care less.(partly due to Point no. 4)

3) the law did not define what constitute a bus stop and so it's debatable whether the smoker is standing in or outside the domains of a bus stop.

4) there aren't enough NEA officials to go around to catch those who breach this rule.

Still it boils down to the fact that people do not care about their own personal well being, let alone those of others.

11 August 2006

How polite are we?

Last night's Channel U's Shoot2 programme talked about the Politeness Survey that Reader's Digest conducted that ranked Singapore at the bottom 5 of the list of countries.
A few points were raised and among them there was the suggestion that young parents take more responsibility to inculcate their child the importance of being more mindful of other people's needs too. I fully agree and I must say that looking at some of the parents around me, I see many parents nowadays simply let their child do whatever they like.
Also just look and perhaps count how many people say thank you to the people who hands out the freesheets like TODAY or MyPaper? Hardly will you hear a handful do that.
I feel that courtesy and politeness goes hand in hand and we should realise that we are all one. Our actions will affect one another.

10 August 2006

My first painting of a Buddha's face.

9th Aug was Singapore's National Day and so I decided to pick up the brush and I did a painting of a Buddha's face.

Some coaching, sarcastic remarks (like "change brush lah, if not if think these are chopsticks ah?) and help from my friend later, this is the end product.