Monday, October 29, 2007

- encountered someone and you wish that he/she is your buddy? Last Saturday at work, I had a customer who was so chirpy and we talked as if we knew each other for ages. Her name is Vaani and she's based in Sydney. Even though we talked for abt half an hour, I knew more of her than the people I've worked with for 2 years! Before she left, she told me to give her a call if I ever wanna chat. Knowing that I'll never contact the people I met through work, I trully felt sad that that will be the last I'll see of her.

- re-read a book which you have put aside for years and realised that its so much different? Was looking for a childrens book for my nephew at my book case whilst I stumbled upon Alfian Saat's A History of Amnesia. I was reading a few pages and realised that what I thought was what I read years ago was not what I'm reading now. Maybe its due to maturity or the vast reading I've done since, Alfian's poetry is so much more darker and better than I remembered.

- seen someone you fancy but unfortunately, he's wearing a wedding ring? As consolation prize, I'll just see him from afar to fulfill my eye candy of the day.

- lied to people that you're attached when you're not (or vice-versa)? I've the habit of saying that I'm married with two kids to my customers, knowing that if I were to tell the truth, they'll look at me with pity and shame. I would be able to read their mind thinking that I'm too 'choosy" or have 'high standards'. Its easier to act as if I'm 'normal' than being myself.

- been insulted straight in the face but you pretended it didn't matter and just laugh it off, while your heart feels like its been squeezed through a straw?

Sunday, October 21, 2007

There's been a debate ongoing regarding Section 377a in the papers for the past few months. It got slightly intense after Alfian Saat's unfair termination as a relief teacher were made known in the press. The reason why its such a hot discussion topic is due to the fact the the law is archaic and the law makers are keen to bring the Code “up-to-date” with the current social mores and trends.
Forums are filled with views and comments whether it should be retained or repealed. I simply find it ridiculous that the topic is even being debated at all in this modern times! By denying the rights of the minority, ironically, we are going against our motto, 'One People, One Nation, One Singapore'. Just because some people don't approve of who others are sleeping with, doesn't make it right to dictate on which gender they have to rightfully sleep with. All of us have brains which we can use to think and decide and if one is happy sleeping with someone who happens to be of the same gender, so be it. Nothing is being asked of you in the relationship or in their bed.
In case you're wondering, Section 377A (Outrages on Decency): "Any male person who, in public or private, commits, or abets the commission by any male person, of any act of gross indecency with another male person, shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to two years."
On a happier note, Dumbledore is gay! I read all the 7 books and it didn't even cross my mind. Always suspected Snape but ... Dumbledore!! ::jaw on floor::