i missed an opportunity to work in Japan and in my weakest moments, I tend to daydream about the possibilities of the trinity – SK-II enhanced Japanese girlfriend, onsen, sashimi – sometimes all at once, sometimes not.
reading this brilliant piece (highly recommended – short and entertaining) by TOC makes me wonder about a huge missed opportunity – what if Mr. Goh Chock Tong (who was in contention) was made the UN Secretary-General?
imagine the possibilities of giving Mr. Goh (and his wife of course) a platform for him to introduce to the world, the PAP values of pragmatism-to-the-prosperous-poverty-to-the-poor, you-just-report-what-i-say-and-don’t-ask-questions and we’ll-sue-you-we’ll-sue-you-and-we’ll-sue-you.
imagine the possibilities, for you and for me and the entire human race.
imagine entering a pub in a foreign country with a Singapore flag sewed on your bag and the pub goes hush.
a holy awe. an inordinate respect for a little red dot. the PAP keeping the fear alive.
i comfort myself about this missed opportunity by dreaming that Mr. Vivian Balakrishnan will one day be the UN Secretary-General.
i don’t know about you but back in my anti-PAP days, my heart burns when Vivian speaks. of course, my heart is now devoid of feeling since I have embraced fear and the PAP.
imagine the possibilities of giving Mr. Vivian Balakrishnan a global platform for him to crusade against three-meals-in-a-hawker-centre-food-court-or-restaurant, irresponsible websites and the small-minded-unfair-very-very-selfish citizens of the world.
(If you were selling anti-anxiety medicine, wouldn’t you like Vivian to be in charge?)
imagine the possibilities.
save it for our children.
(with apologies to Michael. we miss you.)