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by JR8 » Thu, 16 May 2013 9:38 pm
Another day's observations.
- The yellow/brown mouthwash, that usually burns like gargling with jet-fuel or something, has no bite at all here. Do they regulate the alcohol content here to stop people distilling it off... or something else?
- M&S at Plaza Sing has a dedicated 'Cold-wear' department. Woo-hoo, that's a bit of welcome competition to the only other cold-wear store in town (@ Ion?).
- 'Belif', make-up shop. 'Founded in 1860 by Duncan Napier'. Smells like bull to me, the idea of a Victorian gentleman giving such a silly modish name to a cosmetic range. Their website is in Korean or English ... hmmm.
- Women taking 'loaded' prams down escalators.
- Food outlet: 'Chippy Happy Food'.
- Another food stand that sells about 10+ chip/fries products, and 3 hot-dog products. Niche offering!
- I stop to read a menu on an outlet counter wall or above-head. Someone rushes up to ask if I need help (what with, reading?)
- A fat child with white spectacle frames. It is the dimensions of a fridge on small legs. Gender - unknown.
- A young Singaporean couple, him in a 'Penn State' sports vest - both
speaking broad American with just a vestigial hint of heartlander-Sgn remaining (//'So, yah, I like said to Anastasia that it's you know like really gross and .. //wah damn siow horr!'). I ponder how SGns, more so the youngsters, very quickly adopt foreign accents if they spend any time abroad.
- 'Lowrys Farm' clothes shop. Wonder what country that's from, and, they forgot the apostrophe.
- A bus going by with a large advert for 'George Town Festival'. Thinks: Where is this town called George?
- Men with dyed hair.
- Using the phone on the MRT. Nice, in most countries it would not work.
- People in Reserved Seating on the MRT pretending to be asleep (if you find another seat they suddenly come back to life).
- 'Commuter carriages' with no seating. That suggests to me that the MRT is running over-capacity. I don't think I've seen this anywhere else in the world... not even Tokyo.
- Many train passengers playing the game Candy-Crush on their mobile phones.
- A crossing on Orchard. By the time the lights changes there were about 50 people waiting to cross. [A feeling that traffic is prioritised over pedestrians]. Wow.... I haven't stood at a crossing with more than maybe 5 people, for years...
- An importer label (who cares?) stuck right over the ring-pull/pour-hole of a can of beer. Couldn't it go somewhere less awkward/inconvenient?
- Axe-faced caucasian women. Where are they from I wonder, Australia, America? I have only ever experienced this previously on moving from the east to the west (going from softer/smaller features to bigger harder ones; but here I am noting the reverse most odd).
- Papers headline 'Singapore acts...'. when surely they mean 'Government acts...'? Unless the suggestion is that the government is synonymous with 'the people'. Wondering if the top/left quarter page of the papers is reserved for daily government press releases.
- Being handed things by people, them respectfully holding the item in both hands.
- A Ferrari covered in maybe 100 'racing stickers', or that design within the paintwork. Now I don't know about you, but if I spent maybe S$750k+ on a car... ...
- White spectacle frames
- Quite strikingly handsome and noble looking southern Indian men.