17 Nov

london 2.07pm 14.2C sunny virgin lounge friday 2017

i saw the power of the sun in bleaching things, when the bus passed the shop window of some expensive carpet shop on piccadilly. they have huge carpets hanging on the window display and all of them were bleached white, all their colours and patterns gone. i thought it was quite an unnerving thing to see… and certainly did not make me want to buy a carpet. haha. but it did forcefully show how the sun is great for making whites whiter. if u have often wondered why indians in india are always seen wearing such brilliantly white clothing, making you think how do they get their clothes so clean and white… and spotless… now you know. it is the sun. 

i have been talking of how unfuturistic my world is and have wondered is it just me, or   maybe others live a more futuristic life with voice command in their houses to control things. and i read this today about a parrot who have discovered it…. ordering alexa to switch on all the lights and when it did, having a good chuckle over it. haha.

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  1. Garfield Hug Friday November 17, 2017 at 3:40 pm #

    Smart nation is what Lil Red Dot is striving for and it is driving seniors mad as the speed with which it is moving is unnerving. I worry they are left behind. Plus with cyber security not up to mark, if one loses mobile phone then all our funds or life savings can be wiped out by scammers.

    • alifesgayventure Friday November 17, 2017 at 3:58 pm #

      singapore wants to have everything on the internet, and that might mean more transactions using cyber money instead of cash. that makes it even more puzzling that it has not got cybersecurity tightly secure.
      but one thing that really affect ordinary people is the speed of change of the buildings and streets around you. whole neighbourhoods can be gone , like bugis st , famous for its outdoor food stalls and street culture… by that i mean its transvestite scene, all gone in a twinkling. it may not be futuristic but it is drastic change nonetheless and quite unsettling. and you have mentioned that your own parents have to move from their flat that they have lived in for so long to another area and another flat because the old flat is slated for redevelopment. i think it is a drastic change. i dont think i would like it… you can get very attached to the area you live in for years. at least i do.
      actually i am surprised that singapore is not the first to have moving walkways , i was thinking orchard road could do with one. dont you think?

      • Garfield Hug Saturday November 18, 2017 at 1:05 am #

        Thanks for your insights. It is true that the old are displaced in the name of change. My parents are indeed facing the anxiety of move and it is not good to uproot seniors and chuck them to a whole new area. It frightens them really. Orchard road believe it or not is not doing well. Retail sales are down and alot of shops shuttered. I never thought this would be the day that Orchard Road has more lookers than shoppers. Heartland malls took away the crowd. Now the crowd in Orchard Road are migrant workers sitting on benches or open spaces there on their off days. So, no moving walkways will happen just yet. All for price of modernisation I guess.

      • Garfield Hug Saturday November 18, 2017 at 1:06 am #

        Oh and to add online sales killed brick and mortar shops too.

  2. alifesgayventure Saturday November 18, 2017 at 5:31 am #

    i think the singapore $ rate maybe a factor too, its become too expensive for the surrounding countries’ citizens to shop in singapore because of it.. nevermind those countries, even uk visitors , with our £s find singapore is expensive.

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