Sunday, March 28, 2010

Coconut leaves.

I just did some gardening in Singapore today, and I trimmed my grass and packed the fallen coconuts and coconut leaves and tied them up. It was quite a bit of work, and there were more than 100 large coconut leaves collected, enough to make the hut in the picture above.

When the rubbish collector came, they refuse to take and informed me that the recycle people would collect it with my other dried leaves. And when the recycle collector came, they asked for $20 to help me dispose of my leaves. I did not understand. I though this practice is common in third world countries, but did not expect something like this to happen in Singapore. Of course they left as I refuse to pay.

In Singapore, when you pay for electricity bill, you have to pay for refuse removal and water as well, and I do pay my electrical bills.

Now I have a large pile of dried leaves on the curb outside my house. I wonder how long it would take for it to disappear!

-- Iron Bowl.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Singapore is too hard up.

When I did a search on Popular Blogs in Singapore, "I'm Feeling Lucky" brought me to this site.

The keywords for the site is "Naked", "Sex", "Bra"...

I'm not sure hot to react to this result, but this sure shows what people do at home when you ban porn in your country.

-- Iron Bowl

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Safety (or lack thereof) on Escalators


I often see baby strollers, luggage and many other bulky things on escalators, and after seeing a child fall out of a stroller onto the sharp and deadly escalator when mom accidentally let go, I decided to bring my camera out whenever I see a stroller on the escalator.

I don't get why parents would risk their precious children on escalators? Don't they get it, just failing once to hold tight may mean an end to the child? This is not even the same level as putting on seat belts when driving, I could assure you that mishaps happen and it WILL always end in tragedy when someone falls on the escalator.

There are lots of signs on escalator safety, but no one seemed to care. I even saw a trolley on the escalator! Good Grief!

What next, a wheelchair??

When you put your child in danger like this, you are not a good parent!

-- Robin Low

Monday, March 01, 2010

The Might Boosh (Eels Lyrics)

Lyrics to Eels :

Eels up inside ya
Findin an entrance where they can
Eels up inside ya
Findin an entrance where they can

Boring through your mind, through your tummy, through your anus, eels!


Eels (x14)

Give it up now!


Eels, eels, give it up now!
Eels, eels, give it up now!

I was obselete
I couldn't hear the beat
Staggerin about on me old mans feet
I had one foot in the grave
But now I'm nu rave!
But now I'm nu rave!

It's a mash up!
Pie and mash up!

Elements of the past
And elements of the future
Comin atcha
I'm the hitcher
Let me put you in the picture!

Eels up inside ya
Findin an entrance where they can
Eels up inside ya
Findin an entrance where they can

Elements of the past and the future combining to make something not quite as good as either.