27.2.05

A tourist, for a time

When you have friends who just moved to Singapore last week, you find yourself doing the strangest things.

Like wandering in the landscaped plaza of Parkview Square (which my friends have dubbed Zool Building), and wondering why any office building developer would endow it with bronze statues of Churchill, Sun Yat-Sen, Chopin, Dante and Plato (among others).

Like explaining why the taxi driver is "uncle" and the woman who takes your order at the hawker centre is "auntie", but even though your friend is 49, he's never "uncle" to you.

Like playing miniature golf for the first time ever. I acquitted myself perfectly by coming in dead last in our group of five. Par for the course was 65; my score, 115 --- proving indisputably that when it comes to anything requiring hand-eye coordination, I'm absolutely hopeless.

Oh, and we all agreed that the new National Library building is truly, truly ugly.

8 Comments:

At 2/27/2005 8:11 pm , Anonymous Anonymous said...

looks vaguely like MOE HQ

 
At 2/27/2005 11:05 pm , Blogger cour marly said...

You mispelled hideous.

 
At 2/27/2005 11:50 pm , Blogger Tym said...

Hee hee hee.

 
At 2/28/2005 1:40 am , Blogger Agagooga said...

You misspelled misspelled. Is that meant to be ironic? Hee hee hee.

 
At 3/01/2005 12:39 am , Blogger cour marly said...

Bingo. Pretty old joke amongst my friends.

 
At 3/02/2005 1:11 am , Blogger Agagooga said...

Do you know that the word 'gullible' cannot be found in any English dictionary?

 
At 3/02/2005 4:00 pm , Blogger Tym said...

But you can find "gullible" at Dictionary.com.

 
At 3/02/2005 7:12 pm , Blogger Agagooga said...

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