21.5.06

You know how some things are unbloggable?

Like the incredible conversation I had with the cab driver on the way to Wine Company last night, which began quite spontaneously, acquired a life of its own, and wandered the gamut of topics from The Typical Life of A Cab Driver, to his own personal career choices (oil rig guy turned construction guy turned technician guy and part-time cab driver), to his grandfather's voice saving him from falling asleep on the road (that was before he became a cab driver; he's a very careful driver now), to his three-year-old boy. But already I'm not doing justice to the unforced simplicity that underlay his tale and made music of an ordinary life.

Like a recent conversation I had with a friend about whether it's alright for a brother and a sister to have sex (with each other). I'm definitely not going to get into the technicalities of that in this here blog.

Like the fact that Terz has SMSed countless times and called once from Tokyo, which is really sweet, but part of me is angsting over how much money each little SMS costs and how much it'll add to his vacation bill when he gets back. Yeah, yeah, I should enjoy it and just stop nagging.

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9 Comments:

At 5/21/2006 7:48 pm , Blogger humanbear said...

But! I want to know what you guys thought about a brother and a sister having sex. Had a random conversation with the fiance about this recently, and he thought it was morally wrong. I don't have a clear stand on it, it seems to me like something that may happen due to unexpected circumstances and then what? Share share share please!

 
At 5/22/2006 9:10 am , Blogger serendipity said...

Will siblings even have sexual fantasies about each other? It's a moral thing i guess when sublings do not do IT to each other because they are family and they should respect the other.

Anyway, my guy always complains that I nag too much and spoil the mood too. Haha. We just think too technical sumtimes.

 
At 5/22/2006 1:46 pm , Blogger limegreenspyda said...

i really like some of the conversations i have with cab drivers too! perhaps it's a prerequisite for cabbies to be talkative... one of their modules at cab school, y'know.

and conversely, it's those who don't chat that give me the creeps sometimes. i had a friend who once had a twitching cab driver. one of those things. and he twitched uncontrollably the entire journey. worrisome.

 
At 5/22/2006 3:54 pm , Blogger Wilson Tan said...

Hello Tym, I am Wilson (Samsies' friend). I popped by your blog after seeing the tag on you. Anyway, here are my own thoughts on the controversial "unbloggable" topic. I think it's morally wrong for our society today for siblings to engage in sexual activity. But if i remember correctly, there was a time in ancient Egypt which records a history of royal incest to protect their "sons of god" bloodline. I think other Mesopotamia kingdoms may practice incest too. hope this helps.

 
At 5/23/2006 8:57 am , Blogger Fannwong! said...

correct me if i am wrong. it's called 'incest' and it's against the law in most countries. no judgement, just stating a fact.

 
At 5/23/2006 6:22 pm , Blogger cour marly said...

Well... many things are against the law, but not necessarily 'wrong'. Speeding is against the law, but I'd be hard pressed to classify it as morally reprehensible.

 
At 5/24/2006 8:44 am , Anonymous Anonymous said...

i agree with cour marly that "many things are against the law, but not necessarily 'wrong'". taking that a step further, i think they become wrong when the person doing the act infringes on the rights of others and the law tries to keep the peace by regulating our behaviour based on the majority's moral beliefs/inclinations (be it speeding or incest).

~ming

 
At 5/29/2006 12:00 pm , Blogger The Screwy Skeptic said...

sometimes the unbloggable, unreplicable conversations are the best ones though, aren't they?

 
At 3/08/2007 11:38 am , Blogger Tym said...

The BBC reports that in Germany, a brother-and-sister couple are challenging the basis of the law criminalising incest.

 

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