ps! figured out my halloween costume! …. knight rider! going to cover my bike in black tape and make those lights on the front, add a turbo boost button and mount my iphone so when riding, the theme song plays and have kitt’s voice loaded on as well!
There is hope for everybody’s favourite South East Asian city-state: for a country that allegedly has no sense of humour, one of Singapore’s mainstream radio stations played Flight of the Conchords’ Most Beautiful Girl in the Room on a Sunday afternoon show. The DJs were two women who spoke English with transpacific twangs that you expect out of people who spent idyllic childhood summers in London and boozy university nights in Australia. They probably rock climb on weekends and make gai pad krapow with fresh basil that they grow in the kitchens of their apartment unit overlooking the urban skyline.
Results from a survey by Durex published several years ago remains on heavy rotation in local women’s and health magazines. Singaporeans have the least sex in the world, they woefully lament. The government pays its people money to procreate, lest they one day run out of eighteen year-olds to draft in mandatory military service, meaning they will have no army to defend them if Malaysia decides to invade.
Singapore has what must be one of the best (if not the best?) public transport systems in the world. Its military is well-equipped and its people are well-educated. Everything about this country is perfect and frightening and funny, like a parody of a caricature of a satire. I read Disneyland With The Death Penalty again to see if the accusations made in 1993 are still applicable in 2011.
An illustrator friend working in Singapore’s graphic design industry laments the state of art and creativity on the island. “They think they can teach kids art,” she sighs as we pass a high school dedicated to doing just that. “You can’t teach art. Everybody can love and produce creative art, but you can’t teach it. You have to let it out. Singapore is not allowing their people to let it out.”