Singapore

The past month, I have been experiencing what I can only describe as
a burnout). When
I think about it, I have been juggling too many things, but they
were not extraordinary tasks, so I wonder why I felt ‘stressed’.

Things have been so hectic that I even missed foss.in this year (I
have attended every year since 2003) but good to know that it went so
well
.

The good thing was that the vacation was right around the corner which
kept me going. Even an hour before leaving from home for the flight,
I was struggling to complete chores.

I am now in Singapore, staying with my friends, and exploring the
place since the last 5 days.

Singapore is a really amazing city to live in. Everything is
streamlined
. Even the fish in the Underwater World at Sentosa Island
are RFID-tagged!

IIRC, I once saw a board that said there’s a 1000 SGD (singapore
dollars) fine if you are found sitting on the stairs of the
underground metro. I need to get one of those T-shirts that says
‘Singapore is a fine city’. Heh.

P.S. If you’re in Singapore too and want to meet up, give me
a holler.

Update: Looks like Ben Rockwood is going through a strikingly similar phase.

7 Comments

  1. The weirdest thing I saw in Singapore was a hoarding that advertised a five star hotel’s bar with a photo of empty groundnut shells littered on the hotel’s floor and the message was – ‘ we dont have any rules , you can do whatever you want here’ ( dont remember the exact words).

    –y

  2. @Premshree: So, I assume you are next going to move to a village in India so that you can appreciate the life you have now in USA? :P

  3. Okay, maybe that didn’t come out right — I’m just saying there’s enough balance between what sucks and what rocks, say in the US or India, that I’m able to live just fine. I’d have to see a perfectly clean New York city, for example.

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