Collector

If one day you find yourself in yet another cluttered little shop,
turning over a saucer to study the maker’s mark,
running a finger around the rim to check for nicks,
holding a cup to the light to detect repairs,
you’ll know it for sure: You’ve become a collector.

Friedrich Nietzsche

In the ‘in-itself’ there is nothing of ‘causal connections’, of ‘necessity’, or of ‘psychological non-freedom’; there the effect does not follow the cause, there is no rule or ‘law’. It is we alone who have devised cause, sequence, for-each-other, relativity, constraint, number, law, freedom, motive, and purpose; and when we project and mix this symbol world into things as if it existed ‘in itself’, we act once more as we have always acted- mythologically.

Happiness?!

Happiness is not to be achieved at the command of emotional whims.
Happiness is not the satisfaction of whatever irrational wishes you might blindly attempt to indulge.
Happiness is a state of non-contradictory joy—a joy without penalty or guilt,
a joy that does not clash with any of your values and does not work for your own destruction,
not the joy of escaping from your mind, but of using your mind’s fullest power,
not the joy of faking reality, but of achieving values that are real,
not the joy of a drunkard, but of a producer.
Happiness is possible only to a rational man, the man who desires nothing but rational goals,
seeks nothing but rational values and finds his joy in nothing but rational actions.

(alright, this is just like a tight slap to my previous post)

Wishes

I’m doubt why must a human remains rational.
Something that surrounded my mind recently touched an impulsive nerve of mine
René Descartes ever said:
“When it is not in our power to determine what is true, we ought to follow what is most probable”

I wish to keep my wishes.
But I’m lost.

Simply Bread @Cluny Court

Finally I have some quiet time with my own
Picking up my long lost Sophie Kinsella’s after the torturing exams period
I decided to go back to my favourite place – Cluny Court (after Dempsey Hill)
This is my first visit to Simply Bread
@ 1 Fifth Avenue Singapore 268802
Food is generally alright, not too fantastic but no negative comments
I ordered a chunk egg for brunch with mocha
It cost me S$7.10 (chunk egg)
Let’s check out the core
I would say that food is not my main reason that I’m here today
Simply searching out a new place that I could do my reading
The environment is generally well embellished and most of the people were chit-chating quietly and flipping through the magazines that provided there or doing some office works
(Two guys happened to sit beside me and I peeked through their works, probably two designers discussing over a scratch of some interiors drafted portfolio, awesome)

My beloved Sophie Kinsella’s ‘I’ve Got Your Number’ with my sidekick, (somebody said that my sidekick is ugly? Damn, this fella must have a bad taste)

To feed your curiosity, what is more attractive in Cluny Court?
I found this in a wash room !!!!
It was like, drat it! Isn’t this kind of classy stuff is kind of like an ornament in those ‘born rich’ family?!
So I’m sure this is convincing
Cluny Court would be a place of lavish life style which the washroom itself speaks so loud

As usual, I will walk around the place before I heading back home
Although it is just an upper storey with not much shops
(I still wondering how they maintain their business by the way)
But this is the place that I love the most after Dempsey Hill
Reason being, I love to get myself out from a crowded place to some sort of wilderness like this
And the environment just fit in what I’m always dreaming to have
A place where serenity is uphold and a quiet soul be satisfied.

Photo taken inside the lavishly ‘born rich’-ed wash room, making me feeling so wealthy.

Happy Birthday to Singapore

Happy Birthday to Singapore !!
My second country I have to say.
You’ve been good to me for the past six years, and more to come.
That enabled me to live happily in harmony.
Grateful for your prosperity and peace.

What more on a holiday?
I kicked start with a great movie “Total Recall”
It was awesome !!!

Sooner we have nothing to do and wandering around
Saw a lovely wedding gift
I bet, I have a feeling of getting married too~
I always have a little sense towards precious moment
I think all girls would love them
But this fine little gift cost of S$119

We adjourned to our dinner at about 5pm
Yea you’re right, it’s crazy to have dinner at this hour
But you’re gonna agree with me if you know that we skipped our breakfast and lunch
I’ve been nagged for being too weak in my body recently
By different people in different way
So I decided to pampered myself with a good and nourishing chinese herbal soup
Yes! I felt healthy now!

Lastly, oh, just right after our dinner
We moved to TCC (The Connoisseur Concerto) for some chit chat
A time of lying on a comfy sofa with both my legs crossed
But however my drink was a major fail
While I decided to choose something extraordinary than my usual ‘Calming Spirit’
This ‘Crimson Duet’ is totally a dissapointment
It was suppose to be a mixture of strawberries and rose
But I must say, it tasted just like a ‘sugus’ blended with water
(sugus = is a brand of chewy hard candy)

me and my yucky sugus drink 😦

After that, we hurried back to a nearby train station when we realised that the NDP is gonna ended
(NDP = National Day Parade)
We heard a huge sound of fireworks but we hurried in an opposite direction
Guess why were we acting weird? Simply because we want to avoid the crowd
That is, a squeezy train ride after the fireworks done
My holiday ended there.
And now I’m swingging my legs watching my favourite show
Counting down to the last working day of the week
Yawnnnn, good night world!

Harrods

 
photo taken @Harrods London

I have a sensational addiction on Harrods
Somehow.


For instance, I would have no reason to wander to Harrods whenever I visited an airport terminal
Just to go and touch the Harrods bear
Or looking at the same things which always displayed there.


I have this mixture of feelings towards London
It might due to the reason that so much feelings brewed over there
Or perhaps that was the last place that I visited together with Dad
Be it a good one, or a bad one, Harrods rocks.


My Harrods lunch box 🙂

i ‘CHOPE’ one !

This is one of the Singapore culture that shocked a lot of people
Tourist, you better don’t occupy a free seat if you happened to see this thing on it
I mean, a package of tissue paper.

Quote an article online:
“I’ve started work at Shenton Way. The last few days, I’ve been having lunch at Lau Pa Sat and I’ve noticed people leaving free tissue paper on the tables for the next batch of hungry workers. I jest. Tissue papers on the seats and tables is a uniquely Singaporean way to book seats or, as it is more affectionately known among locals, chopping seats.”

If you’re working in CBD like I do
I know you would get exactly what I mean.
It is like, boo ….. Singapore culture.