Hurry up and wait

Today I had the chance to go to a studio in an industrial estate and play a few roles in a corporate training video. There are few experiences which have a greater disparity between perceived excitement and actual excitement than being on a film shoot. Just like law and sausages, everyone wants to enjoy the result, but actually being involved in the manufacture is quite a different thing.
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Worried by a sign

There’s a sign at Outram Park MTR that says “This station is protected by about 40 security cameras”. That strikes me as unnecessarily vague. Singapore is somewhere that you feel people are diligent about following rules and doing things correctly, not just installing security cameras at random and failing to remember how many you have.
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This little piggy…

I was trying to impress my wife the other day by telling her about adjectives related to animals. There’s ovine, for sheep, and bovine, for cattle, and ursine, for bears, and avian, for birds, and equine, for horses. And, of course, porcine, for pigs.

“Porcine?” my wife asked, incredulous. “That’s ridiculous!”
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Seeking the wrong goal

“I don’t know, it feels like my life is devoid of purpose.”

“Isn’t there anything you could do that would make a difference to the world?”

“Well… I could take up making nuclear bombs like my brother.”

“I don’t want to live in the middle of nowhere in Sweden!”

“Don’t worry, we could live in the middle of nowhere in Iran!”


“What, you don’t like Iran? North Korea?”