Tonight I went to Lee Kwan Yoo’s house. By mistake. I don’t want you to think I visit the perpetual leader of Singapore on a regular basis. This kind of thing only happens when I get into a taxi and give vague directions.
Continue reading “Late to the party”
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.
Continue reading “Hurry up and wait”
They say there might be a bullet with your name on it. I’m not so sure, but there was a bottle of gin with my name on it at the bar.
Continue reading “Mistaken identity”
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.
Continue reading “Worried by a sign”
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!”
Continue reading “This little piggy…”
“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?”
I had an unsuccessful hour of trying to teach myself R today. I’m trying to build a tool to scrape information out of Twitter and then do clever things with it, but sadly it’s not working. What’s more frustrating is that it used to work. Then I upgraded.
Continue reading “Sulking and coding don’t mix”