Those of you who watched my second cycling video will remember I came across a car with arrows sticking out of it, which tickled me pink.
I spotted it again on the way to buy something from the provision shop near my office and took some photos.
The tagline "For situations you wouldn't even think of" was pretty clever, since the cars are meant to promote motor insurance called DriveShield.
You may wish to check their site out. They are giving away up to $80 in petrol vouchers if you buy DriveShield before 31 August 2011. And there is some contest thingy too, involving their "arrow" cars.
The winner this week is... PAP MP for Nee Soon GRC, Dr Lim Wee Kiak!
The good doctor said:
"If the annual salary of the Minister of Information, Communications and the Arts is only $500,000, it may pose some problems when he discusses policies with media CEOs who earn millions of dollars because they need not listen to the minister's ideas and proposals, hence a reasonable payout will help to maintain a bit of dignity."
From omy.sg: ‘ 部长薪酬过低 有失身份地位’ 林伟杰言论遭网民批评 ("Lim Wee Kiak defends ministerial salaries: Low pay is a loss of dignity")
Aiyah, now I know why my ministers don't listen to me. I don't earn enough.
In other news, PAP MP Irene Ng was irked by media coverage of the Workers' Party's Meet the People session (MPS) in Aljunied GRC.
PAP MP Irene Ng: "I started my MPS on May 9, two days after being elected as MP. Had a big crowd. Hardly any rest. No big media publicity. An opposition party started their MPS just yesterday. If that had happened in a PAP branch, imagine the flak...But I am not complaining. We serve quietly and hope residents will judge us by our actions, and not just our words."
Screencap from TOC
Like that also want to complain. Let WP have their coverage lah. First time a GRC run by Opposition leh. Not newsworthy meh? The media also covered Tin Pei Ling and Tan Chuan-jin's Meet the People sessions what. Chill lah.
Hey Harold Camping! You were right! We all got left behind on 21st May and only Mickey Mouse got raptured on 21st May!
I guess we have to wait for the NEXT upload, on 21st October 2011, which, according to Harold Camping, is the really, really, really, never-bluff-you, confirm and double-confirm, for-real Rapture date.
Personally, I think God may have postponed Rapture just to see Manchester United lift their 19th title. But that's just my theory.
Seen on the Marine Parade GRC Facebook page, posted by Goh Chok Tong yesterday at 10.16am:
"Tks all for your best wishes. Morning after, no hangover, no burden of office. Accepted EMS title to help advance S'pore's international relations. Have useful experience n friends, esp in China, India, Japan, Mid-east. Here, call me Mr Goh. We are friends. --- gct"
That was a gracious remark by Mr Goh Chok Tong.
I hope when he said "no hangover", it didn't mean that the Cabinet had too much to drink after the President swore the new lot in, on Saturday night.
And I think he meant to say ESM (Emeritus Senior Minister) and not EMS (Emergency Medical Services? Express Mail Service?).
Like many Singaporeans, I am feeling a little empty since the General Elections ended.
After the heady feeling of attending rallies, discussing politics with friend and stranger alike, and exercising my vote as if the fate of the Free World and the Galactic Alliance depended on it, I am left to my old life again.
After the X was drawn in the box, what next?
Once you have tasted the fountain of life that is your ability to vote, you start to think.
"That was great! I actually made a difference in my country's political future! I made them LISTEN, dammit!"
Your next thought becomes,
"Ok, what else needs my vote now? Give me anything! Another part of our government? An Upper House or Lower House, maybe? Don't the Americans get to vote a President, a Senate and a House of Representatives? Why can't Singapore have a few more institutions for me to use my awesome power?" (cont'd)