Is this a sign of things to come?
Prelims are starting tommorrow, I'm stuck in my room with a nose that thinks it's competing in a marathon, and I just read about the Merlion being struck by lightning.
Yes, you heard right. If you haven't been reading the news, Singapore's iconic attraction has been stuck on the head by lightning, leaving a hole on the top of its shiny white toupe. Mother Nature sure has a sense of humour.
With the current economic crisis and recession rearing its ugly head, what better way to reassure Singaporeans that everything will be fine than blasting a hole through the top of our national icon? But wait, it gets better. Heavy rain last night and during this afternoon should have ensured that the insides of the Merlion have been throughly 'cleansed' of evil spirits.
Most people say it's a bad omen, that something is about to get worse, with all fingers pointing to the economic crisis ahead of us. Some say it's a wake up call, telling Singaporeans not to be overly dependent on the government. I say it's a sign that tall, white people are more prone to be struck by lightning than their shorter asean counterparts, judging from the fact that nothing has happened to the shorter, smaller copies of the merlion around the rest of our island.
The 'ang mohs' will the ones feeling most of the pain of the recession, whereas we just have to endure the tremours and aftershocks that come from the opposite side of the globe.
As my grandmaster Oogui used to say "You must believeee..." Believe that we will get through this bad time. Believe that I won't flunk my prelims horribly. Believe that assignment 4 can be completed on time although the deadline is only 3 weeks away...
Damn, I got a lot of believing to catch up on...
Anyhow written on Mar 3, 2009 at 4:35 PM
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