Monday, September 14, 2009


The tricycle was used by my youngest one and the one with the training wheels was used by my eldest. The child seat used to be mounted on the back of the bike which I used.
All these were left unused for a long period of time and I even had 2 notices (from the town council)to remove them from the common area.
How time flies indeed and barely noticing how the kids have all grown out of these bikes!
Today I managed to locate the long-lost key to the locks that chained up the bikes. A rag-and-bone man weighed these bikes (and the chain and locks too!) according to scrap metal value and I ended with about 7 bucks for the lot! The man mentioned that currently metals have more value than newspapers in terms of recycling.
In the end it was a win-win situation for both of us - me disposing of the bikes that were supposed to be removed from the common area and the rag-and-bone man having the metals for recycling. Rarely do win-win situation exists in business but this is as close as it gets! In business it is not really win-win but how far each party wanted to compromise, the same applies to any dispute/arguments/disagreements etc.
Ironically, I swore that the rag-and-bone man looked awfully familiar.... like we were from the same secondary school or something like that.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

The Great Spy Experiment - Wasted

A preview of The Great Spy Experiment's album-in-the-works. With Electrico's gradual disintegration from a 5 piece to a 3 piece, GSE may well become Singapore's foremost band. They had the best potential among the current batch of bands.

I think there is still a chronic problem with the local English music scene, after so many years, primarily the lack of local support and bands running out of time trying to make a decent success for being original. I salute those bands which keep perservering despite the odds. I do not think they will ever get the kind of recognition remaining in this place, the only way to make a breakthrough may be beyond these shores............if that day ever arrives, the biggest loss ironically may be this country, for not having an environment that nurtures local music.

While waiting for that day to come.........enjoy while we can, such little gems:

from "Saving Charmaine – Live Your Life 2009" Concert 26 July 2009 @Zouk