You know those squishy little gel-like teddy bear key chains that the kids buy at book fairs and gift shops? Well here is a family of them at a mall, standing about a meter high (taken from the bus window):
I love to look around on the MRT and see who I am riding with. Last week these were my companions: A Buddhist monk with his Columbia baseball cap that matched his robe, and the fashion model Anime girl. I couldn't get her platform patent leather boots and polka-dot tights in the shot...
Outside the MRT was this sign, I think telling us to be careful and not fall into the tracks...but my pro-life mind read it differently. Is this a social message? :)
This is the display shelf next to the check-out at the grocery store.
Notice that it is all mints; no gum. of course!
Every morning a brigade of these motor-trikes go out on patrol; the workers use handmade brooms to sweep up all the leaves and any debris on the sidewalks.
It keeps everything nice and clean and provides full employment:
When shopping for some furniture at an antique dealer, we found this carved tree root.
I called it "2 Wise Men."
And 2 more Wise Men: our sons at the Botanic Garden Water Ball:
When was the last time you saw a mailman on a bicycle?
Nearly all the maids (oops, they are called "helpers" now) have Sundays off, and the streets, buses and MRT are crowded with them, enjoying their leisure. I had to take this shot of a group of them, exhausted after their day, resting on the stairs at the Orchard MRT:
Dempsey Hill is a fun food and shopping area, especially for ex-pats. One of the carpet stores has a big bunch of exotic birds outside their shop, just for fun. When I hopped out of the car to get this guy
a helper there said, "Here, why don't you hold one while I take YOUR photo?" How could I resist...
And finally, 2 comments on the problem with society nowadays:
Here's hoping you haven't given up on caring!!