Nobody can satisfy everybody everytime everywhere. U get disappointed sometimes and some of the days.
Whatever thing is being done, it meant good. We need foreign workers but they create social problem. but can chase them away?
Everything we do there is always the pros and the cons.. we just have to be tolerance.
Not too long ago, ppl were against the barrier set up for an international event, no nosense, organised demo. ANd now everybody come here to do their business because they know that Singapore is safe...
Yappy & happy
scene from "The godfather 2"
I saw an interesting thing happen today. A rebel was being arrested by the military police, and rather than be taken alive, he exploded a grenade he had hidden in his jacket. He killed himself, and took a captain of the command with him.
[ROTH looks concerned]
Those rebels, you know, they're lunatics.
Maybe so -- but it occurred to me. The soldiers are paid to fight -- the rebels aren't.
What does that tell you?
They can win.
I have given up shooting all these "national" events ...... it's all bullshlts what these big shots and civil servants said about all these national events are for all to enjoy, the rich, the poor, etc, but what the heck, I have never able to get a ticket for any of these "national events", never, ever! Heard that they are mainly reserved for those grassroot helpers, those well connected, etc...
Anyway, the Singapore Police and Security forces are too efficient to control all the crowds and they always forget about giving the citizens a couple of hours of real fun and memory by leaving them alone, in the name of safety and security!
I have always wondered how, where and who are gonna get those "fantastic" shots in these events?..... If you have seen the fireworks in Hong Kong, Shanghai, etc... you would understand my frustration of getting a decent spot in Singapore to shoot .....
Just try going to any of those old deserted buildings now, and within a couple of minutes all those "security" guys will arrive and ask you to leave the "private property (stateland)" immediately.
Come on officials, it's just a couple of hours for a lifelong memory!
Last edited by Canonised; 18th August 2007 at 11:00 AM.
always the Light, .... always.
The 2nd Class Citizens will strike back stronger than ever!
Up there in the space we will tower over those droids so that they won't get delusion of grandeur from our hard-earned fireworks.
The Force is still strong with us!
Last edited by Sion; 18th August 2007 at 11:40 AM.
did they give any reason at all?
afaik, closing the bridge/public road entirely is not a trivial affair...
especially non emergency cases..
requires ministers approval and all that...
LTA need ton inform the public
maybe need to place advert in newspaper as well..
all other notices are not valid.
what were the police thinking?
surely through the years, they wld have expected public to line up the bridge as in previous years and pre-empt it.
previous years used to view at marina south
one fine year... kena blocked at exit to marina south bcos of some events held there..
probably reserve the whole marina south for a few elits... *sigh*
fedup so nbr go many years...
this year go.... all cordoned off bcos of the IR thingy...
no effort whatsoever to bridge the digital(finanicial) divide
consciously or otherside NPD organiser are creating a bigger divide...
The police want to make clear that the bridge is not meant for public viewing gallery and for some security reason the bridge must be cleared of people viewing the fireworks.
Think of concepts and work towards it.
we cant even watch it on our telly. this year's fireworks sucks. so little viewing location, so little teams, so picky on who get seats or prime viewing locations, so sucky weather.
maybe next time should just hold it at bigger viewing vantage points like sentosa where u can view it even from vivo. but the govt wants to rake in money from all the stuff in marina bla bla bla.. i'm starting to blabber
i guess thats why last year's team ran to malaysia instead.
always the Light, .... always.
funny, why u all choose to shoot from the bridge ? there's lotsa of vibration from the moving traffic.. u want to see "Zorro" effects on your fireworks ?