Thursday, January 31, 2008

Hatchet Man.

There are some things that I do in the course of being a teacher that really don't have anything to do with the job description whatsoever...

Then again, any good teacher will inevitably care too much.


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Tuesday, January 29, 2008


4 years ago to the day, I started this blog. It was designed to be my little soapbox on the internet. Push button publishing, they'd advertised, and with the encouragement of Anonymous Noises and a group of GEP students, Empty-Vessels was born.

It's been 4 years and this blog's seen me through many drastic changes in my life. Hopefully it'll see me through another bunch. I realise that I no longer post as much as I used it. It's not that I have less to say. Rather, I often think of things to post about and I start to type it and realise that I'd already posted about that already. In a bid to avoid repeating myself a little too much, I save said post into drafts and, like deadwood on the waves, it's eventually lost in the gradual motion of the posts as they ebb continuously onward.

It's been an...interesting 4 years and I hope that I still have something to say. Hopefully, the 4 years that have passed have filled the Vessel a little more and perhaps that's why it's making less noise today.

Either that or I really should start hollowing out the pipes again just so that the noise flows through. Either way, it's been a great 4 years and I'm looking forward to keeping this going for a whole lot longer.

Meanwhile, I think it's time to look for a new template.


Friday, January 25, 2008

Just a quick conspiracy theory...

Public sentiment is beginning to turn against the current incumbent governmental party in Singapore, which means that the next election could see a change in a majority of governmental appointments.

The government has decided to raise ministerial pay in spite of rising costs that citizens have to face and contend with plus the oncoming uhm...Bagel... and add to that the fact that the decision is one of the more unpopular decisions made by the government for a while.

Does the government think that they're going to get reelected? If they don't (and they'd be quite silly if they did) then isn't this a case of "cut and run and make as much money as you can as you're heading out the door"?

But then again...this is just a conspiracy theory...


Tuesday, January 01, 2008

A first?

So my daughter went on her first date today. It wasn't as traumatic for me as a father as I thought it would be. But then again, she had a chaperone and it lasted for all of 5 minutes.


This was getting a little too close for my liking but before I could question the young man on his intentions with my daughter, he moved away a bit.

Jordan and Joshua

They basically lost interest with each other after a while and the boy then proceeded to check out the pram that he was sitting in. Typically a boy to proceed to take interest in the ride over the girl.

But oh well...

At least I didn't have to wait for her till midnight (or worse) and arm myself with a shotgun.

For now...