From the recent Da Vinci Exhibition at Marina Bay Sands Art & Science Museum. I have always been in awe of Leonardo Da Vinci. Ever since I read about him when I was in P5, in one of our primary school Chinese textbooks. Hmmm…apparently, P5 was a changing point in my life. Many things happened during that year. I didn’t forget.
While on the road today, I saw a cyclist riding on the left. Cyclists are the most vulnerable ones (besides motorcyclists), and thus I kept a far distance from this cyclist. I noticed that he swerved out to cut across 3 lanes without checking properly. No doubt I was way behind him, just on the lane beside him. There were speedier cars on the lanes adjacent to mine…I almost turned pale to see him swerving out to several lanes. Well, I know what some people would say…drivers are the reckless ones. While I also see many reckless and/or selfish drivers, I hope that cyclists also protect themselves well against such drivers. And to protect oneself, the cyclist must be vigilant. Please, yes, one may do lane change, but do it lane by lane, one step at a time, not three steps all at once. Not condemning anyone, some people tend to be more sensitive and myopic than others. I advocate for safety comes first. There are just some people in this world with very warp ideas — some drivers purposely drive very close to the cyclist — I don’t know whether that’s a scare tactic, but I see no reason why one has to drive so close to a cyclist, or a motorcyclist, a car….Safety comes first. Don’t let pride get into your way.
The bridge that I like. We saw a father building up the structure with his son and daughter. The son was about nine or ten year old. The daughter was about eight. We heard their conversations. In fact, the son looked up to his father so much so that while in the museum, he would ask his mum for his father when he didn’t see him around, and when he’s with his father, he would say, ‘Daddy, come!’ And there he would tug his daddy to some exhibits and ask his daddy questions. When his daddy was building the bridge together with his two children, and when the final structure was up and going strong, I could hear from the boy’s voice that he’s proud and in awe of his daddy. This, I believe, is what all sons wanted…be in awe of their father.
I thought that it was an appropriate activity for the father and son, both of them building the structure together, and thus created a bond. Bonding of the woods to get the structure, bonding of the father and son to get the structure. What type of structure does one want? What do you envision?
A fellow friend whatsapped us that his good friend had a stroke and is soon to be declared brain-dead. It was upsetting. And heartwrenching. Our friend is in his mid-forties, and his good friend is around the same age. Both are with families. Suddenly, don’t we find that we have been hearing of such news happening increasingly? Stroke. End.
That’s why I don’t understand why people like to fight cats and dogs over meaningless things in life. Pursuit of wealth, pursuit of power, pursuit of pride?…aren’t we supposed to go in pursuit of happiness?…
Some people are happy when they win. Does this happiness last? Will it make them grow? Does it satisfy them and not make them greedy?
Some people are happy when they stop you from being happy. They just like to see you in unhappiness. Isn’t that warp? Well, though I don’t understand their mindset, I’m quite ok with letting them think that they are happier than me. To me, you happy, can liao. LOL…good customer service skills? Heeheehee…
We have our ups and downs in life. My learning curve has always been very steep. When I was young, I dismantled the radio cassette, and taped different rolls together to form new music. When I was young, I dismantled a camera to understand how it worked. I proceeded to edit video tapes, fix water taps, stop flickering bulbs without changing them. Now I can even repair the toilet…LOL
I should have studied engineering. Or computer science. Since I did Pascal and Basic Programming when I was in Sec One, and did CADCAM in Sec Three…I missed those days when I went to the then-EDB to learn Macintosh with the big colorful Apple Logo…😔😔😔
Well, I’ve kept low all these while. I enjoyed learning everything, from Art & Music to Arts to Science to Humanities…I still have aplenty to learn.
The next, would be the development of apps. I’ve always been very interested in this, just that I am taking more than what my physical self can allow. Back in the younger days when I did Programming, I always felt challenged and exhilarated when I got the script running. So, how do I pick up from there?…
Thinking that maybe one of these days I should also learn how to cut hair…Heylo, I cut my own fringe, mostly. And the recent disastrous hair fringe cut by a local stylist gave me the hope that maybe my own skills are on par with him, or even better…LOL. It’s not that difficult to cut a 土土 hairstyle right? 😁😁😁
Whatever it is, we all have our own talents. Seriously, there’s not a need to be jealous of anyone. We just have to give our best when we learn something. And even if we don’t do it well the first time, 熟能生巧, sooner or later, we can make it better. Just like cooking and baking. Just like sewing. Just like programming. Just like loving.
Step by step, even a snail can reach its destination.