Thursday, November 11, 2004

Growing Old

thanks for the comments guys.. my brudders, damn touched..
haha, Yo jun, don't worry abt it, work harder for the paper 2, think you cab
do it one.. R.. V forever man.. Gebla... haha..

anyways, i've been seeing old people lately. dunnno why
but i feel sympathy towards them and feel that we should appreciate
what we have now.. i feel sad to see all these old people still working and carrying heavy
loads for a living. noone should be doing that with noone to care for them.
especially when you're way past your prime.
have you all wondered what you'll be like when you become old and tired???
i couldn't bare the thought of it. its scary to think of it. but we can't escape it can we..
i guess we can only hope someone will be there to look out for us.
will they be our frens we have now?? unlikely. is it our present family?? i wonder....
i really hope people can extend a hand to those people.
on my way to school at 8 in the morning, i saw this elderly lady carrying 2 large
bags of recycled waste towards the back of some shophouses. i really admire the strength that they have to perservere on. i wouldn't be able to do it.

i was at bishan today with jerry, alex and zq studying. behind us, this 2 old ladies were sitted on the sofa doing nothing.. slacking away.. weird issit it, that some elderly fight to survive, while others just sit on their horizontally challenged asses. we should all learn from these admirable old people. by the way, have you all heard of this senior citizen award to outstanding Sn Citizens..
there were a couple of nominees, but you know what, why the hell you give recognition to those living comfortable and satisfying lives?? I SAY give it to those working 24 7. working their butts off for peanut pay. they deserve it.

i don't deserve the stuff i get.. but guess life is unfair in this sense.
people who deserve something don't get it, and vice versa.

hardest thing to do is to live and move ahead.
think abt it when you all are taking your A levels..
Best wishes.


Blogger alexis said...

hey wassup wow haha tis entry is kinda reflective eh. particularly liked the "hardest thing to do is to live and move ahead." anywae i really hope i'll still have loads and loads of frens when i grow old cos i won't have a husband or kids wif me.. heh.

November 11, 2004 at 8:54 AM  
Blogger zq said...

correct me if i'm wrong, but i think the idea of the senior citizens award is to recognise the effort put in by senior citizens to help the rest of the old people/society etc..and not resting on their laurels just because they have someone else to care for can't say that the old people working their butts off deserve it more..i think they do it because they don't have a choice, not voluntarily (like those nominated for the award) okay im quite sleepy so maybe my sentences are incoherent.

November 11, 2004 at 9:30 AM  
Blogger phil said...

hey i fel the same way about old pple when i see them on the streets. there was once i saw this old woman carrying garbage at like 3 am outside 7-11 and i felt like giving her some money, but i'm afraid they might be insulted. sigh. anyway, havent been slogging from 8-9 with u guys in the lib, hope we'll do okay, study hard!

November 12, 2004 at 4:07 AM  
Blogger S-oichiro said...

Different people have different lives, that is just part of lives, some enjoy some slog on... u might see the 2 old lady sitting comfortably & enjoying, but have u thought of what they have went through to get to this phase of live.

By having an eyes to see all this, i think my DANIEL has grow up le wor, but will i see less fights btw u and your mother huh? After seeing this, the more u should prevent it from happening to your parent, u reap what u grow...

November 12, 2004 at 5:59 AM  
Blogger J said...

Unfotunatly in this capitalistic enviroment that we live in, some prosper while others are left to struggle for their lives. Its unfair and I feel you, but this is the result of capitalism.... its selish but we can only hope to be on the right end of the spectrum to be able to provide for those we love and those who have provided so much to us to make sure the same doesnt happen to them.........
-- Wat ever happened to Daniel the movie reviewer? Guess you studyin most of the time now so been reviewing yourself and checkin the elderly community out huh :-)

November 12, 2004 at 10:32 AM  

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