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the simple life

"One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words." Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Thursday, September 01, 2005

Little Red Dot

"It shows that even a country that has been likened to a "little red dot"can make the world sit up and take notice."

I'm weary of cliches.

Someone described Singapore as the "little red dot" for the 231,789 time today.

And I mean Today.

It's crazy.

Why do people write like that?

In another article, Catherine Lim describes us a society that does not read.

A society that does not read does not think.

A society that does not think get others to think for them.

A society that gets others to think for them repeat what others say.

A society that repeats what others say is guilty of cliches.

There is no worse cliche than a little red dot.

4 Comments:

At 9/02/2005 02:28:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like this.

S Tan

 
At 9/02/2005 10:14:00 PM, Blogger charlieboy said...

me too. good to have a laugh.

 
At 9/06/2005 03:29:00 AM, Blogger Ah_Hock said...

oi. now look what you've done.

I just used "little red dot" not 5 minutes ago.

Now I'll have to think twice about using it. Never really realised it was a cliche until you pointed it out. haha guess I don't read enough. :)

 
At 9/06/2005 09:42:00 AM, Blogger isaiah_sg said...

Oh, look what you've done
You've made a fool of everyone - Jet

Yo, hockster, what's happening? still Down Under?

 

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