Saturday, April 4, 2009

“Liquid Paper” Culture.

Do you remember there was a time where everyone calls a correction fluid “Liquid Paper”?

Well, I grew up in at the dawn of the liquid paper era back in the 80s.

It was a must have stationary in your pencil case because it was so easy to blot out any mistakes. (And you need to have another bottle of the thinner which always seems to dry up faster than anything else)

As a result, I became rather careless and my written composition paper always seems to have another layer of plasters covering the original paper.

Fortunately I hardly need to write anything nowadays as there is such a thing called the keypad now.

With a keypad, you can easily backspace, spell check or do whatever you could to produce a seemingly flawless piece of work.

So what does Liquid Paper gotta to do with the Tiong Bahru Estate?

I think the Liquid Paper product has produced a generation of careless citizens. (Me included)

It is no longer important to THINK before we ACT as all mistakes can be made right through subsequent troubleshooting or corrections.

So with this in mind, let us revisit the dry riser issue again.

The following sequence is made up entirely by me :

Step 1: Just Do it (anyway and anyhow):

Step 2: Shop Owners Protested

Step 3: Brain storm for possible solutions

Step 4: After 1 month of serious brain storming, Viola! A solution is found!

Step 5: We are happy to listen to and solve all your problems

Do you think there will be anything to complain about if the person sitting up there has thought through the process properly in the 1st place?

What if no one gives a damn?

Those red eye sore might be running across those shops for the next 70 years!

Thankfully the Tiong Bahru Residents do give a damn and they made sure someone get to hear about it and "liquid paper" it.

Other "liquid paper" instances : New "Enhancement" & Here we go again!!!!

1 comment:

Taoism said...

Reading halfway thru this blog, I actually thought where were you going with this and how it relates to Tiong Bahru.

I am with you, with the age of computers, my hand writting which was never good is now horrific.