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GRRRRR. Arrrgh. And sometimes a travel log.

Sunday, June 26, 2005


Another full day, and it's not even halfway done.

Had to drag myself out of bed today after only five hours' worth of sleep to shoot at a big do at the Ngee Ann City Civic Plaza. Apparently, it's that time of the year when charitable organisations in Singapore make that concerted effort to part the citizens of sunny Singapore with their money again*.

But even before I get to the venue, this idiot happened:

Errant Driver #7862, Number 1
Originally uploaded by Terz.

Said moron turned right from Jalan Kembangan onto Changi Road. Not from the two designated turning lanes though. No. That would have been too easy. He turned right from the leftmost lane, cutting off the guy in our lane who had the right to turn, and causing the two cars in the oncoming lanes to come to a complete and sudden stop when they had the complete right of way to go wherever the fuck they wanted.

As we went by offending driver, he looked as if he didn't just allow two cars to broadside him. Wanted to catch him when there wasn't a reflection, but decided to be nice... If anyone wants to nail him though, the EXIF information provided by Flickr should lock down when the offense took place.

Errant Driver #7862, Number 2
Originally uploaded by Terz.

Which is kinda like the moron from the day before (JHV1888, a black POS** that's probably a Proton, although it looks like some Lancia), who, at 1026 hours, between the PIE off-ramp on the CTE and before the Balestier exit, went from lane 1 to lane 4 in a hurry. Think I saw several brake lights come on in a hurry in that instance too.

I get to the doohickey and was walking around when I spotted the poster that bore some familiar looking images in an unfamiliar format, namely:

Lordy! Look what they've done to my picture #1
Originally uploaded by Terz.

(No colour checking was done, obviously, and I think Eddy looks a bit squashed in one of the montage pics - bottom, second from right)


Lordy! Look what they've done to my picture #2
Originally uploaded by Terz.

(No respect to the aspect ratio - everyone looks a tad, no... ALL RIGHT! We ALL look fucking fat in this one)

And again... someone seems to be using our pictures without notifying us.

Lastly, maybe China shouldn't get itself into such a snit. Maybe Taiwan's not joining the WTO they're thinking of...

WTO #1
Originally uploaded by Terz.

To which I say:

WTO #2
Originally uploaded by Terz.

* Not that I think it's bad in any way, but getting only money from Singaporeans? If that's all people are expected to do, no wonder no one lifts a finger when things need to get done.

** Piece of excrement.


  • At 11:38 AM, June 27, 2005, Blogger Cowboy Caleb said…

    I'm amazed you didnt flip the bird at that driver.

  • At 2:44 PM, June 27, 2005, Blogger Terz said…

    Well... technically, he didn't cut me off. I was the next car in line to turn right and I wasn't going anywhere anyway.

    I'd expect the drivers of the cars in the oncoming lanes to have more to say about him.


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