Thursday, November 21, 2013

One fine afternoon - Always look on the bright side of life

Clarke Quay,  Singapore

It's just another hot afternoon. Lunch time started at 1pm today. "Our cafeteria food was not nice today. You'd better go out and eat," claimed my few colleagues who had their lunch earlier. No wonder I saw few other colleagues brought in Subway bags, some brought in paper cup from McDonald's stating that they're just buying their lunch outside.

I took a look at the food to witness it myself. Yellow pale fried rice with some eggs,  blocks of tofu with soya sauce,  mussels with sauce, not well- cooked vegetables. "Hmmm..... I'd better eat outside," I told myself. I asked my colleague to join me but he had already started his meal at canteen. So I decided to buy a bowl of "ba cho mee" or pork noodles with one piece of fish ball and fried dumpling each plus tea with milk, take away.

I knew the weather was pretty hot outside but I had my favorite place to sit after lunch, facing the Singapore River, and it was shadowed by the building so it wasn't hot at all despite there was sunlight exposure nearby :)

And guess what? Today it's pretty windy here, quite unusual. Nevertheless it didn't stop me enjoying my noodles and tea. From here I could see many people smoking facing the river, tourists taking photos, people sitting down under the tree and playing their handphones and so on.

I loved this place so much. It's one of the reasons on why I sticked working at my company :) If it counted altogether,  I've been working here for almost 8 years.

I loved the serenity of the lake and the river, not so much of sea. Perhaps I loved more on the peace and stability of it, and not so vast in size. Something more controllable :)

As I wrote this blog,  I was listening to this song,  "Always look on the bright side of life, " sung by Monty Phyton.

Below was the lyrics. Hope you enjoy your afternoon as I did :)

Some things in life are bad
They can really make you mad
Other things just make you swear and curse
When you're chewing on life's gristle
Don't grumble, give a whistle
And this'll help things turn out for the best

And always look on the bright side of life
Always look on the light side of life

If life seems jolly rotten
There's something you've forgotten
And that's to laugh and smile and dance and sing
When you're feeling in the dumps
Don't be silly chumps
Just purse your lips and whistle, that's the thing

And always look on the bright side of life
Come on!
Always look on the right side of life

For life is quite absurd
And death's the final word
You must always face the curtain with a bow
Forget about your sin
Give the audience a grin
Enjoy it, it's your last chance anyhow

So, always look on the bright side of death
A-just before you draw your terminal breath

Life's a piece of shit
When you look at it
Life's a laugh and death's a joke, it's true
You'll see it's all a show
Keep 'em laughing as you go
Just remember that the last laugh is on you

And always look on the bright side of life
Always look on the right side of life

C'mon Brian, cheer up!

Always look on the bright side of life
Always look on the bright side of life
Worse things happen at sea, you know
Always look on the bright side of life

I mean, what have you got to lose
You know, you come from nothing, you're going back to nothing
What have you lost? Nothing!

Always look on the right side of life...

Nothing will come from nothing, you know what they say?
Cheer up you old bugger, c'mon give us a grin!
There you are, see, it's the end of the film
Incidentally, this record is available in the foyer
Some of us have to got live as well, you know
Who do you think pays for all this rubbish
They're not gonna make their money back, you know
I told them, I said to them, Bernie, I said they'll never make their money back

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