Archive for January, 2008

The new voice

Did anyone realize that the train station is using a new announcer on the trains? There’s something very awkward about the way she says “doors are closing”, or the way she pronounces the names of some of the train stations. Perhaps it’s just me, but I can’t seem to put a finger to it. Accent perhaps? I once read an article by a lecturer which spoke about how Kallang (pronounced : Car-Lung), was being pronounced Care-Lang, a result of certain socio linguistic forces that led to the shift in pronunciation towards the American accent.

Festive season’s ending

Quite a sobering sight to see workers removing the Christmas decorations from the trees along Orchard Road. A stark reminder that the new year has begun and the whole rat race will begin again quite soon. If the general crowd on the streets are an indication of this, the town area was strangely quieter than usual even during the lunch hours.

Heads up, people!

What a way to start the year

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If this are a sign of things to come from our media industry for the year 2008, I gladly welcome the new openness towards issues. What a wonderful way to start a new year!

Happy new year everyone.

[hwz via public education]

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