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.
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!