May 1st, 2005

krazy koati

He may not be the best

Filling most of the third floor at Harbourfront Centre (gateway to Sentosa Island and southern terminus of the North-East Line MRT, or just a mall with a cruise centre so it features cruise ships and customs officers) were temporary drywall corridors hiding renovations. Plastered over the walls were non-specific signs about what's coming soon.

Covering the walls were: ``Mine's Big! How about yours?'' This was accompanied by a cheery little cartoon blue whale. ``Beware! Big (by Safe) is on the way!'' That had at its end a little blue cartoon herring, the kind drawn by chopping off an infinity symbol sketch and adding a smiling face. ``Be brilliant! Be gripped! Be innovative! Be Big!'' The phrase ``Big by Safe is coming!'' was repeated three times on the drywall next to a food court. ``Are you Big enough?'' was also asked. This was accompanied by a cute but little cartoony brontosaurus, who was navy blue, with yellow eyes, and dotted with several orange and green polka dots.

That's all quite exciting, though my enthusiasm is dimmed by the suspicion it's building up to a furniture store.

Jurong Point MOS Burger's posted hours are 10 am to 11 pm, Sunday to Wednesday and public holidays; 10 am to 11:30 pm, Thursday to Saturday and eves of public holidays. Today is a Sunday, a public holiday, and the eve of a public holiday; when do they close? Yesterday's early afternoon shift wasn't sure. Figures.

Trivia: Auguste Comte's reform ``Calendrier Positiviste'' dedicated May to the abstract concept of fraternity, and the concrete person of Julius Caesar. Source: Mapping Time: The Calendar and its History, E.G. Richards.

Currently Reading: Beyond the Quartic Equation, R Bruce King.