Inner Demons


Homeless man in Singapore

Everyday he sat at that same spot,

leaning against the grimy pillar,

avoiding eye contact with passersby.

Despite never making a sound, his presence was always felt.

There was an evident torment in his eyes.

Was it regret? Guilt?

What caused this man such deep anguish?

I shall never know.

Although I do not know what troubles him, I can somehow relate.

For we all have demons buried within us.

Some are just better than others at hiding them.

The Rain Man


Water engulfed the pavement.

Lighting bolts rained down upon him.

The deep boom reverberated off his bones.

Yet to no avail.

He continued pounding the pavement.

The roar of his feet rivaling only that of the mighty thunder.

Man running in the rain in Singapore

Now drenched from head to toe,

he sat down.

With the raging torrent streaming down his face,

he closed his eyes; consumed in the moment.

Man sitting in the rain in Singapore

Finally, he unraveled his legs and lay upon the concrete.

The rain climbed ever higher, seeping into his ears.

Eventually the water had reached his cheeks, grazing his lips

Yet he remained still.

He seemed unfazed despite the imminent danger.

He took a deep breath. And in one last rush, the waves washed over him.

And he vanished.

Man laying on the ground in SingaporeFrom that day forth, every time I gaze at that spot, I see him. I see the Rain Man.

Top 3 Funniest Signs in Singapore


China is infamous for its poorly translated signposts, but Singapore also has its share of funny signs. Check out the following examples.

The first one is from the brilliant minds at Burger King. Their idea of promoting the BK BLK Long Chicken sandwich was to affix a rubber chicken with a mouth resembling a blowup doll next to the text: “It’s crazy-looooong!” “Made to last” and “7-inch buns.” I’d expect this kind of copy in a pop-up male-enhancement ad, not on a fast-food promotion.

Funny Burger King ad

The second one is an under maintenance sign for a urinal that read, “Please don’t shoot me.” I wonder how many guys relieved themselves on that wall before they had to put this sign up.

Funny toilet signs in Singapore

For this final sign, I’m not even going to posit its meaning. If you know, please fill me in.

Funny Signs in Singapore Have you seen any funny signs lately? Tell me about it in the Comments section.

In the Market for some Zaniness?


Every month an outdoor market appears in my neighborhood, drowning the area in techno dance beats and the scent of fried. This, my friends, is the Toa Payoh outdoor market in all its splendor.

Notice the intensity in his eye. Looks like he’s training for the Kebab-making Olympics.
Kebab, Man carving meat

When you see it…Old men watching, men wearing half shirtNothing says get money quite like a fanny pack.
Old woman with fanny pack, chatting

I call this one, The TriceraTop. Man in weird tank top, selling stuff at outdoor market In Singapore, we don’t just extinguish fires we KILL them. Extinguisher in Singapore You heard the man. “Respect the beard.”

Fat Asian boy playing carnival game “You told me you were gonna take me someplace nice.”Couple window shopping at outdoor market

Let’s get ready to rumble!Malay woman preparing street food

Forget the funnel cakes. I’m getting me a Prawn Vadai!
Women selling street food

I’ll just leave you with this one. Enjoy!Sexy cellphone covers