26 November 2008

The Drinking Fountain

So I am back for a couple of weeks already and although cashflow has been grinded to a screeching halt, I do have a bit of savings to tide over for a while.

Still, as I was talking to a friend that it doesn't mean that I should finish the last penny before I start thinking about replenishing the kitty.

Savings as the word itself suggests is savings and that the less I touch it, the better.

Anyway, the family took a little trip to Changi Airport Terminal 3 and I was initially a little bit apprehensive as it seemed weird to pick a place such as the airport as a family outing spot.

As it turned out, there was a little play area for kids there.

I ish suakoo.

Then I saw the public drinking fountain as I head to the toilet.

A drinking water for free to the public. Water, the preserver of all lives is there.

For free.

There, something resonated in my heart.

This is something that all of us take for granted to the extent that some may even think that only the destitute drinks from it.

Even though I wasn't thirsty, I bent over and took an appreciative swig.

Not that I am in dire straits financially (well, not yet at the very least) but at times like these, such things do catch my attention more then usual.

Singaporeans must be thankful for what they have today....

.... coz tomorrow, there will be more people drinking from it. Mark my words. 

- Voxeros

1. msvindicta left...
Wednesday, 26 November 2008 2:18 am
i have no idea why but reading this entry reminded me of this entry i read off this advertising blog.
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i think you might be able to find the link!

2. TSSD left...
Wednesday, 26 November 2008 8:16 am
sometimes the sensors don't work at all

3. Ruok left...
Wednesday, 26 November 2008 9:57 am
I ish bringing my 2 litre water bottle and filling up the fwee water nao.

4. Faith left...
Wednesday, 26 November 2008 10:10 am
Can't help but to smile at your post. Good that your humour has never left you despite the circumstances that you're in. Will keep you in prayers.

5. JayWalk left...
Wednesday, 26 November 2008 3:06 pm :: 
msvindicta: Interesting article. Thanks for the link.

tssd: I think you are referring to the wash basin tap. Usually drinking fountain operates with a button or knob.

ruok: Oh how you wish there is a tap that runs single malt next to it.

Faith: My thanks for the well wish. Things are looking up for me now albeit slowly.

6. TSSD left...
Wednesday, 26 November 2008 6:15 pm
that water cooler is sensor 1 what!

7. 33 left...
Friday, 28 November 2008 3:29 pm
Suggest you n cowboy write a book on working / doing business in China. The cheat sheet kind is nice, not the lengthy lor sor wordy type, like 101 things that will crop up + how you reacted to it + what you would have done on hindsight (solutions). I bet its going to sell.

To many ppl, China is scary place, cos its not like Singapore, everything also have FAQ and step by step guide.

8. JayWalk left...
Friday, 28 November 2008 4:14 pm :: 
33: Thanks for the vote of confidence but what we know is really very little compared to the shitload of nonsense that we have to deal with day in day out. Worse, every shit thrown at us is a new piece of shit that we probably didn't cover in the book that we wrote.

That's welcome to QQLand for ya.

9. akk left...
Sunday, 7 December 2008 6:36 pm
the destitute? no lah, changi airport is the most friendly infrastructure I've ever been in, ever since they took away the drinking fountains in Raffles City (when SOGO is still around...remember?)
Just for the kick, like you, I will confirm drink from the fountains when i go changi. I'm not thirsty either but i extremely appreciate their presence.

10. JayWalk left...
Sunday, 7 December 2008 10:25 pm :: 
akk: Well, I am not saying that the drinking fountain in Changi Airport is for the destitute (they can't afford the bus fare and back) but the idea of a public drinking fountain in general which by the way, you don't see them anymore these days.

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