Sunday, October 07, 2007

MORONS BUILT THIS CITY

So, I've recently resorted to the company of a scrunched up packet of Fisherman's Friend - the amazing sore throat lozenges that seem to do their work just fine, although the sore throat (or what remains of it) has given me what friends from school use to call a 'sexy voice' hahaha...


Anyway, last Wednesday, when I was reaching my house, I saw a big difference on the main road. They resurfaced the road with new tar (which I'm afraid will start displaying potholes within the month given the high volume traffic) and painted new lines. But it's not the evenings that bother me.


On the Thursday morning as I was rushing out, I noticed that I could not get out into the main road because of the new lines they made the day before. The road had been made into a double lane that stretched out a few metres ahead of my exit and cars were moving in twos (and sometimes threes) without giving a tuppence about those of us waiting to get out. That is until a man in a Pajero stopped and signaled me to move first. What a kind person!


So yeah, in the name of development, we (the people of my neighbourhood) have been ignored. Rather mercilessly. I really do hope that they have a better plan than that - like a new traffic light or something, because if this situation remains, things will just get worse. Some cars might start spiderlike spindly legs just to move forward. I wish!


Actually i should be thinking of Starship's We Built This City. But I like this one better...




THE WORLD I KNOW - COLLECTIVE SOUL
Has our conscience shown?
Has the sweet breeze blown?
Has all the kindness gone?
Hope still lingers on.
I drink myself of newfound pity
Sitting alone in new york city
And I dont know why.


Are we listening to hyms of offering?
Have we eyes to see that love is gathering?
All the words that Ive been reading
Have now started the act of bleeding into one.


So I walk up on high
And I step to the edge
To see my world below.
And I laugh at myself
As the years roll down.
cause its the world I know.
Its the world I know.

4 comments:

  1. That was nice of the man to stop and let you through. I guess you can't count on that being able to happen everyday though. They should get that fixed.

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  2. hahahaha.... these ppl were trying to impress us ahead of elections... mana tau...

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  3. I sympathize with you. I'm not a fan of yielding the right of way - it's unexpected for the people following in the main flow of traffic.

    It seems odd that there isn't a stop sign or a traffic light. Why change the pattern of traffic without assistance to the people it impacts most?

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  4. thethinker: yeah, it was nice of him. But things like that don't happen often.

    zewt: If that's the case, then I don't know what to say. It's not very convenient at the moment :)

    travis: Actually, the new lines are for the buses to pick up and drop off passengers. But Malaysian drivers are a lousy lot, and the area is actually still somewhat a village flanked by two highways (Freeway in the US)on both ends which is the reason why the traffic volume is crazy. It's all bad planning.

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