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Wednesday, June 01, 2005



At a bookstore in Toa Payoh Central. Stacks and stacks of workbooks for primary school kids. Reminds me of the last scene in Raiders of the Lost Ark. The crate containing the Ark of the Covenant is being stored in a government warehouse. The camera pulls back and back, revealing more and more of the enormous warehouse, stacked floor to ceiling with crates receding endlessly into the distance.

I sometimes wonder whether the love for knowledge is buried and lost like the Ark under the mass of material the kids have to grind through for the sake of exams and the paper chase.


Anonymous GKP said...

Hi Paul, thanks for your kind comments on my site. This picture is pretty much Singapore alright...not too sure I'm ready to go back yet!!!

5:20 AM  

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