There are so many things to do, a long list of them in fact. All to be done by 2359 tonight, but as always, there are spanners thrown in the work.
The latest spanner, and an incurably one to boot: Curiosity.
For me, curiosity sure does kill the cat. I am supposedly on to be clearing my to-do list, but no, my curiosity got better of me. I decided to research on how to pull a Facebook item off from the site into a website automatically. There went 24 hours.
But now, my curiosity has been satisfied, for now. On to that 5 items on the list.
Now that it is cooling day officially, I got to say, please exercise your discretion on the Net. Yes, the netizens are highly biased against the incumbent party, but then again, not every post or photo is believable. For one, a screenshot purporting a PAP support group urging the receiver, who claims to receive it mistakenly, to influence voters in Aljunied GRC to vote for PAP. Now, I have to question the credibility of the screenshot.
Dear bro/sisTomorrow is cooling off day, so our plan is:
1. Call our friends and relatives who live in Aljunied GRC. Remind them to vote PAP.
2. Hang out in groups of 2-4 at coffeeshops in the Branch you are helping out today. Spread the message of WP’s selfish ambition and encourage others to vote PAP.
We are at the end leg of the race! Let’s press on! Thanks
If it is real, how credible is it? Our education system has taught us to question the reliability and credibility of the source. How the receiver knows it is PAP support group? What is the original handphone number? If the receiver has no qualms, she should reveal the number so that it can be verified on the other party’s end. Is there independent release of similar evidence from a non-related citizen? What are the other messages she have received so far? She has shown one, why not the others as well?
Also, do note that the supporters of the opposition parties are likely to do the same. Only difference is that the call to do it is done rather openly on the Net.
And I have yet to make up my mind as to who to vote despite the numerous posts, links and notes I have shared among my friends on Facebook. To be frank, I do not see why I should not vote the incumbent party in my GRC in. But at the same time, I do not see the need not to vote the opposition as well.
Why? You may ask. Simply:
The MP that my ward had has flown to another GRC. Who is taking over her (Lily Neo)? The new guy, to me, is some unknown stranger. Frankly, she is one of the few PAP MPs I do not mind voting for. In addition, I do not like to have Lui Tuck Yew as a MP of the GRC I am in. Who would, after reading this and this? Undoubtedly, these are “isolated” events and people may call them “one-off”. But people have a way with remembering the bad things that have happened. And oh, he did call all these events “noise“.
The teams fielded by both incumbent and opposition parties are alien to me. Sorry to say that the effort to reach out to me, or rather to my block was rather lacking. Thus far, I only saw the opposition party came visiting my block. Then again, I might be out when the incumbent came.
In any case, I probably will decide who to cast my vote for only on that day itself.
For those who have missed SMU Voix’s showcase earlier this year, here is a clip of them singing a cover of I Do, originally sang by 98 Degrees. Seriously, they have improved tremendously from last year’s showcase, which I can safely say that it was a total disaster. In any case, watch the video and if possible, subscribe to them for more of such performances.