I’ve returned to a place I used to frequent on the Singapore river. I was reflecting on my last post on the train, I began to think spirituality a much more important ambition than working to make money, but we humans must pursue both given the world we’ve built and our inclinations. Perhaps one day we will ask each other not how much do you earn but questions like where have you been? And talk about reality, things like love and hope… I realise we talk of and write of such things but it seems to me our primary focus is money, perhaps we can buy love and hope… I hope I get better… How much?
Well I’m at my favourite place in Singapore again, the whirling dervish. It’s getting close to that time for me to look for a job again. Just thinking about it gets me excited. Companies like Apple and Google have great ideas, must be the people. Catching the train today everyone was on their devices. With technology and GPS smart phones can now know things about people. Technology is really helping me to resume life, if only this was all in place before my accident.
A very old and dear friend came to visit me in Singapore on the weekend which has definitely resulted in improvement. We went to primary school together and in adult life have always been friends, almost all my years came back. The memory return began with Stephen, my friend, mentioning Yelza, a bar I frequented when I lived in Melbourne. He spoke of a New Year’s Eve party on the year 2000 at my place in Cambridge street, all subtle memories but I can almost recall it. My memory has started returning through rediscovering my music collection. After Melbourne I went to Germany then when I came back home I went to Singapore, in all about 15 years. Developing my music collection has really helped, I can even remember lyrics, I suspect I have almost all of my old music collection now. Just a start I hope. I will never forget his beautiful family again, wife and two boys. All I can say is meet with your past. We had a lovely time, my wife and I enjoyed it immeasurably.