“Some of the most important things in life cannot be quantified.”

“When we begin to care for different aspects in society, we will begin to grow as a people. What distinguishes us as humans is our capacity to love, care and respect.

Which is why such avenues, be it with animals, our environment, and indeed with fellow humans…caring for the less privileged in society, respecting elders and being there for them in their twilight years…the spirit of volunteerism and to be involved… are critical in the building of our nation, and the forging of our heart and soul.”

– 42-year old Tan Chuan Jin who is busy trying to make a difference. You can also find him on facebook.

This mess, not by monkeys

ECP Sunday morning mess

This mess was not left behind by monkeys but by apes, Homo sapiens to be precise.

They don’t usually beg or harass, but they leave an awful mess behind. On early Sunday mornings, before the park cleaners get to the mess, you can see signs of their handiwork all over well frequented parks in Singapore. Despite the many bins.

I suspect most know how to use the bin, but there are enough who are untrained and cause the disproportionate mess.

It’s been five decades but this species is pretty resistant to learning. So the job isn’t over yet. I wonder what we should do.

ECP Sunday morning mess