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10/01/2009

How to measure a Heart

It may be time to measure the heart of Singaporeans, from the poor hardlanders to the immortals. We have read of jobless man being taken to court for arrears in S&C charges, the malicious attack of a 19 year old girl in the name of having fun, or exposing her conviction in court as a public interest story. So, what shall we measure, or how to measure a heart? The first step is to check if there is a heart(oo sim). If the answer is no(bor sim), don’t bother. If yes, answer the next 4 questions. 1. Is the heart (a) big or (b) small 2. Is the heart (a) red or (b) black 3. Is the heart (a) broad or (b) narrow 4. Is it a (a) lean or (b) greasy heart If the answers are all (a), good heart, if all (b), bad heart. But the answers can be a mixture of (a) and (b). The normal interpretation is that small heart is bad, black heart is bad, narrow hard is bad, greasy heart due to too much good oily food also bad, and vice versa. A point of clarification. The conclusion may not be medically correct. As a distraction, the Chinese have various descriptions of the heart. 'Hor Sim' or good heart, 'Pine Sim' or bad heart, 'Hong Sim' or windy heart, 'Ya Sim' or wild/ambitious heart, 'Tam Sim' or greedy heart. And there are many more to list.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

not how tick is my wallet, i am shocked.

Anonymous said...

Redbean:

can i add one more heart? 'See(si) Sim', dead heart(give-up, surrender), unmoveable(emotion)heart. Hearts killed by the Heartless!

Chim or not?

Ah! Sim ah Sim!

redbean said...

haha, see sim, cheng sim, thon sim.

Anonymous said...

An immortal measured Singaporean's brain and concluded that they have been using only half a brain.

Now, can we say Singaporeans only have half a heart ie half-hearted?

I am a lesser mortal, so I really need an immortal of scientific wisdom to confirm my statement.

Anonymous said...

Me wonders whether the Said Immortal was using his brain at all when making that statement.

He is a joke.

patriot

Anonymous said...

He is a joke that's true. You can see that whenever he opens his mouth.

As to whether the said immortal was using his brain at all when making that statement, well, hard to see, with his messy hair all the time.

Anonymous said...

Singaporeans are all "tarm sim" (greedy). That is a well known fact.

Matilah_Singapura said...

Most people hide behind ideas based on "heart" because they don't have the balls to face life squarely.

If you don't have courage to live, and thereby develop a "right attitude" , discussing ideas like "heart" and "compassion" is just a lot of hot air.

redbean said...

as the govt, it is impt to have ideals and try to live those ideals. ideals shall not be something good to have and printed in manifestos.

pragmatism is impt in life. but it shall not replace ideals completely. if not, there will be no ideals and not improvements. ideals are goals that may not be reached but can be gotten closer.

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