Singtel channel 571 had a few good movies earlier. Felt like I just had a movie marathon:
– Ah Huat the coffee boy. Huat Yi Bei.
– A show I forgot what it’s about.
-Triple Tap starring Louis Koo and Daniel Wu.
I thought the last one was pretty good.
I also thought of how my life can be much simpler. If I can only let go. “Let go” is a pretty vague and big word I think. But yes. Life can be simpler.
Looked through my schedule again and am blocking out:
Fri-Sun 11-13 Sept.
Fri-Sun 23-25 Oct.
Fri-Sat 29 Nov-12 Dec.
Sun-Mon 13 Dec-21 Dec.
Thought I didn’t have “time” so I had chosen the fastest way to get around. Get around everything. But after chatting with Dot the other day I am considering other options. When I can.
It’s past 3.30am and my thoughts are everywhere.
Seeing things from this perspective:
Based on studies/ predictions that by 2050, around 70% of the world’s population will be living in the cities or urban areas, and given the case of rapid development and increasing carbon ppm, to me, it would be of utmost importance to create a low carbon society + economy.
Thus the opportunity for growth right now would be in areas related to mega cities and low carbon economies.
I think so far I’ve been hearing “Oh we should be more eco-friendly/ Invest in cleantech/ Have green jobs/ Let’s build dense, integrated cities, etc”.
And it always made me wonder how exactly we are doing this. “We” as in Singapore.
Starting this new project and reading up on the Productivity and Innovation Credit (PIC) Scheme for example, has helped me to see a clearer picture of what frameworks are put in place to support these kinds of living environment.
I forgot which OECD document I read recently, but the whole idea of green growth happening together with productivity and inclusivity, then made me go “Oh now I see it.”
In general there are lots of good policies in place, everywhere. I’m still learning how to piece it all together and see how the whole system works.
And it’s not like I’m saying this cos elections nearing. (Side note. Cos might as well. I’m voting for the party which takes care of its people. As simple as that.)
Just that, for me personally, I feel like I’m slowly learning how to be more strategic about things. Strategic in the way I want to create change.
..Which is possibly why I haven’t been much help for this upcoming event a few friends are putting together. Not that I think it’s not meaningful or anything. I think conversations are worth having. But I’m sorta left feeling unsatisfied after such events.
But I digress.
Going back to the main point. These conversations (At least they are meaningful conversations. I dislike those writings on sticky notes and let’s paste them on gigantic boards where they get thrown soon after anyways) on vision of what Singapore and the world is going to look like in 2050 and how we are going to get there leaves me with a mixed feeling of annoyance and hope sometimes. Annoyed that it’s just talk no action. Hope because it encourages me to see eager faces and strong ideas, that I may or may not agree with.
And then it gets me thinking if I want to think about all this knowing that I might just die tomorrow.