Sunday, October 12, 2008

Not looking back in anger

I treasure the memories of the decommissioning ceremony of the missile gunboats.

But there is not enough of it.

Maybe it's because throughout the (distinguished) service history of the boats there was only 1 female (a Commanding Officer no less), it was not a tear-filled affair.

Not macho. Not manly. Not allowed.

The ceremony was solemn, dignified but with the hustle and bustle of everyday life, the memories of which are rapidly fading. Not a matter of choice, mind you. The "mind-numbing, spirit-crushing" pace at which weekdays fade into weekends and.....modern life is rubbish.

What is intangible - the memories and feelings of a place, if it is possible to be made tangible, might have a better chance of being vividly remembered.

And this is where photos come in.

P.S. Thanks for the shot glass you bought for me when you holidayed in Hong Kong. It serves as a tangible reminder that despite all my faults, I must have done something right in my life.


chyork said...

yup, i treasure memories of it too. Afterall, that was the last time i would ever have a reason to step into cnb.

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hi chyork! hope you are enjoying uni. nice to see you at the ceremony. it was a really really rare event. i still get asked by some former mgb guys why weren't they invited.

stay in touch and all the best for future marathons and 1/2 marathons.