Day: August 9, 2012

2) One sentence a day

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One sentence a day  

A new law has been introduced, and it restricts everyone to only speaking one sentence a day.

The rising level of noise pollution in the country has brought about this, in addition to the people’s habit of spending so much time on idle chitchat that their ability to engage in deep and meaningful contemplation of serious issues, or to express themselves fully by writing has been badly affected.

One solution to this is to encourage the citizens to write and reflect more on different issues.

Another solution could be, of course to only allow each person to speak just one sentence a day.

If such a law is indeed established, how will the world become, as a result? Will the result of such a law be that our world becomes more peaceful, with the level of noise pollution lowered greatly and our ears, having been assaulted by so much noise for so long, finally are able to enjoy peaceful silence?

Or will the result just be the opposite?

Among those most affected by such law would undoubtedly be people who truly enjoy talking and engaging in conversations, and also those who depend on their gift of the gab for a living. However, the law is the law, after all, and life has to go on.

If such a law is introduced, one will still be able to hear sounds when the television set is turn on. Other than music, different voices will be heard, one sentence at a time. And because every person is restricted to only one sentence a day, the person shown on TV programmed has to change every sentence in the script, with the character disappearing and appearing over and over again.

And if there happens to be a severe lack of people available, even the cleaners working at the TV station could be asked to make appearance on TV.

With a law like that, cities will become more peaceful, as everyone will be writing on a slips of paper in an effort to communicate with each other.

When shopping, customers will have to write their queries down on a piece of paper to show the shopkeeper, who in turn will be required to have a stack of paper nearby to answer questions.

If this happens, one will then see many people on the street carrying and showing each other numerous pieces of paper.

“A plate of chicken rice, please!” One slip would say.

“How much is that?” Another would ask.

Countless pieces of paper would be found everywhere.

But let’s not forget the art of sign language. In a world where everybody is only allowed to speak one sentence a day, mute people will be no longer be considered as disadvantaged. Instead, they will be seen as the leaders of the new age, and one would then see signboards in Braille everywhere, and sign language will become the popular form of communication everywhere, with even illegal vendors on the streets having to introduce themselves with those slips.

And of course, things would improve greatly for those with speech disabilities! For those who shutter, life would become easier!

People who can develop their language skills are also at an advantage! They can take advantage of the one-sentence limit to try and see if they can extend that sentence for as long as possible. Words like although, hence, however, even, because, thus, lastly, and others will all be used more often as people try to make maximum use of that one sentence allowed to them. However, they will need to practice saying such long sentences with just one breath.

There will be people who suffer because of this law too, such as couples in love who cannot whisper sweet nothings to each other as much as they like.

In the long run, the amount of robberies committed will also increase! Under the new law, we will not hear “Help! Thief! Thief!” yelled by an unfortunate victim anymore. Instead, we will see a group of people chasing the thief, holding a placard over their heads that has “Help! Thief!” written on it.

What a world that will be! The people unsatisfied and unhappy, they begins a silent protest in the streets, which will become so crowded that even water will not be able to flow down the streets! Everyone will be holding large signs above their heads, signs that scream, “We want to talk! ”, “We want to express our view! ”, we’d rather die than speak one sentence a day!”

This silent protest will, of course, eventually come to the government’s attention.

And because the government officials are also restricted to speak one sentence each day, slips of paper will also be passed around fervently at government meetings. In the end, because of this unbearable situation and its disastrous consequences, the “One sentence a day.” Will have to be abolished!

Imagine the joy that will spread all over the country at the cancellation of the “One sentence a day” law. You will be able to both see and hear everybody’s joy, on his faces and in their voices. They will be so happy that they will ask after each other, and after each other’s family members!

No one will mourn the passing of the “One sentence a day” law.

That day will deserve a record of its own in the Guinness Book of World Records, as “The day when the Happiness Levels of Everyone was at an all-time high! ”

 

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1) 一天一句话

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一天一句话

有关当局最近颁布一条禁令,“每人一天只说一句话。”

原因是由于国内噪音污染指数与日剧增,在加上人们把大部
分的时间花在嘴巴上而导致思考与书写能力贫乏。唯一的方法就是鼓励人民多想多写。

“每人一天只说一句话。”

假如一个人一天内只能讲一句话,这个世界会变成什么样子呢?会不会因此而天下太平,噪音减少,耳根也清静?还是恰恰相反呢?

首当其冲的当然是喜欢讲话的人又或者是靠嘴吧吃饭的人。话虽如此,条例归条例,饭照样开,地球照样转,生活照样过。
扭开电视机还是会有声音的.

除了音乐以外将会有一把把不同的声音。一句接一句讲下去。因为每一个人只能讲一句话,所以人在银幕里会不断地消失又不断地出现。
有时真的非常缺人手,就连摄影棚的扫地阿嫂也叫来凑个数。

今后街市平静了,因为人人已一卡在手,只要有什么要求尽管写在卡上。上街购物询问售货员什么的,就写在卡上。当然,售货员也拿出一大叠的卡片写下回复你。

如此这般,你会在大街上看见无数的人在传递卡片。“一碟鸡饭!”一张卡。“几块钱的?”又一张卡。卡来卡去。卡片满天飞满天扬。
接着,别忘了手语这门才艺。哑巴再也不用吃黄莲了!以后将是哑巴当道的时代!你将看到一排排直竖横挂的招牌,到处都是手语招生,就连在街上卖铁打药膏的江湖术士也提卡报名。

口吃的人最吃香!一句话吐几个字,又吞几个字。还引已为豪而沾沾自喜!
能够掌握语文能力的人也不错!一句话灌满康熙字典里的连惯词。虽然,如此,但是,不止,况且,因为,于是,姑且,最后,因此……….。一气呵成。但必须中气十足。

最可怜的是热恋中的情侣,“爱你在心口难开!”
今后,国内的犯罪率也增加了!你将不会听到“打抢啊!打抢啊!”的呼叫声。而我们将会看到一群人追着一个小贼,这一大堆人满头大汗,高举着卡片写着“抢劫啊!抢劫啊!”

这是一个什么样的世界!群众都愤愤不平了!他们愤慨地走上街头“安静”地示威!顿时,街市人头汹涌,拥挤到水泄不通!每个人手里撑起举过头的大卡片!卡片上面写着大大的几个字“我们要说话!”,“我们要骂人!”, “让我死掉算了!”

这次的“静站”游行不久就传进了政府部门。
由于政府人员也被“一天一句话”的条例限制,在会议上也卡来卡去。结果,因为形势的紧迫,逼于无奈!只好一致通过,撤销“一天一句话”的禁令。
撤销禁令的消息一传出去!那一刻,真可以用举国欢庆来形容!你可以看见和听见,每一人脸上都充满喜悦。他们快乐地问候对方,甚至快乐地问候对方的爹和娘!

奇怪!居然没有人生气!

后人,把这一天纳入健力士,称作“世人快乐指数最高的一天”。

1) Puzzle / 填字游戏

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Clues

Down

1)      Beginning of Aljunied Road(Two words, first word is in short).

2)      A road name after a low and bashfully shrub.

3)      An avenue name after a tropical fruit that found in China, Taiwan and Vietnam etc.

4)      A road leads to Labrador Park.

5)      A drives next to Newton Post Office.

6)      A road name after a direction.

7)      An avenue name after a fag of Canada.

8)      A road next to Hindoo Road.

Across

A)      A road that joist Holland Road (Two words).

B)      A major road stretch form Guillemard Road to Upper Serangoon Road (Two words).

C)      A famous estate in Choa Chu Kang,

            Alphabet start with T (Two words).

D)      The starting point of Robinson Road.

E)      A big estate comprising residential, industrial, commercial and others. Next to Eunos estate.

F)      A road leads to CMPB.

G)      A lane name after Malaysia’s town.

H)      A road leads to Comcentre.

J)       A drive that intersect Steven Road.

K)      A big industrial Park in West area.