Cycle the night away

The time was 18 March 2006, 2330Hr. We were all geared up, ready to set off. Set off for the night cycling from East Coast Park. Set off for a 'morning' of thrills and experience and a complete messing of biological clock.

Just came back from the night cycling in the morning 1000Hr. I was shagged and tired and in need of a shower. I must admit that it was quite fun and quite happening at times. Also learnt that I have a problem controlling my bike in narrow pathways. But maybe let all ask, what exactly happened?

2230Hr
We reached East Coast Park and got ourselves changed up for the ride and of course, at the same time, linked up with the rest of our friends who were joining us. Then, we took about one hour to settle the bikes with the uncle from Kit Runner who happens to know us (so we managed to get a discount). We rented out 20 bikes, 3 double bikes and 17 single bikes. It could have been 23 single bikes... if 3 of us know how to cycle (it does not include me). But then, by 2330, we were all geared up for the icebreaker.

0000Hr
We were ready to set off. Basically, our route was as followed: from ECP out to Mountbatten and Fort Road which will lead us to Kallang, and from Kallang all the way to Esplanade where we took a 30 min supper break before moving off to Fort Canning for another long break for us to interact with each another and then from Fort Canning, we cycled all the way to Geylang for breakfast and lastly from Geylang, it was the route back to ECP. Along the way, not everything was as smooth as we would have prayed for. No one fell off from the bike, at least not from my group but I did lose my balance a few times due to my own inability to control my bike on the narrow pavements. At Fort Canning, one of the double bikes got its front brake damaged but we managed to fix it back by going back to the primitive ways... The Dim Sum resturant which we went to for breakfast serves great dim sum, though the way it serves its drink sounds a bit strange.

0700Hr
We were back in ECP but we were an hour too early as Kit Runner only opens at 0800. Tired and sleepy though, we managed to catch a glimpse of the sun rise. However, many did fall asleep on the beach as we were waiting to return our bikes. There was a very cute puppy around, which is so cute that it was the only reason which distracted me from sleeping before I decided to cycle one more round around ECP while waiting for the shop to open. We took a few photos, but unfortunately, I can only show it after I got it.

1000Hr
I'm back home, super shagged and tired. And after a good shower and a good breakfast, I 'died' (pun from John Donne) on my bed, till 1900Hr. I must admit, the whole Sunday was not as productive academically as I have wished, though I managed to complete my tutorial readings for my JS tutorial. And I must say, before I decided to go back to sleep again at 2300, I was basically spending my time reading other's blogs. And during that time, I saw this at my friend's blog:


I guess I'm never a fan of evangelism. I have nothing against the faith per se, let me clarify. Just that I don't really like people coming up to me and asking, "Do you know the meaning of your existence?" I have thought about the meaning of my existence before. I have many many questions pertaining to the meaning of my existence, and philosophy may not even be enough to answer all of my queries. So unless you are prepared to answer my 1001 questions on existential issues from a secular perspective, don't come up to me with "Do you know the meaning of your existence?" with missionary intent! Like I told Geri, faith is a matter of finding your true self and choosing your faith from an unencumbered point of view detached from socialisation. Faith emanates from within and only with that can one be happy with his religion. Don't impose faith on others. Let them find their right paths.


It led me thinking about this issue of existential issues from a secular viewpoint. But I think I will only post my findings next time though. But just for some teaser pint of my view, I believe that existential issues argued by secular perspective can only lead to dead end. The idea of an origin of life from the perspective of Darwinism has currently reached a dead end due to the lack of evidence and the emergence of counter evidence. Today, science is beginning to point towards the idea of a Creator as the origin of life and the reasons of existence. The implication is that if we are created by a Creator, then he must have a purpose for us in this world. The idea of all these is that if we try to explain all existential issues without the bringing in of religion, then how adequate can our explanation be? Well... my answer comes next time when I have the chance to post my current viewpoint on such a profound question.

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