When All You Can Do is Talk About it, Inspiration is the New Transaction
By Yeoh Siew Hoon
Monday, 6th September 2021

What is it they say about those who do, do and those who can’t, talk about it?.

It seems these days, my friends in Asia, who have been as travel-deprived as I have been the past 18 months, and I talk more about travel than we do about food and if you know Asia, you know how extreme this is.

Unlike the English, we don’t talk about the weather much because that can be quite limiting in a place like Singapore. It’s either hot or wet.

We’ve been warned that over the next two weeks it will be very wet because of some change in the ocean temperature, so we are glad to know we are still connected to the world in some way because in past months, I’ve felt like we’re living in some sort of suspended bubble, detached from Planet Earth’s gravity.

This week, in a company Zoom call, I felt I was watching a science fiction movie when I heard my North American colleagues talk about flying here and driving there, and visiting this and that, and how it felt like Covid never happened.

On social media posts, I see my friends in Europe posting pictures of their holidays in Portugal, Greece, Croatia and talk about “as if it never happened”.

Yet the mass media continues to bombard us with news that “it’s still happening and it’s getting worse” while on social media we’re getting the opposite picture – somewhere in between lies the truth, I suspect.

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