Saturday, 6 September 2014

So foolish.

Omagawd I have been writing so many drafts of my FYP scripts over and over in both English and Chinese and I'm getting so sick of it.

I wanted to come here and write something else other than what I've been working on for ages, so here's a random story from my childhood.

When I was a kid in Sunday school, we used to sing this song called "The Wise Man Built His House" based on Matthew 7:24-27. It was a song about a wise man who built his house upon a rock and it stood still despite the storm, and about a foolish man who built his house upon the sand, and when the storm came, it went "splat".

(If you wanna hear the song)

So anyway, I was probably too short to see the lyrics projected on the screen at that age, so I'd just sing whatever I thought everyone else was singing.

In the first verse, I'd sing (correctly):

But in the 2nd verse when I was supposed to sing:
"The foolish man built his house upon the sand..."  

I went:
For the longest time in my childhood I wondered why policemen liked to build their houses on sand. And why policemen?? And why were they the antithesis of wise men???

It was very confusing for me and I always thought policemen to be people who liked beaches a lot, until the day I found out what the actual lyrics were.