People now rest their elbows on her head, palms supporting their cheeks, typical tourist's camera pose. Sunburnt retirees from lands far away ignore her, they are looking for cheap Thai food and iloveSingapore t-shirts. Families walk on by, whining children in tow. The woman stares on. On his way home, a man catches her gaze and freezes. He somehow recognises her, a remnant of a time long past? He's lost in memory, remembering time as a child perhaps, when she toiled in the buildings lining these streets for this present to happen. He stares for a good 20 seconds, as if to pay his respects, and then he's on his way. .