Monthly Archives: May 2009

Greedy Bastard

A skinny Ah Beng estimated to be in his mid 50s helped himself by piling a plate of fruits from the food counter and bringing it to his table. He polished them off. Next he got himself a glass of … Continue reading

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Uni You…

Uni, the creamy roe of the sea urchin, which ranges in color from rich orangey gold to light yellow, is one of the richest flavors to emerge from a shelled creature, which is why it’s in such high demand. At … Continue reading

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Your Private Hot Spot

It’s always exciting when someone invents a new product category, and this one is a jaw-dropper, according to David Pogue, New York Times technology columnist. To get online you need a cellular modem, but imagine if you could get online … Continue reading

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Genius or All Sizzle and No Steak?

Marketing people can be full of bull. Since becoming CEO of PepsiCo Americas Beverages 16 months ago, Maasimo F d’Amore has embarked on an aggressive seven-month blitz to create new ads and slogans for seven brands as well as a … Continue reading

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Died of a Broken Heart

  It was a little like a country song. Johnny Cash and June Carter met backstage at the Grand Ole Opry. He was married, she was divorced. An affair ensued; both singers had young children, and Cash would have three … Continue reading

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She’s Got Balls!

No one really knows how many women get groped everyday in our MRT trains. In Japan it has gotten so bad they started women-only train carriages. According to Japanese authorities,  two-thirds of female passengers in their twenties and thirties reported … Continue reading

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Called to the Bar

In every club in Singapore where there is a bar, there will inevtiably be a bunch of losers who are “permanent residents”. It is the same in The Tanglin Club, The American Club, The Singapore Island Country Club, even in … Continue reading

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She’s Been Lying

Is your partner causing you considerable sturm und drang? How can you tell if that special someone in your life has a special someone other than you? How can you tell that your girlfriend is lying when she claimed that … Continue reading

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Nasi Padang

A lot of people refer to stalls selling Malay rice as Nasi Padang stalls. Actually, Nasi Padang is the cuisine of the Minangkabau ethnic group from West Sumatra, Indonesia. They are also known as the Minangs or the Padangs. (Padang … Continue reading

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Better than Viagra?

India has Ayurveda and China has its traditional Chinese medicine, Indonesia has Jamu. The World Health Organization estimates that up to 70 percent of Indonesians use Jamu. Jamu, a traditional herbal drink from Indonesia, is typically sold by women who … Continue reading

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