Monthly Archives: September 2009

Pathetic

I saw him, a forlorn figure, about 35 years of age, several tables away. He turned and we made eye contact; then he turned away with a shy, awkward smile. I thought I saw tears in his eyes. He turned … Continue reading

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Rich or Poor?

One day a wealthy businessman took his daughter on a trip to a third-world Asian country. The purpose of the trip was for her to experience how poor people lived and thus gain an appreciation of their own wealth. They … Continue reading

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Another Idiot!

Malaysia will lay claim to dishes like laksa and chicken rice which are being ”hijacked” by other countries, its tourism minister said according to a report yesterday Those on the list include nasi lemak, laksa and bak kut teh, Tourism … Continue reading

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A Little Knowledge is a Dangerous Thing

Why can’t people shut the fuck up? Why do they have to dominate the conversation? It is embarrassing to see retards making a fool of themselves. It is painful to watch people who have never really lived offering cotton candy … Continue reading

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Seahorse Wine

Asian cultures have used seahorses in traditional medicines because they are believed to cure impotency, sterility and enhance virility. My friend Jimmy just gave me a bottle of seahorse wine from Vietnam. Maybe he thinks I need it. It’s a … Continue reading

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Email Signatures

Whenever I get an email from a secretary in one of my offices in Australia, my hair would stand. She has an email adage or signature that goes: “Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That’s … Continue reading

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The Class from Hell

Have you ever had your laptop or cellular phone thrown out of the room? If you were in my class 15 years ago, that would have happened to you if you’ve ignored my request not to use your laptop or … Continue reading

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Clothes Maketh the Man

Some men are happy with ten-dollar shirts but I prefer the good stuff. Shirts with 200 thread counts are the best. Thread count, cotton count, yarn count, yarn size, yarn number – they all mean the same thing and are … Continue reading

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No Bull Turkish

Anatolia is a small 10-table Turkish restaurant at Far East Plaza. You don’t have to adopt a funny accent and join an international cliquish foodie group with an un-pronounceable name just to eat there. (Now I understand why each Rotary Club admits … Continue reading

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Financial Times’ Blatant Denial of Censorship

When I did my national service I was told that my rifle was my most important asset, that I should never lose it, that I should treat it like a wife, etc. Every once in a while to test if … Continue reading

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