Monthly Archives: July 2010

Doing a Ratner

Some 15 years after the publication of Lord of the Flies, Willam Golding confessed to a friend that he resented the novel because it meant that he owed his reputation to what he thought was a minor book, one he … Continue reading

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On the Edge

Rage, mixed with misogyny and racism is just too grotesque to be ignored. Especially when it comes from someone like Mel Gibson. Recently Gibson’s girlfriend released a 30-minute tirade by the actor-director in which he told the mother of his … Continue reading

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Feng Shui Inn’s Thousand-dollar Fish

A diner who wanted to be known only as “Mr Liu” went to the Feng Shui Inn restaurant at Resorts World Sentosa with four friends from Hong Kong on June 12. Liu wanted to order a Soon Hock or Marble … Continue reading

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Outrageous! Floods again?

According to news reports, staff at the 24-hour Prata House at Upper Thompson said yesterday’s rain started at about 4.30am, and reached thigh-high levels in half an hour. “It’s the worst flood in our 18 years of business. Three of … Continue reading

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Calling all Sea Urchins out there

When someone invites you for a meal, isn’t it important to show appreciation, and look for something nice to comment about, instead of criticizing the food, assuming you have enough EQ to realize that when you criticize the food, you … Continue reading

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Just Go, I’m Bored

Are girls so easily swayed? Ada had a boyfriend when she was studying in the UK; during one of her trips back home she met another guy at a wedding dinner. He pursed her aggressively and she relented. She dumped … Continue reading

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One Night at the Call Center

Imagine writing a great story only to have everyone condemning it. Well I just read such a book and I must say I disagree with all the critics on amazon.com, most of whom are Americans – the very people the … Continue reading

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How Do I Miss You if You Don’t Get Lost?

Recently someone who has spent half her working life in our organization resigned to work for another company. She joined us after leaving school, this was her first job thus far. She has zero exposure to the rest of the … Continue reading

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Grapes of Wrath

They say money is the root of all evil. That’s not true at all. Money is not the root of all evil. Money is an enabler. It is the greed for more money that is the root of all evil. … Continue reading

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Jeffrey Wong? No, Sir!

Jeffrey Wong Su En is a Chinese medicine man from Sabah, north Borneo, who goes around calling himself “doctor.” He is also a Sabah state Democratic Action Party member.  He got screwed recently for claiming to be Sabah DAP’s youth … Continue reading

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