Monthly Archives: October 2010

A Life-long Guilt

Just read The Hilliker Curse: My Pursuit of Women by James Ellroy. James Ellroy’s parents separated when he was a boy. In March 1958, on his tenth birthday, his mother, Jean Hilliker, asked James, an only child, which of them … Continue reading

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Don’t Fry those Family Jewels

    Cellular phone manufacturers have been accused of concealing warnings about their handsets A warning that Apple’s popular iPhone should be kept at least 15mm (5/8 inches) away from the body is buried deep inside the manual. BlackBerry goes … Continue reading

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The Vatican of Meat

If you go to New York City, make a trip to the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn and eat at Peter Luger Steak House. Peter Luger has been named the best steakhouse in New York City by Zagat Survey for 26 … Continue reading

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Fancy some Deer Penis Wine?

The Imperal Herbal Restaurant, complete with its own in-house Chinese sinseh opened in The Metropole Hotel, Seah Street in 1988; 18 years later it moved to Vivo City. But ten of its original staff – including the Chinese physician – … Continue reading

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Facebook is NOT your Friend

    Facebook confirmed on October 18 that some of its most popular applications transmitted identifying information, such as user names, to advertising and Internet-tracking companies. The admission came after a Wall Street Journal investigation which uncovered evidence that all … Continue reading

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Farewell, Gelek King

Dollah Kassim, the legendary Gelek King, passed away on October 14, just over a year after collapsing during a veterans’ game. He was 61. Among those who came to pay their respects were (below, from left) former Singapore internationals Rahmat … Continue reading

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Degustation – Disgusting or Delightful?

  Suddenly in Singapore, a proliferation of internationally known chefs! Seven at Marina Bay: Catalonia’s Santi Santamaria, Paris’ Guy Savoy and Sydney’s Tetsuya Wakuda, whose restaurants have all opened and are operating to capacity crowds. Yet to open: Wolfgang Puck, … Continue reading

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Seduced by the Evil Twins

That anoxeric man in black from Cupertino has got me by the scrotum. I’ve in the past couple of weeks acquired his latest gizmos. Yup, got myself a 32GB iPhone4 and a 64GB Wi-Fi + 3G iPad. Even got myself … Continue reading

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Haze Shrouds Singapore Again. Time to Cut the Crap!

I can smell it when I leave the house. The haze is back! And everyone wants to be a comedian these days. Even those who are severely retarded. Commenting on the recent haze covering Singapore, an Indonesian government spokesman – who … Continue reading

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Amrut Fusion

Now the Indians have gotten into the act too. Prof Pathma gave me a bottle of Indian single malt – the Amrut Fusion. Their Amrut Fusion single malt has been declared Third Finest Whiskey in the World, receiving a rating … Continue reading

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