- Crowdfunded Products? Thanks, but No Thanks!
- Close, but no Cigar!
- Smarty-pants Not Wanted on This Planet
- A Pipe Made by Two (no, not a Bicycle Built For Two)
- Bovine Scatologists and Trumpet Blowers Galore at Bullshit Central
- Grab Crab: May the Bleeding Hearts Cry! And for Rabbits Too!
- Diwali Debacle
- Rare Japanese Lacquer Pipes
- Greek Odyssey
- Quiescence and Hiatus
Monthly Archives: April 2011
What are these? These are weapons of mass obstruction. These are packs of pocket tissues Singaporeans use to “chope” or “reserve” seats at hawker centers and food courts. I was at CYC Republic Plaza the other day and since it … Continue reading
Just bought a Philips HTS9140 Soundbar. Philips was always first in line among the hoards of electronic companies producing great Blu-ray players and home theater audio systems, however, somewhere along the way, the company invariably failed to keep up with the … Continue reading
It is said that the death of a mother is the first sorrow wept without her. I can’t agree more. We all love our mothers. But I have observed that most sons are closer to their moms than with their … Continue reading
When I was in Havana recently I bought myself two boxes of the very rare Sancho Panza Sanchos. These Gran Coronas (9 1/3”/235mm, 47-ring gauge) are great smokes and I consider them one of Cuba’s best kept secrets. Another best … Continue reading
It happened in March 2009 but it was in the news yesterday. She was 20. He was 19. They were at a hawker center; she ordered a bowl of fishball noodles. She asked him to get her another pair of … Continue reading
Ah Heng, Ai ya, why you cry? No more multi million-dollar salary is it? Or you cry because the 35,000 jobs you said (in Parliament in 2005) the casinos can create are not going to Singaporeans? Remember that time you … Continue reading
Sometimes I feel that all it takes one more conversation with a Singaporean and I’ll go raving mad. I seriously need to look out for another country to move to. List of conversational topics that bore me to death: Properties … Continue reading
“We must meet for dinner.” “Sure, next Wednesday?” “No, next Wednesday I can’t. How about the Wednesday after next?” Fast forward to the morning of the Wednesday after next. She: “Can we change the time? Something came up, I can … Continue reading
14-year-old Thai teenage girl Peneakchanasak Nitcharee fell off the MRT platform at Ang Mo Kio station on Sunday and had her legs crushed by an incoming train. In a five-hour operation doctors amputated her legs below the knee. Yesterday, an … Continue reading