Monthly Archives: April 2011

Chope, chope means “Fuck off”

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

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Sound Investment

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

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Sons and Mothers

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

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The José Manuel Seguí factory

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

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Stupid Way to Die

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

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Crybaby

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

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Bored Stiff

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

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Difficult Bitch

“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

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Heartless

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

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Don’t You Ever Dare Carry Your Own Backpack!

Letter to our darling son Wussy Wuss: Our dearest Wussy darling, You are famous! Your picture is everywhere! And our entire nation is waiting with bated breath for you to turn around and show your face but son, daddy and … Continue reading

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