Monthly Archives: June 2011

Guy Savoy Singapore – Cannot Make It Lah!

I’m now wary of celebrity chefs opening up in Asia. I ate at Joël Robuchon‘s Hong Kong restaurant last December; it was a bit of a letdown. Here in Singapore, I can’t decide what’s worse – lunch at Daniel Boulud’s … Continue reading

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The Obedient Wives Club – a Retarded Idea

The Obedient Wives Club was started by a fringe Muslim group earlier this month in Malaysia. The club is the brainchild of Global Ikhwan Sdn Bhd – an organization made up of ex-members of an Islamic group called Al-Arqam, the … Continue reading

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Death by Twitter

The aptly-named Anthony Weiner (US congressman) is not the first public figure to be undone by an errant hand on his Twitter. One false click and there goes your career. Yup, a dick, a click and a dip. He who … Continue reading

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Does it Matter Who we Elect as President?

Yesterday’s hidden message: To get the message in yesterday’s post, just read the first word of each sentence. Got the hang of it? Try this today: Our country has few men with gravitas. Presidential demeanor is like charisma and few … Continue reading

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Hidden Message

Just for fun, I’ve embedded a hidden message here; see if you can get it: Go home time and you’ll notice lots of people with earphones on, listening to music. Fuck, is music so important? Isn’t there a risk of … Continue reading

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Nightingale Nursing Home – Shut it Down, Prosecute the Management, Lock them Up, Throw away the Key!

When I saw the video on Thursday night, I almost lost my dinner. I certainly lost my composure. A naked 75-year-old woman was shown sitting under a ceiling fan. Next scene, no longer undressed, she was hurled into another bed … Continue reading

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Blocked!

Social media is an amazing thing. You can “block” your contacts. One click and they’re gone. Poof! On Google Talk, MSN, Yahoo! Messenger, Twitter, ICQ, what-have-you, even WhatsApp – can’t stand someone on your list? One click, he’s blocked. Gone … Continue reading

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So Proud to be Shameful

“Now more than a year old, the two integrated resorts in Singapore have exceeded all expectations and turned the nation into Asia’s second global gaming superpower.” – Frank Fahrenkopf, President of the American Gaming Association, quoted saying in Macau on … Continue reading

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Steal Me if You Can

It must be useful. It must work dependably. It must be beautiful. It must last. It must be the best of its kind. That’s how Alfred Dunhill summarized his standards for any product bearing his name. He’s long dead and … Continue reading

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Let’s Get Our Compass Right

Lawyers, politicians and activists lambasted Malaysian police, accusing them of abusing their power in chaining up and marking the bodies of 30 foreign women detained for alleged prostitution Police raided a high-end nightclub in Penang late on June 2 and … Continue reading

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