Monthly Archives: July 2011

Forced Entry into your Home to check for Dengue!

Singapore saw its highest weekly number of dengue cases in four years last week, when 226 people were affected. It was also the third consecutive week that the number of cases had gone beyond what is considered the epidemic level … Continue reading

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Ill-gotten Wealth?

How can people get so filthy rich in one generation? In Hong Kong recently I couldn’t help but notice again crude and crass nouvelle riche mainland Chinese wearing jade rings the size of golf balls, staying at suites at the … Continue reading

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Now why didn’t I think of this?

A lady in the UK called Alice Planel collects discarded food from markets and host dinners for people once a month. Her organization is called The Dinner Exchange. In her own words: The dinner exchange was set up in London … Continue reading

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Havoc by Bachelors?

According to Unnatural Selection by Mara Hvistendahl, sex ratios – the relative numbers of boy babies to girls – are becoming skewed. The norm should be around 105 boys for every 100 girls. But in China the ratio is around … Continue reading

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Shinji, Singapore

The gentleman posing for my camera is Koichiro Oshino. The master chef is the head honcho at Shinji Kanesaka’s restaurant in Singapore, at the Raffles. Indeed, Shinji Kanesaka, who has earned two Michelin stars for his Edomae-style sushi restaurant at the Ginza … Continue reading

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Bad Romance

Dr Gary Neuman found in his study of 100 cheating men in the United States that only 12 per cent reported that the “other woman” was better-looking than their wives. This was the case with Arnold Schwarzenegger. I mean he … Continue reading

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Singapore’s “Bubble Kids”

On September 21, 1971, David Phillip Vetter became one of the 50 to 100 infants born each year with Severe Combined Immune Deficiency, a grave condition affecting children who lack a complete immune system. Forced to live in a sterile … Continue reading

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Off-kilter

Here’s one of my poor attempts at short story writing; here it goes: I woke up with a start. Gosh, I hope I’ve not called out her name in my sleep. I was breaking out in cold sweat. I quickly … Continue reading

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Bullshitter

Example One Me: “I think I’m a rather sloppy dresser, especially on weekends.” X: “Well, you said it yourself, not me.” Example Two Me: “When I saw Stanley going out with Chloé, I felt a little jealous.” X: “Yeah? I … Continue reading

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Surfing to Stupidity

Many people are proud to proclaim that they don’t read anything in hard copy. “I read everything online, I have a short attention span; besides, everything online is as it happens, newspapers and magazines are way too slow and all … Continue reading

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