Monthly Archives: August 2011

The Devil’s in the Details

“Even big strong doors depend on small hinges to move – details determine destiny!” “It has been said that the gate of history turns on small hinges.” These sayings are kinda Churchillian aren’t they? But they are not incorrect. Remember this? “For … Continue reading

Posted in Places in the Heart | Comments Off on The Devil’s in the Details

The Fall

If you have 118 minutes to spare, treat yourself to a visual feast. Watch The Fall. Pulitzer Prize film critic Roger Ebert gave the film 4/4, and wrote, “You might want to see it for no other reason than because … Continue reading

Posted in Places in the Heart | Comments Off on The Fall

Let’s Have Ourselves a Vice President

I have previously said that I don’t care if they put a monkey in the Istana. But tomorrow is presidential election day and I have to vote whether I like it or not. Whether I vote for one of the … Continue reading

Posted in The Good, the Bad & the Ugly | Comments Off on Let’s Have Ourselves a Vice President

Breaking Free

  Another poor attempt of mine at short story writing: My period came when I was eleven, I ran out of the toilet screaming for Mother. Mother chided me and told me to hush. “What a stupid little girl, Lee … Continue reading

Posted in Pulp Fiction | Comments Off on Breaking Free

La Gloria Cubana Inmensos

Lately I’ve been smoking lots La Gloria Cubana Inmensos (6 2/5″/164mm 53-ring gauge). Yes, it’s quite a long cigar. Founded in 1885, La Gloria Cubana has attracted a small but loyal following amongst the most knowledgeable smokers. All the cigars … Continue reading

Posted in Thank You for Smoking | Comments Off on La Gloria Cubana Inmensos

Authors Then Unknown

Who doesn’t know Michael Crichton? The medical doctor has been a best-selling author of so many books, many of them made into movies. But few know of a book he wrote when he was a medical student. The book, A … Continue reading

Posted in The Reader | Comments Off on Authors Then Unknown

How Authors Live On

If you’re minting money, it’s hard to stop. Plus fame and power can be very intoxicating. Rumor has it that we’ve not seen the last of Harry Potter yet. No surprise. The books of Cleo Virginia Andrews, better known as … Continue reading

Posted in The Reader | Comments Off on How Authors Live On

Bad Experience at Singapore National Eye Centre

If you are thinking of visiting the Singapore National Eye Centre, think again. If you are not well, everyone is out to screw you. If I should get cancer, I’ll get myself a gun and blow my brains out. The … Continue reading

Posted in Unforgiven | Comments Off on Bad Experience at Singapore National Eye Centre

Should Organizations Endorse Presidential Candidates?

In the run-up to the upcoming presidential elections we’ve been reading about certain organizations ranging from unions to clan associations to chambers of commerce endorsing a particular candidate. Call me an idiot but what does this mean? Should organizations be … Continue reading

Posted in The Good, the Bad & the Ugly | Comments Off on Should Organizations Endorse Presidential Candidates?

Is this the Way to Treat an ex-president?

Egyptian air chief marshal Hosni Mubarak has ruled Egypt as president since 1981 but was ousted earlier this year after 18 days of street demonstrations. Thaksin Shinawatra was elected prime minister of Thailand in 2001 and was in office until … Continue reading

Posted in Unforgiven | Comments Off on Is this the Way to Treat an ex-president?