Monthly Archives: August 2011

HSBC, are you Firing or are you Hiring?

Primary headline, front page, Financial Times “Companies & Markets” section, August 1: “HSBC set to axe 10,000 jobs.” Primary headline, front page, Financial Times “Companies & Markets” section, August 2: “HSBC to hire 15,000 in growth markets.” Ding dong ding … Continue reading

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President’s Star Charity: Same Old, Same Old

As at 11pm last Sunday, the President’s Star Charity has raised S$6.44 million. This is the highest-ever amount raised in the annual charity show. I am sure if the president had donated some of his multi-million dollar salary the amount … Continue reading

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The Accident

Linwood Barclay has churned out yet another fantastic read – his best so far! The protagonist this time is a building contractor whose wife died suddenly in what seems to be an accident and leaving him with an eight-year-old daughter, … Continue reading

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Getting On in Years

At 54, I don’t think I’m that old, but I must admit that age has a way of catching up with you. Since April I’ve been having problems with my eyes. When I close my left eye, I can see … Continue reading

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Kick-ass Machine

Since I no longer need to use any company-issued crap, I’ve decided to buy myself a real kick-ass machine. Ta da! Enters the ASUS G73SW! Bringing the breathtaking performance of a desktop gaming PC to a compact notebook has always … Continue reading

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I Spit on Your Graves!

Eva Gabrielsson, long time companion of Swedish author Stieg Larsson is engaged in a fierce battle with Larsson’s father and brother over what the successful author has left behind after his sudden death. Gabrielsson has written her own book entitled … Continue reading

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Pao Xiang Bah Kut Teh in Singapore

When Pao Xiang Bah Kut Teh came to Singapore, local bloggers were quick to condemn it. Well, it’s a case of casting pearls before swine, really. Singaporeans are more used to the Teochew version with pale looking meat, and peppery … Continue reading

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Singapore Airlines’ SMS Check-in Does NOT Work. Period. Yup they fucking did it again!

Usually a couple of days before my flight, I would get a SMS from SIA with words to the following effect: “SQFltInfo – You are booked on SQ308 SIN-LHR 03-Aug-11 09:05hrs (T3). To check-in please reply with Y38210 only.” I … Continue reading

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Out of Bondage!

Today I am a free man. Ten and a half years of forcing myself to eat shit, of tolerating unprofessional behavior while gritting my teeth, of having to work with some of the worst retards I’ve ever had the misfortune … Continue reading

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