Monthly Archives: October 2011

The Price is Too High

Developing relationships with others requires a certain level of self-disclosure. But I’m afraid I’ve already exposed myself too much. Don’t ask me why – maybe because I sense (rightly or wrongly) that my openness is not being reciprocated – but … Continue reading

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Hello, Hello, Earth Calling Bimbo!

Why do people carry cellular phones? For communicating right? So that no matter where you are, you can be reached. If that’s the case, why do people not answer their cell phones? Or take forever to return text messages? I … Continue reading

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Need a Trainer? Corporate Fraudster Alert

The Singapore office of a multinational corporation recently went to one of those management development organizations in Singapore to engage a trainer to conduct a seminar on leadership for its managers. Which “management development organization” is this? Well, it shall … Continue reading

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Retards at Challenger, Ahava and MC2

October 3. Approached a sales person at Challenger, Plaza Singapura to check the availability of a particular computer model; he in turn asked a colleague. His colleague, a young man, was more interested in staring at his laptop and displayed … Continue reading

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Spanish at Serenity

Some notable dishes (Paella Arroz Negro, Paella Valenciana, and a suckling pig) when we dined at VivoCity’s Serenity on October 1 to celebrate the belated birthday of my daughter Jin; place was noisy as hell – they shouldn’t call it … Continue reading

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Illegitimi Non Carborundum

I was at Centrepoint on September 16 when two young women outside Guardian Pharmacy greeted me “hello” so loudly, with exaggerated cheerfulness and friendliness and in a manner that caused me to think that they were either my relatives or … Continue reading

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RIP, Steve!

  “Remembering That You Are Going To Die Is The Best Way I Know To Avoid The Trap Of Thinking You Have Something To Lose.” “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t let the … Continue reading

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Moving to a Plant-based Diet

There was a letter in yesterday’s paper urging people to move to a plant-based diet. Self-righteous zealots who impose their will on others are the worst kind of misfits in our world. We now have a record-high population of 5.18 … Continue reading

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Conflicting Health Advice

They told me that masturbation would make me blind. Well, after years of wanking, I’m still able to see though I’ve been needing glasses since I was nine, not that I started wanking at nine. To be honest, the only … Continue reading

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The VAIO Z Series VPCZ217GG

The new Sony VAIO Z Series is a sight to behold – high performance yet thin and light! It is a technological marvel screaming to be purchased! The entire laptop with its lid closed is only 15mm thick. If you don’t … Continue reading

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