- Too Many Encounters with Men and Women in White
- Crowdfunded Products? Thanks, but No Thanks!
- Close, but no Cigar!
- Smarty-pants Not Wanted on This Planet
- A Pipe Made by Two (no, not a Bicycle Built For Two)
- Bovine Scatologists and Trumpet Blowers Galore at Bullshit Central
- Grab Crab: May the Bleeding Hearts Cry! And for Rabbits Too!
- Diwali Debacle
- Rare Japanese Lacquer Pipes
- Greek Odyssey
Monthly Archives: May 2012
Appealing to humans’ natural voyeuristic instincts some TV programs continue to gain high viewership, especially those very lowbrow so-called “reality shows” but boy was I glad Discovery has now decided to stop producing Bear Grylls’ show, Man vs Wild. The … Continue reading
The Ministry of Health plans to build a 260-bed nursing home facing three blocks of flats in Bishan Street 13. A group of Bishan residents are dead against it. This episode comes just over a week after residents in Upper … Continue reading
Police Report No: G/20120404/2129 Date/Time of Report Made: 04/04/2012 15:25 Officer Recording the Report: Loo Jia Jie Officer in-charge of Case: G/Bedok Police Divisional HQ/Nir Hadfiz bin Tolmunir Name of Informant: Loh HJ Date/Time of Incident: 02/04/2012 21:15 Location of … Continue reading
On Friday, Bloomberg reported, “Of the 122,600 jobs created in Singapore last year, about 70 percent, or 84,800 positions, went to foreigners.” (The percentage of jobs going to Singapore citizens is likely to be less as Singapore lumps citizens and … Continue reading
Many were curious why victims of that Ferrari accident weren’t sent to the nearest hospital, which in this case would be Raffles Hospital. In response to one such query, this letter was published in The Straits Times on May 21: … Continue reading
The Dieu Cay is a bamboo water pipe from Vietnam that can be up to half a meter (about 1.8ft) long. I purchased about 30 of these during a recent trip to Hanoi. They cost like two US dollars each. … Continue reading
Purchased this from Kuala Lumpur International Airport. It is made by German pipe maker Vauen, founded in Nuremberg in 1848, and is not a toy but a real pipe that can actually be smoked:
Dear Optimist, Pessimist and Realist, while you guys were arguing about that glass of water being half full or half empty, I drank it. – Opportunist I poisoned it. – Opportunist’s ex