Monthly Archives: August 2016

Adulation Gone Nuts

Next month, The Catholic Church will declare Mother Teresa a saint. Dr Aroup Chatterjee is bristling. In 2003, he published Mother Teresa: The Final Verdict. The London-based physician has been studying Mother Teresa for decades and his book cataloged evidence … Continue reading

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“Zero chance” of Haze?

In April, Nazir Foead, head of Indonesia’s Peatland Restoration Agency said there is “zero chance” that a haze of last year’s magnitude will blanket Singapore and in the region. Well, the haze returned last Friday and at one stage, crossed … Continue reading

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Sharon Loh said “All Singaporean Men are Buayas” and I Disagree

On August 21st, there was an article in The Sunday Times, entitled Blindedsided by Dirty Old Man, written by Sharon Loh. She wrote: Singapore is such a safe place that I was surprised when my younger daughter didn’t want to … Continue reading

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Dissoi Logoi

As a young man (many years ago) I toyed with the idea of getting a motorcycle and when I sought my father’s opinion, he highlighted to me both the pros and cons of using a motorcycle as a means of … Continue reading

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Mind Fuck; Come Get It!

A friend was given an impossible KPI, which he surpassed by several hundred percent. Instead of rewarding him, his company found ways not to compensate him for what was rightfully due to him in commission payments. It tried ways and … Continue reading

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I Need Schooling on Feelings

Decades ago, my uncle had a thriving business until an apprentice went down the road and opened a similar business. He even appropriated the company name and added a “xin” prefix to the name. “Xin” means “new” in Chinese. Usurped! … Continue reading

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A Bamboo Pipe from Taiwan

Another gift from David of Taiwan, accompanied by six kilos of highly priced karasumi and two cases of the best Taiwanese kaoliang. (Dream on Lohficer, dream on!)

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Thoughts on Our 51st

Yesterday was National Day, our 51st. For me it was a time for reflection. What has our beloved country done to us? It has dropped us like a hot potato the moment we turned 40; preferring to hire young punks … Continue reading

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Political Correctness Gone Mad

Kevin Roberts, the chairman of Saatchi & Saatchi, quit after sparking uproar by saying a lack of women in high-powered jobs in advertising was not a problem and that some women lacked the “vertical ambition” to make it to the … Continue reading

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Garmen Bin Kooning

Inadequate controls and weak governance seem to be very fashionable these days. The Ministry of Education has revealed that it lost S$7.16 million, as of June 2015, to students who default on their education loan. The sum cannot be claimed … Continue reading

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