- 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
- Quiescence and Hiatus
- Join! It’s Free! Or is It?
Monthly Archives: August 2016
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
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
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
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
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
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
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!)
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
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