Author Archives: Lohcifer

D-Day

Today, Singapore goes to the polls. All 93 seats at stake. From Nikkei: “A total of 192 candidates are competing for 93 seats, with most constituencies being two-way fights between the PAP and one of 10 opposition groups, including the … Continue reading

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PhDs in Political Science

I realized that ever since the prime minister announced on June 23rd that the general election will be called soon, the number of messages I’ve been receiving on my phone has shot up exponentially. I also realized that a lot … Continue reading

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Another Pair of Balls Lost

“Until last year, I mostly avoided speaking out against the climate scare. Partly that’s because I was embarrassed. After all, I am as guilty of alarmism as any other environmentalist. For years, I referred to climate change as an ‘existential’ … Continue reading

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Getting Ridiculous

CBS News reported on June 29th that The Houston Association of Realtors will no longer use the term “master” to describe the primary bedroom of a home on their housing listings because the term “master” has roots in slavery. Now, … Continue reading

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Be Slow to Anger

I had a fiery temper when I was younger. I lost my cool with my children a couple of times. I remember giving my younger son a couple of tight slaps when he was in secondary school. Till today I … Continue reading

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Responses to Yanked from their Plinths

Received lots of responses to my last post. Examples: From a reader in Australia Read your thoughtful piece on statues. You are spot on in posing the question what, if anything, is achieved by yanking statues? (Vandalism clothed in idealism … Continue reading

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Yanked from their Plinths

Indro Montanelli, who died in 2001 at the age of 92, was a famous Italian journalist. He bought a 12-year-old Eritrean girl and turned her into his sex slave after he volunteered for Fascist leader Benito Mussolini’s colonial invasion of … Continue reading

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It’s Showtime! (At Home)

I didn’t venture out of the house much since the April 7th lockdown. I’ve been binging on books, music, cigars, pipe tobacco and movies. (And not one drop of alcohol. Pat me on the back!) Netflix is always a rich … Continue reading

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So, Blame Your Mother, Instead?

Yesterday was Father’s Day. Fathers play an important role in a person’s life. I’m a firm believer of that. Then, I came across this, from a Milly Gomez of Latibule Counseling. Make of it what you will. Here it is: … Continue reading

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Today’s the Day!

Nope, the new normal or new abnormal is not here yet; but it’s a start!

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