- Now Everyone Is An Author
- The Retards Doth Complain Too Much, Methinks
- Do Hungry Ghosts Exist?
- Modern-day Freakshows
- The Indispensable Pests in Our Lives
- Remembering Heinz Schwarzkopf – Gentlemen’s Gentleman
- Fame is a Double-edged Sword
- They Who Can Do No Wrong?
- Partagas Culebras
- Oh Shuddap Already Lah Puleeze!
Category Archives: The Departed
Heinz Schwarzkopf November 10th 1950 August 26th 2020 I first met Heinz Schwarzkopf about ten years ago. He subsequently visited Singapore a few more times. He visited twice in 2017, first, to attend a gathering organized by local pipe-smoking friends … Continue reading
I woke up, and suddenly my head was filled with recollections of unpleasant events and hurtful thoughts of obnoxious people. The rest of the day didn’t go well. The outing with grandkids left me unfulfilled in more ways than one. … Continue reading
A great friend and bro, Daniel Yeo, left us on 28th October. Many make empty promises, but Daniel always delivered. Many are full of sound and fury, signifying nothing, but Daniel’s quiet composure was always a stabilizing factor. Many spout … Continue reading
Back in 1967, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Soviet Union, Leonid Brezhnev demanded something spectacular from the Soviet space program. He wanted to stage a dramatic midspace rendezvous between two Soviet spaceships. The plan was … Continue reading
So the man with the golden voice – Mr Guthire Hour Tan Swee Leong – died on December 18th at age 77, leaving behind three ex-wives and three daughters. It took me a long time to decide to pen this. … Continue reading
When I was working in the circus, there were more assholes and morons than good people. In my ten years there, I have encountered only a handful of good people. Thamrong Phongthitithep was a good man. I am very saddened … Continue reading
On September 4th, someone placed an obituary for the little Kurdish boy Aylan Kurdi in The Sydney Morning Herald: Aylan You did not deserve to drown in the coldness of water and in the coldness of human indifference. You were … Continue reading
Farewell, PG. You left as suddenly as you appeared. You taught us how to live. You showed us the meaning of life. You didn’t care what others think; you didn’t need anyone’s approval, you were the master of your own … Continue reading
Wednesday was one of those horrendous days when life dealt me a sucker punch right into my solar plexus. I was shocked to learn of the sudden passing of a cherished friend – a very decent human being and a … Continue reading