Category Archives: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly

Can Professors Think?

Kishore Mahbubani’s thinly-disguised plug for his latest book has some noteworthy points. (It was an op-ed piece entitled How the Western media gets the Korean crisis wrong published in The Straits Times on May 13th. Google for it.) However, I … Continue reading

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Who is a Hero?

If you spend heaps of money to raise a champion who wins an Olympic gold does that make you a Singaporean of the Year? I have no answer to that question, being the simpleton that I am. What I do … Continue reading

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Sins of our Fathers

Picture shows vandalized statue of then president Park Chung-hee of South Korea. Some retard pissed off with his daughter, current president Park Geun-hye, poured red paint on the old man’s statue. It is said that the sins of our fathers … Continue reading

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A Very Non-Singaporean Event

Once again, an event that few ordinary Singaporeans can relate to is here – the F1. The hookers have flown in, the stars will be performing and this is the only night race in the world, but if you are … 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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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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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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“The Greatest” the Greatest?

My friend, the Thailand-based American author John Arnone wrote a letter to The Nation, a newspaper in Thailand about Muhammad Ali; needless to say it was heavily censored before being published and John said his letter “should have a few … Continue reading

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Epiphany

Never go shopping with someone to whom you owe money. You will feel like shit. In order not to make you feel bad, the person to whom money is owed will say things like “Oh, I bought this only because … Continue reading

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My Thoughts on Nur Diana Muhammad Ismail and Denise Phua

36-year old Nur Diana Muhammad Ismail had wanted to hold a fair selling apparel at Tampines 1’s atrium in May just before the start of the fasting month. The email from the mall that says “We are not so keen … Continue reading

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