Category Archives: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly

Monkey See Monkey Do

My best friend Phil responded to my last post by saying “you provided a sound analysis of marriage and composed a pretty accurate picture of looking many years down the road. Yup, your wife does in time come to look … Continue reading

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For Richer, for Poorer, in Sickness and in Health…No Shit!

In Singapore, 7,614 marriages ended in a divorce or an annulment last year, up by 1.2% from 2015. I can’t really comment on why people get divorced. People have their reasons and I guess some marriages are simply too broken … Continue reading

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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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