Category Archives: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly

Fame is a Double-edged Sword

They were dancing in the streets of Chennai, India, because 8,000 miles (13,000km) away, someone they claim to be their own may one day become the vice president of the United States.  Kamala Harris’ mum hails from India (her dad is … Continue reading

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Oh Shuddap Already Lah Puleeze!

Spit Phlegm Singh got pay increase. Whole kingdom knows cos gahment-controlled town crier like Straitjacketed Times purposely squealed loud loud. Spit Phlegm Singh’s lumpahs kena squeezed so he said okay lah I donate part of increase. Then sandal doyenne Dowager … Continue reading

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Cockling Along

Long before the world has heard of Jamus Lim, cockles have already made their appearance on this blog, on May 15th this year, to be precise. But now that cockles are on everyone’s consciousness and lips; the sands have shifted. … Continue reading

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The What of His Heart?

It doesn’t matter if you have a CV that runs into more than ten pages; it doesn’t matter if you are a champion debator, because, at the end of the day, the question is, can you deliver? It doesn’t matter … Continue reading

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A New Dawn?

By now, we know all about the election results. The ruling PAP (People’s Action Party) has formed the next government, with final results showing it won almost 90% of the 93 seats contested in Friday’s general election. The party won … Continue reading

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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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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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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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