Category Archives: The Reader

Glenn Knight, The Prosecutor

The first time I laid eyes on Glenn Knight I immediately concluded that he was a snob. It was at a country club here but there was nothing chummy or clubby about that guy. He looked like a bulldog. His … Continue reading

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Suffering from iDisorder

Realizing that I hardly talk on the phone but rely more on SMS and WhatsApp – and occasionally suffering from slips of the thumb, rather than of the tongue – I intend to change my price plan with SingTel soon. … Continue reading

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The Poisoned Apple

If you have a wife or a girl friend who can’t get over your ex, this post is a must-read for her. In a novel I’ve just read, the protagonist’s love interest once had a lover who has since passed … Continue reading

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No News is Good News

I was supposed to be away from July 15 to 25 but postponed the trip due to conjunctivitis. It was however too late to rescind my instructions to news vendors to suspend the delivery of all the newspapers I subscribe … Continue reading

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Why is My Face so Long?

People always wonder why I look so darn sad. Well, what’s there to be happy about? Even if I have joy in my heart, I don’t go around grinning and drooling like a retard. I was actually feeling quite good … Continue reading

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Speed Learn the Old Testament?

Someone brought my attention to an ad promoting a workshop teaching people to “speed learn” the Old Testament. I’m sure such an effort will motivate many to explore the beauty and the lessons of the Old Testament. Kudos to the … Continue reading

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Long Past Caring

I have long given up on Newsweek and now I no longer have time for TIME. I have been a subscriber since primary school but in these days of instant news, newsweeklies are no longer relevant – except for The … Continue reading

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Snake Oil 2.0

I’ve just finished reading a book teaching people how to – well, let me not mince my words – con. Of course that’s not what the American author said. (They are mostly Americans, aren’t they?) He sugar-coated his message into … Continue reading

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Please Look after Mom

On Christmas eve I gave everyone in my family a copy of the book Please Look after Mom. There’s a reason for that. When Lincoln’s wife delivered a baby, she – a Chinese born in Canada – declared to all … Continue reading

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Authors Then Unknown

Who doesn’t know Michael Crichton? The medical doctor has been a best-selling author of so many books, many of them made into movies. But few know of a book he wrote when he was a medical student. The book, A … Continue reading

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