Category Archives: Unforgiven

Come on, it’s Bullshit, no Matter What you Call it

In a newspaper headline stating that “PR firm Bell Pottinger Asia mulls over name change after crisis hits UK parent” Bell Pottinger Asia Chief Executive, commenting on a crisis that has engulfed its British parent over a campaign in South … Continue reading

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Can a Smart Nation be led by Dumb Asses?

Singapore is in the throes of change. MRT stations and many other places where monetary transactions take place – including at hawker centers –  are going cashless, food courts deploy robots, robots fry our rice, parking coupons will soon belong … Continue reading

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Well, I Guess it’s Still Better than Blowing her own Trumpet

In mid August, I was attending a three-day training workshop at the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine when suddenly a loud sound – like a foghorn – came from where some of the admin staff were sitting. I almost … Continue reading

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Final Conversation with a Friend of Over 20 Years because Enough is Enough

She: Need to reschedule our lunch – my cat is dying. Me: Oh dear, I’m sorry to hear this. This is so sad. She: Nothing to be sad about, death is normal. Me: You are very stoic. She: Nothing to … Continue reading

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Insensitivity Personified

During a WhatsApp chat: Commiserating with a friend in Macau who just had her bedroom window blown to bits by typhoon No. 10 that hit Macau on August 23rd. The No. 10 signal has only been hoisted 14 other times … Continue reading

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Imputation of stupidity

Coffee Bean lays claim to having invented the ice blended drink decades ago. Well, so what? Copycats and disrupters are changing in a big way, how business is done. The biggest taxi company in Singapore has just reported a massive … Continue reading

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Starbucks at Jurong Point on Sunday June 25th

If you own a cafe but non-paying cretins plonk themselves in the seats, use your electricity to charge their electronic devices and stay all day without paying, would you like it? Why can’t students study at home? In my youth, … Continue reading

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Inhospitable Hospitals

You know the country is totally fucked up if people are stealing milk powder from supermarkets. Milk powder companies spend millions courting hospitals and incentivizing them to plug their brands. They do this by cash donations and all forms of … Continue reading

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There are More Mercenary Doctors than you Realize

The medical profession has more shenanigans than you would ever imagine but when a member of the public wrote to the press recently in a letter entitled Critical for private medical providers to change their ways, a doctor responded with … Continue reading

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Going to Hell in a Handbasket

Those born in 2015, on the occasion of Singapore’s 50th year of independence, were bestowed with the Baby Jubilee Gift. This year, $3.45 million will be spent on baby gifts for babies born last year. The money is from the … Continue reading

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