Monthly Archives: March 2010

Flushing Your Money Down the Toilet

To support body immunity, there’s neem, for your eyes there’s lutein, for your skin, collagen and for your hair, inositol. At the end of the day just pop another pill to detox your whole system. We’ve become a nation of … Continue reading

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My New Calabash

A very dear, dear friend contacted Best Meerschaums to custom-make a giant Calabash for me. Owner of the Best Meerschaums, Deniz Ural, formed his company in Turkey in 1968. Up until his move to the USA in 1980 Ural pipes … Continue reading

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The Dangers of Executive Coaching

On March 20th  The Straits Times did an article on coaches – coaches who claim they make anything from 700 bucks to 1650 bucks per hour. I know a couple of them. One of them featured, I wouldn’t call him a … Continue reading

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The Lovely Lovely Bones

“My name was Salmon, like the fish; first name, Susie. I was 14 when I was murdered on December 6, 1973. My murderer was a man from our neighborhood.” These opening words, taken right off the pages of the book, … Continue reading

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Who Flung Dung?

I’ve said time and again that Thaksin was one of the best things to have happened to Thailand. He was the first prime minister in the kingdom’s history to lead an elected government through a full four-year term in office. … Continue reading

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AWARE of Jack Neo

Corinna Lim, Executive Director, AWARE (Association of Women for Action and Research) shot off a letter to The Straits Times on March 15: Jack Neo affair bares a problem that goes undetected There are two issues that concern us in … Continue reading

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Not a Class Act

Jack Neo, who earlier this month admitted to an extra-marital affair with actress-model Wendy Chong – a self-proclaimed “starlet” whom nobody has heard of until now – said he may make a movie out of it. He told Shin Min Daily … Continue reading

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Chee, Bye!

When you’ve said your goodbyes, do you take back what you have given? Two interesting court cases in the press lately: Well-known paraplegic athlete William Tan is being sued for about S$400,000/- by a woman who he in turn alleged … Continue reading

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Co-existing with the Birds?

If you sit down at Starbucks, like the one at Liat Towers or the one at Orchard Parade, you’ll find crows and pigeons flying around, crapping all over the place, and snatching food from your plate. Sometimes they land on … Continue reading

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An Unusual Pipe from Vientiane

Acquired this unusual pipe in Vientiane. It cost me a princely sum of only US$16/- and is a beautiful piece of art made entirely of bone – complete with carvings on its bowl. I’m not sure if it was actually made … Continue reading

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