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Monthly Archives: November 2011
Consultants! The top 20 percent are a credit to their profession. The next 30 percent are adequate to their tasks. The bottom 50 percent are those who give consultants a bad name. Two ex-McKinsey top dogs were arrested for insider … Continue reading
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Poor Smokers, I Pity You!
Tsk. Tsk. This letter by a completely intolerant and self-serving frequent complainer named Sherley Servos actually made it to The Straits Times yesterday. I indulge in cigars and I smoke a pipe. I do so very occasionally. I am not … Continue reading
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Blogs that Make my Hair Stand
The Incomprehensible – This blogger thinks people will be impressed if he can show how “powderful” his English is so he borrows lines from books he reads; problem is his writings appear as fucked up as most of our TV/radio … Continue reading
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Doing Things Right
When I worked with James B Irwin I learned about “The Doctrine of Completed Staff Work” – when you do something, you make sure you complete the work. Truth is long before I’ve heard of Mr Irwin I’ve already been … Continue reading
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Today is Bodo Falkenried’s last pipe smoking session with us for this year. Our dear friend and kindred spirit returns to Germany soon. He left me with yet another gift, another beautiful Heiner Nonnenbroich:
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Now Everyone Can Fly. Oh No!
My brother-in-law, who’s Australian, tells me that there are people going to China from Australia on tours that cost like 99 bucks Aussie. He on the other hand avoided such “too-good-to-be-true” deals and spent tens of thousands of Aussie dollars … Continue reading
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Thanks to ACRA, we can Drink at Aushwitz and Eat at S21
ACRA (the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority) has allowed a bar named “Aushwitz” to operate. Anyone with brains would know what Auschwitz was. That was where that little mustached-monster-with-one-testicle gassed Jews. ACRA said it would not endorse any name of … Continue reading
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I love truffles and I love risotto, and now at the year-old Casa Tartufo, Forum, Orchard Road, I can indulge! Tammy and Alex Calabro, owners of The House of Truffles (that’s the English translation of the restaurant’s name) say “Truffle … Continue reading
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Repeat Telecast Ad Nauseam
From this: To this: It’s the same old story – they get themselves elected, become presidents, amassed millions, financed assassinations and massacres, and when the new regime takes over, they start to shit bricks and when all the behind-the-scene bargaining … Continue reading
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A Most Unusual Collection
My youngest son Xi, is an avid collector of Soviet-era headgear and gas masks, such as those used in Afghanistan. His collection is probably the only one of its kind in Singapore. The pictures below show only a sample:
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