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Monthly Archives: November 2016
Entertain Clowns and We Become Part of a Circus
The Transport Ministry has no shortage of clowns. Fiasco after fiasco emerges from it and its affiliated organizations. Some big mouth shot off the term “car-lite” and a slew of initiatives suddenly seemed to materialize overnight. This is very typical … Continue reading
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Eat Lah! Won’t Die!
On November 8th I was drawn to the headline “Kick your char kway teow habit” in MIND BODY section of The Straits Times. It was written by a Lester Wong who mentioned the dish twice without any explanation as to … Continue reading
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Someone’s Dying? Quick, Film It!
Sometime last week, in Iceland to see the aurora borealis, four Singaporeans saw a car turning turtle and rushed to rescue the woman trapped inside. While I applaud this brave and heroic act, I wondered why one of the four … Continue reading
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Don’t You Gain a Wife and Lose Everything Else
I normally avoid attending Chinese wedding banquets. They are long-drawn affairs and expensive both for the hosts and the guests (because our ang pows cannot be too small – the money inside should at least help the wedding couple pay … Continue reading
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Throw Ungrateful Foreigners Out!
WARNING: I am apoplectic, reeling from rage and I apologize to everyone for the R21 shitstorm that is being unleashed here; if you are a pussy and can’t deal with strong language, please stay away! Here I go! Please fasten … Continue reading
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Grab Cab or Grab Crap?
Grab has been aggressively advertising a taxi booking fee waiver for the month of November. Their ads say that if passengers key in a promo code when they use its app to book a cab, the booking fee will be … Continue reading
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A Pipe from Armenia
In Russia recently, I purchased a pipe made in Armenia: And some Russian pipe tobacco:
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To and From Russia, with Love!
Last month, youngest son, wife and I flew to Russia. Youngest son is a history buff as well as an avid fan of historical Russia and the Soviet Union, and was once even featured in the local press for his … Continue reading
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