Author Archives: Lohcifer

Apu Neh Neh

Voice actor Hank Azaria, who had portrayed Indian convenience store owner Apu Nahasapeemapetilon on The Simpsons since 1990, has apologized for participating in “structural racism.” The Emmy winner announced in February that he would no longer be playing Apu. American … Continue reading

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Moth’s Day

This past weekend was abuzz with chatter about how an obnoxious three-star paper general (who seems to believe that he is head of the armed forces of the entire southern hemisphere) yelling at a reporter and berating her for asking … Continue reading

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Audacity and Stupidity

Indian song write Joseph Mendoza claimed that he composed We Can Achieve in 1983, three years before the creation of Count on Me, Singapore. The lyrics of both songs are identical except for the substitution of the word “Singapore” with … Continue reading

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WTF!

In 2016, Barack Obama marked the “birthday of one of America’s revered wordsmiths who used his incredible talent to instill in his most impressionable readers universal values we all hold dear.” Obama said “He made children see that reading is … Continue reading

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Bao Toh King in Action?

“Bao toh” is Hokkien for “to wrap a knife.” The term has come to meant “to sabo” (as in “sabotage”) or “to betray.” In other words, “to snitch.” One theory put forth is that when gangsters prepare for a fight, … Continue reading

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You Die, I Die, We All Die

Not too long ago, some clown named Arpan Roy wrote a letter to The Straits Times saying: Keep smokers farther away from others during Covid-19 pandemic Smokers are allowed to lower their masks for extended periods while smoking. I would … Continue reading

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Vaccinated with Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine!

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Being Grateful

In February, both my wife and I celebrated our birthdays. (We were born in the same month.) We were blessed with many gifts from friends and relatives. Our daughter is married and lives not far away with her hubby and … Continue reading

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Asians Attacked

Since the advent of COVID-19, Asians have been attacked in Australia, Europe and the USA. Cases in the US are especially appalling. In January, an 84-year-old Asian man was walking in the Anza Vista neighborhood of San Francisco when a … Continue reading

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Two Cheers for Jael

In chapters four and five of the book of Judges, we read of the defeat of the Canaanites by Deborah and Barak. Deborah’s courage and faith in persuading Barak, discerning the activity of God, and stirring others to accept their … Continue reading

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