Category Archives: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly

Why I Should Be Even More Wary Right Now

The long arms of the government have now reached even social media influencers. Other than acting and hosting, Desmond Koh sells stuff on Shopee via livestreams; now he’s also a social media influencer who got to take a photo with … Continue reading

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Not Again!

My super wealthy but thrifty – I use that word “thrifty” because I’m being polite – 72-year-old friend and his wife are avid travelers. Their destinations: Johor Bahru, Melaka, Kuala Lumpur, Genting Highlands, Bangkok, Japan, Johor Bahru, Melaka, Kuala Lumpur, … Continue reading

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Get Schooled, Schooling!

Oh, what a riveting tale of Joseph Schooling’s Olympic glory, where dreams so rarely tread and victories so scarcely won. I mean, who would have thought anyone from tiny Singapore would even dare to dream of such lofty heights? But … Continue reading

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Loosen Up, Bitches

When Margot Robbie (Barbie) wasn’t nominated for best actress, women kicked up a fuss! When Barbie director Greta Gerwig wasn’t nominated for best director, women went nuts! Some men too, like that hermaphrodite Ryan Gosling. Didn’t another woman, Justine Triet, … Continue reading

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Miss Japan

Yesterday, Japan, with a population of 123,294,513 crowned Karolina Shiino, a 26-year-old Ukrainian model Miss Nippon. USA, with a population of 339,996,563, is going to see two old farts fighting to be president in the coming presidential elections. Befuddling.

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Embrace Your Inner Hermit: Savor the Solitude of Solo Travel!

In a recent survey, it turns out that about half of the British adults who were asked really, really look forward to their holidays. Like, they seriously live for them! And get this, around a third of the folks are … Continue reading

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You Found What?!

What have you found? A pair of jeans? From 1966 to 1977, a parachurch organization launched an evangelical campaign named “I Found It!” Ten different types of media were used. Remember, this was before the Internet. Every other day, people … Continue reading

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Obligations

In the intricate dance of human interactions, the concept of “give and take” is a fundamental principle that underpins harmonious relationships and societal balance. At its core, this concept revolves around the reciprocity of actions and the understanding that every … Continue reading

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“Responsibility” is Not a Cheap Word

I’m still trying to wrap my mind around people who say they will do something but then fail to do it. They place zero weightage on the word “responsibility.” To walk away from promises is moral turpitude as far as … Continue reading

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Alone Again (Naturally)

In the United States, the percentage of people who say they don’t have close friends has increased fourfold since 1990. The share of Americans ages 25 to 54 who weren’t married or living with a romantic partner went up to … Continue reading

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