Category Archives: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly

Bye, Son!

In May, Yellowstone National Park killed a newborn bison in the US state of Wyoming after a visitor touched the animal. A man approached the newborn bison after the calf had been separated from its herd while trying to cross … Continue reading

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How a Pair of Balls were Lost in One Weekend

If you’ve been hiding away in a cozy cave, you simply must catch up on the latest twist in the tale of Mr. Rasputin! It appears he faced a most harrowing 24 hours, the kind that would make even the … Continue reading

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Sobering Thoughts

One statistic that is often used to demonstrate the challenge of aging populations is the OADR – Old Age Dependency Ratio. It describes the relationship between the number of people who are “economically active” and the number who are not, … Continue reading

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Brilliant!

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The Birds

In February, crows attacked 10 people in 20 minutes in Bishan. In the same month, crow attacks were also reported in Hougang. Last month, the same thing happened in Serangoon. Crow attacks have been a recurring issue over recent years. … Continue reading

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So You are a Big Kahuna?

There are people in their 30s who hold regional jobs with impressive titles. How capable are they? Certain types of companies tend to hand out fancy titles to employees still wet behind the ears. But you cannot take a youngster, … Continue reading

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What’s the Fuss?

Everyone’s talking about Everything Everywhere All at Once, described as absurdist comedy-drama film, starring Michelle Yeoh, 60-year-old ballet-trained actress from Malaysia. The film – which I didn’t enjoy – has been nominated for all kinds of shit, which surprised me. … Continue reading

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Why I Quit Clinical Work

Dear Therapist, When I married my husband, he had two adult children, and I had none. We both wanted to have a child together, but my husband had a vasectomy after his second child was born — too long ago … Continue reading

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Bleeding Hearts at it, Again!

The Parrot Society Singapore expressed concern after videos on social media showing a woman flicking a parrot – a green-cheeked conure – on its beak and feeding the bird her saliva. These were “dangerous and abusive acts,” said the society. … Continue reading

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Longtaitou on Er Yue Er

On, er yue er, the second day of the second month of the Chinese calendar – this past Tuesday – I’ve been asked if I’ve had a haircut. Apparently Chinese people call the day longtaitou day, ie the day when … Continue reading

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