Category Archives: The Reader

Today – Published!

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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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Aftermath

I’m not a rich man – I live in public housing, remember? – but I will not have the local, cowering newspapers dictate to me, a news junkie, and voracious reader, what to read, so I spend heaps and heaps … Continue reading

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Desperate Moves

The Straits Times has a big piece of “news” today on the best law firms in Singapore. The paper, one of several under Singapore Press Holdings, claims that the selection is based on surveys. Everyone knows that print is almost … Continue reading

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Now Everyone Is An Author

My ex-colleague proudly announced to me that the latest anti-Trump book he ordered has just arrived. A new book about Trump seems to crop up each week. Retards like Omarosa Manigault Newman, Anthony Scaramucci, Corey Lewandowski, John Bolton, James Comey, … Continue reading

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Another Pair of Balls Lost

“Until last year, I mostly avoided speaking out against the climate scare. Partly that’s because I was embarrassed. After all, I am as guilty of alarmism as any other environmentalist. For years, I referred to climate change as an ‘existential’ … Continue reading

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Bound to Happen

I was in the bookstore the other day when I overheard a young lady saying to her boyfriend “I am going to read a book this year.” Am. Going. To. Read. A. Book. This. Year. A book. One book. This … Continue reading

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A Salute to House of Anansi

Taiwanese writer Li Ao once said “Taiwanese are scoundrels but they are lovable. Hong Kongers are craftier, Singaporeans are stupider and the mainland Chinese are more unfathomable.” There are probably still many who believe that Singaporeans are stupider than the … Continue reading

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Chinese People Speaking English must be Singaporeans!

Came across this the other day; no idea who wrote it, but I think it’s brilliant; here’s my edited version: Questioner: You look Chinese. Singaporean: I am a Singaporean. Q: But you look Chinese. S: I am a Singaporean Chinese. … Continue reading

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I Am Emoji-free

SMS language, textspeak or texting language is the abbreviated language and slang commonly used with mobile phone text messaging. Such language is usually accompanied by emojis or emoticons. The word “emoji” is from the Japanese e, “picture,” and moji, “character.” … Continue reading

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