Efficiency Over Integrity

Efficiency Over Integrity

Bad service. Something all too common in a country that used to pride itself with excellent service and an exquisite, world-renowned airline. I’ve bloggged about it on a few occasions, but my experience changing to a new air-con unit at home coincided with David Leo’s article on Today – “Hard truths for Singapore’s service culture”. You see, my air-con was… Read more →

Redirecting Compassion

Redirecting Compassion

Minister for Social and Family Development Tan Chuan-Jin said that while many civic-minded and compassionate Singaporeans organise overseas missions to help the less fortunate there, we should not forget the underprivileged in our own backyard. He added that if a nation doesn’t care and the people are driven only by individual ambition and materialism, the basis of the nation may… Read more →

Something Old & Something New

Something Old & Something New

So what’s new? The newsPAPers finally say that not all degrees are equal. They call it a hard truth, but that’s not the theme of that report. The whole article sounds more like an annoying reminder and I’m not even linking to it lest they decide to do to me like what they did to The Real Singapore. What struck… Read more →

Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

I’m not a very big fan of this government, but some people really need to think before they criticise. First of all, is it cruel to chase away starving Rohingya refugees facing imminent death? Yes. But isn’t this what the majority of Singaporeans would want their government to do? They complain about foreign workers with proper jobs and legal IDs… Read more →

Amos Yee's Half-baked Words Of Wisdom

Amos Yee’s Half-baked Words Of Wisdom

And when people come up to me and ask, ’Amos! How do you know so much stuff?’ Well, not wasting my time on shit that I’m not interested in, and learning things because I want to instead of scoring well for an exam, kind of helps. That is a statement from Singapore’s most famous teenager Amos Yee that basically sums… Read more →

Off The Grid?

I had a strange dream before May Day last night. I dreamed that I was a worker in a factory and my boss, Mr Say Swee Swee had gathered workers for an urgent May Day speech. The speech was so urgent that it had to come in my dream because the world is changing even as we sleep. Mr Say… Read more →

Help For Nepal

Nepal is in despair, devastated by a massive Himalayan earthquake which experts claim to occur every 80 years or so. The last comparable earthquake occurred in 1934. This was a tragedy waiting to happen and will probably occur again 80 years from now. Strangely, the experts were silent before the incident. I managed to contact my friend Jyoti by email…. Read more →

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Interesting posting by a friend on Facebook and my naughty, cynical reply.


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