Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Monday, October 29, 2007
With all the debate going on about 377A, it seems appropriate for me to share something I learnt recently about the Chinese phrase "斷袖之癖" (literally quirk of sleeve cutting). 斷袖之癖 is a term used to describe homosexuals and has its origins in the Han Dynasty.
Saturday, October 27, 2007
Occasionally, parents write to the newspaper en masse, complaining about how tough the PSLE papers are in that particular year, especially the math exam. This year is one of those years.
You know what upsets people? not getting As. I don't understand why schools have to give out B and C or even F grades to students. It just makes them feel miserable and bad about themselves. They should give everybody As. Once you eliminate all basis of comparison, everybody will feel happy about themselves
Friday, October 26, 2007
Due to work reasons, I have taken more taxi rides in October than in any typical year. Most of these rides are between my workplace and home. One thing I noticed from all these rides is that the price and route varies by quite a large extent.
the free market approach assumes perfect knowledge of the traffic conditions, which may not be be perfect i.e jams, wet weather
I must be damn unlucky then, the routes were both longer and slower.
Sunday, October 21, 2007
This Craigslist ad posted by a gold digger and the response by a banker has been around the internet for a while. I'm posting it here in case you haven't read the funny exchange yet.
Saturday, October 20, 2007
A few days ago, I chanced upon an interview on Channel News Asia. The person being interviewed was none other than 杨丽萍, goddess of dance. My first thoughts were "Whoa! Why is she on TV? Is she coming to Singapore?! Need to go check it out asap!". I was rather excited because having missed the opportunity to catch her 《云南映象》 show, I was hoping I could catch any of her shows before she retires from stage.
Saturday, October 13, 2007
September has been an exciting month for me. A friend of mine was in town for a few days as part of his month-long vacation tour of Asia. There was much that I wanted to write about, such as the free Cantonese opera at the Esplanade, the greedy koi fish at the Fullerton and the cute zoo keeper who talked to us at the Zoo's proboscis monkey enclosure. But due to a combination of procrastination and work, those adventures will never make it to this blog.
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