Monthly Archives: November 2012

If “politics malfunctions if the PAP fails to deliver”, then we’re already screwed.

S’pore can’t go down ‘red vs blue’ path: PM Lee (Image Credit: TODAYonline) I’m thankful that PM Lee has moved away from his past rhetoric, which I thought was rather unbecoming of a Head of State: “What is the Opposition’s … Continue reading

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Tong Yee – A teacher I wish I’d had

You are to speak for 3 hours about what it means to be Singaporean. Perhaps you could talk about our past, our present, and our future. About the tangibles (geography) and intangibles (reputation, trust) that matter, and about the larger … Continue reading

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Straits Times Fail 08: Inappropriate Use Of Picture

Image courtesy of Hani Mohamed. November 19 2012. I generally try to avoid talking about Israel/Palestine conflict because I feel like it’s an overly complex phenomenon that I’m not well-informed enough to comment on. This is a clear and flagrant … Continue reading

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Straits Times Fail 07: “Prestigious Schools”

Halfway through “Straits Times Fail 06″, I saw this on my Facebook wall- and I decided to work on this first, because it’s a lot simpler and much more straightforward. Yes, in some people’s eyes, some schools are prestigious, some … Continue reading

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Straits Times Fail 05: Same Old Shit Again

I first “launched” this blog when my (now defunct) WordPress post about The Straits Times’ statistical manipulation went viral. Straits Times Fail 01: Manipulating Statistics Straits Times Fail 02: Watering Down Your Opinions Straits Times Fail 03: Heavily Modifying Your … Continue reading

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On the banning of Sex.Violence.Family Values

Sex. Violence. Family Values. This is a film. Part of the film depicts a Chinese director mocking an Indian actor. The film has been banned, receiving an NAR rating (Not Allowed For All Rating). I will show the preview here, … Continue reading

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The constant refinement of voice.

I wrote an angry, emotional blog post last night, laden with expletives and vitriol. It wasn’t one of my better moments. I read my post again with a clearer mind, and I didn’t like it. I thought I was being … Continue reading

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