Digging A Deeper Hole

Two people have dug themselves into deeper holes recently. One is Amos Yee. A bit more about his “paedophilia” video in a moment. First, let’s talk about our most talented Transport Minister, winner of some…


Dear Amos

Dear Amos, When many folks out there were laughing at you and hoping that you get sent home after spending months in an American prison, I felt sorry for you. You were very brave to…


A Lifelong Gamble

In spite of its abstractness plus all that confounding poetry and philosophy attempting to praise and analyze it, we pretty much know and can agree on what love is. It’s the term “forever” that people…


Dying Before It Rains

Like many Singaporeans, I have thrifty parents. When I was young, they always reminded me to save up for a rainy day. That is of course, sound advice, but how far should we go? How…


Me Too, Me Too

So what’s new? Harvey Weinstein, one of Hollywood’s biggest and most influential film moguls, has been facing a very rough month facing allegations of sexual harassment and assault. Big names on the victims list include…


If We Only Knew, That The Joke Was On Us

There has been a lot of frustration lately. Singaporeans who care more than what will happen in the next episode of Tanglin watched helplessly as an embarrassing saga unfolded before our very eyes. I’ll come…


Pimps, Petai & Politicians

Thailand – an exotic land of extremes and paradoxes. It is also a land with some of the most colourful personalities in the world. Dull, sterile and strait-laced Singapore simply cannot compare with the boisterous…


Sexless, Senseless & Cashless

It’s the Straits Times again: Manpower Minister Lim Swee Say was queueing up to buy chestnuts at a roadside hawker stall in Shanghai a few years ago. When he saw customers ahead of him waving…