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Marriage Markets

Watch the video below. It’s quite interesting. z35W7z4v9z8w There is something about this little experiment that resonates with certain widespread stereotypes and generalisations. 1. Women over 30 are “expired” goods (people are so shallow) 2….


Kee Gay Now Better Than Kee Gay Later

It was dinner time at Kovan 209. This is only part of the crowd milling around the famous rojak stall. There were more customers waiting behind me. The minimum waiting time then was 30 minutes….


Singapore Sex Scams/Baits/Raids

It was a fine Saturday morning, I was getting ready to go to work when an uncle about 60 years of age came to my doors and asked (pardon his bad Chinese): “你们这边有没有给人家推的蛤?” (Do you…


Painting Over A Problem

Some 30 years ago in Bangkok, the authorities found out that many of their old bridges spanning the obsolescent canals were approaching the limit of their lifespan. In the name of safety, concerned officials set…


Safe In Singapore But …

A week after 17 people were horribly gunned down in a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, teenagers across South Florida and many others in other parts of the United…


I Want To Join The Daydreaming Club

While visiting my parents for reunion lunch this year, I met P and L. They are sisters and had been my neighbours for many years. Back in the early 1980s, the sisters were athletes in…


Security, Priorities & VIPs

It was a beautiful Sunday at Bedok. A Chinese orchestra was in position and about to perform on stage at the swank new Heartbeat@Bedok – a community hub incorporating a library, fitness centre, swimming pool,…


Sheltered Walkways & Useless Staircase

Ever since man first started building upwards, the staircase has been an integral part of every multi-storey building. You need to have them before lifts were invented. You need to have them after lifts were…


Not Santa Claus? It’s Not Christmas Yet

This is a public service announcement. Watsons Singapore is having a “scratch & win” promotion. If you happen to “win” a discount coupon like this, don’t rush off to buy >$20 worth of items to…