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You’re running ministries, not the military

Lee Hsien Loong’s thinking in managing his team of ministers is, sadly, a reflection of his military background. “Negligent or dishonest ministers will be sacked but ministers who do not perform well despite their best efforts will be moved to a less demanding portfolio, or, if necessary, phased out discreetly,” he said. But he added… Read More »

Disgruntled? Complain!

Saw this little snippet in the 12 Sep edition of Sky Post. I think it applies to Singaporeans as well. “香港人没有太多机会面对大型灾难,小事不满便立即投诉。相反日本人面对灾难时的安然和自律很值得大家学习。”~ 香港前天文台台长林超英为《日本.再出发–在日港人311地震后感》撰写书序 Related stuff:No, you listen to me first!How to protest effectively Help spread the word!

Cathay Pacific sex scandal

Airborne Sex, Mile High Club, or whatever. What’s the big deal with that? The bigger scandal is not the sex itself. According to sources (as usual, unnamed), the air stewardess involved in the recent Cathay Pacific airborne sex scandal has either resigned or been dismissed. No big surprise here. Only thing is, the pilot on… Read More »

Different perspectives

A man flying in a hot air balloon realised he was lost. Reducing altitude, he spotted a man on the ground and descended to shouting range. “Excuse me,” he shouted. “Can you help me? I promised a friend I would meet him a half hour ago, but I don’t know where I am.” The man… Read More »

What “The Decision” taught us

Basketball is a team sport. Don’t believe? Look at how far the great MJ got in his early career. King James is probably overrated as a superstar who can carry a team on his shoulders. Not all decisions provide an immediate ROI – “redemption on insult” to the party for which the decision went against.… Read More »

What did you say your name is?

I hate to make fun of people’s names (I’m lying, of course), but I would really like to meet up with Rupert and hear him introduce himself. Or give him that incredulous look when I get his business card. Related stuff: 賈莊潔芬 Names to avoid Help spread the word!

Ex-political prisoner speaks out in Singapore

I know you’re fully invested (who wouldn’t be, with all that money dangling in front of you?), but Janil Puthucheary, no one will vote for a person who doesn’t care about his father’s sufferings. You’d better watch these banned videos of the speech by Dr Lim Hock Siew, filmed by Martyn See, and go probe… Read More »