Daily ChioBu: Fiona Xie

Fiona Xie 谢宛谕 made her acting debut as a nurse in the local series Growing Up. Her performance led to her being cast in her breakthrough role as a sexy fairy in My Genie. In 2005, Fiona was voted “FHM Singapore’s Sexiest Woman of the Year”, despite never appearing in any of FHM’s issues. Love or loathe her, Fiona is considered one of the bigger stars in Singapore’s celeb-ville.

More pictures of Fiona after the break

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185 Responses to Daily ChioBu: Fiona Xie

  1. technobabe says:

    This is just to remind some boys out there who may not be all too level headed and grounded, when it comes to going global, that’s OK providing you go local on the really important things in life.

    Please write it, laminated it and carry it in your wallet!

    I am glad Singapore Daily is finally featuring some local talent and hopefully may even show case a few BP reader hotties!

    Home Grown is the best as Fiona shows so clearly! Go Girl!

  2. Signore Kai says:

    Perhaps Dawn Yeoh? “Yao Yu Shan”.

    ;)

  3. Signore Kai says:

    With regards to my previous comment:

    Yao Yi Shan, not Yu shan.

  4. Shi Xin Hui says:

    Ya more local chiobus please. But I think other than the xiaomeimei’s in Friendsters etc. Hard to find magazine scans in sg. We don’t have a scan culture here. Where are our scanmasters!

  5. darkness (observer) says:

    “Yes, very fetching. I want to share this with all of you

    will allow me? Thank you. I am sorry, I do not have time to read all your e-mails.

    The line will terminated forthwith, don’t be angry we still have here….we have it.

    Darkness 24-09-07″

    Observer.

  6. Jeannie says:

    Like that one meh?

  7. darkness (observer) says:

    To get a strategic analysis on what’s really happening in Myanmar.

    Just Google: 9923104653

  8. darkness (observer) says:

    Darkness told me he likes Fiona Xie, so he really likes this thread. He doesn’t care much abt the rest.

  9. darkness says:

    I tell you what, let’s just bring it to the top again. Besides, there is more of us than them, what u say?

  10. kokopop says:

    Hi all, just to inform all the regular brotherhood readers the Fast Search is not working. I typed in the latest google serialization and I got 20 essays abt Burma instead.

    In future I will be posting the link for the BP articles here DIRECTLY, to access just click the link. The latest BP article is entitled: In the name of my father? The Hubris of Money and Faith By Bambi Bad Boy.

    Read at post (90) in the Intelligent Singaporean

    http://intelligentsingaporean.wordpress.com/wee-shu-min/#comment-29075

    kkp

  11. kokopop says:

    See the latest article on BP @ 101.

    http://intelligentsingaporean.wordpress.com/wee-shu-min/#comment-29096

    Title of Article:

    One World, One Understanding, One Heart, But Please Keep Your Problems To Yourself?

    Excerpt:

    “As the recent Burmese street protest showed so clearly, most people all round the world were quick to embrace the plight of the downtrodden and this throws out the question, whether it’s even reasonable NOT to expect one common reaction?

    That’s to say, is it reasonable to even expect people to remain emotionally detached from what’s happening in the world, if they are exposed to the same facts as say someone living in London?”

    KKP

  12. Ob says:

    This darkness can be very persistent like this chappy in the funny hat, do be careful ladies.

    I wouldn’t put it past him for one moment.

    Perhaps, we shouldn’t listen to him or give him the impression that we are – it’s best to ignore him.

  13. Observer [reply that was deleted] says:

    To darkness,

    “This must rank as one of dumbest comments I have ever read bfr in my life and I dont even need to wonder, why you saw fit to post it?”
    Go read Seah Chiang Nee’s article again. I’ve been in NZ for 5 yrs. Here the citizens/ PRs get priority for jobs. Employers have to provide evidence that a local cannot fill a position before they are allowed to employ people on work permits. Protectionism? perhaps, but I think it’s fair to the citizens of this country. My British colleague has to go thru the pain each yr getting her work permit renewed. And the employer need to prove that they advertised locally and no local talent is available. Tough for her but even she accepts that she is second class to NZ citizens and PRs (which is not as freely given as SG). If she doesn’t like it , she can head back to the UK. But in SG , even the food courts hire sweet young things from China and the Ah Em and Ah Pek can’t get a job clearing / washing dishes. Why else do they have to collect soft drink cans, cardboard and tissue packets ? So no, I don’t think the question of Who is a Singaporean is dumb at all…. especially if our sons have to go back to serve NS when they have no recollection of Majullah Singapura but sing God Defend New Zealand each day in school. And the sons of first generation PRs in SG can renounce their PR when it’s time to do NS. What a joke being Singaporean has become!

    Posted by: stayer staying elsewhere | Oct 8, 2007 5:59:38 PM

    SSE,

    If you want to debate comparatively, then I will say you can find all the facts to suit the case and you may even be ‘right.’ What is your goal here? Do you really wish to see the world for what it is or what you believe it to be? If it is the latter, then you can win this argument, but if it’s the former then you have to first appreciate this is not a problem that is unique to Singapore, it has been around since the beginning of time and was even mooted by the Romans when they decided to induct foreigners into their elite Praetorian guard. Since then man has made a brisk business of importing talent to fill their ranks, but the issue here is although some are definitely mercenaries, others aren’t and you have to ask yourself why. Of course, it convenient for us to believe they are mercenaries because of some character flaw, but what makes you believe if a man can migrate physically, he can also do the same with regard to his values and much of his beliefs to even assume ALL the character and shape of his adopted country?

    Much of that will depend on how they are treated by the citizenry of the host country. Do not think life is easy for them, they have voted to uproot from all that is familiar to make a life here, that to me is a big life step – money may well feature in this equation, but that is like saying everyone who wears a hat has a bad hair day. They could be running away from a screwy political environment or just think that there is no future in their own country. All I know is, if you treat any man with respect, dignity and equanimity, then you stand a very good chance that he may even call this place home, but if we are unprepared to even extend this man the benefit of the doubt, which even you or I will undoubtedly ask and even demand of a host country if we are either studying or working in a foreign land– then your dream might just come true and we will certainly have this country all to ourselves but don’t be surprise, if it’s a place that even we will dream no end of migrating far away from – only because it will not be much of a home.

    It is very simple, the author is a fool and you have to ask yourself, you is the bigger fool, the fool who leads or the fool who follows the fool.

    Thxs

    Posted by: Darkness | Oct 8, 2007 9:50:05 PM (subsequent deleted from thread at 10:55:38 PM @ location http://www.mrbrown.com/blog/2007/10/who-is-a-singap.html#comments re-captured and constituted at cache by KOHO / The Brotherhood Press and retrieved from (deleted) @ 11.01.51 PM @ (deleted).

    [posted by Observer courtesy of KOHO, Thanks]

  14. Observer says:

    Now we ALL know why he roughly respects Mr Brown as much as Bernard Leong & Co.

  15. Observer says:

    I think the sitemaster here has done a good job of aggregating the various reads at Daily SG: 8 Oct 2007.

    Ladies, we should at least support him. As he is doing a brilliant job!

  16. drearery says:

    I don’t mind Obby, if the man in the funny hat wants to disturb me. Really I don’t really mind at all. Infact, I may even look forward to it.

    I don’t like to ignore him, that’s cruel.

  17. drearery says:

    As for unsecure people they will always be unsecure for whatever reasons. Personally, I don’t see what is offending abt what he posted. Really, I don’t??????? People like Bernard Leong etc and Mr Brown just have an axe to grind with Bambi Darkness boy for no reason. Deep inside, they just don’t like him because they know, he can run big and small circles around them and it doesnt even take much effort.

  18. veronicatan says:

    Obby,

    Can you please tell us when the man with the “funny hat” will be next avalibale to “disturb” us? As I understand it, he seems to like disturbing only the likes of Scimitar, Anongal and the Lady.

    I shouldn’t worry too much abt Mr Brown, there was a time when he was good, but since he has taken to doing the same things to others that he accuses the govt of doing to him. One really needs to ask, how credible is he these days?

    It seems the only way to be good in his books is to be as stupid and shallow as him, then why bother even posting those sort of emotive post? Stick to cartoons then….wait, oh yes, how can I forget, Bambi Boy is after all just troll. OK thank you…erm next please.

    Besides there is always more of us than them.

  19. NEW ARTICLE / BP (KOKOPOP) says:

    Here you go Ladies. Another article by the Brotherhood Press @ 107

    Entitled:

    The Incredible Dumbness of Being – ‘An Intellectual, An Intellectual, My Kingdom for an Intellectual?’

    Synopsis:

    “Usually this surreal footage of finding myself smack in the incredible dumbness of being occurs whenever I chance across something so incredulous as to stop me dead on my tracks, like: the reasons why gays aren’t allowed pedal their tricycles in a public park. OK someone MAY stop someone, a heated debate MAY ensue – since when is that a logical way to premise anything, let alone an executive decision? Am I missing a step here….a brain perhaps…do I need to brush up on my ESP skills? Because I am really missing huge chunks of the narrative here!…………

    Since when did probabilities assume the basis for certainty even flying in the face of possibilities?
    It’s enough to make me wonder whether we are already living in some sort of dystopian nightmare where we have ceased completely to examine the deeper meaning of life”

    Click here to read the full article:

    http://intelligentsingaporean.wordpress.com/wee-shu-min/#comment-29159

    KKP posted using Obby account at Genuie.

    KKP

  20. Darkness says:

    You know, I cannot tell you what you can or cannot do, you know this is not my style, but if you do this, then you will make life difficult for us – do you understand?

    We have an agreement.

    This is where, this article should be read:

    http://whatotherssay.wordpress.com/2007/10/09/the-incredible-dumbness-of-being-being-dumb-in-an-intelligent-age/

    [I can break into any line, I want too, including this]

  21. observer says:

    I believe this was during a cycling tour in S.America with some of their Foreign Legion / 00.24 & 00.50 is darkness / 00.56 is Harphoon Boy / Scholarboy and the rest are somewhere there as well.

    Enjoy

  22. (darkness) observer says:

    He says,

    “This is dedicated to ALL of you, both new and old readers. May I wish you happy reading”

    Darkness 10-10-07

  23. NEW ARTICLE / BP says:

    October 11th, 2007 at 12:01 pm

    Title of Article:

    The Really Strange Reasons Why You Write the Thing You Do?

    Extract:

    “Is that the reason why you write? You haven’t really thought about it, have you? Could it be the ‘act of writing’ is even hardly a matter of choice? Though you seem to do a good job of dressing it up as one – you or shall I say ‘we’, have to write in the way cripples gather beneath the shade of a tree to convince ourselves wheelchairs are scientifically far more efficient than limbs – it doesn’t matter if the lies we tell ourselves turn to mud the very moment when we are confronted with a flight of stairs – we need to write to convince ourselves our existence has the hope of transcending the omnipresent cultural susceptibility to the charms of materialism – you don’t want to be labeled a bimbo, mall rat or lounge lizard and I don’t want to be called a himbo, all muscle and no brain, – above all, we write because we still want to believe we are in control of our destiny. In an age when we are regularly being told character isn’t as important as genetic make up, your helix decides who you will be, a rocket scientist, janitor, hood, taxi driver, circus performer or simply a man who writes the things he does?

    Just admit it, let go!”

    Click here to read More!

    http://whatotherssay.wordpress.com/2007/10/11/the-really-strange-reasons-why-you-write-the-things-you-do/

    KKP

  24. darkness [Line break] says:

    It doesn’t happen often, but when it does, it’s just magic.

    The moment when it all comes beautifully together, the feeling is indescribable.

    You just know it, when it happens, the sound and silence followed by the gradual lift and all you can really do is surrender only to take flight – one is at peace with oneself and everything else simply doesn’t exist, except the flight of this single mystical bird – I am garuda.

    I aspire to play like this.

    I do….one day….hopefully it will certainly come together like this.

    Meanwhile, I remain yours always….

    Darkness

    Sorry for the line break Obby.

  25. Michelle Kwan says:

    Hi,

    Very smooth. Yes, I agree ladies, very smooth indeed. This darkness character cannot be trusted, not even for one minute. One should really be more careful with this type of character. In my experience, they can grow on one just as easily, so its best, if we all remain wary and keep our distance.

    Keep safe.

  26. Michelle Kwan says:

    Frankly, I prefer this way of navigating, just post it in Fiona’s and that really cuts down on the leg work and searching etc.

    Very Good Effort Singapore Daily!

  27. NEW ARTICLE / BP says:

    Title of New Article:

    “Why it will be tough for a Singaporean to beat the Jews at the Nobel Prize?”

    P.S: I believe there is a similar article that is published in today’s ST.

    Brief Extract:

    “Now you may think this is some flippant weekend muse, but think again. I am asking a perfectly valid question. After all, $millions are spent every year on sustaining the scholarship programs – many of these scholars after finishing their academic tenure are integrated into the various institutions with the hope of ensuring peak individual and organizational performance. So, the scholarship programs even affect those who aren’t directly scholars. How do these scholars really measure up when compared to the Jews?

    Do the Jews have a comparative advantage because they’re simply more of them and less of us? After all, we all know our paltry population is hardly the stuff of a critical mass. There’s only 3 point so-so million of us, hardly even a drop in the sea of humans, so hey what do you expect? It’s a numbers game you don’t really expect us to win. Right? Nope, in fact, I did some research and came up with some startling figures which suggest, the cerebral fitness of Jews has absolutely nothing to do with numerical superiority. Consider this: out of 25.2% of Nobel Prize Winners in the last 25 years have been Jews, even though they comprise less then a quarter of one percent of the world’s population!”

    To read more click here!

    http://whatotherssay.wordpress.com/2007/10/13/why-it-will-be-tough-for-a-singaporean-to-beat-the-jews-at-the-nobel-prize/

    KKP

  28. NEW ARTICLE / BP says:

    Title of New Article:

    Strategic Analysis: The Re-Unification of Singapore and Malaysia?

    Brief Extract:

    “…..throws out the question: Has MM Lee gone senile? Does he really believe for a moment it’s even conceivable for Singapore to re-join Malaysia under favorable terms? What is he really trying to accomplish? Was he obliquely rebuking the Malaysians for being bovine to change? Or, was he voicing out a commonly-held belief that is often voiced by the disenchanted and marginalized minorities in Malaysia? We really have no idea. Having said that, I am reminded politics is a bit like chess. There’s always a cerebral dimension nothing is ever what it seems at face value….”

    To read more click here:

    http://whatotherssay.wordpress.com/2007/10/14/strategic-analysis-the-re-unification-of-singapore-and-malaysia/

    KKP

  29. NEW ARTICLE /BP says:

    Title of Article:

    Perils of Living in the Age of Fast – High-Tech vs Low-Tech.

    Brief Extract:

    “One of the most enduring myths about developing anything successfully is simply this: Pursuing a Space Age high-tech strategy regularly pays out more. That’s just plain bullshit. No one is denying there are certainly firms pursuing a high end strategy and some of them even manage to turn in a respectable return on their investments. But what’s rarely mentioned is simply this: Many of those who were financially and ideologically invested in the hi-tech sector are reluctantly reaching the conclusion that much of what they believed about the New Economy and financial markets was just lousy business sense.

    Taking the high road is fraught with considerable risk and all too often one is more likely to end up recounting the onion story – the more one peels, the more one cries only to end up with nothing!”

    To read more click here:

    http://whatotherssay.wordpress.com/2007/10/15/perils-of-living-in-the-age-of-fast-%e2%80%93-high-tech-vs-low-tech/

    KKP

  30. NEW ARTICLE / BP says:

    October 16th, 2007 at 11:42 pm

    Title of New Article:

    Why It’s Time To Move Beyond Mr Brown.

    Brief Excerpt:

    “Do you really want to know why Mr Brown is regularly feted and even promoted as the name and face of the blogosphere?

    As much as I would like to say Mr Brown represents what’s commonly produced in blogosphere, you know what? He doesn’t and it’s really as simple as that. So what accounts for this entrenched media characterization? After all, there’s certainly no lack of competent bloggers who often do a decent job of Swiss cheesing some prickly topics. Just to name a few: Yawning Bread, Elia Diodati, Aaron Ng and probably a host of others like the Singapore Daily and even the Online Citizen, etc. So why aren’t they given the same air time as Mr Brown?

    Does the print media harbor a hidden agenda in it’s insistence that blogosphere = Mr Brown?”

    Click here to read the complete version of this article:

    http://whatotherssay.wordpress.com/2007/10/16/why-it%e2%80%99s-time-to-move-beyond-mr-brown/

    KKP

  31. darkness says:

    How long are you ladies going to hate me for?

    You know, I have been so patient, perhaps it’s time for me to be rough?

    You mustn’t get between a dog and his bone didn’t your mama tell you that?

  32. montburan says:

    Only a pariah dog like you Bambi would stand up Sis Scimitar. Why didn’t you turn up on Bedok jetty as you promised!

  33. marina says:

    No point trying to talk to that idiot Bambi Darkness Bad boy, I heard, he never even showed up and keep poor Scimitar waiting for a good hour. I mean what kinda of idiot makes a date and stands a girl up? He is very lucky all of us dont pass the hat around to hire a hit man to deal with him! Idiot! Hate you more that you can imagine!

  34. observer says:

    I am very sure there is a perfectly good reason why he didn’t turn up with his meet with Sis Scimitar.

    You can’t really blame him can you, she is after all so garang one.

  35. Darkness says:

    Dear angry ladies,

    Recently, I wrote another internet book, it’s entitled ‘the tree that binds,’ one that was inspired after watching a Korean series during a trip to Japan – like all my books its written during the filler moments when usually I spend waiting in airports and train stations – a story revolving around the quiet thoughts of two people in love in the shortest of breathes, touched ever so lightly like birds nesting in each other’s warmth, hardly a care for tomorrow.

    You will know them by their laughter but to each other they speak mostly through their silence and tears of hope, if they find themselves apart, they may dream perhaps of yellow fitches and sweet repose on a summers evening.

    If they dream of sitting undisturbed in each other’s presence, its only because that’s all the have, today and let what come tomorrow…

    Reminding them having too little can be denial. Having too much may mean not even savoring life – it is not true to say, I did not go to Bedok jetty, I did.

    But as I look on at her from a distance, I found myself reduced to a man standing on a ship looking out at the frothy wake to see where it shall take me – and I realized only too well, it was a journey that I could never have complete successfully.

    I am very sorry, but it is best if she forgets me and find a better man.

    Yours ever more / darkness 2007

  36. NEW ARTICLE /BP says:

    October 19th, 2007 at 11:08 am
    Title of New Article:

    Hey! We Should Send A Singaporean To Space As Well?

    Brief Extract:

    “Space, since time immemorial has always held a hold on me and even today when I switch on the TV to watch a launch of a space craft, it just sends the hair at the back of my neck standing. To those who question whether it even ‘makes sense’ for a third world country like Malaysia to send a man to space. I’ve have to admit finding the ‘why’s’ would be a stretch. After all, space, like caviar, champagne and 40 foot yachts, belong to the stuff one associates with Byzantine sized excesses. For one, almost everything about fails to commensurate with value – it’s a prohibitively expensive enterprise no matter how one chooses to cut it. Even space tourism runs into the millions.

    I really don’t know how one is able to argue against the proposition the money would be better spent on education or to help alleviate poverty? I don’t even believe it can be done! Nonetheless, I am inclined to believe that sort of logic only holds true, if you believe everything can be reduced into monetary nuts and bolts ‘sense’.

    “Sense,” I have to insist is really in the eye of the beholder. For example: How much is one prepared to put a price on dreams? Even the ones which don’t take off?”

    To read the complete article click here:

    http://whatotherssay.wordpress.com/2007/10/18/hey-we-should-send-a-singaporean-to-space-as-well/

    Brought to you by Kokopop dedicated BP reader.

  37. t\hu says:

    fantastic BP keep it up!

  38. NEW ARTICLE /BP says:

    Title of Article:

    377A – The Unbearable Lightness of Being

    Brief Extract:

    “Well, as much as I like to believe the answer to whether 377 should stand or be repealed hinges on placing ‘right’ and ‘wrong’ on the scales of life, nothing can be further from the truth.

    In reality, 377 represents the starkest reflection of what it means for a society to come to terms with one reality, “CHANGE”. Any concept that proposes ‘CHANGE’ requires us all to perform one activity – it challenges our pre-existing notions of what really constitutes our known world. To be more specific – it questions the whole idea of ‘Privacy’ against the backdrop of the ‘Public’ sphere. You can even say, it proposes to define this domain – by juxtaposing the question:

    What should the ‘Public’ sphere include or exclude?”

    To Read The full Article click HERE:

    http://whatotherssay.wordpress.com/2007/10/20/377a-%e2%80%93-the-unbearable-lightness-of-being/

  39. Dr Dee says:

    Dear Sir,

    May I ask Mr Darkness what has happened to WOS?

    I woke up and I am not able to access the site. It has completely disappeared. Was the brotherhood attacked or hacked into?

    Instead when I try to enter the WOS site, I am told to register but even after complying, I am still not able to get nearer to the daily brotherhood press reads.

    I do hope someone will follow up as all this is terribly confusing.

    Your Sincerely.

  40. Jan says:

    I cannot believe this! He just told Sitis to fuck off bc he supported Scimitar!

    Where is the new Bro site pleeeze – does anyone know? The Com is not working – there is no working EP or ES line – I cannot even log into my thread!

    What’s happened?

  41. NEW ARTICLE / BP says:

    NEW ARTICLE / BP Says:
    October 23rd, 2007 at 11:31 pm
    Click here to read further:

    http://dotseng.wordpress.com/2007/10/23/when-newspapers-decide-not-to-be-newspapers-%e2%80%93-a-lesson-in-economic-reality/

    KKP

  42. sumiko says:

    I cannot believe this! All I did was log off for a few days!

  43. Catwoman says:

    Does anyone have any idea who this girl is?

    http://dotseng.wordpress.com/2007/10/23/when-newspapers-decide-not-to-be-newspapers-%e2%80%93-a-lesson-in-economic-reality/

    She definitely has to be a bp reader. Otherwise why should they trust her? Is she a friend of Lady or Scimitar?

    There is a nice write up on 377A, I think, they hammered it pretty well.

  44. montburan says:

    I am sorry but is it just me. Or do I sense something else around here? Fiona Xie’s post has been around for a very long time.Rite? So why does it still keep regularly getting the top hits!

  45. Jenny says:

    So what are telling us all Monty, that not even the Online Citizen can shake off the Brotherhood Press? Because it seems to look like it! I don’t want to come across as rude, but I think it’s really funny when this thread keeps going up to No.1 all the time! When, we all know it’s supposed to be long dead like the IS. I notice everything, they come across, just doesn’t die for some really strange and funny reason. Maybe they just have a undetectable way to move readers without the wb tracking them.

    They are here, for the new and old bro – press readers, they have moved again FYI:

    http://dotseng.wordpress.com/2007/10/23/when-newspapers-decide-not-to-be-newspapers-%e2%80%93-a-lesson-in-economic-reality/

    “Lim, Jenny (DECS)”

  46. jiahuey says:

    Many thanks Jen, will follow up to the new site location. Best to save in favs or bookmark it just in case. Hor?

  47. NEW ARTICLE / BP says:

    Title of Article:

    A New Catch Phrase For The Sign of Our Times -377A

    Brief Extract:

    “It’s a truism that words migrate because the concepts they connote have also migrated. When the Romans paid their soldiers with salt, not only did they birth the word ‘salary’ but also spawned a whole genre of accretions, such as “the salt of the earth” and “worth his salt.” In both of these instances the words filled a vacuum and managed to sound off successfully against the rhetoric of the age. And just as “Inshallah” found itself transplanted from the battlefields of Iraq to even diplomatic speech these days in Capitol Hill. One wonders will 377A do the same for us? Will it fill a need and even take root in our ‘collective consciousness.’ As a word that describes the hubris between gays and straights, modernity and tradition, rights and rights denied, minority and majority and a host of other competing dichotomies?”

    To read the full article click HERE:

    http://dotseng.wordpress.com/

    KKP

  48. lee.c.l says:

    The Brotherhood Press is really amazing / this write up is like a surgical knife / may I ask the authors whether it is copyrighted. As I wish to print out a copy for follow up. I am sorry, I would have preferred to broach the subject in “just stuff” with Miss Dotty, but I seem to have problems posting from my office.

    Many Thanks and once again thank you for a fab write up.

  49. Honey bear says:

    Move house again ah darkness?

  50. Curious says:

    Hi,

    Great site Missy Dotty / Just want to ask a very short question / Why has the BP allowed gals into their ranks?????????

    Seems really strange to all us readers / They fought so hard to keep it all boyz for so very long / suddenly 180 degree turn??????

    Many Thanks and Great Job!

  51. Thio says:

    http://dotseng.wordpress.com/

    Does anyone have any idea what sort of traffic “Just Stuff” is having. It must be having at least 4 to 5 times wat WOS used to have, bc, I suddenly don’t see any brotherhood readers hanging around here or in IS or anywhere else either.

    Could someone please fill me in. Many thanks.

    Thio

  52. NEW ARTCLE/BP says:

    Ville Lumiere – A Parisian Travelogue
    October 29th, 2007

    “There is a French word which I really like to share with only you this evening. It’s a word that doesn’t lend itself easily to the English translation, “d’epaysement.” A few years ago, I shared a carriage with the Paris Bureau chief for the New York Times, his translation of the word felt just right.

    “The feeling of not being assaulted by the familiarity of things, a change in surroundings where there is no immediate point of reference.”

    He went on to add, “Most people don’t make it a point to d’epayses, only to end up re-creating a home they once knew in a place away from home….ensuring, they never ever left.”

    This is unfortunate, as it’s too true. Although one may even spend years working, living and playing in a country, their unwillingness to d’epayses ensures they never really left home. What I usually find unfortunate is whenever I ask whether they joined the locals at the café for a morning croissant or an evening aperitif, shopped at the outdoor marche, went to the local fete, or people-watched in the place, the answer is invariably, “dowan lah.” They may have had an amazing boat ride on the Seine, but they don’t know the real Paris – one has to make it a point like I mentioned to be depayses – step off the boat and walk around for that sort of knowledge – even perhaps try to get lost.

    Until you have really wasted time in a city, you cannot pretend to know it well”

    To read the full article click here:

    http://dotseng.wordpress.com/2007/10/29/the-city-of-lights-%e2%80%93-a-parisian-travelogue/#comments

    Pls note regular BP readers. BP has moved to Dotty’s site called, “just stuff.”

    Happy Reads!

    Kokopops

  53. gelatobabe says:

    Really cannot die one. Cannot. I notice every time someone hits them, they just bounce back harder and faster. Who ever it was who harrassed them, thanks so very much. I for one have always believed BP would benefit from a wider breadth of writers. Now even I can write for the BP. Just wondering what type of traffic are you getting in Just Stuff, bc regular readers have been told to log on direct? Thxs

  54. NEW ARTICLE / BP says:

    Title of Article:

    Is Secularism under Siege by Thio?

    Brief Extract:

    “Recently, Thio Li-Ann published an article entitle, “Secularim, the Singapore Way,” on the 30th Oct 2007, in the Strait Times.
    In the article, she puts forward the proposition,
    “In Singapore, secularism is useful as a framework to promote co-existence of different religions and belief systems…..however, reading “secularism” in an anti- theistic manner to exclude religious perspectives would no longer be a neutral position.”
    To paraphrase, what the author is saying: to exclude religious groups from a discussion of policy may NOT even be democratic, as it only serves to marginalize a segment of society. She goes on to flesh out the proposition, that Singapore may even have such a thing as a “unique” model that doesn’t require the government to maintain as neutral an attitude as possible towards religion when deciding issues concerning the public.
    While, I don’t disagree consultation with religious bodies or for that matter the RSPCA does add considerably to the depth of any public debate and can even produce beneficial outcomes.

    The question is; whether it’s even desirable for political decisions to be influenced in part by religious beliefs?”

    Click here to read the complete article:

    http://dotseng.wordpress.com/2007/10/30/is-secularism-under-siege/#respond

    KKP

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  56. NEW ARTICLE / BP says:

    New Article:

    Missing The Mark by the Proverbial Mile – A Critique of Janadas Devan.

    November 2nd, 2007

    Brief Extract:

    “Recently, I read with a mixture of disbelief and amazement how senior writer, Janadas Devan wrote about the parliamentary debate concerning S377A in Parliament – the article entitle: “377A debate and the rewriting of pluralism,” was nothing short of a vitriolic attack on NMP Thio Li-Ann’s parliamentary speech. Describing Prof Thio disparagingly as ‘a formidable warrior,’ who represents the ‘moral conservative majority’ – Mr Devan commits the sin of presumption by presupposing Prof Thio is above all a moralist, concerned only with handing out good conduct marks to cautious centrist and awarding failing grade to just about anyone who doesn’t subscribe to her straight jacketed conservative stance – never mind that this is hardly the case.”

    Click here to Read More:

    http://dotseng.wordpress.com/2007/11/02/missing-the-mark-by-the-proverbial-mile-%e2%80%93-a-critique-of-janadas-devan/#respond

    KKP

  57. NEW ARTICLE/ BP says:

    Get The Latest Brotherhood Article Here!

    Article Title: 377A / The Psychology of Culture War

    To Read The Complete Article, Click here:

    http://dotseng.wordpress.com/2007/11/05/377a-the-psychology-of-culture-war/

    KKP

  58. NEW ARTICLE/ BP says:

    Title:

    The Terrible Cost of Saying No To The Gay Community.

    To Read Further Click here:

    http://dotseng.wordpress.com/2007/11/06/the-terrible-cost-of-saying-%e2%80%98no%e2%80%99-to-the-gay-community/

    Announcement: Dear Regular Readers,

    -to enhance your reading pls switch over to SLF 3 / SLF 1 & 2 will be down for repairs @ 0630 local tmr.

    KKP

  59. Onionlife says:

    “to enhance your reading pls switch over to SLF 3 / SLF 1 & 2 will be down for repairs @ 0630 local tmr.”

    OK but when is it going to be online again? Why cant we just log in using our starhub account? Sorry but sounds very mafan.

  60. NEW ARTICLE/ BP says:

    Title:

    Letters From a Distant Country Called Catherine Lim.

    To Read More, Click Here!

    http://dotseng.wordpress.com/2007/11/07/letters-from-a-distant-country-called-%e2%80%98catherine-lim%e2%80%99/

    Happy Reading

    KKP

  61. NEW ARTICLE / BP says:

    New Article: Are Singaporeans Really Apathetic?

    Brief Extract:

    “Before we dive into the debate, understand this! Apathy isn’t a disease anymore than perpetual masturbation constitutes a malady, it’s merely symptomatic of a mental disorder, very much in the way, Alzheimer disease causes amnesia – getting the pecking order right allows us to ascribe a sense of scale to the problem. It doesn’t give us the solutions, but it actually allows us to make sense of how the apathy calculus works.

    For example, after three shots of vodka, I am not apathetic about fabricating all sorts of tall stories to impress a cute girl in a short skirt. Hwever, I remain terminally apathetic to the prospects of doing the same to a two metric ton auntie even after polishing whole quart of the same. That serves to illustrate my point economically: apathy is a direct function that flows from whether we perceive there is a valence between being engaged and reaping the expected benefits. Or remaining bochap (apathetic) because it’s simply not worth it to pursue a lousy pay out.”

    To Read More Click Here:

    http://dotseng.wordpress.com/2007/11/11/are-singaporeans-really-apathetic/

    KKP

  62. Darkness says:

    Hi KKP,

    You are doing a good job. I just dropped by to say that.

  63. NEW ARTICLE/BP says:

    Title of Article:

    Are Singaporeans Really Apathetic? Part II

    Brief Extract:

    “How is it that people who claim that we either live in an apathetic or engaged society, never ever seem to explain how they derived at this conclusion? Doesn’t it seem incongruous to you whether we are apathetic or engaged ought to be as amenable to investigation like whether the Lochness monster or the Yeti actually exist?

    I believe this can be accomplished. However, I don’t believe this can be done by simply asking: are we living in an apathetic society?

    That sort of question is bound to produce, the fallacy of faulty generalization.”

    To Read Further Click Here:

    http://dotseng.wordpress.com/2007/11/13/are-singaporeans-really-apathetic-part-ii/

    KKP

  64. NEW ARTICLE/ BP says:

    Title of Article: The Day After The Press Died

    November 15, 2007

    Brief Extract:

    “The press is dying. Too many authorities have assured it, that its days are numbered, too many good newspapers are languishing. It has lost much public respect. Once venerated as the purveyor of all reason and truth, it looks more like a fevered dinosaur lumbering as an army of bloggers taunt it, no end with insolent jibes – it’s abused relentlessly in blogosphere. Will it be eventually bullied into acquiescing that its demise is inevitable?”

    To Read More:

    http://dotseng.wordpress.com/2007/11/15/the-day-after-the-press-died/

    KKP

  65. BOOK RELEASE / BP says:

    Latest Book! The Tree That Binds

    November 19, 2007

    Preamble:

    “The Tree That Binds,” is based on a Korean series,

    Darkness watched during a flight to Japan – the story has been modified. To date over 20,000 copies have been sold.

    It runs 48 chapters and retails for 103 Imperial Shekelians. Please contact your book club for further details.

    Brief Extract:

    Main Protagonist / Musings / Chapter 31 – The Revelation

    “Pain can never be taken philosophically; otherwise it isn’t pain. Today Dr Kim told me she will certainly die within the month. Yet as I walked aimlessly through this streets, I feel nothing – can it be I am still yet to live and experience life? My eyes have hardly opened, have they? I am simply a child standing before the portal of life – all this is so clear when someone you love only once in your life has to suddenly leave you.

    The old say, the more humane we become, the more likely we are to suffer the pain of others. To love simply means to embrace vulnerability, to be even woundable in the way a man grips and searches out the sweetness of her lover in a moment’s ache. Never made easier by the solace of simply observing from afar, but here where she is before me, I can no more deny her existence any more than I can say, I never once existed.

    If it is not given me to know the course of time, then the best I can do is to be attentive, to watch the moments go by, to feel her occasional caress and to revel in her closeness. You could say this is how a man who has never loved ambles his away across this strange terrain.

    It’s like trying to work my way along a wall in the dark, It doesn’t serve me to turn and rail against the wall; it may have been placed there so that I don’t slip and fall over the edge – that evening, after finishing my fifth cigarette – I decided to walk beside her again….slowly, one step at time, I retraced my steps to the hospital – lets see where it goes. If this is the script the story teller of life has penned for me, then I shall simply have to utter my lines! Do I even have a choice? What I will have to do can never be considered an accomplishment or failure worth mentioning – it’s simply what it takes to be a human being who loves another more than himself – to live for the moment, that is and not to expect anything in return except pain. You could say, I have finally discovered my purpose, my reason to live and a reason to enthomb my selfishness……and with it, this has to be the first day of my awakening….breathe…this is my first day and as day’s goes. A day when a man simply loves a woman.”

    Darkness 2007

    KKP

  66. NEW ARTICLE / BP says:

    Title of New Article: When Good Produces No Good

    Publication Date: November 20, 2007

    Brief Extract:

    “Sorry, if this sounds a bit vague and even obscure, but I speed read and one of the after effects of regularly doing so – is only one or two things stay in the mind. While the rest just assumes a huge blur.

    Recently, I read somewhere, some Doc (do you notice, it’s always a doctor) in the government doesn’t feel the need to lower the entry level for prospective political candidates because he believes, it would be tantamount to dumbing down the govt. He went on to add it’s important to maintain high standards to ensure that the candidates could withstand the rigors of public scrutiny etc.

    Now let’s freeze frame this for a moment and repeat and play again. What really is doctor actually saying?”

    To Read The Complete article, Click here!

    http://dotseng.wordpress.com/2007/11/20/when-good-produces-no-good/

    KKP

  67. NEW ARTICLE / BP says:

    Title of Article: The Games Elites Play / Part I

    Date: November 20, 2007

    Brief Extract:

    “Damn. I remember somewhere in my averagely miserable campus days, how I used joke about the old boys network. For most of it, I thought the stories were fictions, or at least grossly exaggerated and highly embellished accounts that didn’t really capture the reality of life.

    Fast forward a few years and I realized, it’s only too true – the old boys network is everywhere – it’s in industry, churches and even in clubs, where people regularly meet on a weekend to play an innocent game of scramble.”

    Click here to read more:

    http://dotseng.wordpress.com/2007/11/20/the-games-elites-play-part-i/

    KKP

  68. NEW ARTICLE / BP says:

    Title of Article:

    Why is Temasek, the Poor Little Rich Girl Everyone Loves to Hate?

    November 21, 2007

    Brief Extract:

    “Singapore’s leaders may not be accustomed to watching their effigies burn on CNN. And yet this was what happened Sept last year. Bearing the full brunt of the public ire was Temasek Holdings. Having taken up a $3.7 billion equity stake in Shin Corp, Thaksin’s flagship Telco firm, Temasek found itself sucked into a political maelstrom.

    Recently, Indonesia’s anti-monopoly agency began investigating Temasek when an Indonesian labour union filed a complaint, alleging that Temasek violated anti-monopoly laws – it seems Temasek may have run foul into another political maelstorm again?

    What’s really happening here? Is this the curse of Tutankhamen making it’s millennium rounds to this part of the tropics? Why are Singaporean firms like Temasek, so susceptible to the perils of being regularly single out for unnecessary attention? I know, it’s not fair – I even know, there may be no evidence to suggest they should even ‘find fault’ with us in the first place!– in fact there is every evidence to suggest, they may even be irrational, but what really is at the heart of the gripe?”

    Click here to read more:

    http://dotseng.wordpress.com/2007/11/21/why-is-temasek-the-poor-little-rich-girl-everyone-loves-to-hate/

    KKP

  69. janifer says:

    Great. This is a great way to inform, but why cant we log on using our normal acc? Why do we have to follow stupid BP rules abt logging?

  70. NEW ARTICLE / BP says:

    Title of Article: The Games Elites Play – Part II

    Publication Date: November 24, 2007

    Brief Extract:

    “Oh yeah, elitism requires an exaction of fear on society.

    This naturally leads us to consider; what’s the antidote for fear? Stands to reason, right? If fear predominates, then the group that is able to successfully ameliorate it, is able to garner a cachet of loyal adherents – it’s the standard medicine man, shaman or rain maker con job.

    Here the trick takes its cue from medicine, what it cannot cure, it will attempt to alleviate by numbing away the pain. That’s the reason why every order of the elitism needs to deliver an effective means of successfully transforming the history of tragedy into fostering personal growth and salvation – give me 10% of your salary and you will be saved! – keep to the system and the system will keep you!”

    To Read More Click Here!

    http://dotseng.wordpress.com/2007/11/24/the-games-elites-play-part-ii/

    KKP

  71. lecturer says:

    Why does a higly educated, well brought up and stunning girl like Miss Dotty want to get involved with a scum bag like Darkness of the brotherhood for?

  72. test says:

    that’s the eternal puzzle: why do girls like bad boys??

  73. test says:

    i dunno dotty. i also dunno darkness.

    perhaps they’re partners? i mean… usu need both a good as well as a bad person at the helm of any successful org…

  74. test says:

    but im sure lhl likes dotty. so she’s taken. and we all know how powderful that guy is.

  75. test says:

    tho for all you know… dotty is just the alter ego of darkness.

    yes, it just gets more confusier and confusinger, doesn’t it?

    it’s like a friend i know… his alter ego is called vivian. and vivian is a superwoman type of figure who saves men with the dental floss she keeps in her come-f-me boots.

    serious.

  76. test says:

    thks for letting me post again. but better not post already

  77. test says:

    nb. in case i get misunderstood:

    ‘lhl’ of the brotherhood. not the one in sg.

    this is virtual. so signs may not follow the same sigh-object r/s outside virtuality; cannot presume.

    coz i noticed lhl shouted down darkness before, then darkness went cycling. so lhl must be rather powderful mah.

  78. lecturer says:

    “dotty is just the alter ego of darkness” I am really sorry, but I really don’t believe you know what you are talking abt. Dotty went to school with me. She is a very nice girl. As for Darkness, I don’t know which hole he came from. FYI LHL is a charbo, not a tapor.

  79. test says:

    yah wat, speculate cannot meh

  80. chronicler /Darkness says:

    November 26, 2007 at 7:20 pm

    Subject: Bloggers’ meeting : 4th Dec 2007

    “The issue here is very straight forward: what is the most effective way to root out radicalism in the internet or for that matter anywhere? Is it by regulating and policing? If that is really a solution, then Iraq today would be the most peaceful country in the world today, because per square kilometer per capita, it is the most policed place on this planet! But instead crime and radical elements continue to proliferate no end.

    This underscores the need to craft a holistic policy which is able to address the underlying roots of radicalism and even the best security experts are unanimous the only way to sensibly accomplish this is by creating the conditions for ‘good elements’ to take hold and hopefully take off – much of what constitutes the ‘good elements’ needs to be self sustaining, so no matter how one cuts it, one can never run away from creating a vibrant ecology that continually attracts the best in creative talent and more importantly capital i.e the creation of a sustainable online economy.

    However, to reach there one needs to be able to see the entire issue of security / sustainable economy with a sense of scale and perspective – this cannot be over estimated!

    As I mentioned previously, terrorism is a serious problem, but let us not confuse the internet (medium) with terrorism, they could just as well spread their message of hate using homing pigeons, Morse code or cue cards. Fact remains, the vast majority of bloggers are peace loving folk – confusing the issue is like saying all cars should be banned because a minority of people regularly drink and drive causing accidents – that may be a palpable truth, but to assume that is in any way representative of the car owning community is just plain silly and to even suggest for one moment that should form the basis, rationale and logic of introducing regulatory measures to ban all automobiles is crazy – if we can appreciate this cannot be practically done for automobiles, trains and aeroplanes (which incidentally were used as missiles to plough into the World Trade centre), then why should this shitty 2 cell logic apply to the internet? – can anyone tell me?

    Besides the last time I checked our ministers are paid $2.2 million, so what are the type of questions serious people would ask?

    Firstly, they will ask, can you share with us your master plan for creating a sustainable online community? What are the elements which are required for this to take off? For instance, how do you propose to create an environment which is able to attract the most creative talent to the local scene? What are the elements which will form the basis of attracting investment into the internet? As you can see the questions aren’t so different from how one may cross examine the trade and industry minister – however please don’t confuse this with hardware and infrastructure, I am referring specifically to software or thoughtware ONLY. Any fool can lay out miles and miles of co-axial cable again or built transmission beacons that requires only $2.20 of imagination, the really smart people ask – hey what is your long term plan for the brain juice to handshake with the infrastructure?

    But don’t hold your breathe if you don’t get any answers – you know why that’s the part that really requires skill, imagination and creativity. Now you know why everyone is happy to play the national security card! Once you ppl decide to get serious, put $2.2 million in small notes in a bin bag and give me a call, I will come along in my bicycle and pick it up and hopefully we can sit down and really do something meaningful. As it is, I am not interested, because as I mentioned previously the level of interest and commitment is still woefully lacking, I don’t deal with amateurs!”

    Darkness 2007

  81. test says:

    *shakes head*

    gong jiao wei

  82. NEW ARTICLE / BP says:

    Title of Article: The Games Elites Play – The Final Chapter

    Publication Date: November 28, 2007

    Brief Extract:

    “This is the final chapter in a trilogy – this is also the part where I drop the big one and we end it all with a bang! So lets dive in: What makes elites, elites? That’s to say, why do they do the things, they do? Yes, I know power, influence and position certainly features in this equation – but, what if I told you, elites actually believe they are righteous and even good when they are bashing gays, pulling out nails out of people and generally making life miserable for the rest of us?

    That’s to say, they don’t see themselves as bad asses any more than those Moslem fanatics who once hijacked a commercial airliner and ploughed it into the world Trade center saw themselves as evil. Instead they actually believe they’re pure, enlightened and even see the world clearer than you or I….that’s what makes them so dangerous.”

    Click here to read more:

    http://dotseng.wordpress.com/2007/11/28/the-games-elites-play-the-final-chapter/

    KKP

  83. NEW ARTICLE / BP says:

    Title of Article: Can We Afford To Mess Around With The Internet?

    Publication Date: November 28, 2007

    Brief Extract:

    “I am sure it’s all over the grapevine by now – a government committee is out to compile a report on the internet…gulp. As usual, it’s a development that has generated considerable consternation in blogosphere – some have labeled it, simply as yet another attempt to control and regulate the internet, they want nothing to do with it. Others feel real or imagined. This was simply just another ploy designed to cower wayward bloggers to behave or else…… The oblique threat is clear, we live in a world of implications. So now you know the facts of life.”

    Click here to read more:

    http://dotseng.wordpress.com/2007/11/28/can-we-afford-to-mess-around-with-the-internet/

    KKP

  84. NEW ARTICLE / BP says:

    Title of Article: The Terrible Cost of ‘Regulating’ The Internet

    Publication Date: November 30, 2007

    Brief Extract:

    “Why don’t I feel it’s necessary to engage the consultative committee?

    The short answer is, by them even obliquely proposing the cure for this state of apparent chaos in the internet can only be brought forth by legislation, they don’t even realize they are doing more harm then good.

    Firstly, it demonstrates a lack of understanding for what actually constitutes much of the aggregation which makes up the internet scene: the apparent anarchy which currently exists in the net is merely an artifact of its infancy. It’s the same observable primordial phenomenon that once spawned life on this planet. All organisms eventually undergo a phase of rationalization before doing so, they invariably go through a stage of maturing; convalescing from a state of anarchy to hierarchy, the internet is no exception to this rule!”

    To Read More Click here:

    http://dotseng.wordpress.com/2007/11/30/the-real-cost-of-regulating-the-internet/

    KKP

  85. test says:

    http://dotseng.wordpress.com/2007/09/07/hello-brotherhood/#comment-9

    Pls thank Dotty for her concern on my behalf.

    However, pls also send word that her concern is unappreciated.

    For the problem with Christians is that you never know what their concern is motivated by; whether “concern for others” is motivated by deep self-deception.

  86. test says:

    Prefer to be left alone.

  87. test says:

    “Prefer to be left alone.” = away from Spores that I don’t like.

  88. xbox says:

    but, can you REALLY trust the gahmen??!
    ____________________

    The Shadow Fox said:
    December 1, 2007 at 2:05 pm

    the only accountability is INTERNAL. if you do not trust that, then you gotta resort to the rule of laws.

    if you go that way, you draw all of us to the CENTER.

    and in the eternal words without shades and shadows, that’s where conflict and death REIGNS!

  89. xbox says:

    A belated reply, to Dotty

    Not to mention of course, that the “Singapore elites” are first and foremost, the one utterly lacking in grace and humility.

    Correction:

    Just not, academics, of Singapore.

    Whatever one’s problems with the GLBT community, no one can fault a speech like this:

    That is, not even the academics.

    Because they can never write a similar speech, anyway.

  90. xbox says:

    I see the speech, absent.

    It is here.

  91. NEW ARTICLE / BP says:

    Title: When Even The “Experts” Can Get It So Very Wrong? Part 1

    Publication Date: December 2, 2007

    Brief Extract:

    “Have you ever asked yourself, why good ideas turn to mud? Remember Shin Corp? Started well, right? Till it all unraveled like the onion story, the more you peel, the more you cry, finally ending up with a big zero. What about the Segway, the machine that was supposed to kill the car? Where’s that great idea now? What! Languishing in theme parks for 10 cents per ride!

    What about latest idea of ‘regulating’ the internet? Sounds like a good idea right?…”

    Click here to read more:

    http://dotseng.wordpress.com/2007/12/02/when-even-the-%e2%80%9cexperts%e2%80%9d-can-get-it-wrong/

    KKP

  92. NEW ARTICLE / BP says:

    Title: When Even The ‘Experts’ Can Get It So Wrong? – Part II

    Publication Date: December 4, 2007

    Brief Extract:

    “I don’t deny the allure of regulating may even promise short term returns, quick fixes and even the panacea of a ‘would be cure all.’ It may even beacon out the murk in the midst of otherwise mind-numbing complexity and diversity: may even be seen to be effective in promoting the ‘right’ behavior, attitude and response ; may even be economical to the enterprise of keeping the MSM in business by ensuring it’s monopoly remains unchallenged.

    However to believe for one moment, that all this can be accomplished without recognizing it’s visceral cost is just a travesty of rational reasoning – life simply cannot be that simple. It just cannot…….”

    Click Here To Read More:

    http://dotseng.wordpress.com/2007/12/04/when-even-the-experts-can-get-it-wrong-part-ii/

    KKP

  93. Darkness says:

    “The best game in the world.” Join our family.

    Darkness 2006

  94. Darkness says:

    “Go I will give you wings to fly!”

  95. NEW ARTICLE / BP says:

    Title: When Speed Kills – The Way of The Tortoise

    Publish Date: December 7, 2007

    Brief Extract:

    “SINCE the advent of the industrial revolution, speed and productivity has commanded a premium. Today in the age of globalisation, life has reached a frenetic mind boggling pace. Technology makes it all possible, e-mail on the go, tele-conferencing etc. The pace of work, life and play is imperceptibly ratcheted slightly higher without us really realizing it. I am reminded we can no more return to the quaint cottage industry days, than we can undo the internet. The age of speed is here to stay. But it doesn’t stop us from questioning this new order.>The hamster wheel is an apt pathos of life under this new order. For one it pokes fun at the imperative of speed but it also carries a serious message, one that suggests the future could be closer to dystopia than utopia. What’s the cost to this preoccupation with speed? There’s always a cost. Our sinews, muscles and brain cells can’t keep on getting larger and better to keep up with the culture of speed – surely something must give.”

    To Read More Click Here!

    http://dotseng.wordpress.com/2007/12/07/when-speed-kills-the-way-of-the-tortoise/

    KKP

  96. bear bear says:

    This is for baby bambi Darkness Boy

    Enjoy and do comment.

  97. observer says:

    Bear Bear,

    I think, most of them are here right now

    http://dotseng.wordpress.com/2007/12/04/when-even-the-experts-can-get-it-wrong-part-ii/#comments

    However, Veronicatan has written something nice and it seems to hit the spot for me, whenever I think abt Bad Boy Bambi,

    Obby

  98. Darkness says:

    That’s one hell of a great cupboard you have there.

  99. Darkness says:

    You know I want to be nice, but I cannot, bc this is stupid, it is stupid when another human being regards another human being more than just another human being.

    If you really want to do that, there is even a pastor who goes around building malls in the name of Jesus Christ, maybe you want to go him and sell or body to him or something. That loser will take it from what I hear.

    I am just not interested.

    This is just incredibly stupid. You want to know the truth, I am just like you, no better or worse.

    Darkness 2007

    I expect this kinda of post to be moderated in future!

  100. long time reader says:

    Hello Obby,

    Long time no see, thats just incredibly sensitive and sweet of veronicatan, nearly had another cavity just day dreaming abt it. Btw where did you dig out those old vids from? Sounds nice.

  101. catherine the great says:

    I met Bambi Darkness once long bfr he had his run in with his church. He came across as a remarkably well educated man with manners impossibly hard to fault, a man of wit and a great humanitarian, who had this genuine sense that he actually believed in what he said. After the incident with his church, he changed completely, it was slow acting poison. I dont even believe, he realized it himself. These days I dont even believe, I can pick him out in a crowd any more. The Bambi Boy, I used to know just disappeared.

  102. Zombie the Minor says:

    pp. 53-54 of a book

    As a parable of a gifted person, “The Shoemaker and the Elves” is also a parable for artists. Most artists early on find themselves in the position of the shoemaker on the first night — a talent has appeared, but it’s naked, immature. Ahead lie the years of reciprocal labor which precede the release of an accomplished gift. To take a literary example, George Bernard Shaw underwent a typical period of retreat and maturation before he emerged as a writer. The young Shaw started a career in business and felt the threat not of failure but of success. “I made good in spite of myself, and found, to my dismay, that Business, instead of expelling me as the worthless imposted I was, was fastening upon me with no intention of letting go.” He was twentry. “In Marche, 1876, I broke loose,” he says. He left family, friends, business and Ireland. He spent about eight years ‘in absentia’, writing constantly (five novels, published only toward the end of his life — and then with a note by Shaw asking the buyer not to read them). Erik Erikson has commented:

    “Potentially creative men like Shaw build the personal fundament of their work during a self-decreed moratorium, during which they often starve themselves, socially, erotically, and, last but not least, nutritionally, in order to let the grosser weeds die out, and make way for the growth of their inner garden. Often, when the weeds are dead, so is the garden. At the decisive moment, however, some make contact with a nutriment specific for theif gifts. For Shaw, of course, this gift was literature.”

    For the slow labor of realizing a potential gift the artist must retreat to those Bohemias, halfway between the slums and the library, where life is not counted by the clock and where the talented may be sure they will be ignored until that time, if it ever comes, when their gifts are viable enough to be set free and survive in the world.

  103. Zombie the Minor says:

    if it ever comes

  104. Zombie the Minor says:

    I think I can understand what Bambi Darkness might be going thru. I’ve read of it before. Sometimes, when things pile up, the gift can be exhausted in totality.

  105. koalabear says:

    I dunno, I find it really strange when he just prefers to be alone all the time. I don’t believe its healthy. I remember he wasnt always like that. However, Zombie girl you could well be right, I remember having read abt such morose characters myself, they are always ripped apart by something and they just split open like firewood.

    I heard from a friend that darkness wasnt always like this. According to this friend, as he went deeper and deeper into the gaming world, he realized that all his ideals and illusions abt a better world etc were being systematically stripped away, till he stood completely broken and naked.

    That was the point when he was re-born that was also the point in his life when he began to identify very much with the main protagonist in Conrad’s book, the heart of darkness. Bambi wrote long tracks abt it, often they were written in a style as if he was reflecting to himself. He said he saw the terror, violence and destructive nature of even those who played such a thing as the game, like the hero in the novel, he couldnt understand where it came from, and it ripped him into a thousand pieces.

    Then the church dropped the atomic bomb on him, that I believed was the straw that broke the camels back.

    Since that day, he turned his back on them and became known as Darkness. In his mind, I reckoned, he figured out, they were just a bad, just better at pretending that was all.

  106. Zombie the Minor says:

    “just better at pretending”

    depending on your point-to-view, it can also be read as “dishonest” and/or “deceitful in their hearts”.

    because some may no doubt think they are, even if they may not be.

  107. Zombie the Minor says:

    “dishonesty” in the form of “self-honesty”

    if some knew, they’d have been self-reflexive enough to be wary of that possibility.

  108. Squirrel says:

    “I find it really strange when he just prefers to be alone all the time. I don’t believe its healthy”

    no one with bad finances doesn’t do it.

  109. Squirrel says:

    we thought this was a honest chat.

    “too poor for peace”

    apparently not.

    indeed as has been foretold, “too different to ever be pals”.

  110. Squirrel says:

    the moat has been dug and filled.

    it is small of course, compared to what your forces can accomplish.

    but it will do. it has always been sufficient.

  111. Squirrel says:

    home is where the heart is.

  112. Squirrel says:

    heart to heart requires self-honesty.

    there is insufficient of this where you come from, koalabear.

  113. Squirrel says:

    “got to get my heart back”

    only you can give yourself back your heart.

    the peace you bring to the mountains is the peace you brought with you.

    though mountains can be better friends, because they’re very honest.

  114. Squirrel says:

    “the only thing that looks good on me is you”

    then better fitting, that you should feed our lands with cyanide, kill our families and relatives, and give me a shot of morphine.

  115. Squirrel + Zombie the Minor says:

    *chorus*

    anyway, we’ve said our bit.

    whatever you do — presuming that which you seem to have chosen — doesn’t matter.

    your compensation for our lands can never buy us happiness.

    so we just move on to other lands; have to go our own way.

  116. Squirrel + Zombie the Minor says:

    *chorus*

    We wish you well and god bless.

  117. CTC says:

    What exactly did this church do to Bambi Darkness? What is the name of this church Koalabear?

  118. CTC says:

    If we do get spammed and trolled again do con’t the thread in Dotty’s Just Stuff, the uppermost of course. Many Thx

  119. Squirrel + Zombie the Minor says:

    “We wish you well and god bless.”

    of course… presuming that koalabear is religious.

    because we are more spiritual than religious.

  120. CTC says:

    Perhaps its a good idea to con’t the thread over in Just Stuff. I will drop Obby a line requesting her to transfer the entire thread there. I notice every time we seem to get to the truth abt Bambi Bad Boy Darkness, something always comes along and attempts to distract it all.

    It doesnt work, I am afraid, maybe you can try it in “just stuff” – I really like to see how far you will get with those boys there? Go on be a real man!

  121. CTC says:

    Pls try your nonsense in Just Stuff – I really dare you. I notice you dont seem to appear even once there. I wonder why?

  122. CTC says:

    Obby do transfer the thread beginning from 110. Many Thxs

  123. Squirrel + Zombie the Minor says:

    “I really like to see how far you will get with those boys there? Go on be a real man!”

    didnt reading enid blyton ever tell ya that dares are dumb?

    talk abt growing up indeed. O_o”

    anyway, there’s nothing much to talk about. we’ll just end up repeating stuff.

  124. Squirrel + Zombie the Minor says:

    we hope that Obby will transfer soon.

    but we also hope that you finally understand.

  125. Obby says:

    We know who he is, he is just scared, bc he is losing readership and there is absolutely nothing he can do abt it except watch it go lower and lower and lower.

  126. Squirrel + Zombie the Minor says:

    By the tone of your writing, yes, we know that you’re not our friend.

    Trust misplaced.

  127. Squirrel + Zombie The Minor says:

    Reminds me of what happened in pri sch.

    Same type of people.

    Can never be friends.

  128. Squirrel + Zombie The Minor says:

    No wonder people say that jocks may look good and are thus popular, but still not worth much anyway.

  129. Squirrel + Zombie The Minor says:

    You’d have to pray very very hard to even get into purgatory.

  130. chronicler says:

    Take a look at this, what does it do?

    “the only thing that looks good on me is you”

    then better fitting, that you should feed our lands with cyanide, kill our families and relatives, and give me a shot of morphine.

    It occupies only space, that is what it does, now, we know, we act.

  131. chronicler says:

    Hello Mr Brown, how did we possibly know it was you? You will be surprised how many allies we have?

  132. chronicler says:

    catherine the great Says:
    11 December 2007 at 1:02 pm
    I met Bambi Darkness once long bfr he had his run in with his church. He came across as a remarkably well educated man with manners impossibly hard to fault, a man of wit and a great humanitarian, who had this genuine sense that he actually believed in what he said. After the incident with his church, he changed completely, it was slow acting poison. I dont even believe, he realized it himself. These days I dont even believe, I can pick him out in a crowd any more. The Bambi Boy, I used to know just disappeared.

    Zombie the Minor Says:
    11 December 2007 at 7:52 pm
    pp. 53-54 of a book

    As a parable of a gifted person, “The Shoemaker and the Elves” is also a parable for artists. Most artists early on find themselves in the position of the shoemaker on the first night — a talent has appeared, but it’s naked, immature. Ahead lie the years of reciprocal labor which precede the release of an accomplished gift. To take a literary example, George Bernard Shaw underwent a typical period of retreat and maturation before he emerged as a writer. The young Shaw started a career in business and felt the threat not of failure but of success. “I made good in spite of myself, and found, to my dismay, that Business, instead of expelling me as the worthless imposted I was, was fastening upon me with no intention of letting go.” He was twentry. “In Marche, 1876, I broke loose,” he says. He left family, friends, business and Ireland. He spent about eight years ‘in absentia’, writing constantly (five novels, published only toward the end of his life — and then with a note by Shaw asking the buyer not to read them). Erik Erikson has commented:

    “Potentially creative men like Shaw build the personal fundament of their work during a self-decreed moratorium, during which they often starve themselves, socially, erotically, and, last but not least, nutritionally, in order to let the grosser weeds die out, and make way for the growth of their inner garden. Often, when the weeds are dead, so is the garden. At the decisive moment, however, some make contact with a nutriment specific for theif gifts. For Shaw, of course, this gift was literature.”

    For the slow labor of realizing a potential gift the artist must retreat to those Bohemias, halfway between the slums and the library, where life is not counted by the clock and where the talented may be sure they will be ignored until that time, if it ever comes, when their gifts are viable enough to be set free and survive in the world.

    Zombie the Minor Says:
    11 December 2007 at 8:08 pm
    if it ever comes

    Zombie the Minor Says:
    11 December 2007 at 8:47 pm
    I think I can understand what Bambi Darkness might be going thru. I’ve read of it before. Sometimes, when things pile up, the gift can be exhausted in totality.

    koalabear Says:
    12 December 2007 at 1:34 pm
    I dunno, I find it really strange when he just prefers to be alone all the time. I don’t believe its healthy. I remember he wasnt always like that. However, Zombie girl you could well be right, I remember having read abt such morose characters myself, they are always ripped apart by something and they just split open like firewood.

    I heard from a friend that darkness wasnt always like this. According to this friend, as he went deeper and deeper into the gaming world, he realized that all his ideals and illusions abt a better world etc were being systematically stripped away, till he stood completely broken and naked.

    That was the point when he was re-born that was also the point in his life when he began to identify very much with the main protagonist in Conrad’s book, the heart of darkness. Bambi wrote long tracks abt it, often they were written in a style as if he was reflecting to himself. He said he saw the terror, violence and destructive nature of even those who played such a thing as the game, like the hero in the novel, he couldnt understand where it came from, and it ripped him into a thousand pieces.

    Then the church dropped the atomic bomb on him, that I believed was the straw that broke the camels back.

    Since that day, he turned his back on them and became known as Darkness. In his mind, I reckoned, he figured out, they were just a bad, just better at pretending that was all.

    There you go, what r u going to do now?

  133. chronicler says:

    Pls tell me, what can you do now? Absolutely nothing!

  134. chronicler says:

    What kind of post is this? Who do you think, you are fucking around with?

    Squirrel Says:
    12 December 2007 at 2:50 pm
    “the only thing that looks good on me is you”

    then better fitting, that you should feed our lands with cyanide, kill our families and relatives, and give me a shot of morphine.

  135. Squirrel + Zombie The Minor says:

    It’d only appear thus that they’d prescribe to you whatever illnesses and disasters they can possible imagine unto you.

    Just, because what you want for yourself is different from what they want from you.

    Else, they’d better discern what is metaphor vs literal.

    Which is why all these communication, ecetera, is just a bally-boo of air.

  136. Squirrel + Zombie The Minor says:

    It is the Tower of Babel once again.

    A different time, a different world, a different space.

    As doth depart from previous generations.

    But are there many generations to speak of?

    If not, why so different?

    Only god knows.

  137. Squirrel + Zombie The Minor says:

    Dear Chronicler,

    We’ll try our best to ask the Universe and Mother Nature…

    We, erm, we don’t know what god(s) you believe in.

    But hopefully when we’ve gotten our answers from each of our gods, we’ll meet again, yeah?

    Best Regards,
    Squirrel + Zombie The Minor

  138. chronicler says:

    Let me tell you something, we are not going to go away, just to make your life easy, we are going to stay and bc of what you have done – I am personally going to ramp up production of the Brotherhood Press by a further 50%, that is the only way to teach you ppl a lesson.

    Enjoy the reads. That is all.

  139. chronicler says:

    Do not say, we did not warn you. It is one thing to post another to disrupt the thread of our readers.

    This is war. We take it very seriously.

    Chronicler

  140. Squirrel + Zombie The Minor says:

    Dear Chronicler,

    We don’t fu*k around.

    *OMG feeling faint*

    It’s extremely offensive; that frightful imagination you have, of Squirrel and Zombie the Minor!

    How dare you!—What lines you’ve crossed between the spiritual and the natural?!

  141. Squirrel + Zombie The Minor says:

    Dear Chronicler,

    We sincerely apologise if you think we aimed to disrupt.

    We thought you had wanted to hear from Darkness or, about Darkness, from a different perspective.

    Best Regards,
    Squirrel + Zombie The Minor

  142. Squirrel + Zombie The Minor says:

    Or simply put, we thought you wanted some music, only to discover much later that you expected not to hear nor listen, but you simply wanted the gaps in-between.

  143. dummy says:

    This is probably the dumbest act of provocation I have ever seen bfr, all you have really done is increased their productivity! Who do you think suffers from this? Pls use your pea brain!

  144. dummy says:

    This is just incredibly stupid, bc of you everyone suffers.

  145. dummy says:

    What is even more incredibly stupid is that every single post you make DOESNT EVEN MAKE A SENSE! I dont even understand what you are trying to SAY????????????????????????. You just made blogging much harder for the rest of us ORDINARY PEOPLE WITH YOUR SMART ASS MOUTH STIRRING UP SHIT HERE!, bc when they come out it will go bang, bang, bang and bang.

  146. Dummy says:

    There are so many threads in Singapore Blogosphere, but Zombie or Squirrel, whoever you are – you just need to go and disturb them. You dont know how they work do you? The more you hammer them, the stronger they get, the more united them become and when you attack them their allies all form up.

    Pls go and ahead and stir up more shit and dont even be surprised if the Intelligent Singaporean suddenly comes alive.

    You dunno this ppl!

  147. Dummy says:

    You took us all to hell!

  148. Dummy says:

    So pls dont stop your wise cracking – pls continue – because either way, you already fell into their game plan – the brotherhood constantly needs enemies and people to hate them, if they dont have these things, they even go to great lengths to manufacture and imagine them – you just gave it ALL to them.

  149. flowerpuff says:

    Do you have any idea how many brotherhood press readers use this thread to navigate test aka zombie aka squirrel. You obvious cannot write, so you have to disrupt, but why disrupt perfectly normal people who are just interested in reading? Do you have any idea how many readers you are displacing when you write the rubbish you write and take up nearly 7 to 8 slots in one go?

    Now you just start a fire and you run away and who has to pick up your pieces? The bad thing is if Darkness is the person you were targetting to kill, you didnt get any where near him, instead you got us their readers instead.

    Great Aim! Keep it up!

  150. powerpuff says:

    Zombie the Minor Says:
    12 December 2007 at 2:11 pm
    “just better at pretending”

    depending on your point-to-view, it can also be read as “dishonest” and/or “deceitful in their hearts”.

    because some may no doubt think they are, even if they may not be.

    Zombie the Minor Says:
    12 December 2007 at 2:17 pm
    “dishonesty” in the form of “self-honesty”

    if some knew, they’d have been self-reflexive enough to be wary of that possibility.

    Squirrel Says:
    12 December 2007 at 2:26 pm
    “I find it really strange when he just prefers to be alone all the time. I don’t believe its healthy”

    no one with bad finances doesn’t do it.

    Squirrel Says:
    12 December 2007 at 2:30 pm
    we thought this was a honest chat.

    “too poor for peace”

    apparently not.

    indeed as has been foretold, “too different to ever be pals”.

    Squirrel Says:
    12 December 2007 at 2:36 pm
    the moat has been dug and filled.

    it is small of course, compared to what your forces can accomplish.

    but it will do. it has always been sufficient.

    Squirrel Says:
    12 December 2007 at 2:38 pm
    home is where the heart is.

    Squirrel Says:
    12 December 2007 at 2:39 pm
    heart to heart requires self-honesty.

    there is insufficient of this where you come from, koalabear.

    Squirrel Says:
    12 December 2007 at 2:47 pm
    “got to get my heart back”

    only you can give yourself back your heart.

    the peace you bring to the mountains is the peace you brought with you.

    though mountains can be better friends, because they’re very honest.

    Squirrel Says:
    12 December 2007 at 2:50 pm
    “the only thing that looks good on me is you”

    then better fitting, that you should feed our lands with cyanide, kill our families and relatives, and give me a shot of morphine.

    Squirrel + Zombie the Minor Says:
    12 December 2007 at 2:55 pm
    *chorus*

    anyway, we’ve said our bit.

    whatever you do — presuming that which you seem to have chosen — doesn’t matter.

    your compensation for our lands can never buy us happiness.

    so we just move on to other lands; have to go our own way.

    Squirrel + Zombie the Minor Says:
    12 December 2007 at 2:59 pm
    *chorus*

    We wish you well and god bless.

    YOU THINK THIS IS ALL VERY FUNNY. YOU KNOW WHAT THE BROTHERHOOD WILL DO NOW DONT YOU? THEY HAVE ASKED ALL THEIR READERS TO MOVE OUT FROM THIS NAVIGATION THREAD. YOU KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS DONT YOU?

    YOU JUST KILLED US ALL! I WILL PRAY VERY HARD THAT SOMEONE WHO IS VERY CLOSE AND DEAR TO YOU DIES OF CANCER.

  151. Darkness says:

    Everyone be coooooooool, nothing is going to happen, we are not taking out the navigation thread, the world is not coming to a sudden end, it will con’t spinning on its axis – trust me! Everything is just going to remain the same, just calm down and be cooooooooool.

    In life, we can only control ourselves, we cannot control other people. If other people want to dance under the moonbeam, that is their business – so please remain calm.

    If I am not bothered, why should all you jump up and down?

    Darkness 2007

  152. Darkness says:

    Do you all know how long I spend thinking abt this fellow – 2 secs, that all, I sumpah, no more than that. Any more and you really have to ask yourself, what have you been doing with your life?

    In life we control what we can and what we cannot control, we learn to let go.

    Ultimately, this character will have to come out to face the world to work, live and play and with that kind of attitude, he is just his worst enemy, you don’t even need to lift one finger, he will just blow up and go the way of the dodo bird, so why get angry over sure fire thing.

    Come, listen to me. Pls calm down. X’mass is coming.

    Darkness 2007

  153. Chronicler for Darkness says:

    “Dear Readers,

    As we prepare to close on 2007. I just want to share with all of you, we have never in our history been so motivated before to bringing all of you a very unique and enjoyable internet experience.

    2008 will bring with it a new era in blogging -we will be testing out broadcasting technology that we will hopefully debut for the coming olympics – a new series of travelogues numbering 20 over is in the pipeline – and as always you can all be assured, we will still be regularly producing interesting and thought provoking reads.

    I just want to say to many of our readers, Thank you so much for being there. I want to share with you all and this even applies to those who just read and do very little else that without you, none of this would ever have come about, life has never been so good and things can only get better!

    Darkness 2007”

    [Somewhere in the 37th Parallel in the Sardonyx Front.]

    Chronicler

  154. LATEST ARTICLE/BP says:

    Title of Article:

    When Religion and Science Just Doesn’t Make Any Sense

    To Read More Click Here!:

    http://dotseng.wordpress.com/2007/12/14/when-religion-and-science-just-doesnt-make-sense/

    KKP

  155. NEW ARTICLE / BP says:

    TITLE OF NEW ARTICLE:Could This Be Why; The Singapore Population is Shrinking? Part I

    DATE: December 17, 2007

    BRIEF EXTRACT;

    “In the early 80’s the trend of forestalling the stork first surfaced predominantly affecting the ranks of professional women (but that was alright. Besides they were all batty and fortunately there wasn’t too many of them. The government even created a spinster happy home to accommodate this erudite lot, called, SPH “Sisters of Perpetual Hesitation.” Neither did it affect the baby bottom line either. In fact, the government saved all the men in Singapore from the purgatory of endless bitching.) Recently on a more disturbing note, we are told even the likes of Sengkang Sally seem to be hanging up their eggs while a chorus of “dowan’s” resound against the backdrop of the heartlands. It’s serious time; is everyone delaying the arrival of the stork? What’s really happening?’

    CLICK HERE TO READ MORE:

    http://dotseng.wordpress.com/2007/12/17/could-this-be-why-the-singapore-population-is-shrinking-part-i-ii/

    kkp

  156. NEW ARTCLE/BP says:

    Title of Article: Could This Be Why; The Singapore Population is Shrinking? Part II

    Date: December 18, 2007

    Brief Extract:

    “Economist only refer to money as in the traditional sense of the word i.e paper money, currency, checks, credit cards, you know the stuff that makes the world go round and that’s where I suspect the calculations may have gone awry straying off the mark. Just as economic theory attempts to explain the abstraction of life by imposing some intellectual order on events and phenomenon, it also means it will always continue to remain blind to the other dimensions of life which defy quantification such as health, peace of mind, quality of life or whether you have the opportunity cost to luxuriate in the privacy of your little room hunching over your computer reading this while picking off dead skin from your big toe.

    Nor does the model of Economic Man take into account the phenomenon called “downshifting.” As the word implies, it’s the direct opposite of not having a choice rather it emerges from the full consciousness, one is reconciling a lesser utility or return in exchange for another equivalent utility, only its one that cannot be possibly recognized by the formulaic economic approach.”

    Read The Rest Here:

    http://dotseng.wordpress.com/2007/12/18/part/

    KKP

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  158. NEW ARTICLE / BP says:

    TITLE OF ARTICLE: How To Get Ahead of the Pack / Blogging – Part 1

    December 25, 2007

    BRIEF EXTRACT:

    “How long should it take you to write an article in a blog? IMHO, an article should take no more than 20 minutes to write tops. Researching it however is another story and that I believe is where most people run aground. If it takes too much time then it’s just going to cut into your free time – it’s no good. You’re not going to be very productive. You’ve lose the momentum.

    What’s the best way of balancing effort with productivity? The key is in getting the basics right….”

    CLICK HERE TO READ MORE:

    http://dotseng.wordpress.com/2007/12/25/how-to-get-ahead-of-the-pack-blogging-part-1/

    KKP

    MERRY X’MAS

  159. Darkness says:

    I want to speak to you all about sweet repose in the summers solstice.

    I want to speak of summers dips and autumns fitches as they rest on sills.

    I want to speak of fellowship, when you taste of first métiers from the cask.

    I want to tell you this will be a better year despite your reservations, rest my friend and bask if you may in the dawn of the new awakening.

    I want to tell you, I am darkness.

    May I wish you long health, wholeness and prosperity.

    It has been a privilege to serve.

    Darkness 2007

  160. kokopops says:

    You are most welcome Darkness, its always a pleasure.

  161. TRAVELOGUE / BP / LIVE! says:

    It’s finally out, a New Year Travelogue into the desert of China / This has been brought to you by the Brotherhood Press.

    Click Here To Read Part 1 Of This Exciting LIVE series!

    http://dotseng.wordpress.com/2007/12/30/life-at-the-edge-of-the-badain-jaran-%e5%b7%b4%e4%b8%b9%e5%90%89%e6%9e%97%e6%b2%99%e6%bc%a0-desert-a-travelogue-to-china-part-i/

  162. dready says:

    What happened to the brotherhood navigation site?

  163. TRAVELOGUE / BP / LIVE says:

    Let me help u out.

    It’s finally out, a New Year Travelogue into the desert of China / This has been brought to you by the Brotherhood Press.

    Click Here To Read Part 1 Of This Exciting LIVE series!

    http://dotseng.wordpress.com/2007/12/30/life-at-the-edge-of-the-badain-jaran-%e5%b7%b4%e4%b8%b9%e5%90%89%e6%9e%97%e6%b2%99%e6%bc%a0-desert-a-travelogue-to-china-part-i/

    Dready – tell darkness one is always glad to be of service and Happy New Year and a Merry Christmas

    Dready.

  164. LATEST BRO ARTICLE says:

    Title: Why Is Pakistan So Messed Up? – A Strategic Analysis

    Release date: December 29, 2007

    [Breaking News! Political Analysis]

    “Benazir Butho has been assassinated. Al-Qaeda claims responsibility for bagging her. How was this tragedy allowed to happen?

    Pakistan a country with a stellar economic growth (8.4%) second to only China last year. With an all-time high foreign exchange reserves close to $13.73bn and a vibrant Karachi stock exchange – a country which was even feted and held out for special praise by the IMF as a “model economic reformist regime” – which managed to score top marks in every single World Bank target.

    Where did it go so wrong?”

    To read more click here:

    http://dotseng.wordpress.com/2007/12/29/why-is-pakistan-so-messed-up-a-strategic-analysis/

    Dreadry :)

    Thanks Singapore Daily for making our life so happy. You have no idea how much you are brightening our days and nights by being a navigation site for the brotherhood.

    Happy New Year to you Singapore Daily and may all your days be beautiful and blue skied.

    Reg

    D

  165. Chronicler says:

    This is a general alert / all gamers have been mobilized.

    We will prepare to attack the Planet D’ni within the hour.

    The Chronicler

  166. 2008 OUTLOOK / BP says:

    Title: Looking At The Crystal Ball For 2008

    Publication Date: December 31, 2007

    Brief Extract:

    Can you tell me the future for 2008? In this article that is what we shall try to do, assembling the largest team ever – our panel of subject matter hacks will ruminate on the current trends that will feature prominently in 2008.

    Topics include the major economic trends that will prove decisive in 2008. Are we heading for a recession? How are job prospects? Is the price of petrol going to keep going up? Will there be a respite to further inflationary pressures? And much more!

    Click here to read the full article:

    http://dotseng.wordpress.com/2007/12/31/looking-at-the-crystal-ball-for-2008/

    KKP

  167. NEW ARTICLE/ BP says:

    Title: Why You May Not Even Have A Right To Privacy?

    Publish Date:January 4, 2008

    Brief Extract: “How much do you value your privacy? Did you know Singapore has been rated as “an endemic surveillance society” in survey: The 2007 International Privacy Ranking survey by Privacy International (PI) puts the republic in a category where it scored the worst for privacy protection.

    I don’t know about you, but I have been pretty big on privacy ever since I could remember. I am so big on privacy, that’s probably the only reason why I became a prefect in school, it offered me an opportunity to read the newspaper all alone in the perfect’s mess room. This affliction carried through to NS when I gathered that officers in my unit had a right to a wooden partition, it wasn’t really a room, but at least I didn’t have to share a bunk bed with some stranger – yeap, I am big on privacy.”

    Read More:

    http://dotseng.wordpress.com/2008/01/04/why-you-may-not-even-have-a-right-to-privacy/

    KKP

  168. TRAVELOGUE 2 / LIVE! says:

    Title: Somewhere In China – Badain Jaran Desert 巴丹吉林沙漠 – Part 2
    Publish Date: January 5, 2008

    Extract: [Live Report!] After spending a whole week in the provinces, it’s enough to challenge all those pre-conceptions of China we once carried around without the illusion of slipping into rose-tinted glasses diatribe. One thing about spending so much time in the provinces – one soon realizes, you can’t possibly be Chinese, if you happen to be Chinese. That’s just not possible. Please understand that my opinions are limited to my own personal experiences, I am not deliberately trying to come across as offensive, only what needs to be understood from the onset is there’s a world of difference between us and the local Chinese.

    To Read More, Click Here:

    http://dotseng.wordpress.com/2008/01/05/somewhere-in-china-badain-jaran-desert-%e5%b7%b4%e4%b8%b9%e5%90%89%e6%9e%97%e6%b2%99%e6%bc%a0-%e2%80%93-part-2/

    KKP

  169. Dory says:

    Great Work Singapore Daily – Fantastic Navigation Site For BP – You Have No Idea How Difficult It Is To Find Those Idiots – Great Work & Keep It Up – Happy New Year and Blessings.

  170. NEW ARTICLE / BP says:

    Title: What Ever Happened To Small Is Beautiful?

    Release Date: January 5, 2008

    Brief Extract: “According to market predictions see here Financial Times and TODAYonline The future belongs very much to big juggernaut firms, well I am sorry. I cannot buy into that logic. Only because if one really takes the trouble to peruse the landscape of winners and losers in the last 4,000 years. Most of the big have gone the way of the dinosaurs – hey, I got news for you, they didn’t half make it – not the Greeks, not even the Roman Empire neither did the Ancient Chinese – the same goes for Communism – remember Enron? What about Arthur Anderson, Worldcom, Panam and so on, the list of the deader than dead goes on and on. Question: Does God reside in the big or small?”

    To Read More, Click Here!

    http://dotseng.wordpress.com/2008/01/05/what-ever-happened-to-small-is-beautiful/

    KKP

  171. NEW ARTICLE / BP says:

    Title: NLB + Blogs = History?

    Release Date: January 7, 2008

    Brief Extract:

    “The Czech novelist Milan Kundera once wrote that

    ‘the struggle of all humanity against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting’.

    The powerful not only stay in power, Yes, they regulary write history – you can even say, this is the only kind of history there really is.

    Whilst those who seek to preserve ‘history’ may choose to tell you otherwise – even they cannot deny, the ebb and flow of how someone who makes the news today quickly becomes yesterday’s forgotten hero, nothing more than a footnote in a history book.

    By now all of you have heard that the NLB has decided to include blogs in it’s historical archives – what do I think about it?

    As the adage goes, it’s hardly news, but how important really is history? Why should it even be worthy of perservation?”

    To Read More, Click Here:

    http://dotseng.wordpress.com/2008/01/07/nlb-blogs-history/

    KKP

  172. Fiona says:

    Brotherhood is way ahead of the curve – dont need your approval – dont even need your tech – have our home grown, started long bfr you did and what you include or dont, dont matter – a measure of arrogance, but I understand. I tried out the experiment Bambi ranted no end abt and guess what? It checks out.

    Is it such a wonder?

    Great write up.

  173. Jan 8 / BP says:

    January 8, 2008 at 10:26 pm

    Title: The Machine That Changed The World – A critique of the (OLPC) One Laptop Per Child project

    Release Date: January 8, 2008

    Brief Extract: “Recently, during a luncheon I was asked by my host what I thought about the new OLPC, The New York Times.

    First touch: Great stuff. Loved the curved edges, reminded of the corn yellowed thermoplastic chairs in McDonalds. Shame about the key board though, what’s wrong with them? Well for starters they are too small. Besides we all know the the Linux-based XO laptop has so many bugs it might as well be christened the bug. From an operating standpoint, the implementation of the technologies is as close as dumber than dumb than you can possibly get…..”

    Click here to read more:

    http://dotseng.wordpress.com/2008/01/08/the-machine-that-changed-the-world-%e2%80%93-a-critique-on-the-olpc-one-laptop-per-child-project/

    KKP

  174. The Chronicler says:

  175. dudu says:

    Why has the Fiona Xie site fallen so far behind? Where is the Brotherhood Press? Can someone please help me? I can’t even log on to their SLF read site! HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!

  176. 12 Jan / BP says:

    Travelogue: China Once, Chine Twice, China Gone!

    Release Date: January 12, 2008

    Brief Extract:

    “Foreigners doing business with today’s Chinese must often overcome a maze of cultural, political, and bureaucratic barriers that range from the irritating to the bizarre. I am in Beijing now, and after 4 days of endless dinners and waiting, I am leaving….”

    To Read:

    http://dotseng.wordpress.com/2008/01/12/china-once-chine-twice-china-gone/

    KKP

  177. prima girl says:

    Pls do not ask me, I have no idea whether a new navigation site has been opened, all I know is, I am doing KKP a favor.

    Prima.

    kokopops Says:

    10 February 2008 at 8:24 pm
    Title: Why is so difficult to find a Singaporean Bill Gates? – A Journey To Self Discovery.

    “I am sure somewhere in Singapore there is a Bill Gates or Steve Jobs to be found? We’ve just haven’t found him yet – have you ever wondered why Singapore doesn’t regularly produce these sort of mavericks. I am not talking about just making machines, that I am sure is important. Rather the focus of this article is what does it really take to produce stuff that inspires meaningful to change in the way we work, live and play?

    To put it in a nutshell, it’s a state of mind.

    Is Singapore the place to produce these mavericks?”

    @ Post 32

    http://intelligentsingaporean.wordpress.com/2007/04/26/wow-i-didnt-know-dick-lee-could-get-so-political/#comment-33295

    KKP

  178. sphgirl says:

    Is this the new navigation site? Is there anyone here? can someone please help me and my read club?

  179. NEW ARTICLE /BP 3-4-08 says:

    THE BROTHERHOOD PRESS

    Title of Essay:

    Will Singapore Go Down The Chute Like Malaysia? PART 1,2 and 3

    Publication Date: 2-4-08

    (This navigation site has been re-opened)

    Brief Extract:

    “[This is a continuation of our interview series; this interview was conducted by J.Kompf and Darkness recently – only selected parts of the interview has been published]
    Q [Kompf]: Based on the recent outcome of the general elections in Malaysia, many have speculated that the time is ripe and the same thing will happen in the political scene in Singapore. What is your take Darkness? In very broad strokes please, very quickly.

    A [Darkness]: Understand this. There is a danger here, if I do not call a spade a spade, then we will still be trying to tease out nuances from the GE in Malaysia to try to make sense of what will or will not happen in Singapore in the foreseeable future. IMO there is no basis for even a sensible comparison. Let me square off the case candidly….”

    To read the full length version click here:
    https://singaporedaily.wordpress.com/2008/04/02/daily-sg-2-apr-2008/#comment-1634

    KKP

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