Daily SG: 6 Feb 2008


Happy Chinese New Year!
Gong Xi Fa Cai, Hong Bao Yi Ge Lai!

Not that we love Caesar less…
– Vox: The Reasons for Singapore’s diminishing talent pool
– SOURgrAPESatSG: Lee kuan Yew and those disillusioned others
– Where Bears Roam Free: MM Lee should stop interfering with others’ business
– BothSidesOfTheJohorStraits: Long-term political planning, Singapore style

6 in 10 new jobs go to foreigners
– EDMW: Reload this Page Goh Chin Lian! Were you under pressure to change the subject title and content??? [Thanks viceroy]
– HWZ: OMG LOL! 154th media exposed!!!
– SgForums: Q4 jobless rate falls to 1.6% – Really?

ERPains, Trains & Automobiles
– Yawning Bread: Are the planned bus and rail improvements enough?
– Alice Cheong in Wonderland: SBS bus practise of concealing bus number caused waiting time above 40minutes
– The mrbrown show: 2 Many 2 Count – ERP Drift

Healthcare
– Darth Grievous’ Dark Domain: Means Testing – A load of bullshit
– A Singapore Odyssey: Don’t make needy seek aid from multiple sources

NKF, Charities et al
– The Online Citizen: NKF – more in reserves now than during the scandal

Singaporeans are fed, up with progress!
– Simply Jean: Hawker prices the same… but is your food still the same?

Election Reform Public Forum
– A Partisan Guy: Forum 4 Reform

Daily Discourse
– Winter is Coming: Penalise those who write ridiculous letters
– My Singapore News: Halal canteen in a Singapore school!
– The States Times: Police Mentality

Life, the universe and everything
– Angry Doctor: Alternative New Year
– My Way: Answers to Common Irritating New Year Questions

Odex Update
– Looking through the eyes of_ _: Disturbing!

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47 Responses to Daily SG: 6 Feb 2008

  1. kokopops says:

    “I want to talk about the important things of life, about happiness, well being and what it means to be alive. About those unexpected moments when the world suddenly stops twirling and you suddenly find yourself falling silent – and you simply know you are at one with the universe.
    I want to talk about tubular bells in Bedok jetty in early morn in May, about the harmony and blissful rhapsody of blissful nothingness, about distant supertankers harbored in the distance bellowing as they often do. About yellows, reds and blue finches darting past the blue of the eaves.
    I want to talk about the pleasures of ordinary conversations, the type where you simply say to yourself, “perhaps I will see the world slightly differently after this darkness.” About what happens to your mind when you step into the afternoon sun and feel the warm embrace of air as it curls around you like embrace of a season.
    I want to remember the cerulean skies, in the earlier morning in Bukit Timah, the languorous period just before dawn, when we are all one for all and all for one.
    I want to remember it all, if all is too much to ask, then some of it and let me say this to you all, “long live the brotherhood!”
    It has been a privilege. May I salute you all, I am Darkness 2007.”

    I cannot tahan, I have to wish him good bye. I know he doesn’t like it, but he must. He has been a part of my life ever since I could remember. (I am sorry to use the Genuie Brotherhood line)

    Love Always

    KKP

  2. Squirrel + Zombie The Minor says:

    “cannot tahan”

    that’s good.

    not tahaning is best.

    just that day got solar eclipse also.

  3. Squirrel + Zombie The Minor says:

    same-same.

    how do thee know what is what and what when what and what what when?

  4. Squirrel + Zombie The Minor says:

    test

  5. It all makes sense says:

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  6. It all makes sense says:

    No time for meaning, sorry.

    I cannot tahan, I have to wish him good bye.

    I know he doesn’t like it, but he must.

  7. dentist jan says:

    cannot tahan these days does seem like quiet a common problem, does it? I am not too bothered ; brotherhood has many allies in the net, they are not the most polite folk, but they keep their word and they never two face, this many value as it means they do not peng lai peng kee ; with so much ground support, it is fair to assume, it is not over till the fat lady says she oso cannot tahan.

  8. It all makes sense says:

    “keep their word and they never two face”.

    sama leh…

  9. It all makes sense says:

    though that would mean i know something abt the BH when i dont.

  10. It all makes sense says:

    too many role reversals the symbols have had.

    so which is which? me no know.

  11. kokopops says:

    Good Bye Bambi

  12. gigi says:

    “Good Bye Bambi,” I really don’t think so. That can really only happen if someone comes along and fills up the hole without missing a beat. Or if the NLB was so right as not to be wrong in their assesment of blog land. As it is with the passing of everyday, they cannot seem to be wronger (is there such a word? There should be). Truth remains no one seems to be stepping in to fill the gap, not Mr Brown, Mr Wang or any of those famous experts.

    All we can do is like the cantonese say, “I look at you and you look at me” and hopefully the world will be the same.

    That I am afraid can never be the case, once your eyes are open, you simply have to see what you see.

    gigi

  13. gigi says:

    I really don’t believe it can be that easy, the MSM likes to give it that impression and so do govt agencies etc, like I said, there are no short cuts, someone needs to step in and be able to fill in the hole, till they do so, the unfulfilled demand will always generate a market for shattered dreams

  14. kokopops says:

    Holland V read club

  15. kokopops says:

    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

  16. Gigi Leong says:

    @Gigi

    “the unfulfilled demand will always generate a market for shattered dreams”

    I agree; I’m sure that’s why there’re so many millionaires Singapore.

    @KKP

    I don’t suppose you ever noticed the difference between news under the different sections then?

  17. Gigi Leong says:

    No KKP, sarcasm isn’t the lowest form of wit.

    It makes for the best summaries.

  18. Gigi Leong says:

    #16 Correction:

    It should have been “quick millionaires”.

  19. Passerby says:

    Now, I wonder why do people like KKP assume that you can have TV in The Wilderness?

    I don’t know about Bambi lah, but I know that if he’s indeed of The Wilderness, he doesn’t watch TV.

  20. Gigi Leong says:

    “stop being abusive”

    Then kindly stop stealing ideas from coyotebear.

  21. Gigi Leong says:

    We didn’t set the precedent.

    The quick millionaires did: If you can’t pay through the sky, don’t expect anything nice.

    They gave permission that it is okay to be drama, to be mean, and most of all, to be greedy.

  22. Gigi Leong says:

    Isn’t it thus, legitimate, an expectation?

  23. Gigi Leong says:

    Thus is, the reminder of that rule, also legitimate.

    If you used the ideas, you pay for them.

    If you don’t want to pay, you don’t use them.

  24. Gigi Leong says:

    You said you’d prefer that Bambi say goodbye.

    On your part, you don’t seem to have said goodbye; if you did, perhaps there wouldn’t still be ideas stolen after “having said goodbye”.

    So why would Bambi say goodbye?

  25. Gigi Leong says:

    Would seem then, that it doesn’t take much education nor imagination to be a journo in Singapore.

  26. Gigi Leong says:

    Never learnt, at the very least, attribution?

  27. prima girl says:

    Yes, they have many friends.

    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

  28. milipede says:

    How to produce a Bill Gates? Singaporeans are brought up with the impression that dropping out of school means dropping out of social standing

  29. Gigi Leong says:

    “won’t be held responsible she fell in love in the first place”

    won’t be held responsible there was a failure in generalship besides a failure to communicate.

  30. sphgirl says:

    I really do not think it is very nice, fair or gentlemanly to make fun of Bambi Darkness, especially when he is not around to defend himself.

    May I pls ask is the Fiona Xie Thread a revitalised Navigation Site? Bc I seem to be getting a ticker on the read list bulletin board?

    Many Thanks

  31. sphgirl says:

    Bambi Bad Boy Darkness will say Good Bye Because Valentine’s Day is coming very soon!

  32. Gigi Leong says:

    Oh, SPHgirl, won’t you tie my laces for me before you go?

    I don’t know where that boy is, but really…

    What do you think of me as a second-rate starlet?

    I can’t sing and I’m as flat as an airport runway, but surely, I’ll have some redeeming points, don’t ya think?

    *bats sphgirl an eyelid*

  33. Gigi Leong says:

    And the bra strap too… I hope it helps!

    Thanks!

  34. Passerby says:

    Dear Gigi,

    I wish you’d stop disgracing us in public.

    The Elders won’t forgive you for that, I’m sure.

    Plus, you’re too soppy to be part of The Wilderness!

    Such a city girl like those pesky Sinkaporean girls.

    Distasteful; chicken breast would taste nicer.

  35. Gigi Leong says:

    @Passerby:

    But I’m dressing for Andie, you know… Andie How?

    Doesn’t need to be too high-quality.

  36. Gigi Leong says:

    But it’s okay, I doubt you plebian passerbys would understand much of this thing called, Chinese-fan-seduction.

    I just need to meet better coniaks.

  37. Gigi Leong says:

    Better a little hairy; you know how they used to run an article in the Life! section wrt how ang-mohs were better because… they had more hair?

    So say… Is “Gigi” bimbotic-sounding enough?

    I’m a submissive gal…

  38. Passerby of Tweddles says:

    *COUGHS MAJOR, WITH BLOOD*

    I have a suggestion: Maybe you should improve your England a bit?

    I don’t know if you’re Taiwanese lah, buddenhor… wanna compete as Gigi must have good Engrish.

    And then want to compete with less-tasty-than-chicken-breast (so you can enter Chinese Pop market) must also have better Engrish.

    And since I give my comment here hor, I already help pass red-tape.

    Can I have my $1,000 please?

  39. Passerby of Tweddles says:

    Buddenalsohor, please dont go down on me hor… nothing to watch coz damn flat sia.

  40. Passerby of Tweddles says:

    (ie. wanna run also no support to hold on to.)

  41. to squirrel & zombie and gang says:

    Keep it up Squirrel & Zombie

    Keep it up, I say. I noticed you only seem to like to disrupt them here in the Singapore Daily.

    You are not even man enough to go over to the either Just Stuff or the Intelligent Singaporean, because you know very well, he will whip you like a dog. LOL, it is easy to snipe at others when they are not around.

    Guess what I have just told the chronicler what you have done. They will be coming very soon with a big surprise.

    Jan

  42. Passerby of Tweddles says:

    Ah? Disrupt?

    The intention wasn’t even to disrupt.

  43. Passerby of Tweddles says:

    As far as I’m concerned, I don’t think I ever knew you, just what I was told of you.

    And as well, you never knew me.

  44. Passerby of Tweddles says:

    And so, there wasn’t anything to begin with.

    Just a mother’s song.

    A fiction.

    Lacking any frame of reference thence, all words and songs imaginariums, as it became.

    But just as, a reality you preferred to ignore.

  45. Passerby of Tweddles says:

    If you can understand that, you’ll understand why it is not disruption.

    It’s a bit like drinking late at night and dancing a lone dance; it’s not meant to mean anything.

  46. Passerby of Tweddles says:

    Plus, I don’t think it is “man enough” to do and think the “man enough” assertion.

    I apologise if you’re so offended.

    But I’ve got no interest in such “manly contests”; there’re much better things to do and learn to do.

  47. Passerby of Tweddles says:

    It’d have helped a lot, if someone told me exactly what went wrong.

    Besides of course, the usual explosions that occurred when the personal worlds collapsed.

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