inequality, Politics

Can Singapore afford to pay ministers and top civil servants millions?

Yes! Yes! And absolutely Yes! $$$$$$$$$$$$ From a financial point of view, we can easily afford it. Their multi-million dollar salaries are a drop in the bucket compared to the huge economy of Singapore. We could even afford to pay them millions more. It's not going to break the bank. But herein lies the problem.… Continue reading Can Singapore afford to pay ministers and top civil servants millions?

love, Poetry, Politics

Moving parts

We make plans. Enter into .......... contracts, marriages, mortgages. Look up weather forecasts .......... for the week, the month, the year when our city will be six feet under water. We make telescopes .......... to see stars already dead, We read horoscopes .......... to see futures all ready made. We have children .......... to see… Continue reading Moving parts

memory, Poetry

present perfect

Let the past be because it can never be. Your mistakes have spoken hoarse my mistakes have replied. Turning back the clock breaks the mechanism inside. Background: I was sitting on a boat, travelling to Pulau Ubin, a small island north of the mainland of Singapore where my students were having a camp in the… Continue reading present perfect

Childhood, family, love, Poetry

In descending order

A telomere Life is a region of repetitive nucleotide sequences is a repetitive sequence at each end of a chromosome, at each end, which protects the end of the chromosome which protects some from deterioration or from fusion from deterioration with neighbouring chromosomes. when it's time to go, "I before you, except after she." I'll… Continue reading In descending order

Poetry, Politics

“And this is how they will earn the right to lead” – a guide

Arrest political opponents detain them without trial. Shut newspapers which disagree, accuse them of foreign guile. Build a 'responsible press' of ex-ISD boys and gals, Put a fat general in charge and it will all go swell. Come election time, Remake Our Singapore. Bring the hills of Braddell Heights to Marine Parade's sunny shore. Give… Continue reading “And this is how they will earn the right to lead” – a guide

Education, Poetry

Hippocracy

Every school is a good school but some are (Independent). Every school is a good school but some are for descendants. Every school is a good school but some have balls and formals. Every school is a good school but some are not (Normal). Every school is a good school but some are (Higher Chinese).… Continue reading Hippocracy