take a public bus or stand on a train, queue with no fuss, or walk in the rain? wear hand-me-downs, or eat left-over lunch, go for dead-end interview rounds, or drink F&N punch? wait at A&E wondering if you could pay, count days, bills, money till your next payday? swim at East Coast beach because… Continue reading When did you last
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?
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
"How long is the intermission?"
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
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
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
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
A tight squeeze, A close fit, A warm body, Hip to hip. Her shower wet Hair across my face, I began to regret My morning haste. In a warm cabin Our bodies intertwined, I didn't need to ask She could read my mind. Pressed against the door, We edged closer to release. At long last… Continue reading sex in small places
A bird placed in a cage grows accustomed: a narrow stage. Gradually, by degrees learns to love, learns to please the hand that feeds the seeds of its own undoing. Choosing to care for its needs instead of the soul it's losing. Defeat is in the eyes of everyone born to roam. We no longer… Continue reading No place to play