Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Coming May Day should be interesting

Read all about SDP's May Day activity here

Kishore Mahbubani gets grilled on HARDtalk

Kishore Mahbubani was Singapore's ambassador to the UN and is currently the Dean of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy.

A few days ago, i watched an interview he had with the BBC's Hardtalk.

When Hardtalk's Stephen Sackur grilled him about Singapore and democracy, Mahbubani got all flustered, upset, didn't directly address the issues about Singapore's politics but instead chose to deflect.

Watch the rest of the interview here, here.

money come, money go

Singaporeans would have gotten their growth dividend for the month of Apr 08. For those who don't know it yet, go check your bank account or mailboxes today. Its there i'm tellin' ya! :-)

But the happiness is short-lived. Not only for me but i believe also for ALOT of Singaporeans coz with all the damn price increases pushing up the cost of living here, what little we get goes to paying the bills and buying groceries, etc.

Everything go up but pay still the same is a constant refrain i hear everywhere i go and practically everyday. When i go to buy my regular "dose" of red bull at the 7-11 store in my neighbourhood, the cashier tells me that. The lady who sells coffee at one of the neighbourhood coffeeshops tells me the same thing with a defeated look. These are only two examples but its representative of the constant refrain.

Our million-dollar ministers must've "heard" all these voices coz one of them "addressed" this issue by saying Raising wages to address the issue of rising costs may be an enticing option but that is not the right solution and Singaporeans should look at the bigger picture. Easy for him to say that. Try telling it, say, to the lady who sells coffee at my place and she'll probably "accidentally spill" coffee all over his standard white pants & shirt.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008


Its been 3 years since i last blogged. 3 years is a bloody long time as far as the web is concerned!

I'm just taking small steps to get back into blogging. Put me on your feedreader or something so you can be apprised of any updates. Hell its not that i'm somebody famous or anything! I don't even know how this blog is going to turn out.

Here we go. ;-)