Archive for August, 2015

you learn something new every day

Two brave animals which both served in wars – a horse and a dog!


five ways to kill a man

Five Ways to Kill a Man
Edwin Brock

There are many cumbersome ways to kill a man.
You can make him carry a plank of wood
to the top of a hill and nail him to it.
To do this properly you require a crowd of people
wearing sandals, a cock that crows, a cloak
to dissect, a sponge, some vinegar and one
man to hammer the nails home.

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going to the polls

Still can’t believe our little island will be voting on 11 September! I was hoping that the General Election would be held next year. For now we’ll all have to endure the requisite name calling, mud slinging and shade throwing among the parties and populace till then, extinguishing the last vestiges of goodwill generated by the recent SG50 birthday bash.

you learn something new every day

Was on one of my usual jaunts through Wikipedia, this time delving into medieval European royalty, when I clicked to this odd-looking word – baldachin!

you learn something new every day

Was googling for something when I stumbled upon this French-looking word – vernissage!

yellow highlighters

Yesterday night, I was observing my brother studying feverishly at his desk, and suddenly noticed that there were no fewer than ten yellow highlighters – from various brands – scattered around him……

to the next 50 years

And now…… looking forward to SG75 and of course, SG100!

the real sg50

Happy 50th birthday Singapore, our sunny island set in the sea!

(Now that the big shebang’s over, I wonder if SG50 fever will finally subside……)

you learn something new every day

So election fever in Singapore is hotting up. Read this article recently and learnt about the concept of ‘doorstep interviews‘!

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