What Now After Facebook?

I thought the revelation of Facebook’s privacy breach last month was bad, but that was it and we’d all move on, which for some people could mean to still just continue using Facebook. However, it…

Disincentivising Cash

After our Prime Minister spoke about e-payments at the National Day Rally last year, there has been a flurry of e-payment initiatives spawning everywhere. We all understand the benefits of e-payments, but I’m not so…

Spring Cleaning Of The Bloggish Kind

It’s the Lunar New Year tomorrow, and I suppose this blog, metaphorically, could do with some spring cleaning. I had really wanted to do a visual overhaul, but unfortunately, I only found time to do…

Why Are MP Letters So Big Deal?

A brave judge has described an MP’s appeal letter as “somewhat troubling” and “regrettably misleading”. *clap* *clap* *clap* I’ve often wondered, what’s the deal with these MP letters anyway, why do people ask MPs to…

The Moon Event Last Night

Yesterday’s moon event drew lots of interest. In case you’ve been living under a rock, last night saw for the first time in 152 years the occurrence of a blue moon, a supermoon, and a…

A Cooler Singapore

It’s been raining lots in Singapore. In fact, it’s been raining so much the last many years that many of us joke about the passing of numerous 50-year-periods so quickly. Last night’s temperature fell to…

SMRT Explanation Begs More Questions

Yesterday, two trains collided at Joo Koon station. 29 people were hurt. Some preliminary findings have been quickly offered. I’m not sure if their explanations have been at all satisfactory. In fact, I find the…

SCDF Rescues SMRT

Our MRT is plagued with all sorts of problems. With every disruption, it sounds as if the operators pick from a random pool of “reasons” to explain. Occasionally, new “reasons” are offered. Yesterday was one…

On The Hogging of Cafe Spaces

Dear YiXi Qian, I don’t patronise Starbucks as often as I’d like. It’s not so much about their coffee that I want to go there for. I don’t particularly like their cakes either, except perhaps…