September 13, 2006
The KTM just read this commentary on a subject he cares about, but he has no idea what Andy Ho is driving at. ...
First, why is the General Household Survey so lame that it doesn't tell us anything about what's going on? Or at least allow us to answer the simple question about whether things are getting better or worse? Can someone go and figure out who to do this right in future years so that we can have household surveys that actually allow us to make some sense of what's really going and answer some simple questions?
Second, the KTM cannot follow Andy's logic. He says that even though the poor are apparently getting poorer, it doesn't tell us anything 'cos the poor 5 years ago may not be the same as the poor 5 years later (i.e., today). It matters meh? Poor means poor loh.
Recommended by at82: "I also dun understand what social mobility got to do with the fact that the bottom 30% have negative income growth. Even if bottom 30% in 2000 is different from the those in 2005, it is still a fact that the bottom of the society is earning lesser than before, what..."
August 19, 2006
Question 1: What is the difference between Twix bars in US and UK?
Twix bars sold in the US are far too sweet. A mouthful of sugar with every bite, or as my Math teacher used to say when reading our answer scrips, "Stops your heart first thing in the morning". The cookie and the caramel are also not cohesive - the taste does not meld together with the chocolate into one delightful crescendo in your mouth. It's as though all the separate ingredients are calling out "Look at me! Look at me!", and your tongue gets all confused.
Question 2: Why is Twix not popular in Singapore?
Recommended by The Screwy Skeptic: "I never knew that candy bars had different recipes in different countries. Food for thought. [Also, Smoot's writing is just really entertaining.]"