April 20, 2008
82 -years-old J.B. Jeyaretnam filed an application this morning to register his new political party, The Reform Party. The old warhorse is back in action again!
Mr Jeyaretnam has been barred from contesting general elections here since 2001, when he was made a bankrupt for failing to pay damages from defamation suits.
He cleared up his debts on May 10, last year and was discharged as a bankrupt, thus freeing him to contest in the next polls due in 2011.
By then, he will be 85-years-old.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "JBJ is back in action again! "
April 18, 2007
Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day is an annual celebration at Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shops internationally. Free scopes are given out, all day long, from 12pm to 7pm. What’s more, it not only one outlet, but nearly all the outlets in Singapore are participating! (Except those at Jurong BirdPark, Night Safari, Sentosa, Singapore zoo) The first ever Free Cone Day was held in 1979, a year after Ben & Jerry opened their shop in Vermont, USA. It is a day to appreciate customers, thanking them for their support!
Recommended by alvinism: "Did you get your free ice cream yesterday?"
March 28, 2007
Are they trying to imply that because the Ribena is not made in New Zealand it will have more Vitamin C?...If the two kids who discovered the Ribena ‘non-truth’ were Singaporeans living in Singapore. Would they have been threatened, sued and made to apologise, or sent to the mental institutions for tests.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "The author's views echo what I think too. Good thinking with links to different sources."
November 06, 2006
Ah Bengs and Ah Lians are going to rule the club scene again!!!... I can imagine the typical Gu Huo Zai scenario happening every weekend. The "You stare what stare?" scenario will be relived once again. Ah Bengs will start thinking they are:
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "Hilarious outlook on the "Bengs & Lians" in Singapore"
December 02, 2005
I also read their police minister Noh Amar come out and say those foreigner who not happy and who say Malaysia police tekan people, they can **** off and go home.
Like this how to Malaysia Truly Asia? If the foreigner really go home, then who is the Malaysia police going to tekan and take bribe from? Then they will have to survive with their peanut gahmen police salary only! Cannot!
(Malaysia peanut is not the same as Singapore peanut. Is really peanut.)
Recommended by rationalneurotic: "his first foray into Malaysian ground, but almost bordering on the line of offensive to some."
October 04, 2005
September 15, 2005
decoding galvin said:
Have you ever had those mysterious missed calls? Unfamiliar number that keeps calling your phone sometime right in the middle of the night? Well, I used to have such calls back then when I was using my 016 number. I tell you, those missed calls are irritating! Sometimes I don’t whether to call back or not. And when I do call back, the person on the other side of the phone will claim that he never call at all. Well, atleast that person sounded sincere to me…so I couldn’t be totally pissed with him/her. So what can I do..ignore it?
Recommended by galvintan: "This is simply hilarious how some choa ah beng swears! Click on the audio image to listen. But do becareful, this audio is not safe for work."
June 25, 2005
It is known that the chinese hokkien community in Malaysia are segregated into northen and southern hokkien. Being a Klang hokkien lang, I’ve always got into trouble trying to speak to my Penang hokkien friends.
Here’s a list of normal everyday conversation and let the showdown begin…
June 18, 2005
C Lau has a guide to spotting bengs and lians on Friendster
First and most ostensibly, a L or B can be spotted by their friendster name. L&B tend to place apostrophes (or ' - ') before and after their names, firstly as an embellishment, and more importantly, to ensure that in the alphabetically listed log of friends, their names come out in front. Some even place multiple apostrophes, though it doesn't make much more difference.
June 05, 2005
dullneon discovered that the Sri Lankans also have Singlish:
Sinhala (or Sinhalese) is the language spoken in Sri Lanka by the Sinhalese... Sinhala has a massive myriad of ‘alphabets’ (more precisely, characters and symbols). It seems someone wrote a text editing software that would recognize and convert ‘romanized’ English Sinhalese into actual Sinhalese characters.
This piece of software is called Singlish.
May 19, 2005
An issue as complex as the defamation suit, Singapore Ah Beng also want to kay poh (busybody) and comment..... its about an Open Letter to Mr. Philip Yeo
Let Ah Beng tell you, Ah Beng think that this image not only brought bad press and ill-feeling from the internet community, it also bring bad press and ill-feeling from Ah Beng's friends, namely Ah Beng Ah Seng and Ah Huay Ah Lian. It also cannot help attract foreign Ah Beng Ah Seng and Ah Huay Ah Lian to Singapore and Ah Beng will not be able to expand my Ah Beng Ah Seng or Ah Huay Ah Lian circle you know? Like that how?