October 18, 2006
While Mr Goh sees a graceless, discourteous and even “piggy” society, I see meritocracy in action. His letter only indicates that Mr Goh lacks initiative, drive and determination. All of which are important qualities if you wish to advance in a meritocratic society.
Do we really want people like Mr Goh among us? His laidback and indifferent attitude in trying to achieve his goals smacks of rebelliousness, mixed with a hint of dissension, against the Singapore Way.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "I'm not sure whether he's defending the Singaporeans pigs or the article was really a subtle jab at meritocracy. But he does raise an interesting point. Did meritocracy give rise to the self-absorbed, me-first and socially ungracious Singaporean?"
September 05, 2006
I'm sitting in the lounge area of the Clinical Trial Unit of Alfred Hospital as I am typing this entry."What's a strapping young lad in the prime of his life doing in a hospital?" you ask. Maybe he's met with an unfortunate accident and needs to have his limbs amputated? Perhaps he ended up in an ultimately compromising position involving a lebanese cucumber and a giant tube of KY? Or maybe, he caught a particularly nasty strain of chlamydia from a ravishing seductress he met in a night club after one hundred too many beers? The answer is simple... I'm here to make some cash baybee!
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "Singaporean studying in Melbourne signs up to be test subject for clinical trials. Scary, I say."
August 19, 2005
With the above in mind, when one buys a CD, one is buying the right to listen to the CD as and when one wishes. The purchase of a CD does not mean one has bought the rights of reproduction from the copyright owner which is why in the newspaper article today, it is stated that you can't rip songs out and place them into your MP3 player. The rights that in in question here is the exclusive rights of reproduction that has been conferred on the copyright owner.
cos they are so fucked up , they need the attention of public displeasure