December 01, 2005
When news of someone's passing is conveyed, you find yourself searching for memories of that person, and look for any accompanying anecdotes that might somehow help encapsulate that person's life. You try to frame a life.
Some of us here didn't know La Idler that well outside of her blog and her contributions to Tomorrow.sg.
...Continue reading Farewell, Idler
June 07, 2005
thestar online reported
SINGAPORE (AP) - A star-studded concert to raise money for disadvantaged children will be held in Singapore on Oct. 1 and broadcast around the world, organisers said.
The "Listen Live'' concert will feature 60 international film stars, music stars and dignitaries, and will be held in Singapore's largest outdoor arena, the National Stadium.
It will be broadcast live to 500 million people in 80 countries, according to the London-based Listen Charity.
June 03, 2005
Roxanne describes the plight of a foreign worker from China:
He has to pay off his debt to his recruitment agency and the loan for the air fare to Singapore, which means he's left with very little money each month. He's so broke that he can't even afford to buy hawker centre food. You know the $2 mixed vegetable rice? Naaadah. Not even that. He buys himself a large bag of rice and eats just that everyday.
May 21, 2005
Anonymous letters are the saddest.
Maybe, I should really get marry soon and move as far away from you as possible. Maybe you will be happier not seeing me everyday.
From a deeply hurt Daughter
April 21, 2005
Karen writes about Bertrand Lee, the Singaporean director who lost a leg during filming:
Met my sister over the weekend and she told me about her friend, Bertrand. I only remember him as one of the many people who used to hang out at my house. But although I have never spoken to him, news of him losing a leg, being on so much painkillers that he's become incoherent and suffering one complication after another, shook me.