Month: April 2007

Go Aussie!

“—Religion—” by kinginexile No, really. Enough already! Go! Congratulations on your fourth Cricket World Cup, and your third in a row, even though the grand final ended in a farce, and the real action was where the Lankans watched from home. Technorati Tags: australia, cricket world cup, singapore, Sport, Sri Lanka Tweet

Separate pots

Today’s Special: Melting Pot I’m thinking that if we must remain cosmopolitan, then we’d better do away with the damn Hua Yu Cool campaigns, or at least, match that with Bahasa Bagus and Tamil Terrific campaigns. Else we’re quite damned to becoming a mostly Chinese chauvinistic society with no respect for our cosmopolitan heritage. I say ‘cosmopolitan heritage’ because there was a time when the entire country seemed to speak better English than the Good that they are trying to get the populace to speak, when no one batted as much of an eyelid when a troubled English boy sought refuge in a local Malay family to grow up and become the doyen of local radio announcers; when there wasn’t so much of a cultural cringe when the brands and dialects of Chinese spoken on mediums such as Rediffusion could be and were relied on by many; when we weren’t asked to Pinyinize our Chinese names for ourselves as well as for places; and when local Chinese television didn’t start to try to sound like …

24 hours of Flickr

If you’re a Flickr user, you probably already know about this. How about we all participate – and see what 24 hours on 5th May in Singapore looks like? Excerpt from Flickr: …To celebrate this global community, we invite you to join us in 24 Hours of Flickr, a day-long global photo project. On May 5 2007, grab your camera and whatever else you need, and chronicle your day in pictures. Join the 24 Hours of Flickr group to get ready for the big day. After the big day, post your best photo to the group. We’d love to see the group photos on a map as well, so make sure you add your photos to the map using the Organizr. Remember! We want the photos here to illustrate one day in the life of the Flickr community — May 5, 2007 — so, you can only submit a photo taken on May 5. (You’ll have until May 21 to add your photo.)… If you’re not a Flickr user, get an account. It’s the best …