Month: July 2008

Would you like fries with that?

Hopefully I’m wrong, but I get the feeling that the current regime to encourage the use of less harmful fuels either isn’t working, or doesn’t exist at all. Just look at the number of CNG refueling stations on the island. The NEA’s job seems to be to just “hope to create the critical mass of CNG vehicles needed for the CNG refueling infrastructure to be put in place early.” There is also this thing called the GVR (Green Vehicle Rebate) which adds to the complexity that is the rocket science of vehicle purchasing. According to my understanding, if not for the good people at the car dealers’ who’ll do the math for you, you’d have to whip out your calculator when you want to buy a car that is worth, say $10,000 and has an engine capacity of 1.6L: So you pay: $10,000 for the car plus COE of say $15,000 depending on the mysterious “open” bidding system, subtotal so far: $25,000 plus ARF (Additional Registration Fee) (110% x 10,000) = $11,100 subtotal so far: …

Oh please I hope we don’t have to call Cassino Koh

So, Loyal Reader Lincoln tells me about this “mobile porn shop” going around Singapore, and I have to ask, “is it legal?“ He tells me he’s not sure, and says, “I’ll show you a picture”, and shows me a photo on his SE P1i, which clearly shows a car that has nothing to do with the porn business. Mobile Pawn Shop! “Is it legal?”, I ask again. And again, he’s not sure, but we both agree that the name “Cassino Koh” should be illegal. Mr Koh might not have that much business if some areas of the economy were as well-paying as academia. Stuff entrepreneurerealrealsheep! The money’s in books! Last we heard, Dr. Evil was giving up his nefarious schemes to embark on research at NTU for one meeellion dollarrssss, bwahahahahaha. Tweet

Gladiatorial drama

I don’t know what everyone else did on Saturday between 6 and 8pm, but we watched what was arguably the best rugby match since 2000. I’m usually loathe to blog about sport and sporting events, but, my word, this match… the drama… the collisions… the tries… and I don’t care if I’m writing like some illiterate soccer fan that writes like that. …And before I go over my limit of ellipses for the year, I’ll just sign off and leave you with the highlights package from the match: Tweet