Month: September 2008

haato ice creams are safe

Uploaded with plasq‘s Skitch! We have it on good authority that haato ice-creams are safe from tainted milk. The AVA went and did a check on them and found that their ice creams are completely free of melamine, because their milk comes from Australia, where they are quite stringent about people putting things used in the manufacture of plastics into their milk. Not only that, the owners of haato have taken the trouble of going through their inventory of other stuff, like the cookies and other confections they use in their offerings, to make sure that they are also free from Chinese Melamine Milk. Again, I urge everyone to check their food labels, and when in doubt, don’t eat the stuff. Then go out and buy some haato and soothe yourselves. MIYAGI’S SAFE LIST: haato ice-creams Tweet

The Singapore formula for ethnic harmony

Uploaded with plasq‘s Skitch! It is diabolically simple – just don’t talk about it. When you don’t raise race issues, they won’t surface, and everyone is none the wiser, and Confucius did say something to the effect of doing away with knowledge and grief consequentially not being known. It makes me really upset to hear about the Police disallowing a Speakers’ Corner application to speak about the CAAS not having Tamil language signboards at Changi Airport (they have English, Chinese, Malay and Japanese ones). I thought there was some liberalisation or something, and that the National Parks were in charge now, but apparently, it now seems if the Parks receive applications with keywords like “race”, “language” and “religion”, they refer them to the police to be disallowed. When pressed, the CAAS, who, bless their hearts, are doing a fine job of running airports, but who need PR people desperately, apparently responded like this: The CAAS replied last week that directional signboards were previously only in English. From April 2005, they were also in Chinese, Malay …