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State of the nation

Almost every other blog post this month has been about the baby, so Naomi and I have endeavoured to keep abreast (breastfeeding pun not intended) of current news and happenings here:

1) It is heartening to note that home grown brand Cedele is spelling things as they pronounce them:

Crips!

2) Just as heartening that the “Home Team” is very confident that none of these vehicles pose any security threat to the SGX building as they stop right on the No Stopping multiple zigzag lines on the lane behind it. (Makes sense – no need to sabotage a weak stock exchange):

No stopping behind SGX, or mebbe can...

3) There are monks earning $20K a month!

4) That some nominated MPs aren’t seeking another term.

And I have Naomi to thank for telling me that the Straits Times article talking about this was accurate in calling Eunice Olsen a musician. I was about to make a monkey of myself making lewd remarks about the instruments Miss Olsen might play. Apparently she plays the keyboards and is in a band.

Quite a cool band it looks like too, although I really do have a bone to pick with biographies that go, “Shahn first picked up a guitar when he was 16”, because the next logical line should be, “before that, he was only strong enough to pick up smaller objects”.

I wasn’t AWARE but I am now

Sneaky little b*@F*$s, hor? Take advantage of a lax constitution to hijack an organisation that was previously quietly plugging away for women’s rights in Singapore.

The scary thing is how the rest of us normal people haven’t until now realised the sheer number of rabid, fear mongering conservative religious zealots among our middle classes.

They’ve got their clammy hands on the nation’s pulse, but they haven’t strangled the life out of it. Yet.

So. If you’re a woman of any linguistic background, any belief, any sexuality, and are free on 2nd May between 2 and 5pm, make sure they don’t. Go:

First Choice Auditorium
3 Lorong 6 Toa Payoh
#01-01 HSR Building
Singapore 319378

Other things to note:

1/ Only FEMALE members who are Singaporean & PRs above 18 years old are allowed to vote. However, men who are associate members are welcome to come and observe the proceedings.

2/ Sign up at www.aware.org.sg

3/ For those who signed up online and did not receive their membership card, please print out your confirmation email and receipt and bring it along for the EOGM.

4/ Join the Facebook group for more updates.