Month: May 2011

Goh Chok Tong Analogy Contest

OK, I haven’t come up with something to give away as a prize, but Goh Chok Tong’s latest analogy was too good to just let go after saying “whaaaaaaaaaaaaaat?” For starters, and for your reading pleasure, I give you the Senior Minister’s latest: “The Platoon Leader & The Hopeless Recruit” (via Yvonne Chia): Dear Yvonne Chia, Think of this analogy. I was given a recruit who was assessed to have the potential to be a good soldier. The platoon had to capture a hill. The recruit came under a hail of bullets. As platoon leader, I had to protect him, even at the risk of my own life. Am I being stubborn or deaf? Or did I not do the honourable thing expected of a platoon leader? That the recruit could have been better prepared for the mission or be an older, more experienced recruit is a separate point. I am aware of the widespread unhappiness at sending this recruit to the platoon. But I would say, now that the recruit has survived the ordeal …

I finally feel Singaporean

I queued up to vote this afternoon, and it was, for the first time in a long, long time, a queue that comprised only Singaporeans. I haven’t been this proud to be Singaporean since we sent four swimmers to the Los Angeles Olympiad in 1984. Oh wait, that was when I was proud to be from ACS. Yup, it’s been a while. Tweet