Dam the barrage

For a slow Monday morning:

Some computer program says Mr Miyagi writes this blog like a pop-novelist. Nabeh, I high-brow ok?

The folks at SquareBrain.net have given several blogs a whirl on the machine, and have given them some sort of ranking. I dunno how those rankings work. A bit like how NUS is the 18th ranked uni in the wurl.

You will find this totally unrelated, but it’s funny how there are so many things one doesn’t notice about Singapore until one’s friend comes back from overseas, and asks, ‘what on earth is a marina barrage?’, and one tells them, ‘erm, is like a dam, to catch water, pump seawater out, make it freshwater, and people can play watersports’.

That was my best paraphrase of all the CNA reports about the barrage.

Then she asked more pressing questions, like, ‘Do you remember them ever mentioning anything about a barrage? How come all of a sudden got barrage? How come no discussion, no debate, nothing?’

My best analysis about why it was like that was, ‘Cos it’s not like it’s a casino or the gays cause aids issue, so it doesn’t concern us socially, so no need to ask who got awarded the tender to design and build the thing lah, who runs the thing lah, y’know?’

Then my friend took out her camera to show me really nice pictures of the places she’s visited on her long stint abroad.


More scintillating manner of writing, can?

Surf stop: Air

iTunes’ party shuffle is playing a copy of: You Ain’t Livin’ Till You’re Lovin’ (with Tammi Terrell) – Marvin Gaye – The Very Best of Marvin Gaye, of which I have the original CD and therefore didn’t steal music.
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29 thoughts on “Dam the barrage”

  1. Mr Miyagi:
    [joke]
    I wish to notify you that I am reporting you to the Competition Commission of Singapore, on the basis that there are reasonable grounds for suspecting that a prohibition under s 47(2)(b) and (c) of the Competition Act 2004 has been infringed.

    47(2)(b) – Abuse of dominant position in a market by limiting production, markets or technical development to the prejudice of consumers;

    i.e. maintaining a monopoly over chiobus in Singapore by exploiting your connections with other chiobus, thereby limiting the opportunities of other men to get to know the chiobus.

    47(2)(b) – Abuse of dominant position in a market by applying dissimilar conditions to equivalent transactions with other trading parties, thereby placing them at a competitive disadvantage;

    i.e. appearing as a all-round nice guy to other blokes, but appearing as a super suave, lady-killer type man to chiobus, thereby placing other guys at a competitive disadvantage.

    You should contact a legal advisor as soon as possible so that you have access to legal advice on your next course of action.
    [/joke]

  2. Mr Miyagi:
    [joke]
    I wish to notify you that I am reporting you to the Competition Commission of Singapore, on the basis that there are reasonable grounds for suspecting that a prohibition under s 47(2)(b) and (c) of the Competition Act 2004 has been infringed.

    47(2)(b) – Abuse of dominant position in a market by limiting production, markets or technical development to the prejudice of consumers;

    i.e. maintaining a monopoly over chiobus in Singapore by exploiting your connections with other chiobus, thereby limiting the opportunities of other men to get to know the chiobus.

    47(2)(b) – Abuse of dominant position in a market by applying dissimilar conditions to equivalent transactions with other trading parties, thereby placing them at a competitive disadvantage;

    i.e. appearing as a all-round nice guy to other blokes, but appearing as a super suave, lady-killer type man to chiobus, thereby placing other guys at a competitive disadvantage.

    You should contact a legal advisor as soon as possible so that you have access to legal advice on your next course of action.
    [/joke]

  3. Dammit shianux, you are way outside your area of jurisdiction! Stay right where you are, you quitting koala-hugger, or else the Mighty Magician will come by and hamtam you. He is a lawyer too ok? ;-P

  4. Dammit shianux, you are way outside your area of jurisdiction! Stay right where you are, you quitting koala-hugger, or else the Mighty Magician will come by and hamtam you. He is a lawyer too ok? ;-P

  5. lol.

    I’m just abit miffed, how come for a guy who others suggest look gay (look only!), Miyagi seems to know a significantly large number of hot chicks as compared to the average Singaporean guy.

    How he do it man, must have some sort of secret power…

  6. lol.

    I’m just abit miffed, how come for a guy who others suggest look gay (look only!), Miyagi seems to know a significantly large number of hot chicks as compared to the average Singaporean guy.

    How he do it man, must have some sort of secret power…

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