Category Archives: News and politics

Haircuts


We bought a hair shaver a few months ago. With two boys in NS, I figure it is more economical to spend on the shaver than a fortnightly trim at the barber ($12 each time or less). Somehow, Ivan still … Continue reading

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Don’t be a Troll


Thanks to Straits Times which reproduced this article from NYT, I learn about trolling. (http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/30/opinion/30zhuo.html) Trolling is defined as the act of posting inflammatory, derogatory or provocative messages in public forums, often by someone hiding behind a veil of  anonymity. According … Continue reading

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Women in the news


In this week’s issue of Times, there was a write up on how Afghan women have progressed since the US invasion and the removal of Taliban. The Afghan government is now negotiating for a truce with the Taliban which might see them … Continue reading

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Facebook


It’s not news that Facebook has been in the news lately, even appearing on the cover of Times last week, and snag a column in the June issue of Good Housekeeping.   Sometime in the next few weeks, FB will … Continue reading

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Being called a tortoise


I read in MyPaper yesterday that a group of Chinese construction workers have protested to their company on a safety poster. The poster showed a line of tortoise with their shell replaced by a yellow hard hat. One man was quoted … Continue reading

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Playing God with Mugabe


There was an interestiing article titled " Playing God with Mugabe" in yesterday’s ST, written by Tomothy Garton Ash, a senior fellow at Standford University.   Incase you do not know him, Robert Mugabe is the President of Zimbabwe (Formally … Continue reading

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Doting parents in Japan drive varsities to despair


It was reported in the Straits Times on 21 June 2008 that "Doting Parents in Japan drive varsities to despair". Official says level of pampering is creating generation who can think for themselves. Overprotective parents are not only found in Japan. … Continue reading

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