Men in Blue – No. More like Mice in Blue

WP announces its new office bearers who pose for a photo on the stairway. I call it the stairway to Communism. Photo credit. Channel News Asia June 07 2016 We have certainly been treated to a lot of drama over the WP leadership elections recently. […] via WP’s Stairway to Communism — The Ricebowl Singapore (TRS)

A year of hits and misses

I started this blog about a year back when I left full time employment. Initially I thought of writing about family, friends and health. I explained in my first post why I chose this theme – basically those are life’s treasures. ” When we count our many blessings, It isn’t hard to see That life’s…

Politics and friendship don’t mix

I have been a critic of the ruling party in Singapore; have been told by some well meaning friends that I need to be careful. Frankly, at my age, turning 60 next year, there is really nothing for me to fear.  Politics is about our lives and choices we make.  All of us have different…

Open your mind; travel

I returned from a short trip to Tokyo a few days back.  This was a real eye-opener – my first trip to Japan. They say first impressions last; they do. My first encounter was of course with the JAL crew in Singapore Changi Airport.  It was a refreshing change from the numerous flights I have…

A Singaporean on Bukit Broga Hill

There is always  a first time; last Sunday I went for a climb on Broga Hill.  This is situated on the Negri Sembilan – Selangor border.  The original plan was to watch  the sunrise from the peak – at an altitude of  abt 400 m.  As usual, things don’t go according to plan; we reached…

Hot ! Hot ! Singapore

We have  been witnesses to unprecedented events the past few days.   A family quarrel has all of Singapore enthralled.  Enough has been said; there is no need for me to repeat the details here. What I wish to highlight is the speed with events can unfold in this digital age ?  Many of these…

Polling day – 11 Sep 2015

Originally posted on LIFE begins @ 58!:
Polling closes at 8 pm today. My wife and I will go probably around 6-30 in the evening. We have had our own analysis of the likely results. We are in Nee Soon GRC. But as you guessed, we are more keen to know how the close ‘contests’ has voted.…

Hans-Hermann Hoppe: Why Democracy Fails

On this week’s episode, we feature a past talk given by Hans-Hermann Hoppe highlighting some of the key points he makes in his book Democracy: The God That Failed. Source: Hans-Hermann Hoppe: Why Democracy Fails

Six months after Sep 11, 2015

It has been six months since the last GE.  The people have decided that we only need the MIW and MIB as elected MPs in Parliament.  Recently, the G announced changes to the political system and possibly even the way Singaporeans get the new President next year. It has not exactly been a quiet 6…