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Things you don’t want to hear during surgery

“Better save that. We’ll need it for the autopsy.”“Accept this sacrifice, O Great Lord of Darkness”“Bo! Bo! Come back with that! Bad Dog!”“Wait a minute, if this is his spleen, then what’s that?”“Hand me that … uh … that uh….. thingie”“Oh no! I just lost my Rolex.”“Oops! Hey, has anyone ever survived 500ml of this… Read More »

Disgruntled? Complain!

Saw this little snippet in the 12 Sep edition of Sky Post. I think it applies to Singaporeans as well. “香港人没有太多机会面对大型灾难,小事不满便立即投诉。相反日本人面对灾难时的安然和自律很值得大家学习。”~ 香港前天文台台长林超英为《日本.再出发–在日港人311地震后感》撰写书序 Related stuff:No, you listen to me first!How to protest effectively

I think; therefore, I am a waffle

The following are winners in a New York Magazine contest in which contestants were asked to take a well-known expression in a foreign language, change a single letter, and provide a definition for the new expression. HARLEZ-VOUS FRANCAIS? – Can you drive a French motorcycle? EX POST FUCTO – Lost in the mail IDIOS AMIGOS… Read More »

Buy property? Think again!

Ringo Lam, founder of Wisers Information Ltd, puts it succinctly: 一直租樓的林永君,認為不用供樓,壓力已經小得多。他說﹕「很多朋友工作幾年,儲錢買樓結婚,不久生仔。最初供樓跟着生仔,再供退休計劃,一世人供供吓就供到退休。」對此他一點不認同。 林永君解釋﹕「很簡單,一買樓已壓住筆首期,例如值300萬的樓,一開始付100萬,再加上每個月供的錢,比租金多出5至6千元。現時任何一個基金都可以提供每年5至7%的回報,以20年計,原本的100萬,與每個月多付的數千元,若用來供一個基金,每條數20年後都各自可以有100萬的利息回報。」他指若物業20年後升少過200至300萬,已是一盤虧本的數。 And that’s why I’ve resisted the pressure to own a property, especially now that I’m in Hong Kong. Technorati Tags: 林永君 供樓 Ringo Lam

Confucius says…

He who wants pretty nurse, must be patient.He who runs behind bus get exhausted.He who leaps off cliff jumps to conclusion.He who goes to sleep with stiff problem wakes up with solution in hand.He who walks through airport door sideways is going to Bangkok.She who sits on jockey’s lap gets hot tip.She who sits on… Read More »

Know which side your bread is buttered

A description of Harvard University by Chris Langan (from Malcolm Gladwell’s Outliers) that pretty much sums up the situation at SPH and the rest of the government machinery in Singapore: “The people running it are not necessarily searching for truth and knowledge. They want to be big shots, and when you accept a paycheck from… Read More »