Snippets from the day’s ST Forum (no, can’t be bothered to comment and yes, taken out of context – go read the ST forum for the context):
I would prefer a few good opposition MPs than many who are merely interested in the glamour of being in the opposition in Parliament. – Madam Ho Lei Gi
Such Parliaments (first world parliaments) are making many First World countries bankrupt. Most First World countries are heavily in debt, if not yet bankrupt. They also suffer from high unemployment and high taxes. -Tan Keng Soon
Because I’ve not been single for a long time, I think I’m somewhat fascinated by it, especially the whole going out to meet guys sort of thing. So if you are one of the 5 people who read my blog regularly, I think I might actually write quite a bit about this!
Anyway, I was looking through the Lovebyte’s personals – I suppose I wanted to see what all these other fish in the sea were like – and discovered that one importance criteria I have is an ability to write in decent English. It seems that nothing turns me off more than a badly written profile, or worse, one that is done in textspeak. If you write like that, I can’t imagine how you speak.
I’m clearly a language snob.
And what’s with all these men showing how much they are like their astrological profiles?
I’ve tended to avoid writing about religion because of how sensitive it can be in Singapore and the fact that I know a number of people who occasionally read my blog are religious.
Still, the idea that the Westboro Baptist Church has decided to go picket at Comic-con (why am I not there?) was vaguely amusing. It became even more amusing when I saw the response of the Comic-con attendees this morning. It’s things like this that makes me quite fond of fan culture.
Here’s a pic I snagged off Comic Alliance. Click on the link above to see the rest of the hilarity.
On a similar note, I want to go to Comic-con! It looks fun and this year, Merlin is there as well! One more reason to not be a teacher …
I have to say, with everything they have done, including real time twitter responses, the Old Spice ad campaign is the most memorable and fun one I have seen in a while (maybe ever). I love the fact that it is more than just one or two ad clips and that there is actual interaction with their audience.
Heck, I’m even tempted to go out and buy Old Spice just so they can make more commercials!
To be honest, I have not really been following the whole CHC saga very closely. I have kept an eye on the things unfolding mainly for my own amusement but otherwise, I have not been chasing down blogs or reading much more than the Straits Times. Still, today’s quote in the ST made me react.
Ms Justina Choon, 43, said she was surprised to hear the news, but did not think it was an issue.
‘It’s just a lack of citation. He just has to add the citations in future,’ added the secretary who attended the service at the Expo.
The next time I need to submit an assignment and plagiarise something, this is the defence I will use. It’s brilliant.
So I did a quick google to see what this whole plagiarism thing was about and it seems that in some publication, the pastor more or less copied articles wholesale from elsewhere. And it seems that the publishers claimed an oversight. Clearly not much editing went into the book – probably because it was mostly copied I guess. Also, I’m not sure why I cannot find an apology from the pastor for this. Surely, he should be gracious enough to offer people an apology for his “oversight”.
Then again, what do I know about Christianity or religion?