History of cat blogging

Quite apt that I found this graphic (via Friskodude), seeing as I’ve been talking a lot about Jake the Cat, and been pointed to a couple of cat blogs in response:

History of cat blogging

While I started out on Blogger, and am a Flickr Pro account holder, I haven’t really (like Friskodude) gotten into YouTube, or the latest blogging accessory – Twitter. Sure I got an account and all that (had to – everyone else had one), but I struggle to find something to write and text the whole world about, unlike some people I know, who are able to report to their audience while sitting on the crapper – 1.47pm: Used four squares of toilet paper today. Not bad for single ply use. Must do better next time for the sake of tackling global climate change

Technorati Tags: , ,

Hooray Petite Anglaise!

PetiteanglaiseI’m a little late in finding discovering that Catherine Sanderson / Petite Anglaise won her unfair dismissal case last month against her former employer who sacked her for blogging at work. But yay Petite Anglaise, and your wonderful, wonderful blog. And let’s hope that your former employers aren’t dumb enough to want to appeal.

Technorati Tags: , ,

Human spirit abundant guest writer

Human spirit abundant guest writerI was desperate to know what the Zaobao Now section of Zaobao was saying because there was a mention of ‘Mr Miyagi’, so I ran the paragraph over with my computer’s nifty translator widget, and this is what it said:

Human spirit abundant guest writer Mr.Miyagi had even said perhaps, Lin Zhen thinks is the Singapore oldest abundant guest writer

Human spirit abundant guest writerThis Hua Yu really is damned cool.

I’d have been kept more amused about this if not for my crook stomach lately that’s been making me more of a human wind abundant guest writer.

iTunes is playing an illegal copy of Spirit Voices from the album “Anthology, Disk 2” by Paul Simon of which I have the original CD.

Technorati Tags: , ,

Representing Singapore

Representing SingaporeA big thank you to Drs Edna Lim and Philip Holden for having Agagooga and myself at 10am in the morning, guest lecturing at NUS as part of the English Language & Literature Department’s ‘Representing Singapore‘ module. It was fun. (Thanks are in order to Agagooga and his fabulous Powerpoint skills too, or else I’d have been stuck for an hour trying to figure out how to set the slides up.)

Representing SingaporeIf you’ve come here after attending that lecture, forget everything you’ve just been told about the blog being a constructed facsimile of one’s identity, and just read everything here at face value, ok? Can?

iTunes is playing an illegal copy of Hay Que Entrarle a Palos a Ése (You’ve Got to Teach Him a Lesson) from the album “Buenos Hermanos” by Ibrahim Ferrer of which I have the original CD.

Technorati Tags: ,

Bless the squire and his relations

Elvis is aliveOnce, when I was in junior college, the discipline master reprimanded a schoolmate for having his shirt tucked out while school was still in session. He said to the errant boy, “How dare you walk around with your shirt tucked out like that? What do you think this is? Your grandfather’s school?”

My schoolmate thought for a bit, then decided to say it. He said, “As a matter of fact, yes, it is”, as he pointed to the plaque at the college’s foyer, which informed all and sundry that the college was built thanks in no small part to the very generous donations of his grandfather, one of the pioneers of Singapore’s banking industry.

Of course, that schoolmate was punished to a few days’ worth of detention, but if I remember correctly, he also said, “damn, that was worth it – how often do you get to say that?”

So insensitive, this boy, for keeping the discipline master in his proper station.

But apart from the occasional derisive, “eh, your friend government school one ah?”, we got along fine at this institution, where we schooled with the likes of the Tans, the Shaws, the Tangs, the Wees and the Liens. (Other families went to a less fun college).

P.S. photo has nothing to do with this post, so don’t read anything into it. I couldn’t.

iTunes is playing an illegal copy of The Ground Beneath Her Feet from the album “The Million Dollar Hotel” by U2 & Daniel Lanois of which I have the original CD.

Technorati Tags: , ,