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Maladjusted

I've been on a diet recently - as in the recent 15 years of my life. That means I've been hungry since the start of the Clinton administration; since New Kids On The Block first broke up; since Forrest Gump. Hell, I've been craving char kway teow since grunge....
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Global Citizen

SECRETARY of State Hillary Clinton's visit to Africa was widely reported as an attempt by the United States to revive its influence in the continent. But the former First Lady may have arrived too late to compete against the influence of a Chinese sage who...
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She Said

Of local politics and love, love, love
by Otelli Edwards otelliedwards@mediacorp.com.sg
¢ point of view: national day rally To be honest, when I was in my 20s, I never sat through an entire National Day Rally. I have dipped in and out of it, channel surfed and, yes, stifled a couple of yawns. Don't pretend you haven't done the same. But turning 30 last year did a number on me. I was always aware but now, I wanted to be involved. I wanted to...
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He Said

We built this city
by brichmond@mediacorp.com.sg Brian Richmond
I do declare, loud and proud, that I am a Singaporean born and bred (from 1947) and extremely proud of our Government's achievements over the years taking us from Third World to First World status in such a short space of time. As usual, I will be looking...
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Global Citizen

Another column about Professor Thio Li-Ann and gay sex runs the risk of either being ignored or attracting a law suit. Much has been written since her parliamentary speech on the issue, and resurfaced when she declined to teach at New York University (NYU) in the aftermath of student objections. Opposing and strident camps stand on different sides of this...
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Postscript

This column's debut topic was supposed to be decided by the flip of a coin. Should I tickle the fancies of geeks everywhere by squealing with delight about the ongoing Singapore Toy, Games and Comic Convention? Or maybe, as a curtain raiser to the National Day...
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Red Dot

THE marathons that Hanniel Choong (picture) runs - with thousands of other people - have finishing points. But there is none in the marathon that he runs by himself. ''It is a lifelong thing. You don't presume that you are doing okay,'' says the 48-year old of...
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Global Citizen

THE Rio Tinto incident has forced China to review and strengthen its laws on protecting the country's sensitive economic information and data that it considers vital to its national interests. Four employees of the Australian mining giant were detained in China recently on charges of economic espionage. China-born Australian executive Stern Hu was arrested,...
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Red Dot

HE WROTE on his blog that he soon realised the National Day Parade (NDP) was ''a huge complex operation that needed to be effectively and efficiently run'', and that he understood the reasons, all of which he believed in and respected. But the chairman of this...
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Maladjusted

I HAD some free time on Monday - seeing as my last remaining friends either selfishly got married or became the proud new parents of babies with tails and fleas - and I decided to do some charity work. So I gave a girl a boob job. True story. And after I had...
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