Does Neil Humphreys know Singapore better than Singaporeans?

Who is Neil Humphreys? He’s a self-declared ‘white trash’ bloke from England who decided to come to Singapore for 3 months in 1996, but ended up staying here till now (except for a period Down Under which made him miss Singapore even more). Neil Humphreys at his ‘Rich Kill Poor Kill‘ book launch at Kinokuniya While…

Should we teach our kids about racial issues?

When you live in Asia, we are already born deep inside racial issues, even in Japan where their population is relatively homogeneous. It’s a really painful issue to talk about because it’s not something you can exit from, like teenage awkwardness, poverty or being fat. Even talking about it can be more taboo than talking…

Should We Stop Condoming Singapore’s Economic Growth?

The MOM Labour Market Report has completely eclipsed Zika (for now) as the “oh shit” topic on Singaporeans’ minds. Basically, don’t be surprised if you lose your job, and if it takes more than half a year to find a new one. By the way, there were more foreign jobs (11k) created and Singaporean jobs…

Who Are My Favourite Authors?

Reading has typically been a private activity to me. Sharing a book with anyone is like sharing my morning habits, because the next person who reads a book I recommend knows what went into my soul when I read the book. But good things should be shared, and I’m sick of writing serious things tonight,…