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When A Talk Before Sleep Gets Recorded on the next Day

With the rising popularity of writing about anything on any web surface like my wife and I do, I have often asked my self:

"Am I really blogging if I only blog when I want to? (instead of more regularly like some bloggers in blogging universe do)"

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Indonesian Music Concerts and Tobacco Go Together Like a Horse and Carriage

I am a passive observer of Indonesian music industry and a great admirer of live music performances. However, I find it very hard to understand why large music concerts (jazz or rock or indie-pop or dangdut) in Indonesia are mostly sponsored by tobacco companies.

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Do Most Singapore Drivers Stop at STOP Signs?

My answer:

No, most Singapore drivers do not stop at STOP signs. And they don't care. In fact, failing to stop at STOP sign is highly dangerous (and could be deadly) especially to crossing pedestrians.

Surprisingly, I rarely see anyone follow the STOP sign rule in Singapore. If you do see drivers making a full stop at the sign, please give them two thumbs up. But if they don't, please yell at them (some friendly gestures which I have done many times on the driveway outside the JTC Summit building).

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Terlanjur Kondang

We brought back a few packs of krupuk (fish crackers) from Indonesia. Later I realized that the brand of the particular fish cracker was quite funny. Take a look here.

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Trigger Happy People in Elevators

If you ask me how many elevators I have ever been in with how many different people since nearly four years ago (when I arrived in Singapore), I must say that I would like to divert the question into something more interesting than that.

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Mass Masturbation by Indonesian moviemakers

What do you see in some of the most recent Indonesian movies? I see a mass masturbation of visual elements, to compensate for a lack of storytelling abilities. Or some may say Indonesian movies have too much icing without much chewable cake in it.

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Another Great Taste of Mocca (2006)

Do you remember when I wrote A Great Taste of Mocca back in February 2005 (almost a year ago) ? Yes, I am sure you remember if you have been following our blog here. My words will never be able to explain to you the beauty of their music. But let me give it a shot with these few words:

" Charming, Engaging, Sweet and Mystifying....".

I just happened to love their music so much that I feel the importance of posting some photos from their gig at Esplanade outdoor stage on Friday 27 January 2006. The only difference is that they did not have the brass section like they did last year. However, they managed the situation really well and gave extra "umph" into the music. Mocca has been quite busy lately going on a tour from one Asian city to another (from Pattaya to Okinawa to Kuala Lumpur and Singapore).

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Application Not Successful: No Reason Given

About a week ago I filled out the online application for NTUC Income Carsharing Scheme so that my family and I could enjoy the benefit of driving around Singapore during weekends and holidays for a relatively low cost. Their nearest car pick up is just 500m away from my residence so the idea seems perfect since I don't mind brisk walking at all. After patiently waiting for more than a week, I finally received a letter from the Membership Services Department thanking me for my interest and informing that my membership application was not successful.

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Different Treatment for Domestic Workers

Dibawah ini adalah surat listrik yang saya kirimkan ke KBRI Singapura:

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