"Malaysia Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad and the Sultan of Johor are seen in a blue Proton Saga... "When asked whether there is any tension with the sultan, Dr Mahathir said: “No, I don’t see anything because I went to see him and he drove me to the airport. I don’t want to comment on the sultans because if I say anything that is not good then it’s not nice because he is the sultan”"

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Thursday, December 25, 2008

"What's another word for Thesaurus?" - Steven Wright


From my report from interviewing poor households in Singapore:

Finally, there seemed to be a correlation between poverty and doorbells not working; families with lower household income and less well-furnished flats were very likely to have non-functional doorbells. Although the poorer households had the resources to install them they were unable to maintain them. Alternately, poor people do not want to be disturbed or harassed by the ringing of their doorbells, they may get few visitors (and the visitors they get may be unwelcome, like loan sharks or people collecting bills) or they work longer hours and have less energy to worry about their doorbells.

Unfortunately no one liked my insight about doorbells :(

Singaporeans may get the best healthcare they can afford, but not everyone can afford it

This wasn't well-received either
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