One Up on the World

The 2016 Rio Olympics has come and gone. I have always been a Summer Olympics fan. I love the motto: Higher, Stronger, Faster. Not all of us can live up to the motto but anyone who happens to dislike such a simple but meaningful motto has a problem! I always feel grateful at work. We…

Taxi driver, Slow traffic, Happiest man…

I don’t drive in Singapore. Driving is not my favorite past time. I view it as a chore and have little pleasure in sitting behind the wheel. I always go home by bus. When rushing for time, I routinely take the MRT (subway). The subway system in Singapore is extensive and it runs more and…

David Bowie has passed on

I grew up in the 1980s in Hong Kong when Cantopop (Cantonese pop songs) was the ‘in’ thing. Many Cantopop songs simply used popular song from the west and gave it a new life with Cantonese lyrics. This was a fast and economical way of acquiring a local following. David Bowie was an exceptional entertainer.…