Stuff you must read today (Wed, 6 Jan 2010)

  • My letter to the Censorship Review Committee 2009
  • “Precisely because we have been mollycoddled for so long, the catching up has to be faster-paced. In short: be bold.” – Yawning Bread rocks.

  • Singaporeans, Foreigners, Babies and the Property Market
  • ‘Many Singaporeans will be caught out. They can’t afford to buy, they can’t afford to rent. They will park themselves with their parents or in-laws, and defer marriage and/or childbirth.

    A few years later, PM Lee will stare at his charts and numbers, and lament once again about how come Singaporeans are getting married later and later, and why are the birth rates falling lower and lower again.

    Then in his great wisdom, he will conclude, “Oh we need to import more foreigners.”‘

  • 3 Cuties, 1 Beer Uncle, 1 Pedo and a Dead Guy
  • “Then I imagined. I imagined if Sunshine’s boyfriend or ex-boyfriend was at the drowning. To all of a sudden notice the absence of your loved one and then suspect he is drowning, to frantically look around but not finding, to know that he is drowning yet you cannot find him, to be helpless and not know what to do, to wish that you could be his substitute, suffer in his place but you cannot–that must be one of the greatest pain of all. And then to be someone’s lover and yet not to be acknowledged a proper status in his family.”

  • "She deserved it!" (Girl Molested Pt 1)
  • Singaporean men are such dicks!

  • Tongue twisters
  • “Most fascinating is a feature that would make any journalist tremble. Tuyuca requires verb-endings on statements to show how the speaker knows something…. English can provide such information, but for Tuyuca that is an obligatory ending on the verb. Evidential languages force speakers to think hard about how they learned what they say they know.” – I guess The Temasek Review would come crashing down like a house of cards if they were forced to write in Tuyuca.

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Laremy Lee

A versatile educator, writer and editor, Laremy Lee (李庭辉) has the uncanny knack of being one of the few among his generation in Singapore who crafts compelling stories in different genres.

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