Monthly Archives: June 2012

Justice Has Eluded Tiffany Wong

Newspaper headlines today

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” – Martin Luther King Jr. A central part of the mythology of the criminal justice system is that everyone is treated equally, regardless of his or her race or class. The concept that no one is above the law is a noble one. Like many good ideas, reality usually lags far behind ...

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Reunion Of Bintangkian “Lau Peng Yu”

My late dad's shop in Bintangor

It has been said that the best antiques to collect are old friends. The trap of busyness causes us to move with such mindless speed that we’re like the proverbial chicken running around with his head cut off. And as we get caught up in our busyness, we often slowly lose contact with old friends. Time endears but cannot fade ...

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She May Have Died But ‘She’ Lives On

These photos have touched millions around the world.

This is so sad and yet so uplifting at the same time. The photos of a father and mother kissing their dying little girl goodbye has touched millions around the world. Just in case you are wondering why all the medic people in the photo are bowing, the reason is because  two small children  are able to live thanks to ...

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“The Devotion of Suspect X” By Keigo Higashino

The cover of "The Devotion Of Suspect X" by Keigo Higashino

While in Singapore over the Gawai holidays, I dropped in to Kinokuniya at Ngee Ann City, spending an hour or so browsing inside the huge bookstore. I did not find any books that really piqued my interest and was about to leave the store when I chanced upon “The Devotion of Suspect X” by Keigo Higashino (translated by Alexander O. ...

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