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Funny Thought: Christmas Time

Every year, right about this time, I get annoyed that Christmas happens in late December, right when the weather sucks.  Constantine could have chosen any day of the year to be Christmas Day, but instead of choosing a nice spring or summer day like a good emperor would, he chose December 25th.  Very...

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Funny Thought: Stop Sign

A joke my 9-year-old Angel made up:   There was a man who came to a ‘Stop’ sign.  He stopped for an hour and caused a lot of traffic.  A police officer came by and asked the man, “Why aren’t you moving?”.  The man replied, “I’m waiting for the sign to say...

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Meng’s Orthodox Paradoxes (unfortunately, these are all true about me)

I strive hard to be lazy. I’m selfishly compassionate. I desire to not want. Sometimes, I’m not myself. Often, I’m not here, where I am. I actively engage in non-activity. I feel spiritual about my earthly desires. I sometimes fail at failing. I make careless mistakes carefully. I think about non-thinking. Sometimes, my mind is full of nothing. My own arrogance humbles me. I’ve become a famous unknown. I sometimes pity the more fortunate. I’m so rich I’m working for...

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Special Column: I will always be ‘Made in Singapore’

I was invited to write this special column in the Straits Times for National Day in Singapore. I HAVE been living in California for the past 10 years. Years of living away from Singapore has given me a much deeper appreciation of my own heritage. Like every good Singaporean boy, I was Made in Singapore (just check the label on my back, I often quipped). I grew up watching SBC and, like every kid in my class, knew what the letters stood for in Hokkien (something about a lack of fragrance in the air). I went to school and...

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