The good old times in Singapore are over... We don't need that dirty money anymore.
I'M FROM THE IVORY COAST AND HAVE LOTS OF MONEY. I HAVE LIKE 22 MILLION AND I NEED TO TRANSFER IT TO AN ACCOUNT IN SINGAPORE. SO PLEASE GIVE ME YOUR BANK ACCOUNT NUMBER AND I'LL TRANSFER THE MONEY TO YOU AND I'LL GIVE YOU 50 THOUSAND. OKAY? - SINCERELY, IKAA LPSOOD
Dear Ikaa, this is the WORST attempt at the bank transfer scam we have ever read. Come on, you didn't even say how you've escaped a horribly oppressive slave trade or how you got the money from a prince or anything. What is the world coming to if scam artists aren't even putting in the effort? You get a D minus. But thank you for being such a huge on-line supporter of Think. Mad props to our people on the Ivory Coast!
You ran a dining review of Cafe Society in a recent issue and I'm writing to inform you that the place has closed, sadly. I went by, nothing. Called, number's been disconnected. I really liked that place, too. However, I was pleased to read that the space at Carnegie's is opened again. It's called Fluid Kitchen or something, I went there for dinner the other day and it was packed. - Marcell Sovi
What the restaurant Gods taketh away, they giveth back, covered in delicious barbecue sauce.
I would like to thank and congratulate you on Think's new (somewhat) look and content. I anticipate reading this magazine each month and I especially enjoy the columnist you have working for you. And, you can't go wrong with 'Tales of a Hungry Bunny'. Think accompanies me and my boyfriend each weekend and it's in the car for reference. It's about time! - Sharon
It's a great idea to keep a copy of Think in your car, but may we suggest keeping it specifically in your glove compartment. That way, the next time you get pulled over, and the cop asks to see your registration, you can pull out Think as you're looking for your paperwork. The chances are that as soon as the officer sees Think Magazine, he'll let you go with a warning.
No Time to Go Wobbly
(Via email regarding an Iraq article on think.cz) I am writing in reply to a letter in Think #11. Mr Ellis, beside parroting the Bush line that we have to hold tight, the fact is, we will one day have to leave. If he cannot say that we're going to stay there for the next 50 years ala Korea and Europe, then he does need to be more specific... because, drum roll please, we're a "civil society" with power in the hands of the people. Bush cannot lie (and lie he did, the memos - plural - are there) about why we went to war, and then just say, we're there for as long as it takes. His credibility is tarnished, and civil society WILL rectify his staining of the country's honour with remedies. A consensus is the purist form of democracy, and thankfully, one that Diebold cannot hijack. As for your closing comments "This is a war of civil society versus the agents of anarchy." I must take umbrage... what's going on in Iraq is not anarchy... Anarchy being the free association of individuals without statist compulsion. Anarchy is no more violent than statist structures. What is going on there is the easily predictable consequences that the majority of the planet's population foresaw. Staying there only prolongs the day of final reckoning. - Alan (last name withheld by request)
Ummm... thanks Alan. I would tell you that the fruits of the Iraq fiasco are coming back to bite the Bush camp in the ass, but those guys in black from the US Embassy tell me I shouldn't say that. Sorry!
Thank you for publishing such a wonderful magazine. I am sorry I only discovered Think four issues ago. Since then, I avidly rush to Spinelli's to pick up my copy. What I enjoy the most is the style of the story writing, sarcasm, humour and great topics of choice, overall a good balance of news, local events, entertainment and resource guide. Stories which I particularly enjoyed are, Etiquette & Sh*t, hilarious! And Copy, Right?, [Volume 2, Issue 12]...I've always wondered how the record companies screw the artists. Your "Party of the Month" celebrating Singapore's under-appreciated club scene, makes me appreciate life here more and more. Keep up the good work. - Lee in River Valley
So your two favourite stories were both written by Darren Ho. That's interesting, Darren Ho's mother. Thanks for reading. I like it how you subtly threw in "Party of the Month" to make us think that you're not actually the mother of our new Events Editor. Nice work, but you can relax, everyone at Think likes Darren and has stopped beating the lunch money out of him, for the most part.
The word 'creativity' has so many diverse meanings & interpretations.
Are educators here psychologically prepared to be vessels of thinking skills to the future pillars of Singapore?
Think takes a look at what it takes to get the thinkin' juices flowing.
A common question asked in our offices is,
Where, at three-twenty in the morning an you stuff my face and thus perhaps avert a hangover?
And can a meal be had for under ten dollars?