The good old times in Singapore are over... We don't need that dirty money anymore.
What happened to the Lush Life column? I absolutely love your magazine and looked forward to seeing what was going on around town. - Karen, via email
I noticed your Lush Life feature was missing from last couple issues. I hope you haven't dropped it from your regular rotation because Time Out has recently started to really suck. IS too. You'd think that, since you're in the same target audience, they'd try to come up with something a little better to read than yours, but me thinks they fail. - Colleen Meyers East Coast
Well ladies, the guy who was writing it had liver trouble you see. Apparently the human body isn't so hip to that much alcohol. So we sent him off to a special lab in London, where they have bio-manipulating his system where it will require alcohol just to function... then the column will be back!
Abolish Racism & Stereotyping
I just read your Asian Diaspora issue, and while pointing out major problems for us Asian Americans, you don't answer with any solutions, just a basic comparison. Well, the differences are vast, more than just chop sticks and stereotypes. For example, Asian philosophy is much more individualistic than Western philosophy, which is founded on religion as a system of social conformity to create the perpetual state. Asian philosophy is founded on struggle for perfection of personal individuality; there's no concept of original sin, no dialectic thinking, no social contracts. In Asian philosophy, you would never give up the individual to the state; that's sissy philosophy. Western philosophy says we're all losers and sinners and victims. In Chinese philosophy, we're all soldiers; if we're not fighting for personal integrity, then we deserve to be victims, we deserve to die. Too bad you didn't go more indepth. - Hansi, via email
Mr Hansi, with few exceptions, no article we've run was harder to research and got more reaction... I'm only printing your email as it was the only negative one (is it? I think so...). Basically, we only had a few pages for the subject, and there is a lot of background and issue to cover with it. We, in no way, intended to dismiss or diminish the societal problems of Asian Americans, we merely set out to give South East Asians a perspective on what Asian Americans have faced and how they are today. And to that goal, I think we excelled.
Lovin' Think Magazine!
I really enjoyed your article on different vodkas which I caught on your website from a couple issues back. As a marketing professional, I've been fascinated with this particular facet of the spirit industry. Vodka's an interesting area because, as your author points out, it can be made anywhere and with pretty much anything fermentable. Most of the vodka we consume all comes from the same source. Companies just add a thing or two to it, slap a label on the bottle, and start figuring out a way to get celebrities to drink it. It's a slightly less than remarkable business model, if you come from the old school of marketing, where we rely on good ideas and execute them, rather than relying on some drunk celeb. Gotta do what you gotta do, I guess. - Daniel Ho
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?