hi mr brown...
i gotta come across your page and it really do seem that u made sacastic remarks upon ex-tcs actor Benedict Goh...Would you mind if you can dun carry on your kind of attitude in doing that???Please reply on why u really want to do such a thing to him?
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HA! HA! WHOS LAUGHING NOW F*** YOU
dear sir, there's no gifted stream in singapore only the gifted education program.
More Fan Mail...
From Sylvia T
Dear Mr Brown
Just stumbled upon your site somehow. Quite interesting. Glad you have the same affinity towards Benedict Goh as I have.
Dear Mr Brown, I love reading all your wonderful articles but I usually do not have a lot of time to sit by my computer surfing the Net. Sometimes, I missed some of your aricles and never got to read them at all. I was wondering whether you have a compilation of ALL your writings, conribution, poems and pictures in a book form. I would really love to get them as I can just leave in my bag and steal some time to read them as and when the time is convenient for me. Please tell me where I can get the book and how much it cost. Thanks a lot Mr Brown and keep up that great job!
...btw, do u have plans to publish a book? i thought your 'Musings' section was good, although some were 'cheem', like the 'evil empire of Singapore'... so what's the joke, huh?
your FAQ page clarified some doubts about u... but u didn't mention anything about kids! the Burning question is : DO U HAVE KIDS, MR BROWN?
pls inform me when u decide to turn full-time writer, ok? then maybe i get 50% discount for buying your book.... cuz' i'm your ARDENT fan. hehe. best wishes , Your ARDENT fan.
...And my second question is, will Mr. Brown fans get to see a hardcopy of your articles? A book by Mr. Brown? I'll sure get a copy for my collection if there is one. But of course, since you've already posted these articles on the website, it is difficult to see many buyers like me.
And lastly, when will Mr. Brown fans hear the patter of little feet of little Mr. Brown? Hee Hee...
I think u've got a great page....why don;t u start getting advertisements....and generate some extra pocket money :)
You must consider putting a search engine on your site because you have too many articles that I need to find.
Fans from Overseas
From Mr Grenier of USA
Greetings Mr. Brown,
Your URL was sent to me here in the States from a good friend in Singapore, who works with our company. I just wanted to drop you a line after going through your site and let you know I thoroughly enjoyed your site! there are some things I didn't understand (being in the middle of the States) culturally, but it was still fascinating surfing through it. My company has offices internationally, and I was sent to London by them back in December. It was the first time I traveled internationally, and was a great taste of culture from somewhere outside of the "American excess". Thank you very much for another touch of the overseas.
From Abigail Salyers of Illinois, USA
I found your web site by accident and thought your stuff was hilarious. I was disappointed, however, by a rather shocking omission from a web site called Browntown. I am a US scientist whose field of research is intestinal bacteria. Naturally, I expected to see something about intestinal bacteria on your web site. Are you aware of how important intestinal bacteria are? There are as many of them in your intestine as cells in your body, and - who knows - they may actually control your mind. After all, the nervous system that serves the intestinal tract (the enteric nervous system) isn't called "the second brain" for nothing!
I have a soul-searching question for you. Are you in touch with your intestinal bacteria? If not, it is not too late to get started. You could read my research papers, and seeing that you have a problem with insomnia this route could have additional benefits! Or you could consult a local scientist.
Or you could try the direct route: why do you think those holy guys sit around staring at their navels?! You could even tackle some of the BIG questions: Did Adam and Eve have intestinal bacteria? Did intestinal bacteria come from outer space? Are Singaporeans so rigidly disciplined because of the structure of the bacterial communities in their intestines? Are people in the US generally dumber than most foreigners because of deficiencies in their intestinal bacteria? You might also want to look closely at the central panel of a painting by Bosch (1400s, a real nut case) called the Garden of Earthly delights, in which is seen a nude man with flowers coming out of his rectum,. [We scientists call the bacterial populations of the human body the microflora. Now you know why.]
I hope this e-mail message has set you straight and reordered your priorities. You might be even funnier if you were more attuned to your intestinal bacteria.
Abigail Salyers Professor of Microbiology (Yeah, US universities have occasional lapses) University of Illinois, Illinois USA
From Chris of Washington DC, USA
Dear Mr. Brown, Love your site and your sense of humor. There is no more fruitful place than Singapore in the world, I am convinced, for producing witty and ironic observations about society. Since I live in Washington, almost in the shadow of the White House, lately a grim spot indeed, I appreciate your work and enjoyed your observations. This has not been a very humorous place lately. **sigh**
By the way, among my favorite Singapore sites are the signs in the IRT (correct? -- I mean the subway) that read, "No Durians Allowed" and have a nice graphic depiction of a durian with a red circle & bar through it. Maybe such a photo should be part of your gallery. (my $0.02)
Chris Anderson, Consultant
Putnam, Hayes & Bartlett
From Constance studying in USA
I stumbled upon your website as I was looking up 'fengshui' on Yahoo and decided to read "Musings" and look through the Gallery. I find them tremendously hilarious! Your website is also a good way for me to 'connect' with home, as I reside in Washington now, and I sure miss home! Hey, keep up the fantastic and witty work! You're an excellent comdian!
From David of Australia
As a Singapore-ophile and regular visitor, I love your web site.
Dr David Young, Senior Lecturer
School of Science, Griffith University, Australia.
The State of Singapore Education
From Chee Kan
Your inspirational posters were... er... highly inspirational so thanks for all the uplifting words (like failure, futility, defeat) to usher me into the exam mood...
Thanks for letting me know talent like u still exist in singapore.
Oh yah did you know that your site is being used as a reference for the IT course in NTU...?
Dear Mr Brown
I'm having problems doing some particular questions on PoF2 past exam papers. Could you please help me to sort out the following questions:
Q3: (vi) What is the probability that the portfolio will give a return greater than 40% per annum?
(vii) What is the abnormal return over the next year if the actual return of the equity market as a whole over this period is 35% and the actual return of the portfolio over this period is 40%?
Q3: (iv) (a) What are the one year and two year spot rates expected to be in two years from now?
(c) What return can you expect if you buy Bond Z now and sell it after 3 years?
Q2:(ii)(c) the probability that the portfolio will give a return greater that 10% p.a.
Lastly, March, 1994
Q1: (e) Assuming that the investor's objective is the minimisation of risk, what proportion of funds should be invested in Share X and what proportion should be invested in Share Y? Support your answer with a diagram.
I would be grateful if you could help me on those questions. I am looking forward to hearing from you soon.
Gary Lam, Principle of Finance 2 student
Tutorial class@ 10.00am -11.00am (Wed)