The language is coarse, and the content is politically incorrect and very unsuitable for the young (which is why I took so long to decide whether to post this), but this Ah Beng blogger and his eloquent rant on the NKF incident, obviously struck a chord with Singaporeans. Judging from the comments left in his post, more than 300 in two days, most people felt he said what they wanted to say themselves.
I have been reading his blog with a mix of secret glee and guilt myself, since his Finicky Feline days. One or two people even claim to have seen him in person. Others believe he is not a real person, but the figment of an active imagination. Some say he is really Cowboy Caleb (who vigorously denies it). Some even believe that Lawrence, his computer-savvy friend who helped to set up the blog, and Rockson, are one and the same person, ala Fight Club. Conspiracy theories abound.
But love him or hate him, the guy is funny, crude, insightful and astoundingly clueless, all at the same time.
And his formerly obscure blog has gained overnight national fame (or infamy, depending on how you see it). He even appeared in today's Straits Times, who did not print his URL, but just referred to it by its name, Talk Rock, alongside Tomorrow.sg.
I have been keeping an eye on his counter, and his blog has seen more than 60,000 page views in two days, which means he averaged 30,000 page views a day! That is more traffic than my own blog has ever seen in one day.
As testament to his strong language, I had trouble finding a paragraph I could use as an excerpt that did not have a vulgarity in it. This one below was the best I could find.
So, Singapore, please meet Rockson. Rockson, meet Singapore.
I do not hate charity organisation, I think people must help other poor and sick people. But f**k lah, you mean when on the tv the people who earn $1000 a month donate and the number on the NKF tv show jump $100,000 to $200,000 to $300,000..... when reach $600,000 of donation, is only cover this CEO salary?
No wonder Zoe Tay have to do so many ch**b** stunt!!!