This shot of my boy reminds me of a quote from the movie Perth: "We Lees take care of our kind, ok?"
Good thing we have cable, can watch other things when the local channels go into full-Gahmen mode.
In fact, I am pleased to announce we have a new Digital set-top box to replace our faulty analogue one. Goes quite nicely with the Panasonic TX-29P800M 29-incher we just got to replace our hardworking 8-year-old Philips Matchline. The Panasonic has 100Hz refresh and 1080i resolution (Xbox Soul Caliber looks totally cool at 1080i!), and it is "Made in Malaysia", as the helpful salesman told me, and "not Indonesia and Thailand" (he whispers conspiratorially). And no, uncle no budget buy those expensive plasmas because uncle donch wan to buy a TV on installments ($somelowfigure a week for 48 months! In case the math escapes you, that's 4x52 weeks and not 4x48 weeks ok?).
For some reason, the Digital cable set-top box solved a flickering signal problem we had with the previous analogue connection. The info bar and menus are quite nice too.
On the night we got the digital box, we had access to more than 100 channels (Starhub's way of tempting you with the other offerings). And you know what? We couldn't find anything nice to watch. Ah well.
Oh ya, back to the rally speech. Er, liked the Baby Bonus can use for post-secondary education bit, liked the focus on ITE and Polys, and liked the bits on helping the poor break out of the poverty cycle via education opportunities and housing grants.
I will have more opinions once I finish reading the reports in the papers (I missed bits of the speech because I had to do important things like drive my family home from my in-laws). I am sure there will be many pages of newsprint dedicated to this speech in the days to come.
I mean, as Merv pointed out, our news services are very efficient, because 1 hour after the speech, "CNA has already concluded that Singaporeans are inspired by Mr Lee's vision".