@metacole spotted this little gem in a Strait Times report on ex-Miss Singapore World Ris Low, entitled "I will not give up crown". Apparently someone had named the accompanying photo of her "sg-stupid.jpg".
A Chicago police department training video for traffic policing with bicycle safety in mind. Examples of very good laws in Chicago (we don't have all of these laws):
1. It is illegal for cars to turn right (in our case, it would be left) in front of a bicyclist. Motorists must look out for and yield to cyclists before making the turn (YOU HEAR THAT, SBS and TIBS buses?).
2. Cars must yield to bicycles when making a left turn (or in our case, a right turn).
3. Overtaking motorists must leave 3 feet of space (about 1 metre) between their vehicle and a bicycle (YOU HEAR THAT, SBS and TIBS buses?).
4. Motorists must exercise due care when opening their doors.
5. It is illegal for a car to park or stop in a bicycle lane.
6. Bicyclists must yield to pedestrians like motorists do, on roads.
7. At night, bicyclists must have a light in front, and a rear reflector or light.
8. Bicyclists must not ride against the flow of traffic on the road.
9. Bicyclists can use the same lane as cars to make turns.
Be patient, give way. My life, and any road user's life, is worth 5 seconds of your time. Thanks!
Thanks to Philips, we had a little tour of the AT&T Williams garage and VIP guest room. We saw both Nico Rosberg and Kazuki Nakajima's cars in the garage and the engines being prepped. I would have loved to show you photos of the top secret garage but if I took any, those would be the last photos I'd be uploading.
I thought you guys might like a look at what the world's first Formula One night circuit looks like from high up and lit up. Ryan and I were shooting from the top of Maybank and I took this photo with my GRII.
I read with excitement that three consortiums will be bidding to build Singapore's first motorsports hub in a 41-hectare site in Changi. This motorsports hub will be able to host any race except Formula One.
How can we claim the name of motorsports hub if the hub cannot host what is probably the biggest motor racing event in the world?
Already, other countries are catching up on Singapore's bid to be a race hub. For instance, Ukraine.
The wife and I had a lovely time dining in a Singapore Flyer capsule last night. It was the first time in the Flyer for her too.
The dinner, served by a personal butler (one to a capsule of three tables), was served over two rotations of the Flyer, totalling about an hour. We had our starter and appetiser in the first rotation and main course in the second rotation.
It was quite funny to see the staff moving briskly with our main course when the capsule reached the start of the lowest point. They had to come in with our food quickly because the Flyer khad to keep moving, of course.
We also made sure we went to the loo before we entered the capsule because you can't make your pit stop during the course of the dinner.
The view was spectacular and the food was quite good (though the main course could have been warmer).
We finished with dessert in the VIP lounge area after we left the capsule, tucking in while seated in a comfy sofa in front of a big screen tv. We had a good time chatting and laughing at the wooden Singtel Grid Girls show on tv.
Malaysian Tourism Minister Ng Yen Yen claims that some dishes have been hijacked by other countries and wants to claim them back. Dishes like laksa, nasi lemak, bak kut teh, and even hainanese chicken rice. So we Singaporeans have been eating pirated dishes ah?
In fact, the Hainanese in China had better watch out. Stop stealing Malaysian dishes, you crooks! Don't you know that all good food originated in MalaysiaTrulyAsia? That's what the slogan means! Only Malaysia is Truly Asia. Everyone else... FAKE!
Coming soon... The Real Nasi Lemak®, The Real Hainanese Chicken Rice®, The Real Bak Kut Teh®: All rights reserved, Malaysia Tourism Ministry.
Following the success of the book Men In White, I suggest that more spin-off books be published.
Like Rich Men In White Dad, Poor Men in White Dad. This is the story of two fathers, one who is hardworking and poor, and another who is entrepreneurial and rich. The book will teach you the hidden secrets of the rich and their epic struggle to build a nation via flipping real estate and selling board games and self-help seminars.
Next in line is Harry Potter and the Men In White. In this book, Harry meets a wizard also named Harry who also has a lightning scar on his face. In an epic struggle, Harry Potter dies after pitting his magic against the latter Harry's massive brain and rapier wit in a political debate. (cont'd)
I made my first trip to a polyclinic in a long time. The last time I was at one, it was this rundown clinic at the corner of Upper Aljunied Road and Macpherson Road. I remember going there as a child, and the most vivid memory I had was this mother who was encouraging her young daughter to take a dump in the drain just outside the clinic waiting area.
I am pleased to announce that polyclinics are no longer a dump. The Hougang branch I went to was a newly renovated building, with its own coffee joint and shops.
I checked online to see if there would be a crowd there. You can now see the queue at any Polyclinic via live web video to see if there really is a crowd, then after you look at the queues, you go to the one nearest to your home anyway. (cont'd)