Tuesday, 10 April 2012

I'm back on AsiaOne! Thanks to VR Man

I don't know how they choose, but I haven't been picked by AsiaOne to be featured on the website for a while.

So I was pleasantly surprised and amused to discover that my VR Man column from The New Paper on Sunday is in AsiaOne's Showbiz section.

What's more amusing is that AsiaOne credits the VR Man photo to TCS.



Is the Television Corporation of Singapore still around?

I get very little feedback at work, so being on AsiaOne is like a virtual pat on the back. It means that somebody read my work and thought it was interesting enough to reproduce it online.

It seems to be happening less often now.

(UPDATE: My next three columns after VR Man have also made it to AsiaOne. Four in a row! Woohoo! When it rains, it pours... then comes the drought again.)

Because I have nothing better to do, I decided to find all my articles that are on AsiaOne and compile the links below.

(If you also have nothing better to do, you can compare the published articles with the uncut versions on this blog and see if you can spot the censorship... I mean, the subtle differences.)

AsiaOne re-used my articles 12 times in 2009, but only twice last year. Not a good sign.

Not that I strive to get on AsiaOne because honestly, I don't know how. It's still a mystery to me. The chosen articles cover a wide range of topics. I can't find a common thread.

Maybe you can figure it out. (List is continually updated.)
February 22 2016, Asian Opinions
Someone may suspect you're a terrorist
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February 14 2016, Asian Opinions
'Thanks for lying to us, Rebecca'
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February 7 2016, Singapore
Poverty simulation: 'Good to experience what it's like to be poor'
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February 1 2016, Singapore
Humour: Getting your duckweed in a row'
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January 25 2016, Showbiz
Humour: Rock star dies, 'uncle' retires
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January 11 2016, Digital
Humour: Netflix and too much chill?
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January 4 2016, Asian Opinions
1 Sengkang Mall versus Eunoia JC
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December 28 2015, Asian Opinions
In defence of Compass Point's new name
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December 21 2015, Singapore
Humour: Is Orchard Road the new Jem
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December 7 2015, Showbiz
Why you can't see Eric Khoo's new movie
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November 30 2015, Showbiz Singapore
Humour: Wrath of the Glamberts
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November 23 2015, Singapore
Why today's column is not about my Paris trip
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October 27 2015, Singapore, Women, Lollipop
Humour: From 'scary old lady' to 'chiobu'?
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October 20 2015, Singapore, Asian Opinions
Humour: MRT breakdowns no enough, so they faked one
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October 13 2015, Singapore, Asian Opinions
Humour: To wipe or not to wipe
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September 29 2015, Singapore
Haze & confused
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September 22 2015, Singapore
'I don't want to hear any more complaints'
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September 15 2015, General Election 2015
If an ex-game show host can become an MP...
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September 8 2015, General Election 2015
If an Uber driver could almost become a candidate
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September 1 2015, General Election 2015
Humour: How my MP can win my vote
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August 25 2015, Showbiz
Humour: I watched Hitman: Agent 47 because it's SG50
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August 18 2015, Asian Opinions
Humour: The first time I heard the name 'Lui Tuck Yew'
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August 4 2015, Asian Opinions
What should I watch?
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July 14 2015, Transport
Worst MRT breakdown? How to tell?
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June 23 2015, Singapore
Humour: How I went AWOL and almost got 18 months' detention
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June 2 2015, Showbiz
S'pore history Filipino-style
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May 26 2015, Asian Opinions
Stunned like vegetable by Mr Tharman
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May 19 2015, Showbiz
Let's think about the 'govsingapore' videos
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April 28 2015, Asian Opinions
Fifty shades of black and white
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April 14 2015, Singapore
Humour: Meet the 'chiobu' of the cyberpioneer generation
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March 23 2015, Singapore
Xiaxue not so 'sia suay' after all?
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March 9 2015, Asian Opinions
Humour: The armpit & the pabulum
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March 3 2015, Singapore
Did I write for The Real S'pore? No (& yes)
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February 24 2015, Showbiz
Glenn Ong v Nic Lee...& VR Man?
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February 17 2015, Singapore
Humour: Skip Chinese New Year? I tried
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February 10 2015, Singapore
Humour: Running by the Bay with Baey
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February 3 2015, Women People
What happened to Joanne Peh?
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January 27 2015, Asian Opinions
Alcohol curbs? Be a teetotaller
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January 20 2015, Showbiz
Why I'm afraid to bump into Glenn Ong
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January 6 2015, Singapore
Humour: Have online pranksters grown up in 2015?
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December 30 2014, Singapore
Humour: Gushcloud versus Goliath - I mean, Xiaxue
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December 23 2014, Showbiz
How I survived The Hobbit marathon
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December 9 2014, Singapore, Lollipop
Humour: How to tell A*Star scholar and R21 actress apart?
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November 25 2014, Singapore
When it's urgent to have the runs
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November 11 2014, Singapore
Sim Lim Square saga: Revenge by pizza
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October 28 2014, Asian Opinions
How not to make small talk with the Queen
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October 14 2014, Women Parenting
What relationship workshop? He was doodling
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October 7 2014, Singapore
Humour: Do we need a Manual of Obedience?
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September 23 2014, Singapore
The iPhone is not a cat
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September 17 2014, Women Relationships
Bye, Boanne. Hello, Joyu
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September 9 2014, Singapore
'Kill pretentious art groups' flier is satire
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September 2 2014, Singapore
Humour: The cat is not a lie
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August 26 2014, Singapore
Humour: Otak-otak man is my wife's fishball stick
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August 19 2014, Singapore
At least she didn't litter
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August 12 2014, Singapore
Humour: What's missing in this year's National Day festivities
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August 5 2014, Asian Opinions
Let’s talk about issues that S’poreans really care about
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July 29 2014, Singapore
Make IPPT like CPF, sir!
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July 22 2014, Singapore
Humour: NLB hurt my feelings
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July 15 2014, Sports
Humour: Mixed signals over World Cup finals
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July 1 2014, Asian Opinions
Humour: Not tickled pink about red card by men in blue
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June 24 2014, Singapore
Humour: The fault in our Jem
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June 3 2014, Showbiz
Humour: From drag queen to Grammar Queen
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May 20 2014, Singapore
Humour: No new NDP song to pick on this year
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May 6 2014, Showbiz
Star Awards without Ann Kok = protest without poo
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April 29 2014, Singapore
Humour: Dear Aware, NSmen are not your enemy
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April 22 2014, Showbiz
I want to be a Baey Yam Keng lookalike too
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April 8 2014, Asian Opinions
'I don't want to kill SIngaporeans - it's only satire'
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April 1 2014, Showbiz
Humour: Jack, you don't want to mess with this frogman
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March 18 2014, Singapore
Humour: Naked man on a train? Call Samuel L. Jackson
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March 11 2014, Asian Opinions
Most expensive city? Don’t be shy, own it!
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March 4 2014, Asian Opinions
Slow trains but 'not service disruption'. Really, SMRT?
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February 25 2014, Edvantage
No air-con in schools but give them Mentos
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February 18 2014, Singapore
Why PM Lee can't 'unfriend' anyone on Facebook
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January 6 2014, Showbiz, My Paper Opinion
Why was Ivan Heng watching TV on New Year's Eve?
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December 31 2013, Asian Opinions
So how unlucky was 2013 for you?
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December 24 2013, Singapore
What makes a hero? A viral video & checked shirt
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November 27 2013, Sports
Making a mountain out of a marathon
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November 26 2013, Showbiz
A Singaporean for Sexiest Man Alive?
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November 19 2013, Singapore
Be a patriot, celebrate World Toilet Day
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November 12 2013, Singapore
Hacked? I'd be more afraid of blowtorch
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October 22 2013, Asian Opinions
5 things I wish I knew before doing NS
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October 15 2013, Singapore
Who could have started the SingTel fire?
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October 8 2013, Singapore
No cable TV? How about a Samurai burger? Fine
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October 1 2013, Edvantage
Tuition dilemma: How to pronounce it?
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September 10 2013, Showbiz
Watch what you eat, Ris Low
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September 3 2013, Singapore
I won't wear pink rubber band for IC photo
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August 27 2013, Showbiz
Is Ken Lim addicted to judging
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August 20 2013, Singapore
Who are you calling narcissistic?
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August 13 2013, Singapore, The Straits Times Communities Entertainment
NDP or holiday: What's your choice?
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August 6 2013, Singapore, Diva
Singapore's own Bieber & Gomez
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July 30 2013, Digital1
Social media: Every day is April Fools' Day
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July 23 2013, Singapore, The Straits Times Communities Entertainment
In defence of the new NDP song
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July 16 2013, SoShiok
Here’s the rendang burger death match
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July 9 2013, SoShiok
Famous? But I've never heard of it
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July 2 2013, Singapore
Black Hello Kitty, Gordon Ramsay & the end of the world
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June 25 2013, Asian Opinions
Do ballerinas wear gas masks?
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June 4 2013, The Straits Times Communities Entertainment
Aaron Aziz has so many followers on Instagram, he may require an MDA license
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May 28 2013, Singapore
3 more things about S'pore that will shock Vin Diesel
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May 14 2013, Diva
Mother's Day – from a father's perspective
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April 24 2013, SoShiok
Taking it to the max
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April 16 2013, The Straits Times Communities Entertainment
So is Joanne Peh really going out with Qi Yuwu?
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April 2 2013, Singapore
When gay doesn't mean happy and being mischievous means...
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March 26 2013, Diva
What is a parent to do with all that sex?
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March 19 2013, Showbiz, Diva, The Straits Times Communities Entertainment
Why did't we know about Joanne Peh's break-up sooner?
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March 5 2013, SoShiok
I have no beef with Ikea meatballs & wieners, but...
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February 19 2013, Showbiz
Die-hard censors spoil it
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January 6 2013, Mailbox
After all the complaints, I apologise for being stupid
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December 25 2012, Singapore
I'm not positive these surveys are reliable
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November 20 2012, Showbiz
Meet the queen of Singapore on Suburgatory
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November 10 2012, Mailbox
The only kampung spirit I know is the pontianak
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October 30 2012, Showbiz
Popcorn and cupcakes Daniel Ong-style
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October 9 2012, Showbiz
Ah Kua Show star called 'ah kua' by bus driver
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September 19 2012, Mailbox
Why would anyone pay $1 million to live in Queenstown?
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September 5 2012, Showbiz
Who is 'B' in Vernetta Lopez's new book?
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August 30 2012, Singapore
Richest and healthiest, so why not the biggest M&Ms store?
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August 21 2012, Singapore
Beyond the Kate Spade bag
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August 7 2012, Sports
My mother says Tao Li is too fat to win
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July 30 2012, SoShiok
McDonald's curry sauce, from free to the new gold
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July 24 2012, Showbiz
Le Bisellahause 4 times as good as Modern Family
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July 4 2012, Showbiz
How to find Sun Ho's songs in iTunes Store
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June 26 2012, Singapore
Ah Lian versus Predator...
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June 19 2012, Showbiz
What is art?
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June 12 2012, Mailbox
My grandfather not a stickler for grammar
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May 1 2012, Science And Tech
Online vice? Insenstive tweets? Ban the Net!
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Apr 23 2012, Soshiok
Live to eat? This burger is to die for
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Apr 17 2012, Mailbox
I didn't feel the earth move under my feet
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April 10 2012, Showbiz
Why VR Man will outlive us all
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November 15 2011, Diva
Will you be my wife – for more than 72 days?
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November 1 2011, Mailbox
Why Deepavali is better than Halloween
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February 27 2011, Edvantage
Forget Borders, I'll open my own chain of bookstores
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September 13 2010, Edvantage
S'poreans should stop teaching English to ourselves
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September 7 2010, Asian Opinions
Too old to get NS Recognition Award, too young to die
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August 10 2010, News
Why we don't need new National Day song every year
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February 17 2010, Diva
More local men should marry Caucasians
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December 28 2009, Diva
Ris Low is S’porean Of The Year
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December 13 2009, Education
Revenge of the potato eater: Speak English to work here
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November 2 2009, SoShiok
Days of wet market are numbered
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October 27 2009, Digital
iPhone-crazy? Not so kiddy apps in Apple's online store
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October 20 2009, Education
Parents up in arms over PSLE maths paper, but...
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September 22 2009, Relax
If M'sia is 'Truly Asia', then anything is possible
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August 4 2009, Digital
They can't open my phone
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June 30, 2009. News
MJ not dead, he's hanging with Elvis
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April 25 2009, SoShiok
I will never eat at this foodcourt
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April 22 2009, News
Firing a maid: From trust to paranoia
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March 26 2009, News
How to be the next Edison Chen
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March 8 2009, Diva, The New Paper
Glenn Ong is our Brad Pitt
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November 4 2008, Travel
Full disclosure in travel ads came too late for me
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November 3 2008, Asian Opinions
Pasar malams dying? Oh, I really hope so
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October 24 2008, Asian Opinions
Live to a ripe old age? No thanks
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March 30 2008, Digital
'Mas Selamat', my Facebook friend
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