Roll Out the Champagne, Singapore!
30 tales approximately traditional Singaporeans at their most sensible and worst, their joys and griefs and angers, their desires fulfilled or misplaced. they're stories concerning the remarkable human situation and the much more extraordinary human spirit, interweaved with the author’s vignettes of her approximately 50 years in Singapore, akin to how she got here from Malaysia to reside in Singapore and her run-in with then top minister Goh Chok Tong.
The Quitter Who Stayed
A Sock at the Jaw, a Blow at the sun Plexus
The Taximan Cometh
A Writer’s curler Coaster Ride
The BKBC (bo kia bo chap) Interview
Little crimson Dot
A strong guy in Singapore
Elvis Presley Gave Me a successful 4D Number
Thanks , yet No thank you, Censorship!
The 6th C
About the Author
Catherine Lim is Singapore’s celebrated fiction writer and favorite political commentator. She has written virtually 20 books throughout quite a few genres – brief tales, novels, reflective prose, poems, political and satirical pieces.
Known for writing approximately Singapore society, she has crossed swords numerous occasions with the institution over her political commentaries. during this most recent publication, she rolls out the birthday champagne for Singapore and celebrates her followed country’s fiftieth birthday
Painful Ozymandias second. at the celebration of Singapore’s fiftieth anniversary, Mr Lee will be witnessing the midway attainment of that benchmark which he had set on that memorable day of musings in New Zealand. may the founder of the PAP, the founding father of modern day Singapore, within the knowledge of his years, be positive that the opposite 1/2 the adventure will be completed? Or might he, in the course of all of the festivities, have a moment Ozymandias second? 14 ‘Elvis Presley Gave me a.
approximately, with a lot earnestness, in getting the remainder of the paintings performed. i used to be lucky to discover a tender, efficient one that could deal with the executive and enterprise a part of the enterprise, anything that was once approach past my skill or inclination. Her paintings incorporated going to the printers, negotiating with them approximately rate, discovering a distributor; in brief, doing the entire tedious bureaucracy and legwork. I had selected a modest first print-run of 1 thousand copies, and had settled on a really.
surprise, remembrance, judgment of right and wrong. i've got my very own deepest picture gallery. They comprise specific photographs of moms captured by means of the digital camera on the top of maternal pain. they're all the digicam, with calm, silent faces, and big, sorrowful eyes, as though tears and hysteria are futile now, and all wish is long past. there's the japanese mom who's lovingly giving her adult daughter a bathtub in a wide bathtub, discomfort written everywhere her growing old face as she props up her baby in her fingers. The.
Colonial Ghosts 24 The different Face of cash 25 Say No to Too-ism 26 A New nationwide Slogan for Singapore’s fiftieth Birthday 27 Singapore at the Queen Elizabeth 2 28 PAP, We either Have an issue 29 A Techno-Bodoh in Techno-Pandai Land 30 With Love in regards to the writer Preface while i used to be approached through my writer Marshall Cavendish to write down a commemorative publication for the fiftieth anniversary of Singapore’s independence, I hesitated. I had felt that my long-time position as a political critic.
Minister Lee Hsien Loong, ‘An Inclusive Society’. Mr Lee not just set the fad for a countrywide slogan, yet its very shape, that's, a quick word comprising a noun for the full mixture of the country, its humans and their nationwide aspirations, preceded through an adjective which could swap, reckoning on the choice of the recent most efficient. certainly, throughout the adjective he may possibly announce to the folk his particular target for them and what he was hoping to accomplish in the course of his time period in workplace. The ‘Rugged.