On an 8 line poem, the teacher dictated over 80 lines of comments.
Analysing commas is why I dropped Literature for Secondary 3. Well,
more - I object to Lit because everything is seen as significant, when
in fact, the significance may be unintended by the author
Also see: Cat in the Hat Review
I saw this advertisement:
Only one can tell you what to think
apparently, it is Heroin which controls your thoughts, but isn't this advertisement trying to make me think that?
I once read a Chinese passage - it tried to convince me that comedies are bad because they supposedly don't deal with "social issues" (which Chinese seem to love dealing with) and are not thought provoking. So we should all go watch tragedies till we die crying. Incidentally, not all comedies are mindless slapstick showcases for clowns, unlike what the author of the passage thinks. Chinese passages *love* to talk about saving time and how hardship is needed to mould good character.
Sexism is evil. We now have females triumphant in some areas.
- In a court of law trying sex cases, the Woman's word is, ceteris paribus, of more value than the Man's
- Sexual discrimination / harrasment is alleged for the most innocous trespasses
- male toilet cleaners can't clean female toilets but the reverse is not true
- There are cases of women raping man - In Australia, 2 guys held down a guy and some woman straddled him
- There are subtle forms of "date rape". Like when the guy is drunk
- custody of children is usually given to women
- Men sometimes have to pay alimony and give half their property to their former wives who earn more than they do
- Guys can't wear pink, and there are 2 types of fashion - female and unisex
There are only 2 types of fashion - female and unisex. And the former is much more comfortable than the latter.
The parang is the most popular weapon in violent crimes in Singapore. (Newspaper: He was slashed with a parang)
If experience is needed for all jobs (as job notices seem to indicate), how do you get a job in the first place?
What's the Crescent Moon going to be changed to when Singapore becomes an old country.
People never call the people at service counters by their names (which is presumably what the nametags are for). Or maybe it's just Singapore.
It's amazing how easily consumers are conned. Eg Tracing Paper (Blue "Blotting Paper" and Hello Kitty (see How Girls Waste Time)
TV is evil. "Charmed" has people thinking that warlocks are evil witches, when in fact they are male witches. Damn.
People looove quoting famous people, as if that will make their case
"People will accept your ideas much more readily if you tell them that Benjamin Franklin said it first."
Much of the food from America is either Low Calorie / Reduced Fat or the like or 100% Natural and using Only The Finest Ingredients. Better than Palm Oil laden food though.
Drunk people say they're not drunk. Sober people say they're drunk (From Luther Chan)
a diabolical cult called: Girls In Shirts (with innumerable members
in 2000 and
~34 seen so far in 2001). With too many types of
blouses to choose from, the cultists got irritated and decided to wear
Types of blouses available:
(Dying out) The old old RJ blouse (transparent, very soft, no stitching below the shoulder at the back) - 6 J1s wore it in 2000 (that I counted starting near the end of the year)! And ~25 people in all in 2001.
The RGS blouse.
A slight purplish tinted version of the RGS blouse (Yangtse Kiang)
The old RJ blouse (as RGS blouse but with pleat)
The old RJ blouse, but with a slight purple tint
The purple gunnysack RJ blouse (approved and the most popular)
So far, their efforts have been in vain, but they have successfully infiltrated HCJC, PJC and NJC, and probably a lot more JCs (most neighbourhood Secondary Schools have also been taken over by the Diabolical Cult). Interestingly enough, I have only seen one guy in a blouse (he wasn't in school uniform)
Some stupid RJC rules: Female students with long hair must tie their hair up... with ribbons. Wonderful. I've seen 3 who do that.
Anyhow, many with long hair don't tie it up. Zixuan asked me to count those with long hair (just above the shoulder or below) who didn't tie it up, and in 3 hours over 2 days, I counted 36.
Why do fishermen need mints?
Most dot.coms have no imagination and use their URL as a 'company name'
'Groovy Chick' stationery is disgusting (though not as bad as the Powerpuff Girls, Tare Panda and the Queen of them all, Hello Kitty). One pencilbox has a girl pulling down her shorts, a brown lump on the floor and 'poo' written in cartoony scrawl on the top. Ugh.