Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The Government Controlled Media

When a foreign newspaper reports something negative about Singapore, I do not understand why there is a defensive behavior to justify things that does not need justification.

Child-porn owning student an MOE scholar

"Singaporean Jonathan Wong, a third-year history major at the University of York, pleaded guilty on Monday to 17 charges of owning child pornography videos since July 2008. "

When the news came out in the UK and later in the US, there was an initial denial that this Singaporean is a prestigious scholar from the ministry of education in Singapore -- a man that would mould young minds. However, when enough facts surfaced, somehow the local newspapers (or the government) felt that they had to do something, and this crappy article appeared on the Newspapers today.

How to tell if someone is into child pornography

Spending an excessive amount of time online and being evasive about one's activities are some tell-tale signs that a person could be indulging in child pornography, according to psychiatrists whom MediaCorp spoke to.

Schoolteachers who notice behavioural changes, such as an outgoing character becoming withdrawn, should inform the child's parents immediately, as these could be warning signs, said the medical director of The Psychological Wellness Centre, Dr Nelson Lee.

Dr Lee said that past childhood experiences or being involved with peers who normalise child pornography could result in a person seeking pleasure from watching such videos.

Psychological intervention is important to ensure the person recovers from such problems, experts said.

Senior consultant psychiatrist Parvathy Pathy at the Institute of Mental Health said that a patient's unfulfilled needs, which may manifest in addictions, must be addressed and other underlying issues must also be treated.

"It's however not easy to detect symptoms as most people keep such behaviour private and are able to compartmentalise their lives very well that they act normally on a daily basis," said senior consultant and psychiatrist Ken Ung of the Adam Road Medical Centre.

Psychometric tests during scholarship selection processes will also not be able to detect these behavioural issues, he added. NG JING YNG

Wow, seriously, this is one of the worst articles I've read on the news -- ever!

-- Iron Bowl

Airport Wear for TSA

Bob is flying to Minnesota and this is his "flying gear" to get through TSA Security.

Wearing Kilts will help you get through security checks faster, and here are some tips to help you get thorough the checks faster.

1) Do not bring printer inks and toner catridges.
2) Do not bring along Drills and drill bits.
3) Do not bring lighters. (Not even checked in)
4) Do not bring Gel shoe inserts - Gel shoe inserts are not permitted, but shoes constructed with gel heels are allowed and must be removed and screened.
5) Do not bring Snow globes and like decorations regardless of size or amount of liquid inside, even with documentation.

This is f'real!

Check out the TSA Site!

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

The annoying Singapore SMRT Jingle

You probably have heard it, and it is really getting old and annoying.

In fact, I kinda loathe the Dim Sum Dollies now.

This is the original Jingle

I've asked many people if they can tell me what the jingle is about and they probably got this one right.

"Lain is coming, lain is coming, lain is cominggg. Gets starts queuing. Love and ride." Said a 48 year old lady.

"Train is coming, Train is coming, Train is comingggg. Keep it coming.. Lose your life." says my 70 year old mom.

Pretty close to the jingle I guess, the meaning is there.

Then the second Jingle.

"Inside, inside, inside, insideeeee... You can be smooth inside. Love your rice."
Said a 50 year old man when I asked him what he heard.

-- HAHA.

The third Jingle (end of the video)

"Give up, giddy up, gimme your shit. To those who eat... Love and ride. *ding dong*" Said a 10 year old boy living in my HDB block.

I don't think he got the message at all.

Anyway, What was the message if people can't understand the jingle at all, what do you hear?

-- Iron Bowl