Author: Samantha De Silva

HAR?talk Interview with PM Lee (in Singlish)

HAR?Talk: BBC Interview With PM Lee (in Singlish)   PM Lee was recently interviewed by the BBC’s Stephen Sackur for HARDtalk, speaking about international trade, geopolitical bromance, Trump, 377a, press freedom, as well as the impact of race and religion on voter decisions. About halfway through the interview, I found myself thinking: Hey, you know what would be awesome? Translating the entire thing to Singlish, like I did with the rallies in GE2015. And so I did it. The original interview transcript can be found at the PMO website here. For the simisai also complain kings and queens reading...

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33 | Why We Need More Stories

As I write this, I’ve clocked 33 years on this earth. This number also happens to be the title of the pilot episode of Battlestar Galactica. Remember that episode? Every 33 minutes, on the dot, a wave of Cylons appears, ostensibly to wipe out the human survivors. There is no sleep. There is no respite. There is only adrenaline, and a tiny sliver of hope that the next 33 minutes will not bring blood and death screaming through the coldness of space on the metal wings of Cylon Raiders. Somewhat disturbingly, this has been an apt analogy for my...

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Date Someone Who Doesn’t Fuck Around About How They Feel (About Meat)

I found a terrifying article floating around my newsfeed recently, like …  other things that float unpleasantly. I found the entire article very silly, to put it mildly. So I thought I’d share my take on what makes a girl’s love life joyful: meat. (Original article text quoted) I don’t want someone who vaguely asks me to hang out without defining what the hell that means. I don’t want someone who vaguely asks me to hang out without defining how many kilograms of meat we’re going to consume. What kind of wanton hussy do you think I am? Apart from the...

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