$1,500 For WIFI In The Sky

Do you need internet while on board an aircraft? If you do, it might just cost you the price of your flight. As a species, we’ve only had internet in the past 20 or so years of our human history. It’s not to say that the internet isn’t useful or important. It is however not […]

The Five Trolls You’ll Meet Online

They’re serial commentors who always have something to say from the behind safety of their anonymous nicknames. Here are the five of our favourite trolls who live under the bridge at the bottom of the page…   1. The Crude Oh how we love these nonsensical potty mouths who spew expletives with such force and […]

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Are Singaporeans whiny?

According to Agung Laksono, Indonesian Coordinating Minister for People’s Welfare, “Singapore shouldn’t be like children, in such a tizzy”. His remarks sparked outrage on the internet, as Singaporeans felt it was unnecessary and unprofessional to criticise their reactions over one of the worst bouts of haze we’ve ever seen. A few days later, other Ministers […]

Brave new online world

I was just having a big discussion with friend on whether the online space should be regulated at all, before the internet got taken over by haze…  Ya, it was in relation to the big hoo-ha on MDA’s licensing move on the internet space.  The attention of netizens have since moved on. We talked about […]

MDA ruling: discussing the discussions

As you’re probably aware by now, the MDA’s recent ruling to implement a license for websites has sparked many discussions. From the conspiracy theorists who see the ruling as a sign of future mind control to the government loyalists who don’t see where the issue is with online media being more tightly regulated, debates have […]

Seeing is believing

Have you ever scrolled through your Facebook feed and felt slightly jealous at the wonderful life all your friends are living? “Oh look, so and so just got back from their amazing trip to Tibet!” “Wow, so and so are expecting their second baby, how exciting!” If so, you’re not alone! In fact, researchers have […]

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Sex, “likes” and how-not-to-be-raped

Friday night, and I was having drinks at the cafe. Across the table from me were four youngish blokes. Halfway through drinks, delicious perfume hit the air and through the doors strode the slender figure of a lady. One of them recognised her and let out a swift shout “Oi Amanda! What you doing here?!” […]