Saturday, August 27, 2011

Presidential Election in Singapore

On the heels of the exciting General Election in May, Singapore is now having a Presidential Election.

There are four candidates standing for the post.

From left to right, you can see Dr Tan Cheng Bock (a former MP), Mr Tan Jee Say (an Investment Banker and former senior civil servant), Dr Tony Tan (former Deputy Prime Minister) and Mr Tan Kin Lian (former CEO of NTUC).

Yes, by some strange coincidence, it is a battle of the TANs !

Today is polling day, and the polling stations closed jut a few hours ago.

It will be interesting to see how the results unfold ...


Singapore's 7th President ...

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Musical Interlude: Lex Vandyke

I've recently come across the very soothing latin guitar music of Lex Vandyke. The CD that I bought was called "Latin Sound of Shanghai" and it is a collection of Chinese classic tunes from the Shanghai era. Really beautiful stuff.

I also see this album as a reflection of the globalised world we live in. Here we have a Dutch musician playing Latin guitar and reproducing the classic sounds of Shanghai, China ...East meets West indeed.

Anyway, enough words. Turn up the volume of your PC and enjoy this piece called "Night of Shanghai" ...

Do share your thoughts and impressions.

Monday, August 1, 2011

An Inspiring Commencement Speech from 2006

He is currently facing a tough time in politics, but I believe in this man. I think he is smart, sincere and truly has the country's best interests at heart. I think some Americans do themselves a grave injustice by not working with him.

I enjoyed this commencement address he made at Northwestern University to the graduating class of 2006. He was then still Senator Barack Obama.

Have a good day.