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Public Address 28-29/11/05 - Call Of The Wild

PUBLIC ADDRESS 29/11/05 - Call of the Wild

The Hole | Nov 29, 2005 09:00
Living the invasion with Tze Ming Mok

After defecting from the Communist Party, my grandfather worked the Golden Triangle with a fleet of trucks as an opium smuggler. When the family got to Singapore from Burma, the PAP tried to hire him as a political strategist - Nguyen Tuong Van's not so f****g lucky. ...,


The Call of the Wild | Nov 28, 2005 17:46
David Slack on his own account

Within a couple of years of graduating, I was already done with my first career choice. Advertising: what was I thinking? This, in case you haven't read it. By the winter of 1983, we had a bad economy, a bad Prime Minister, and I had no special interest...,


The Return of Alt.Nation: Diary of a Boring Expat | Nov 28, 2005 13:36
Graham Reid's many things

TUESDAY, November 29: Woke up, fell out of bed, dragged a comb across my head. Made my way downstairs to station at Dullerstrasse, tall man in overcoat asks for directions and only then realise I have forgotten to become fluent in German in this past year...,

PUBLIC ADDRESS 28/11/05 - Brute Farce

Brute Farce | Nov 28, 2005 10:53
Russell Brown's Hard News

I groaned when I opened the paper last week to read that Susan Wood and Paul Holmes will be required - by subpoena if necessary - to give evidence to the Parliamentary select committee inquiry into TVNZ...,


Telling Tales | Nov 28, 2005 08:39
Damian Christie - Cracker With Attitude

There's an aphorism, "most people have a book in them; and that's where it should probably stay". Six months ago I wrote of my fledgling novel - Pirates! (possible subtitle, "A Metaphor"). Well surprise of surprises, it hasn't progressed much past the initial flurry of six pages...,


Some of my best friends are lawyers... | Nov 26, 2005 15:00
Keith Ng off the election trail

At the Auckland University symposium on Asians and the Treaty, it was noted that Asians have a great reverence for the written word, and therefore for laws and treaties. I started out my presentation by saying that, well, I don't...,


Only Asians are allowed to make fun of Pansy Wong | Nov 25, 2005 09:51
Living the invasion with Tze Ming Mok

[Updated] Did he or didn't he? I didn't catch any of the footage, but there are mixed reports from the people who heard or watched the parliamentary recordings. What I did catch yesterday afternoon, was a Ministerial Advisor in full damage-control mode, asking me to acknowledge the denial from the...,


Simply the Best | Nov 25, 2005 08:37
Graham Reid's many things

I only ever saw George Best twice: once on a soccer field, and once in a bar. Given that his life had two distinct periods -- the short time (only six years) he wove his magic around opponents on a pitch and the rest when he lived under the bottle,...,


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