Saturday, August 30, 2008

Crazy week, busy weekend.

It's been a crazy week, where the law of chaos ruled and ended with me being sick yesterday. A day which was jammed full with work and appointments. Hurt my foot as well, think I walked too much in ill fitting shoes.

Anyways, weekend looks set to be busy as well, dropping a quick line here before rushing out for appointments and am bringing my work out as well so as to read through stuff while I commute. Hopefully my brain's started up for today. Interesting stuff to read, including an over 100 pages doc by AIMS - which is an internet related committee. I look forward to giving my two cents on that.

Am finishing up my social calendar for this month this weekend, after that, am going to bury myself in work and research - and there's enough of that to keep me busy for sometime! I've wasted too much time lately, definitely need to play catch up in case things do not work out. Sigh.

Anyways - another feel good song - this time by my fav guy in green - Kermit! ha! :) A song which I like to hum to myself when things are not so good.

The Rainbow Connection
Written by Paul Williams and used by Kermit the Frog, of The Muppets, Jim Henson Productions
Why are there so many songs about rainbows
And what's on the other side?
Rainbows are visions, but only illusions,
And rainbows have nothing to hide.
So we've been told and some choose to believe it
I know they're wrong, wait and see.
Someday we'll find it, the rainbow connection,
The lovers, the dreamers and me.

Who said that every wish would be heard and answered
when wished on the morning star?
Somebody thought of that
and someone believed it,
and look what it's done so far.
What's so amazing that keeps us stargazing?
And what do we think we might see?
Someday we'll find it, the rainbow connection,
the lovers, the dreamers and me.

All of us under its spell,
we know that it's probably magic....

Have you been half asleep
and have you heard voices?
I've heard them calling my name.
Is this the sweet sound that calls the young sailors?
The voice might be one and the same.
I've heard it too many times to ignore it.
It's something that I'm supposed to be.
Someday we'll find it, the rainbow connection,
the lovers, the dreamers and me.
La, la la, La, la la la, La Laa, la la, La, La la laaaaaaa

Monday, August 25, 2008

Fantabulous weekend!!

Managed to only get into bed after 5am for three nights in a row this weekend. Totally feeling the effects today - must remind self tt I'm getting old... but wait... I've never really been tt happening even when I was younger! ;)

V n J's Housewarming :: Rainy afternoon/evening. :: Coziest hangout I've ever been to! :: Tried my hand at Guitar Hero - it's official, I suck. Ha. :: GWC for grocery shopping. :: Sat down for eight hour dinner. :: Smoked salmon salad. :: Fish with caramelised shallots, white wine and cream sauce. :: Steak with mushrooms, red wine sauce. :: Homemade brownies with Movenpick Vanilla Classic. :: Evening of Yuzu liquor mixes, Margaux 1999, Champagne. :: Brilliant conversations over great food, wine and champagne. ::

BFF C's bday. :: Last minute change of plans. :: Rainy weather. :: Soup Resturant @ Seah St. :: Samsui Chicken. :: Fried Sweet Potato leaves. :: Black pepper Venison. :: Soup of the day. :: Olive rice. :: Seah St Deli. :: Chocolate Decadence. - LOVE it! :: Happy Birthday and opening of pressies. :: City Space :: 40 min wait. :: Exchanging ghost stories in the lobby of Equinox. :: Met ex student Mathilda! :: Drinks for the girls. :: Song dedication - Fly me to the moon, Somewhere over the rainbow, My way. :: Girl talk. :: Dim Sum at 2am. :: Home sweet home. ::

Torrential downpour. :: Long serious discussion. :: Feeling mixed. :: Dinner @ Soup Spoon. :: Esplanade - Philharmonic Orchestra Goes Pop! :: Brilliant song and musical arrangements. :: Great company! :: Raffles City Starbucks. :: 24hrs MacDonalds to rush last min Testimonial for student. :: Talk and walk along the Spore skyline. :: Breakfast at MacDonalds. ::

There, a crazy jammed packed weekend. Totally need to settle down for proper work on dissertation. Tutorials begin this week, can't wait to meet the students. Hate the lousy timing though. Philharmonic Orchestra Goes Pop was brilliant! Their repertoire spanned from Asian to vocal to jazz. Loved the stage presence and vocals of Sebastian Tan of Broadway Beng fame! :)

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Wishin'.... & hopin'

Lotsa stuff happening these days, sometimes I wish I can pause, take a deep breath, think, and compose my thoughts. Maybe wat C said today was true, no point taking too much time to think, time for action!! And with tutorials beginning next week, I think that might be my best option right now...

Was talking to B last nite and he thinks that the iPhone is also too costly now.... I think that Singtel has kinda missed the boat and the for me at least, it's just not worth paying 700SGD for the novelty, or lack of it now. Sigh... maybe this will be a Christmas pressie for myself this year - maybe I shld have a iPhone fund set up for my bday this year - cash only please. haha.

Received an interesting pitch from someone who thinks that I shld not be trying out dating agencies yet. Still mulling about his proposition. But tt's all I will say about it here. :)

Anyways. On to food! Tried Jai Thai (Finally satisfied my Thai food craving), Blue Basil, Freshly Baked by Le Bijoux and I made my own TIRAMISU!! Hope S, C and the rest who tried it like it. Made both alcoholic and non-alcoholic versions. ;) Been having a lot of food cravings and wolfing down food like no tml... I know it's bad but I can't help myself! Pics are up in FB. Might dedicate a post for food later but for now - the pics are up in FB! Generally my take on these food places - not bad, esp the set meals! ;)

Another busy weekend coming up - housewarmings and birthday parties, wanted to go for a walk on Sun, but I think I might have to take a raincheck. Sigh.

Finally, my happy song these days: Jason Mraz's I'm Yours
Really good live stuff, not to mention a v sweet song as well!

Well you done done me and you bet I felt it
I tried to be chill but you're so hot that I melted
I fell right through the cracks
and now I'm trying to get back
Before the cool done run out
I'll be giving it my bestest
Nothing's going to stop me but divine intervention
I reckon it's again my turn to win some or learn some

I won't hesitate no more, no more
It cannot wait, I'm yours

Well open up your mind and see like me
Open up your plans and damn you're free
Look into your heart and you'll find love love love love
Listen to the music of the moment people dance and sing
We're just one big family
And It's our God-forsaken right to be loved love loved love loved

So I won't hesitate no more, no more
It cannot wait I'm sure
There's no need to complicate
Our time is short
This is our fate, I'm yours

Scooch closer dear
and i will nibble your ear

I've been spending way too long checking my tongue in the mirror
And bending over backwards just to try to see it clearer
My breath fogged up the glass
And so I drew a new face and laughed
I guess what i be saying is there ain't no better reason
To rid yourself of vanity and just go with the seasons
It's what we aim to do
Our name is our virtue

I won't hesitate no more, no more
It cannot wait I'm sure
There's no need to complicate
Our time is short
this is our fate, I'm yours

Well no no, well open up your mind and see like me
Open up your plans and damn you're free
Look into your heart and you'll find the sky is yours
Listen to the music of the moment come and dance with me
A lá one big family (2nd time: A lá happy family; 3rd time: A lá peaceful melody)
It's your God-forsaken right to be loved love love love

I won't hesitate no more, no more
It cannot wait, I'm sure
There's no need to complicate
Our time is short
This is our fate, I'm yours

No please, don't complicate
Our time is short
This is our fate, I'm yours

No please, don't hesitate
no more, no more
It cannot wait
The sky is yours!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Dating Agencies - Marriage - More babies?

Was watching the National Day Rally 2008 last night, after receiving some feedback from V on Sunday that it was something I shld catch. It left me bemused and of course, provided some food for thought as some of what was mentioned will impact me directly.

My mum enthused during the part about raising the number of marriages. How to get more Sporeans married and some of the antedotes which PM Lee provided were amusing. I am glad I've yet to meet any guy who was that clueless on what to do on dates. I esp agreed when he provided a reason as to why Sporean women, esp the graduates, are marrying later and focusing on their careers first. Not to generalise, but most of my gal pals and myself from the Universities are doing just that. Some of us are lucky enough to have met someone in the course of school/internships, but for the rest of us, it just ain't that easy. And when one adds on the clause in keeping their professional and love life strictly separate, aka no office romances, the pool of guys which we come into contact with shrinks dramatically. To put it simply, most gals are married to their jobs (and for some, shopping as well). It's difficult for women to be taken seriously at the workplace sometimes and we put in more effort at work to demonstate our commitment, but this in turns affect other aspects of our lives inevitably. After all, we only have 24 hrs a day and we are already sacrificing beauty sleep juggling our multiple commitments.

Thus, my mum visibly perked up when PM suggest certifed dating agencies playing a bigger role in helping to draw up possible life partners matches - she even offered to pay for my enrolment for the dating agencies! Heh. Personally, I dun have any grouses with matchmaking agencies who are helping to make some Sporeans v happy. However I think that not everyone is dating agency material. Some of us might not do as well in contrived settings - I for one am such an example. But under parental pressure, guess everything's possible yea? :)

Another topic which was brought up was babies and birth rates. Think they realised that money and policies alone wun work. It's also about having a conducive environment to have kids in - economics, political factors all play a part. Something which my grandparents used to laugh off, saying that if one really wants to have kids, the money issue isn't going to stop them. Personally, I think that linking higher marriage rates to higher birth rates isn't a leap in logic. However, there was also another issue which I felt might have been one of the major factors in the low birth rate for Sporean parents - the high divorce rates. Something which struck home for me when I read Sunday's article in Life! by Anthony Yeo - how the high divorce rates seem to be unaddressed for now. Usually couples who get married will give themselves a year or two before trying for a family, and that is also the crucial period for marriages - when most divorces take place for young couples, the first few years. Marriage is one thing, birth rates another and I think too, the divorce rates. Sporean women, being part of the workforce, also understand the sacrifices which one has to make when a baby's here and will usually plan for one - an increasing number of couples I know do not intend to have kids, but rather, have pet dogs instead. A baby isn't seen as a must-have or something which comes naturally with marriage anymore, but rather a committment which pros and cons have to be weighed.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Eventful & introspective weekend

Roundup for the weekend: Difficult smses :: Beauty & the Beast :: Lipstick Jungle eps. 1. 2. 3 :: Pondering over long Annual Review w Head :: Langurous Sunday :: Fairmont Singapore Mooncakes :: ABBA Mania!!! (Thanks Keppel Nights!) :: Pondok Jawa Timur :: Tricked into eating Marriott's DURIAN mooncake.. Argh! :: A&W Sparkling Vanilla Cream Soda :: The Salty Caramel debate. :: Cheering Spore on for the Olympics ::

Yes yes, am into my Disney phase these days. BFF C and myself are appalled at how things we do and talk about get picked up by the local papers, today's article on salty caramel (see yest's blog post on Canele's Cafe Caramel) and the countless Urban food recommendations. Grrrr. Anyways, ABBA mania - I'm finally going!! And also Avenue Q in Oct, think I'm a happy gal. :) Gotta brush up on my ABBA songs!

Was inspired to post a song today after reading S's blog. Decided on this one from the ending of the first episode of Lipstick Jungle, think the lyrics are pretty meaningful, and I think this will help me to move along when the going gets tougher in the near future. I totally need strength for what's to come. Was moved to tears when I heard this and thought about what the Head told me during my annual review on Fri.

Always On Your Side - Sheryl Crow

My yesterdays are all boxed up and neatly put away
But every now and then you come to mind
Cause you were always waiting to be picked to play the game
But when your name was called, you found a place to hide
When you knew that I was always on your side

Well everything was easy then, so sweet and innocent
But your demons and your angels reappeared
Leavin' all the traces of the man you thought you'd be
Leavin' me with no place left to go from here
Leavin' me so many questions all these years

But is there someplace far away, someplace where all is clear
Easy to start over with the ones you hold so dear
Or are you left to wonder, all alone, eternally
This isn't how it's really meant to be
No it isn't how it's really meant to be

Well they say that love is in the air, but never is it clear,
How to pull it close and make it stay
Butterflies are free to fly, and so they fly away
And I'm left to carry on and wonder why
Even through it all, I'm always on your side

But is there someplace far away, someplace where all is clear
Easy to start over with the ones you hold so dear
Or are we left to wonder, all alone, eternally
But is this how it's really meant to be
No is it how it's really meant to be

Well if they say that love is in the air, never is it clear
How to pull it close and make it stay
If butterflies are free to fly, why do they fly away
Leavin' me to carry on and wonder why
Was it you that kept me wondering through this life
When you know that I was always on your side

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Food roundup!

Bumped into a friend the other day and he asked me if I'd checked out any good or interesting makan places lately, told him to check out my blog and I'd better make good on my promise, so... here are my latest hangouts. Seeing these foods brings back the good times spent with friends savoring these delish offerings coupled with great conversations! :)

Just realised tt the following covers everything - from appetizers to main meals to desserts! :)

My apple crumble with cookies and cream ice cream and green tea mousse as trimmings @ Essential Brew. It wasn't fantastic and the presentation took a hit with the less than appetite-whetting green tea trimmings. My friend's brownie with ice cream was much better though. Friendly and prompt service for a nice chillout-catchup hangout.

Essential Brew
269 Holland Avenue
Holland Village

Operating Hours:
Sun - Thurs: 11am - 11pm (except Wed 12.30am)
Fri, Sat, Eve of PH: 11am - 2am

Checked out this Indonesian restaurant in town, lotsa interesting offerings over there, we had the fried catfish as well as the Bakso (Beef ball soup) and the Ayam Bumbu Rojak (Roasted chicken in spices sauce). Good hearty fare all round, the friend catfish was crunchy, and the flesh firm and delicious. My fav was the Bakso soup - very flavourful stock and the beef balls made me a convert from my beef ball adverse days. The beef balls had a nice, chewy texture and the meat was tender and delish.

The Ayam Bumbu Rojak would have been a nondescript chicken dish except for the gravy - it was like out local satay sauce, but with with some cooked/friend coconut taste to it. The result: it has a unique, slightly smoky flavour to it, as compared to having squeezed coconut milk in our curries here. Good stuff!! Price was also reasonable for a meal for the two of us. Apparently I hear that the Sup Buntut (Oxtail soup) is nice as well, but we did not get to try as it was only available on the weekends. :)

Pondok Jawa Timur
Far East Plaza
14 Scotts Road #02-66/67

Operating hours: 11:30am-9:30pm (Daily)

Decided to drop by The Central@ Clarke Quay to have a quick dinner before heading out for live music on a Wed night. Marutama Ramen caused another wave of ramen frenzy when it first opened at The Central last year, fueling the demand for more ramen retaurants to open. Ironically, my gfs and myself tried the other new one for A's bday (which was featured in Urban this week but more about that later). The Char Siew ramen at Marutama is lighter in terms of the taste as well as the texture of the ramen broth. While the fatty part of the meat does not melt in one's mouth, it is not bad if you like your ramen to be a light meal. We also shared the gyozas - while they tasted better than they looked, it was an alright meal overall, nothing to really shout about.

Marutama Ramen


6 Eu Tong Sen Street

#03-90-91 The Central @ Clarke Quay

Operating Hours:
Daily: 11.30am - 10pm

From left top: Curry Dolce, Soffiato, Cassata Siciliana.

Me and G went over to Ricotti after dinner to try the desserts, must get him to tell me where the chinese dessert place is next time. But for that evening, we had Italian desserts. The Curry Dolce was interesting, it was a mix of the sweet and the savoury - the slight spicy curry tang on the outside with mascarpone cheese in it. The Cassata Siciliana was dark chocolate on the outside with pistachio and marscapone inside. My fav of the night was the Soffiato, which was basically warm chocolate cake. It was absolutely decadent and a little too rich for some palettes I'm sure, but I loved it! A nice mix of warm and creamy coldness. Had some trouble finishing it though. Thank goodness there was G who can be depended upon to help out and made sure I finished the Soffiato which made me one v happy gal that night. :)

Ricotti (The Riverwalk)
20 Upper Circular Road
#B1-49 The Riverwalk

Operating Hours:
Mon-Fri: 10am - 10pm
Sat-Sun: 9am - 10pm

Dropped by The Canteen after reading reviews about it lately. This little establishment is beside the new Canele outlet at Shaw Center, and is reputed to be packed during lunch hours. C and myself got the Thai meatballs (yes am still in my meatball phase), Toast with chilli crabmeat and Laksa Udon (pics not here). Three words sum up this establishment - retro, spicy, fusion. it has an eclectic modern white exterior but upon closer inspection, the utensils were retro, the menu even offers Kickapoo!

The Thai meat balls were flavourful - spices in them though they were a tad dry. The laksa was spicy and the udon were an interesting replacement for the usual noodles/thick bee hoon usually used. There was also the distinct taste of coconut in the laksa gravy as well. I did not try much as I was not a laksa fan, but it definitely delivered a spicy shock for my palette. Which made the spicy crabmeat toast taste less spicy in comparison. I liked the spicy crabmeat toast - not too spicy, generous serving of crabmeat slathered on a hick slice of toast to soak up the gravy. Smart presentation and q delish to boot! Service was prompt and attentive, always a plus for me!

The Canteen
1 Scotts Road
#01-01B Shaw Center

Operating Hours:
Sun-Thu: 11am - 11pm
Fri-Sat: 11am - 12am

After Morton's yest, stuffed full with steak sandwiches and chi chi company for over two hours, C and myself walked over to Raffles City in an attempt to try to walk off the stuffed feeling. We ended up at Canele - which was packed on a Fri evening. We rounded up our evening with Canele's Cafe Caramel (the dessert chef took time to explain to me the different cakes and recommended a couple of others, but us gals had already had our eye on this yummilicious creation before we had seated ourselves! And it did not disappoint. Together with our Bushmen Brew tea, Cafe Caramel was a creation of layered dark bitter-salty-sweet pleasure. There was alternating layers of dark choc/coffee/cake/salty caramel. The layers kinda reminscent of life yea? Good way to end a good-strange-bad week.

Canele Restaurant (Raffles City)
252 North Bridge Road
#B1-81/82 Raffles City Shopping Centre

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Facebook trumps MySpace!

Throughout the course of my research thus far, I've been having conversations with media practitioners and researchers who often asked me whyI was looking at Facebook and not MySpace for my dissertation. My response was that it was a local context issue which my study was looking at (Facebook was a close 2nd after Friendster according to stats late last yr, I think that Facebook has already overtaken as of now) and shared with them my gut feeling through my daily "research" ( yes I can see you turning green with envy over there, =p) plowing through Facebook that the numbers are growing at a crazy rate.

Finally, affirmation today! I was elated to read this article, which was not only quoted as stating that Facebook has replaced MySpace as the leading social networking site (SNS), but also that SNSes in general are growing at an amazing rate! I'm glad that I'm working in this area which has so much potential and space for growth, though a part of me does wonder which is the next internet killer application. Already SNS have taken over a part of our lives and internet usage habits, I'll be upfront to admit that when I log online, I log on to MSN, my email accounts as well as Facebook (in that order).

This has made me so excited about the potential of my research area, spurring me on to get down and really into research mode again. Met up with some researchers from IPS last week and they expressed interest in being kept up to date of my research progress from now on - cool stuff!

Aside: Really glad to be seeing new old faces everyday this week in sch - am really glad to have students whom I've come to see as friends stop me for a quick exchange along the corridors, in the canteen and even on my way home! :)

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

At what price the lies?

If there's been anything I've learnt in the last three months, it's that lying never pays off, no matter what the reason/excuse is. That's because when the lie is exposed, people get hurt. And the lie always, always, backfires.

So, days after international accolades poured in over the Beijing Olympics Opening ceremony, with some brickbats from the West, slowly but surely, lies surrounding the highlights of the ceremony have been revealed. A friend's MSN nick reflected that the footprint fireworks which we saw that night was not real ( ok I was taken in by that) , as was the singing of this little girl who left a deep impression on us because of her brilliant "performance" that evening. Though the rationale behind the lie might have been justifiable for some of us, but as the audience who were scammed, and not just once that evening, how do you feel?

Getting off the moral highhorse here, I think that as more information/admission of lies behind that fabulous evening are revealed, I wld rather have kept the Opening Ceremony simple. At what price the lies?

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Another fav from GG!

Just sent the most difficult sms I've ever sent. I keep thinking it's for the best.

Another great song from GG, from an artiste which I did not really appreciate before this song. Wasn't a fan of Grace Kelly and his other catchy but radio overkill hits.

Finally got back to writing mode today, realised tt the hols had gone by without me touching anything at all! *horrors*Just checked for updates and I realise tt there are a lot of others doing the same topic that I am, unsurprisingly, which also means that I've to pick up speed and finish my dissertation asap as well! On a positive note, it also means that I'm on the right track in terms of relevance and hopefully one day my name will be up there with the danah boyds and Jonathan Zittrains. *snaps out of daydream mode*

But this weekend has been alright, managed to catch up with friends, spent Nday at a friend's place watching movies and pigging out on my current craving - chips n fries. Also started to keep a look out for apartments ard sch - thanks A for the heads up! Not to forget settling Wiess' accomodation - poor thing chewed its way out of its cardboard box - am frantically searching for hamster stuff!

P.s: Y does NTU get a day off tml and not NUS?

Happy Ending - Mika

This is the way you left me,
I'm not pretending.
No hope, no love, no glory,
No Happy Ending.
This is the way that we love,
Like it's forever.
Then live the rest of our life,
But not together.

Wake up in the morning, stumble on my life
Can't get no love without sacrifice
If anything should happen, I guess I wish you well
A little bit of heaven, but a little bit of hell

This is the hardest story that I've ever told
No hope, or love, or glory
Happy endings gone forever more
I feel as if I'm wasted
And I'm wastin' every day

This is the way you left me,
I'm not pretending.
No hope, no love, no glory,
No Happy Ending.
This is the way that we love,
Like it's forever.
Then live the rest of our life,
But not together.

2 o'clock in the morning, something's on my mind
Can't get no rest; keep walkin' around
If I pretend that nothin' ever went wrong, I can get to my sleep
I can think that we just carried on

This is the hardest story that I've ever told
No hope, or love, or glory
Happy endings gone forever more
I feel as if I'm wasted
And I'm wastin' every day

This is the way you left me,
I'm not pretending.
No hope, no love, no glory,
No Happy Ending.
This is the way that we love,
Like it's forever.
Then live the rest of our life,
But not together.

A Little bit of love, little bit of love
Little bit of love, little bit of love[repeat]

I feel as if I'm wasted
And I waste everyday

This is the way you left me,
I'm not pretending.
No hope, no love, no glory,
No Happy Ending.
This is the way that we love,
Like it's forever.
To live the rest of our life,
But not together.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Twittering out of prison

Came across this interesting article on how one harnessed the power of micro-blogging to relay news of his arrest in a foreign country to his friends on Twitter and how they got him out. I think this is a good example of how real time communication is used to get important news out and how microblogging tools such as Twitter can be used not just for social networking or news dessimination.

The rest of the article also touched on how monetisation of Twitter may be done - ad revenue being at the top of the list. But I think that an important point which the article tries to get across is how sometimes the best of ideas are developed not just with the sole purpose of profit in mind, but rather, how it might be able to serve for the betterment of society in general, even if it may sound frivolous initially. At the present rate new technologies are developed and as users become more savvy at adapting technology to their own needs, it's exciting times ahead for new media and new media development.. and us the users esp... where almost anything is possible.

P.s: Philippines will be in the 2nd wave of countries getting the iPhone on the 22nd. And since that telco is partially owned by Singtel, think that the amusing email I received this week from Singtel which still did not reveal the launch of iPhone here is.... interesting. ;)

P.p.s: The Olympics ceremony yest was brilliant!! China pulled out all the stops and it totally showed - from the pryotechnics to the preformances and the encapsulation of Chinese culture and history, totally rocked!!

Friday, August 8, 2008

Is Burlesque the new bartop dancing?

Just finished the first season of Gossip Girl (GG), thanks to BFF C who introduced me to the 21st Century's take on Beverley Hills 90210 and The O.C of the east coast. Been bombarded by lotsa images of pretty people, predictable plots, relationships stuff but the fashion n music was what took the cake for me. Maybe I really am more of an east coast person after all. ;)

One of my fav songs from the series, "Stripper" by The SoHo Dolls made me wonder, will burlesque be the next club phenomena after bartop dancing here? Just a tot. I think I might like it. ;)

Anyways, B shows us how it's done. Like they say, you can't keep a bad girl down. ;)

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Pro-life: the recent abortion debate

While waiting in the doc's room last week, I was flipping through the papers and picked up on the on-going abortion debate. Think this is a tenacious and sensitive subject over which I had had some interesting debates over. However, before presenting the different stances thus far, I think that this has, and will always be a morally grey issue, as well as one that's personal and sensitive.

Instead of breaking down and analysing the various debates ad verbatim, my belief is for us women to be able our own decisions as to whether to keep the life inside us and it should be a decision we make, based perhaps on medical grounds, but not something which should be decided for us by the law unless in extreme circumstances.

The article which caused the furor: Time for Singapore to relook abortion law: Tan Seow Hon

Yawning Bread's take on Tan's article.