Saturday, August 20, 2005

Interesting Tidbits

We can have facts without thinking but we cannot have thinking without facts. - John Dewey

Headline in a local paper:

Singapore in the hunt for MICE.Just as I was wondering when that interesting country got invaded by these rat-faced rodents, I read the article further down and realized that....yes....MICE is an acronym..for Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions.LOL....Now,it becomes clear. The place is being developed further, efforts to shake off it's staid image are being made in dead earnest.

The logic being, the MICE visitors usually spend two to three times more than the leisure tourists,probably coz they are there on an allowance, company expenses,etc...

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Another interesting article in the same paper talks about whether James Bond 007 has lost his golden gun,err,touch. With former Bond Pierce Brosnan going on record to say that the whole idea of James Bond is 'fraudulent'(What do they say about sour grapes, which is what this is all about,I think,since Pierce gave up his mantle of JB?).Personally,I'm a Bond fan,like so many others I know. And,these are some of the few movies which are 'anytime movies'. i.e.you can see them again and again and still not feel you wasted your time.Be it Dr. No or Goldfinger or Diamonds are Forever, each of these movies has been ahead of it's time, with it's special effects usually leaving us 'shaken and stirred'.Even the movie with a different actor, George Lazenby, (On her majesty's secret service) was memorable, with Bond getting married for the first time.

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The weather out here is getting somewhat better(If you can call 111 deg F better than 116 deg F)...I guess,with September round the corner,this is bound to happen.

Cheers,till next time

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black feline said...

Mice indeed...many of us back home are not that over the moon...2 MICE with 2 casinos..it's a desperate attempt by the incumbent government with MPs making millions..highest paid in the world...doing nothng..creating elitism...while the rest of us...commoners hardly could breathe with problems of job loss, escalating costs of living...they have just announced a 2% increase to the existing 5% GST...
sure those rats need more MICE...