An open letter to PR and marketing execs looking to engage The Blogfather for promotional activities.
Determined to end the emotional roller coaster ride of the last six months, I decided to look up an old friend that might give me an opportunity to cheer us up with some actual roller coaster rides.
I first decided to write this thinking it would help answer the question about the dreams with my dad and my apparent lack of participation in them (like I can bloody control these things, pffft). But as I finish this second last sentence, I realise I needed to write this for myself and my siblings more than anyone else.
Trying to come up with a set of “ethical guidelines for paid bloggers” is a rather myopic, narrow-minded, and quite honestly, stifling approach to a much larger problem.
Before the Blogfather resumes normal complaining tomorrow, I’d like to add my bit for Lee Kuan Yew’s passing. When Xander woke up for school yesterday morning, I turned on the television to watch the Channel NewsAsia broadcast announcing MM Lee’s passing and his various tribute clips. When I told him what had happened, he watched … Continue reading The Lee Our Children Don’t Know
50 years on, Singapore still has a lot to learn about being one united people, regardless of race, language or religion.
Happy New Year, Ms Tan Moi. May your online spur of the moment be a lesson for us all to show some respect.
My father’s best friend once told me a story about his formative years. He grew up in a neighbourhood with a bunch of kids from two distinct families; one was rich, and the other poor. The rich kids never got to go out and play, and they were extremely picky with their food (silver spoons, … Continue reading The Value of Eating Rubbish
I’m out of hiatus now. But this may not be business as usual for The Blogfather any more. Since the nation is currently throwing a ridiculous hissy fit about “social influencers” – or let’s just refer to them in the original context they were raised in: bloggers – not explicitly declaring that they do sponsored … Continue reading Blogging Under the Influence
Thank you all for being with us during this difficult time. Over the last few days, we are amazed to see so many people come to pay their last respects, from a side of him that we rarely hear or see. He had so many friends that we ran out of peanuts on our first … Continue reading Eulogy
Post by The Blogfather. I thought I should explain this before I go for a while. It’s been a tough year. 2 job changes, a health scare that required a drastic change in diet and lifestyle (a change I’m still struggling with), my first gout attack (one that lasted right through a car review, too) … Continue reading Time Out
We were invited by Hasbro to be featured in a short videoclip in celebration of Transformers’ 30th Anniversary. Will there be mind-blowing Michael Bay explosions? Robot metal flying all over the city smashing into buildings and causing devastating chaos?