He makes documentaries in the way one would write a novel……highly thought provoking and revolutionary in the way he uses the medium of film to convey the message.

Watch the documentary BEFORE the interview. This way, you have no assumptions and biaseness. I made the mistake of doing the reverse, so I had to spend quite a while untangling my brain to get to where I wanted to go with all this.

He is the guru……the indefatigable George Yeo

At a time when the divide between East and West threatens to spiral out of control. There’s a desperate need to understand the push and pull factors that are at play. No one in my opinion can fill that thoughtful position as well as George Yeo. It is nice to see him back in the saddle again after what seems to be an unusually long hiatus.

Twelve Angry Men

June 25, 2021

Corona TV brings you a classic…..here’s a reviewers tip….it may start off a bit dry, but give it some time. By the second ad, it will start to smooth out quite well.

No computer graphics or for that matter fancy musical score. Just the raw power of an excellent script and good olde acting. That’s why I much prefer oldies.

I am quite a weirdo. Because I don’t ever watch a movie just for fun. To me time is important. So if I am going to give up two hours of my undivided attention to a task. It has to be worth my while. That’s why I first go thru the top 100 movies that academy awarded directors and actors consider worthy..after that I watch like tons of reviews. I prefer to read them along with critiques, all the time jotting down notes to get a handle on what’s really happening below the surface of what I am watching. Then once I have enough knowledge about the movie…I watch. So to me a movie isn’t just a two hour affair, it’s more like project.

Take the case of this 80s movie Tampopo, it didn’t do well in Japan. But in the west it managed a cult following and a central theme that runs strong in the movie is humility i.e if you want to be really good at something. You have to humble enough to accept your flaws and work hard on improving your weak points.

Like I said. I learn a lot from movies….but you must know how to watch them. Even a flick as seemingly vapid as Star Wars can be educational at so many levels if one watches it with the right mind set. I learnt for example that the Jedi philosophy could be applied in many areas of my life to patch up leaks. And it worked. So that just goes to show you that watching movies isnt a complete waste of time…it may just change you for the better.

Trust mme. When i say, you learn alot here.

It’s important to reflect daily on your thoughts, words and deeds….simply because as you age. You begin to realise that YOU have the potential to be your best friend and worst enemy.

I met up recently with my sartorially inclined read club. I go there about once a year! Just kidding. Actually, I quite like them. These are basically a bunch of men who met up regularly online, all dressed like peacocoks to chit chat about how to put your best foot forward with fine tailoring and the right accessories. Somewhere in this discussion the flavor of the month, the sartorialist Thai Cong cropped up and I was asked – what can he do to further enhance his image? My advice (not that I am a position to give any, just take a look at what a mess I am. Trust me, there’s no photoshopping here…just good olde shoot from the hip snap to print) is once one hits 50. One should seriously hit the gym and take up some resistance training like lifting weights. Because at 50, there’s really only so much fine tailoring and accessorising the details can be expected to deliver on the mileage of making a memorable impression. For one to go up one level at that vintage. One cannot run away from the reality of age and ageing. Not after 50. If I was not really genuine about the good image of my friend Thai Cong. I wouldn’t have linked him. Bear in mind before I linked him to our vast network, Thai Cong was just harvest 20K views, now it gets 500K per episode, so my only motivation in giving my dear friend some advise is so that he doesn’t end up like an old uncle caricature like above……like I said, after 50 a man needs to hit the gym, bc what u don’t use, you will ultimately lose! That’s why I am going to take my own advice and maybe the next pic I take will not end up disappointing so many.

If someone put a gun to my head and screamed, give Thai Cong one sartorial word of wisdom. It will probably be this. The suits are perfect. But they can pair better with the suits. check out the video on shoe glacage.

This is the enhanced version. As you can all see…there’s no significant improvement in appearance and a large chunk of that has to do with the body politics of hitting fifty and beyond. This simply underscores my point, to make further gains with fine tailoring goes only so far…to go beyond that glass ceiling one cannot run away from pumping iron and I need to do this!

I am convinced this is the biggest thing since Tiger Balm…..I can understand if some people choose to roll their eyes and say…Well, I don’t see anything big in this! Only understand these are the same folk who reacted the same way when I got excited about electric cars, private enterprise venturing into space, crytocurrencies etc etc. Why is this so exciting? Let me share with you why because AVA is not going to tell you! They don’t know. Neither will that other government Pravda site mothership run a special on this either…because they don’t know either. It’s exciting because you can gain entry into this business model by just experimenting with your secret recipe in your kitchen. You don’t need to spend millions in equipment or to jump thru hoops just to get the four corners of your business model right. You could just as well go down to NTUC buy yourself a few cans of chickpeas or dhall and whip up something and tweak it till no one can be quite sure what they’re munching on…but its nice and they want more of it! And once you are at that point, you are good to go. So dont let anyone tell you. You need to go into this by first spending millions building an off shore seaweed plant and processing it with equipment you really only see in Star wars and only then can you really be considered credible….think of it this way. You can do it the same way Col Saunders once did it for KFC. And trust me. That’s a lot to get excited about!

Many have written in and mentioned why do you post this? I dont understand vietnamese….. Well guess what? I dont either….not a single word! But that doesnt mean we dont know whats going on. Maybe we should just regard this as a social experiment, where we might ask ourselves – do we actually need those who we choose to understand to verbalise their thoughts, intentions and yearnings? Besides you all know that I like to indulge in weird pursuits……. Right? So letz not get judgemental abt Mr Thai Cong. I think for those who want to understand his philosophy towards work, life and play, it best to go to 4.02 mark and just hear what he has to say. We can all learn a lot from Thai Cong because he drives a remarkable lifestyle reality drama to promote his franchise of high end products and services in a relatively poor country. To me just that alone has to be exceptional in every sense…so stop bitching and just enjoy, it’s not as if these days you have one million and one things to do except maybe check out what is in your fridge and you just did that five minutes ago!..so just hang loose and go with the flow the Thai Cong way.


This is the future for Singapore. If you really want to be bigger than Elon Musk in let’s say five years from now (and this is just a conservative projection). Then this is one industry that you should seriously consider going into. Because at the current threshold level, the entry cost is still low. But it will not stay this way for long. In my assessment, the shift towards fake meat will be based primary on health benefits. As real meat is not only very cost ineffcient to produce, but its also a logistical nightmare. But the main tipping point in favor of fake meat is simply this – what many do not realise is the amount of antibiotics and chemical enhancers that currently goes into producing real meat is so overwhelmingly excessive that I don’t think any sane person will want to go near it in the next five or ten years. I am not saying real meat will go the way of cigarettes completely, it will not. Because in the future there will always be botique farms that maybe only produce ten cows per year, but the cost will be simply out of reach for most. All I am saying is its simply a production and cost to opportunity calculation – in the future, mankind will have to eat less real meat otherwise we will just kill ourselves! And end up destroying the planet. The next question is will fake meat be as good as real meat? The paradox is real meat these days don’t even taste like meat as it was ten or twenty years ago. let me give you a real life example, if you buy a slab of butter these days, it doesn’t spread or taste like butter in the past, that’s because cows these days are feed oil palm based feed, so this idea that fake meat will never be as good as real meat will always be a red herring argument. The other question is will the govt support this initiative? Well all I can say is Singapore Inc needs to go thru a paradigm shift not only organizationally, but mentally as well, when it comes to retooling the wealth creation engines. But I think the civil servants who drove this idea should be given a free holiday in Batam. Just make it happen lah!