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Latest Blog Posts for Tales Over Coffee

  • Toffee Nut Lattes
    on Oct 31, 2009 in Food
    The toffee nut latte is the one exception to my rule about not liking Starbucks.  Most of their drinks are watered down tasting and overpriced.  What you wind up paying for is the name and the 'experience' of sitting in their cafe. The tof...
  • Singapore Rejects Firm Emissions Targets? What About The Elephant In The Room?
    on Oct 30, 2009 in China Singapore Life
    A little over two weeks ago, the world's blogosphere (including this blog) observed an event known as Blog Action Day 2009.  The event was a coordinated effort by bloggers around the world to raise awareness of a specific topic, and this year's...
  • Talking Politics With A Cab Driver
    on Oct 29, 2009 in Singapore Life
    You ever get in a cab with a driver that is really eager to chat?  What choice do you have?  You're sort of a captive audience.  Sometimes I try to deter them by giving short answers, but this guy seemed really excited about sharing hi...
  • Yahoo! Deletes Huge User Group On Flickr Without Warning (New Details)
    on Oct 29, 2009 in Tech Stuff
    Photo via LoopZilla on Flickr (Please click through the link at the bottom of the quoted article to see the photo that went along with the original article) The following excerpt is from a Flickr user's photo stream. It went along with an image of...
  • Heavy Smoke Haze in Pasir Ris
    on Oct 28, 2009 in Malaysia Singapore Life Indonesia
    At about 1:30 AM my wife and I went to the grocery store to buy some milk tea.  Hey, sometimes you just gotta satisfy a craving right? Well, as I walked along I noticed that it smelled like something was burning and then my wife pointed out the...
  • Catching The Culprits
    on Oct 28, 2009 in Singapore Life
    About a month ago I posted a photo of a sitting area under an HDB block that was littered with trash and stated that I saw Singaporean kids there messing it up from time to time.  I was immediately told that I must be picking on Singapore, and t...
  • Indonesian Maid Beaten To Death By Malaysian Employers
    on Oct 28, 2009 in Malaysia My Two Cents
    via Yahoo! News: Hani was rescued from her employers' home a week ago. She was found by another Indonesian cleaner hired to replace her who noticed a foul smell coming from a locked bathroom. Police said that when she was found she was tied up arou...
  • Cool Twitter Error Page
    on Oct 27, 2009 in Tech Stuff
    "Something is technically wrong." Got this page when I clicked on a 'We're on Twitter' link from a web page. I'd never seen it before and thought it was really cool. I love all of the characters that new web services are coming out with. Case in poi...
  • WANTED! A Home For Little Jimmy. Great Advertising Ploy!
    on Oct 27, 2009 in Singapore Life Humor / Engrish
    I saw this posted and it was so funny that I had to laugh. This is great advertising and is sure to catch the eye. I thought it was a missing child report when I first saw it. I left the number visible because the person who posted this deserves th...
  • Seriously Funny Singaporean Comedy From YouTube
    on Oct 26, 2009 in Humor / Engrish
    This is some seriously funny stuff. I wasn't sure about it at first, and you really have to pay attention to understand what's being said, but you'll be laughing by the end. You'll have to understand something about Singapore culture and language to...
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