Bloody hell!

Only "a short detention order" for causing someone in a coma,
which subsequently ruined the rest of her life?

You gotta be fricking kidding me.

Please read this, LTA and Nicholas Ting:

Happy Birthday, kid!

Today (July 15) is Thien Nhan's birthday.

Here is an update from his mum, Mai Anh:

"Hanoi is getting warmer than ever.

Nhan is enjoying his summer break with a number of outdoor activities
including swimming and playing basketball.

He is now learning to get used to his new prosthetic leg.

There are two types of functional prosthetic legs: an aesthetic one
and a specific one used mainly by athletes.

Nhan chose the second one so it can help him in all actions,
especially sports.

However, practicing is quite hard and it takes him about one
or two months of constant training.

The transfemoral prosthesis is an artificial limb that replaces
a leg missing above the knee. Transfemoral amputees can have
a very difficult time regaining normal movements.

In general, a transfemoral amputee must use approximately 80%
more energy to walk compared with a person with two whole legs.
This is due to the complexities in movement associated with the knee.

Plus, the inclement weather in Hanoi these days makes him
frowning all the time while practicing."

I look foward to seeing Thien Nhan master the use of
his new prosthetic leg.

Such incompetence!

First, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) blindly allowed the use of e-scooters on walkways, which resulted in hapless pedestrians getting hit left, right and center.

After the shit hits the fan, LTA claimed that there will be a "mandatory registration of electric scooters" by the second half of 2018... which is RIGHT NOW.

Well, apparently, that is not happening.

According to the Chinese press, the registration is postponed to 2019 because LTA "needs more time to research and design a sound registration process."

Shouldn't that be done in the first place, before letting those e-scooters on the loose to create havoc on footpaths which endanger our lives?

Please get your act together, LTA.

Singapore's wondrous Judicial System

Teacher paid for massage services with fake $100 notes.
(Note: No one was hurt.)

Jailed three years.


58-year-old housewife abused Indonesian maid.
(Bodily harm involved.)

Jailed six weeks.


Am I the only one who feels that something's not quite right?

What is the Active Mobility Advisory Panel waiting for? More injuries?

All talk, no action.

Latest incident:

Photos: Facebook/Zam Riffzam

Man crashed e-scooter into girl in Pasir Ris.

To those who sit in the Active Mobility Advisory Panel
(by the way, if I do not walk on footpaths and only get chauffeured around,
I wouldn't have cared less. But, like most, I am part of the common people.) --
Do you really need to have an online poll??

Isn't the escalating number of pedestrians getting injured
(with some ended up dead or in ICUs) an obvious indication that
allowing personal mobility devices (PMDs) on walkways is a big mistake?

Exercise some common sense, please.

And don't get me started on those so-called "active mobility enforcement officers".
I have never ever seen one in real life.

The only time they appear seemed to be for a photoshoot for the media.
Where were they when the following happened? --

I am not lobbying for a ban of PMDs.
Just don't approve them until the correct infrastructures are in place.

Making pedestrians share paths with PMDs is not the solution.

Great! Another moron's rash act.
Two incidents on the SAME DAY!

Thien Nhan, an update

Thien Nhan, now 12 years old, is a grade 6 student.

On weekends during his free time, he plays basketball,
soccer and swims. He is a member of his secondary school’s
basketball team.

His Facebook account is not longer active because Mai Anh,
his adoptive mother, doesn't want him to be famous or have
any differential treatment compared with his friends.

Both Thien Nhan and Mai Anh still visit children with
genital traumas, either by birth or caused by an accident
(like Thien Nhan), so as to inspire and encourage them.

Here are some photos of Thien Nhan in daily life:

From left: Thien Nhan, Little Minh, Mai Anh and Big Minh

Barking up the wrong tree

I did this (published on Jan 31, 2018)...

...and then someone sent a not-so-pleasant letter to the national paper:

After the accident involving a 61-year-old woman
who was frightened by the sight of a cockroach,
I have seen a few comics in The Straits Times
and Lianhe Zaobao about the incident.

I found the comics hilarious initially,
but on closer look, I discovered that the people
shown to be scared by the cockroach were always women.

I was appalled by that because, by showing a woman,
the comics send the warped message that women
are socialised to show fear, while it is
not socially acceptable for men to have fears.

I believe that comics should be funny,
but cartoonists must be careful of the impression
the comics might leave on people,
such as gender stereotypes.

For example, these comics on the cockroach incident
may strengthen the notion that women are afraid
of insects and cannot handle such minor adversities.

We need to allow the younger generation to realise
that both genders can have fears.

Wee Ai Lee Ginnie, 14
Secondary 3 student


My comics "send the warped message that women are socialised to show fear,
while it is not socially acceptable for men to have fears" ??

But it can't be, 'cos I also did this:

Maybe it was published way before that writer was born?

Let me check...

Hmm, 2015.

So, nope.

Simplified CPR could save more lives: Study

Published on Dec 18, 2017

Squeamish about giving mouth-to-mouth resuscitation?
The good news is you can help revive someone without doing so,
in a way that may even be more effective.

A local study has found that those who learn a
simplified form of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
can better remember what they have learnt and
are arguably more effective in saving lives.

This simplified CPR omits mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.
Instead, the focus is on carrying out continuous chest compressions.

I drew this by switching the genders around:

Unfortunately, it didn't quite work.

But at least I won't get accused of stereotyping
(see the previous post).

Two-wheeled eyesores

Published on Oct 27, 2017

It is good that the authorities are finally doing something to make
Singapore landscapes more pleasing to look at.

On Feb 6, 2018, a new licensing framework for bike-sharing operators
was announced, in a move to curb illegal bicycle parking.

It will require operators to remove improperly parked bicycles on public land
within a stipulated period, and penalise users who park indiscriminately.

Operators will also have to introduce schemes to discourage users from
parking the bicycles indiscriminately, which could involve high-accuracy

Geofencing technology creates a virtual boundary that sends out an alert
when a bike enters or leaves an area, and is aimed at curbing
indiscriminate parking.

But what if...

Misalignment mystery

Published on Jan 15, 2018



A photo of the linkway that was not directly above the
traffic light crossing had gotten some people perplexed.



It turned out that the plan was for the shelter to be built first,
then the pedestrian crossing to be shifted under it.


Kidnap scares

Jan 2018: The two incidents in which international school students in Singapore claimed they were being lured into vehicles were not cases of attempted kidnapping.

The police, after thorough investigations, ruled out abduction attempts and said drivers were trying to be helpful by offering lifts.

However, students and parents said they would still be cautious and the children should not accept lifts from strangers.

So grumpy

At Mongkutwattana General Hospital in Bangkok, medical staff get a
much needed helping hand from robots dressed in cheery yellow nurse uniforms.

Called Automated Guided Vehicles (AGV) Robots, the main function
of these mobile machines is to carry medical documents around the premises.

The Thai hospital has three AGV Robots to save on hiring costs and
help alleviate its manpower shortage, as well as enhance service.


When I think of hospitals, I'd associate it with words such as "Caring",
"Compassion", "Concern", etc.

So why the angry face?