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Sometimes when people talk about buying HDB flats (housing built by the Singapore housing authority) they will mention with a scowl “of course, you don’t really /own/ the flat, you only get a 99-year lease.” To which my thought is … Continue reading

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Beefy

I just came across yet another person in an online forum saying “The single best thing the average U.S. resident can do to help the environment is become vegetarian/vegan.” When looking for a citation better than my own vague ruminations, … Continue reading

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Spielzeugmuseum, Munich

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One more tree

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What I’ve mostly been doing

I’ve just posted a lengthy, esoteric article on the Wikimedia blog about the work project that’s been devouring all of my time for the last few months. Skimming it just now, I note that more than half of the approximately … Continue reading

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Singapore river safari park

Singapore has a new zoo/aquarium that is river themed. It’s divided into geographic sections that feature creatures that live in and beside the water. It also has pandas for some reason… that didn’t really fit into the ‘river’ theme. There … Continue reading

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Instant

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Frozen dessert gallery

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We’re all domed… domed!

I’ve sent several people postcards with photos that look like this. They were too good to pass up even though I had no idea what that was. It turns out they are ‘The Supertrees’, sculptures amongst the landscaping at a … Continue reading

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King of Porky Goodness

Japanese competitive food courts and Singapore seem like a match made in heaven. This place had seven or eight different ramen stalls, with posted rankings here and there. I have no idea if there is actual judging happening or if … Continue reading

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