March 31, 2010

Waving Goodbye to the Joneses ↵

Money only makes you happy when you have more than those around you.

March 24, 2010

The Modern Gentleman: A Guide to Essential Manners, Savvy and Vice

The Modern Gentleman: A Guide to Essential Manners, Savvy and Vice by Phineas Mollod and Jason Tesauro

This contains excellent thoughts about conducting oneself socially, manners, conversation, style, how to tie ties, how to order drinks, how to be suave on a date, all sorts of things that a gentleman would want to know. Not impressed with the sex part (cheesy!) but hey you can’t win ‘em all.
Get this along with Dressing the Man: Mastering the Art of Permanent Fashion - as it is, not enough blokes (especially in Singapore, I've noticed) take care & time to dress well.

Stop wondering why your women look across the shores for companionship. Stop thinking that your only option is a mail-order bride. Things can be better. The change begins WITHIN.

March 15, 2010

A year of following all the rules in the Bible ↵

The Year of Living Biblically, is about a guy who "recently spent a year trying to follow all 700 plus rules he found in the Bible..."

March 12, 2010

The zero-rupee note that shames corrupt officials into not demanding bribes ↵

The idea was dreamt up by an expatriate Indian physics professor from the University of Maryland who, travelling back home, found himself harassed by endless extortion demands. He gave the notes to the importuning officials as a polite way of saying no.
I'm really curious to know if there are measurable results for this. Fantastic idea, nonetheless.

March 05, 2010

Racial groups that are OK to make fun of ↵

In the year 2010, in the United States, it’s acceptable to make fun of some groups of people. To find out which groups, you only need to turn on a children’s TV station, such as Nickelodeon, or wait until Halloween and see how people dress up.