Monday, 30 April 2012

A Lesson from Hainan

Famed Yalong Bay in Sanya
There is a lesson to be learnt when there is over-promise - and failure to deliver the goods. A case in point - Hainan island in the Republic of China, touted to be the Hawaii of the East. 
My recent holiday to Hainan blew to pieces whatever illusion I had of this supposedly enchanting jewel of the East  that so proudly fashions itself after Hawaii, from its glossy marketing of tropical and sandy beaches to its greeting of "Yanuda" inspired by Hawaii's "Aloha".

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Blogger's Block?

We've heard of writer's block. But blogger's block? Ragan's PR Daily's article on "4 places to find blogging inspiration" is worth reading.

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Of Euro 2012 goodies and models in sacrilegious wear...

The Straits Times report, 10 April 2012
When things start breaking down in our very own backyards, naturally we make it our business to complain. Not the very least because it affects us on a personal level.

These days, Singaporeans are speaking up on many things that bother us. Crowded MRT trains that frequently break down. Telcos that give better perks to expats. Event organisers who have models dressed as a Christian nun or a Taoist priest.

Two recent examples come to mind.