As I start writing this blogpost (midnight, Singapore time), the England vs Uruguay match is just three hours away. By the time I awake later in the morning, one of these two teams ARE expected to start packing for home. I use the plural "are" in keeping with sports reporting tradition. Similarly, in the sports pages, it is the England team, not the English team:
I am rooting for the England team. To put it, in a twist to the Singlish expression, I will know when I awake if "my England is powderful" or not!
So, all full-time national servicemen are not yet operationally ready?
I'm sure this correction (TODAY, June 19) still leaves many ordinary readers clueless:
KA sent me a text message at 7.59am to tell me that "The Pinnacle is now known as "The Pee-nacle". I did not know what he meant until I read ST (June 19). The Pinnacle@Duxton is Singapore's poshest public housing estate with apartment blocks that rival those in private condominiums:
For the next few days, you can bet that no female resident in that estate will be seen wearing a white long-sleeved top or sporting a pony-tail!
Something else caught my eye... the unfortunate facing page's headline:
They killed a majestic rhino so that a tourist can pose like this?
There were a couple of good letters in ST (June 19):
And the POSB brands itself as the people's bank (Neighbours first, bankers second)?
I too await the AVA's response. The navel oranges, persimmons and grapes I eat are nowadays seedless. Thankfully, they have not yet genetically modified apples this way.
The commentary in TODAY (June 19) by Dr Tan Cheng Bock tells it as it is:
May the floss be with you
Finally, from ST's magazine insert Mind Your Body, I learnt something from the horse's mouth: that one should actually floss before brushing one's teeth. Did you know that?,,,
As for DIY teeth-whitening, someone I know claims that the inside of the banana skin does the trick! Now that's another one from the horse's mouth.