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  1. FB

    I'd had, well, more than 4,500 friends in FB - maybe even busting the limits - judging from past responses in emails, etc. My social life ain't active though...
  2. Media

    I did an analysis for Indonesia. An industrial review, to be precise. With my team. We really like it that Indonesia, like Korea and Australia, regulates the media industry to protect domestic media producers. Indonesia was doing the right thing when they only allow local funding for their media, plus minimum local content production regulations. Yes, this stunts media development in their country, but this ensures that when their country develops, with more media demand for their...
  3. Grey skies, blue day

    Do you ever feel that when the weather turns bad, your day changes with the weather? I am thinking whether some of us may have S.A.D. Seasonal Affective Disorder. We can't stand the cold incessant rain or snow or dark clouds, and we only like sunny and hot places. At least I know I might have that.
  4. The bane of autism communities - my opinions

    I am confident that in my home country, LFAs will be taken care by the mental hospital, like it or not, and not-too-high-functioning autistics will be taken care by the voluntary welfare organization. This is the Singapore reality. We have no state welfare, so we have no real help totally. However, if there is nothing to make the high-functioning autistic people be their best, any forums, blogs, etc will be useless - because they just act as what society intended for us - some sort of...
  5. Lee Teng Hui

    I think Lee's fall from grace only suggests one thing: The people's power comes from a strong system that promotes, not kills altruism. Anyway, ?Captain Sobel, we salute the rank, not the man.? - Major Dick Winters --- Band of Brothers Best quote of the day, because... that happened around my life.
  6. Who will win MLB?

    Yankees look rather great!
  7. Do what you do best in

    I am thinking of things and ideas in theories. Well, most people I know strive hard to get a degree. Most do indeed attain good degrees, and are qualified to do a lot of professional stuff. But recently, because of drastic syllabi changes and other social upheavals that I know, there are obviously smart people who just didn't make it, to a target that we thought will be reachable. It led us to think that, well, maybe we need to adapt? Maybe we need to get another 'better' degree and...
  8. Anonymity is the first line of defense?

    This X-Men quote is wildly popular in school - and my very own special friends. I feel strongly for this quote. Even to the extent that I feel that I started to rethink... For example, do you wear a Prada handbag that does not suit your costumes? And do you just say you have autism when this apparently gives a wrong perception that hides your life's potentials? I am saying this to all my friends who have not made a stand
  9. Ok

    It's ok... life is not just relative competition. Few are as talented, committed and possibly focused like ASDs. So I guess I'll just keep on searchin'
  10. Thoughts on failure to meet societal expectations

    Although society often imposes heavy expectations with us, we often face two problems: One, is that we aren't able to meet its standards, and Two, is that we failed to do what we can all achieve. I believe there are many things that we can't do in category one. What irks me is more of some of us, we have so much potential to unlock our inner selves and to fulfill self-realization yet - we fail in Category 2. And guess what, those who meet Category 1, some of them, they can't even...
  11. This is what we learnt from!

    Q: Is there any plan for Forum W to earn more ad revenues? As you know, Forum W is the most popular Aspie website with over 50,000 members, and there are simply a lot of people who love discussing here. The Aspie market in United States alone is made up of around 6 million people who have a certain preference of products, unique to other people, and there could be more overseas. A (from a fellow member): I doubt it, but then again why does that matter?
  12. My Favorite Article

    IT?S a hard life being a Singaporean and autistic at the same time. We have to live through a lifetime of disappointments, pain and discrimination. Our parents do not have the money, the time, or the know-how to give us a full and comprehensive treatment that could maximize our potential. We have to go through speech, play, exercise, and whatever therapy, just for a silver lining of hope. But hope? In what way is there hope? I only know that our parents? hope of an early,...
  13. Fantasy

    I am planning a mini private story to myself resembling the 'what-ifs' in my family. I am going to write about the story of a child and an estranged Chinese Singaporean father, who abandoned his child (living alone under an African American mother, due to both 'racial prejudice' and legal issues) and his bond with the Singapore government, to live first with insecure passion for maximum money after the hurt of 9/11, then get 'lost' while profiting from the subprime mortgages securities...
  14. I Didn't Do It, It Wasn't Me

    This weekend I was invited to worship with some friends who are Lutherans, and feeling like I needed a break from the Book of Acts, I accepted. Anyway, the second reading was a real interesting one. It was taken from the end of Chapter 7 of Paul's Letter to the Romans. Unfortunately we don't have any record of what Paul's recipients thought of this convoluted letter, but I am sure that it left more than a few folks scratching their heads. Since both Luther and Calvin based much of...
  15. Imagine

    I really love John Lennon's Imagine. --- --- --- Imagine there's no countries It isn't hard to do Nothing to kill or die for And no religion, too Imagine all the people Living life in peace You, you may say I'm a dreamer But I'm not the only one I hope someday you will join us And the world will be as one Imagine no possessions I wonder if you can No need for greed or hunger A brotherhood of man Imagine all the people Sharing all the world You, you may say I'm...