t Double Yellow's Musings: No Money, No Honey
The warped mind of Double Yellow craves for humor everyday. His daily dose comes from The Straits Times, The Sunday Times, Today, Channelnewsasia, etc. He also thinks that because of this preamble, this blog will never get featured in the local media. And of course, please read the Disclaimer before embarking on the journey.

Monday, June 13, 2005

No Money, No Honey

Hong Kong seems to be gripped in a sensational expatriate murder trial. As with all things expatriate, it involves power, greed, betrayal, jealousy and most importantly ……money. It's amusing when we report about such sleazy stuff about our arch-rival country, we shamelessly call Hong Kong a cash-obsessed town.

Hello? Did you even look around you? How come you forgot what one good gahmen minister said ….."there are no free lunches in Singapore"? It’s always been about the money. Any policy suggestion that you make to the gahmen must include an economic facet – how will this bring more $$ to our coffers? If not, you can kiss your suggestion goodbye.

Thinking about money is so pervasive in our society that we have developed the “usual price” disease. For instance, when your friend tells you how much he bought a gadget for, he goes…. “ I got it for $548, usual price $698”. It’s always about the difference between the “usual price” and the “sale price”. We see the need to highlight that we have saved money despite having spent a bomb. We desperately seek approval from everyone around us that we have got a good price. Sadly, there is no cure for this disease….at least not here.

It also looks like a Qantas honcho has called a study commissioned by Singapore Airlines as being drafted by “someone who knows nothing about the airline industry”. Oooh… I wonder if we had said something similar, whether we would be facing the CJ by now. But hey, Australia has every right to stop SIA from flying the lucrative Ozzie-US route. Well, Air Asia and Changi Airport are embroiled in a tussle over landing rights on the Singapore-Jakarta route. So it’s perfectly normal if Australia shows us the finger…..

As our gahmen already very well know, it's always about the money…

2 Comments:

Anonymous Darrick Leavitt said...

It''s quite impressive.

4:02 AM  
Blogger doubleyellow said...

hey darrick, i shamelessly think that you are referring to the blog entry and not the HK murder :) hence, thanx :)

6:37 AM  

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