Sunday, June 10, 2007

Author On Vacation

Alright, I'm off on vacation to the Rockies and the West Coast of the USA. Will be back in Singapore at the beginning of July.


Thursday, June 07, 2007

10 Best reasons Gay Marriage is wrong:
(I just couldn't resist this classic piece)

1. Being gay is not natural. Real Americans always reject unnatural things like eyeglasses, polyester, and air conditioning.

2. Gay marriage will encourage people to be gay, in the same way that hanging around tall people will make you tall.

3. Legalizing gay marriage will open the door to all kinds of crazy behavior. People may even wish to marry their pets because a dog has legal standing and can sign a marriage contract.

4. Straight marriage has been around a long time and hasn't changed at all; women are still property, blacks still can't marry whites, and divorce is still illegal.

5. Straight marriage will be less meaningful if gay marriage were allowed; the sanctity of Britany Spears' 55-hour just-for-fun marriage would be destroyed.

6. Straight marriages are valid because they produce children. Gay couples, infertile couples, and old people shouldn't be allowed to marry because our orphanages aren't full yet, and the world needs more children.

7. Obviously gay parents will raise gay children, since straight parents only raise straight children.

8. Gay marriage is not supported by religion. In a theocracy like ours, the values of one religion are imposed on the entire country. That's why we have only one religion in America.

9. Children can never succeed without a male and a female role model at home. That's why we as a society expressly forbid single parents to raise children.

10. Gay marriage will change the foundation of society; we could never adapt to new social norms. Just like we haven't adapted to cars, the service-sector economy, or longer life spans.

I have no idea who originated this so if anyone knows, drop me a mail.


Monday, June 04, 2007

Parting is such Sweet Sorrow: Reflections on the Winter and Spring Quarter

With the simultaneous handing in of my International Trade Law, International Intellectual Property Rights and Philosophy of Law paper, I am officially done with my finals and hence at the UW, my host university for the past 9 plus months.

It's been a great academic experience and despite my best efforts, it seems that I have actually made some really close friends, something that might seem awfully shocking to my readers.

But it is time for me to leave and to finish my degree back home. I will be back early July.

Bring it on.