Saturday, 27 January 2007
ok. i have to make this post. go read today's straits times, saturday section, page S19. there is a god damn good article by tom plate, los angeles times journalist, titled: wake up and smell the coffee. its basically on culture and globalisation.
here is an extract:
starbucks infest the planet like corporate locusts that quietly but steadily eat away at local cultural foliage
he wrote one hell of an article last week too. i think it was also the saturday section. it was two pages long. totally enjoyed that one too. it was on lee kuan yew's dictor-like rule in singapore and how it has actually benefitted singapore more than what total democracy could actually achieve. personally, he is one of my favourite journalists now as he writes good articles which are critical and straight to the point. unlike other american journalists, he is unprejudiced against the east mainly due to positive experiences while he visited singapore and the rest of asia. i would recommend everyone to at least have a look at today's article if you cant get the article he wrote last week.