Posts filed under Humour


Filed in Being Silly, Humour

A friend likes to say sorry so much that I threatened to call her Ms Sorry from now on.

And then all of a sudden, from nowhere, this memory of a visit to a disco in Singapore many years ago (er, it was part of my job). The disco was called Fire, and it was organising a beauty contest called …

Miss Fire

No, seriously, that’s not a figment of my imagination.

Janis and Chet in Paula’s hands

Filed in Humour, Janis Ian

I wish! Actually, it’s just a copy of our picture taken at the UK LRC in April 2006 that is in Paula’s hands.

Also in Paula’s hands is a signed copy of the Night Rains CD that has the song “Here comes the night” that Paula recorded in Cantonese as “人似浪花” (“Life is like the ocean wave” ). If you look closely, the same CD is also in the picture within the picture. Yes, that’s one special CD that travelled around the world – from Nashville, TN to Lewes, England before going to Malaysia and finally to the Hong Kong Coliseum to be presented to Paula on the night of 16 December 2006.

For me, this is trully an instant where words are not necessary, and a picture – or in this case, two pictures – paint a thousand words.

Note – in the second picture is the music director for Paula’s concerts

Related Posts:
Another Concert
Janis Ian in Cantonese!

Where was this sign posted?

Filed in Humour

Somewhere in Malaysia? Nope. My friend Anne saw it while on holiday in Southport (somewhere in the UK, I think) recently, where she and hubby (that’s his finger in the picture) stayed at a very cheap hotel (with a small carpark). She calls it an “example of the current low standard of British education!”

It’s all Sharon Bakar’s fault

Filed in Humour

So, I’m on holiday (and posting from the library at the University of East Anglia, my alma mater, in Norwich.) And I couldn’t resist checking on some of my must-read blogs, one of them being Sharon Bakar’s.

The latest post on her blog asks “What Kind of Writer?” Of course, I couldn’t resist. Here’s my result:

You Should Be a Science Fiction Writer

Your ideas are very strange, and people often wonder what planet you’re from.
And while you may have some problems being “normal,” you’ll have no problems writing sci-fi.
Whether it’s epic films, important novels, or vivid comics…
Your own little universe could leave an important mark on the world!

Now I know why I’ve not had much success with my writing. Cuz I’ve been writing the wrong genre!!!

Thanks, Sharon, for sorting me out.

Overdone Popcorn

Filed in Humour

Sometimes, it doesn’t pay to follow instructions to the letter.

The instructions had said “microwave 4 minutes on high” . So my niece had done exactly that.

Soon, the kitchen was filled with the delicious buttery smell of popcorn and a popping sound like that of rain on a tin roof. By the third minute, the popping sound had stopped, the bag looked like it was done, and then … and then … the buttery smell was replaced by an awful “burnt” smell that was accompanied by something billowing out of the top of the microwave …


Eww … the instructions were wrong, and because we followed it to the letter, we wasted a bag of popcorn.

Sheesh …