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Cin’s Newsdesk: Standing Down

Image source: ChannelNewsAsia, 18 Feb 2009.

Well, headline says it all. Judge in Anwar’s case will not stand down in the sodomy trial. He’s not relaxing. No chance of him bending over, I guess.

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Cin’s Newsdesk: The Submarine

A tongue-in-cheek take on (Malaysia’s) news of the day…

Malaysia’s first submarine,delivered in September 2009, has developed problems that made it unfit for diving.

To prevent any embarrassment to the country’s first Premier, Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia is planning to change the submarine’s eponymous name. Unfortunately, the alternative “Sinking Ship” did not make the final cut.

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Cin’s Newsdesk: World Peace

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The Nobel Peace Committee has awarded Obama the Peace Prize 2009, not for his achievements, but for bringing hope for mankind. An aspirational win.

This will certainly bring much hope to aspiring beauty queens looking for another contest to compete in. Yes, the Nobel Peace Prize. Well, at least they would not have to relearn their inspirational phrase of “I hope for world peace”.

Credits: Sascalia

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Cin’s Newsdesk: Height of Folly

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French politicians are considering stamping a health warning on photographs of models which are digitally enhanced to fight the warped images that women have of their bodies. According to the politicians, “These images can make people believe in a reality that often does not exist”

Evidently, the French prefers to do thing au naturel. Just ask President Sarkozy, who instead of digitally altering his height, prefers to have shorter staff standing behind him as he gives speeches.

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Cin’s Newsdesk: Men in White

Men in WhiteFrom the Tongue-in-Cheek Newsdesk:

In an attempt to increase its reach to appeal to voters beyond the “Garden of Eden”, Singapore’s ruling party has decided to launch a new publication chronicling the challenges faced in their early formative years titled “Men in White”, and aptly released during the Hungry Ghost Festival during the lunar seventh-month. Who knows, perhaps the white-shrouded spirits and ghosts who took a trip to this Garden of Eden this month may be persuaded to stay on as foreign talents!

 

 

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Cin’s Newsdesk: Of boobs

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel decided to step up a cup, I mean a notch in her election campaign in response to Heidi Klum’s (incidentally also German) remark that “Most women in politics, they wear a suit and look like a man”,

Her new campaign slogan: We Have More to Offer.

If Merkel is attempting to address men’s fascination with machines, I guess booby traps are her weapons of choice…

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Arms & Legs

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Sotomayor Injury

Completely random & made-up thoughts of Hillary Clinton (US Secretary of State) and Sonia Sotomayor (US Supreme Court Justice Nominee)

“Who knew you have to break an arm and a leg to get pass that glass ceiling?”

PS: Inspiration from Huffingtonpost & origins of the phrase “arms & legs” here.

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