Monday, November 19, 2012
I am keeping my fingers crossed that they will not censor this post. To think that they stood up to the Chinese government by closing their business in China because they did not agree to China's attempts to restrict certain content on Google.
Hmmm...just so that it is all above board, I have taken a screenshot of this post. So if it disappears, it can resurface, perhaps in a freer platform?
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Fifty Shades of Grey has been scorching Bookshelves and eBookshelves, all over the English reading whole. Singapore is no exception, despite the fact that it has very stringent laws regarding the circulation, sales and possession of pornographic materials. And 50 Shades is as pornographic as it comes. Hey we are not talking straight sex here. It is the kinky variety. In fact, its bondage and SM stuff. But mainstream bookstores in Singapore are stocking and selling them. This picture was taken in Popular Bookstore, a place that many parents shop for school assessment books for their children. You can't argue with money, can you? Morals be damned. And yes, its in the top 10 list, or at least where this photo was taken in a heartland bookstore. Only, unlike other 'straight books', you are not allowed to take off the shrink-wrap to browse. There's that "No Browsing" label. This will work in Singapore. No browsing means no browsing. We are generally a docile lot, though with this increasing liberal and, dare I say, daring, atmosphere, you'd wonder how long this will last, the docility, i.e. The law be damned too.