SINGAPORE: During Chinese New Year last year, retiree Kenneth Tang wanted to visit his sister-in-law at her home in Upper Bukit Timah, in a relatively secluded area he was unfamiliar with.Instead of getting driving directions with a few taps of his smartphone, the 64-year-old sat in his living room, put on his reading glasses and studied the route on the pages of his 2018 street directory.“I think GPS is more convenient and better in many ways, but I use road directories because I can have a better idea of how to get to the place I am going to,” he told CNA.Mr Tang said the directory allows for more flexible alternative route planning in the event of congestion, and gives a clearer picture of nearby car parks – crucial for peak times when every lot has been snapped up.“I use road directories also because I have been using it for years, long before GPS was available,” he added. “My friends and I who are from the older generation have been … [Read more...] about In the age of online maps, who needs street directories anymore?
Speed reading how does it work
He was once the hottest actor in Hollywood. The Matrix had made him an icon. But then his career fizzled, not that he ever stopped working. He appeared in two Matrix sequels and many forgettable potboilers. But then John Wick happened, and in Parabellum, his third outing, currently getting rave reviews, the 54-year-old is back on top. At his press conference in New York he is surprisingly cooperative, which wasn’t always the case. In previous interviews, he wouldn’t talk about his father, who was serving time in jail for cocaine possession, or about the loss of his child (with the late actress Jennifer Syme) that was stillborn. “I don’t feel I have any obligation to share my private life with people who enjoy my work”, was his rationale. Although born in Lebanon, Reeves holds a Canadian passport. even though his mother is British and his father is of Chinese-Hawaiian parentage. The name Keanu means “cool … [Read more...] about Keanu Reeves says he is a lonely guy
By Christopher Hume Star Columnist Mon., May 6, 2019 By the time Ontario Premier Doug Ford is finished with Toronto, the city will be lucky if it’s allowed to hire a dogcatcher without Queen’s Park first passing enabling legislation. Mayor John Tory will want to keep his short pants close at hand. Forget about governing by disruption, Ford’s gleeful politics of destruction have wreaked havoc across the province, nowhere more so than in its largest city, which he is remaking as fast as the legislative process will allow. Last week alone he cleared the way for the province to “upload” Toronto’s subway system, undid Ontario Municipal Board reform and, to add insult to injury, brought back old developer-friendly rules, and then withdrew funding that supports more than 6,000 subsidized daycare spots in Toronto. Last fall, Ford cut Toronto city council in half, seemingly on a whim, and again made a point of adding insult to injury … [Read more...] about Booze, speed and dangerous cuts — is this what Ontarians want?
A recent psychology study caught my eye because the interpretation seemed bizarre, and possibly misguided. The study involved a survey of several hundred newlywed heterosexual couples, which included a test to see if they were so-called maximizers, who can’t settle for anything but the perfect choice, or satisficers, who can, as the word implies, be satisfied with something that suffices. And lo and behold, the satisficers were pretty happy with their spouses, but the maximizers were only happy, for the time being, if they had attractive wives (as judged by the researchers) or rich husbands. The way the researchers seemed to be interpreting their result, published in Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, was that male maximizers should marry beautiful women, and female ones should marry rich men. Does this mean that even people who were really holding out for someone fun and intelligent should settle for rich or good-looking? Or is it assuming that money and looks are all … [Read more...] about Don’t date a perfectionist; they won’t settle for you
By Doug Smith Sports Reporter Sun., April 28, 2019 Pascal Siakam plays a basketball game with an unbridled joy. He runs like a deer, smiles and looks like he’s always having fun, and that the game — for some reason — comes easy to him. He’s a bit of a contortionist around the rim, and that creativity is borne of his spirit and his attitude. Everything he does exudes happiness and freedom of mind and body. He flows with the play and the tempo of the game. It’s fun to watch, to which Raptors fans can attest, and it’s frustrating to play against, as opponents have learned repeatedly over one of the great single-season breakout performances of this NBA era. But it also belies that truth. The truth that everything Siakam gets, he gets because he works at it — diligently, when no one is looking and the lights are turned down. That is the measure of the man. Article Continued Below “I’m not trying to take … [Read more...] about Raptors’ Siakam cleared for takeoff, and the sky’s the limit