The Naked Listener’s Weblog 2012 in review

Wednesday 2 January 2013, 11.42am HKT


The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

“19,000 people fit into the new Barclays Center to see Jay-Z perform. This blog was viewed about 86,000 times in 2012. If it were a concert at the Barclays Center, it would take about 5 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.”

Click here to see the complete report.

Thank you, WordPress, for the ‘Automattic’ annual report.

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Happy New Fiscal Cliff Year! Still with me so far?

Tuesday 1 January 2013, 12.01am HKT


12.01am local time, 10°C (50°F), chilly and breezy

DING! Ding! Ding!

Once a year, this comes out to remind peep’l just who (and what) is behind the unfunny hilarity of this blog.

Rest assured you won’t be bothered with this stuff until the same time next year. (Intervening shameless self-faggotry excepted.)

This year’s version contains some new material not in the original.

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Recap of stories for October

Thursday 22 November 2012, 1.04pm HKT


Summary of posts and site updates for October 2012.

It is embarrassing to say the least that The Naked Listener could only manage to pen a paltry three posts for October, seriously down from his batting average of 20 post a month.

It is only by the grace of two guest writers who took up the slack that this blog continues to exist for your reading pleasure and sardonic hilarity.

The Naked Listener definitely deserves to have his knuckles rapped.

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THE STORIES

10 things this week

07 Oct 2012

Summary of all the nonsense and heartburn surrounding my life for Week 40. [FULL STORY]

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Look around you, not just at your desires

12 Oct 2012

Ninety-nine percent of us spend 99% of our waking hours trying to make 99% more moolah just to make ends meet. The remaining 1% of us spend 99% of the waking hours actually looking for more ways of making more moolah. [FULL STORY]

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10 things this week (Week 41)

14 Oct 2012

Clearly another week of bad hair days, as evidenced by another weekly summary (for Week 41). [FULL STORY]

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GUESTPOSTS

Peaches and mushrooms in blue and green

28 Oct 2012

Another exclusive article by Ophelia Kwong, a British- and American-trained artist who very kindly took up the slack in writing for The Naked Listener. This month, Ophelia gives us a glimpse of her work and the history behind them. [FULL STORY]

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The future of ‘government’

30 Oct 2012

In this exclusive article by guest author Guus Goorts of the Netherlands, now based in Singapore, tells us how the information overload of today’s world might just spell the obsolescence of ‘government’ in tomorrow’s world. [FULL STORY]

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SITE UPDATES & NEW PAGES

No site updates issued but the following items have been updated with minor amendments and improvements:—

  • Index menu tab now reconfigured to help you find stories by categories
  • FAQ menu tab now reset into child pages to help you find answers to stupid questions
  • Re-added menu items for Facebook, Twitter, Sister blog and Mirror site.

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PREVIOUS MONTHS

For all posts published in 2012, click on the month below:—

  1. January
  2. February
  3. March
  4. April (nil stories — blog on furlough)
  5. May (nil stories — ditto)
  6. June (nil stories — ditto)
  7. July
  8. August
  9. September

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Recap of stories for September

Sunday 30 September 2012, 11.45pm HKT


EIGHT posts, 1 site update and 1 new static page in September 2012.

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THE STORIES

Social sins to avoid for fun and profit | 01-03 Sept 2012

Part 1 | Part 2

RULES of social intercourse change constantly. Go on, sabotage your money-earning, career-advancing capabilities. Boy and girls, I give you the common social gaffes online and in real life.

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Eleven years | 11 Sept 2012

“I can forgive but I cannot forget.”

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My small sacrifice | 12 Sept 2012

Some people think that I would never trim it off. A few of the more offensive types disapproves of my hairstyle. Right now, that attitude means dick to me. Now, I can truthfully say I don’t approve of theirs.

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Future vibes, future hypes | 16 Sept 2012

Let’s talk about the stuff we see, hear or read in public that give off strong future vibes. I love how it feels to see someone using crazy future technology that gets the job done right beside technology that doesn’t get the same job done.

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‘We are Wall Street’: No, you’re a walnut

| 19 Sept 2012

This famous Internet meme of a Wall Street guy’s retort needs answering back, now that Quantitative Easing 3 (‘QE3′) is in the offing and our world looks set to completely implode on itself.

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Knickers in a twist: Americano in China | 21-25 Sept 2012

Part 1 | Part 2

We make wrong choices now and move on in the hope that the experience should help us make better decisions later. The axiom falls apart if the wrong choice should lead to results that are very hard to fix.

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SITE UPDATES & NEW PAGES

Site Updates: Some reorganisation | 25 Sept 2012

New and improved categories and a new header image (if only the better alternative fitted).

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FAQs | Released 17 Sept 2012

FAQs and the proverbial legalese that everyone requires in this troubled day and age.

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PREVIOUS MONTHS

For all posts published in 2012, click on the month below:—

  1. January
  2. February
  3. March
  4. April (nil stories — blog on furlough)
  5. May (nil stories — ditto)
  6. June (nil stories — ditto)
  7. July
  8. August

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STATS

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Recap of stories for August

Thursday 6 September 2012, 9.46am HKT


NINE stories and nil site updates published in August 2012.

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THE STORIES

‘Wise up for now’ | 02 Aug 2012

Stark raving reality from the war years.

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Weather, roasted alive | 02 Aug 2012

We have totally inaccurate conceptualisations about how hot, cold, dry or wet the weather can get. To make matters worse, the authorities never learnt the first principle of public announcements to help us out.

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Reminiscences: Week 31 | 04 Aug 2012

For use in case of cultural discomfort, one abbreviation, two shires, a lethal brolly, a crap vision aid, a puppet that can stand better than me, and a flying god.

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Reminiscences: Week 32 | 12 Aug 2012

Brain-damaged advice on anger management, the Trentadue for swinging tits, best friends and worst enemies, a helluva typographical mistake, and souls sold down the river.

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‘Fourteen months’ | Incoming guestpost | 19 Aug 2012

Incoming guestpost: Memories and impressions retained and revived elicit some of the most powerful emotions inside us — often creating directions in life for us too. For some, reminiscences can become signposts for our destiny. For others, they may well be the very stuff of destiny that a person meets on the road to avoid it.

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Rurdy-Turdy Thursday: One Word Answer | 23 Aug 2012

Shut up, and keep talking! If you don’t know the answers, you might as well just answer the questions. Debut article to kick off this new posting category.

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Deep end: the difficulty of learning languages | Yago.sg

Outgoing guestpost: “THE biggest problem facing anyone learning a language boils down to just one line: …”

A highly ‘alternative’ view of language learning in this exclusive article for Yago, a commercial portal for various language programmes in Singapore. Published on 24 Aug 2012.

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R.I.P. Moonman | 26 Aug 2012

American astronaut Neil Armstrong passed away, aged 82, and closing the chapter for a whole generation of people.

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A better life | 29 Aug 2012

For those of us who have a talent for self-limitation, take a leaf from grandpa.

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Bad influence | 30 Aug 2012

Your goddamn virtues had better not be bad influences.

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SITE UPDATES

No site updates for August.

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PREVIOUS MONTHS

For all posts published in 2012, click on the month below:—

  1. January
  2. February
  3. March
  4. April (nil stories — blog on furlough)
  5. May (nil stories — ditto)
  6. June (nil stories — ditto)
  7. July
  8. August (details up top)

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SISTER BLOG (mobile-friendly)

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STATS

CLICK HERE

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Recap of stories for June and July

Tuesday 31 July 2012, 11.59pm HKT


THIRTEEN stories and two site updates published in June and July 2012.

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THE STORIES

Sign to ‘re-rez’ | 30 June 2012

In the dead of night during a Force 8 gale, my patron deity sent me a sign to end the 3½ months’ leave of absence for this blog.

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Site Update: Site’s live again! | 01 July 2012

Announcing the site is back in full operation, plus some pretentious words about newly added and rebadged navigation items.

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They walk among us, really they do | 03 July 2012

Two days before I re-unfurled this fantasmagorical blog, I got sucked into a faggotistical dialogue.

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How old are you young now? | 05 July 2012

If most of us are going to be alive for only 4,000 weeks, then we’re talking about spending one-third of our lives just learning The Basics.

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Two years’ walking |15 July 2012

Two years after spending 37 months in crutches from a busted pelvis after being run into by a pedestrian, even the signs designed for the handicapped are retarded, among other indicators of retardation.

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Peeler peeled | 17 July 2012

Here’s a really good comeback to those who habitually call others over-sensitive.

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My ‘suckeriferous’ vanity fannybag | 19 July 2012

What weird little list of achievements have racked up (or even wracked over) so far? Any that moved mountains, or just the coffee table? Do any show that you’re still doing something?

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Typhoon Vicente slammin’ – and we ain’t duckin’ | 24 July 2012

Tropical Storm Vicente whupped the proverbial derriere of Hong Kong with 130 kmph winds and downpours that pelted down like hail. The townsfolk scurried for cover as if the raindrops were JDAM missiles.

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Caveat laudatur | 26 July 2012

You know “caveat emptor” and “caveat venditor” already. Try “caveat laudatur” and “cave laudes.” Why? Because I’m not a happy bunny with something that sounds good.

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‘People want to hear the…’ | 27 July 2012

Roger Daltrey on the forthcoming Quadrophenia North American The Who Tour later this year. It’s more than just about music, if you think about it.

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A mathwonk writes a love letter | 27 July 2012

Our cousins around the Indian subcontinent are head over heels about stuff like this. See if it adds up for you.

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Chinese bowls | 27 July 2012

Hat tip to friend Ellie for a super concise but highly enlightening look at the cultural dynamics of our chinaware.

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Did you realise Mick Jagger’s 69 already? | 28 July 2012

The English rockstar and wartime baby looks not one bit his age. And he’s still way younger and ‘with-it’ than most of us.

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School life, then and now | 29 July 2012

Not only have we lost our innocence, we’ve gone stark raving barmy with your school life. An old joke that’s become more than real for some of us.

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SITE UPDATES

Site Update: Site’s live again! | 01 July 2012

Site update: Front Page | 19 July 2012

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PREVIOUS MONTHS

For all posts published in 2012, click on the month below:—

  1. January
  2. February
  3. March
  4. April (nil stories — blog on furlough)
  5. May (nil stories — ditto)
  6. June (nil stories — ditto)
  7. July (see above)

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ASSOCIATED SITES

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FACEBOOK DESKTOP SITE | MOBILE SITE

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TUMBLR (mobile-friendly)

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SISTER BLOG (mobile-friendly)

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STATS

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