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"Roll Out the Champagne, Singapore!"

By Catherine Lim

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30 stories about ordinary Singaporeans at their best and worst, their joys and griefs and angers, their dreams fulfilled or lost. They are tales about the awesome human condition and the even more awesome human spirit, interweaved with the author's vignettes of her nearly 50 years in Singapore, such as how she came from Malaysia to live in Singapore and her run-in with then prime minister Goh Chok Tong.Stories include:The Quitter Who StayedA Sock on the Jaw, a Blow on the Solar PlexusThe Taximan ComethA Writer's Roller Coaster RideThe BKBC (bo kia bo chap) InterviewLittle Red DotA Good Man in SingaporeElvis Presley Gave Me a Winning 4D NumberThanks , but No Thanks, Censorship!The Sixth C