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<time datetime="2005-06-30T00:00:00-07:00" pubdate><span class='month'>Jun</span> <span class='day'>30</span> <span class='year'>2005</span></time>
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<div class="entry-content"><p>While on my jaunt to the <a href="http://sg.ksdb.com/768039.page">lunch hour hogging center</a>, I came across this spanking building that houses these two singapore biggies: <a href="http://www.aviva.com/">Aviva</a> and <a href="http://www.nkfs.org/">NKF</a>. And I also spotted the following on the building:</p>
<p>&#8230;Officially opened by:</p>
<p>MRS. GOH CHOK TONG&#8230;</p>
<p>I was flabbergasted. Here I am, in a country of equal opportunities, a &#8220;developed&#8221; country, a country that is flush with money and soon to be rich in casino cash, and they could only label the person who presided over the opening ceremony as a &#8220;Mrs. Goh Chok Tong&#8221;? Doesnt she have a name? And if they do not find her &#8220;worthy&#8221; in her own right, why invite her in the first place?</p>
<p>And it is very curious why would anyone consent to open a building that doesnt even respect the individual doing the ceremony but rather prizes her relationship with the ex-Prime Minister (as a wife). And all this in a country where &#8220;meritocracy&#8221; is prized the most.</p>
<p>And very curiously, all google results have &#8220;Mrs. Goh Chok Tong&#8221; rather than her name! And it <a href="http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&biw=1280&q=%22mrs.+lee+hsien+loong%22&btnG=Search">seems</a> to be a <a href="http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&biw=1280&q=%22mrs.+lee+kuan+yew%22&btnG=Search">tradition</a> to refer to all women married to celebrities to be referred this way! How come the men who get married to celebrities do not get this &#8220;privilege&#8221;? Can we have <a href="http://www.zoetay.org/bio.htm">Mr. Zoe Tay</a> standing up please?</p>
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