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Indignation06: the mai hum remix [Aug. 29th, 2006|09:02 pm]
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Late to the party, as always. I bring a stealth item to the table.

The following text is extracted from a booklet I unearthed by accident among my mountains of junk in the house (family of serious packrats, we are), dating back to my days in school uniform. The publisher's notice does say that no part of the booklet may be reproduced without permission, but they were giving them out for free (in a secular single-sex school, I note), so I really don't see any ethical objection to my putting it up for discussion.

I do have my own thoughts about it, but I'd like to hear others' opinions unprejudiced by my own.

What every teen should know about homosexuality
Sinclair Rogers
Understanding Homosexuality
Lifelinks Limited, 1999

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looking for contributors [Jun. 6th, 2006|11:52 pm]
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[feeling quite: |blahblah]
[listening to: |What The Snowman Learned About Love-Stars-Heart]

Philia (www.philiazine.com) is looking for zines to review for our upcoming issue. We're still working on the web design of the site before we put up our first issue and we plan to have the site up in a couple weeks (our fingers are crossed). In the meantime, we are looking for material for our next issue.

First of all, if you have a zine we would like to review it. Please let us know if you're interested in having your zine reviewed.

#2: if you are in a band or know someone in a band and they would like their demo/EP reviewed, please let us know too. (We like post rock and indie best) :)

#3: We are also looking for contributions for our next issue. Basically the theme of the issue is "Style" and we invite you to submit work based on it. We accept photography, articles, poetry, art, graphics, etc about the theme as YOU interpret it.

If you are interested, please e-mail me: ludwigvonpooface@gmail.com

Thanks. <3

x-posted, sorry.
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Prom Night [May. 29th, 2006|01:28 am]
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[feeling quite: |awake]
[listening to: |beulah]

so my webzine Philia is finally up and running. :) the content for the first issue won't be up till its official launch but be sure to bookmark the site for now anyway.


if you're close enough, come join us for the launch event this friday!

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urgently seeking [May. 3rd, 2006|04:26 pm]
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[feeling quite: |stressedstressed]
[listening to: |Equus-Blonde Redhead-Misery is a Butterfly]

web designer.
pref with some free time this month.

i need a site made asap. sorry this will be unpaid but i will definitely credit you.

also seeking music/film/book reviewers.

please e-mail me or add me on msn. thanks.

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Philia's call for contributions [Apr. 11th, 2006|08:58 pm]
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[feeling quite: |sadsad]
[listening to: |Why-Eurythmics]

--> Articles, poems, photos, prose, drawings, art, graphics, etc. ANYTHING TO DO WITH VIRGINITY!
(deadline 25 April)

--> anyone interested in helping out with our launch party? Any bands/DJs wanna perform?

--> Sponsors, donations, advertisers, anything. Anyone who knows anything about marketing and sales will be very much needed too.

i need a crew. some people who will wanna help me out with this, with more commitment than contributing. I can't do this alone. If anyone wants to be part of the organizational crew, please let me know. It won't take up alot of your time but it will require some work. Thanks!

check out: philiazine
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Economics Thesis E-interviews: Participation needed! [Dec. 23rd, 2005|12:34 pm]
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Hi all,
Lilin Teo is working on her undergrad thesis and she emailed me to post this blurb here. Please do email her at lilin.teo@gmail.com and participate!

Lilin says:

I'm actually working on my final year thesis at the moment and will need some help from Singaporeans and people currently or previously residing in Singapore. It won't take up too much of their time.

Basically it will be an e-interview or a face to face interview, depending on their preference. I'm still an undergraduate so I'm afraid I can't offer them anything in return for their help. I could pay for the coffee or cakes during the face to face interviews but other than that, I can't offer them any other rewards for their time.

The interviews are a series of about 6 main questions (with some little ones) on the attitudes and behaviours of Singaporeans and those currently residing or previously residing in Singapore towards socially-responsible firms and their products. (Socially responsible here means things like green-products, fair-trade, no-animal-testing, sweatshop-free, etcetera). The purpose of the interviews is to uncover as much information as possible on the view of residents of Singapore towards these firms and their products and then to later use the information to formulate a questionnaire. I need to first conduct an interview so as to learn what is relevant and what is not to the residents of Singapore. Having a questionnaire and finding significant results is really quite silly if you're actually testing the wrong variables in the first place so the information from the interviews will be used to point the questionnaire in the right direction.

The information will be reported in my thesis which will probably only be seen by my advisor and the markers. It will be completed end February and should they wish, I can mail the report to them. Anonymity is guaranteed. Only I will know who said what. Transcripts of the interviews will also be made available should they wish to read them.

The e-interviews will be conducted over email and I need committed participants. I'm hoping to close the interviews by end December/first week January so I'll need them to reply to questions at least once every 2 days. I'm not looking for any specific information (as mentioned earlier) so feel free to write as much as you want and to voice any opinions that you have. There are no right or wrong answers. The point of the exercise is to find ALL information and ALL opinions whatever they may be.

The face to face interviews will be about 2 hours long and food and drink will be provided. They will be taped for the purpose of later writing out the dialogue into a readable transcript.

They can email me at this address: lilin.teo@gmail.com with their interest.
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GLSG OUTING!!! [Oct. 20th, 2005|10:00 pm]
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[feeling quite: |busy]
[listening to: |handsome boy modelling school]

title or description

Saturday, Oct 22
10pm at Fluid Bar (Far East Sq)
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I want a 24 hour truce during which there is no rape. [Oct. 19th, 2005|07:28 pm]
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Just to wake you guys up.


or read it like a neverending text beating your guts

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For all your indie needs... [Oct. 18th, 2005|05:51 pm]
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New indie initiative!

Art, Literature, Photography, Music, Film and whatever rocks your little indie heart can find its place at Somnambula. It's a forum and information joint for the latest indie findings around the world. I've started this initiative to join indie lovers everywhere around the world. Go ahead, get a free account and start discussing your art and music with new and old friends...

I've always wanted to do this and I've finally made it happen. All I need now are members. So please join and post away...

title or description

mods: sorry if this isn't allowed..
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(no subject) [Sep. 29th, 2005|12:11 am]
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greetings vagina warriors!!! (pardon me but i am so hooked up with Eve Ensler),

as you may know through the previous entry, i have this wildest thought that we, the community of SingaFemmes has to start doing something that is deeply related to our gender. V-Day wouldnt be anymore sooner than next year Feb or so but before February starts to kick in, we need to do some brainstorming.
VDay is a day filled with emotion & thoughts for the girls/women who are constantly abuse mentally or physically. it's a play originated by Eve Ensler.

So, on the show of hands, who would really be interested to give a shot on this big event? I need major help here cause i can't do it myself. Afterall, we have to unite as one!!!

PLEASE!!!!!!!!(once i have enough pple on this, we shall meet up at anywhere to discuss further!)
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(no subject) [Sep. 21st, 2005|02:19 pm]
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is there any V-Day in Singapore? if there isn't, shouldnt we girls do something about it?
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Jakarta: Indep Arts Centre Under Attack from Religious Extremists [Sep. 8th, 2005|09:47 am]
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Dear all,

Kommunitas Utan Kayu in Jakarta, a "sister"
institution to The Substation has come under
attack from religious extremists.

Goenawan Mohamad and other artists from the
community have been camping out at the centre to
protect the building:

Please send your words of solidarity to
Community Utan Kayu, c/o Hasif Amini <hasif@gmx.net>

Lucy & Weng Choy

On Monday, 6 September 2005, following fresh
threats of violence from hardliners, the Utan
Kayu Community (KUK) released a press statement
read by its founder, Goenawan Mohamad. The
statement is as follows:

1. We, as workers in the fields of culture,
media, and education at Komunitas Utan Kayu,
declare that we will continue our efforts to
maintain and expand the freedom of thought and
freedom of expression guaranteed in the
Constitution of the Republic of Indonesia.
2. We reject all efforts to suppress differences in thought and
3. We believe that difference of opinion is
a God-given right. Further, that discussion and
difference of opinion play a vital part in the
democratization of our nation.
4. We will not accept any individual or
group that uses the name of God to justify
arbitrary threats and violence.
5. We will not allow harrassment and
despotism to prevail thus dragging Indonesia to a
state of lawlessness and anarchy.
6. We call upon the Indonesian security
apparatus to protect the rule of law as mandated
by the Constitution.

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LADYFEST 2005 [Sep. 26th, 2005|12:39 am]
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Re-making Singapore: the homosexuality thread (/ "threat")? [Aug. 24th, 2005|05:33 pm]
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I discovered this while truncating library searches for my women's studies assignment on cyber-bodies and suicide. I don't know if any of you have heard of this forum or read about it in the newspapers or magazines back then (the forum seems to run for a while in July 2002). In any case, here is the link to the interesting forum thread.


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(no subject) [Aug. 19th, 2005|11:35 pm]
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United Nations Development Fund for Women (Singapore Chapter) Youth

Women in Leadership Series

27 August 2005, Saturday
10 am - 12 noon
UNIFEM Singapore HQ
2 Nassim Road
Singapore 258373 (facing Orchard Parade Hotel)

Conversing with today's Creative Female Leaders

Audrey Wong, co-artisic director, Substation

Margaret Tan, practising artist

Tang, fashion designer/practising artist (to be confirmed)

(i) Concepts of Orginality and Creativity
What does it mean to be cutting edge and to operationalise on your artistic conscience?

(ii) The Eternal "Hungry Artist" Syndrome
What is this syndrome all about and is there a cure?

(iii) Singapore's Arts scene - Engaging the Nation
Having esplanaded our country, where are the people?

(iv) Singapore's Fashion scene
Label: "Made in Singapore" Are you willing?

(v) Feminist Works & their impact on society
How can the arts be a tool for social change for women?

(vi) Fashion's Beauty Myth
Has the fashion world objectified women as being only interested in glamour and appearances?

To join, RSVP trseetoh@gmail.com or rosechau@gmail.com
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