|"But Chuck, you promised you'd call!"|
|Amy Chua's eldest: Sid. Jr.|
|"No, Sting is the whiny one."|
Lastly, I must admit I was not particularly amused by my well-meaning colleague's observation that I was born in 1984, the Chinese Year of the Rat. This is patently much less sexy than the Leo I was brought up to believe I am. I will however persevere to document my continuing cultural education in this lovely little land. The Singaporean government though, is notoriously impervious to humour -and presumably less so to wisecracks from rodents- and I may well be in danger of stepping over some imagined line of political correctness. Forget not that even Jack Bauer, that manliest of all manly men, cracked in Chinese prison. I only hope they take kindly to my drunken drawing of Mickey Mouse in the DOB column in my passport. Happy Chinese New Year, everybody!