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Meeting Teo Ser Lee's Brother

I don't remember how old I was when Ms Teo Ser Lee represented Singapore in the Ms World pageant, but I was old enough to know she was hot, and naive enough to believe in the Disneyseque hope that we could win the whole thing.
I came one step closer to the awkward, blushful (I'm inventing the word) and adolescently thrilling experience of meeting a real life beauty queen: I had dinner with her brother Teo Ser Luck, along with quite a few of the other gahmen bloggers.
Maybe I haven't been in the civil service long enough to appreciate how "surreal" (as Walter continually reiterated) the experience was. What I do see is the changing of the guard from the older generation of government officials whom our parents placed on a pedestal, to the younger generation of leaders who are more elder-sibling than silver-haired statesman.
Ser Luck proved that he could hold his liquor with <a href="http://blinkymummy.blogspot.com/2006/10/villa-bali-mp-nonameapplicable.html">the best of them</a> while still talking sanely about serious matters such as BlinkyMummy's boyfriends.
He told us of <a href="http://tomorrow.sg/archives/2006/10/03/p65_mps_are_blogging.html">the launch</a> of the <a href="http://p65.sg/">p65 blog</a>, a collaborative blog by Members of Parliament born post-1965. While I look forward to posts that help humanise them, I am more interested in their motivations for joining politics and the different views they have on national policies. Though I know it is important for the government to put on a united front, I would like to know the people behind the policy making – their ideologies and beliefs. I think I speak for many of us when I say that I feel a lot more comfortable putting the future of my home in the hands of principled but fallible people than a cold, efficient machine.
The site isn't up yet, but a great idea would be to have Sylvia Lim as an author. She is… young enough, right?
<a href="http://vantan.org/archives/2006/10/meeting_teo_ser.php">Vanessa</a> and <a href="http://damienwang.blogspot.com/2006/10/just-our-luck-villa-bali.html">Damien</a> have pictures of the event.

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