From Asian Athletes, I learned that our Singaporean Gary Foo is among the fastest 100m athletes in Asia:


 Usain Bolt defended his gold medal in Beijing with a time of 9.63 seconds. Countrymen Yohan Blake came in 2nd with a time of 9.75 seconds.

These are the times of the asian athletes in the 100m at the London Olympics

10.10 seconds Ryoto Yamagata (Japan) – made it to semifinals
10.28 seconds Su Biantian (Chinese) – made it to the semifinals
10.30 seconds Masashi Eriguchi (Japan) – made it to first round
10.57 seconds Gary Foo Ee Yeo (Singapore)
10.80 seconds Fernando Lumain (Indonesia)
11.30 seconds Kilakone Siphonexay (Loas)

To put things in perspective, there were no white sprinters who advanced to the semifinals.



So, for the first time, I get to vote.

I’m not a PAP man. Neither am I an opposition man.

I’ll vote on the basis of perceived merits and what I feel is best for the constituency, the nation and myself – in that order.

However, I already have a dilemma when looking at the PAP candidates for my GRC.

I like S Iswaran. I think he’s a good man and has substance.

I’m not enamoured by Arthur Fong for reasons I shall not elaborate here.

However, I really, really, really don’t want Foo Mee Har in parliament. I really don’t. Really.

So, if I decide to consider PAP, I’ll have to decide whether my desire to have S Iswaran in parliament outweighs my aversion for having Foo Mee Har in parliament.

GRC system is not good. I’m not sure what I’m voting for anymore. I want to vote for individuals based on merit and not a GRC. Isn’t the nation built on the foundation of meritocracy? What formula do I use to vote?