Escape from Paradise, – A Best Selling Book!

The book’s sensational reviews!

It took me two and a half evenings to complete your un-put-downable book…it is a unique contribution to the appreciation of a life in Singapore. Thank you for having written it.” C. V. Devan Nair, former President of Singapore.

Bought the book from Select this weekend and can’t put it down! It’s a great read! And so nostalgic for me—the good old days! Glen Goei, writer and director of the Miramax film That’s the Way I Like It and who played the title role opposite Anthony Hopkins in the London production of M. Butterfly. Mr. Goei’s latest film is The Blue Mansion – Click for the trailer!

It is a remarkable story and so full of intrigue that it reads at times like fiction.Jonathan Burnham, Editor in Chief & President, Talk Miramax Books.

“It’s quite a story The legendary Alice Mayhew, Vice-President & Editorial Director, Simon & Schuster.

This book out-Dallas, Dallas. No one has written so well of the other side of paradise,Francis T. Seow, former Solicitor General of Singapore

ThunderBall Films is successfully putting together the movie production of Escape from Paradise and has received a new LOI (Letter of Intent) from actress Bai Ling who starred with Richard Gere in the film Red Cross.

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Escape from Paradise – the Promotional Trailer

Mary Bancroft – Master Spy

“I can’t understand what the f–k you are saying.” The voice came from an elderly lady in the back row of my computer class. It was from Mary Bancroft, a part owner of The Wall Street Journal. She is the author of Autobiography of a Spy and was the woman behind the plot to kill Hitler, the lover of CIA chief, Allen Dulles, the lady who invited me to dinner to meet Woody Allen and, yes, Mary Bancroft was my computer student.

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21 American troops killed fighting the Taliban in 48 hours.


Combat deaths

Combat deaths

US General David Petraeus acknowledged Tuesday that the Taliban were expanding their footprint across the country even as foreign forces close in on their traditional southern strongholds.

Petraeus acknowledged the spread of Taliban influence, especially to parts of the formerly peaceful north, but said the campaign to counter the insurgency was nearing its final stages. Really?

“I don’t think anyone disagrees that the footprint of the Taliban has spread,” he said, adding the insurgents had “reconnected in various safe havens and sanctuaries outside and inside the country,” a reference to Pakistan.

However, Petraeus said a sharp rise in attacks on international troops showed that the hardline Islamist militia were feeling threatened in their safe havens after almost nine years of war.

The number of American troops killed fighting the Taliban hit 21 on in the last 48 hours.

“Levels of attacks have gone up and that’s a manifestation of us increasing our resources substantially and taking away safe havens that the Taliban have been able to establish over the course of the last several years,” Patraeus said.

Continuing his excuse, Patraeus stated “I said in testimony last year several times… that indeed it would become harder before it got easier. That’s the nature of these endeavors.”

In other words, Patraeus is saying that America’s success in Afghanistan is resulting in more American combat deaths.

This misleading and self-serving logic is Petraeus’ attempt to excuse his failure and to deceive the American people.

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