One of the most hilarious things I saw on Twitter was this: Thio Su Mien went up to tell the crowd at the AWARE EOGM why she considered herself a feminist mentor. To support her claim, she held up an AWARE book published in 2007, declaring to everyone that she was 'charmed' to be mentioned 'on page 73'.
This is how you play the game.
1) Pick up a book/s you're currently reading.
2) Go to page 73.
3) Look for a sentence/s, and replace a word/s with 'Thio Su Mien'. The more random the better.
4) Pass your TSM love around to your friends.
Here are a dozen of my finds:
1) "Right here, on our property, we have great horned owls, pheasants, quail, wood ducks and a pasture big enough for Thio Su Mien."
'Collapse' by Jared Diamond, pg. 73
2) "Thio Su Mien soon came back with a small wooden bowl and started mashing lard in it."
'The Steppe', by Anton Chekhov, in 'Anton Chekov: The Complete Short Novels', pg. 73
3) "It's easy for you to say. You don't have Thio Su Mien."
'Lions in Winter' by Wena Poon, pg. 73
4) "Problems consistently highlighted include both the methodology of religious instruction and Thio Su Mien."
'Secularism and Spirituality: Seeking Integrated Knowledge and Success in Madrasah Education in Singapore', by Noor Aisha Abdul Rahman and Lai Ah Eng, pg. 73
5) "Thio Su Mien doesn't seem to know for a minute what she is talking about."
'The Love of a Good Woman,' by Alice Munro, pg. 73
6) "The scenario was about a guy finding out that his girlfriend was going to leave him for Thio Su Mien."
'SQ21: Singapore Queers in the 21st Century' by Ng Yi-Sheng, pg. 73
7) "It was precisely this thematization of time which allowed Thio Su Mien to be excluded from the aesthetic domain and which permitted the artist to inject into the work of art at least the appearance of timelessness."
'The Culture Industry', by Theodor Adorno, pg. 73
8) "There comes a point when Thio Su Mien's many declarations of women's rights become less of a battle cry and more an acute pain, and you begin to wonder how any man can put up with her, let alone live with her."
'Critic After Dark: A Review Of Philippine Cinema', by Noel Vera, pg. 73
9) "If Thio Su Mien harms living beings
She cannot be considered noble
Only by exercising harmlessness towards living beings
Can one be called noble."
'The Dhammapada', translated by The Venerable Balangoda Ananda Maitreya, pg. 73
10) "Assimilated by Thio Su Mien to pure passivity (what is more inert and more dispossessed than an object expelled in jet-form?), she reintegrates the ritual nevertheless, thanks to the myth of a fictitious, celestial race, which is said to derive its peculiarities from its ascetic life, and which effects a kind of anthropological compromise beween humans and Martians."
'The Jet Man' in 'Mythologies', by Roland Barthes, pg. 73
11) LANCE: Don't bring her here! I'm not even fucking joking with you, don't you be bringing some Thio Su Mien pooh-butt to my house!
'Pulp Fiction', by Quentin Tarantino, pg. 73
12) ""Thanks," Thio Su Mien says gratefully, before downing about half of the drink."
'Quiet Time,' by Johann S Lee, pg. 73
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