Read with great interest and in agreement to Catherine Lim's speech excerpt pulished in the papers. Quote from her "If giving credit where credit is due is a good thing, then giving criticism where criticism is due is better, for it entails greater effort, even courage". How true for most of us, especially permanent residents. Call it the Asian nature, being direct, blunt and critical, Is not us. However, this may not hold true to the more dynamic, exuberant younger generation.