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My three-day project in Singapore was over. With a couple of hours to spare before flying out, I was walking through an arcade crowded with hawker carts. One of them was selling teddy bears -- of which we own 15 -- so I took a look.
      Among the cheap, tacky bears was this one -- US$250 worth of stripey hide and leather paws. I wasn't carrying that much cash but the bear and the saleslady were both nice, so I told her that I was going to walk over to that cash machine by the ice cream parlor, insert my supposedly international cash card, and if it gave me money, I would trade her.
      Naturally, it did. So here he is -- a one-of-a-kind British animal handmade by Penny Chalmers (in case you're a bear aficionado).