There are two sides to fame

There are two sides to fame
Miss Singapore World 2009 winner Ris Low Yi Min.

SINGAPORE - Do you want to be famous?

Really? The outer trappings may seem attractive - free gifts, less work, more glamour. The good life. Here's the good news: If you really want people to know who you are, you don't have to work too hard at it these days.

Just tweet something controversial or upload a rant on YouTube.

Various levels of celebrity are yours - especially if you are willing to expose your stupidity. Yes, you too could be known worldwide by setting yourself on fire while twerking.

Or try being a human version of the grumpy cat.

Or hang around the right social circles.

But just don't think that the fame is yours to keep forever. And once it's gone, let go.

There's little sadder than someone clinging on to past glories. Ris Low, for instance, seems to be trying to make a comeback.

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