Wednesday, October 31, 2012

TAN JYE YEE’s Five Lessons to Singaporeans

By now, this name TAN JYE YEE should no longer be unfamiliar to Singaporeans. Though Tan Jye Yee has said that he hoped to become famous with the photos and videos he and his girlfriend made, in reality, I can sense that the ground sentiment about the videos, though disapproving was not really that great. I think it is because such videos are widely available in the internet (if one wants to watch them).

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

of Dr Richard Teo & MY Singapore Rat Race

I chanced upon an article in Yahoo today. This article is about a video of Dr Richard Teo giving a speech to a group of medical personnel. But this video is not an ordinary video, it is about Dr Richard’s sharing of his life lesson with his audience.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Extremely Hot Weather

These few days are extremely hot and humid. The Sun is really blazingly hot and I think it has really toasted Singapore till our island is hot and crunchy.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

GANGNAM STYLE- Top 10 Parodies

These are GANGNAM STYLE top 10 parodies I found on the internet:

I found the below parody more interesting:

Lady GaGa

SMRT should play nice music at our MRT interchanges

Today, I saw to my surprise large giant electronic signboards at the control station of a MRT station which indicate in simple descriptions whether the services on the various MRT lines are normal or not. Since today, there is not MRT breakdown, the words "Normal" in the signboards greeted me.

A complaint against EMA

I read of this complaint against EMA attentioned to PM Lee.

Ministry of Family and Social Formation

Ministry of Family and Social Formation (MSF) will be one of the three new ministries set up in Singapore- along with MCI and MCCY- with effect from 1 Nov 2012. MSF will be helmed by Chan Chun Sing, one of the 3 rising stars in Singapore's politics (the other two are Lawrence Wong and Tan Chuan-Jin).

Alvin Tan Jye Yee may be jailed for 3 years

Alvin Tan Jye Yee whose photos and videos has rocked Singapore may be jailed for 3 years according to this report.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Contentment with Life

This afternoon, my friend and I met up with a lady who had just recovered from a 3rd stage Leukaemia. The lady appeared weak and her hair was thin, obviously from the many rounds of chemotherapy she has undergone.

Asbestos-related diseases on the rise

I have heard of asbestos before but did not know that asbestos can cause health problems; all the more I did not know that our buildings (those which were built before 1989) probably contain asbestos till I read of a recent report that the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) is currently looking into safer ways to remove asbestos from buildings. After this report, I think I should stay away from old buildings undergoing renovation lest I contract some of the diseases related to asbestos.

Lim BaoYing

Lim BaoYing, this is the name which caused a flurry of online comments among netizens after Alvin Tan Jye Yee and Amy Cheong.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

PSLE Leave of OCBC reinforces Stress?

OCBC has introduced PSLE Leave for its employees, this is a good step in a right direction but on the converse, the bank's move has sparked concerns among parents that such a leave will just reinforce stress in students taking the PSLE.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Samurai Burger

My family and I love Samurai Burger from McDonalds and we have Samurai Burger weekly since its launch. However, I seem to pay a different price each time we order the Samurai Burger set meals. It was only when I asked a counter staff today that the truth of the pricing of the Samurai Burger became known to me as follows:

Friday, October 19, 2012

Ngiam Tong Dow on F1

Ngiam Tong Dow has opined that $70 million of tax-payers' hard earned monies spent on F1 is unnecessary. While I agree with Mr Ngiam, I also feel that the tax-payers' monies spent on Malaysian Alvin Tan Jye Yee's

Outside food is getting terrible

Yesterday night, I ordered a set of Yong Tau Hoo from a famous franchise stall. When the food came, I was shocked: the portion of noodles was so small that I could devour it within one mouthful! This set actually cost me $3.50!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Alvin Tan Jye Yee: another video

Alvin Tan Jye Yee has released yet another video after photos and videos of him having sex with his girlfriend were posted on his blog. Though his blog was deleted, the photos and videos may still available on the internet.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Alvin Tan Jye Yee: the 3 lessons Singaporeans learn

Whenever something like the incident of Alvin Tan Jye Yee rocks Singapore and Singaporeans both literally and figuratively, we will all feel sad, ashamed, angry and disappointed.

of Alvin Tan Jye Yee, Sun Xu & NUS Scholars

After Sun Xu, now we have Alvin Tan Jye Yee. Both Sun Xu and Alvin Tan Jye Yee are NUS Scholars. After what they have done, I believe NUS should have a more stringent criteria of selecting its scholars. We do not want people like them to be funded by tax-payers' hard-earned monies.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Alvin Tan Jye Yee

Alvin Tan Jye Yee, this person came on top of the online news I read on a blog after a hectic day at work for me. So after, Cecilia Sue, Amy Cheong, now we have ALVIN TAN JYE YEE!

Read more details about the incident here.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Man charged with stealing tins of baby milk powder

I read with a tinge of sadness that a 31-year old man has been charged over stealing few tins of baby milk powder at a “Shop-N-Save” outlet in Sembawang. The man could face 7-years of imprisonment if found guilty.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Prices of Everything is Rising!

Two days ago, after work, I ordered a packet of Nasi Bryani from a nearby foodstall. When it was time for payment, I was shocked: the price of the Nasi Bryani is now $5, 50 cents more than the original price of $4.50! This may seem insignificant for some rich folks, but if we use simple Maths: the increase translates to a 11.1% increase over the original price!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Courts Asia IPO Stock: to buy?

Courts Asia IPO’s application has closed at 12pm today and Courts Asia stock will commence trading on SGX next Monday. Did I apply for Courts Asia stock, the answer is No, though I think Court Asia’s stock price may rise on the first day of trading.

Dynasty Reit IPO Stock: to buy or not?

Dynasty Reit IPO is opening for application, to buy or not to buy? Dynasty Reit, a Reit by Asia’s richest man, Li Ka-Shing and a Reit denominated in Yuan or Renminbi (with a parallel counter in SGD), and a first for SGX. There is a lot of hype about Dynasty Reit IPO in view of the above, Yuan-denomination, big names like Li Ka-Shing, etc.

Gardens By The Bay, Marina Bay to connect to East Coast Park via Park Connectors

Soon, Singaporeans can jog or cycle from East Coast Park to Gardens By the Bay, Marina Bay via the network of park connectors. When this news was announced yesterday, I was not particularly surprised as most of the parks in our country have been connected and it is just a matter of time before Marina Bay is connected to East Coast Park.

Why Amy Cheong proved PM right?

In his National Day rally, there was a mention by Prime Minister that people in Singapore are getting less tolerant of one another. I feel PM’s point was validated in the “Amy Cheong saga” now gripping Singapore.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Why Amy Cheong saga is more similar to Sun Xu Saga?

I was quite surprised to read that Amy Cheong is not a Singaporean at all. She was born in Malaysia, raised in Australian (she is an Australian citizen) and works in Singapore as a high-flying Assistant Director in NTUC's membership division.

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Amy Cheong's saga: how Desmond Choo can help to close the saga

Amy Cheong's saga may not end that fast as the online chatter will not subside so soon. In the coming days, there will still be viewpoints, opinions and comments made by the armies of netizens on cyberspace.

Lim Ming Yan Capitaland's new CEO and President

Lim Ming Yan has been appointed as Capitaland CEO and President, taking over the helm from Liew Mun Leong. Before this announcement, there has been some speculation that Ong Ye Kung will be appointed this role of CEO and President of Capitaland.

Bloody Fight over MRT seat

How far will you fight for a very coveted seat on our SMRT train? Will you fight your way for it like the two gentlemen here did till they were covered in blood? Lucky this incident occured in China and not Singapore!

Singapore News Online

I just stumbled upon a good website called Singapore News Online . With so many socio-political blogs, websites and commentaries related to Singapore scattered across the spectrum of the internet, it is really a hassle to keep track and read every single one of them. With this new Singapore News OnlineI believe it will save me time and effort to locating and reading all the insights, commentary and viewpoints from news providers and bloggers.

Monday, October 08, 2012

SKARF: Singapore’s very own Local Talent

Last Friday, I watched an interview with South Korea’s newest female pop group: SKARF on Channel 8. I was quite surprised to learn that two of the female members (the two tallest ones) are Singaporeans with the two others Korean. As the Singaporean-leader of SKARF explained, they chose this name for their group as it is a play on the word “SCARF” with “SK” abbreviating “Singapore” and “Korea” respectively.

Sunday, October 07, 2012

Psy Gangnam Style

Today, I went to search for Psy Gangnam Style video on Youtube after millions of people around the world have watched or followed the video of Psy's dance and catapulted Psy to a superstar within weeks.

Malaysia Boleh at Jurong Point

Yesterday, my family and I chanced upon a brand new food centre selling Malaysia fare at Jurong Point. This new food centre is called "Malaysia Boleh" and judging at the number of congratulatory flowers at the entrance of the restaurant, I surmised this food centre must have just opened.

Saturday, October 06, 2012

NTUC calls for 2 weeks of paternity leave

NTUC calls for 2 weeks of paternity leave and I would like to applaud this proposal of NTUC! I really believe and from my own experience that the current 3 days of paternity leave is really not sufficient and in my own case, I have to take additional leave from my annual leave balance to augment that important stretch of leave to care for my family.

Shopping and Shopping

I really think that there are far too many shopping centres in Singapore. Though these shopping centres offer a reprieve from the sweltering heat and humidity for families and friends in the weekends, I wonder whether all the time spent shopping in these mega shopping malls will be productive use of Singaporeans' time at all.

Char Siew & Roasted Meat Rice

Yesterday, I ordered a plate of Char Siew & Roasted Meat rice from a nearby cafe after lunch hours. When the food arrived, I was shocked! I asked the aunties whether this was the Char Siew & Roasted Meat rice I have ordered as I could not see any Roasted Meat at all! She said "Yes".

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Travel Smart or LTA Smart?

When I saw on TV news of a new pilot initiative called “Travel Smart” announced by the Land Transport Authority (LTA), I thought of some good new measures by LTA which will enable commuters to travel on public transport in a smart manner by leveraging on technology or innovation. Hence, I was quite disappointed to learn that this “Travel Smart” pilot programme is actually a travel demand management programme which places the onus to utilize public transport –so that our MRT trains and buses will not be overcrowded- on the commuters themselves!

Monday, October 01, 2012

Waiting and Waiting for Bus to IKEA, Giants and Courts

As a man who values time, I really do not like to wait. But this afternoon, my family and I spent more than 30 minutes just to wait for the free shuttle bus to IKEA, Giants and Courts at Tampines, only to see in disappointment-together with the rest of the queue- that the bus pulled into the bus bay only to have the passengers alight and then it left!

Cecilia Sue & Ng Boon Gay

While Singaporeans remain fixated at the case of Cecilia Sue and Ng Boon Gay, I think the world may be following this local high-profile case via Channel NewsAsia which broadcasts in many countries.

October is here

Today is 1st October, the first day of the 4th quarter of 2012. Time indeed flies. I thought that the New Year was just yesterday but now here we are, going to usher in Christmas and then a brand new year 2013!

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