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Sunday March 29th 2015

‘My Daily Thought’ Archives

Wuhan Update – “Your putong hua is not bad!”

Wuhan Update – “Your putong hua is not bad!”

I took a deserved rest today after working flat out for the past few days. However,  I will be seeing someone tomorrow (Sunday) but it will be more relaxed than normal as the business session [...]

How working abroad has toughened me up…

How working abroad has toughened me up…

I couldn't help but wondered whether  there will be a place that is warmer and more humid than Singapore until I came to Wuhan, China on a sunny summer afternoon yesterday. I am glad to represent [...]

Are Singaporeans too compliant for their own good?

Are Singaporeans too compliant for their own good?

I was really troubled this week  after speaking with a friend over lunch. He told me that he is the only Singaporean working in his GLC office – together with twenty other Indians. I was [...]

“Why should I pay maintenance if I can’t even see my children at all?”

“Why should I pay maintenance if I can’t even see my children at all?”

Abdullah cut a forlorn figure at the family court as Andrew and I accompanied  him to the court chamber on a warm Tuesday afternoon. Andrew is the founder and ex chief editor of TOC. I decided to [...]

Parental Alienation – Worst Form of Child Abuse

Parental Alienation – Worst Form of Child Abuse

Father’s Day came and passed away hurriedly yesterday – it was like any other normal day unlike Mother’s Day which is celebrated more like a special occasion. My 17-year-old daughter as [...]

Why 6,000 foetuses were aborted yearly by our married women in Singapore?

Why 6,000 foetuses were aborted yearly by our married women in Singapore?

 Transitioning.Org has recently received two saddening mails from our readers in the space of a day last week. One was sent by a pregnant Indian lady, Theresa (not her real name), who wanted to [...]

Consequences of Implementing Minimum Wage System In Singapore

Consequences of Implementing Minimum Wage System In Singapore

  This article first appeared here on 3 Oct 2010. Written By: Gilbert Goh Minister Without Portfolio, Mr Lim Swee Say, has thrown his weight against the implementation of the minimum wage [...]

Top Sacred Cows for our PM to Consider Slaying

Top Sacred Cows for our PM to Consider Slaying

Written by: Gilbert Goh As our Prime Minister slew one sacred cow after another to hold on to power desperately after the recent watershed General Election, I have listed another few sacred cows [...]

Should Our Prime Minister Step Down Also?

Should Our Prime Minister Step Down Also?

Singapore has been lately rocked  by  unprecedented happenings within the ruling party – first there were the resignations of two of our ex-PMs and now we knew that three ministers were retired [...]

Insider thoughts of a election candidate

Insider thoughts of a election candidate

One week after the general election, I am still trying to recover from the intensity of the once-in-a-lifetime event. The sheer energy drain could only be felt when the final result was announced [...]

National Obsession With Tuition Bad For Our Country

National Obsession With Tuition Bad For Our Country

This article first appeared here on 28 Sep 2010. Written by: Gilbert Goh Much has been written about how   our young children suffer from too much tuition and enrichment lessons once they  [...]

Rest in peace – David Goh

Rest in peace – David Goh

I had a tough two days' period  since  nomination day started on 27 April. I switched from euphoria to depression to despondence - all within the 48 hours' short time frame. The learning curve [...]

3 years ago = sales manager $4000, now = dishwasher $6/hour

3 years ago = sales manager $4000, now = dishwasher $6/hour

Written by: Gilbert Goh I have met up with Kelvin thrice so far and am always  amazed at his survival instinct and determination to look at the bright side  of life despite the adverse odds [...]

Ban Permanent Residents From Buying HDB Resale Flats?

Ban Permanent Residents From Buying HDB Resale Flats?

I refer to the article "33, 000 is a hell of unsold flats" (ST 23 Mar).   Our National Development Minister Mr Mah Bow Tan probably has one of the toughest ministerial portfolio here in [...]

Are our young Singaporean voters politically apathetic?

Are our young Singaporean voters politically apathetic?

Written by: Gilbert Goh I chanced upon a New Paper’s  article on 29 Mar and was intrigued by the findings on a survey of 1, 000 young voters. The survey found that 2 out of 5 young [...]

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