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Thursday April 17th 2014

‘My Daily Thought’ Archives

What I feared most in Singapore when I return home tomorrow

What I feared most in Singapore when I return home tomorrow

    I will be returning to Singapore tomorrow after staying away for almost 70 days and many friends have asked me what I miss most back home.   I told them its the local food plus of course  friends and my elderly mum.   Maybe I am [...]

Dishwasher job pays $3000/month – too good to be true or a publicity gimmick?

Dishwasher job pays $3000/month – too good to be true or a publicity gimmick?

 Restaurant chain Sakae Sushi has  recently mentioned  that it has received close to 300 applications for their dishwasher positions which pays a cool $3000 a month (source Yahoo Singapore) The restaurant further added that it has ten [...]

Why I have to return home – even though I love Sydney

Why I have to return home – even though I love Sydney

Sydney Harbour Bridge Yahoo has recently uploaded an article on a 20-year-old Singaporean fleeing to London to escape our stifling environment as I am preparing to leave Sydney for Singapore in about a week's time - after staying away for almost [...]

Should we use national service to convert foreigners into citizens?

Should we use national service to convert foreigners into citizens?

  I didn't expect the response to an article recently posted by a Burmese permanent resident to be so robust and fiery. We must have received close to 150 comments on the  two articles featuring mainly the young Burmese  displeasure with [...]

What Actually Is The Singaporean Dream?

What Actually Is The Singaporean Dream?

After hearing the Prime Minister's National Day Rally speech a few days ago, I couldn't help wondering what actually is our Singapore's dream and success story? Though the Prime Minister  has tried to bring in live testimonies of Singaporeans [...]

Why are schools so paranoid about our students’ hair cut?

Why are schools so paranoid about our students’ hair cut?

As everyone is still talking about the over-hyped mum who called the police when a teacher was too finger-itchy and snapped off the hair of a boy in a primary school, my concern is why are schools so paranoid about the length of one's hair? If [...]

Why do local employers kept talking down at our own local workers?

Why do local employers kept talking down at our own local workers?

I just don't get it... Why do local employers keep talking down on our own local workers? Besides being accused of laziness, local workers are also choosy, don't turn up for interviews and some even don't attend work when terms are already [...]

Singaporeans work longest hours in the world but least productive worldwide

Singaporeans work longest hours in the world but least productive worldwide

A woman PMET recently emailed me saying that she has tendered her resignation as a administrator after working for less than two months. She informed me that since day one of her job, she hardly left the office before 9 pm. There were  times [...]

Will Our Prime Minister Be Daring Enough To Slay Sacred Cows?

Will Our Prime Minister Be Daring Enough To Slay Sacred Cows?

I was heartened to hear that the Prime Minister is launching a review of major policies and that no stones will be left unturned  in a fresh bid to revive the ruling party's political fortunes. Since last year's watershed general election,  the [...]

7 Ways To Improve Population Growth

7 Ways To Improve Population Growth

Singaporeans continued  to be grabbled with Mr Lee Kuan Yew's threat of the country being overtaken by foreign new citizens in the future unless more of our population starts to marry and have children. Mr Lee  also said the Chinese [...]

Why Singaporeans are pissed off by Mr Lee Kuan Yew’s threat on population growth

Why Singaporeans are pissed off by Mr Lee Kuan Yew’s threat on population growth

As Singapore is still in a celebrative mood on our 47th National Day, ex-Prime Minister Mr Lee Kuan Yew threw in a dampener last Saturday as he spoke to his constituents at Tg Pagar GRC NDP dinner celebration by declaring that if Singaporeans [...]

No Singapore Without Mr Lee Kuan Yew?

No Singapore Without Mr Lee Kuan Yew?

  I am not surprised that our ex-PM Mr Lee Kuan Yew is still so popular among Singaporeans especially in a poignant occasion like our National Day Parade (NDP). Even though he may have step off the limelight for quite a while, NDP [...]

National Day Celebration: What is True Patriotism?

National Day Celebration: What is True Patriotism?

I was asked several times by friends back home whether I will spend National Day in Singapore  and felt slightly guilty that I am still away in Sydney during this period. Yet the question to ask is can the 190,000-strong Singaporeans [...]

Recent cabinet reshuffle – is it enough to save Singapore?

Recent cabinet reshuffle – is it enough to save Singapore?

I was surprised that the cabinet reshuffling came so early after a earlier  massive reorganisation immediately after the disastrous General Election last year. After the general election, three ministers were also given the boot due to their [...]

Are our PMETs overworked and have nowhere to destress and relax in Singapore?

Are our PMETs overworked and have nowhere to destress and relax in Singapore?

Having the occasional opportunity to take off and stay abroad for a few weeks annually  during the past few years, many friends have marvelled at my distinct priviledge - something that is not enjoyed by many Singaporeans back home. Most [...]

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