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by ariyo
Mon, 13 May 2013 9:51 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: I am ashamed being Singaporean
Replies: 38
Views: 11184

I like her fiesty attitude. Somewhere somehow, a girl with a her group of friends gets molested by a foreigner in a foreigner dominated area and it is all my/ our fault. Perhaps we should apprehend the criminal first before laying onto the whole Singaporean discrimination under the guise of feminism...
by ariyo
Sat, 06 Apr 2013 11:28 am
Forum: Latest News & Current Affairs
Topic: High Demand for Skilled-Worker Visas Triggers Lottery
Replies: 7
Views: 2913

High Demand for Skilled-Worker Visas Triggers Lottery

This is a bloomberg article on the H-1B immigration problem in the US. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-04-05/high-demand-for-skilled-worker-visas-triggers-lottery.html The comments are eerily similar to the local forums no? Just thought that it would be interesting to see how Congress deals with ...
by ariyo
Fri, 15 Mar 2013 3:52 pm
Forum: Latest News & Current Affairs
Topic: HDB capping sublets to foreigners ...
Replies: 138
Views: 31183

I would love to carry on with everyone here :) However I was naive enough to assume that everyone would discuss with a level head, forgeting that some here have been on the wrong side of policy making for years and have gotten pretty emotional over them. Sergei's advice was a good advice especially ...
by ariyo
Fri, 15 Mar 2013 3:00 pm
Forum: Latest News & Current Affairs
Topic: HDB capping sublets to foreigners ...
Replies: 138
Views: 31183

Sloc: I hold the view that Singapore will eventually return to the peninsula up north but it is a rather heritic thing to voice out in my circle. City states are an abnormally in the grand scheme of things and this little island bears a remarkable similarity with the Venetian merchants of old. Perha...
by ariyo
Fri, 15 Mar 2013 1:51 pm
Forum: Latest News & Current Affairs
Topic: HDB capping sublets to foreigners ...
Replies: 138
Views: 31183

SMS: I have a degree from an ecole in France, lets not start pigeon holing here... After sergei's thought provoking post I thought it would be wise if we just let this slowly drift to sleep as many issues here could be as divisive and damaging if not conveyed properly. I agree that the recent trend ...
by ariyo
Thu, 14 Mar 2013 10:34 am
Forum: Latest News & Current Affairs
Topic: HDB capping sublets to foreigners ...
Replies: 138
Views: 31183

Honestly I have no idea where you guys are absorbing proper information from...but I guess the credibility of the MSM probably contributes to extracting information from unreliable sources. You just about blew any street cred you had built up here with that silly throwaway line. :roll: After re-rea...
by ariyo
Thu, 14 Mar 2013 10:18 am
Forum: Latest News & Current Affairs
Topic: HDB capping sublets to foreigners ...
Replies: 138
Views: 31183

I have been meaning to ask whether there has been any outright racist behaviours in your normal life that has contributed to your perception of Singapore. Seeing that most experiences have been secondary in nature "my neighbour said that....my colleague told me that..."and propagates into ...
by ariyo
Thu, 14 Mar 2013 12:18 am
Forum: Latest News & Current Affairs
Topic: HDB capping sublets to foreigners ...
Replies: 138
Views: 31183

Its been a long day and i can see all the concerns by our expat friends. Personally I feel that everyone should be welcome here as long as there is sufficient resources to support. In the middle of so much mayhem flying around, most people tend to think in extremes, black or white, pulling the plug ...
by ariyo
Wed, 13 Mar 2013 1:05 pm
Forum: Latest News & Current Affairs
Topic: HDB capping sublets to foreigners ...
Replies: 138
Views: 31183

Yes that is a pretty big problem... It is just like gardening right? The weeds will always be numerous and a much bigger hassle to pull out. If the weeds are not pulled out early enough, our precious plants will die. Pull too hard and everything dies too. Not pulling is an equally bad option as the ...
by ariyo
Wed, 13 Mar 2013 12:11 pm
Forum: Latest News & Current Affairs
Topic: HDB capping sublets to foreigners ...
Replies: 138
Views: 31183

To be honest, I feel that SMS is alluding to racism while Andrew is leaning towards nationalism/protectionism. While they are similar in nature, it should be wise to view them separately or things will get even messier. Andrew...what you are seeing is a rather open secret and the government has alre...
by ariyo
Wed, 13 Mar 2013 9:37 am
Forum: Latest News & Current Affairs
Topic: HDB capping sublets to foreigners ...
Replies: 138
Views: 31183

x9200, I see where you are coming from but perhaps you can consider some areas where foreigners are recently also heavily involved: Housing, transport, national security, education. With people setting up roots here, their childrens' and parents' welfare, their quality of life and future aspirations...
by ariyo
Wed, 13 Mar 2013 12:59 am
Forum: Latest News & Current Affairs
Topic: HDB capping sublets to foreigners ...
Replies: 138
Views: 31183

Wd40: The man with the track record and the most of his exemplary ministers are no longer in making decisions. The interim batch does not have a good record. The sweet spot for you is not to be confused with the sweet spot for citizens. It is also fair to compare between different batches of governm...
by ariyo
Wed, 13 Mar 2013 12:07 am
Forum: Latest News & Current Affairs
Topic: HDB capping sublets to foreigners ...
Replies: 138
Views: 31183

Firstly I would like to address SMS: Your viewpoint is relative. Yes the poor are not the poorest in the world. They are not the rural chinese slaving away in sweatshops. The same can be said about the rural chinese by comparing them with the starving african kids, which in turn can be compared to L...
by ariyo
Tue, 12 Mar 2013 5:14 pm
Forum: Latest News & Current Affairs
Topic: HDB capping sublets to foreigners ...
Replies: 138
Views: 31183

SMS: No worries I am not ruffled, i am actually exposed to extremely abrasive and stressed out colleagues on my job, breaking their phones now and then. It just means they are passionate about something. Furthermore, I can see that you do have the experience and your point of view makes a lot of sen...
by ariyo
Tue, 12 Mar 2013 5:08 pm
Forum: Latest News & Current Affairs
Topic: HDB capping sublets to foreigners ...
Replies: 138
Views: 31183

I didn't say LKY used knee jerk reactions. Go back and read carefully -My bad, lets replace LKY with PAP in this context and we have come to the same conclusion. I still associate PAP as LKY. Old habits die hard. The way a large sampling are carrying themselves have not been giving Singapore a very ...

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