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by casey5047
Wed, 04 Oct 2017 11:58 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Why do Singaporeans hate me?!?
Replies: 30
Views: 3224

Re: Why do Singaporeans hate me?!?

Have you been to Korea before, and how were your experiences there? Generally speaking, I found Koreans to be racist. (I've never seen a bar in Singapore saying 'no black people,' because it will upset the local Korean customers, who are worried about contracting ebola). I think it's interesting tha...
by casey5047
Mon, 18 Sep 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Latest News & Current Affairs
Topic: Kim Jong Un - Certainly looking for attention!
Replies: 7
Views: 1567

Re: Kim Jong Un - Certainly looking for attention!

And Drumpf won't do nothing? Surgical strike ? I'm no fan of Steve Bannon but he is right about this. Bannon said, “There’s no military solution here; they got us. Until somebody solves the part of the equation that shows me that 10 million people in Seoul don’t die in the first 30 minutes from con...
by casey5047
Sun, 03 Sep 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: Latest News & Current Affairs
Topic: Cashless Society!
Replies: 23
Views: 1578

Re: Cashless Society!

You're a pathetic cry-bully. Firstly, are you seriously suggesting that this isn't belligerent and highly patronising? Now I've used the same tone to speak to you, you've turned all Victorian schoolmarmish. 'I won't talk to you if you use that dreadful language!' you wag your bony finger. 'Now you'...
by casey5047
Sun, 03 Sep 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: Latest News & Current Affairs
Topic: Cashless Society!
Replies: 23
Views: 1578

Re: Cashless Society!

I don't try to disingenuously minimize the disadvantages. These are the fact you are apparently oblivious of. Perhaps you should make some effort to address my points instead of trying to turn this discussion personal? And why instead? This is one whole package. The only disadvantage I can see are ...
by casey5047
Sun, 03 Sep 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Latest News & Current Affairs
Topic: Cashless Society!
Replies: 23
Views: 1578

Re: Cashless Society!

I don't try to disingenuously minimize the disadvantages. These are the fact you are apparently oblivious of. Perhaps you should make some effort to address my points instead of trying to turn this discussion personal? And why instead? This is one whole package. The only disadvantage I can see are ...
by casey5047
Sun, 03 Sep 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: Latest News & Current Affairs
Topic: Cashless Society!
Replies: 23
Views: 1578

Re: Cashless Society!

Do we really want a traceable permanent record of everything we purchase (and therefore nearly everywhere we go)? It makes me feel uneasy. There is already the whole infrastructure in place and operating that can trace your location and pretty much link it to other activities. If you feel that unea...
by casey5047
Sun, 03 Sep 2017 11:26 am
Forum: Latest News & Current Affairs
Topic: Cashless Society!
Replies: 23
Views: 1578

Re: Cashless Society!

Do we really want a traceable permanent record of everything we purchase (and therefore nearly everywhere we go)? It makes me feel uneasy. There is already the whole infrastructure in place and operating that can trace your location and pretty much link it to other activities. If you feel that unea...
by casey5047
Sat, 02 Sep 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: rejecting new PR contract... what next?
Replies: 12
Views: 1158

Re: rejecting new PR contract... what next?

You're now a local (if PR). The standard benefits are; pay (with 13 month maybe). CPF (ER) maybe insurance maybe transport allowance. Nothing else. Thanks, PNDMK. I'm more wondering about the contract situation though... You haven't told us enough about your existing contract for us to make any kin...
by casey5047
Sat, 02 Sep 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: Entertainment, Leisure & Sports
Topic: Hawaiian  / Aloha Shirts
Replies: 5
Views: 671

Re: Hawaiian / Aloha Shirts

Zara has a high number of Hawaiian shirts in at the moment. Slim-fitting with tasteful colourways. Worth checking out.
by casey5047
Sat, 02 Sep 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: Entertainment, Leisure & Sports
Topic: UK BENEFITS SYSTEM
Replies: 10
Views: 1871

Re: UK BENEFITS SYSTEM

Funnily enough, I watched this for the first time last week - also on a plane - and was very disappointed by it, based on the director (whom I like) and its Cannes win. Many scenes had such bizarrely stilted dialogue that they seemed like scenes from workplace instructional videos. There were cliché...
by casey5047
Sat, 02 Sep 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: Latest News & Current Affairs
Topic: Cashless Society!
Replies: 23
Views: 1578

Re: Cashless Society!

I'm yet to hear what the advantages of having a 'cashless society' are - LHL's apparent reasoning seems to be that, because China is moving towards it, Singapore must do so or it's lagging behind (behind what?). I don't see whatever China do as axiomatically worth following, and I'm suspicious when ...
by casey5047
Fri, 01 Sep 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: rejecting new PR contract... what next?
Replies: 12
Views: 1158

Re: rejecting new PR contract... what next?

PNGMK wrote:You're now a local (if PR). The standard benefits are;

pay (with 13 month maybe).
CPF (ER)
maybe insurance
maybe transport allowance.

Nothing else.


Thanks, PNDMK. I'm more wondering about the contract situation though...
by casey5047
Fri, 01 Sep 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: rejecting new PR contract... what next?
Replies: 12
Views: 1158

Re: rejecting new PR contract... what next?

Nothing that I said was wrong though: you didn't read the post properly because you was too eager to hector me (hoping I was the uninformed, naive and entitled expat bogeyman that you enjoy bringing down a peg, making you feel like an enlightened expat superstar).

Enjoy the Tigers..
by casey5047
Fri, 01 Sep 2017 11:17 am
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: rejecting new PR contract... what next?
Replies: 12
Views: 1158

Re: rejecting new PR contract... what next?

Thanks! That's what I'm curious about - how long the due notice needs to be? There's nothing in my (old) contract covering it, and I can't see anything on the Ministry of Manpower website. 'If you hate your company so much why do you want to stick around? ' I won't be sticking around in this job. I'...
by casey5047
Thu, 31 Aug 2017 11:48 pm
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: rejecting new PR contract... what next?
Replies: 12
Views: 1158

rejecting new PR contract... what next?

Hello all, I'm a long time lurker here. I'd be grateful for any advice / insights on my current situation (I've searched but haven't found any answers in previous posts). I'm currently on an employment pass. I've had my PR application accepted in principle, and my employer has shown me the new contr...

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