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by k1w1
Fri, 02 Dec 2011 3:04 pm
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: Teaching packages for Ex Pats
Replies: 10
Views: 18953

The Ministry of Education pays awfully, in the region of what Beppi quoted. A qualified, experienced teacher should not touch that kind of offer. Packages range hugely between schools but will generally include a housing supplement, flights, shipping, medical insurance and many do offer a gratuity. ...
by k1w1
Fri, 02 Dec 2011 2:52 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Dating a Muslim girlfriend
Replies: 295
Views: 211897

I think you really need to read this. I am no expert but http://goatmilkblog.com/2010/08/24/muslim-women-should-be-able-to-marry-non-muslim-men-the-goatmilk-debates/ Hmmm ... I understood that they could. I.e. I understood that it was only male non-muslims that had to convert to marry a muslim. Whe...
by k1w1
Thu, 11 Aug 2011 3:02 am
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Moving to stay in New Zealand for 2 years
Replies: 6
Views: 4122

Re: Moving to stay in New Zealand for 2 years

Hi Dear folks, I plan to take a break of 2 years and reside in New Zealand for 2 years in 2013. I like to put my girl into their kindergarten. Could anyone kindly advise, which part of New Zealand is good for education children and have good chinese community? Types of visa? Jobs availablility? Chi...
by k1w1
Thu, 11 Aug 2011 1:31 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Dolphin Controversy at RWS
Replies: 12
Views: 5216

Looks like the story is gathering steam internationally. 650,000 signatures asking for the dolphins to be released.

http://edition.cnn.com/video/?/video/be ... olphin.hln
by k1w1
Mon, 01 Aug 2011 7:00 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: The lot of S'poreans...
Replies: 128
Views: 27529

For example to go back to a similar question asked by mad scientist.. To what extent would you be comfortable to watch a family expand on an income of $2k... 6 kids is ok to both of you from the sound of it... 10?... 15? 20 kids still ok? Or would you still say that fine as it will make each one st...
by k1w1
Fri, 15 Jul 2011 5:06 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: The lot of S'poreans...
Replies: 128
Views: 27529

When it comes to property, what choice do people have? Private property is well out of reach for most people so HDB flats are the only option. I don't see how that makes anyone not smart...
by k1w1
Fri, 15 Jul 2011 5:02 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Need Advice - Landlord won't return my Holding Deposit
Replies: 17
Views: 7556

I assume you paid them a cheque? Call the bank and cancel it immediately.
by k1w1
Mon, 11 Jul 2011 2:37 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Personally? I hope they throw the book at 'em!
Replies: 16
Views: 5225

I'd like to say "they wouldn't try that crap at home" but the truth is, they probably would. And they'd probably get away with it, or get a slap with the ol' bus ticket at most.

Pretty stupid to try that kind of behaviour out in Singapore! Idiots.
by k1w1
Mon, 11 Jul 2011 2:25 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Can it get much better than this
Replies: 217
Views: 43323

Wait until you see (contd): How people rush into an MRT train and barge people coming out out of the way. How some taxi drivers play psycho mind games with other drivers. How the weather is basically the same every day of the year. How a lot of serving staff wouldn't notice that you'd walked into a...
by k1w1
Wed, 11 May 2011 8:18 am
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: finding jobs in international schools
Replies: 7
Views: 4326

I am trying to help someone find a secondary science teacher's job in singapore. The person has been a reputed teacher for many years back home. My understanding is that the school hiring the person would need to help get the right pass. Hence I tried to contact a few schools for finding teaching o...
by k1w1
Sat, 07 May 2011 6:11 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Opposition pre-election vid re: foreigners
Replies: 288
Views: 119456

I was reading yesterday about the 5 seats that are "walkovers". One of the opposition candidates (in LKY's constituency) was not allowed to run because the application was submitted 35 SECONDS past the final submission time. Another opposition would-be was thrown out because on her applica...
by k1w1
Fri, 06 May 2011 2:04 pm
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: finding jobs in international schools
Replies: 7
Views: 4326

Re: finding jobs in international schools

Hi, Does anyone have any tips on how to get a job in international schools in singapore for someone who wants to move to singapore? I have contacted a couple of schools and they seem reluctant to hire someone who does not have appropriate pass. And looking at some other posts about MOE teachers, th...
by k1w1
Thu, 28 Apr 2011 12:35 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Hippocratic oath
Replies: 6
Views: 2740

I'm sorry to hear about your FIL. :cry: RE: patient confidentiality, from my experience, there is none. The nurse at my gynae office used to talk openly at the reception area to patients about their medications or scan results etc in full hearing shot - more than once I heard some pretty intimate de...
by k1w1
Tue, 12 Apr 2011 5:13 am
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: Teaching and Living in Singapore
Replies: 27
Views: 15212

No worries. Singapore is a great place to be and you sound like you are going into this with an open mind, which will go far. My offer still stands, so feel free to PM me anytime.
by k1w1
Tue, 12 Apr 2011 4:31 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: The anti-Tiger Mother approach
Replies: 7
Views: 4206

The anti-Tiger Mother approach

We've been hearing for a ridiculously long time that rote learning and exam-based curricula are not where it's at for "real learning", but Finland just proved it...

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/artic ... id=fbshare

Fascinating stuff.

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