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by AndrewV
Tue, 21 Jan 2014 11:36 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: when you have a good FDW...
Replies: 9
Views: 3066

this is very normal.
we had a good one as well, when she was at a marriageable age and was looking to get married, my mom practically sponsored the whole wedding. I know someone who went one step further, they bought her a small house
by AndrewV
Wed, 15 Jan 2014 10:23 am
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: Male Baby born in Canada
Replies: 15
Views: 5642

anyway I don't think the OP is trying to skip NS right? he has stated very clearly that he is ok with his son serving NS. OP, after 22, which citizenship will you prefer your son to have? as long as you were born canadian the canadian government will allow you to resume your citizenship in a future...
by AndrewV
Mon, 13 Jan 2014 1:54 pm
Forum: Latest News & Current Affairs
Topic: Layoffs in HGST Singapore
Replies: 11
Views: 4077

I heard a rumor about SAP laying off quite a few of it's staff in the singapore office
anyone can verify this?
by AndrewV
Mon, 13 Jan 2014 1:53 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: Male Baby born in Canada
Replies: 15
Views: 5642

anyway I don't think the OP is trying to skip NS right? he has stated very clearly that he is ok with his son serving NS. OP, after 22, which citizenship will you prefer your son to have? as long as you were born canadian the canadian government will allow you to resume your citizenship in a future ...
by AndrewV
Fri, 10 Jan 2014 9:58 am
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: Male Baby born in Canada
Replies: 15
Views: 5642

your son after 12age are not allowed to renounce citizenship untill he complete the NS, your son can hold dual citizen but subjet to approve by ica , once your son reach 21 must decide to renounce one of the citizenship before turn age 22 yes this is true If your son doesn't "make it" in the singap...
by AndrewV
Mon, 06 Jan 2014 3:58 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: Male Baby born in Canada
Replies: 15
Views: 5642

But what does this mean (in the wikipedia article: "The Constitution of Singapore is silent on a Singapore citizen who acquired citizenship by birth and is a foreign citizen by descent. So long as such a person refrains from exercising his rights of the foreign citizenship, the Government has no gro...
by AndrewV
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 10:19 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: The subtle erosion of equality
Replies: 39
Views: 8319

Do you really think it is race based? . In a word, yes. In the case of the recruitment consultancy, the MD, an English lady, had a particular preference for English staff - and a complete dislike of Americans funnily enough. Over the space of 18 months she gradually replaced all her senior staff wi...
by AndrewV
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 10:18 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: The subtle erosion of equality
Replies: 39
Views: 8319

Trying to look at this thing from a neutral perspective, I personally know of MNC's that are really taking the p!ss when it comes to their preferences in hiring policies. One major recruitment company has over the past couple of years almost completely replaced its local staff with caucasians - pre...
by AndrewV
Thu, 05 Dec 2013 12:04 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Moving from Singapore
Replies: 48
Views: 8394

some folks i know are over there, and they say its very difficult to get a job which suits your skils and profession, that being said, you can have a very comfortable life doing as simple a profession as being a bus driver or a baker's assistant. you can have your pictueresque suburban home, a FORD ...
by AndrewV
Thu, 05 Dec 2013 10:53 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: The subtle erosion of equality
Replies: 39
Views: 8319

Trying to look at this thing from a neutral perspective, I personally know of MNC's that are really taking the p!ss when it comes to their preferences in hiring policies. One major recruitment company has over the past couple of years almost completely replaced its local staff with caucasians - pre...
by AndrewV
Thu, 05 Dec 2013 10:43 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Moving from Singapore
Replies: 48
Views: 8394

wondering myself why so few people are considering canada
by AndrewV
Tue, 26 Nov 2013 2:32 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Employment Fraud and FTs
Replies: 24
Views: 9583

according to the thread it seems to be true, because the guy is saying that SPH and an international news agency has contacted him on this story and under the condition of anonymity he is going to give it to them. if this is indeed true, then this needs to be sensationalized so others who are doing ...
by AndrewV
Tue, 22 Oct 2013 11:25 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Even more outrageous taxi uncle
Replies: 4
Views: 2932

I too like to sit in the front when i'm alone
always like to have a chat with the taxi drivers, they must be bored after all
have heard many nice stories this way
by AndrewV
Tue, 22 Oct 2013 11:01 am
Forum: Latest News & Current Affairs
Topic: Firms must try to hire Singaporeans first from Aug 2014
Replies: 129
Views: 33381

todays paper was stating that only singaporeans will have access to view the jobs from the online job portal, so I guess PR's won't be able to view the jobs and apply for them through the portal. They also mentioned they may work with private job portals as well
by AndrewV
Fri, 27 Sep 2013 2:47 pm
Forum: Beauty, Health & Fitness
Topic: Flu shots for 2013-14 season
Replies: 12
Views: 6541

interested to know as well, planning on doing a trip to canada in 2 weeks time

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