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the end of a long journey from student > EP > PR > SC

Post by beard1 » Mon, 20 Jan 2020 9:47 pm

It's been a while! Dropping in to say I just got my in principle SC approval today. It's been quite the journey, from two rejections, being laughed at here for being a blood donor, becoming a PR, buying a home, producing a very Singaporean baby boy and now finally approval.

Thanks everyone who helped me through my journey, and all the best to those still waiting for approvals of various things.

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Re: the end of a long journey from student > EP > PR > SC

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 20 Jan 2020 10:19 pm

Congratulations and thanks for hanging in here all these years in spite of us. Sounds like all is starting to work the way it should. Looks like the Persistence, PR & Progrency Paid off. :mrgreen: :cool:

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Re: the end of a long journey from student > EP > PR > SC

Post by beard1 » Mon, 20 Jan 2020 10:43 pm

Literally blood sweat and tears. Thanks sunday !

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Post by PNGMK » Tue, 21 Jan 2020 9:29 am

Roughy 5 years from student to SC?
I not lawyer/teacher/CPA.
You've been arrested? Law Society of Singapore can provide referrals.
You want an International School job? School website or http://www.ISS.edu
Your rugrat needs a School? Avoid for profit schools
You need Tax advice? Ask a CPA
You ran away without doing NS? Shame on you!

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Re: the end of a long journey from student > EP > PR > SC

Post by singaporeflyer » Tue, 21 Jan 2020 11:30 am

beard1 wrote:
Mon, 20 Jan 2020 10:43 pm
Literally blood sweat and tears. Thanks sunday !
Congratulations. Your's should have been more easy than the PTS route because you had the below advantage, which is key

studied/grew up here + married to a Singaporean

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Re: the end of a long journey from student > EP > PR > SC

Post by beard1 » Tue, 21 Jan 2020 12:51 pm

PNGMK wrote:
Tue, 21 Jan 2020 9:29 am
Roughy 5 years from student to SC?
depends how you define student - I came here for sec 3 so it's been 15 years since my first student pass.
2005 > student pass (various; sec school, JC, uni)
2013 > EP
2017 > PR
2020 > SC IPA

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Post by PNGMK » Tue, 21 Jan 2020 2:50 pm

Yeah that is a while. EP to SC in 7 years is pretty good. I think that the actual best achievable would be 5 years if the stars aligned (ignoring grace and favour applicants).
I not lawyer/teacher/CPA.
You've been arrested? Law Society of Singapore can provide referrals.
You want an International School job? School website or http://www.ISS.edu
Your rugrat needs a School? Avoid for profit schools
You need Tax advice? Ask a CPA
You ran away without doing NS? Shame on you!

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Re: the end of a long journey from student > EP > PR > SC

Post by beard1 » Tue, 21 Jan 2020 9:25 pm

I'm happy with it either way - been here long enough for this to be home.

Although the fact that the SG Journey e learning can only be completed on internet explorer and doesn't work on
* apple computers
* tablets
* mobile phones

is giving me physical pain.

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Post by singaporeflyer » Wed, 22 Jan 2020 12:58 pm

beard1 wrote:
Tue, 21 Jan 2020 9:25 pm
I'm happy with it either way - been here long enough for this to be home.

Although the fact that the SG Journey e learning can only be completed on internet explorer and doesn't work on
* apple computers
* tablets
* mobile phones

is giving me physical pain.
I think we should not be complaining. Shouldn't we be greatful for what we got? FYI, I completed mine on chrome and had no issues.

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Re: the end of a long journey from student > EP > PR > SC

Post by beard1 » Wed, 22 Jan 2020 1:26 pm

I think there's a difference between complaining (this sucks and I shall do nothing but point out that it sucks) and feedback with the intent to improve experiences (which I already sent through to PMO / NIC). Nothing wrong with improving if there's room too.

But thanks for the tip re: chrome! As of chrome 76 flash is blocked by default so I'll need to re-enable this, but still doubt it'll work on a mac, which is all we have at home. Going to use my wife's work laptop since that's the only windows device which I have convenient access to.

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Re: the end of a long journey from student > EP > PR > SC

Post by kurtisnet » Wed, 22 Jan 2020 9:00 pm

I used Firefox in my case and after allowing Flash to run via Firefox permissions, I'm good to go. You could try that as well.

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