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Postby ProvenPracticalFlexible » Tue, 26 Feb 2008 9:49 pm

primitivo wrote:I double checked his Singapore passport. It expired 2 months and 2 days before his 13th birthday. We did not renew it afterwards.



From the story so far it sounds like you either got your son a 10-year passport at age of 2 or renewed his passport after you left Singapore, which both sound like you wanted to gain something out of it. For some weird reason also Singapore government considers that your son owe them something. Ain't that strange.

I'm sure you read from "APPLICATION BY REGISTRATION – Article 124(2) of the Constitution of Singapore"
Under the Enlistment Act, all male Singapore citizens by birth or registration and permanent residents (PR) are liable for National Service (NS) when they reach the age of 16½ years. They are required to serve 2 or 2½ years of full-time service and up to 40 days of NS every year until the age of 50 for officers or 40 for the others.

Young Singaporeans who are accompanying their parents on overseas ventures must also discharge their NS obligations even if they have lived and studied away from Singapore for a period of time. This is regardless of whether they have taken up another citizenship. Those who are overseas and cannot register for NS in person should register by post by contacting the Central Manpower Base (CMPB). For those who are 11 years and above, accompanying their parents who are on overseas employment, a monetary bond of $75,000 or the sum of 50% of their parents’ combined annual income, whichever is higher, must be furnished. The monetary bond may be waived for parents who meet the requirements to apply for bond by deed with two sureties. A monetary bond will still be required for those who go overseas for other reasons (e.g. studies). It is an offence under the Enlistment Act to stay overseas without a valid EP or to fail to register for NS.


Which part there is vague, I think the law is actually suprisingly clear, only thing to be decided in court if I understand correctly is what would the sentence be if you do not do your part and return to Singapore.

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Postby primitivo » Wed, 27 Feb 2008 2:45 am

To sundaymorningstaple,

Yes, I do NOT plan very far into the future.

To cutiebutie,

Sure, 'cutiebutie' is definitely more mature than 'primitivo', if pre-teen girls were allowed to drink.

To Plavt,

Usage of profanity is really a reflection of the state of speaker's mind.

To ProvenPracticalFlexible,

You have to read laws in their entiety, including their exemption and deferment clauses, both of which are very vague.

Thanks

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Postby Plavt » Wed, 27 Feb 2008 6:14 am

primitivo wrote:
To Plavt,

Usage of profanity is really a reflection of the state of speaker's mind.



Unfortunately for you I am an atheist and I don't see what that has got to do with anything in this thread. :???: Looks like you need a good dictionary. :wink:

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Postby cutiebutie » Wed, 27 Feb 2008 9:08 am

I seldom drink, primitivo - you do live up to your name, however.

As for the age-reference. :) Thank you. :kiss:


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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 27 Feb 2008 9:11 am

No, primitive tivo only needs to grow up and realize the world is not like he/she would like it to be.

While he/she claims to be a parent, the attitude being copped is like that of a child, so I am no longer going to bother as it would appear our best intentions and time researching and finding the answers are being wasted on what is basically a loser who cannot accept the truth.

Bye-bye :wave:

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Postby Jeppo » Wed, 27 Feb 2008 11:02 am

The only way out Image
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Postby primitivo » Thu, 28 Feb 2008 9:47 am

To sundaymorningstaple,

As appreciation for your help, let me offer some suggestions on your website: http://www.keynote-engineers.net/

1) 2004 (C). That is the first thing I look at. Update it to 2008.

2) The images you're using are of very bad quality. They look like pictures changed to GIF (maximum of 256 colors) and then back to JPG.

3) You should avoid using "I" and "my" in company background, changing to "we" and "our" instead.

4) PDF is a perfectly searchable file format. It's totally different from image based files like TIFF.

Good luck.

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Postby cutiebutie » Thu, 28 Feb 2008 3:02 pm

primitivo wrote:To sundaymorningstaple,

As appreciation for your help, let me offer some suggestions on your website: http://www.keynote-engineers.net/

1) 2004 (C). That is the first thing I look at. Update it to 2008.

2) The images you're using are of very bad quality. They look like pictures changed to GIF (maximum of 256 colors) and then back to JPG.

3) You should avoid using "I" and "my" in company background, changing to "we" and "our" instead.

4) PDF is a perfectly searchable file format. It's totally different from image based files like TIFF.

Good luck.


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Postby Jeppo » Thu, 28 Feb 2008 3:04 pm

cutiebutie wrote:
primitivo wrote:To sundaymorningstaple,

As appreciation for your help, let me offer some suggestions on your website: http://www.keynote-engineers.net/

1) 2004 (C). That is the first thing I look at. Update it to 2008.

2) The images you're using are of very bad quality. They look like pictures changed to GIF (maximum of 256 colors) and then back to JPG.

3) You should avoid using "I" and "my" in company background, changing to "we" and "our" instead.

4) PDF is a perfectly searchable file format. It's totally different from image based files like TIFF.

Good luck.


In Greek, when one talks in non-understood specialist jargon he is said to speak "alabournezica" {αλαμπουρνέζικα, Alamburnese}, a fictitious language. When somebody talks gibberish it's "acatalavistica" {ακαταλαβίστικα}. If one is being vague on purpose, especially when he should do the opposite, he is talking "cinezica" {κινέζικα, Chinese}. In French, the slang word for gobbledygook is "le charabia" (sharabbeea). It is used informally in conversations. Three similar-meaning words appear in Russian: "Bilibirda" (Билибирда) and "Tarabarschina" (Тарабарщина) and "Abracadabra" (Абракадабра). Grammatically, they work similar to a language, and refer to nonsense talk. The Finnish corresponding term is kapulakieli (cudgel language), referring to haughty, high-spirited and unintelligible office language.


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Postby durain » Thu, 28 Feb 2008 7:58 pm

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Postby Superglide » Thu, 28 Feb 2008 8:55 pm

I guess Plavt gave the best advice so far: Stay out of Singapore.

If not, send the son to NS.

Quite simple.

(I must say, I would never ever do NS in Singapore, not for the love of God or LKY).
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Postby road.not.taken » Thu, 28 Feb 2008 9:05 pm

Superglide wrote:(I must say, I would never ever do NS in Singapore, not for the love of God or LKY).


Good, because you are well over twice the age of the usual NS-man and frankly they don't want you. Really Superglide, you forget yourself. (I'd use that little green icon with the tongue, but I really hate that thing).

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 28 Feb 2008 9:53 pm

primitivo wrote:To sundaymorningstaple,

As appreciation for your help, let me offer some suggestions on your website: http://www.keynote-engineers.net/

1) 2004 (C). That is the first thing I look at. Update it to 2008.

2) The images you're using are of very bad quality. They look like pictures changed to GIF (maximum of 256 colors) and then back to JPG.

3) You should avoid using "I" and "my" in company background, changing to "we" and "our" instead.

4) PDF is a perfectly searchable file format. It's totally different from image based files like TIFF.

Good luck.


The big difference is, I didn't ask for help.

However, I accept your suggestions, and while good, only show that you do not know anything about my company, my philosophy or about the local licensing laws. I am well aware that PDF is a searchable format. My licensed version of Acrobat Standard 6 is a couple of years old but it is still heavily used in contracts and so forth, but it's still my prerogative to accept the format I desire and I daresay they work well in my database built on a FileMaker8.5 platform.

I'm already over 60 and all my PC knowledge is self taught and that part-time company gives me a very good part time income. I am quite happy with the returns that it gives me and the exposure I get from it. I am very selective with the clientèle I engage and the level & quantity of placements I do. If you were that curious, what did the online SEO sites tell you regarding the site.

Anyway, I thank you for the advice. :wink:

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Postby Superglide » Thu, 28 Feb 2008 9:55 pm

road.not.taken wrote:
Superglide wrote:(I must say, I would never ever do NS in Singapore, not for the love of God or LKY).


Good, because you are well over twice the age of the usual NS-man and frankly they don't want you. Really Superglide, you forget yourself. (I'd use that little green icon with the tongue, but I really hate that thing).


I know, I know... :)

When I got my Singapore PR, I was already over 35 years old, otherwise I would have had to go NS.

Just the thought of it... :o
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Postby Forks » Thu, 28 Feb 2008 10:49 pm

Uhh Im not a web fanatic or anything but what exactly was wrong with SMS's site?


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