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Re: Missed the fun

Postby ksl » Thu, 24 Feb 2011 12:04 am

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AussieAngMo wrote:Reading this thread really makes me want to troll you guys.
I can pass for Singaporean. Can right?


Can right?
Sorry you failed the test... :-|


lol, I know. I vetted through my Singaporean wife. :)
Give it time you will get there eventually :lol: :wink: I've been here 6 years and i can feel the influence! Have to use the spell checker all the time now :) (scratching my head)

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Postby nakatago » Thu, 24 Feb 2011 12:36 am

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sundaymorningstaple wrote: That means no more clean table in hawker centres or McD's, That means if it's not on the shelf at the store,


Seriously?

Why I had the impression that tabel cleaners in the food courts and service persons in the airport are all locals. They are old people, in my opinion they should enjoy their pension instead doing this labour work.

I felt so sorry for them.

Today I saw an old little man was cleaning the street when I went to the post office. He was too weak even to pull the big garbage container, he cannot even stand properly and can fall down any time. It looks like he's sick.

I was thinking of slavery and felt so bad after seeing that...



welcome to singapore.......i remember someone up there actually saying that they should work to their deathbed if they feel they can still do it....


wasn't that some MP who did?

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Postby carlsum1986 » Thu, 24 Feb 2011 9:29 am

nakatago wrote:
carlsum1986 wrote:
Eau2011 wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote: That means no more clean table in hawker centres or McD's, That means if it's not on the shelf at the store,


Seriously?

Why I had the impression that tabel cleaners in the food courts and service persons in the airport are all locals. They are old people, in my opinion they should enjoy their pension instead doing this labour work.

I felt so sorry for them.

Today I saw an old little man was cleaning the street when I went to the post office. He was too weak even to pull the big garbage container, he cannot even stand properly and can fall down any time. It looks like he's sick.

I was thinking of slavery and felt so bad after seeing that...



welcome to singapore.......i remember someone up there actually saying that they should work to their deathbed if they feel they can still do it....


wasn't that some MP who did?


:D was something like getting rid of the retirement age and retirement altogether

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Postby x9200 » Thu, 24 Feb 2011 9:52 am

Eau2011 wrote:
littlepuppy wrote:All my colleagues are Singaporeans too and they are super nice and supportive! I feel so welcomed and appreciated <3

The more I live here the more I love the country n mix of ppl here ( including us expat of course)! :)


I do hope I will have the same experience like you had.

I'm almost scared after having seen all these. :cry: I'm here only 3 weeks.

Singaporeans on your individual personal contact level are very nice, much nicer than an average "Westerner". You may have problems sharing with them some interests or way of thinking but this does not make them not nice. Having said that Singaporeans are not that nice as a society, anonymous crowd of individuals but this works mainly via fatigue factor (so you will see what I mean only after some time). You do not see anti-foreigner displays too often. In fact I encountered it only ones in real life for a decade I am around and it was not like a direct confrontation.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 24 Feb 2011 11:08 am

carlsum1986 wrote: :D was something like getting rid of the retirement age and retirement altogether


They don't know it yet, but that exactly what might happen if they keep crying about foreigners. Get rid of the foreigners, not enough people to keep up GDP. Need more workers, they will be forced to hire older workers. If that doesn't work, they will raise the retirement age and levies and enact levies on EP holders to astronomical levels (COE style?) to force the employers to hire the older workers who will then hold out for higher wages.

I'm on a roll here........

I could solve a lot of the gahmen's problems with a little radical thinking. :cool:

If they raise the retirement age to 70 (minimum) and make it impossible to withdraw a large chunk of CPF at 55, this will cause those in that category to have to continue to work for another 15 years till they hit 70 thereby utilizing their experience to possibly offset the youths who job hop all the time. (This could cause that bad habit to subside as well).

Do that, and the following: Make it a form of National Service (complete with 21 year subsidies) that women must attempt to procure two children in order to boost up the FR of Singaporean to enable them to self sustain. They obviously would have to be controls/records to ensure that the women became pregnant at least twice and did not abort or otherwise somehow terminate the pregnancy (desertion or dereliction of duty) ;-).

Think about it. it takes around 21-24 month to conceive & birth two children (same length of active duty that a new NSman does). Then give them subsidies (reservist duties) until the kids are 21. You could make the payouts a fixed rate that could be adjusted upwards to more if the mother is working as well (same as male NS reservists). Increases the Manpower base, raises the FR, with normal balances being around 50:50, create more manpower for NS and will help reduce the need for foreign labour/talent. Radical? Yeah. Would it work? Good question. :wink:

Oh, one other collateral benefit as well. It will stop the momma's boys from complaining that the girls will get ahead of them in business (biggest bunch of crybabies I've ever seen anywhere in the world). So much for being a patriarchal society - the women here have more cojones then most of the boys here. That's why the men are always carrying their girlfriends purses. :P

Edited to change typo FT to FR (fertility rate)
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Postby prkravi » Thu, 24 Feb 2011 11:29 am

why am I thinking that you are going to take the big jump into politics? :-k You have my vote!

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Postby carlsum1986 » Thu, 24 Feb 2011 12:15 pm

prkravi wrote:why am I thinking that you are going to take the big jump into politics? :-k You have my vote!


sms for president

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 24 Feb 2011 12:48 pm

The only problem is, half the population wouldn't vote for me! (the gals) :lol:

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Postby prkravi » Thu, 24 Feb 2011 1:00 pm

carlsum1986 wrote: sms for president


No! PM.. President's powers are very limited...

sundaymorningstaple wrote: half the population wouldn't vote for me! (the gals) :lol:


You're in such bad books with them?? Oh my what did you do?

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 24 Feb 2011 1:08 pm

I'm gonna make it a law that the guys have to get 'em pregnant! Twice! :o

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Postby JR8 » Thu, 24 Feb 2011 4:07 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Do that, and the following: Make it a form of National Service (complete with 21 year subsidies) that women must attempt to procure two children in order to boost up the FR of Singaporean to enable them to self sustain. They obviously would have to be controls/records to ensure that the women became pregnant at least twice and did not abort or otherwise somehow terminate the pregnancy (desertion or dereliction of duty) ;-).


And if she is a member of the family, er [cough] I mean a graduate then she gets fast-tracked to the rank of Brigadier General? :)

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 24 Feb 2011 4:41 pm

JR8 wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:Do that, and the following: Make it a form of National Service (complete with 21 year subsidies) that women must attempt to procure two children in order to boost up the FR of Singaporean to enable them to self sustain. They obviously would have to be controls/records to ensure that the women became pregnant at least twice and did not abort or otherwise somehow terminate the pregnancy (desertion or dereliction of duty) ;-).


And if she is a member of the family, er [cough] I mean a graduate then she gets fast-tracked to the rank of Brigadier General? :)


No, she gets fast-tracked BY a rank Brigadier General! :P

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Postby JR8 » Thu, 24 Feb 2011 4:51 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:
JR8 wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:Do that, and the following: Make it a form of National Service (complete with 21 year subsidies) that women must attempt to procure two children in order to boost up the FR of Singaporean to enable them to self sustain. They obviously would have to be controls/records to ensure that the women became pregnant at least twice and did not abort or otherwise somehow terminate the pregnancy (desertion or dereliction of duty) ;-).


And if she is a member of the family, er [cough] I mean a graduate then she gets fast-tracked to the rank of Brigadier General? :)


No, she gets fast-tracked BY a rank Brigadier General! :P



[spit out my biscuit!] Hahaha! :lol:

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Postby x9200 » Thu, 24 Feb 2011 5:22 pm

prkravi wrote:
carlsum1986 wrote: sms for president


No! PM.. President's powers are very limited...

Is he already in enough troubles or we should release some election posters?

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Postby ev-disinfection » Thu, 24 Feb 2011 5:42 pm

There are some local old folks here that wants to work (gets too bored or lonely at home all day)
There are some who have no choice but to work for a living.
They are not all neglected by their kids.


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