Too often, we hear of a foreign talent being hauled to court for an act of aggression towards others, just because they think they have the right to. But in the news today, one local unemployed man was given a jail term for assaulting an American man who was trying to stop him from beating up a bus driver.
The same man and his group of friends had also earlier in a separate case beat up a Malaysian cleaner, because he felt the cleaner and his friends were noisy. Clearly a case of a man unable to control his anger, and is just spoiling for a fight.
I was working in a restaurant as a chef, but no matter how hard I work, my boss just refused to give me any OT pay. His excuse was that Singaporean worker very expensive, so to pay OT also very expensive.
But I see the other Malaysians and China chefs, this boss willingly give them OT pay, even though they work same OT hours as me. Boss say they are cheap to pay. This makes me so angry and I wanted to resign.
I just recently started driving for Grab. I thought this is a good way to make some extra income, or at least to earn more than what I currently earn. Heard a lot of stories about people making more money as they started driving for Grab and Uber.
But my experience for the one month I have been driving is directly opposite! The revenue for a 12 - 14 hours a day shift is about $200 on average. I rent a Honda Vezel Hybrid rental, and it costs me $85. The petrol per day is about $35. Then there is a daily deposit deduction of $10, plus Grab takes 20% commission from the $200 earned.
But what about the case recently where a woman who actually lied to the police about being robbed? Trying to get attention, but in a very wrong way? The woman had lodged a police report alleging that a motorcyclist had snatched her handbag containing cash and personal documents sometime past midnight on March 23, near Block 214 Bedok Central. However, police investigations reveal several inconsistencies, and police realised that she may have been lying.
He asked to see the CV interviewer had, and realised his CV had been cropped and edited, most probably from the HR people. He then lodged complaint to the CEO, and company's internal investigations shown that the recruitment manager from a certain nationality was the culprit, and apparently it was intended to make him look bad so that the manager's "friend" could get the job. Other CVs were also doctored as well, particularly Singaporean applicants.
Why does a 60 year old man need to scam others in such a way? Is it because it was an easy opportunity to make money off trusting people? Or was he driven to carry put the scam in a desperate need for money? Turning to a life of crime at a ripe old age of 60. That is very sad indeed.
There was a fire that broke out this early morning at Ang Mo Kio Hub, affecting the storeroom of the Samsung Experience Store at the basement level. The fire was put out by the mall's sprinkler system and a water jet by Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) personnel.
No injuries were reported. Seems like Samsung cannot catch a break. From battery phone fire, now the storeroom also caught fire. Sure hope it was not from one of the batteries that started the fire. A few of the shops near the affected store was closed, although they did not catch any fire.
I read with great interest the news about the Nam Seng old lady, who is still going strong selling wonton noodle even though she is a sprightly 88 years old. Madam Leong Yuet Meng, 88, has operated Nam Seng Noodles & Fried Rice for 58 years running, with more than 40 of those years clocked in at the old hawker centre in front of the library. Nam Seng is now located on the first floor of Far East Square.
Still remember fondly going to the old National Library and eating at this hawker centre. The news did not say why she is still running her business though. Could it be because she needs to support herself, thus the need to work even at an age where most people are long into their retirement years, or because she felt the need to keep herself active with work?
And so it has begun. The Singapore authorities, this time via the Law Society of Singapore, has come out and spoken out against the findings about Singapore's criminal justice system by US judge Samuel Cole, in allowing asylum for Mr Amos Yee in the United States .
The Law Society indicated that the judge's opinion in the judgment appears to gloss over the critical fact that Mr Yee was lawfully prosecuted in a court of law. They also indicated that allowing immunity for hate speech only encourages the undermining of values in a functional democracy.
I am getting sick and tired of people who think they have every right, just because they drive a big car, to park in parking lots meant for two cars. Do they think their cars are too big to fit into one standard lot? Or they scared other people might scratch their expensive cars if they park too close?
Where did these people get their driving licence? They drive big cars means they have self entitlement to parking lots, is it? Since they want to be famous, then let's make them! Here is another parking idiot.