Sentosa Development Corporation (SDC) is looking for 50 Singaporeans who turn 50 to invite to a big party on March 13 this year. The party is a part of a series of events by Sentosa to commemorate Singapore's 50th birthday.
According to the latest figures released today (27 Jan 2015) by Ministry of Manpower, there were 67,400 job vancacies as of September in 2014. Eighty percent of the vancaies were in the service industries, particularly in social, community and personal services. The breakdown by professions indicated that employers are desperately looking for sales assistants, waiters and security guards whereas technical roles for diploma holders account for mere twenty percent of the job vacancies that were available.
I am from the Teochew district of China (part of the Guangdong province) and have been staying in Singapore for almost half of my life (more than 10 years). I even have my Singaporean relatives here, who are the second/third generation Singaporeans. I think I have something to say about this.
It now appears that even PAP's own grassroot members are unhappy with all these political wayang that they have put up. Tay said that "rank-and-file" bore the brunt of the work to impress political leaders. Is this a sign that PAP is losing support among their own grassroot activists? What do you think, Singaporeans?
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong had a Facebook Q & A session with netizens this morning on his Facebook page. Not surprisingly, he was unable to respond to all the complaints but he managed to selectively answer some questions. Through this sharing session, he revealed his lighter side to Singaporeans. Here are some things about him that we have observed:
An intriguing conversation occurred during Lee Hsien Loong's online Facebook Q&A session. A netizen Lim Jialiang asked PM Lee, "Why do you keep wearing pink shirts? I like pink too! Let's go to Pink Dot this year!". Would you expect a reply to such a tricky question? Knowing the PAP, probably not. But surprise surprise, not only did Lee Hsien Loong reply, he gave a very very unexpected answer. Not exactly what the silver bullet the LGBT community wants to hear but it seems to be getting there isn't it?
A group of scientists has labeled a common sexual position as "the most dangerous". Researchers in Brazil discovered that the girl-on-top position during sexual intercourse has caused more than 50% of penile fractures sustained during sex, according to data compiled from 3 hospitals. The girl on top is unable to fully control the penis with her body weight on it and she is unable to stop when the penis suffered a "wrong-way penetration".
The story I am going to share happened on Tekong as well. It happened to my fellow instructor in February 2000 when I was a Recce instructor in School of Military Intelligence. We are required to bring our trainees to Tekong for regular training. My fellow instructor, I call him "A", brought a group of trainees to Tekong and he followed a team for their night mission.
I saw rich customers splurge on seemingly endless rounds of alcohol. Every night, I'd go around the club, stopping at all the tables to mingle with guests. And that's when the wild partying would start. My customers would force me to drink so much, I was downing the equivalent of two bottles of champagne a night. My views about sex changed while on the job. I used to think that girls who got drunk and slept with men were cheap sluts who couldn't control themselves. But after I got sucked into this world, I realised it was easier said than done.
I used to know the duty NCO for that night when Recruit Tham passed away. The duty NCO Corporal Ricky Chua was under Tekong CCO. On that night around 3 am, Tekong CCO sent vehicles to search for recruit Tham together with the officers in Charlie coy. In fact, those involved were quite excited about the search when they knew that one recruit was unaccounted for.