Tag Archives: Dangers

S’PORE GIRL’S TINDER DATE GONE WRONG, FORCED TO PAY FOR $600 DINNER

I met this guy through Tinder app. His profile was 25, Singapore Chinese male. His interest was in economics and he told me he work as a stocks trader and has a apartment near Raffles area. He brought me to Casa Tartufo restaurant. During the dinner he ordered expensive truffle pasta, risotto and wine. In the end of the dinner, he went off to the toilet and never return. I had to pay $600 in restaurant bill.

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I TAUGHT MY STUDENTS THE DANGERS OF IRRESPONSIBLE SOCIAL MEDIA USE

A lot of things have been said about the young generation and their mentality, behaviour especially online. Even more so in recent days (because of the Amos Yee case). Senseless. Shallow. Self-entitled. Stupid. Today, I had a 'social media' debate and discussion in class. I then attempted to make them understand how everything they post online is permanent, there is no such thing as complete “privacy” online. What they post online “without giving it much thought" can be damaging. I told them I don’t ever want them to end up like Amos Yee.

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BEWARE OF PRIVATE INSURERS PROFITEERING FROM NEW MEDISHIELD LIFE HEALTH INSURANCE

In my view, the Government should consider a more sustainable universal health insurance model where risks are pooled even more, in order to avoid "cherry-picking". Cherry picking occurs when private insurers take on healthy individuals and leave the remainder in the underlying CPF MediShield pool. In insurance parlance, the private insurers had the pick of the sweet "cherries"; MediShield was left with the sour "lemons".

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Drowning Does Not Look Like Drowning

Drowning people’s mouths alternately sink below and reappear above the surface of the water. The mouths of drowning people are not above the surface of the water long enough for them to exhale, inhale, and call out for help. When the drowning people’s mouths are above the surface, they exhale and inhale quickly as their mouths start to sink below the surface of the water. Drowning people cannot wave for help. Nature instinctively forces them to extend their arms laterally and press down on the water’s surface. Pressing down on the surface of the water permits drowning people to leverage their bodies so they can lift their mouths out of the water to breathe.

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