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MY LOUSY SHOPPING EXPERIENCE AT SIM LIM SQUARE

Let me share my unpleasant shopping experience at Sim Lim Sq eight years ago. Briefly, on 8/10/2005, I bought a PVR (Personal Video Recorder) at $300 from one Sim Lim Sq shop. Used for 3 days and it’s spoilt. Returned to the shop to complain but was advised to re-install the SW. Nine days later, it’s spoilt again. Went back to the shop to demand for a one-to-one exchange but they refused, saying that I could ONLY top up some more money to exchange for a better quality set! However, they agreed to repair for me when I didn’t want to top up any more cash. Left the gadget in the shop for repair. I kept calling them to check if the set was repaired. They told me it’s in a China factory undergoing repair. Finally on 20/3/2006, after more than 5 months I managed to get back my set. After 3 days, it’s spoilt yet again. KNN!

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DO GHOSTS EXIST? HAVE YOU MET A GHOST?

Sometimes, I had to carry out my duty in the wee hours of the morning. I still remember the SGH mortuary opposite the current Outram Park MRT station. I had to ensure that the dead body was placed in one of the metal box drawers in the cold storage. The particulars of the dead body with case report number written on a disc had to be tagged on the right leg near to the heel.

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IS THIS MY SINGAPORE? MY HOME AND MY COUNTRY?

Train Officer Tin is a PR refusing to take up citizenship. He has it all plan out for his retirement. He already bought land and built a huge freehold house in Sabah. In another few years time – in fact any time from now if he feels like it – he could just cash out his CPF and sell off his flat to return to his hometown. He will bring his family back to Sabah. He could easily bring back to Sabah more than RM1,000,000! Sale of his 4 room flat plus all his CPF savings.

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IS CPF REALLY YOUR MONEY?

Unless you belong to the high income earners, those lower income earners will never withdraw their own savings even if they work a lifetime. It is quite obvious to any thinking Singaporean that he will not be able to withdraw his life savings in his CPF account based on the following 3 factors.To arbitrarily impose a minimum sum (currently is $155,000) across the board for all Singaporeans is illogical and unjust. Those earning $1,000 to those earning more than $10,000 also subject to the same minimum sum simply doesn’t make sense at all. It is not justifiable at all given the fact that it is our own money. If it belongs to us, then we should be given an option.

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FORMER POLICE OFFICER: I DO NOT RESPECT THE NEW POLICE OFFICERS ANYMORE

When I joined the police force in 1983 with full A level qualification, I had to start off as a police constable. After 7 years, I got my corporal rank. Another 3 years of hell in investigation before I was given the Sgt rank. Today, the ranks are given freely as if it’s lelong sale in a pasar malam. When I had my recent encounter with the young police Sgt and a corporal, I had a hard time telling them that I could write a better statement rather than him recording my statement. But they refused and accused me of interfering in their police investigation! What a langgar situation. My respect for those newly minted police officers is lost.

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The Biggest Mosquito Breeder in Singapore is Our Selfish Mentality

My friend Gintai did a post titled, "Who is the biggest mosquito breeder in Singapore?" Needless to say, it went viral, like every of his posts usually do. In his article, he shared a story of his millionaire friend (Caveman) who was unhappy being fined by NEA for "mosquito breeding" with his garbage bin supplied by SembCorp. After reading Gintai's post, from my understanding, Caveman felt indignant because he pays SembCorp a conservancy fee each month to clear his bin. As such, they should be the party maintaining the bins and take any responsibilities that comes with it, including mosquito breeding issues. Thus, the tussle with NEA in an email ding-dong.

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My traumatic encounter with a foreign barbarian!

I would say that so far it’s quite an enjoyable experience driving taxi meeting all kinds of people. It is a good decent honest living job specially reserved for citizens only. For that, I am very grateful to this government for not opening this taxi trade to PRs and foreigners. Most of us taxi drivers share my view. But then in life, sometimes making an honest decent living is a challenge. Allow me to elaborate what happened to me last night. It nearly cost me my life if not for the cool and calm manner I had maintained throughout the nearly 10 min ordeal I had endured with a foreign barbarian!

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HEALTH WARNING: BECAREFUL OF WHAT YOU EAT AT MIXED VEGGIES STALL

From my observation, only those Malay stalls seem more hygienic than the Chinese or Indian food stalls. I have yet to come across Malay stalls out-sourced to FTs. The Malay stalls are usually run by locals. That is why Malay food usually costs more than Chinese food. I would rather pay more for Malay cooked food than those Chinese cooked food

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