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Today’s topic is a little …. lame. I read an article on The Straits Times a while ago and had the article screencap-ed. I couldn’t read the entire article because I did not subscribe to The Straits Times online portal. Haha .. Cheapskate hor?

But anyways!!!!!!! I have my own mixed feelings when I read the article. As I read the article, the recent FT “chaos” came into my mind…. I was like….i think…i think…. this could be an area where we do not require cleaners from the mainland or etc when…we can do it ourselves.

Relax. By that I do not mean asking my dear fellow Singaporeans to be cleaners ,lah. I wouldn’t want one of my family members to be down for these jobs , too.

Everyone could have thought of it already. I know. I’m not that original and creative. So…..bear with me while I share my thoughts on my page….ok? Hehe.

(Source from The Straits Times on March 26,2012)

Based on the hawker near my SG house….. Pek Kio Hawker Centre… 

In this hawker, every stalls wash their own bowls,cutleries…I mean..You feel safer with washing them yourself rather than being washed in a common area, right?

OKAY. So the main problem is…. having cleaners to CLEAN UP THE TABLE YOU’VE EATEN YOUR MEALS, right?

Do you already have any idea what my lame personal thought about that?

Hehehee.

Clean your own tables and Put back the bowlssssssss etc back to the respective stalls.

Makes any sense or not?

Before you get all defensive and offended(idk why)……

[ ] You want less FTs around

[ ] You want to show the government that We, as Singaporeans do not need FTs

——Both checked or not?

lol….Hahaha

So…. What I wanna bring across is…..

You clean up your mess——Does that sound ridiculous to you???

Just imagine….

You take that extra 1minute to stack the bowls, then another 1 minute to use a few pieces of tissue to clean the table….and last 2 minutes to walk to the stall to return the bowlss&etc…. All in all, maybe 4 minutes. So lets round it up to 5 minutes.

Extra five minutes of your time—> No need cleaners —> clean table for next user

And it forms a cycle.

We want the government to change for us…..

We tried to “express ourselves”—we was ignored.

We tired to “whine a lil”—we was ignored.

The ex president of Singapore, Mr Nathan , also commented that, we as Singaporeans, has NO identity.

Win liao lor.

But take heart. Next election, we have our choice.

Right now….Maybe we can tell them with our actions. As Singaporeans….we are united. Haha

We can do whatever we want to make the country better…..without FTs (who….turn their backs on us…when OUR country has provided them with job opportunities, families…etc)

Amidst all these…. It’s a very heartening scene to see… Singaporeans cleaning up the tables after their own meals….

I did not do any research regarding this matter on which countries are practicing or what……

But….I know…we’re thought in Primary and Secondary and even Tertiary institutions that we SHOULDN’T leave our used bowls&etcs on the tables after eating!

Right right right?

hahaha. Okay

Abrupt end to this post because I need to listen to lectures now.

Toddles Everyone!

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How can I keep my cool?

20 hours ago (according to FB at today’s 12.43pm, 19 March 2012, Beijing Time) I posted a link regarding a cleaner who was hit by a yellow Citycab Taxi at Budget Terminal and was pronounced dead at the scene by the paramedics.

( Source )

And so…I went to post on FB this.

I wrote ” See, Chinese Buay song (not happy with) us. Anyhow kill ppl liao lol”

You sense my sarcasm there? Oh yeah I bet you witty people out there did.

With so many atrocious news about PRC residing in Singapore, I , at the very least, cannot tahan all these nonsense. Really.

Maybe, 10 years ago.. it was all about chinese women coming to Singapore going into prostitution, cheating lao ah peks’ CPF and pass on STDs or AIDS to perverts.

Now… worst..

Instead of a handful coming to Singapore , they come in bulk.

Instead of being grateful, they turn hateful.

Let’s be frank here…. As a singapore citizen… Do you feel a sense of belonging?

Tanya’s “where we belong” starts to play in my head.

Morning comes around and I
Can’t wait to see my sunny island
In its glorious greenery, whether rain or shine, it’s still beautiful
Bright lights shine on the streets at night
Guiding me closer to home
To a place where I’ll be safe and warm, where I belong

Friends and families by my side
Seeing me through as I grow and learn
Everyday’s experience, bitter sweet or sour
They’re still wonderful
As they become precious memories
They’ll be kept close to my heart
And no matter where I am I will always know, where I belong [I don’t know if Singapore is a place I belong anymore. I feel like it belongs to the Tiongs more]

Chorus:
Where I belong, where I keep my heart and soul
Where dreams come true for us
Where we walk together hand in hand towards a future so bright
Where I belong, where I keep my heart and soul
Where we’re one big family [in taiwanese shows, since when the second wife’s children is of the same position as the first wife’s?]
I want the whole world to know, I want to shout it out loud [haaaahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa]
That this is where I know I belong[haaaaaaaaaaaaaaa]

My chinese lecturers here often say… ” You will have different opinions and feelings towards a book/poems when you read it at different stages of life”

Very true. I was very patriotic when I was younger. When tiongs talents werent a prevalent situation.

Now.. I feel shit whenever I have my winter/summer vacation back in Singapore. I just feel like staying at home, or having house party. I dont wanna go out. Take bus…..tiongs. Take MRT….tiongs. Drive….. traffic jams. Sian, right? No win-win situation for us.

And so yesterday night when I came back from my shabu hotpot sensation with my boyfriend, I sat down in front of my laptop and started surfing the net. The first thing which was on my FB newsfeed was by Temasek Review with the title of ………

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Eye witness: PRC man who caused fatal accident at Budget Terminal tried to flee before police officers arrived

My reaction was…”Dafuq?”

(Source)

Hi Sir, you just killed someone else, you wanna run away?

Instead of feeling remorseful, he wants to GO AND CATCH HIS FLIGHT.

Very “remorseful”, mate.

These were what I read yesterday..So i was like OKay lor…..since he was arrested anyway. Will get his punishment.

BUT THEN

I read about THIS today

(Source)

I’m vehemently mortified to see ” …,the PRC man has been charged with ‘voluntarily causing hurt in armed robbery‘ at ….”

Eh. Is my eyes cocked?

then I went to read another post.

(Source)

My Reaction is as followed:

WHAT DAFUQ.

WHERE IS FREAKING JUSTICE?

OK FINE.

You tell me this PRC man does not fall under the law for Culpable homicide. FINE. But what about under the penal Code 304A? which says “Causing death by rash or negligent act – Whoever causes the death of any person by doing any rash or negligent act not amounting to culpable homicide, shall be punished with imprisonment of up to two years, or a fine, or both.[53] The relevant section of the Penal Code creates two separate offences: causing death by a rash act, and causing death by a negligent act, the former being the more serious offence. Persons who cause deaths in the course of traffic accidents are often charged with one of these offences.” ?

Why voluntarily causing hurt in armed robbery ?

He should be charged for THAT for causing distress to the taxi driver. Yes. then that’s fine.

but what about Mr Chandra? What about him ?!?!?!!?!

He was just doing this job and suddenly a maniac drove a yellow citycab taxi which he was NOT supposed to be driving and rammed straight at him. Dafuq?

Injured still nevermind ok.

the thing is, HE WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD AT THE SCENE.

IT’S NOT LIKE GETTING CANCER WHEN YOU KNOW YOU HAVE NOT MUCH TIME LEFT ON THIS FUCKED UP EARTH. IT’S LIKE,” OH YEAH. IM GOING HOME TO MEET MY WIFE AND SEE MY CUTE LIL KIDS AFTER WORK LATER ” AND BAM! THE CAB JUST RAN HIM THROUGH.

AS IF THAT’S NOT WORST ENOUGH, THE POLICE DECIDED TO CHARGE THIS PRC FAGGOT WITH VOLUNTARILY CAUSING HURT IN ARMED ROBBERY.

SO WHAT NOW. IF THIS PERSON WHO WAS HIT IS SOME CEO, HOW YOU TELL ME. CONFIRM KENA CHARGED UNTIL BACKSIDE ON FIRE.

NOW LEH? BECAUSE HE’S A CLEANER? BECAUSE HE’S FROM MALAYSIA? BECAUSE HE’S NOT SOME BIGSHOT? BECAUSE HE’S WORKING AT THE BUDGET TERMINAL? WHAT DUMB REASONS? WHAT!!!!?????

I SIMPLY CANNOT GET OVER THIS.

NOT BECAUSE I DISLIKE PRC OR WHAT.

PUT YOURSELF IN THE SHOE OF HIS WIFE. Don’t husband lah ok, imagine just your boyfriend who doesnt reply your text for more than an hour. Girls, you flip out already right? What’s more for Mr Chandra’s wife? He will never go back for dinner. He will never be sleeping beside her. worst, she was UNABLE to see him for the last time.

PUT YOURSELF IN THE SHOES OF HIS CHILDREN. When you were 4 month olds, your dad helped you to change your diaper. When you turn one, your dad is there to piggyback you and give you a big kiss saying ” Happy Birthday My lil one”. This very kid, lost that opportunity. Other siblings, lost their fathers over night. Some may have waited for him to come home…. to give him a big hug. But, he will never have the chance to do all that.

Because of one person. Because of this PRC man. Because of his irrational actions. Mr Chandra and his family lost a chance to live a lifetime together as a happy family.

Yet, this person was not remorseful. He did not run to Mr Chandra and see if he was alright. He did not call the ambulance in time. He was selfish

Because of his selfishness, he had caused a trauma in a family of five now. Five people…will live in misery. While this one man, will live an effortless life in jail to serve his jailterm——IF convicted—— and maybe after after serving his sentence.. he’ll be out afresh with a new life. While the family of five has lost their dad and husband forever.

I sincerely hope that people out there will help Mr Chandra’s wife to seek justice. I don’t know how. I wish…I know. Meanwhile, I hope the worst for this PRC man.

Believe that Singapore will not fail me. Oh well….I actually cannot be sure of that right now..Sad T_T.

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Toddles