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Lobang Ah – I have collected my FREE Happycall 18cm / 1.8L Pot and more lobang

May 30th, 2012

 

 

Hey Ho, at last, I owned a Happycall 18cm / 1.8L Pot, Free of Charge. Look below, haha.

 

Wah lau,  I didn’t know Singaporeans love FREE items.  When I reached the Redemption Centre, there were already 300+ persons in the queue.  I got my queue nbr and after shopping for 2 hours, I still had to wait for another 1/2 hr.

 

The next item to be collected, also FREE, is  Stainless Steel Food Container.  Probably, I will get 2 to 3 of them, haha. The cost of each of this container is around S$20+.

 

 

Just purchase S$25/- of Nestle products such as Nescafe, Coffee-mate, Milo, Cereals, Nespray, Omega,Ice-cream, Crunch, Kit-Kat, etc, etc.

However, this promotion is valid at certain locations only and it’s going to end soon.

2 to 3 Jun  11.30am to 2.30pm  Cold Storage – Changi City Point

2 to 3 Jun   3.00pm to 7.00pm  Cold Storage – J Cube

2 to 3 Jun   9.00am to 1.00pm  Cold Storage – West Coast Park

2 to 3 Jun   9.00am to 1.00pm  Sheng Siong – West Coast 720

2 to 3 Jun   8.00am to 12.00pm  Shop n Save – Bukit Batok St 31

2 to 3 Jun  9.00am to 1.00pm      Shop n Save – Bedok Market Place

2 to 3 Jun  8.00am to 12.00pm  SMS – Golden Bamboo Brother Pte Ltd (625)

2 to 3 Jun  9.00am to 1.00pm     NNB – Grindelwald Supermarket

2 to 3 Jun 9.00am to 1.00pm      NNB – Double – One Minimart

 

7 to 8 Jun  8.00am to 12.00pm  SMS – Piak Lan Hiong Religious Goods

7 to 8 Jun  9.00am to 1.00pm    NNB – Yew Huat Minimart

 

Happy collecting FREE items!

 

 

I can go grunge or be very casual, or go bohemian or very chic!

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Lobang Ah – Position of Software Developer

May 25th, 2012

 

Looking for a software developer to work with the company in growing the business in the marine/satellite/broadcast…

Below is the requirements. If you are  interested, please do send an email to Vincent Tay at vintravt@hotmail.

 

Responsibilities:
The successful candidate will be responsible:

• to develop key software modules for our network management system, and must be able to work with tight project deadlines.
• to develop software drivers and graphics screens according to the specifications of customers’ requirements
• provide software support to our customers
• involved in project management, working with our implementation team

 

Requirements:
• Candidate must possess at least a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science/Information Technology, Engineering (Computer/Telecommunication), Engineering (Electrical/Electronic) or equivalent.

• Required skill(s): C++, Adobe Flash (AS), PHP, HTML, Linux, GCC, UML, Database design, SDLC process.
• At least 2 year(s) of working experience in the related field is required for this position.
• Applicants must be willing to work in Ubi Area.
• Preferably Junior Executives specializing in IT/Computer – Software or equivalent.

 

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赢得民心,像泡潮州功夫茶 – Winning Hearts, like making Teochew Kungfu Tea

May 22nd, 2012

 

 

我报》22-5-2012

炎下之意(专栏)

文/马炎庆

赢得民心,像泡潮州功夫茶

 By MP Baey Yam Keng

人民行动党于1959年为新加坡组成独立政府,开始执政。1981年,工人党的惹耶勒南在安顺区补选赢得议席,打破22年一党国会的纪录。

后港单选区于1988年形成,1991年的大选中,工人党候选人打败人民行动党的候选人,刘程强步入国会。

连同去年的大选结果,后港区21年来一直是工人党的堡垒。

即将举行的后港区补选,由人民行动党的朱倍庆对垒工人党的方荣发。

我和朱倍庆同样在华社自助理事会服务,从平时的交流和媒体的报道,倍庆给我诚恳、积极的印象。我们也是公教中学的校友。

我1986年毕业,他应该是1994年的毕业生。

公 教中学的校训是“亲爱忠诚,敬业乐群”。我们求学那四年,学习一个人必须能爱他的至亲,再推己及人,兼及爱物,才能达成完美的人格。一个人要达成完美品 格,必须具备忠厚、忠信、忠直以及诚心诚意的品格,并以服务为本的精神,尽全力把工作做好,帮助别人,使他们的生活变得更好。

1年多的努力,有些成绩

前天,星期天,我和几位国会同僚帮倍庆分发竞选传单给后港选民。发现大多数居民都见过他,对他印象不错。可见,他这短短一年多来的努力,有些成绩。希望居民除了见过他之外,也喜欢他为后港所推出的各项计划。

去年,我于大选提名日前一天,临时从丹戎巴葛集选区调到淡滨尼集选区。原候选人因为前女友在紧要关头作出负面指责,担心影响选情而决定退出。

我因此有了竞选拉票的宝贵经验。

大选后9个月,后港原议员涉嫌婚外情,但始终选择不应对桃色事件,遭工人党开除,引发目前的补选,也让朱倍庆多了一个备战的机会。

为民请命,漫漫长路

竞选过程中,紧锣密鼓的拉票活动、各大媒体的步步追踪,选民的焦点和注意力,都给候选人增添压力,同时也让候选人先学习。毕竟当选后,为民服务、为民请命的日子,漫漫长路,5年任期要比9天的竞选日多出两百倍。

后港的潮州人多,过去的候选人都是潮州人,不是潮州人的方荣发在提名日也用了潮州话拉票。

潮州饮食文化中,工夫茶更是中国古老的茶文化之一。之所以叫工夫茶,是因为这种泡茶的方式极为讲究,沏泡和品饮需要一定的工夫。接近公众、了解选民、为民服务、赢得居民的心,都需要一定的功夫,更需要下足工夫,不可怠慢轻率。

我和倍庆都是潮州人,自己人。选民不会单单只投自己人,他们投的是对党的信任、对国家议题的立场、对居住环境的要求,以及为自己和家人选个有效的代议士。

无论考量因素有哪些、补选结果如何、大家属于什么政党、支持什么政党,不要忘记,我们都是自己人,我们都是新加坡人。

Winning hearts, like making Teochew Kungfu Tea

The PAP formed Singapore’s first independent government, which came into power in 1959.  In 1981, Jeyaretnam of the Worker’s Party won a seat in the parliament during the Anson by-election, breaking the 22-year record of a one-party parliament.

Hougang SMC was formed in 1988. During the 1991 GE, Mr Low Thia Khiang represented Worker’s Party and won a seat in parliament.   With last year’s GE results, Worker’s Party has established a stronghold in the Hougang constituency for 21 years.

During this upcoming Hougang by-election, Desmond Choo from PAP will be standing against Png Eng Huat from the Worker’s Party.

Desmond and I serve at the CDAC.  Through our interaction and media reports, Desmond comes across as a sincere and enthusiastic person.

We are also alumni of Catholic High School.  The motto of Catholic High School reads “Care, Honesty, Service”. During those four years in school, we learnt character development through loving your own family and extending your love to fellowmen and all living things. In order to thrive with a whole personality, one should be honest, sincere, faithful and imbued with other virtues.  The ability to serve springs from one’s recognition of being part of a community and one’s responsibility to his fellow human beings.

Last Sunday, a few of my parliamentary colleagues and I helped Desmond distribute campaign flyers to Hougang residents. I realised that most of these residents have already met Desmond and they have a good impression of him.  His efforts over the short span of over a year have yielded results.  Besides having met him, I hope that Hougang residents also like what Desmond is doing for the community.

I was transferred from Tanjong Pagar GRC to Tampines GRC on the eve of nomination day last year. The original candidate decided to withdraw from the campaign following a negative allegation by his ex-girlfriend. As a result, I had the opportunity to go through baptism of election fire.

Nine months after GE, former Hougang MP was implicated in an extra-marital tussle, but chose to remain tight-lipped about the scandal.  As a result, he was dismissed by the Worker’s Party. This led to the upcoming by-election, granting Desmond Choo a second chance to stand up for his residents.

During the political campaign, the election canvassing and incessant attention from both media and voters impose a tremendous amount of stress on the candidates, but these also serve as a useful learning experience, especially since the elected will be taking on the long road ahead.  Nine days of the campaign period is almost insignificant compared to the five years in parliament, representing the voices of the people.

Teochew Kung fu tea is one of China’s most ancient tea cultures.  The art of making, brewing and appreciating Kungfu tea demands exacting standards.  Breaking the ice with the residents, hearing their voices, attending to their needs and winning their hearts not only require relentless and undying efforts,  it is also an art that we cannot afford to take lightly.

Both Desmond and I are Teochews, “ga gi nang”. However, voters will not simply cast their votes to “ga gi nang”.  Some will look to the party that they could  trust, some will vote on national issues, others will vote for a better living environment.  Some will choose the best representative for themselves and their families.

Regardless of the factors taken into consideration and the outcome of the by-election, regardless of the party you belong to or support, let us not forget that we are all “ga gi nang”, we are all Singaporeans.

 

Make a diffeence to the lives of others!

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Looking for an Accountant

May 22nd, 2012

 

 

 

Looking for an accountant to work on full set of accounts. Min a few yrs experience.

 

Anyone keen, can contact Ms Teen directly at 98750703 to enquire more. Tell her is recommended by Kevin.

 

It’s a full time job.

 

Good Luck!

 

Remember there’s no substitute for hard work!

 

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某某人的什么人 – Excuse me, are you Somebody?

May 22nd, 2012

 

 

MP Baey Yam Keng

《我报》13-3-2012

炎下之意(专栏)

文/马炎庆

某某人的什么人

我孩子最近的数学统一测验考得了全班第二高分。可是,有一位同学却在班上说他能取得这样的成绩,是因为他的爸爸是议员!

一位国会同僚告诉我他出席女儿理工学院毕业典礼的时候,才是他第一次以家长的身份露面,女儿的同学那时才知道他们之间的关系。

一名部长在儿子服兵役入伍时,坚持不去送他,等到他基本军训后才出席结业典礼,好让儿子低调完成军训。

很自然的,就因为某某人是某某人的什么人,大家就会另眼相看,或有所期待。

我 们很自然会问当医生的朋友,他们的孩子会不会也行医,或是艺术家朋友,他们的孩子是否有这方面的天分。这些”like father like son”的例子不少:银行界的黄祖耀和黄一宗、戏剧界的郭宝昆和郭践红、演艺界的谢贤和谢霆峰、歌唱界的陶大伟和陶喆。国际政界的就有美国的肯尼迪家族和 布什父子、印度的尼赫鲁、英迪拉和拉吉夫甘地、巴基斯坦的佐勒菲卡尔和贝娜姬布托、菲律宾的贝尼格诺阿奎诺、科拉桑和诺诺阿奎诺、缅甸的翁山将军和翁山淑 枝,和新加坡的李光耀和李显龙。

无论是耳濡目染也好,或是基因遗传也好,子承父业有时顺其自然,有时众望所归,有时却逼不得已,毫无选择。 例如皇位的继承,如果英女王伊丽莎白不传位给查尔斯太子,或泰王普密蓬不传位给哇栖拉隆功王储,还得修改宪法。出生皇室家族,虽然可以享尽荣华富贵,但是 有时候却身不由己。更悲凉的是自己家人明争暗斗,夺取皇位,或是大势所趋,成为末代皇帝,潦倒终身。

我跟孩子说:

你没有补习 老师,你的数学成绩是你用功努力,靠自己得来的。别人不知道,爸爸看得到,你自己也最清楚。你应该引以为豪,不要在乎别人说什么。不过,你也不可以因为这 次考得不错就骄傲自满,还是得继续努力。爸爸因为工作性质,言行举止会比较引人注意。同学对爸爸的工作可能不了解,他只是随口讲讲,没有什么恶意。重要的 是,你不要以为你是议员的孩子,而自以为是。可是,就因为你是议员的孩子,别人反而对你会有更高的要求。但你不要给自己太大的压力,只要你站得正,走得 直,凡事尽力而为,你将问心无愧。

 

如果做错了,要勇于承认改过,从中学习。你的数学统一测验发现老师多给了你半分,你诚实地告诉老师,这么做是对的。不是你应得的东西,不要去占有。只要你用心去做你该做的事,过程的经历和取得的收获,将会永远属于你

 

Translated version

Excuse me, are you Somebody?

My child scored the second highest in her class for a recent Maths common test, but her achievement was undermined by a classmate to be due to her father being an MP.

I was told by a fellow MP that he made his appearance as the parent of his daughter for the very first time during her polytechnic graduation ceremony.  It was only then that her classmates knew about their relationship.

A Minister chose not to see his son off during his enlistment, but showed up only at his passing-out parade, so as to avoid any unnecessary attention during the course of his basic military training.

Just because one is related to someone, one would be seen in a different light or tasked to meet higher expectations.

It is not uncommon to find ourselves asking a doctor friend if his children would follow in his footsteps, or expect an artist friend’s children to be artistically talented too.  We can easily find a few such examples: Wee Cho Yaw and Wee Ee Chong in the banking sector, theatre doyen Kuo Pao Kun and daughter Kuo Jian Hong, Patrick and Nicholas Tse in the entertainment sphere, David Tao Sr. and David Tao in the Mandopop industry.  In politics, there are the Kennedys and the Bush father and sons in the USA, the Nehru-Ghandi family in India, the Bhuttos in Pakistan, the Aquinos in the Philippines, General Aung San and Aung San Suu Kyi in Myanmar and of course, Lee Kuan Yew and and Lee Hsien Loong in Singapore.

Whether it is nature or nurture, following the footsteps could have been a natural course of events or even a well deserved accession.  Sometimes, it is not a personal choice.  For example, the constitution would have to be changed if Prince Charles were not to inherit the throne from Queen Elizabeth II or if Maha Vajiralongkorn were not coronated following Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s reign. Being born into royalty brings with it wealth and luxury, but sometimes life is far from being a bed of roses when there are family disputes, infightings, and even usurpation.

I told my child, “You do not have tuition, therefore you deserve every mark you have earned yourself.  Others may not realize it, but I am aware and more importantly, you know what you have put in.  You should be proud of yourself and not be bothered by what others say.  On the other hand, you cannot be conceited but continue to be diligent.

Due to my public role, there is more public interest and scrutiny.  Your classmate may not necessarily understand what I do, but I am sure his comments meant no malice. It is crucial that you do not take things for granted or feel privileged in any way just because your father is an MP.  On the contrary, there are higher expectations of you precisely because you are the child of an MP.  As long as you do your best according to your conscience, there is no need for any self-imposed pressure.  Be courageous enough to own up to any wrongdoing, for every mistake we make will prove to be a learning experience.  In this common test, you had told your teacher she had given you an extra half mark.  I am proud of your honesty.  We should not take credit if we have not put in the effort.  As long as you commit yourself to your tasks, what you learn in the process and gain from the results are yours to keep, forever.”

MyPaper, 13 March 2012

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Proper English or Singlish, Singaporeans both also CAN!

May 18th, 2012

 

I came across this sometime ago but forgot from magazine or newspaper or whatever.  I reproduce below for reminding us to speak PROPER English:

10 Mangled Phrases by Helen Marjan from Lorna Whiston Schools:

INSTEAD OF ….. SAY…..
1 Eat yourself Feed yourself
2 Wear your shoe Put on your shoe
3 On/Off light/tap Turn on/off the light/tap
4 I very urgent I need to go to the toilet soon
5 Can borrow me S$5? Can you please lend me S$5?
6 Why you so like that one? Why are you behaving like that? What is the matter?
7 Faster go! Go quickly …
8 Don’t do that, wait later you fall down Be careful or you’ll fall
9 Done, finished ‘already’ I have (already*) finished
10 Sheeps, gooses and mouses Sheep, geese and mice

 

*The word “already” can either be placed in the middle or at the end of a sentence.  In this case, it may be better omitted; the word is used too often in Singlish.

What’s wrong with Singlish ah?  Singlish is Singlish and English is English.  It’s entirely 2 different languages.  Singlish has evolved because we are ‘forbidden’ to speak dialects.  Singlish got hokkien, malay, english, etc all mixed up like rojak, to form a multi-language.  And eventually, dialects will be ‘died’ and spoken in heaven.

Sooner or later, it will be accepted as a language.  Imagine, the ang moh, cina, foreign talents who put their foot here or want to do business with Singapore, an internationally recognised successful and reliable small little red dot,  also want to learn Singlish.  Hello, not we force them to learn hoh.  This is our culture, full stop.  They want to learn so to become one of us.

So, teachers, please don’t belittle Singlish.  Don’t tell your students that they have answered wrongly.  Instead, instruct them before hand to reply in English not Singlish or Singlish not English or English + Singlish!  Our children definitely can give you impeccable English or hilarious Singlish or 2-in-1, your choice.

 

Remove limiting beliefs and replace them with powerful ones!

 

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Where is STI Heading?

May 18th, 2012

 

Ivan Koh has updated the STI Charts, a guideline to follow, thanks man.

 

The left chart is weekly whilst the right is Daily.  If you want a bigger chart, right click your mouse.

The words in RED is :  Possible next 3 to 6 mths’ trading zone and I interpreted it between 2900 and 2800.

 

Some interesting and intelligent comments by Derrick Tan, my facebook’s friend:

….One of the most important lessons any trader/investor can learn is when to stay out of the market altogether. Remember, when u stand on the sidelines-that’s a position too!

 

…..Generally, stocks fall 3 times faster than they rise. Why? Fear is a stronger emotion than greed. Panic causes traders/investors to sell even more quickly than optimism entices them to buy.

 

 

 

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Theme Song from The Hippocratic Crush a.ka. On Call 36 Hours

May 17th, 2012

 

 

The Drama is amazing.  The doctors do their work with passion, love, dedication, professionalism and selfless.  The song lagi best.  Full of true love, very very  温馨.

 

 

 

Some people are so afraid to die that they never begin to live

 

 

 

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Discipline in Trading

May 17th, 2012

 

I would rather be OUT wishing I was IN than

IN, wishing I was OUT!

When in Doubt, stay OUT!

It’s Better to miss a Good Trade than to Chase a Bad One!

It’s Okay to take Profits!

Put in a CUT-LOSS position in every trade

Do not top-up Margin Call

What is the Current Sector NOW?

 

Have We Learned From Our Mistake?  Check

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Keep Walking

May 17th, 2012


The Organs of our body have their sensory touches at the bottom of our foot, if you massage these points you will find relief from aches and pains as you can see the organs are on right and left foot, the heart is on the left foot.

 

 
This is covered in great details in Acupressure studies or textbooks.

God created our body so well that he thought of even this. He made us walk so that we will always be pressing these pressure points and thus keeping these organs activated at all times.

So, keep walking..

 

Talk is cheap, action is most important… Start Walking!

 

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