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May 22, 2011 Leave a comment
Steven Limdont let such thing spoilt ur mood15 hours ago
Cce SooHaha! This is Singapore… must cheap must good and since they pay for it… it is their right!!14 hours ago
Sharon Pow Liyi @ steven: no la I wun this kind of ppl I dun gv a damn
@Cce: complain nv mind.. Still throw the thing on ur table Tats wat makes me mad! So uncivilized!!!14 hours ago
Richard ChenWah piangz… These people sia… so elitist. Need to cull them someday… Rahhhh!14 hours ago
Steven Limthese kind of people think this is thailand or wat,can get cheap n good stuff14 hours ago
Sharon Pow LiyiYa la.. This is sg lor… No wonder ppl say singaporeans are well educated but super uncivilized!!14 hours ago
Mei Mei’s Signaturesit’s a person characteristic. typical cheapskate 🙂14 hours ago
Danial Laisharon haiz service line wat to do…14 hours ago
Laea Hidayahwhat kind of lipstick?…. haha14 hours ago
Nick LimHa!14 hours ago
Oh Chee SiongCool down…they r singaporeans?12 hours ago
Sharon Pow Liyi Ya typical cheapskate! Just because we r in service line doesn’t mean can vent anger on us.. We oso human leh..
@Chee Siong : ya singaporeans10 hours ago
Sharon Pow Liyi@laea: a Dior lipstick $427 hours ago
Seriously, I really dont think requesting for a paper bag for a Dior Lipstick retailing at S$42 is overboard. While the gift-wrapping can be slightly over the line, and “throwing the thing on the table” is being insolent, it’s sad that a simple gesture such as:
1) explaining politely that such services are not provided
2) gift-wrapping a mere little lipstick
can be soOOoo difficult for someone who is obviously not very refined and gracious herself.
And I suppose she thinks she is civilized as well as very well-educated in a job which asks for Min’ N level huh? Lol. What a joke.
It’s not difficult to guess how her attitude must be like. If you’re giving an attitude to people then naturally people will give attitude back to you.
And she even dares to complain publicly on her facebook and showcase to everyone how she thinks customers who bought a DIOR lipstick from her and requested for a paper bag is cheapskate? OMG…LVMH…please choose your employees carefully leh!
Imagine my horror when I see some of her friends agreeing with her. No wonder they say birds of a feather flock together. Only Laea, who has the brains of asking what type of lipstick first before commenting with assumption.
Some people always complain about how difficult their customers are.
But they never realised they behaved exactly like how their customers behaved when they are the customers to other sales people.
So, think for others in their shoes.
Oh well. Sometimes I feel I’m an alien. Because…well…these people made me feel so.
Haiz…Singapore customer service..is truly pathetic with such people around.
I really admire the Japanese…most of them are just so refined and gracious. Not just the people in service line, is like, everyone is so nice. You nice to me, I nice to you. You dont steal my things, I dont steal your things. That is like the perfect place. Unlike Singaporeans, when someone sees another person left behind an iphone, they’ll be gleaming silently and waiting to pounce on it, instead of having the integrity to call out to the person that he/she has forgotten his/her phone, or returning it at all.
Now, this is call cheapskate okie.
You can google more about how the Japanese handle the earthquake crisis. They’re all very considerate, queue in order, no pushing, calm and collected. Just imagine an earthquake in Singapore? There will be chaos……maybe that’s why Singapore has no natural disasters. (=.=)”’
May 17, 2011 Leave a comment
It was Alv & Cat’s Big Day! The cozy and meaningful event was held at Four Seasons Hotel at 11.30am. I was so glad that I wasnt late. From the previous entry, I reached home at 4.30am but still wasnt able to sleep. Eventually, I only slept 5 hours, and arrived as a panda at the wedding luncheon. (=.=)””
Dearie was up early at 7am as he’s Xiong Di of Alv. I’ll let the pictures do all the talking. =) Spent me quite some time okie~ =P
Counter serving Peking Duck wraps. Great! WIne too, if you’re ready.
Grand Entrance by the lovely couple
My favorite has got to be the Soon Hock fish. The best I’ve ever eaten. Totally no “muddy” smell, not too soft like toufu and not too tough. Just the perfect texture and soy sauce taste. Of course, also the jumbo QQ prawns as well as aloe vera dessert!
2nd March in. Love her night gown!
Dearie, as red as a tomato after his drinks.
We stayed back to 闹洞房 for awhile. Haha.
BFF(best friends 4va) and BCF(best couples 4va)!!
They’re going U.S for honeymoon!
(P/S Sigh, the pictures were sharp in my com, but always get blurred after uploading to wordpress. =(
May 17, 2011 2 Comments
It was a day out with Suan and Gra at Vivo to catch dinner and drinks. We met at 7.30pm, had some shopping then started dinner at BakerzIn. We later adjourned to The Wine Company after a lovely walk overlooking Marina Bay Sands. It was a beautiful sight. We chatted all the way to 12+am and still wasnt satisfied! Plopped over to Suan’s house and continued with beer and chips. I reached home at around 4.30am. Quite insane huh, but we had lots of fun! =D Thanks so much for Suan’s hubby’s kind understanding. =X
Oh, and I’m very happy Suan likes my housewarming gift for her,
Novita Water Pitcher NP190.
(Image link from Novita removed!) (Stupid Novita website spread virus to my blog! Arrghhh)
NOVITA Water Pitcher NP 190 effectively reduces contaminants and odour while helping to improve the taste and quality of the water. Easy to use and economical, NP 190 is certainly a trusted water purification essential for clean & fresh water in the home and office.
I knew Suan will like that but never thought she meant to buy it.
Damn funny lah. I told her to open the pressie. And she was so happy with the pitcher(somemore in green, to match her living room) that she popped into the master bedroom and told her dearest hubby, something along the line of….”Hey, see what Fion bought us! You dont let me buy this pitcher, but now Fion bought for me!” Haha.
It’s kinda funny that Gra teased me about using chinese proverbs frequently. Like those 4 words 成语 or 7 words 谚语 etc. LOL. Because most of the time, I merely listened intently…thinking silently…and will sometimes summarized with 成语 or 谚语, as a comment. They simply popped into my brain and I wished the same for English, which I have to struggle hard to just express myself fully and precisely. So that night’s context had me reciting proverbs like…杀一儆百..and a few others which I dont remember. And when I eventually blurted “冰封三尺非一日之寒” as an auto reflex, the pair stared at each other, “Wah….” until I turned pink with embarrassment. It’s not for hao lian whatsoever, but seriously I can save so many words with just these chinese proverbs!
to execute one as a warning to a hundred
(pinyin: bing1 feng1 san3 chi3, jue2 fei1 yi2 ri4 zhi1 han2)
* Literally: Three feet of ice does not result from one day of cold weather.
Moral: Trouble, for example, in a relationship, indicates a long history of problems.
Felt so funny just thinking about it. =P
Anyway, these are very simple proverbs, very easy to use and quite widely used. Wait till you see the power of my dear friend Hui. Her’s then is power!
May 17, 2011 Leave a comment
Body found in rooftop water tank
By Seet Sok Hwee / Hetty Musfirah Abdul Khamid | Posted: 16 May 2011 1722 hrs
SINGAPORE: A 30-year-old Indonesian woman was found dead in a water tank on the rooftop of Blk 686B Woodlands Drive 73. Police has classified the case as murder.
Police were alerted to the to the body of the woman in the water tank, said to be about 1.5 metres wide, at about 10am.
It is understood that blood stains were found in the water tank.
Water supplies for those living at Block 686B came to a halt at about 11am.
Notices were put up by the town council, informing residents about the disruption.
Residents of the 15-storey block had to lug buckets of water from the washing area at the void deck.
PUB said it received a report of the incident at Blk 686B, which is under the purview of Sembawang Town Council, at 3.30pm on Monday.
PUB said the Sembawang town council immediately isolated all the tanks serving the block once it was informed of the incident. There are eight water tanks servicing the block.
Washing, flushing and sterilising works of tanks and distribution pipes began immediately.
PUB said officers were also on site to assist the town council, and also provided water bags and a water tanker.
The national water agency, PUB, said water supply is expected to be restored by midnight.
A resident said she felt like vomiting after she got word of the murder. She said she will take precautions for fear that the water had been contaminated.
“This morning, I used the water for cooking, But now I have to go home and throw it all away. I asked if we could bathe, the people in charge said better not. When I found out, I thought it was horrific.”
Another resident was resigned to what has happened. She said: “I’m not scared, I already cooked with it, I’m not scared.”
The deceased had long hair and was found in a T-shirt and bermudas. She was pronounced dead at 1pm.
It is believed that she works with a family living in the block where she was found.
One of the lifts at the block was also out of order, with some residents saying that they saw blood stains in the lift.
A 27-year-old Bangladeshi has been arrested in connection to the case.
A resident living in the opposite block said he saw the suspect being arrested at about the same time.
He said: “I saw an Indian man, wearing light green colour shirt caught by the police officers. Don’t know what happened, did not hear any kind of loud noise or anything like this.”
Some residents living on the highest floor said they heard loud voices of people quarrelling early in the morning.
Oh my freaking god..this is grosssss~~
I watched a Japanese horror before which had the same horrible happenings: little girl drowned in water tank(subsequently became ghost). Except that this time it’s murder, not a little girl and definitely not just a plot in a movie! So damn scary. But, I thought the door to the rooftop is always being locked? I knew that because I stayed at the highest storey before. Okie..maybe the Bangladeshi cut the bolt or something.
Seriously, lately is one bad news after another. Other than natural disasters which are happening outside Singapore, I’m bothered by the increasing cases of murder in Singapore. It wasnt like this before. Yes, although it was announced that crime rates has decreased over the past 5 years but those statistics simply combine theft, vandalism and other peasy crimes together. Murder stats have definitely increased, but I cant find them on the web. Naturally, they wont be published too. And have you noticed, most of them were associated with foreigners(no matter the victims or the murderers)
List of Major Crimes in Singapore (updated till year 2000 only) from Wiki
Majority were foreigners, I just dont understand why. Among them, the more “happening” ones was Huang Na’s kidnap and murder, and of course, the infamous Liu Hong Mei who was chopped into pieces and thrown into Kallang river. Both are obviously, from China.
And I just cant help wondering. Somehow, murder allegations associated with big shots like the foreign embassies often went 不了了之(no status updates). Whereas small peasy minor crimes like Michael Fay’s(an American) vandalism cases created such a big hoohaa over Singapore’s firm and righteous stand on his 6 strokes caning, jail and fine. It was reduced to 4 strokes anyway, on Bill Clinton’s appeal.
I feel sorry for Huang Na who was just an innocent girl abducted by purportedly a psycho, but not for Liu Hong Mei(You can google for her whole story if you want).
You can say that I’m racist or whatever, but I firmly believed, other than hit-and-run cases, elaborate and deliberate murders are definitely not executed without a reason. When I first heard about gruesome murder, my first thought was, “Wah, what the hell did she do to incite so much hatred, and cruelty being done to her?” Certainly it takes MORE than common BGR relationship problems to drive a man(not insane but obviously driven to insanity) to chop her up!
Generally I feel Singaporeans were being educated in such a way that most of them are more concerned with their own survival, maintaining the upkeep of their homes and cars, and for the poorer, their precious rice bowl and 3 meals a day. Sigh…also dont know this is good or not. Thus they hardly have the time or effort to really come up with something evil up their sleeves, which is precisly what the government hopes to achieve by tying all Singaporeans up with loans loans loans. Study loans, home loan, car loan. It might not be a bad thing actually lah…on the whole, at least it keeps the less educated and very low income earners from creating chaos, riots or strikes.
Anyway, I dont wish to debate with anyone over this issue.
And the point I’m trying to make is, majority of Singaporeans abide by all these chinese proverbs;
“安分守己，奉公守法, 明哲保身，多一事不如少一事, 以不变，应万变。”
Most would like to remain status-quo and not question anything, even if it’s unsettling.
Therefore, I would say, unless you’re so unlucky to bump into a psycho among the millions, it’s highly unlikely you’ll get gruesomely murdered or cut up into a dozen pieces for a small grudge.
I love this entry published on “http://www.littlespeck.com/content/people/CTrendsPeople-060702.htm
Vice and heartbreak
Seductive, money-minded ones are turning lives upside down, but blame also lies with naive Singaporean males.
By Seah Chiang Nee. Jul 2, 2006
A SERIES of high-profile passion killings in recent months involving fiercely materialistic women from China and local married men has highlighted a growing social problem in Singapore.
Cases of businessmen keeping them as mistresses and retirees being fleeced of their retirement money by younger foreign women, mostly from the China mainland, are on the rise.
Singapore’s “open door” immigration policies have resulted in a steady influx of Chinese mainlanders as well as other nationals, which has contributed to economic growth.
But it also has a negative social impact. Among the inflow are thousands of poor China women who come just to make a quick fortune by exploiting simple-minded males with more money than sense.
Other nationals, too, work in Singapore’s sex trade, but few are as aggressive, wily or family-destructive as their sisters from China.
I must hasten to say that the majority of China women here are simply earning an honest living and are not cheats or prostitutes.
But a large minority is fiercely ambitious, seductive and prepared to use any means to get rich, including seducing men into an affair or marriage, then cheating them and returning home or moving to another man.
Swindle cases are on the rise although some men are too embarrassed to go to the police. The victims range from retirees to middle-aged married men with grown-up children.
This easy use of sex has revealed just how vulnerable Singapore’s older men are despite – maybe because of – their conservative upbringing in which sex was regarded a taboo subject.
After decades of “pent-up” frustration or deprivation, some are becoming easy prey to younger, prettier women intent on seduction.
It also brings into question the sex health of some older Singaporeans. Other men are just lonely souls living drab lives.
A letter from “Elisabeth” says: “I feel worried for the ‘old uncles’ in Singapore. These elders are really simple-minded, blinded by temporary pleasures.
“They thought these Chinese girls really liked them and even gave them their savings. Pity the family.”
It has aroused resentment here, especially among housewives who have repeatedly called for action to keep them out.
“We accept that most mainlanders here are decent folks, but I don’t see why the authorities should allow dubious women to come here and break up families,” one lady blogged.
But others say it is not fair to blame it all on others and feel “lustful” Singaporeans should bear a greater share. The rationale should be: “If you arrest the prostitute, arrest the customer, too.”
Several severe cases have resulted in murder. In a recent botched relationship, a China woman, aged 29, was strangled and stabbed to death in a massage parlour. Her accused killer was charged in hospital after sustaining knife wounds. The case is pending.
Last year a Singaporean executive, a married man, was stabbed to death in front of a Desaru hotel as he was about to check in with a China lady undergraduate.
Jealousy is, of course, a universal troublemaker, but when it involves a senior citizen losing “face” and his retirement money, the combination could be explosive.
In one of Singapore’s most gruesome murders, factory supervisor Leong Siew Chor, 51, was convicted of killing Chinese national Liu Hong Mei, 22, when their relationship soured.
He strangled her with a towel last year, chopped up her body, packed the parts in plastic bags and cardboard boxes, and dumped them into the Kallang and Singapore rivers.
Shocked family members and friends said he was a responsible, caring person. He was sentenced to death.
Since the government began loosening up on prostitution in recent years, more “loose” foreign women have flocked here.
Few, however, can match the enterprising mainland ladies, who have long moved into Singapore’s residential heartland. Some start their own business or become a kept mistress of rich businessmen.
Sex workers come from three general categories of China arrivals:
* Girls on student pass,
* About 4,500 “study mamas” accompanying their children to study here, and
* Tourists on visa-free visits for 30 days.
They work in various ways, plying the street for customers or working in one of these places – nightclubs, karaoke joints, massage parlours (“health centres”) or foot reflexology shops which offer various forms of sex services.
The murder of a China woman (a study mama with a teenage son) in a heartland massage outlet has exposed how deep vice has penetrated into the housing estates.
Hundreds of these unlicensed outlets have sprung up, run by China women who offer foot reflexology or Chinese “traditional” massage, but are really a cover for sex.
Furore over these outlets has resulted in many closures and a tightening of rules governing licensed centres. People, however, are betting they will return, given the strong public demand.
Actually the study mamas (many hailing from China’s poorer regions) are allowed to work but not as a masseuse unless they’re permanent residents.
Most, however, manage to get around the law by registering under a front man.
One such local, for example, is former civil servant Toh Ah Fong, 63, who has lent his name to at least 50 such establishments since 2004, most of them in the HDB heartland.
For every Singaporean who resents them, there are several who admire their gall, hard work and initiatives against whom Singaporeans are ill-matched to compare.
Lately, the China masseuse has come up with a new trick to provide sex in the home: she comes knocking on doors as a karang guni collector of old newspapers.
This was published in The Sunday Star today.”
I really hope awareness be raised that the large influx of foreigners not only creates social problems(Ya nobody cares if poor Singaporean wives get ditched by heartless husbands), MORE IMPORTANTLY, it also hints on a subtly increasing murder rates in Singapore. If anyone has any foresight, they would know another 900,000 influx of foreign workers is going to worsen the situation.
The key now is, not that they cant/shouldnt come, it’s simply TOO MANY okie! TOO MANY!
I do understand everything’s a number game, the more people we have, regardless of other nationality etc, naturally, crimes associated will be increased. But, if murder crimes by Singaporeans has always been low before all these FT came into the picture, then it’s certainly something to be worth analyzing about.
And yeah…continue to hide….
“Straits Times now omits mentioning PR status of foreigners committing crimes in Singapore
September 25th, 2010 | Author: Your Correspondent
“Afraid of revealing unwittingly to Singaporeans of some unworthy foreigners who are being given PR and citizenship by the PAP regime, the Straits Times now omits mentioning the PR status of foreigners commmitting crimes in Singapore altogether.
In the past, the paper will usually mention the status of foreigners convicted of committing crimes which brought to light many cleaners, construction workers, bus drivers, masseurs, nursery teachers, chambermaids and even freelance prostitutes being given Singapore PR and citizenship, unheard of anywhere else in the world.
Now, only the nationality of the criminal is published.
For example, in April 2010, the Straits Times reported a Singapore PR from Malaysia Tan Eng Heong being sentenced to six months jail for road rage. (read here)
Upon appeal, he has his sentence reduced to only one month. However, the subsequent report did not mention that he is a Singapore PR (read here)
It is not known if Mr Tan’s PR will now be revoked by the PAP regime.
The number of foreigners, PRs and new citizens who are convicted of criminal offences each year in Singapore remains a mystery to this very day.
Due to the PAP’s pro-foreigner and ultra-liberal immigration policies, foreigners (excluding PRs) now make up 36 percent of Singapore’s population, up from 14 percent in 1990. Of the remaining 64 percent who are citizens, an increasing number are born overseas.
If the Straits Times continue to censor the PR/citizenship status of foreigners committing crimes in Singapore, we can safely assume that they are either Singapore PR or new citizen.”
Okie, off to go edit the pictures of Alv & Cat’s Wedding. =)