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A lot of my friends meet up with me and ask me, “Like it that you hate Singapore man, I’m with you.”

Honestly speaking, I don’t. I’m just extremely upset to see the way things are now.

I recently heard the music video of “We are Singapore” and “Count on me Singapore”, national day songs we used to sing in the 80’s and I was sincerely brought to tears when I heard it on the Telly. It didn’t help either that they were showing scenes of the way things were back then.

I’ve memorized the words since I was in Kindergarten and I sang those words as a child with gusto. “Onward”, “Progress”, counting on our generation to produce a better society for ourselves, our loved ones, our parents and our children to reside in someday.

Now when I sing the same lyrics 20 years later I regret I ever sang for more “progress” in Singapore because I’ve realized as a man and in adulthood that there is no finish line to “Singapore’s progress”, what I’ve done is glorify a horrible thing and dug a fucking hole for myself and our future generations.

I was born in Singapore, I still have hopes for my country like the rest of everybody else. I just choose to break to balls of those that try to fuck me over and have some fun at the same time.

Hate is too strong a word for my behaviour, It’s simply societal and governmental frustration. Nothing more. Happy national day!

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‘New’ Acting Minister Chan Chun Sing wants to examine why Singaporeans are not having babies.

 

Sometimes i find our ministers really damn wayang. Ask stupid questions. Why no babies? 

Jokes aside the answer is obvious. Too expensive to raise kids.

People are having problems keeping themselves afloat with shitty wages and sky rocketing living costs. Kids are the last thing on their minds. Any Singaporean can tell you the answer to this.
What’s the point of running an inquiry? We don’t need a fucking inquiry, find an answer and bloody fix it already. Mai Tu Liao. We pay you to solve problems not ask questions man. 
So…does that mean I can become your minister also? Cos it looks to me like any mother son can do this job.

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Rape has become endemic in South Africa, so a medical technician named Sonette Ehlers developed a product that immediately gathered national attention there. Ehlers had never forgotten a rape victim telling her forlornly, “If only I had teeth down there.”

Some time afterward, a man came into the hospital where Ehlers works in excruciating pain because his penis was stuck in his pants zipper.

Ehlers merged those images and came up with a product she called Rapex. It resembles a tube, with barbs inside. The woman inserts it like a tampon, with an applicator, and any man who tries to rape the woman impales himself on the barbs and must go to an emergency room to have the Rapex removed.

When critics complained that it was a medieval punishment, Ehlers replied tersely, “A medieval device for a medieval deed.”

– Half the Sky, Nicholas Kristof

RI imposes gag order on students, warning them not to discuss sex scandal involving former female teacher.

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Posted: July 27, 2012 in Current Affairs, Law, News, Politics

You read things like these and then you ask why people hate you. As I dislike racial bigotry and xenophobia one can’t help but to think they are really shooting themselves in the foot sometimes.

This is an exerpt from the article.

—Wang Quancheng, the chairman of the Hua Yuan Association, the largest organization representing mainlanders, said the government was not doing enough to help integrate new arrivals, but he also blamed Singaporeans for their intolerance and said many were simply jealous that so many Chinese immigrate here with money in their pockets.

“Of course, the new arrivals are rich or else the government would have to feed them,” he said. “Some locals are very lazy and live off the government. When new immigrants come, they think it is competition, taking away their rice bowls.”

Singapore has the world’s worst taxi drivers | Singapore Business Review.

What a crock of shit.

This guy has to be the most Epic “sway” guy in Singapore. I’ve stayed in sg for years and never really had this problem.

Taxi drivers are not street directories. If he knows the way himself, help the driver out lah. Sit there KPKB writing bullshit stories.

Age is not a factor either. Newbies still have to start from somewhere to gain knowledge in any field. Sure he is familiar with the roads…that he knows of. If you commute using those roads everyday of course you know lah.

Also, a person who is 40 or 50 that hasn’t been to Taman Jurong before won’t know the way to Taman Jurong. He might argue that it is the drivers job and there is a lack of training but no amount of looking at a map will educate a driver on routes around the whole island.

In fact I salute these drivers to even know where it is I stay every time I hop into a cab. Try asking three friends the address to their residence. Can you drive to all three places without a map? Most taxi drivers can, I cant.

Having worked as a courier before, being a driver is not as easy as everyone thinks. It’s nearly impossible to know where every single building is in Singapore and everyday will be a new learning experience regardless of how many years you have under your belt.

The reason why some companies have Nets and credit cards machines and some don’t is because some taxi companies are privately owned. If he ever bothered to ask the driver during one his journeys he would have known the answer to this.

This has to be the most one sided commentary I’ve read in quite awhile. Pfft, point fingers at taxi drivers when you as a writer suck at your own job.

Handcuffed man shot twice by San Francisco police – witness reports — RT.