January 15, 2009
Being a maid is a shameful thing. But working as a chambermaid is not. Huh?
To bring fear, you give me a glimpse of what happens if we have a bad government. Now with recession, you encourage my grandmas, aunties and perhaps even mother to work as chambermaids.
Maybe it's because the government can no longer feed them. Or perhaps the wonderful retirement plan (ie CPF) is a ticking bomb waiting to blow up in our faces.
So this scenario begs the questions:
Am I paying millions for a bad dose of government already? If yes, why am I still paying?
Aren't the women in Singapore working as chambermaids akin to being maids in foreign countries? Is there really a difference then?
Recommended by at82: "Are we getting our bad dose of government already?"
September 26, 2005
We all know how bad the service is at the Birkenstock outlets in Singapore, but what these 2 girls encountered really takes the cake.
Recommended by Mail Order Bride: "Bad service from a salesperson is nothing too serious but service from a store is! I'd rather buy online - cheaper, and no need to tolerate bad service."
August 27, 2005
Dont we all have this feeling of being torn apart when we lose the one we love. Although I am not a keen supporter of Steven Lim and his antics. And I knew who he was in IRC even before he became the" Stripping Guy from Singapore idol" I have heard this story. It seems to me that till today he cannot forget this gal he loved despite having so many Girlfriends.
Excuse the title of this post which is a blatant ripoff from a Sovil Et Titus advert in the mid-90's. LadyRed gets touched by Steven Lim's admission of his heart-aching love for a girl lost to him forever, and decides to share her own story of forlorn love.
May 10, 2005
On its website, the Amnesty International Film Festival in West Hollywood says Singapore Rebel "has just been withdrawn from the Singapore International Film Festival because of government censorship".
"We are proud to host the World Premiere and to support freedom of expression for artists worldwide," the site says.
April 19, 2005
Xiaxue said "In Jingwei's case, it was uncertain whether he was a Christian or not, but he did express an interest in the said religion, and, according to his friends, had attended church twice. Thus his family, who were not Christians, acted accordingly and held a Christian funeral for him.
The chosen pastor, naturally, did not know Jingwei personally. That cannot be blamed. But what made me feel angry, was the way the pastor had to repeatedly glance back at his piece of paper in hand to get Jingwei's name correct, and yet managed to deliver his memorized speeches flawlessly.
Excuse me, but that is just plain offensive."
April 11, 2005
Bloomberg reported "Singapore's economy shrank at an annual 5.8 percent pace in the first quarter, a contraction that exceeded the most pessimistic forecast by economists, as makers of pharmaceuticals cut production.
The decline in gross domestic product, reported by the trade ministry today, was the first in almost two years. The median of 12 forecasts in the Bloomberg survey was for a 0.5 percent drop, compared with a 7.9 percent expansion in the fourth quarter. "