January 07, 2009
Eugene Yeo said:
Yes, your eyes are not playing tricks on you and neither is there a typo mistake. Mr Tan Yong Soon, a senior civil servant with the Ministry of Environment and Water Resources had actually spent S$15,500 per head, or S$46,500 in all to attend a French cooking course in Paris.
Not that it was immoral for him to do so, but to boast about it openly in the papers to ordinary Singaporeans fretting about their livelihoods amidst an economic recession is downright insensitive, callous and arrogant.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "Is he wrong to flaunt his wealth and five-weeks vacation earned through honest means?"
July 13, 2008
June 07, 2007
Mr otaku said:
My parents are very traditional people and they are critical over the slightest things. They believe in "spare the rod and spoil the child" and that "Parents deserve respect from their children "first" because they wouldn't have existed without parents giving birth to them.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "Parent's condemnation may lead the children to aggressive self-destructive behavior.
March 03, 2007
Zi Ming said:
My wish for this year is to pass my english paper if not i will not able to graduate to poly or JC. i feel that this year is very stressful as most of the teachers had given mi a lot of homework to do and nd to do a lot of ten years series. Being a student in Singapore is very competitive. My parents always like mi to be top in the school but a lot of student in the school are very “ li hai” and smart so we cant get top. My parents also like to compare mi with the RI students and sae that I am dumb or stupid, but different student hav different capability and talent. So I think that my parent should not compare mi wif them.
Recommended by alvinism: "I was very touched by the honesty of this blog entry. The boy is trying his best to excel in our rigid education system for his parents' sake. Can actually identify with him and feel the pressure that's mounting on him to do well in school. "
December 14, 2006
Ice Angel said:
i often see students from prestigious schools looking down and making snobbish remarks on people who attend neighbourhood schools. yes, i dont deny that they are talented, clever genius who can calculate 268 x 895 within afew seconds and they ought to be 'WOWed' by us for that, but.... so what?
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "This blogger here is trying to explain to elites out there, that not everyone takes academic studies as a piority like them. Elites, do read the full article and think again."
October 27, 2006
October 20, 2006
Wee Shu-min said:
mom's friend sent her some blog post by some bleeding stupid 40-year old singaporean called derek wee (WHY do all the idiots have my surname why?!) whining about how singapore is such an insecure place, how old ppl (ie, 40 and above) fear for their jobs, how the pool of foreign "talent" (dismissively chucked between inverted commas) is really a tsunami that will consume us all (no actually he didn't say that, he probably said Fouren Talern Bery Bad.), how the reason why no one wants kids is that they're a liability in this world of fragile ricebowls, how the government really needs to save us from inevitable doom but they aren't because they are stick-shoved-up-ass elites who have no idea how the world works, yadayadayadayada.
i am inclined - too much, perhaps - to dismiss such people as crackpots. stupid crackpots. the sadder class. too often singaporeans - both the neighborhood poor and the red-taloned socialites - kid themselves into believing that our society, like most others, is compartmentalized by breeding. ridiculous. we are a tyranny of the capable and the clever, and the only other class is the complement.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "An excellent example of our elites' helicopter view."