July 28, 2009
Hri Kumar said:
We then come to the group which poses the real difficulty: children who are willing to support their parents, but say that they cannot afford to. There are of course such genuine cases. But there are unfortunately also some who say they cannot afford it, but what they really mean is that maintaining their parents is not high on their list of priorities. So, we have recently read in the newspapers of people who say they cannot pay the nursing home charges for their parents, but can nonetheless afford cars. Should Singaporeans be subsidising this group?
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "The age-old conflict about old age: can we legislate for filial piety? Should society care for those old folks whose old children cannot be bothered?"
December 08, 2008
Although we have wonderful Christmas music, Christmas decoration and a lot of Christmas Sales to get your Christmas presents, there is no real Christmas atmosphere here because of the missing Christmas weather. Although you could buy tons and tons of 1$ icecream at every corner, there wont be enough to cool down the temperature here to a nice zero degrees.
But there is help, for everybody in Singapore who definitely doesn’t want to miss his usual Christmas atmosphere in Singapore, here are the places where you will be able to see your breath evaporating in nice white fog just in front of you.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "The artcile nicely lists 5 places in Singapore where everybody who longs for colder weather, snow and winter can find at least a bit of salvation. I will definately go to one of these places this weekend. Its Christmas!!!"
October 04, 2008
Play Straw Hat Samurai at http://lutc.net63.net/strawhatsamurai.html This is my submission to the Golden Joystick Awards and I got nominated! Your vote at http://www.goldenjoystick.com is very much appreciated =) Please tell your friends and ask them to vote too. My game is under the "E4 Grand Master Flash Award" category. Thanks!
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "Please vote to support local talent."
December 28, 2007
JZ88 folding bike blog said:
The foldable bicycle must be packed in a bag not larger than 81cm by 58cm by 30cm. Similarly, folded bicycles are allowed on SMRT buses. However, our Service Leaders can use their discretion to stop any passengers carrying bulky items from boarding the bus if they cause discomfort and inconvenience to our passengers...
Referring to the SMRT luggage size limit of 81×58x30cm, I conduct a graphical study to check how well are the popular folding bikes fitting this MRT-size-limits.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "Clear and simple!"
August 01, 2007
In the last 10 years, the starting salaries of all occupational groups rose - except one. That group: cleaners and labourers. Their median monthly starting pay fell 30 per cent between 1996 and 2006 - from $860 to $600. The Government's latest wage report says the group's median pay was being dragged down by a sizeable number of this category of workers languishing in extremely low-paying jobs. At the bottom of the heap: office cleaners and aircraft loaders. They start with a monthly pay of $500 and $550 respectively.
In 1996, newbie cleaners made $550 while newbie aircraft loaders made $650. While aircraft loaders' pay went up with experience, office cleaners had no such gains. Their median monthly salary fell from $708 in 1996 to $657 last year.
Recommended by at82: "All that glitters is not Gold."
May 11, 2007
Rachel Chan said:
Logically speaking, Elle could be living a life like yours right now if she didn't get married and have a baby. And logically speaking, if you got married and had a baby, you could be living a life like Elle's.
So what was it like for a 20-year-old to be on the other side?
Recommended by alvinism: "Since Mother's Day is round the corner. :) "
June 24, 2006
My girlfriends and I were reminiscing about our primary school days the other night, and the two things we all remembered well were playing 5 stones and Zero Point.
I tried to google these games but I can't seem to find any good explanation of the games, which says a lot in itself, but for now I will attempt to describe these two games as best I can.
Recommended by rationalneurotic: "do we remember those fun days? I also remember playing "skipping", and stuff. Ah, the days of our youth."
October 11, 2005
My mother has discovered the Internet. Well, actually she discovered the computer and the magical hours of fun she could have actually playing Spider Solitaire. My mother is very easily entertained.
Recommended by cowboycaleb: "Sometimes all you need is a little patience when introducing the Intarwebs to old folk."