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    Lightbulb 40th national birthday - does it mean anything to you?

    our 40th national birthday, i feel it is rousing nationalistic ground sentiments in preparation for general election. nothing more.

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    well... for me..

    when i was taking the firework pics... i was standing at the bridge.. overlooking the CBD,and as the figher jets roared past me, i suddenly had this patriotic feeling inside me. and when the singapore flag flew past...

    and yet again.. i know... 1yr has passed, and my love for singapore is still the same.

    ooh well...i am patriotic lah... simply love singapore. tats where i am born and where i grew up....

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    Quote Originally Posted by reachme2003
    our 40th national birthday, i feel it is rousing nationalistic ground sentiments in preparation for general election. nothing more.
    Agreed completely... hey i wonder what will be their strategy this time round? free moola? re-draw GRC boundaries? or imprison all opposition parties?
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    It means:

    40 years of evolution from

    - $1.50 noodles to $5 noodles
    - 20% CPF contribution for employers to 16%
    - Permanent jobs to all contract jobs
    - 0% GST to 3, to 4 to 5% and going up
    - 25c bus fare to 63c
    - $1.40 board taxi fare to $2.40

    And... more.

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    how's that for a report card for the ruling party!


    Quote Originally Posted by espn
    It means:

    40 years of evolution from

    - $1.50 noodles to $5 noodles
    - 20% CPF contribution for employers to 16%
    - Permanent jobs to all contract jobs
    - 0% GST to 3, to 4 to 5% and going up
    - 25c bus fare to 63c
    - $1.40 board taxi fare to $2.40

    And... more.

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    'more good years' again? hehe!

    Quote Originally Posted by icarus
    Agreed completely... hey i wonder what will be their strategy this time round? free moola? re-draw GRC boundaries? or imprison all opposition parties?

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    not that i know of... any prize for guessing the correct answer?
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    1st prize is wallnuts, 2nd prize hazelnut, 3rd prize gingko nut, consolation prize peanuts lo...

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    This national day parade thing like displaying of army strength etc.... where do you thing the concept came from?

    I read somewhere in LKY book of certain methods he observe and use now because of his days in a Pro-communists ***.

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    Quote Originally Posted by espn
    It means:

    40 years of evolution from

    - $1.50 noodles to $5 noodles
    - 20% CPF contribution for employers to 16%
    - Permanent jobs to all contract jobs
    - 0% GST to 3, to 4 to 5% and going up
    - 25c bus fare to 63c
    - $1.40 board taxi fare to $2.40

    And... more.
    Now this is a true statement. What else is missing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snow_One
    This national day parade thing like displaying of army strength etc.... where do you thing the concept came from?

    I read somewhere in LKY book of certain methods he observe and use now because of his days in a Pro-communists ***.
    Well, National Days had always been as such.

    Military weapons as a show of might on display, doesn't it occur in every country including the favourite bastion of Democracy - United States? (except they show it everyday. Ours only once or twice a year).

    40yrs and u guys get HDB flats to stay instead of the kampong house with leaky attap roofs.
    40yrs, value of money goes down.


    On this island where no natural resource exists.
    On this island where enemy bombers can carpet bomb the island flat in 10mins.
    On this island where a single atomic bomb will wipe it off the face of Earth.
    On this island I'm born, on this island I shall fight, die and be buried.

    Nationalistic u guys might say, blindly patriotic u can say.
    No country, no society, no family and no YOU.
    Think abt it. Don't associate all things Singapore with our ruiling party.
    "Wonders of the Human Mind. Unfathomable to the highest degree."

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbma
    Now this is a true statement. What else is missing?
    The zeal of ppl 40yrs ago and today. That's what ppl are missing these dayz.
    "Wonders of the Human Mind. Unfathomable to the highest degree."

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsbn
    40yrs and u guys get HDB flats to stay instead of the kampong house with leaky attap roofs.

    Think abt it. Don't associate all things Singapore with our ruiling party.
    HDB - buy one and work the rest of our lives to pay for one...

    MAJULAH SINGAPURA!
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    Quote Originally Posted by icarus
    HDB - buy one and work the rest of our lives to pay for one...

    MAJULAH SINGAPURA!
    The moment you're born, you're in debt already you already pay for your lives with your lives

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsbn
    40yrs and u guys get HDB flats to stay instead of the kampong house with leaky attap roofs.
    40yrs, value of money goes down.


    On this island where no natural resource exists.
    On this island where enemy bombers can carpet bomb the island flat in 10mins.
    On this island where a single atomic bomb will wipe it off the face of Earth.
    On this island I'm born, on this island I shall fight, die and be buried.

    Nationalistic u guys might say, blindly patriotic u can say.
    No country, no society, no family and no YOU.
    Think abt it. Don't associate all things Singapore with our ruiling party.
    wow, a transcript for the national day speech ah

    actually, i prefer atap house where there is fun and famly life
    than a concrete jungle fills with madness of achievement, advancement, worldclass stress-up citizens

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    Quote Originally Posted by icarus
    HDB - buy one and work the rest of our lives to pay for one...

    MAJULAH SINGAPURA!
    At least you have the chance to buy one...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stylus C34
    At least you have the chance to buy one...
    It's your money.. you don't buy it goes to waste anyway... it's all CPF.

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    40 years ago....
    Bus fare was 5 cents per English mile.
    My pocket money was 10 cents per day.
    I walked to school every day in order to save the 5 cents bus fare.

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    A gentle reminder to all, Kopitiam as the name may sound, may be a place for you all to voice out any other things that is not related to Photography. True as it might be, there are still guidlines and regulations ard this part of CS.

    In case some of you miss the sticky up there
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    Guys,

    You are enjoying one the highest living standard of living in the world.

    Singapore is one of the cleanest and safest countries in the world.

    Singapore has one of the highest educated population in the world.

    Your kids and your grand kids would enjoy equal opportunities to go to the best uni in Singapore if they have the abilities.

    Singapore is now home to many professionals and talents from different parts of the world.

    You have every reason to be proudly standing tall.


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