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    Quote Originally Posted by Octarine View Post
    Please have a good look at other countries. I have the strong impression that you put yourself (and the level of medical support) lower than it really is.
    I have spent a night in ward C, in CGH, and although some things are basic (ceiling fan, shared washroom) still the medical support is good.
    One should also ask what is really necessary: doctors who know how to help you or the hotel feeling of ward A?
    Wonder why some always like to compare with someone worse in order to console themselves that all is good.
    Reminds me of the Chinese saying "the 50 steps laughing at the 100 steps"
    Pathetic.
    They like to boost that how wide they hv travelled.
    They should hv compared with those who are better than us.
    That is how one improves.
    By comparing those who are worse, we will be stagnant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by can100D View Post
    Wonder why some always like to compare with someone worse in order to console themselves that all is good.
    Reminds me of the Chinese saying "the 50 steps laughing at the 100 steps"
    Pathetic.
    They like to boost that how wide they hv travelled.
    They should hv compared with those who are better than us.
    That is how one improves.
    By comparing those who are worse, we will be stagnant.
    Glass half empty, glass half full - take your pick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by can100D View Post
    Wonder why some always like to compare with someone worse in order to console themselves that all is good.
    Reminds me of the Chinese saying "the 50 steps laughing at the 100 steps"
    Pathetic.
    They like to boost that how wide they hv travelled.
    They should hv compared with those who are better than us.
    That is how one improves.
    By comparing those who are worse, we will be stagnant.
    To many who have not gone thru those turbulent days, it is a good reference.

    We had gone thru 3 years and 8 months of misery and hardship and with days no proper food.

    Now we are no 3. We must really thank those who have made what we are today!

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    Relax, this is Kopitiam and we are just having causal chit chat lah. It is good to share our views but not necessarily everyone can agrees. Most importantly, if you don't see a problem to begin with, you will never need to do anything because the world out there is so perfect.

    That is one of the reasons why many people are very defensive when confronted with complaints/feedback. As the thread goes, How poor can Singaporean goes? Maybe we can't really use the word poor but definitely we aren't there with the rest of the 1st world yet. There are also Singaporean that have fallen through the cracks which we have left behind. Luckily we are not North Korea where they sing praises to boost morale

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    Importantly don't take thing for granted.

    There is no free lunch! Somebody is paying for your lunch!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yappy View Post
    Importantly don't take thing for granted.

    There is no free lunch! Somebody is paying for your lunch!
    Let's meet at Sky on 57, Marina Bay Sands this afternoon.

    You can pay for my lunch.

    Last edited by Sion; 21st June 2016 at 10:52 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yappy View Post
    Importantly don't take thing for granted.

    There is no free lunch! Somebody is paying for your lunch!
    Many arguing that that someone should be the garmen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UncleFai View Post
    Many arguing that that someone should be the garmen.
    Besides them paying, there are many good Samaritans who help out.

    They travel far away Singapore to show that they care. You name it, they have it.

    They are eye opener for many of our people especially our teens who participated in the program.

    It shows how fortunate we are in Singapore.

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    Sounds like uncles and aunts were savvy. I 've always loved SG idea of each generation supports itself. You all stop carrying yourselves like that you'll end up in a world of hurt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bukitimah View Post
    Relax, this is Kopitiam and we are just having causal chit chat lah. It is good to share our views but not necessarily everyone can agrees. Most importantly, if you don't see a problem to begin with, you will never need to do anything because the world out there is so perfect.

    That is one of the reasons why many people are very defensive when confronted with complaints/feedback. As the thread goes, How poor can Singaporean goes? Maybe we can't really use the word poor but definitely we aren't there with the rest of the 1st world yet. There are also Singaporean that have fallen through the cracks which we have left behind. Luckily we are not North Korea where they sing praises to boost morale
    How about also having a look at our excesses?





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    Quote Originally Posted by Nikonzen View Post
    Sounds like uncles and aunts were savvy. I 've always loved SG idea of each generation supports itself. You all stop carrying yourselves like that you'll end up in a world of hurt.
    Yes. Time changes. Mindset changes. You change and I change.

    Nothing is prefect!

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    [QUOTE=Sion;9344939]How about also having a look at our excesses?

    These are the perfect Singaporeans we are singing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    How about also having a look at our excesses?

    These are the perfect Singaporeans we are singing.
    Oh I see!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bukitimah View Post
    These are the perfect Singaporeans we are singing.
    They are Singapore's success stories. Here are a few more:




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    He who dies with the most fast glass wins...
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    I say we have about a year or so then the whole world goes into a tailspin...then a closet full of shoes will be shown for what it is...basically worthless drivel.

    With that being said I hope SG remains strict with the laws that have made it what it is for better or worse and I hope you keep the economic engine making power like it does.

    Not everyone can be rich nor is everyone to be like Lazarus. Everyone can contribute positively to the homeland and that is what is most important.
    Last edited by Nikonzen; 22nd June 2016 at 12:38 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nikonzen View Post
    I say we have about a year or so then the whole world goes into a tailspin...then a closet full of shoes will be shown for what it is...basically worthless drivel.

    With that being said I hope SG remains strict with the laws that have made it what it is for better or worse and I hope you keep the economic engine making power like it does.

    Not everyone can be rich nor is everyone to be like Lazarus. Everyone can contribute positively to the homeland and that is what is most important.
    I agree wholeheartedly.

    Be what you are and be positive. Life still goes on!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yappy View Post
    Be what you are and be positive. Life still goes on!
    Be compassionate.

    Empathize with those fellow Singaporeans who are less smart and fortunate than you are.

    Help and give and be selfless.

    洗心革面做好人.

    Or you can 遠走高飛 to USA, England or Canada for a new life.


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    Yes civility and politeness. Common sense. Be meek...give others the benefit of the doubt sometime. More of these sort of qualities are needed in our world. I have heard it said how rich one is can defined by what one gives. I believe it. Don't be like the graveyard always taking never giving back.

    Now can anyone please explain to me why it seems Indonesia is the only one with the balls to shoot at the Dragon??? That is some really touchy stuff going on in your all's sea...
    Last edited by Nikonzen; 23rd June 2016 at 09:14 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    lets try to put things into perspective,

    poor people are everywhere, whether in New York, London, Tokyo or Singapore.

    people wasting food are also happen everywhere, not just in Singapore.

    we know what is right and what is wrong, so we try to do what is right within our ability.

    but we have very little control over how others doing things, something even on our own children.

    so my believe is 修身齐家治国平天下, before we can point our fingers at others, we must look at ourselves first.
    Yes agree, agree and agree......

    Look at ourselves first..

    1. Do we rush and push around when trying to enter a crowded train.
    2. Do we give up seat for those who really need it?
    3. Do we clear the cutlery when we leave after a meal at the food court?
    4. Do we rush to get free token?
    5. Do we avoid when we see people with a container asking for donation?
    6. Do we hope to strike the first prize when we buy a donation ticket?
    7. Do we cut Q just to get a cab?
    8. Do we.....

    You may add to the list

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