5 - Very Happy
4 - Happy
3 - Ok lah
2 - Sad
1 - Life sux here.
Last edited by microcosm; 19th November 2006 at 07:02 PM.
First of all, be glad that Singapore does not have famine, drought, earthquakes, hurricanes etc. Only the smoky haze from indo. Whatever doubts,complaints ppl have about the gov, you can't but salute them for bringing sgp from a 'malaysia-rejected good" to a 1st world country in 40 years. Not to say that our airport/seaport are among the best, and our corruption level, contamination/pollution level are among the lowest.
IMO, singaporeans are complaining not because they do not have enough, but because they want more.. you see, give someone $1, he asks for $5, give him $10, he wants $100..
Bear in mind that singapore is really a dot, anyone nearby can easily bully us and take over, like things happened in the Iraq.
Think running singapore like running a small company. The management couldn't just give in to any/all requests by its employees.
For me, working around most of the world for 2 decades and seeing the things happening, I do appreciate Singapore alot though stress, competition is there.
Last edited by microcosm; 19th November 2006 at 07:05 PM.
actually it's through the bad that people start to appreciate the good ... like in Tokyo, because of the sheer congestion, people truly appreciate open and green spaces, that's why Spring's Sakura Appreciation and Autumn's Red Leaf Appreciation are such important events for city dwellers. maybe we should lower MRT's frequency by half so that the trains will be just as packed as those in Tokyo
You mean you have a choice?
Most people do not, in practical terms.
The billionaires have a choice.
They have big houses in many cities.
They need not worry about money.
They are welcomed by the other countries.
You and I ?
Not so easy to relocate.
What about your family links here?
If you are among the poor in other countries, it is very tough too.
And some countries have endemic violence.
Iraq is going through what ancient China went through during the warring states period, when war lords and clans slug it out.
Last edited by ricohflex; 19th November 2006 at 08:58 PM.