5 - Very Happy
4 - Happy
3 - Ok lah
2 - Sad
1 - Life sux here.
Dunno to be Happy or to be Sad
can be better. no much saving, flat price too high, car price too high, food getting expensive.
"Sheng Zai Fu Zhong Bu Zhi Fu" It time for you to look and feel around other places if you can.
Then you will appreciate more why you are happier to live in this "tiny" country despite it con sides.
Human often only see and remember the bad things and not the good things.
Last edited by Tupi Guy; 30th November 2006 at 08:44 PM.
But the scenario you've described is really scary and real. My ex-classmate got married recently. She said all her savings and her hubby's have almost been wiped out (even after using CPF) paying tons of bills, loans, housing, etc. Got to work till you are old to just pay off such stuffs.
It's really scary to me. And both she and her husband are degree holders with stable careers. No kids yet. I can fully appreciate now why they say better save up bef you marry. And also, I understand how having kids is not of a priority for many couples these days.
It not about the places or the size of the places. It about individuals mentality.
Some where out there dun even have a system call CPF for them. And some even work their whole life off and cant even afford to buy a "studio" kind of flat or even a wooden house.
I love to swim but I am not a good swimmer. So i cant swim in the ocean, seas not even at the beaches even it much more beautiful outside and more exciting etc. But i cant fit in there as i not a good swimmer and i cant dive too.
And swimming pool might be good as it safer, a better protected place with lifeguards and cleaner environment but i cant really fit into the requirements such as must wear swimming trunk, cant wear tees etc.......
Maybe ponds will be better for me as it wun have any strong current to bury me away nor it will have storm nor it need any special requirements to fit in.
or maybe "Long kao" (Drain) suit me better???
Look for a places that u can swim better or learn more "strokes" to fit into.
I saw this quote from someone else last time.
"Cant swim mean you cant swim, dun complain the swimming trunk too big"
"Ren Zhen De Neng Zhi Zhu Chang Le?" Can human really be contented?
Last edited by Tupi Guy; 1st December 2006 at 02:15 AM.
When we shift the ferry point, the govt is responsible when it was done in Hong Kong, they said we had to move with time!
If we do not 'move' Singapore river do you think we can swim in it now?
The other aspect is, how many of us are actually living within our means? As I've always tell my friends, if you don;t have the money, then don't spend it on things that you dun need.
Dun have the $$ to stay in big houses, then just buy a smaller flat. No $$ for cars, then take public transport. If you can't pay up in full every month, then dun use credit card. If you need to buy things by instalment and dun need them, then dun buy.
Got money, stay anywhere, everyday also happy.
No money, stay anywhere, everyday also moody.
Happy to be here as free from most natural disasters, war etc..
Sad to be here as still have to earn n keep the life going.
Best, is to die, everything no need to care.
Singapore can get boring sometimes, but it is definitely a VERY VERY liveable place. Nice clean environment, good infrastructure, good medical and education facilities, low unemployment rate, etc.
How many countries in Asia you know that can drink water straight from the tap?
actually.. this place is clean, safe and simple.
a bit boring and expensive at times... a good place to do office work !