no lar....but if eric khoo still can....i like the short stories
i've a friend who guess wad? earns more than me purely by being a "professional tuition teacher"
GAWD, she can teach and teach and teach and teach......... and best part is somehow her students really do improve....... and think her name is really by word of mouth....
today, she's so packed with tuition that she doesn't do anything else other than teach .............. and she keeps abreast with knowledge as if she's right in the field.... (to me, thats really pure theoretical knowledge)...... but i guess her practical training during her undergrad days kinda gave her enough angles to ponder how to solve problems in a practical situation "PRACTICALLY"
she's demonstrated b4 that she may not need the practical "training" so to speak and can correctly pinpoint a problem and suggest a solution...... its these kinda RARE "talents" that we need to lead the research field....... but alas, will the GRADES hungry Singapore market accept such a FUNDAMENTAL shift? i do not think so.... not in the next 10 years unless something is done
It saddens me when I see the newspaper today. I didn't even want to read the news, because it really irritates me.
Remember a few days ago, in the news, there is discussion about the needy who barely able to survive the meagre $270 in a monthly basis help given by the government. Someone raise the issue with the government, hoping to raise the meagre amount to a more humanely acceptable level. Guess what? Request not granted; various kinds of excuse given. How sick this is!!!!
And now, RAise!! RAise!!! RAise!!! Salaries of all ministers!
So, this is our MERITOCRACY policy!!! The needy can't contribute to the society, so they deserve to live a miserable & inhumane existence? If you can't contribute economically, God Bless You.
Honestly, I am utterly disappointed, and felt I, have nothing more I could contribute to my country, other than a cash churning machine. For me, this is not the life I had envisioned myself to have, when I wrote my frist essay about "My Ambition".
If you ask me, I would say we are paying way way too much money for a bunch of YES men.
Didn't your mother told each of you to study hard?
Next time train your own kids to be ministers instead.
Mine told me to study hard to be doctor or engineer or even lawyer....never mentioned minister.
Ah, I almost forgot. The GST is coming our way, so............... Need higher salaries to offset the extra tax they pay for their comfortable lifestyle?
Alamak, this discussion still going on strong?
And to think I was trying so hard to OT this last night...
=( Well, you did make it in a heated flurry of replies, and we all know how many people (who probably work in the private sector) so easily make the remarks that civil servants earn a lot and that they should work for the joy of working for one's country, etc. Perhaps I did make an overt reaction because I'm tired of such responses. Frankly if you really do a honest, down-to-earth comparison, net earnings are usually not comparable.
As for judgement, I don't see how a remark made in jest should be taken as judgement. Smiley faces are very useful to convey whether you are serious or not when you make a statement!
Definitely, but even then there is always room for reservations. After all, even if you live with a person for 30+ years, can you say for sure that you know he/she/it inside-out entirely? I don't think so. Hope you get my point.
I hope you form the opinion after you've had the opprotunity to have a meal and and a few drinks with the person.
I'm not offended, just puzzled by your replay to my first remarks. Still, it'd probably be interesting if we ever met up and got to form more accurate opinions.
y are you so rigid?
Minimum tuition is period is 1 1/2 hrs? I myself used to teach tuition part time at 1 hour time slots ONLY. she's been in it for about close to wad 6 years already.
she teaches day and night....
really PEI FU her in this respect....but thats besides the point.