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    Quote Originally Posted by Isaiahfortythirtyone View Post
    my parents have a close friend who is in the same situation. he raised three kids. all of them are university graudates and one recently got married. to raise his kids, he worked odd jobs, at times selling mee chieng kueh at bugis market, selling tutu at another market, struggling with high rentals. now because he has been doing this kueh thing for ages, his fingers are permanently bent into a "roll-mee-chieng-kueh" kind of shape.

    but recently, his children refused to support him. even though they are all graduatess and have started working, they either give him a paltry allowance or refuse to give him anything. his son who recently got married threatened to disown his father.

    but even though this son of his treats his father like that, his father still loves him such that he attended his wedding and even played host to his son's guests.

    every time i think of his story and read other such stories such as the one here, i remember the importance of loving my parents.
    I know a friends family that is very familiar to the above situation:

    Children all grown up and eldest daughter married a lawyer, and has two houses in Singapore. Sold her SIN house and migrated to Australia recently.....

    Son (already married) comes home every sat and DEMANDS his mother cooks for him certain dishes that he phones her the day before!

    Youngest daughter doesn't want to live with the mother, but lives with her sister......

    Mother has to take care of her bed ridden husband with a maid, the 3 room flat that she lives in she has given to her youngest daughter......(who don't want to live with the parents). The maid is paid for by the children luckily, but other than that nothing else, she basically lives from her own savings while the children are all so well off.

    Recently, the old man past away, and I was a little worried she would be chunked out of the house which is not under her name anymore......but luckily this didn't happen

    Moral of the story:
    Never expect anything (not even from your own kids) and you are happier!!!

    HS

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    Correct me if I am wrong but check as I might...we are the only country where we have some sort of "tribunal court" in which parent can sue their children for support. Imagine the govt having to set up something like that just so parents of ungrateful bloody children had to resort to this as a mean to put some food in their tummy and a roof over their head.

    It freaking tells you where our society and future is heading doesn't it? I am sadden by this. The stories I read here so far... I can tell you at least 5 family in the same boat.(from 2 to 5 kids...all like that kind of bloody mentality) Just imagine if each of us can recall a story like this of someone or themselves...it scare the @#@$%@ out of me that this might just common then we think. I hope I am wrong man.

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    They'll need a couple of really good solid cockslaps to wake them up thoroughly.

    Idealistic? Yes, its always good to have ideals, beliefs and principles.

    But to the point where one expects (either thru word of mouth or unconscious behaviour) things to go according to their ideals, beliefs & principles? Too much liaoz. TEKAN THEM THOROUGHLY I'd say. Make sure they learn it the hard way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sammy888 View Post
    Correct me if I am wrong but check as I might...we are the only country where we have some sort of "tribunal court" in which parent can sue their children for support. Imagine the govt having to set up something like that just so parents of ungrateful bloody children had to resort to this as a mean to put some food in their tummy and a roof over their head.

    It freaking tells you where our society and future is heading doesn't it? I am sadden by this. The stories I read here so far... I can tell you at least 5 family in the same boat.(from 2 to 5 kids...all like that kind of bloody mentality) Just imagine if each of us can recall a story like this of someone or themselves...it scare the @#@$%@ out of me that this might just common then we think. I hope I am wrong man.
    Parents sueing kids?

    Well, its not unique to a Singaporean context, they do have stuff like that in other Western countries as well. However, for Asian countries, yes. We are probably the first to have this.

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    I know this lady who approached me with a request.

    She has a son who has attained the Doctorate for Mathematics.
    After leaving school, he became a Tution teacher for a few years.
    The lady was asking if I could get her son into the Company I'm working at.
    He does not like applying and it will be best if my company invite him instead.
    He does not like the job of 9 to 5. It will be better if my company has a position of a Departmental Director and above for him.

    I looked at her. I wonder if I should cry or I should laugh. Cos if the post is available... I would have taken that chance myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZDragon View Post
    I know this lady who approached me with a request.

    She has a son who has attained the Doctorate for Mathematics.
    After leaving school, he became a Tution teacher for a few years.
    The lady was asking if I could get her son into the Company I'm working at.
    He does not like applying and it will be best if my company invite him instead.
    He does not like the job of 9 to 5. It will be better if my company has a position of a Departmental Director and above for him.

    I looked at her. I wonder if I should cry or I should laugh. Cos if the post is available... I would have taken that chance myself.
    crazy...
    Logging Off. "You have 2,631 messages stored, of a total 400 allowed." don't PM me.

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    Last I heard... the son is still waiting for companies to offer him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZDragon View Post
    Yes. I noted your point. I was looking at the ideas of some kids (Young men and women in their teens and early twenties) of late. I would like to say... I fear having my own kids in Future.
    How you bring up your kids is your own responsibility.

    Having been brought up in a pretty strict family, I have no doubt, regardless of the social implications, I would still cane my kids. I firmly believe in the spare rod spoil child theory.

    I have seen how my nieces, nephews, cousins are brought up and kids are impressionable. These kids I observed all have their own temperaments, and behaviours because of the way they were brought up.

    Ultimately, I would feel it's the father's/daughther equal responsibility.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsbn View Post
    They'll need a couple of really good solid cockslaps to wake them up thoroughly.
    Is a cockslap really what I think it is?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZDragon View Post
    I know this lady who approached me with a request.

    She has a son who has attained the Doctorate for Mathematics.
    After leaving school, he became a Tution teacher for a few years.
    The lady was asking if I could get her son into the Company I'm working at.
    He does not like applying and it will be best if my company invite him instead.
    He does not like the job of 9 to 5. It will be better if my company has a position of a Departmental Director and above for him.

    I looked at her. I wonder if I should cry or I should laugh. Cos if the post is available... I would have taken that chance myself.
    Delusional????

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    Quote Originally Posted by eastwest View Post
    Is a cockslap really what I think it is?
    Hehe... U can think what u think it is. I can think wad I think it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZDragon View Post
    I know this lady who approached me with a request.

    She has a son who has attained the Doctorate for Mathematics.
    After leaving school, he became a Tution teacher for a few years.
    The lady was asking if I could get her son into the Company I'm working at.
    He does not like applying and it will be best if my company invite him instead.
    He does not like the job of 9 to 5. It will be better if my company has a position of a Departmental Director and above for him.

    I looked at her. I wonder if I should cry or I should laugh. Cos if the post is available... I would have taken that chance myself.
    WHAT?????? omg. that Woman needs to be shot

    You might want to tell her..

    A frog in a well will not be discovered until he hops out of it.
    Crying out loud will only make people laugh.

    Hmm i also don't like to apply for job, and i don't like to go to work but can someone give me like a CEO's position where i can work from home and not really do anything and still get sky high 'peanuts' pay. 200days leave /year, unlimited first class flight all over the world. 2x social escort at all times, to change daily, cannot repeat.

    ops im dreaming hahaha HAHAHAHA

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZDragon View Post
    I know this lady who approached me with a request.

    She has a son who has attained the Doctorate for Mathematics.
    After leaving school, he became a Tution teacher for a few years.
    The lady was asking if I could get her son into the Company I'm working at.
    He does not like applying and it will be best if my company invite him instead.
    He does not like the job of 9 to 5. It will be better if my company has a position of a Departmental Director and above for him.

    I looked at her. I wonder if I should cry or I should laugh. Cos if the post is available... I would have taken that chance myself.
    Obviously her son must have 'seriously miscalculated' his potential & expectations. And he's a what.....doctorate for maths?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZDragon View Post
    Last I heard... the son is still waiting for companies to offer him.
    He can go T.K.K.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZDragon View Post
    I know this lady who approached me with a request.

    She has a son who has attained the Doctorate for Mathematics.
    After leaving school, he became a Tution teacher for a few years.
    The lady was asking if I could get her son into the Company I'm working at.
    He does not like applying and it will be best if my company invite him instead.
    He does not like the job of 9 to 5. It will be better if my company has a position of a Departmental Director and above for him.

    I looked at her. I wonder if I should cry or I should laugh. Cos if the post is available... I would have taken that chance myself.
    ask her go fly kite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hongsien View Post

    Moral of the story:
    Never expect anything (not even from your own kids) and you are happier!!!

    HS
    and dun be stupid to give up ur eveything for ur children, no matter how much u love them.

    Emptying ur bank account for life and death matters is no choice, but things like overseas degree, in my opinion, is a definite no-no unless u're damn rich or she got a scholarship.

    Ultimately, u still have ur own life to live and enjoy. And u need money to enjoy.

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