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    Quote Originally Posted by sORe-EyEz View Post
    does it make our transport operators the loan shark's friend?
    i think this is quite a far fetch remark, beware of potential defamatory remarks you posted.

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    extremely great leap in logic.
    dun flamebait him hor... now is new year... u dun wan digital red packets from me do you?...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Del_CtrlnoAlt View Post


    dun flamebait him hor... now is new year... u dun wan digital red packets from me do you?...


    gongxifacai!

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    gongxifacai!
    hong bao na lai

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    Quote Originally Posted by contaxable View Post
    Its a wonderfully new avenue which is a secret. And no, they need not be linked.
    that not in financial report le, they missed that out?

    Quote Originally Posted by Del_CtrlnoAlt View Post
    i think this is quite a far fetch remark, beware of potential defamatory remarks you posted.
    if mine qualifies as 1 there are sooo many more in Kopitaim alone, hence i included---> face mah. but a CSer here thinks its an...

    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    extremely great leap in logic.
    have u seen the "light" yet?

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    On the contrary, yesterday on a bus to a relative's house, one PRC lady came to ask me how many more stops to her destination. I told her I do not know as I do not stay around there, and ask her to consult the bus driver. She told me she could not speak English and the bus driver is an indian.

    I guess she would have appreciated a PRC bus driver then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by contaxable View Post
    hong bao na lai
    u can stick a red sticker on ur new EZ-Link card & stuff it into a hongbao!
    have u seen the "light" yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by contaxable View Post
    hong bao na lai
    all the bus drivers must be sad

    everyone celebrate chinese new year, but they still have to work.

    what is one's duty as a bus driver? what is sbstransit.com.sg for? what are the many signs on bus-stops posted for? the last time i was in singapore, i could get lost anywhere, all the bus stops had detailed guidance on where each bus was going. is giving directions and communication with passengers an integral part of being a "bus driver"?

    instead of examining others' actions, commenting on wastage of money.. why not examine ourselves? if everyone does that, the world will be a far better place.
    Last edited by night86mare; 27th January 2009 at 11:40 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    all the bus drivers must be sad

    everyone celebrate chinese new year, but they still have to work.

    what is one's duty as a bus driver? what is sbstransit.com.sg for? what are the many signs on bus-stops posted for? the last time i was in singapore, i could get lost anywhere, all the bus stops had detailed guidance on where each bus was going. is giving directions and communication with passengers an integral part of being a "bus driver"?

    instead of examining others' actions, commenting on wastage of money.. why not examine ourselves? if everyone does that, the world will be a far better place.
    the service sectors is like that. They know before they come that they have to work through the festive periods. With more foreign workers, the locals get freed up to go home and celebrate cny. As for the foreigners, they do have their mini celebrations at work and at home. it aint that bad since their family is not here and their only friends are from work. So, it does not really matter if they dont have a rest day. They will call home for sure though with season's greetings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    all the bus drivers must be sad

    everyone celebrate chinese new year, but they still have to work.

    what is one's duty as a bus driver? what is sbstransit.com.sg for? what are the many signs on bus-stops posted for? the last time i was in singapore, i could get lost anywhere, all the bus stops had detailed guidance on where each bus was going. is giving directions and communication with passengers an integral part of being a "bus driver"?

    instead of examining others' actions, commenting on wastage of money.. why not examine ourselves? if everyone does that, the world will be a far better place.
    wow. you're genius you have answers for everything. everything is so black and white for you...i wished it was for me too... yes they should be able to communicate with their passengers...bus stop sign boards can only tell you so much with the limited information they have there, so sometimes passengers need a little bit more information from a helpful bus driver who plys the route every day and knows it well enough to assist.... check internet, sure..if they're at home then no problem..can check gothere.sg ....what if they're not? not everyone owns a iphone, blackberry or whatever other PDA that allows them to have internet access on the go

    no wonder singapore is such an unfriendly place, if we all stick to just our sole job occupation! "sorry can't you..not within my job scope..go find the toilet on your own while i stand here and wait for customers...just don't pee on my floor..no i said i won't tell you..i don't care how urgent you are...it's not within my job scope"

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    Quote Originally Posted by agentmonkey View Post
    wow. you're genius you have answers for everything. everything is so black and white for you...i wished it was for me too... yes they should be able to communicate with their passengers...bus stop sign boards can only tell you so much with the limited information they have there, so sometimes passengers need a little bit more information from a helpful bus driver who plys the route every day and knows it well enough to assist.... check internet, sure..if they're at home then no problem..can check gothere.sg ....what if they're not? not everyone owns a iphone, blackberry or whatever other PDA that allows them to have internet access on the go

    no wonder singapore is such an unfriendly place, if we all stick to just our sole job occupation! "sorry can't you..not within my job scope..go find the toilet on your own while i stand here and wait for customers...just don't pee on my floor..no i said i won't tell you..i don't care how urgent you are...it's not within my job scope"
    black and white?

    missed the main point.

    there are always two sides of a story, i can see yours, but it seems like when your medicine is applied from another point of view, you cannot take it. unfriendly? of course! you demand people who have not spoken english ever to speak english immediately. given time, they might, they are not frogs living at the bottom of a well. but have you given them that chance?

    good day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by agentmonkey View Post
    wow. you're genius you have answers for everything. everything is so black and white for you...i wished it was for me too... yes they should be able to communicate with their passengers...bus stop sign boards can only tell you so much with the limited information they have there, so sometimes passengers need a little bit more information from a helpful bus driver who plys the route every day and knows it well enough to assist.... check internet, sure..if they're at home then no problem..can check gothere.sg ....what if they're not? not everyone owns a iphone, blackberry or whatever other PDA that allows them to have internet access on the go

    no wonder singapore is such an unfriendly place, if we all stick to just our sole job occupation! "sorry can't you..not within my job scope..go find the toilet on your own while i stand here and wait for customers...just don't pee on my floor..no i said i won't tell you..i don't care how urgent you are...it's not within my job scope"
    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    black and white?

    missed the main point.

    there are always two sides of a story, i can see yours, but it seems like when your medicine is applied from another point of view, you cannot take it. unfriendly? of course! you demand people who have not spoken english ever to speak english immediately. given time, they might, they are not frogs living at the bottom of a well. but have you given them that chance?

    good day.
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    there is a reason why english is our 1st language in S'pore. it cuts across language barriers.
    have u seen the "light" yet?

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    dude, that wasn't even your main point! your point apart from bus drivers being very sad on cny is that their job is not to communicate with the passengers! and that passengers shouldn't rely on them at all,with all the help from bus stop signs and the internet. that was what i was commenting on. i take issue with that, that their role in their occupation is just limited to driving. i do however, concede that it will require time for them to learn english - which was not the main point of your earlier post.


    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    black and white?

    missed the main point.

    there are always two sides of a story, i can see yours, but it seems like when your medicine is applied from another point of view, you cannot take it. unfriendly? of course! you demand people who have not spoken english ever to speak english immediately. given time, they might, they are not frogs living at the bottom of a well. but have you given them that chance?

    good day.

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    one more outburst from anyone after this post will get a nice red packet
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    gong xi gong xi

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    maybe the price of going cheap (as in lower labour costs) is inconvenience (language barrier) for customers who take our public transport...
    have u seen the "light" yet?

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    kindness begets kindness
    and a harsh reply will get another harsh reply in defense
    which in turn get another harsh reply

    and this is flamebaiting, which is against the terms of use
    and will earn you a red card

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    sigh..just one of life's many irritants. some more so than others. just have to grit our teeth and bear it....in reference to sore-eyez comment
    Last edited by agentmonkey; 28th January 2009 at 12:22 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sORe-EyEz View Post
    if mine qualifies as 1 there are sooo many more in Kopitaim alone, hence i included---> face mah. but a CSer here thinks its an...
    u know what i meant ok...

    dun flamebait one another then have a fight again hor...
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    Quote Originally Posted by del_ctrlnoalt View Post
    U know what i meant ok...

    Dun flamebait one another then have a fight again hor...
    万事如意!

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    Quote Originally Posted by agentmonkey View Post
    sigh..just one of life's many irritants. some more so than others. just have to grit our teeth and bear it....in reference to sore-eyez comment
    yeah, its bad when budget travellers who may like to travel as locals do oni to find our modern city has a language barrier. that would in turn affect economy in tourist arrivals & its spillover...
    have u seen the "light" yet?

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