2nd April 2004, 10:29 AM
True facts Abt some Singaporeans
I am Ong Ah Bee living in Kampong Chai Chee
> Life used to be simple and HAPPY
> I worked hard in my STUDIES
> I learned A-B-C, and everything from 1, 2, and 3.
> Primary school was quite easy
> I passed PSLE
> Then I went to SECONDARY
> The subjects include HISTORY, GEOGRAPHY
> Physics, Biology and CHEMISTRY
> After O levels I went to JC
> I was quite LUCKY
> This is a small humid tropical COUNTRY
> Surrounded by unknown potential ENEMIES
> Boys turned 18 must go to ARMY
> After that we may continue our Studies
> The girls can just sit back, relax, and watch TV
> They come to this world only to "Chia Liao Bi"
> No one lives on free meals or depends on CHARITY
> I had no money to go to University or Poly
> So I went to work at a FACTORY
> Trying to earn a little lousy SALARY
> After CPF and INCOME TAX,
> I have just enough money to buy ROTI and ride in MRT.
> Colleagues at work used to be FRIENDLY
> Always treat me to tea and COFFEE
> Somehow they turned FISHY
> Passing bad remarks about me
> Telling everybody I am LAZY.
> My bosses show me no SYMPATHY
> Mumbling over my shoulder daily :"HURRY, HURRY and HURRY!"
> Accusing me of always trying to get MC
> But my sickness was due to over stretch OT
> Going home after midnight by TAXI and
> They pay me only bus fee
> I Park-Tor and became STEADY
> Finally had to MARRY
> I lost money holding Wedding Dinner PARTY
> Cheeky friends donating only cheap PANTY
> After marriage, nothing was EASY
> In one year, I became DADDY
> I can't support my family and our BABY
> Being tied down for life to repay HDB and
> rising monthly utilities to PUB
> My bank account has NO MONEY
> POSB balance is almost EMPTY
> DBS wants to charge me EXTRA FEE
> Insisting that "Nothing is FREE!"
> So I moonlight as KARANG GUNI
> Many times I want to jump into the sea to MATI
> But that is not EASY
> My wife cries: "Who is going to support me and our BABY?"
> So I can't MATI .
> I went to seek assistance from the MP
> His reply was simple and easy:
> "Vote for me, vote for me, vote for me".
> He never tell me any convincing Policy.
> My dear friends, can you pls help Ong Ah Bee ?
The above sent by email from my Pre.U'69 classmate George Mah..thanks, George.
2nd April 2004, 12:02 PM
This is really good, and brought a smile to my day....
I certainly hope this is the exact situation your friend is going through.
Maybe can send it to talkingcock.com or take part in some poem writing contest for some 'unique singapore' campaign...
2nd April 2004, 12:24 PM
2nd April 2004, 02:43 PM
Although this peotry is meant to be a joke, but many singaporeans are facing such reality because of the draconian policies put in place by the P_A_P government .... where is our more good years promised by them in the last election?
Originally Posted by RuthBaby
Last edited by kiwitan; 2nd April 2004 at 02:53 PM.
2nd April 2004, 10:28 PM
To me, if life is easy, it does not test the character of a person.
3rd April 2004, 09:46 AM
Well, here's wishing a life of hardship on you then.
Originally Posted by theITguy
3rd April 2004, 09:18 PM
3rd April 2004, 09:23 PM
err dude..pray i think stuff like character and the likes..u only need to test it maybe just 1 or 2 times will do...i.e. u know, i suppose the ideal kinda life is to suffer once but enjoy forever after wards..soemthign like that =)
Originally Posted by Amfibius
3rd April 2004, 09:38 PM