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    i tend to reflect back on the last 10 years on what being a Singaporean means...

    1. It's that time of the year again, when millions that can be better spend elsewhere ( eg, increasing welfare give outs) is spent on an extravagant show that is simply a repeat for the last 45 years. I no longer watch the National day parade and simply can't be bothered with it.

    2. Where in a desperate attempt to bolster national identity, Uni students have to a take a module on nation building ( like it helps).

    3. Where we buy talented table tennis player from china and when they win a Olympic silver, heap praises on them and lauded them for being daughters of Singapore with a free parade through orchard road on a topless bus thrown in. It's laughable...

    4. When being kicked out of the Malaysian League, we started a S league that today comprises nothing more than a motley crew of boys kicking kumpung football, not forgetting that 2010 should be the year we get into world cup final 32.

    Somethings are just not worth the effort. Why bother to foster an artificial and unsustainable facade??

    5. Where chicken rice has increase from $1.5-$2 to $3-$3.5 and teh Si has gone up from $0.6 to $1. Doesn't anyone notice that coffee shop are slowly but surely being taken over by large co-operations?

    5. Where HDB flats cost 500K in mature estates. With a max of ~2K per couple into the CPF account, it will take ~29 years to pay off the flat. And you have to return the flat after 99 years. Of what use are expensive flats that you cannot sell , since you need a place to stay and which u cannot pass on to future generations? Is that real wealth or is real wealth being sucked from you?

    And of what use is statistic being used to compared to other countries about pay to home prices ratio? As we all know, we can find all sorts of statistics to tell whatever story we want.

    6. Where government is trying to tell us to have more babies but waiting for a new BTO in sengkang takes u 4 years.

    7. Where the CEO of SMRT says there's no problem with the MRT since at 1200 per train, we are not at the crush load of 1600. I've taken the same train to school and work for the past 8 years and i can say THERE IS A PROBLEM when normally recalcitrant Singaporeans have tempers flare due to pushing and shoving, when the normally courteous me finds it all necessary to try to board before everyone alight or else i will be stranded at JE mrt station forever.

    And try being held nose to hair with 2 Indian workers.

    8. Where doing national service bags u <$100 rebate off your income tax. For 2 years of your youth, where you might possibly get into a freak accident and die and for defending the country for ~25% who are not Singaporeans...I say that's pretty cheap. How i wish i was a Malaysian who comes to singapore to study and work and retire back to JB with 2.4 times purchasing power.


    9. Where as a Singaporean, i pay university school fees similar to foreign students who too often comes here totally FREE on some asean, MOE , SIA or whatever scholarship to entice these so call foreign talents to come.

    10. Where i feel alienated in my own country when i see Malay and Indian frens who cannot be serviced by china shop assistants who cannot speak a narry of english.

    11. Where in the wee morning MRT trains rides, all it takes are 2 china folks to yada-yada and yada to spoil your day.

    12. Where funnily, PUB directors and minsters have to come out to apologise for a flood that probably drown only a few mice. We have floods in China and India that kill hundreds if not thousands.

    13. Where indigenous Singaporeans have to make so much noise before the government start to take pro-active steps to differentiate benefits and rights between citizens and PRs ( rights like VOTING. Cute. 不讲 还 好 , 讲 了给人 笑 。)

    14. Where we spend 300 million on YOG and you STILL have to give way to YOG vehicles.

    15. Where a talented pianist that skipped national service was lauded as a son of Singapore and welcome back with open arms making a total mockery of the judiciary until a straits times editor pointed it out....

    16. Where we repeated tried to rub up cosy with china and getting snubbed many many times and still do not learn.

    I feel sad that i am a singaporean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zac08 View Post
    Second to that.

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    oni 16 pts... i think there are a lot more...

    white horse dun exist in army... well at least thats what a captain said some time back...

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    Quote Originally Posted by cosycatus View Post
    I feel sad that i am a singaporean.
    If it is really so bad, then why don't you you just leave Singapore for good?

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    Quote Originally Posted by scramblur11 View Post
    If it is really so bad, then why don't you you just leave Singapore for good?
    He is leaving already, check his past posts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Static View Post
    He is leaving already, check his past posts.
    haha..good for him then, since he dislike here so much..

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    Quote Originally Posted by flowerpot View Post
    oni 16 pts... i think there are a lot more...

    white horse dun exist in army... well at least thats what a captain said some time back...

    nothing about ERP
    17 points, number 5 was used twice.

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    Now, threadstarter, the challenge is for you to find 16 pts for which you are happy to be a Singaporean. 16 is not a lot. If you can't find, then you've taken too many things for granted...

    Do you need some help to get started? Perhaps...

    1. I am glad that I don't have to live in fear that my country will get invaded and my daughter/wife/niece/mother will get rape.
    2. I know that if I work hard, I won't have to fear that I will wake up tomorrow with an empty stomach.
    ...

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    “For everything you have missed, you have gained something else, and for everything you gain, you lose something else.”

    -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    “For everything you have missed, you have gained something else, and for everything you gain, you lose something else.”

    -- Ralph Waldo Emerson
    so very true.
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    it is all about lifestyle choices, choose yours and live with your choice

    stop whining and grumbling and do something instead

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    Quote Originally Posted by theonlyone View Post
    Now, threadstarter, the challenge is for you to find 16 pts for which you are happy to be a Singaporean. 16 is not a lot. If you can't find, then you've taken too many things for granted...

    Do you need some help to get started? Perhaps...

    1. I am glad that I don't have to live in fear that my country will get invaded and my daughter/wife/niece/mother will get rape.
    2. I know that if I work hard, I won't have to fear that I will wake up tomorrow with an empty stomach.
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    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    “For everything you have missed, you have gained something else, and for everything you gain, you lose something else.”

    -- Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Quote Originally Posted by ortega View Post
    it is all about lifestyle choices, choose yours and live with your choice

    stop whining and grumbling and do something instead

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    most of his points are racist comment.
    Objection !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by theonlyone View Post
    Now, threadstarter, the challenge is for you to find 16 pts for which you are happy to be a Singaporean. 16 is not a lot. If you can't find, then you've taken too many things for granted...

    Do you need some help to get started? Perhaps...

    1. I am glad that I don't have to live in fear that my country will get invaded and my daughter/wife/niece/mother will get rape.
    2. I know that if I work hard, I won't have to fear that I will wake up tomorrow with an empty stomach.
    ...
    when you work hard, you wake up with a full stomach but remember there is always something which take a great portion from your meal.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by ggodetucsamoht View Post
    when you work hard, you wake up with a full stomach but remember there is always something which take a great portion from your meal.....
    LOL

    Try working in places like the Philippines. Where you work hard for 16 hours a day and still need to be thankful if you even have a *single* meal! Full stomach? Pure luxury!!!

    I swear, sometimes too many people here are so spoiled and pampered that they need to complain about the most useless stuff rather than realize how good they have it here.
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    My university lecturer once posed a question "is working hard a good guarantee of good life"? He told us to look at those foreign workers in the construction industry. They are definitely more hardworking than most of us. The key to him is to work smart and use your brain.

    Then I look at some of the maids of my relatives. Some have college education, some are talented in other areas (I saw a maid drew a very nice picture before, something that most of us won't be able to produce) etc. Then it dawn on me, it is not only a matter of working hard and working smart. Sometimes you need the opportunity to shine. These domestic workers simply don't have the chance.

    How many times do you see a person less capable/hardworking being promoted in your workplace? Many times it is a case of being in the right place at the right time with the right skills. Everything points to opportunity.

    Do we have it here in Singapore? Plenty!

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    Originally Posted by night86mare
    “For everything you have missed, you have gained something else, and for everything you gain, you lose something else.”

    -- Ralph Waldo Emerson



    Life is about choices, you choose how you want to live your life, there is no obligation, no force, this list goes on on.....

    What you want is not always what you need and vice-versa..instead of keep talking about what you need, think about what you want to make yourself, a better tommorow, a better way of looking at things optimistically.....

    For 100 have nots that you can think of, you can always find 100 haves that exists if you really think hard enough.

    National Day is a day to celebrate, put aside all the negativity in thoughts, enjoy for once, if you still have not, the place you come into this world, cherished what you have, LIVE AT THE PRESENT MOMENT, what i have just said is already gone, in the past liao. BE HAPPY.

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    I think in life it's like that. If you compare yourself with a better standard, you'll naturally feel miserable. But if you compare yourself with a worse off standard, you'll simply outshine the rest and you'll be extremely happy and glad.

    I envy the happy folks; wishing I could be like them too. But for the mean time, my conscience says, remember the promise of Swiss standard of living.

    Maybe I'll start comparing everything here with Afganistan and Iraq and I'll be happiest man on this island exceeding even the happiest people here.
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    Don't complain so much la. I would much rather be in Singapore than in any other country in the world. You need to have lived and worked in another so called first world country to appreciate what Singapore has to offer. If you are contended with what you have you will be a much happier person.

    P.S. Singapore not that bad la really. I recently sold a lens to a taxi driver that is using a 5dmkII. In how many countries can you find that?

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