Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Time wasn't alone when I met 3 senior residents, in their early 50s and they chat about heroic deeds.
My conversation with one of them started about the 3 funerals in our estate and Mr S, shared with me about his sad story regarding one of his personal friend.
His friend in late 40s committed suicide by jumping off.
Owe debt of $40k due to gambling.
Why gamble? Because he wanted to get quick money to pay off daughter's university fee of more than $10000.00.
Mr S shared with me that they are a group of friends that are always willing to help one another. If his friend would come and talk to them about this issue, they would surely helped him out with this sum of money.
During the funeral, Mr S arranged about 40 of his friends to contribute $50 every month until she graduate. That exclude personal contribution to the funeral (white gold). This money is able to help the daughter to pay off the university fee and living allowance until she graduate.
I am so touched about these people, they are in their late 40s and early 50s, willingly reaching out to personal friends when in need.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
I feel very bad that we are not able to attract them to stay back.
Have we not done enough?
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
While I get to the car park this morning, i saw the tree work contractor getting ready to do some work. The manager whom i know from that contracting company talked to me. I was so happy that he had just certified as an arborist by ISA because it shows that he will be equipped with the basic tree knowledge. So I used my green laser printer to tell show him a topped branch and asked him to remind the foreign worker that is holding the chainsaw not to do such work. He replied : aiya, as long as no public complaints, the management is happy, our job is done.
We talked further about his other sites.
He was mentioning that he had suggested to do crowning and pollarding on one of the street trees. I further asked him to elaborate about the 2 methods mentioned.
Such methods are terribly not recognised and prohibited as a tree practitioner, especially when one is an ISA Certified Arborist. The idea of topping wasn't even drilled into him.
I am very disappointed with what the ISA Certified Arborist program that was conducted by the training branch of a government agency.
Sunday, June 29, 2014
Go! Go! Go! Go! Go! That was what I heard from the crowd when I’m pushing my best for the
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
What curious me was: why the branch needs to be removed immediately as it was not endangering anyone. Because it will not look nice?
Because it will reduce complain by the public?
Because it will not be questioned by his boss?
Because his boss will not like it?
Why can't they remove it when the professional roof repairer comes with safety gear and can attach themselves properly to the roof?
Management, owners and government agencies must think twice before making any decision. A hush decision may leads to others injuring themselves.
Sunday, June 8, 2014
I had bad stomach for the past 4 days and tried to be my own doctor by taking traditional medication. The final straw was on friday night 8pm. My usual clinic was closed and i have to visit a 24hours clinic near my house. The consultation charge between 8-10pm was $30 which is very reasonable. The doctor tapped my stomach and asked if I have irregular meal. I said yes. Then he said there are little acid in my stomach and it will cause stomach upset. In the end, the medication was over hundred dollars. With the consultation fee, it was about $140++++. I chosed to pay only the $30 consultation fee and did not collect the medicine.
Saturday afternoon 2pm, i went around Clementi and all the clinics (i walked to 6 clinics) operated until 1230pm and will only open on Monday.
I found one at blk 308 clementi Ave 4, Clementi Healthpoint Family Clinic. Medicine. Open on Sat night and consultation plus medicine is $30. Doctor say is just some virus. Took antibiotics. Next day I am well again.
Saturday, May 10, 2014
Sunday, March 16, 2014
I think belonged to the X/Y Generation.
There, you could witness the Ang-Mo-Bengs, the Bengs that wanna be, smoking, cursing in English and that would be their hang out place.
Our favorite hangout place after every Wednesday Band Practice in Ngee Ann Poly will consist of a walk to KAP. After I had my bike license, it seems that it is impossible for me to park the bike at the basement carpark, even there are lots for motorbike. Ending up having traffic fine for parking at the pavement.
I ever tried testing their ordering system and managed to break it, once.
Going there for studies seems impossible.
That is also the place where the nearby JC students would go.
Today, seeing many young couples going to take picture. I believe that is the place that they first meet, they date and these couples spend their time together.
They are closing at 1159pm and it is really crowded.
KAP is a place to hang out, bring communication and connection between friends closer. It is an activity place where we would remember.
We could see the happy crowd coming, they bring faces of smile. The frequency is there, not to collect debts but have a happy ending.
This hang out place has been sold $150 million.
we will have nothing for a few years, but looking at the Developer's website, there will be a basement+2 floors of commecial units. that include F&B. 40 restaurants, over 60 shops and a huge basement supermarket.
looking at the proposed plan, the ingress and egress route will be kept.
Also, there will be residences, from 1 bedroom to 5 bedroom.
sorry, I'm not selling anything here.
Monday, March 3, 2014
yes, culture, in work, in the society.
Esp in an asian country, when an organization engaged a white person, it means that the organization is well to do?
sorry, i am not agains the white, but I'm referring to the mental of the organization leadership.
1st August 2010， Goh Mia Chun.
Do you understand what i mean?