THE BIGGEST MISTAKE OF MY LIFE IS TO RETURN BACK TO SINGAPORE

THEREALSINGAPORE 1 September 2014 - 9:13pm

Dear The Real Singapore, I am a 50+ years old Singaporean. Not able to get into the local university because PAP said we are not good enough (back then they already planned to reserve places in local university for the foreign students, and kept daft Singaporeans in total darkness, including myself).


SINCHEW: PRC 'STUDY MAMA' ADMITS TO BEING A MISTRESS TO 2 SINGAPOREAN MEN

THEREALSINGAPORE 1 September 2014 - 9:05pm

新加坡31日訊)中国陪读妈妈自爆,曾被两名已婚狮城汉包养;就读名校的儿子受访时表示,为此深感羞耻。 在这之前,新加坡有一名女郎将父母与外籍“小三”扭打成一团的录像放上网,引发热议,不少人指责“小三”可耻。 一名长发貌美的中国陪读妈妈(44岁)向《新报》坦言,自己也曾是“小三”,但她认为一段婚姻破裂不能只怪“小三”,所以愿接受访问。


TO MY DEAR FELLOW SINGAPORE CHINESE: SHUT UP WHEN A MINORITY IS TALKING ABOUT RACE

THEREALSINGAPORE 1 September 2014 - 8:08pm

People of Chinese descent make up 70% of the population of Singapore. Singapore Chinese, as they are termed, enjoy systemic, racialized and institutional privilege in the country as opposed to the countries' minorities (primarily racialized as Indian and Malay). "Chinese privilege", as Sangeetha Thanapal has named it, functions very similarly to white privilege in the United States and Europe. To use Peggy McClintock's notion of white privilege and the invisible knapsack, Chinese privilege functions like an "invisible package of an invisible package of unearned assets which I can count on cashing in each day, but about which I was ‘meant’ to remain oblivious. [Chinese] privilege is like an invisible weightless backpack of special provisions, maps, passports, codebooks, visas, clothes, tools and blank checks."


7 REASONS WHY WASHING YOUR HAIR DAILY IS DOING MORE HARM THAN GOOD

THEREALSINGAPORE 1 September 2014 - 7:54pm

Do you wash you hair every day? Do you wake up early every morning just to get your shampoo fix? Can you not stand the thought of second day hair? Well stop it. Now. Because while you may think that washing your hair every day is doing it the world of good, it’s actually doing the opposite. I know it’s hard. I used to wash my hair every day too. But ever since finding out about the following seven reasons not to, I’ve learned to embrace the idea of a sleep-in and a shorter shower.


MINISTRY OF MANPOWER: STRAITS TIMES QUOTED US 'OUT OF CONTEXT'

THEREALSINGAPORE 1 September 2014 - 7:43pm

Ms Radha Basu's article and headline ("35,000 older workers earn less than $1,000"; last Sunday) cited the Ministry of Manpower's figures erroneously. The fact is that the total number of older workers has grown by more than three times in the past decade. This is due to many factors, among them, our ageing workforce, our tight labour market and the Government's efforts to boost the employability of older workers.


CPF MEMBERS WORRIED ABOUT OUR PSEUDO UNIONISTS’ OUTRAGEOUS CONCERNS

THEREALSINGAPORE 1 September 2014 - 7:38pm

I refer to “Unionists worried about new CPF option”. Citizens are wary about these so called ‘unionists’ because they belong to Singapore’s pseudo workers’ unions run by the pro-business PAP. The main objective of a trade union is to promote the interest of its members but in Singapore’s upside-down system, NTUC has been promoting the interest of businesses at its members’ expense. 


STRAITS TIMES PROPAGANDA: BLAMING S'POREANS INSTEAD OF THE GOVT FOR WORKING ELDERLY

THEREALSINGAPORE 1 September 2014 - 7:23pm

The 'Blame Game'? Hah, only we are guilty, not master! "Many work because they can't depend on children..." That may be true. But "35,000 older workers earn less than $1,000" is not because their children decided on how much working parents should earn. They earn less than $1,000 BECAUSE that's how much they are paid! And the wage-scale is determined by...? And market forces are regulated by...?


5% PAY RISE FOR PUBLIC SERVANTS - 11,800 MORE VOTES?

THEREALSINGAPORE 1 September 2014 - 7:08pm

It was obvious the hike for the non-graduate civil servants was not meant to address the shameful Gini coefficient. The management executive officers - specifically those who work on policies and oversea operations - who are benefiting from the 5 pay cent increase this month are, by one account, in the over $10,000 a month salary bracket. The beneficiaries of this largess include 6,500 management executive officers and 5,300 management support officers. 


PAP’S SOCIAL ENGINEERING HAS HURT SINGAPORE AND SINGAPOREANS

THEREALSINGAPORE 1 September 2014 - 6:59pm

I had first posted this on my Facebook and thought to share this here as well. I am displeased with comments about how Singaporeans are unwilling to work in jobs considered “unglamorous” because Singaporeans only want to do jobs which are glamorous and pay well. 


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