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HAPPY DUMPLING FESTIVAL – 端午节 快乐!

THEREALSINGAPORE 2 June 2014 - 12:43pm

This year’s Dumpling Festival or 端午节 falls on 2nd June 2014(Mon). It is always on the 5th day of the 5th Lunar month. 2 yrs ago, I blogged about this festival when some of my German frens came over for a visit. They were curious about this festival. Click on the link to read. I then decided to do a write up on this traditional Chinese festival celebrated throughout the Chinese world. It is observed not only in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan, Vietnam, Malaysia and Singapore but in most Chinese communities around the world. It is also celebrated as a sporting event in the form of The Dragon Boat Festival.


CONFESSIONS OF A REAL ESTATE AGENT

THEREALSINGAPORE 2 June 2014 - 12:17pm

Most of you may not know this story about me but there was a period of my life when i stayed in a 3 storey terrace and thereafter, a private condominium. There was also a period when I was homeless for 5 years. In that span of time, i shifted around 9 times. We did not need lorries or a van to move around. We used the big black garbage bags to stash our belongings. We had to learn to take only what was necessary since we were moving so much.


PRO PAP SUPPORTER: ROY COULD BE IN DEEPER TROUBLE BY ASKING FOR DONATIONS

THEREALSINGAPORE 2 June 2014 - 11:56am

There’s a lesson to be learnt in the Roy Ngerng fiasco. a.) Don’t accuse your Prime Minister of being a criminal without proof b.) Don’t anyhowly solicit for donations We’re not going to kick a man when he’s down, so no point harping on point a. above. However, the point of note for us is: can we use the internet to ask for money?


NSP WILL CONTINUE THEIR CPF FORUMS DESPITE VENUE CANCELLING ON THEM

THEREALSINGAPORE 2 June 2014 - 11:48am

Three years after what was hailed as a “watershed” election in GE 2011, many Singaporeans are still wary of opposition politicians and afraid of voicing their views on political issues. In these past days, the subject of our CPF monies and the CPF Minimum Sum scheme has hogged the hearts and minds of many Singaporeans.


TEACHER: WE ARE GRADED FOR OUR NON-TEACHING WORK

THEREALSINGAPORE 2 June 2014 - 10:13am

I refer to your article titled, LHL on teachers leaving profession: "We knew we had a problem" I find that everything mentioned in the article is well put, but I'd have to add that I don't see much of the "increase in pay" that PM Lee is talking about. A fresh diploma graduate from NIE only earns $1,800 a month, and after CPF deductions the take home is only $1,500. Then yearly is a $100 increment.


AUDITOR GENERAL: BREACHES OF LAW IN PRIME MINISTER’S OFFICE

THEREALSINGAPORE 2 June 2014 - 9:56am

Barely a week after Lee Hsien Loong spoke of integrity and the importance of admitting ones mistakes, the Auditor General released his annual report and gave the PM the perfect opportunity to practice what he preached. The report for 2012/13 cites more than two dozen incidents relating to contracts worth almost S$300M where the PMO’s National Research Foundation appear to be in violation of The Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act.


DID PAP PLAY INTO WP HANDS IN THE RECENT PARLIAMENTARY DEBATE?

THEREALSINGAPORE 2 June 2014 - 9:50am

The role of a good government is not to waste time defining what type politics pap want, but what Singaporeans want. A good government will define what Singaporeans want. Whether it is the type of politics and the type of politicians. It has to be centered around Singapore and Singaporeans, not a party. The good government does not debate on political definitions, but on policies. A good government should be proactive and debates on upcoming issues.


FLORIDA WOMAN ACCUSED OF KILLING 2-YEAR-OLD WHILE RE-ENACTING BIBLE STORY

THEREALSINGAPORE 2 June 2014 - 9:44am

A Florida woman is accused of drowning one child after trying to poison another, in what she described as accordance with a local pastor’s sermon, WPEC-TV reported on Wednesday. Kimberly Dawn Lucas is currently being held in Palm Beach County Jail in connection with the death of her former partner’s 2-year-old daughter and the attempted killing of the child’s 10-year-old brother at their home in Jupiter on Monday. Investigators said Lucas attended a sermon by Metropolitan Community Church pastor Lea Brown this past Sunday that covered the Biblical story of Abraham readying himself to sacrifice his son on orders from God, only to be stopped by God at the last minute.


NUMBER OF PEOPLE EARNING LESS THAN $1,000 DECREASED 22% OR INCREASED 3%?

THEREALSINGAPORE 2 June 2014 - 8:46am

We refer to the article “NTUC wanted more workers to get minimum pay hike” (Straits Times, Jun 2). Fewer workers earning less than $1,000? It states that “Still, despite the hiccup this year, he said that the NTUC is happy that the wages council’s efforts to raise low-wage workers’ pay have borne fruit, saying that fewer workers earn below $1,000 now. 150,000 or 114,100 earning less than $1,000 in 2012? 


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