Survey findings on underemployment show S’pore’s ‘graduate poor’ earn less than $2,000 a month

It is a true reality in the Singapore labour market. There may not be sufficient jobs that remunerated well for your services. Employees become a commodity as we battle out to secure the job for a lesser attractive rate. Employers will be the winner until there is a high demand for the revelant skills.

In the near future, some of our children may even need to work overseas just like the Malaysian, Philippines, India and other foreign workers who came here for a job. The world economy is changing and we will have to adapt to these changes.

SINGAPORE — A survey, among the first of its kind, has revealed “worrying statistics of seriously underemployed Singaporean graduates”, in the words of a labour Member of Parliament (MP). The survey conducted by the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy and Ong Teng Cheong Labour L

Source: Survey findings on underemployment show S’pore’s ‘graduate poor’ earn less than $2,000 a month

Leak Video of bellywellyjelly

I am not sure whether this leak video was uploaded for a purpose but it really spice up the forums.

Christabel is a top blogger with many followers on her different social platforms. The video had already been removed but the discussion goes on in the forums.

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Wife Grievance #01

Women have grievance if things are not going the way it is intended to. She have done the hard work at home such as household chores and the family is not contributing.

We also done our part in helping the household chores but not good enough for her. She feel we have done too little. As her temper is like stock market so we choose to be silent on it.

I am not going to cook the meal portion for you and the children. You have to settle it yourselves.

I have to settle myself and the children meals over the Easter Holidays. It is not so hard as I can do a combination of cooking and take aways. The university days had trained to be a cook but of course not as skilful as my wife. The children are used to this kind of situations.

You will discovered in this type of scenario, the person will feel she is always right. We are the ones doing the wrong things.

Durian Season Again

The durian season is starting again as more shops sprout up across the neighbourhood. People who loved durian regardless of race or religion will want to get a taste of the king of fruits.

Below website had an updated list of where to get your hands on the durian. Alternatively, you can also get it from your local stores.

Where to buy durians: Check out this list of more than 20 durian sellers in Singapore (updated with price from 21 Mar 2018)

Indoor Air Quality – Odour

The most tricky indoor air quality issues that must be dealt with care is smell. Many high end air steriliser or air purifier will boast that they are capable of removing odour. This is actually a subjective matter as smell cannot be measure or there is nothing to quantify acceptable or unacceptable.

The equipment maybe capable to handle normal light odour through the use of carbon filters and other accessories. I would like to caution and handle with care as different people may have different perceptions of whether the room smell.

You have to understand where is the source of the smell. It can be due to water damage, moist surface, furniture or others. The Germitrol is one of the reputable air sterliser to remove odour and kills germs and filter out the contaminated air.

http://www.germitrol.com/

Cancer Patient Thoughts

My wife colleague contracted 3rd stage Ovarian Cancer. She has drag for over a year before seeing a doctor as she though the blood discharge was normal.

Her immediate thoughts was not the cancer but for her children. She still want to continue to work to ensure that her children can complete their university education in 2 years time. This is the strength of Mother Love even at the most difficult part of her life.

The road to recovery is pain staking especially in Singapore. The medical system may not give us much options due to the high cost of the treatment and medicine.

I hope her colleagues and immediate family can bring her through the most critical part of her life. As a single parent, she had endured the hardship to bring up her children. She may not enjoy her last stage of life but hope the strength of everyone will give her more years of life with her family.

All the best to her fight against the illness.

Kampung Admiralty Open Plaza Update #07

I have finally find out the rationale behind not closing the rain screen. It is a joint decision of all parties to keep it open regardless of rain or shine. It will only be closed when event are held at the open plaza. In fact, it should be closed during rainy days as the wet floor may posed a safer hazards to the senior citizens. It will contribute to higher risk of fall by the elderly.

It is not fully automatic as there is no rain sensor to activate it to close. The FCC need to activate it at their control centre.

Any thoughts, please leave a comment.

Admiralty Hawker Centre E-Payment

The most appropriate e-payment solution to use is the FoodFare Plus or DBS Pay Lah. It is convenient as you only need to scan the QR Code with the app camera.

The only down side is the hawker depend on seeing the transaction on your phone. Sometimes they want to see your history as this is the only way they can check payment is made to their store. They do not have a terminal to verify your payment.

Please do not use the Plus Card or the Plus Visa Card. The terminal takes a long time to response as the router signal is quite weak and it is made worst during the peak hours. I saw a customer still waiting for terminal response when the food is already ready.

The hawker still had to pay $150 of rental fees for the equipment. I believe this should be taken up by NTUC FoodFare instead of the hawker itself. This add additional cost to the hawker and may be passed to the customers. We should not be doing the e-payment solutions to show the general public, VIP or MP at the expenses of the hawkers.

4,000 pledge to save water at Singapore World Water Day launch, Singapore News & Top Stories – The Straits Times

Singapore News -SINGAPORE – More than 4,000 participants from 30 organisations and educational institutions pledged on Saturday (March 3) to do their part at home to save water and fight climate change.. Read more at Straits Times.

Source: 4,000 pledge to save water at Singapore World Water Day launch, Singapore News & Top Stories – The Straits Times

Kampung Admiralty Open Plaza Update #06

Kampung Admiralty had many awards but there are also pending issues awaiting to be resolved. The open plaza sky light canopy is not automatic and pose an issue during rainy day.


The open plaza is wet again as the sky light canopy did not closed. It needs manual intervention which still awaiting HDB to resolve it.

It is a safety issues and may result in senior citizen having a fall. It is not evident that anyone is following up on this case as outstanding since Oct 2017.

iCloud Terms and Conditions Looping

The new iCloud Terms and Conditions keep looping even after I accept it. It was a repeating process and the notification did not went away.

iCloud terms and conditions looping
Solution

  1. Accept the new iCloud Terms and Conditions
  2. It is still looping to ask you to accept
  3. Sign out of your Apple ID
  4. Restart the iPhone or iPad
  5. Sign in your Apple ID
  6. The notification should disappear

There is no other viable solutions should you meet with the above issues. Apple Support will also asked you the take the above steps if all other means are exhausted.

农历新年杂菜饭摊收2元附加费 公众质疑收费率是否合理 – 8频道新闻及时事节目

This news extract is in Chinese and everyone is discussing the legality of price increase during Chinese New Year. $0.20 to $0.50 of increase is acceptable to the public.

But the vegetable rice stall is charging $2 surcharge for every plate or packet. You cannot determine whether it is used solely to pay the manpower over time or the bosses extra bonus. It had been a trend that this is the only public holiday where all the business will try to put in the surcharge. I will let you decide whether it is fair and you can comment on it.

为了在农历新年期间继续营业,许多餐饮业者向顾客征收附加费,但有顾客申诉,后港港脚坊(Kang Kar Mall)食阁的一家杂菜饭摊位每包饭征收2元的附加费,引起公众质疑该收费率是否合理。

Source: 农历新年杂菜饭摊收2元附加费 公众质疑收费率是否合理 – 8频道新闻及时事节目