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Embracing Starhub

After 4 years with Singtel, I am moving back to Starhub Home Hubber Package. Starhub is offering 6 months off the subscription fees excluding the set top box which you must still pay monthly.

It is a hassle to switch between service providers but if for cost savings, then I shall give a try. I am taking a leap of faith as I also know Starhub had poor customer service since my last encounter with them.

I am giving them another chance to check whether they had improve on their customer delivery experience.

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Shifting Telco Preparation

I am preparing my migration of broadband, TV and home line to Starhub. Singtel is no extending any special promotion to loyal customer like me.

Subscribing a package is easy but transferring your home line number is a more complicated process.

I have to inform Singtel to untie my number. In addition, they still must assign a dummy number as my broadband is still active and not cancel yet.

The process takes about 3 to 5 working days to untie the home line number. This will enable you to port the number without applying a new number.

It is entirely up to you whether you want to retain the existing line or get a new line. There will be a few days of downtime for your home line during the transfer due to the paper works.

You can plan early as the other service providers will also take time to activate the 2nd port of your fibre.

It is critical that you must not terminate your line or subscription or you will face downtime for your service. It is inevitable that you will be paying two services for a few days.

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Greasy Gas Stove

My mum loved to eat fry food like fried tofu, fried egg or fried prawn roll for her simple meal. She will leave behind a gas stove which is greasy.

I will indirectly get the blame as the stove and kitchen will be greasy. My mum will clean up but will not remove the grease but just wipe through only. I will need to do it else my wife will be unhappy.

My wife may not be thoughtful to clean for my mum sometimes. But I will not muttered a word to avoid any quarrel as she always feel she is right in her judgement.

I will definitely choose not to live with my children when they are married. This is to avoid any disagreement which people may not see eye to eye. Living under a roof is more complicated as everyone must be use to one another habits and character.

Easygoing people should have no issue as there will always be tolerant to other people. Will you be tolerant with your family members under one roof?

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Everyday is Deepavali

My Indian friend told me that everyday is Deepavali if he never owed the banks money. He went into debt as he borrow money to help his relatives to tide over the money crisis.

I always lend him $50 monthly to help him in anywhere I can. He will usually return me when he get his bonus.

During Deepavali, he will not go his relative houses even though they call him. He does not have the money to give the Hong Bao to the children. But of course he will not tell his relatives. This the reality but others may not realise it, as they cannot see the bigger picture of another person life. He still need the dignity and the best way to escape is work or away from the family.

This is the true picture when people goes into debt due to helping people, healthcare bills, household, poor money management or any other reasons. It will be the lowest point of their life. But in recent years, there are mechanism available to help them to get out of debts if they borrow from the banks.

He told me everyday is Deepavali if he is not in debt and have sufficient money for his family.

Credit Counselling Singapore is one of the non-profit organisation that is helping thousands of Singapore Residents to get out of debt. The only catch is you must have a permanent job with an income and your debts are from the banks.

Visit CCS to find out more》》》

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Bugis Junction Moldy Ceiling

Moldy Ceiling are unsightly for visitors but they are happening every where in air condition space if they are not taken care. But they do take time to form and start spreading.


  Moldy Ceiling at Level 1 BHG

The above moldy ceiling maybe due to condensation form around the supply air duct. It may also be due to water dripping from above the supply air grill due to poor insulation. This may not be resolve timely due to the cost involve to do the repair and made good the ceiling. But this will cause the indoor air quality to drop due to the presence of mold.

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Trains down on PSLE First Day

The trains on eastern Singapore start to have issue after 6am. This will affect PSLE students and staffs turning up on time at the examination centre on 28 Sept 2017.

This had resulted in undue stress to the parents of PSLE and the students who need to catch train to the school.

Trains having problem 2 hours prior to start of PSLE.

Not sure Ministry of Education had make any announcement.

Trains still having issue at 8am.

Let’s hope this will not add stress to our PSLE candidates. This must be additional protocol made known to public via social media by Ministry of Education.

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Special Treatment for VIP and GOH

VIP (Very Important Person) and GOH (Guest of Honor) are accord with special privileges whenever they visit certain buildings or places. Their route are well planned and lift are home to serve them to their destination.

They will only see the good side of the facility and shielded away from things that are bad. This may not be good as they do not see the real reality of the society or the real facility issue that are build for the community.

Many advance party members will ensure that the facility they visit are in tip top condition. No work are allowed to occur on the path that they are taking.

The public however will still take the opportunity to feedback to the VIP and GOH on facility issue or community problems. There are free to comment as it strive to improve our society. Staffs are not able to make comment due to restriction accord to them due to company policy.

It is difficult to change the work culture but learn to live with it. Stay HAPPY.

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Ghost Festival 2017 Prayers

The Ghost Festival is a traditional festival for the Chinese. There are now many educated Chinese who now no longer believe in the tradition. But there is no stopping of others who still believe in this special festival. It is up to individual on their belief.

Everyone queuing up to place their joy stick into the urn after the end of the prayer session.

Do you believe in this special festival?

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BEX ASIA 2017

The BEX ASIA is held from 12 to 14 Sept at Marina Bay Sands Expo. The best way to get to the exhibition is by the trains as Marina Central are close to traffic due to the Singapore Grand Prix F1.

I continue to be granted a VIP for the event. This event allowed me to gather the technology available to ensure that the healthcare projects can utilise it to the best of my knowledge.

This year, I visited the Holiday Inn Express at Clarke Quay. They had made use of open ventilation and effective use of air conditioning within the hotel to make it a green hotel. Thermal comfort is not sacrificed as guest can control their FCU according to their needs.

I see a rise of China exhibitors and a drop of local exhibitor. It was a disappointment to me as the local companies can serve my needs better than the oversea exhibitor. Unless they partner with local companies to market the products but this is not the case for all the participants.

The seminars give me a lot of insights to bring improvement to our green building. There is much technology we can utilise to reduce the energy consumption and improve the energy efficiency.

I am looking forward to BEX ASIA 2018.

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Pretty TTSH Nurse

This pretty nurse from TTSH was discover by one of the Hardwarezone forum user.

She is pretty with the next door girl look. Her looks surpassed those vying for TNP New Face or Beauty Contest Finalists. Do you agree?

She is not local but from Malaysia where most of the chio bu comes from. Her name should be Sim Xiu Yuan as I guess it from the Instagram account.

You can view more of her lovely pictures on her Instagram account.
https://www.instagram.com/simxiuyuan/

HWZ Forums are talking about her

There are many pretty girls like her in the healthcare line. They are either working as nurse, radiogdapher, health care assistant, back end staffs and many others. Therefore engineer like us are gifted to work in such a conducive environment. If u feel stress, just talk a walk in the hospital ground and wards to see all the girls from the different countries.