Saturday, May 14, 2011

Nyo don't know how to order from menu anymore

Nyo: How the hell do I know what meat am I actually eating?
Mehly: Geez, after all the replacements, I've no idea as well!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

BEWARE of Fake WP Volunteers Network

BEWARE of Fake WP Volunteers Network at

A website is collecting volunteer information without the knowledge of The Workers' Party. Please do not entrust your information with them. Please share this information with all your friends who want to volunteer with WP.

If you do not see a link publicised from either Workers' Party's Facebook page or Workers' Party's website, it is definitely not an official Workers' Party site.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

GE2011 - Who is actually the victim? And the bad guys?

The election is finally over and the blaming game starts now. But are the victims really victims? Are the bad guys really the ones to blame for?

Victim #1: George Yeo forced to leave Aljunied GRC.
The misunderstood bad guys: Workers' Party not giving much choice to the residents in Aljunied GRC.
The REAL bad guys: PAP who didn't swap George Yeo out of Aljunied GRC after 2006 elections. Then, Sylvia Lim and her team won almost 44% of the vote granting her the position of NCMP. Since then (actually even before 2006), Sylvia Lim has been actively visiting and listening to the residents in Aljunied GRC. And PAP did not think that WP will attack Aljunied again in 2011 elections? If the Joo Chiat MP can be swapped out, why not George Yeo from Aljunied?
The REAL victim: Workers' Party who has been blamed for PAP's internal affairs.

Victim #2: Residents of Aljunied GRC forced into voting George Yeo out.
The misunderstood bad guys: Workers' Party not giving much choice to the residents in Aljunied GRC.
The REAL bad guys: PAP who if have done a proper job for the past 5 years, the residents will never be moved by Workers' Party's offer of 5 opposition members in the parliament. MM Lee who summoned the evil shadow and cursed the residents to regret and repent for the next 5 years. In response to emotional blackmail, most people will just let emotion gets in the way and walk the opposite path. Especially true for the young ones.
The REAL victim: The rest of Singaporeans who did not vote in Aljunied GRC but forced to repent in MM Lee's curse of the Plegue of Ungrateful Singapore - Plague of Heat, Plague of Flood, Plague of Haze and Plague of sold-out iPad2.

Victim #3: Tin Pei Ling who has been bombarded by relentless netizens on all forms of social media.
The misunderstood bad guys: The Ungrateful netizens who are simply judging based on her age and not giving her a chance to prove herself.
The REAL bad guys: Her admin who didn't write a more touching speech for her during the rallies, perhaps should have asked for some tips from Nicole Seah's admin... oh wait, Nicole wrote her own speeches. Her admin who just could not control her OooOoooOooh till after Cooling Off Day, perhaps should have asked for some tips from Nicole Seah's admin... oh wait, Nicole manages her own Facebook page.
The REAL victim: Kate Spade Regional Sales Manager who will have problem meeting sales target now.

Victim #4: Chiam See Tong who lost Potong Pasir.
The misunderstood bad guy: Sitoh Yih Pin who won the seat in Potong Pasir for PAP.
The REAL bad guys: The residents in Potong Pasir who didn't cast a vote for Chiam. Either they did not believe in Mrs Chiam's ability, forgetting that Chiam See Tong will still be there as a consultant to help her; or they really want that shelter and new playground.
The REAL victim: Sitoh Yih Pin who will now constantly have eyes behind his back watching his every move in the next 5 years.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

What happens after GE2011 - Nicole Seah vs Tin Pei Ling

After surviving this mentally and physically exhausting campaign for a first timer in a brand new opposition party, Nicole will still get back to helping the residents in need on Sunday, and get back to work on Monday.

There is no news on what Tin Pei Ling will be doing after the elections, well besides smiling and waving on a lorry on Sunday, but I suppose she still has to deal with this...

Facebook Petition to remove Tin Pei Ling as a MP with 38k likes so far.

Just wondering, whether SM Goh will want to have a face-to-face with her in his office on Monday as well...

Saturday, May 7, 2011

GE2011 - Please vote with your head and heart on Polling Day

Friends, Singaporeans, countrymen, lend me your ears;
I come to state the fact, not to complain about PAP;
The mistakes that men make lives after election day,
A good politician might not make the best decisions,
So let it be with PAP ... The noble PAP
Hath told you the opposition parties are ambitious:
If it were so, it was a grievous fault,
And grievously will we pay for it if that is why we will not vote for them ...
Here, under the rule of PM Lee and the rest,
(For PM Lee is an honourable man;
So are they all; all honourable men but just a little bit arrogant)
Come I to speak on Polling day ...
A good opposition party is like your friend, faithful and just to you:
But PAP says they are all ambitious;
And PM Lee is an honourable man….
Good opposition parties hath brought many feedback from the residents to the Parliament,
Whose issues are brought up to the government:
Did this in the good opposition parties seem ambitious?
When that the poor have cried, PAP hath not heard:
Ambition should be made of sterner stuff like this:
Yet PAP says opposition parties are all ambitious;
And PM Lee is an honourable man.
You all did see that on the Facebook page of Tin Pei Ling
when all have kept still on Cooling Off Day,
Which she did broke the silence: was this acceptable?
Yet Tin Pei Ling says it was an honest mistake;
And, sure, she is an honourable candidate.
I speak not to disprove what PAP ministers spoke,
But here I am to speak what I do know.
You all did lead a good live once, without worries of constantly rising cost:
What causes the difficult lives you are having now?
O judgement! thou art fled to brutish beasts,
And men have lost their reason…. Bear with me;
My heart will be in the coffin there with Democracy,
if all opposition parties have lost their seats today
And I must pause till it come back to me five years later.

Friday, May 6, 2011

GE2011 - 在冷静日这天,送给大家几首好歌!


情与义 值千金
刀山去地狱去 有何憾
为知心 牺牲有何感
血泪为情流 岂有恨


Only you can take me 取西经
Only you 能杀妖精鬼怪
Only you 能保护我
只有你够行 就是 only you
Only you 别怪师父唠叨
莫怕死 别发颤抖
碰到钉别怕 I understand
要全力去do 要怕就一起怕


Do you hear the people sing?
Singing a song of angry men?
It is the music of a people
Who will not be slaves again!
When the beating of your heart
Echoes the beating of the drums
There is a life about to start
When tomorrow comes!
Will you join in our crusade?
Who will be strong and stand with me?
Beyond the barricade
Is there a world you long to see?
Then join in the fight
That will give you the right to be free!
Do you hear the people sing?
Singing a song of angry men?
It is the music of a people
Who will not be slaves again!
When the beating of your heart
Echoes the beating of the drums
There is a life about to start
When tomorrow comes!
Will you give all you can give
So that our banner may advance
Some will fall and some will live
Will you stand up and take your chance?
The blood of the martyrs
Will water the meadows of France!
Do you hear the people sing?
Singing a song of angry men?
It is the music of a people
Who will not be slaves again!
When the beating of your heart
Echoes the beating of the drums
There is a life about to start
When tomorrow comes!


Sorry sorry sorry sorry…

GE2011 - My emotional night before cooling down

Last night, I went to the last Workers' Party rally of the election year.

I rushed off from work and drove more than one hour from my office to the stadium, in a traffic so jammed up that my average speed was 20kmh throughout the whole journey.

When I finally reached the area near the stadium, all the carparks were full. I had to park my car 1.8km (Google map said one) away and walked my way to the stadium under the hot evening heat.

But I did not walk alone. There were loads and loads of people heading the same way as me, some in groups, some couples, some alone, all excited and pumped up.

When I reached the traffic junction at the stadium, looking at the huge crowd spilling out of the stadium, seated outside the stadium, standing along the pavement outside the stadium, waiting to cross the roads towards the stadium, it then occurred to me how humongous the crowd was. Definitely more Singaporeans there than the NDP.

Luckily I was still able to get into the stadium and find a little spot at the end of the field (yes, by then only left the limited space at the back of the field in the stadium liaoz). And there I stood, where for two hours I listened calmly together with everybody, cheered frantically with everybody and perspired together with everybody.

That night, as with the other rallies, Workers' Party took the words in our mind and our hope in our heart, and amplified them through the loudspeakers in the stadium.

Finally, the rally was wrapped up with Workers' Party leading us through the Singapore pledge. Together with all our hearts, as Singaporeans, without rehearsal, we pledged ourselves as one united people again.

When I left the stadium at the end of the night, I knew that if I have not gone to the rally, I would have to regret and repent for five years.

Now, the only problem is... Workers' Party did not come to my house. I have to vote between a cannot-make-it opposition party and PAP.

GE2011 - You Have A Choice

Your vote is secret. Your vote is essential to the future of the country. Vote with your heart and mind. Not with fear. It's time for a change.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

GE2011 - Please hear what we want for our public transport

"I think the underlying motivation for suggesting that public transport should be nationalised is that it can be cheap. But nationalising in many other countries has led to a lot of inefficiency. And ultimately you get cheap transport but it doesn't quite work out." - Mrs Lim Hwee Hua, Second Minister for Finance and Transport.

Talk is always cheap. Especially when she is not the one who's taking the public transport. Distributing flyers at the station and taking the train during off peak hours with an army of escort does not count. But these will count...

We're not asking for a perfect world class public transport system. What we want is just a comfortable ride home from a day of tiring work. What we wish for is your understanding of how we feel and for us to understand how are you going to make it different for us.

We need a public transport system that has more heart, not more profit.

GE2011 - Must see their track record before voting lah!

PAP is always right lah. When we finally have a chance to vote now, we cannot be so lidat and go and anyhow vote lah. So my fellow Singaporeans, before you wake up and go voting on 7 May this Saturday, must think hard hard about all the candidates. Don't anyhow go and believe empty promises. Must go find out more about these people's track record mah! Open your eyes big big and see what they have done to you for the past 5 years!

"It will be sad if people vented their frustrations on other new Singaporeans who are here to find a better life. As a politician, I can stand the heat. When you ask Singaporean residents for feedback, they will complain that they have to wait more than 15 minutes for the bus. But when you ask new immigrants, they are happy that the bus comes in under 30 minutes." - Charles Chong

"The figures may be right, but the conclusion could be wrong."
- Seah Kian Peng questioning The Prices and Earnings 2009 survey by the Swiss bank which stated that the Singaporean worker’s wages has decreased over the past 3 years, while the cost of living has shot up.

"We may be the highest paid, but at the same time it is also important for them to understand we're probably the most effective, the best civil service in the world. And this came about because AUPE and PSD (Public Service Division), we work hand in hand, so on the one hand, we negotiate for fair terms, for good terms, for responsive rewards for civil servants."- Lim Swee Say

“How much do you want? Do you want three meals in a hawker centre, food court or restaurant?” - Vivian Balakrishnan on why the monthly PA allowance should not be increased to pay for the minimum three basic meals a day for its recipients.

"I think this is not a trifling amount. But it is an amount that will give us value for money in terms of positioning ourselves, in terms of marketing ourselves, in terms of making sure we are on everyone’s radar screen the next time they make an investment decision." - Vivian Balakrishnan again, this time on why it makes sense to overspend on YOG.

“They (residents) should thank the Town Council for working hard to come up with a diversified portfolio to generate income so that residents do not have to fork out more money.” - Teo Ho Pin about why it makes sense to invest constituency’s funds in high risk funds.

"There would be a group who currently, the ones who are travelling single trips and shorter trips who are not benefiting, but we hope that if they review it say on a weekly travel pattern basis instead of looking at it on a per-trip basis ... look at it as a weekly travel pattern and sometimes also in terms of what is to come later on, more choices ... in due course, I am sure they will benefit as well." - Lim Hwee Hua on the mysterious group that genuinely benefit from the distance-based fare system.

“There are not that many people in Singapore who really want to be extremely good at what they are doing. We are always in danger in Singapore of mistaking excellence for competence. Most people in Singapore are happy to be competent, above average than exceptional. I half suspect that once we get to 75 per cent of that level — which is quite good — you think that’s good enough, you’re already better than the rest in Singapore.” - Tharman Shanmugaratnam

"What happened was very unusual. The intensity was tremendous." - Yaacob Ibrahim on the freak flood. Oh by the way, we were flooded again just yesterday.

"And with so many civil servants around, it is inevitable that there will be some people who are less flexible. Also, as society's standards get higher and education levels improve, the people will demand more of government departments." - Teo Ser Luck replying on the feedback that there are bureaucratic people in his two ministries.

"It is a squandered opportunity for a higher degree of self-regulation. It would have been an example of the genesis of the first step towards a more responsible, a greater self-regulatory regime. But many of those responses were not rebutted nor answered. And I think it is not healthy for some of those to remain on the net unchallenged, unquestioned, and unanswered." - Lui Tuck Yew on the internet and its netizens.

The above quotes are sourced from WikiMe, My Job and What I have said as your MP

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Yes your vote is secret

Your vote is secret and your vote is important.

A lot of people have worked their asses off to ensure you have a voting ticket in this election.

Don't waste this chance in case you kena a walkover GRC next election.

Nobody gives a damn whether you're a soldier, a policeman or work in a statboard because nobody can see your vote.

Vote for the party that echoes what you have in your heart and mind, not the one you have to vote for.

Voting should be free from fear.

Sorry PM, too late to say sorry lah!

Yesterday was another moment in Disney magic on earth. After the pretty girl married the handsome prince, and the big villain was killed, the arrogant rich man stood out to apologise. Oh yes, that is the first from PAP. Our dear PM said "If we didn't get it right, I'm sorry. But we will try better the next time.".

I can imagine the crowd at Singapore Pools to buy in 4D number 0503 or 0305. It's not everyday that you get PAP to say "sorry" you know?

PM Lee: If we didn’t get it right, I’m sorry
Yahoo! News

PM Lee acknowledged some of the government's initiatives have resulted in "side effects", such as problem gambling among Singaporeans due to the opening of the Integrated Resorts.

He also cited the congestion in public transport because of the increased intake in foreigners.

"We made a mistake when we let Mas Selamat run away. We made a mistake when Orchard Road go flooded," he said.

But PM Sir, why are you only realising the mistakes that your people have made like... now? Like a couple of days before the Polling Day? Why such a perfectly-timed sorry?

And why did the sorry come only after the mistakes have been brought up again and again by the Opposition parties?

Perhaps it is really time to place a few of these young candidates from the opposition parties into the parliament so that they can be there to catch such mistakes made by those old and experienced ministers in the future 5 years, so that "sorry" does not come only once in every 5 years? So that we only hear "sorry" for mistakes that were made donkey years ago?

"Much has been said about foreigners for the past few days, but I fear our anger might have been mis-directed. It is not their fault that our wages has stagnanted. It is not their fault that our property prices has sky-rocketed. And it is not their fault that we are all forced to pack ourselves like sardines in the MRT train. No, my friend. The real target of our anger is the PAP government!" -- Nicole Seah, NSP

"The government has also made a number of mistakes throughout the years, the Mas Selamat escape, the over-budgeted Youth Olympics Games, and the losses incurred not just by Temasek and GIC but also by the various town councils when they used their funds to buy minibonds." -- Glenda Han, WP

Oops, SORRY! The last one was put up by mistake.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

My PAP MP-wannabe has been kidnapped by aliens!

Dear fellow Singaporeans who stay at West Coast GRC, if any of you have seen my PAP MP-wannabe for West Coast GRC who has been arrowed to go Dover, please do let me know. In fact, my friend at Jurong West, also under the West Coast GRC, did not see his PAP MP-wannabe as well.

It is now time for candidates to visit their residents and in fact most have done their homework by the last long weekend (if not what do you think that long weekend was for and why the polling weekend is after a long weekend?). But for some weird reasons, we have yet to have this once-in-5-years visit from our PAP MP-wannabes.

I amd dead worried that some bad things might have happened to them, like falling off the edge of Marina Bay, or kena adopted by alien (no, aliens like Paul, not the Chinese mei mei at the massage saloon).

So please, if you do see any of them, please tell them to come visit me, in case I forget to vote for them.

The GE2011 video that has to be taken down - by Mr Teo Ser Luck

While Tin Pei Ling's rally speech was like Primary School Story Telling Contest, titled "This morning, I walked 30 blocks", at least there was content in her speech. That's why it was not taken down.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

My mom's vote and my vote

During lunch in a kopi tiam, I was telling Mom not to cook my dinner as I might be going to Party X's rally...

Mom: But Party X is not even contesting in our constituency!
Me: Yah I know, but the opposition party here cannot make it leh! Some more I only support Party X...
Mom: You really too free...
Me: No lah, we cannot just look at our own constituency mah, our votes affect the whole country one leh! So to support Party X, I'm going to buy their little flags and hang in the car!
Mom: Choy! How can you hang such things in the car!
Me: Why not? Not as if mada will catch...
Mom: Why go and challenge the gahmen? Not worth the risk right! Aiyah, anyway don't say already lah! Here so many people, these kinda things wait till go home then say!

And that is a perfect illustration of the older and younger generation of voters here in Singapore.

I'm pretty sure my Mom is going to vote for that party. Not because she really supports and agrees with them, because I've heard her complaining about their policies in the comfort of our home. But she'll still vote for them just to be safe.

And me? I don't like to live in fear.

GE2011 Drama Trailer - Aljunied will pay the price

When most people are enjoying the freedom of making their own choices, some people living in one area have to endure warnings and threats.