4/23/2014

Sampan sinking? NO?

The answer is no, or not yet. Our Sampan is still looking good and still good to load in more and more passengers. It is like Noah loading the animals for a journey instructed by God. Fill them up! The captain is very confident that this Sampan would not sink even if it is loaded with 6.9m, and more when the need comes. Maybe by then another hull will be added to turn it into a catamaran, safe, stable and sound.
 

The South Koreans did not have an unsinkable catamaran. And they did not have a good captain too. And the tragedy is still unfolding with a target of at least 300 innocent school children on the death list. Obviously the captain was confident that his ferry would not sink. It was is good condition and plying daily through the Korean sea to Jeju from the mainland. It was a routine trip. All system go. Even if a trainee or assistant was at the helm, nothing drastic could go wrong. And the passengers of teachers and students have great faith in the captain, his crew and the ferry to provide a safe journey to their paradise island.
 

There was a bang. The ferry either hit something or something exploded. Nevermind, the captain was in charge. He told everyone to remain calm and stay where they were. Do not panic, do not rush as it would be dangerous doing so. The captain could not see anything serious like the sinking of the ferry on his radar. He probably thought it was a minor problem. There was time.
 

There was plenty of time to evacuate the passengers. The ferry was sinking slowly. Yes, the captain had all the time in the world to mount an evacuation, to get the passengers to put on their life vests like the drill before the journey. The captain had all the time to lower the lifeboats. There were 46 of them.
 

No one could see the danger ahead. The teachers and students remained calm and stayed where they were told. Some were in the lower levels and in their cabins. And the ferry continued to sink. No one panic. No one could think of the worst, not even the captain. And the ferry continued to sink, and even with half the ferry on its side, it was all calm. The passengers remained in their cabins, having full faith in the good judgement of the captain. And the ferry continued to sink. And the captain still did not call for a full evacuation. And the ferry continued to sink, with nearly all its obedient sheeples inside their cabins, all waiting for instruction from the captain to evacuate. 

They did not know, I think, that the ferry was sinking. The captain did not tell them so. Some were still in the dining hall having their breakfast. And the ferry sank.
 

Where was the danger? Where was the early warning or signs of a big mishap on the way? No? Everything is under control, trust the captain and his crew. The ship was not going to sink and bring its passengers under.
 

The rest is a very sad story. The moral of the story? How much shall you trust your captain? How much can you trust that the Sampan will not sink? How much must you trust yourself, your own judgement, that when things are bad, it is bad. Get out when you can to save yourself. Let the captain sink with the ferry. But the captain was too smart for that. He left the sinking ferry in time to save his own skin.

PS. The final reply by the crew of Sewol when told by the maritime traffic control. 'Make passengers wear life jackets and get ready in case you need to abandon ship' is 
'It's difficult for the passengers to move now.' Think 2030!

35 comments:

Anonymous said...

Very apt analogy. Our system based on trust; on the captain of 2.0 sampan.But then the sampan doesnt have the live boats that the ferry has( albeit only 1 out the 40 or so could be launched). Who is the 3rd orpicer of the sampan?

Anonymous said...

A lot of Singaporeans have already left the sinking sampan over the last 50 years.
The current captain and his crew have millions of life vests in case something goes wrong.
That's why they are so confident our sampan can still handle another 6.9 million passengers.

In 3rd world countries;
In their attempt to make more money;
Many irresponsible ferry captains overload their sampan or ferry with too many passengers.

See google image below:

https://www.google.com.sg/search?q=overloaded+ferry+sinks&client=firefox-a&hs=Keo&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&channel=sb&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=nCVXU9TSA4iGiQeb64DABA&ved=0CD4QsAQ&biw=1366&bih=622&dpr=1

Anonymous said...

Sinkapore is overloaded with too many passengers and trash. She is slowly sinking. It is a scary reality. Vote out those incompetent captain and crew in GE2016.

Anonymous said...

Unlike the titanic.
The sewol ferry did not claim to be unsinkable. At least not on any glossy brochure.
The biggest fault lies in the Captain who made the sheeple victims believe everything is in his good hands..under control..great stewardship...trust him..etc.
Being an obedient lot that follows an authoritarian structure, they follow instructions blindly and paid for their lives.

In SG, we are an island in a glossy brochure ready for 5.0 release, but the captain kept insisting it is a 2.0 sampan. Yet he kept sailing at great speed like the sewol ferry. And it tells its sheeple that the fragile shaky 2.0 sampan that can be toppled anytime into humpty dumpty IS and CAN only be manned by a highly-skilled captain, or it will sink. The life jacket theory is machiam like the N95 mask, they say they have 9m (for 5m population) yet fail to distribute in time. You be the own judge.

Moral and Myth of the stories :

Over-rated Captain , Faulty foresight, Obedient Victims that trust blindly.

Anonymous said...

In the Sewol case, only the children could see the boat sinking and were calling 911 for help. The adults were so conditioned that when the captain said it is ok, it must be ok. And they even told the children to follow the captain's instruction. Stay where they were.

Anonymous said...

Who mentored the Korean ferry captain?

Anonymous said...

Can't be yew.

Matilah_Singapura said...

Like I've said before. God likes to occasionally kill children. This easter, he killed a bunch of kimchi-eating Korean kids to prove that he is all-powerful. If god can kill his own son, surely a 100 or so kids is not an issue for the creator of the universe.

Plus S Korea has many jewish-zombie worshiping christians, and their many version of "the messiah" of whom the most famous is Rev Sun Myung Moon, cult leader of The Moonies and OWNER of The Washington Times.

Singapore's sampan is fine. Although we have our fair share of mega churches here, for the most part they are no problem. Anyway, I am a self-proclaimed defender against the zombie-jew jeezus, who occasionally kills babies in Singapore, but not to the extent he does in places like Africa and lately S Korea.

This jewish zombie claims to "save" some people, but kills babies. No one knows why, which is another reason I think religion is completely fucked.

Anonymous said...

RB:


You wrote
/// Our Sampan is still looking good... ///

I would write
" Our sampan is still good looking... "

What do you think ?

Anonymous said...

Yew is still looking good?

Anonymous said...

Yew 2.0 is also still looking good.

Anonymous said...

Sewol is premonition for Sin.
And Sin is Sewol in the near future.
Sin is captain in the same mode as the Sewol.
You are warn hereby of your ultimate fate, however you can decide to have the captain replaced before disaster strikes.

b said...

"God likes to occasionally kill children."

- you are so naive. do not anyhow accuse God. it is human greed that killed them. it is human greed that killed each other since day one. this sampan is just overly crowded to still allow so many onboard. vessels like canada, europe, usa, anz extremely uncrowded but step up their border restrictions. if sg is like oz, ca, us so uncrowded, less sinkies will mind people coming over for a better life. unfortunately, sg is so small. it is much more difficult to migrate to oz, ca, us than sg despite the space they have. the world is ridiculous.

Anonymous said...

sinkies must replace the captain before it is toooo late.

oldhorse42 said...

I am really surprised that disaster like the ferry incidence could struck S Korea. It is such an advanced and organised country with responsible leaders.
Who could imagine the captain and the crew could act in such irresponsible manner. I always thought the captain should go down with the ship like 'The Last Marinar'
Would the captain and crew of our little sampan save their own skin in time of crisis?

Anonymous said...

Singapore is not overcrowded, and it can accommodate 8 million at least. LKY and the PAP are dong a good job managing the country. The only problem in Singapore is the Singaporeans who bitch and moan all the time. Just as our beloved Mentor has said, the Singaporeans have grown soft and need a spur into their hide to get them moving. Without the importation of FTs especially from India and China Singapore would be doomed to degrade to a 3rd world country. Singaporeans instead of bitching about the FTs should go to Changi Airport and welcome the FTs with open arms. Singapore should hold regular welcoming parties for FTs who have come as saviours.

Anonymous said...

If 30,000 Pinays and their boyfriends turn out on 8 June in Orchard Road, that would be a great party to start with.

Anonymous said...

I suggest Singaporeans should join the Filipinos in the Independence celebration.
Maybe it will turn into a 100,000 strong turnout !!!
It's an independence day celebration.
Singaporeans must learn to support independence day movements!

Chua Chin Leng aka redbean said...

Not to worry, Agongkia and Matilah would represent all the old sinkies.

Anonymous said...

I totally agree with Anon 4.15. Singaporeans are too soft and whenever they feel threatened they just bitch and complain. Best get the spurs into their hide and maybe they will start to realise the world does not owe them a living. What a pathetic lot of sheeples. Vote the PAP into government and the PAP doing such a good job, but the sheeples are still not satisfied. If you think you cannot compete with the FTs then you better stay quiet or get out. As they say, if you cannot stand the heat, stay out of the kitchen.

Virgo 49 said...

Hi old horse, humans highly educated and excel in their professions may not necessarily be smart I.e. streetwise.

Those who are thrown to survive in harsh conditions sometimes have more guts and common sense with a distinct sixth sense
inbuilt in them.

Anonymous said...

Anon 4.15 and 6.44

Well said. Singaporean ae soft and quite useless. RB, you should write with some sense and truth. Do not try to stir up the Singaporean feeling. Please do not muddy the water. FTs are lean and mean and come to Singapore to better themselves and their family. Please show a little compassion. I realise compassion is lacking in Singapore on the whole but a person with your education should should a little kindness.

b said...

April 23, 2014 7:19 pm>>

Not only sinkies. many other nations also except the white race. otherwise they can just fight their gov instead of running to other people countries using fake qualifications and cvs.

Anonymous said...

Is Yew 2.0 capable of being a captain of Sampan 2.0?

Do you trust Yew 2.0 to captain your origami paper Sampan?

Anonymous said...

April 23, 2014 8:30 pm>>

when is democracy about capability or trust. it is all about deception.

Anonymous said...

When a captain has dual citizenship and maybe his chief lieutenants also have dual citizenships. If the boat is leaking, you think they wll stay?.

Anonymous said...

RB, eventually the India Indian, prc and pinoy new citizens will be the king maker. They don't need to be majority just 20% of the votes will decide who will run the government. It's not up to the party that said sinkies is the core but the king maker. The party the does not listen to the king maker will be out of power

Chua Chin Leng aka redbean said...

Anon 7:19, sinkies are the kindness, most compassionate and generous people on earth. That is why you have 50% of the people here are foreigners and all getting very good jobs at the expense of the Sinkies.

The Sinkies are starting to get angry when they found out that the foreigners invited here started to cheat on them and exploiting them.

The foreigners got themselves to blame for this rise in xenophobia against them. They have also been guilty of insulting Sinkies and bashing Sinkies.

In some countries you don't want to know what they did to unwanted foreigners.

老鼠哲学 brings more harm than good! said...

Part 1:

@ 6.44pm // If you think you cannot compete with the FTs then you better stay quiet or get out. //


This bullshit and myth about foreign talents as well as trash faster and far better than sinkies are just pure fabrication.


@7.19pm // FTs are lean and mean and come to Singapore to better themselves and their family. //

Again the propaganda that the foreign trash are much leaner and meaner are made belief and just a mirage. It is not at all sustainable.

All these foreigners are running a super ultra endless marathon at sprinting speed. It is not sustainable. So every foreign trash run a few years, burned out and another ft takes over to continue, again at sprinting pace, burned out yet another takes over and in a single marathon, they use multiple runners for a single participating number. In an actual marathon any where in the world, how can a runner be supplanted by fresh pairs of legs after every few kilometres of the race?
YEW TELL ME LAR? WHICH COUNTRY OR PART OF THE WORLD HAS SUCH A RACE?

Each sinkie has to run his own race and complete the entire marathon on his own, not with multiple "rule breaching" replacement along the way. How can anyone sprint in a mararhon and expected to finish the race ahead of others? It's not sustainable.

Some more for many sinkies, they run half way have to go serve ns, set up families and raise one in this most expensive cut throat city worldwide and bring up the kids in this utra competitive education system.

Ask YEWRSELF, HOW MANY FOREIGNERS HAVE TO DO THAT?

CAN GIVE ANY FIGURE?

If foreigners have the same OBLIGATONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES AS SUNKIES, CAN THEY SUSTAIN SPRINTING AT THAT PACE FOR AN AVERAGE WORKING LIFE SPAN OF 50 YEARS WHICH IS WHAT MOST WORKING ADULT SINKIES ARE EXPERIENCING?

YEW TELL ME LAR?

老鼠哲学 brings more harm than good! said...

Part 2:

This is arguably the largest MYTH AND PROPANGA SPEW over the years.

CAN ANYONE GIVE ANY FIGURE HOW MANY FTs have the same obligations and responsibilities as sinkies and maintain, sustain similar working, running pace?

Can or how many fts able to run the entire race of 50 years like sinkies?

Add in another 25 years of growing up and staying in the cut throat education system!

How many ft is around end of the race?

YEW ARE LUCKY IF THERE IS 5% FT LEFT AT THE END OF A LIFE TIME.

YEW GO COUNT!

HOW MANY HAVE ALREADY LEFT LESS THAN MID WAY THROUGH?

YEW WANT ANECDOTAL EVIDENCE?

WHERE IS LI JIA WEI NOW AFTER REAPING FAME, ALL EXPENSES PAID TRAININGS BY SINKIES TAX PAYERS, OPPORTUNITIES, COMPETITIONS, MILLIONS OF EARNINGS, REWARDS ETC ETC?

IT IS NOT ONLY HER ALONE!

MANY OTHERS HAVE DONE THE SAME AND LEFT SINKIELAND.

老鼠哲学 brings more harm than good! said...

Part 3:

MANY NEW ARRIVALS LIKELY INTEND TO DO THE SAME. BOTHER TO FIND OUT WHAT ARE ALL THE FOREIGN SCHOLARSHIPS HOLDERS STUDYING IN SINKIELAND AT FULLY PAID FEES, LIVING EXPENSES, LODGING, YEARLY RETURN AIR-TICKETS, EXPENSES PAID OVERSEAS STUDY TRIPS THINKING AT THE BACK OF THEIR MIND OR BEHIND OUR SUPREME PLANNERS BACK? THEY INTEND TO SERVE THEIR OBLIVATIONS, LIVE THROUGHOUT THEIR REMANING LIFETIME IN SINKIELAND, BECOME THE NEW "SLAVES" TO THE SYSTEM AND DIE IN SINKIELAND EVENTUALLY? HOW MANY WILL BE LEFT AT THE END OF IT ALL? 5%? 10%? YEW TELL ME LAR?

BUT WHO PAID FOR ALL THE EXPENSES INCURRED BY ALL THESE TEMPORARY FAIR WEATHER NEW ECONOMIC IMMIGRANTS?

THE POOR AND HAPLESS SINKIES. AND THROUGH THE THROAT, MOUTH AND NOSTRIL. ALSO THROW IN THE BACKSIDE AND WHAT HAVE YEW BEING SCREWED HARD. WHAT TRUTH IS THAT? HARD TRUTH OR PLAIN MISERABLE LIES OF MODERN SLAVERY LONG ABOLISHED AND BANNED IN EVEN CHINA MORE THAN 2,000 YEARS AGO.

GO AHEAD AND READ THE ANCIENT CHINESE HISTORY!

SLAVERY WAS BANNED IN CHINA AROUND 400 BC DURING THE WARRING STATES PERIOD IN THE STATE OF QIN BY THEN RULER QIN XIAO GONG.

NOW, SINKIES ARE A LIFE TIME" SLAVES" TO THEIR PIGEON HOLES, CARS, WHAT HAVE YEW AND SOON EVEN HEALTH CARE WITH A BONA FIDE NAME -- MEDISHIELD LIFE.

ANCIENT SLAVERY MAY HAVE REINCARNATED AND TAKEN ON ANOTHER FORM IN SINKIELAND!

LONG LIVE SINGAPORE!

MAJULAH SINGAPURA!

How?

The state of even ancient Qin became strong and powerful and eventually united China via abolishing and banning legalised slavery.

Is sinkieland going backward and worst than a 2,300 years ago civilisation by adopting another form of slavery?

YEW TELL ME LAR?

Anonymous said...

The moral of the story is, when accidents have not happened yet, do not say that it cannot happen.

As an example, we have initial assurances that floods can only happen once in 50 years, but now it is happenning almost regularly after most rainstorm. So regularly that no one deemed it worthwhile to complain, and no one needs to explain why the 'no more 50 years flood' doesn't hold water. Instead, they resort to their template explanation by telling Sinkies not to expect no floods. Problem solved!

Another example is the train breakdowns. When the breakdown started, the explanation was that it was a rare wear and tear event. When breakdowns started occuring almost every other day, they change their tune and resort to their template answer by telling Sinkies not to expect no breakdowns. Problem solved!

So, when the sampan sinks, they will probably tell Sinkies - it happened, what to do?

Chua Chin Leng aka redbean said...

The Korean govt has issued an instruction to the schools to cancel all such long trips.

Our MOE has been silent on this. Maybe no need to. It would not happen to us.

Matilah_Singapura said...

@RB:

>> It would not happen to us

Yew must be joking. When god decides to kill children, nothing can stop him.

A the moment god is busy snuffing out lives in Sudan and he hasn't yet finished "his plan" in Syria.

South Korea was like a "nap shot" -- in one fell swoop god took over 100 innocent souls, and sent tens of thousands of people back to the temples and churches to get on their knees to beg for "mercy". Getting on the knees is like preparing to give someone a blowjob. Apparently god loves his dick sucked. I urge the reader to be aware of that next time they "pray" (aka "talking to yourself and pretending that someone is listening")

So if yew are hoping that a few Singapore kids get "sacrificed" so that yewr 4-D numbers come up, I'm afraid yew'll just have to wait :-)

Religion? Bullshit par excellence.

Anonymous said...

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