CCA, the one thing Singaporeans bestest over third world students

7 Reasons Why It's Worth Investing In Your Child's CCA
By Priyanka Elhence, 27 July 2020 10195

What is a CCA?

Co-curricular activities (CCA), also known as extra-curricular activities, are an important part of a child’s holistic development and growth. Research and scientific studies have repeatedly shown that if children are to develop into well-rounded individuals, then CCA has to be regarded as being just as important as academics. Through CCA, students can discover their interests and talents, develop their character, learn how to appreciate values, and pick up important soft skills such as leadership to prepare them for future challenges in life.

Benefits of CCAs on your child

1. Better time management and other essential life skills  Other essential life skills that CCAs help children develop include:

- Leadership
- Communication & public speaking
- Event planning
- Teamwork and relationship building
- Goal setting
- Prioritisation
- Problem solving
- Analytical thinking

2. Improves self-esteem
3. Teaches the importance of commitment
4. Broadens their experiences & views
5. Provides opportunities for social networking  

6. Develops children into being more well-rounded individuals  

7. Gives kids a fun way to beat stress

Investing in CCAs is important as it can help children connect to different communities, form different groups of friends, and build relationships that go way beyond the classroom, giving them a good social circle, while keeping them mentally and emotionally healthy. 


The above is from a INCOME insurance promotion. This CCA thing is probably the only thing that Singaporean students could be better than third world students. This is a privilege that only rich countries and rich parents could afford to pay to give their children better education in being developed in all aspects of their growing up and development. With this kind of extra education, there is no way our students would be worse off than third world students, at least on paper, theoretically speaking.  The more you put in, if good stuff, the better will be the student.

The only shortcoming in this push and force feeding to our young is that every child has only 24 hours a day. Take away sleep and rest time, take away time for food and travelling, all will have only X hours left. If our students are going to be fed with their school works, home works, tuition and all the CCAs, something must give. Not many children are super fit or super gifted to be able to do so much within a fixed time available.

The third world students would probably be spared with such CCAs.  Their parents could not afford to pay for them. So their X time would only be for school works. They are likely not going to have tuition.  Most of them could not afford tuition too.

This may be the reason why our super trained students, jammed with school works and tuition and CCA could not compete with third world students that only have to care about their school works. They do not need to have all the CCAs to be the all rounded and well educated student that ended up with many becoming half past six as they just could not cope with so many things within a fixed X hours.

So you can see why all the third world students are stealing our lunches, better qualified for jobs that our half past six in everything students, with a bag full of papers and certificates but good for nothing and ended up doing part time jobs or food delivery boys and girls.

Do I make sense? Too much of the good stuff but unable to digest would end up as diarrhoea, just go in and out of the system, nothing much retained.


The aspiration of young Singaporeans? What is the message?

SINGAPORE: I recall feeling something was amiss when I drove for Uber. This was back in 2016.

Initially, I couldn’t pin down what that was. A few days in, I realised that something was work stress.

Since no work could be carried forward as a private hire driver, I didn’t think about work after switching off my driving app.

There was no company’s P&L to worry about over the weekend, no dreaded performance conversations to have next week and most importantly, no pointless meetings that achieved little.

Having been extremely stressed out over a past business venture, that lack of work stress was most welcoming. With no hamster wheel to keep running on, I could actually stop and smell the roses.    

That was my first taste of independence and freedom as a gig economy worker, something that I reminiscence about quite fondly.

The above is written by a reporter, Adrian Tan in CNA.

Is this is what our reporters are good at writing? This is what the readers are being told as something good or desirable for Singaporeans. No stress, can smell the roses. Tough work is not good. Let the foreign talents take care of them, and Singaporeans can relac, become grab drivers or delivery men and enjoy life.

No need to buy HDB flats, no mortgages to pay, so senang, no debt.

What is the message?


Leslie Fong - Western media's war on China and their lies, misinformation and disinformation


Above is a link to Leslie Fong's article in the Straits Times on 25 Apr about the untruths and lies published by the western media. Below are a few intro paragraphs of his article. I recommend every thinking person to read his article to get a feel of the intense grievance felt by Leslie Fong and any well meaning and objective journalists and how the West lied and lied to deceive their readers of the truth about China.

'Anyone without scales over his eyes and who has not succumbed to cerebral shampooing by the West will have realised by now that large parts of its media are biased, if not outright antagonistic, in their reporting of China.

From the riots in Hong Kong last year, whitewashed as peaceful pro-democracy protests, to the lockdown of Wuhan and other Chinese cities, derided as draconian and an abuse of human rights, the sting was always there, and often not even hidden in between the lines.

All this will be denied, of course, and not just by those media owners and employees but also the readers and viewers who swear by them. It is futile to debate them, such is their ideological bias that they leave themselves no room for doubt, much less introspection. They are entitled to their reading of China, of course, as are their critics to theirs....


It would be foolish for people in this part of the world not to see all this for what it really is - a war, not yet a shooting one but a war by other means nonetheless. Only the wilfully blind will fail to see that it is being waged by the United States and some of its allies to stymie a rising China just so they can hold on to their global hegemony....'

Leslie Fong is a former editor of The Straits Times. The views here are his own.

PS. There are many good Singaporean writers that should be given a bigger stage to write about bigger and serious issues concerning Singapore and big power relationship. Leslie Fong, Han Fook Kwang are two of them. Even the two Chua sisters could write serious articles if given the mandate to write what they really think. There is no need to keep on relying on foreigners to write craps with loaded agenda for Singapore, from the tinted western lens, and to feed Singaporeans with biased pro western narratives and agenda. This is unfair and bad for educating Singaporeans about the truth and Singapore's interests.

It is very wasteful to corner Singaporeans to write only about dogs and cats and hawkers and food recipes. How can Singaporean writers and thinkers grow in their stature if they are not allowed to write freely without having to watch over their shoulders, and self regulate what they are writing. 

The fate of good Singaporean writers is the same as the fate of top Singaporean bankers. If they keep bringing in foreigners and don't give chances and opportunities to Singaporeans, the quality of Singaporeans in journalism and banking would be wanting and eventually disappear.

The first generation of leaders believe that Singaporeans can do and would take the risk, accepting some mistakes initially to grow the talent pool. They did not go the disastrous way of relying on foreigners which in many cases were frauds and cheats and nothing more. If Singapore leaders do not believe in the ability of Singaporeans, this island built by the first generation leaders would eventually be taken over by the foreigners, the new Singaporeans that did not contribute to its early days of building this nation state. It would be a betrayal of the ideals of the first generation leaders and the pioneering Singaporeans.

Maybe it is already too late as the tilt towards giving this island to the foreigners by the unthinking has gone too far.


Five Eyes white supremacist alliance is bent on suppressing the Chinese


Five Eyes white supremacist alliance is bent on suppressing the Chinese

Canada, the UK and Australia, three members of the Five Eyes alliance, have recently taken action to put pressure on China. They have formed a US-centered, racist community, willfully and arrogantly provoking China and trying to consolidate their hegemony as all white supremacists do. They are becoming a racist axis aimed at stifling the development rights of 1.4 billion Chinese.

Five Eyes alliance members are all English-speaking countries. The formation of four states, except the UK, is the result of British colonization. Those countries share the Anglo-Saxon civilization. The Five Eyes countries have been brought together by the US to become the "center of the West." They have a strong sense of civilization superiority. The bloc, which was initially aimed at intelligence sharing, has now become an organization targeting China. The evil idea of racism has been fermenting consciously or unconsciously in their clashes with China.

With a common skin, a common language and a common historical background, they are increasingly coordinating their attacks against China and have rapidly transformed from the intelligence-sharing mechanism into a political clique.

The total population of the Five Eyes countries is only a third of China's. After all, they are only a tiny fraction of the inhabitants on this planet. But the Five Eyes countries are spread across continents. Media organizations in the US and the UK are particularly developed and capable of dominating global public opinion in English, which increases their insolence to represent the international community and world public opinion.

Trump's team has gone, but their core diplomatic legacy of suppressing China has been largely preserved. The mechanism of the Five Eyes alliance to jointly suppress China has not only solidified, but also accelerated its operations.

Global diplomacy in the 21st century must not be hijacked by a fake international community with an axis of white supremacy, their selfishness masquerading as the common morality of the world. They cannot set the agenda of mankind. What they want is sham multilateralism, and what they actually pursue is white supremacy in their own interest circle. By resisting them, China is not only defending its own interests, but also defending the diversity of the modern world, which is based on the free choices of people and paths taken by different countries. 


Why the need for MOM to approve Employment pass application?


‘Employers have the primary responsibility to ensure the authenticity and quality of the academic qualifications….that they wish to hire’- MOM. I disagree with the above MOM statement. Let me explain.

The reality in the workplaces is that too many employers just do not have the required resources, means and connections to effectively vet the authenticity and quality of the academic qualifications of their foreign hires and that is why MOM being the regulator has to step in and its approval sought. Isn’t MOM aware that their approval comes with responsibility?

It is most despicable of MOM to push that responsibility to the employers when things screwed-up but when things are fine, they sure know how to collect the employment levies months after months and years after years without fail.

I will be blunt. If that is the standards and attitudes of Singapore MOM, then MOM ministers’ jobs and responsibilities aren’t too difficult, heavy and impressive really.

MOM, I clap for you!

Just imagine if only a fraction or say, 1% of the hundreds and hundreds of thousands of work pass holders who have landed employment in Singapore over the decades possessed fake academic credentials, then thousands and thousands of our citizen job seekers would have been deprived or shortchanged of employment opportunities in our own job market and many of those jobs are decent paying jobs. I could go on…


Simon Lim posted the above in TRE

 Why is there a need for MOM to approve Employment Pass application when the burden of checking for fake degrees is on the employer? Would it then not be better and easier to regard MOM as a rubber stamp, to inform MOM of such an application and to pay the dues for the application and nothing more?

If MOM does not need to verify or check the qualifications and suitability of the applicant, what then is the value add of MOM? 

Who should be responsible to make sure that fake degrees and cheats are not allowed to work in Singapore? As Simon pointed out, who has the resources to make and verify that degrees and certificates are genuine, especially when they come from overseas, from little corners of the earth, from places that no one heard off, from institutions that are not even listed or known? 

What would MOM or employers do when degrees and certificates cannot be verified for whatever reasons? Never mind lah, just accept since cannot find out, dunno how or where to check? Is this what is happening when comes to application for jobs in Singapore?

When dunno, don't ask, no need to know. Never mind?


In this CCP Centennial 2021, old and past heroes of the Chinese Communist Party that saved China and the Chinese people will always be remembered eternally.

      The Chinese Communist Party is not only the saving star of China and the Chinese people but is also the saving star of many ex-colonial countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. In this One Hundred Years Anniversary of the founding of the Chinese Communist Party we must appreciate that it was with the strong support of the People's Republic of China that ex-colonial countries in Africa and Asia were able to throw off the colonial yoke and gained independence. It was with strong Chinese support that Vietnam, Cambolia, Loas and Myanmar were able to escape from the clutches of American imperialism. Most important it is with strong Chinese support that North Korea was able to fight off the American imperialist and  maintain its independence. 

In the last over one hundred years from 1830s to mid 1940s  the Chinese people suffered the most outrageous humiliation of being  attacked, slandered, torn apart and dismembered by the hordes of Western barbaric countries like England, France, Russia, Germany, Holland, the United States, Spain, Portugal, Italy and Japan. They tore China apart like a living bull being attacked brutally by a pride of lions or hyenas. China was dismembered with what the west claimed that China was like a huge ripe watermelon waiting to be cut and divided among  themselves the aggressors and invaders.

Several times during this debacle of Chinese civilization there were great patriots who rose up to resist Western and Japanese aggressions. But they were brought down by the treachery of the West. It was not till the founding of the Chinese Communist Party that the long tortuous route to national survival and salvation of the Chinese Civilization could be realized.

As I had previously in June and July 2020 written a series of five articles describing the heroic fights and sgtruggles of the CCP , I will not describe the same here. But instead it is important in this centennial of the CCP , to honour and highlight the heroes , the leaders both in the civilian and military and the hundreds of thousands or millions of Chinese who out of conviction and patriotism selflessly devoted their lives to fight western and Japanese aggressions to salvage Chinese honour, dignity and self-respect through victory in Chinese nationalism and civilization.

Undoubtedly without the founding of the Chinese Communist Party China could have continuously slide into permanent choas and distability and eventual disintegration into different servile colonies of England, Russia, France, America, Germany, Spain, Italy, Holland and Japan. In short the proud Chinese people would have lost forever their national state and their over 5,000 Year civilization. Thus those Chinese patriots in the Chinese Communist Party were in the forefront of the deadly struggle against Western, Russian and Japanese imperialism. At the founding of the Chinese Communist Party on 23rd July, 1921, China had already lost over three million square miles of territory to Russia, England, France and Japan. With the founding of the CCP and the eventual establishment of the People's Republic of China on 1st October, 1949, the Chinese people have stood up and prevented the further tearing up of China. China's lost territories due to coercion unequal treaties must eventually be recovered and will be recovered when history turns in China's favour.

The founders of the Chinese Communist Party and the First Generation Leaders.

Chen Tu-hsiu ( Chen Duxiu ) and Li Ta-chao ( Li Dazhao ) were co-founders of the CCP. The First National Congress of the CCP was held secretly  on 23rd July, 1921 in a deserted girls' boarding school in the French Concession of Shanghai. It was attended by 12 delegates representing fifty-seven original members. Chen Tu-hsiu described western democracy as a swindle, " democracy is no more than a tool used by the bourgeoisie to swindle mankind in order to maintain political power. " Li Ta'chao was the librarian at Peita or National University of Peking. His assistant librarian was a young intellectual Mao Tse-tung. Both Li Ta-chao and Mao Tse-tung were right in focusing on the peasants as a pre-requisite for carrying out a successful revolution instead of following the Russian dictate on using the bourgeoisie or city working class which was a complete failure in China's situation. Unfortunately Li Ta-chao was captured and executed by the re-actionary warlord Chang Tso-lin on 28th April, 1927. It was Mao Tse-tung who carried on the peasant struggle by putting his mentor's idea into practice and thus eventually won the revolutionary victory against both foreign aggressors and reactionary Chiang Kai-shek to proclaim the establishment of the People's Republic of China on 1st October, 1949.

Other important CCP leaders who contributed to the success of the founding of the People's Republic of China were Premier Chou En-lai,  Liu Shaoqi,  Deng Xiaoping , Xu Xiangqian and some of the grand marshall generals Chu Teh, Peng Dehuai, Ye Jianying, Lin Biao, He Long, Liu Bo Cheng,  Chen Yi, Nie Rongzhen, Yang Shangkun, Lo Jui-ching and Luo Ronghuan. Premier Chou En-lai was a great statesman par excellence, a strategic thinker and a great administrator without whose expertise China would not have overcome the tremendous problems that China had to face both internally and externally. The marshall generals were all great military strategists whose command and directions of the wars and struggles against the Japanese invaders and subsequently against the Kuomintang and its American supporters were consequential in the defeat of the Japanese and the Kuomintang under the despicable Chiang Kai-shek.

The success of the People's Republic of China is in a great way played by the patriotic and dedicated Chinese scientists and technocrats. These highly intellectual scientists and technocrats were very innovative and very devoted and dedicated in their work to contribute as part of their work and duty to help, preserve and maintain the safety and seecurity of China's nationalism and sovereignty. As there are too many of them to be mentioned here it would  suffice to list just a few of the most outstanding ones. They are as listed below:

Rocket propulsion and ballistic missile scientists: Professor Qian Xue - Sen ( Father of China's rocket and ballistic missiles ), Yang Nan-sheng, Guo Yong-huai, Chieh Chien-chang, Dr. Cheng Shi-ying, Xu Guo-zhi, Yang Jia-hui, Wang Xi-ji, Lu Qiang, Chen Yuan Jiu, Zhao Jiu -zhang, Wei Yi-qing, Luo Pei-lin, Luo Shi-jin and Qian Ji. Professor Qian Xue-Sen and his team of rocket and ballistic scientists have trained tens of thousands of young Chinese scientists to become qualified experts in their own ambitious goal.

Nuclear scientists: Professor Qian San C'hiang ( Father of China's Atom Bomb, Hydrogen Bomb and Nuclear Technology), Deng Jia H'sien, Sun Yuen Chi, Yang Chen Ning, Zhang Ying Yi, Sun Jia Tung, Wang Chien Chang and Wang Bing Zhang. Professor Qian San C'hiang and his colleagues too have trained tens of thousands of young Chinese scientists to become experts in nuclear technology.

Both Professor Qian Xue-sen and Professor Qian San C'hiang collaborated their efforts to propel China's ballistic missile and nuclear technology to the highest level of success to maintain China's security and sovereignty. With large pools of new young and talented scientists trained by them in both the rocket and ballistic missile technology and the nuclear technology China's future in both fields of technology is secure. The rocket and missiles scientists and the nuclear scientists form a very strong and powerful bulwark in the defense of China's security and sovereignty. Hopefully a strong and powerful nuclear armed China will deter the bellicose Anglo-Saxon British and white Americans from creating any more trouble for China and the Chinese people.

It is also important to know and recognize the vast contributions of the ordinary Chinese folks in rural agricultural China and the proletariats of the working class people in the cities in their determined struggle and fights against the western and Japanese aggressors and invaders. They held regular important revolutionary musical and dramatic cultural events that inspire the Chinese patriotic spirit to rise up and topple the evil foreign aggressors and invaders. As usual there are too many of them to be mentioned here. It is suffice to just mention two of the most outstsanding cultural intellectuals whose vital contributions to the success of the Chinese Communist victory and establishment of the People's Republic of China can never be forgotten.

Nie Er (original name Nie Shouzin)  and Tian Han worked closely with each other in devoting their lives to fight western and Japanese aggressors and invaders through the strong influence of their revolutionary songs and music which inspired the people;s monumental spirit to rise up to fight and drive out the western and Japanese invaders and to secure Chinese nationalism and sovereignty. Their songs and music touched the heart of every Chinese person and promoted nationalism and patriotism. They tell the story of people at the front line fighting Japanese invaders in northeast China in the 1930s. 

Nie Er's last song "The March of The Volunteers" in which he wrote the musical scores while Tian Han contributed the lyrics captured  the rising anti-Japanese sentiment and the song "The March of The Volunteers" was selected as China's National Anthem with the establishment of the "People's Republic of China." Further more "The March of The Volunteers  " has universal appeal that transcends Chinese Nationalism.

Every year on Chinese National Day on 1st October, the Chinese government pay tributes and eulogies to the unknown millions of Chinese martyrs who died a heroic death in fighting against western and Japanese imperialism and invasion and in so doing sacrifice their lives for the sake of securing Chinese Nationalism and sovereignty and the final success in establishing "The People's Republic of China" on 1st October, 1949.

The success and victory of the Chinese Communist Party in establishing the "Peole's Republic of China" has restored honour, dignity and self-respect to China and to every proud Chinese in all corners of the world. In this centenary of the Chinese Communist Party which is on 23rd July, let the Chinese throughout the world celebrate and toast to the Party and remember that it is the stoic struggle of the  millions of Chinese patriots in the past that contributed to the success of the revolution that finally restored honour, dignity and self-respect to all Chinese people. 

The west under the leadership of the evil empiire the United States and Japan still harbour evil intentions to destroy China and the Chinese people. It is the duty and responsibility of all Chinese people in the world to resist western and US imperialism and to defeat them completely so that China and the Chinese people and the rest of the non-western countries can live in peace and security.


Wednesday, 24th February,2021




DBS in hot soup in India because of LVB?

The hottest topic today must be the long queue of Indian companies waiting to sue DBS Bank. Every concern Singaporeans, every thinking Singaporean is raining cold sweat if you know the consequences of this turning bad. My email and sms have been flooded with messages on the legal suits taken in India, not in Singapore, against DBS Bank. I would be feeling more secure if they were to sue in Singapore courts. But in Indian courts, tough.

Many are at the point of being hysterical on the fear of huge losses by DBS Bank, and at the way things are looking, it is a bottomless pit. To the concern and thinking Singaporeans it is not just our reserves being affected, their pockets would also be affected. See that? The big hole must be patched somehow, and who is going to pay for it? If you are still blur, then you are a perfect daft Singaporean.

OK, before this drama becomes too melodramatic, before doomsayers got carried away, I would like to give Singaporeans a big confidence booster. No need to worry lah. Why? Everything is under control. Such a big decision cannot be made like between Muthu and Ah Seng in the backlane, ai mai, eh sai beh sai, and deal done. 

Many very clever people must be involved in studying this merger before they said yes. No due diligence, cannot be lah. 

One best sign to know that all is well is that no one in the govt has said anything to the contrary or trying to sound out to the people, to prepare the ground, that DBS or Singapore is in deep shit. This is another way of saying, if no one complains, then there is no problem. In this case if the PM and all his ministers and MAS and DBS did not sound worrying, then all is fine. Opposition MPs also never make noise. You know they sure make a lot of noise if something is foul. If they also keep quiet, then must be ok lah. See no one ask question about this. See how many questions they asked about climate change and you know what is more important.

My logic good right?

Then DBS is not a fly by night company that was born yesterday. DBS has many years of experience in this type of merger, even advising companies about merger. How can DBS not know what it is doing. Gupta is the best banker in Singapore, maybe the whole world. And he came from India, born in India, just a few years ago he was still an Indian citizen. His contacts would have told him if got problem. He could smell them too. He is not paid millions to fumble in such a simple merger of two banks. Any small banker would be able to do it quite easily, especially to protect from unknown and unlimited liabilities. There would be a standard checklist of do's and don'ts.

And DBS have a lot of damn bloody smart and damn bloody shrewd lawyers.  These experts would be there first on the ground to assess the situation and to make sure the ground is safe before saying ok to put in hundreds of millions into the deal. Please don't suggest the damn bloody smart and shrewd lawyers were sleeping or did not know their job. They are experts in such things, many years of experience, not the first time working on such a case.  Ignorant lay people no need to worry too much. Leave it to the experts in DBS and the govt. Singapore is in good hands. Cross my heart.

Still not convinced? I guarantee you DBS and Singapore would not lose a single cent in this merger. Gupta already said LVB would be profitable in a year or two. Trust him. He is the best bank manager Singapore can find and afford to pay. Not to worry.

Yes, I guarantee. If DBS India becomes DBI, I lose and I will buy you kopi. See, putting money where my mouth is. Trust me, not to unduly worry over this and have sleepless night. Everything is fine, will be fine.

Remember, DBS is the best bank in the whole world.  You mean they could be duped so easily by the Indian govt into such a scam? Come off it. Don't let your imagination goes too wild. I bet all the Sues would be thrown out of the Indian courts. DBS would pay for the best Indian lawyers to fight these spurious lawsuits. No need best Indian lawyers from Singapore, no need Davinder. And in India, DBS can pay them in rupees some more. Cheap, cheap.

And we have a trump card still not use yet. If all else fails, send Chok Tong. He is India's man and the Indians would give him face. He looks so handsome in his Indian dress. What you call that he used to wear? When Chok Tong goes to India, all problems become no problem.

Have a good sleep and get on with your life. No need to worry unnecessarily....And we have so many top officials, ministers and MAS and DBS chiefs, all Indians, can talk in same language and understand the Indians and the game they are playing. How can anything go wrong? Por lah.

PS. Please excuse me if I made too many mistakes. I wrote this after downing half a bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon.  Cheap cheap one, offer from Fairprice.

Widespread sanctions are evil and must not be allowed


SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore's foreign minister spoke out on Tuesday about "alarming developments" in Myanmar but said he did not support widespread sanctions on the country in response to a coup there as these could hurt ordinary citizens....

Imposing broad sanctions against Myanmar would hurt its population, where poverty was rife, Balakrishnan said, adding he had conveyed this point in discussions with Western counterparts, including Germany.   Vivian Balakrishnan in Yahoo News

Countries that imposed indiscriminate widespread sanctions on a country are more evil and irresponsible than the country they imposed sanctions on. The people of North Korea, Iran, Cuba, Venezuela and many others in Latin America, Africa and Asia are still living in poverty because of the evil Americans and the wicked West imposing sanctions on them, some for several decades, leading to poverty and immense suffering of the people that are innocent and did not have anything to do with their govts. Further, every country has a right to choose their own system of govt and this is not an excuse to impose widespread sanctions on them. Communism is as good as Democracy if well managed for the good of the people. Democracy is more evil than Communism if practised for the benefits of the few elites.  The bottom line on good and evil is not ideology but evil men in charge.

The evil Americans are responsible for the millions of people living in poverty in countries sanctioned by them by their wicked lies and for political reasons.  When is the UN going to stand up for these suffering people? When is the UN going to stand up against the evil American Empire and stop them from destroying the lives and economies of nation states?

Reckless indiscriminate sanctions like what the Americans have done to Cuba, North Korea, Venezuela. Iran and many other countries are evil to the core. It affects the entire population that had nothing to do with the political leaders or politics. The evil Americans must be stopped from their cruel and wicked acts to impoverish hundreds of millions of people around the world. They are going to include Myanmese as their next target.

To the evil Americans, they have been waiting eagerly for this opportunity to exert their imperial agenda to control Myanmar and to raise tension in the region, meaning wars and more business for their war industry. The main purpose of their dominance is to control and abuse the world, inciting wars and making every country fighting and killing each other, economy destabilised and dysfunctional and at the mercy of the Americans.

While some Asean countries are opening their big mouth to shout at Myanmar, they should also shout at the Americans and the West from imposing nation wide sanctions against the people of Myanmar.  They should raise this at the UN and remove all the wicked sanctions against other countries imposed by the evil Americans. The aggressive behaviour and gangsterism of the Americans cannot be condoned and cannot be allowed to be repeated in Myanmar. 

Look at what they did in Iraq, Syria and Libya! Keep the evil Americans out of other countries' domestic affairs. Tell the Americans to save themselves first from the Covid19 pandemic and the racial division in their own country.

Do not allow the Americans to use this as an excuse to destroy the lives of the Myanmese and turn the Asean region into another hotbed of wars, instability and white terrorism.


DBS In Hot Soup In India?

 DBS In Hot Soup In India?

It certainly looks like DBS, with an original Indian Chief at the helm, has got itself into very hot and spicy Indian curry soup.

UOB Kay Hian has released a report on 19 Feb 2021, suggesting that DBS would be suffering from “more headaches from lawsuits in India”.

DBS plunges itself into the Indian Ocean of deep troubles when it went ahead to acquire the failing Lakshmi Vilas Bank (LVB) in India last November.

It was a like a shot-gun marriage initiated by the Central Bank of India. to force DBS India to merger with LVB in order to rescue LVB from certain collapse.

Immediately after DBS India merged with LVB, Religare Finvest Limited (RFL) of India filed a petition with the Delhi High Court to make DBS India a respondent in its ongoing lawsuit with LVB, on the ground of the merger of the two banks (‘Firm petitions court to make DBS responsible for LVB’s embezzlement of S$130m of its FDs‘).

Prior to DBS’ acquisition of LVB, 2 employees of LVB were already arrested last year for their alleged involvement in the misappropriation of RFL’s fixed deposits from the bank.

A total amount of some Rs 729 crore (S$132 million) belonging to RFL was alleged to have been embezzled by the 2 senior LVB staff.

In fact, RFL reported the matter to the Indian police back in 2018.

It was alleged that the staff colluded with external parties in siphoning off RFL’s fixed deposit money from the bank.

Subsequent investigation is said to have uncovered grave irregularities and severe violation of regulations at LVB.

The claim amount by RFL has swelled to Rs 900 crore (S$164m) due to compounding of interest.

The next hearing of the case is scheduled to be heard next Thursday (25 Feb).

There are also other similar cases still outstanding. How many more such claims against DBS will there be? Your guess is as good as mine.

Maybe CPIB should make an investigation into the background of how this funny deal was negotiated and who were those involved?

What will be the implications to Temasek Holdings?


Covid19 vaccines - Who are the irresponsible countries?

 As of today, two of the major vaccine producing countries are hoarding all the vaccines for themselves and their closed allies. The USA and UK are hoarding hundreds of millions of doses of vaccines for their own people, Americans first, British first. This has created a world shortage for the vaccines for the developing and poorer countries. No money no talk. Got money also have to queue. Even the European countries, hard core allies of the Americans, members of Nato, are being left out in the cold.  Germany, France and the rest of the European countries are still not getting their vaccines. And the irresponsible Americans and British are saying they would offer to them and the rest of the world after they have met the demands of their own people. Only the excess would be shared to the rest of the world. When would this happen? For now, only token amounts were given to a few select countries while USA and UK took the bulk, leading to world shortage and delays in delivery to those that paid cash out front for the vaccines.

On the contrary, the country that they have smeared as being irresponsible, China, has been distributing vaccines to more than 50 countries around the world. From east European states of Serbia, Hungary, to Nato country like Turkey and countries in Latin America, Africa, Asia and South East Asia. China is now shouldering the world's demand for Covid19 vaccines on its own, sharing the vaccines to countries that desperately needed the vaccines but unable to buy or get them from the two so called 'responsible' countries, the USA and UK. Both have been paying lip service that they would help the rest of the world, only after helping themselves, and that would take at least a year or more. How irresponsible are these hypocritical countries?  All about themselves and still got the cheek to smear China as being irresponsible. The Americans and Brits would only share their vaccines when they have a surplus, leftovers!

In the meantime more and more countries are turning to China for help to get their vaccines. They know that the evil Americans and Brits would not sell to them until their own needs are met. And the developing countries would be down at the bottom of the waiting list, money not enough to pay the rogues a ransom for the vaccines. China is offering them the vaccines at very affordable price, some at friendship prices. And China is ramping up its production of vaccines to be able to spread them to the rest of the world that cannot get the vaccines from the two biggest producers, the USA and UK. 

How irresponsible are these Anglo Saxon powers? When the world needs them, when the world is dying, they are only thinking of themselves. Countries of the world must open their eyes and see who are the irresponsible ones that would turn them away in times of trouble, in a pandemic. 

When the world needs leadership to tackle this pandemic, the Americans and Brits are only caring for themselves. The European states are giving up and are turning to China for help. Unfortunately the use of vaccines has been turned into a political issue.  They cannot use Chinese or Russian vaccines without the approval of the Americans and NATO. They need the approval of the Americans to buy vaccines from China and Russia and if no approval is given, their people die. This is how tragic the Europeans are today, at the mercy of the evil Americans that dictate whether they live or die and cannot say no to the Americans.

The rest of the world, the developing countries, are in a way better than the Europeans. They don't need the blessing and approval of the Americans to buy vaccines from China or Russia. The queues for Chinese vaccines are getting longer and longer, but the wait is anytime faster than waiting for the leftovers, so called surplus, from the USA and UK that may come a day too late.

Who are the irresponsible nations in the world? Many are dying, waiting for the vaccines, vaccines that did not come in time. Good luck to the Europeans while they wait for the Americans and Brits to offer them when the two had had enough.  When would that day come?

Who is saving the rest of the world from Covid19?

PS. Believe it or not, the Americans are more caring about the imaginary 'genocide' in Xinjiang fabricated by them than the 500m infections and 500,000 American deaths due to Covid19, and the numbers are growing. They are so caring about the Muslims in Xinjiang, but keep on killing the Muslims in the Middle East and letting Americans killed by the virus or die because of snow storm.

Americans are really 'great' people.


USA, a country of fake news and lies and fake press freedom

 More glaring evidence about how fake the Americans are in their freedom of the press, fake news media, champions of human rights, abuses of power. Read what John Swinton, Chief of Staff of NYT said below and slap yourself if you have been a blind believer of American lies. 

Shame on you, lying journalists, hypocrites. And shame on you, gullible unthinking believers of white lies.

John Swinton on the independence of the press

Variations on the quote below have been misattributed as a response to a toast, by John Swinton, as "the former Chief of Staff at the New York Times", before the New York Press Club in 1953. However, research reveals that Swinton (1829-1901), after moving to New York, wrote an occasional article for the New York Times and was hired on a regular basis in 1860 as head of the editorial staff. Afterward holding this position throughout the Civil War, he left the paper in 1870 and became active in the labor struggles of the day. He later served eight years in the same position on the New York Sun and later published a weekly labor sheet, John Swinton's Paper.

The remarks were apparently made by Swinton, then the preeminent New York journalist, probably one night in 1880. Swinton was the guest of honour at a banquet given him by the leaders of his craft. Someone who knew neither the press nor Swinton offered a toast to the independent press. Swinton outraged his colleagues by replying:

There is no such thing, at this date of the world's history, in America, as an independent press. You know it and I know it.

There is not one of you who dares to write your honest opinions, and if you did, you know beforehand that it would never appear in print. I am paid weekly for keeping my honest opinion out of the paper I am connected with. Others of you are paid similar salaries for similar things, and any of you who would be so foolish as to write honest opinions would be out on the streets looking for another job. If I allowed my honest opinions to appear in one issue of my paper, before twenty-four hours my occupation would be gone.

The business of the journalists is to destroy the truth, to lie outright, to pervert, to vilify, to fawn at the feet of mammon, and to sell his country and his race for his daily bread. You know it and I know it, and what folly is this toasting an independent press?

We are the tools and vassals of rich men behind the scenes. We are the jumping jacks, they pull the strings and we dance. Our talents, our possibilities and our lives are all the property of other men. We are intellectual prostitutes.

Despite the misattribution, the quote raises the issue of whether there is not continuing truth in Swinton's remarks, and whether some candid journalist might not be able to fairly say similar things today. Anyone who has associated closely with journalists can hardly avoid finding a ring of truth in such words, and the best evidence lies in the actual product of journalists and how well, or how poorly, it both agrees with and covers what actually happens, especially involving such things as corruption and abuse of power.

Source:  https://constitution.org/2-Authors/jroland/pub/swinton_press.htm


Covid19 - Why I choose the traditional vaccines instead of mRNA vaccines

 The traditional vaccine is produced using dead Covid19 virus to stimulate your body to produce antibodies to destroy the dead virus. After this phase, your body would be able to recognise a Covid19 virus and repeat the production of antibodies to deal with it. It is a simple tested process. Dead virus would not harm the body system. 

Why mRNA is a bit more dicey? The mRNA, m stands for messenger, is not dead virus. It is a part of the Covid19 virus, virile, and when injected into the body, the messenger will activate the body to produce more mRNAs, simulating a Covid19 attack. The amount of mRNA produced by the body is variable depending on the individual.  When too little is produced, the body may not react and produce enough antibodies to deal with the attack., thus rendering the vaccine ineffective.

When sufficient mRNA is produced, in simple terms, the normal reaction, the body would produce the necessary amount of antibodies to kill the mRNA and after that the body would be ready to tackle any Covid19 virus attack. The body is thus trained and immuned in a way from Covid19 attack.

The problem is when the body produces too much mRNAs.  When this happened, more antibodies must be produced to kill them off, causing great stress on the body system. Some may be able to recover from this, some may not.

Another problem is, what if not all mRNA were killed off? RNA and DNA are basic building blocks of cells and could freely attach to each other, a bit here, a bit there, leading to new DNAs. The permutations and combinations are infinite though the chances are very small. What if it happened, and with millions of people being injected with mRNAs, surely a few may get into this complication. Then the origin of the mRNA becomes an issue.  What animal was used to extract the mRNA? The new DNAs could have parts of the DNA of the animal. Then sci fi fiction may come true. No one is sure about this as Nature has a funny way of finding its own way to reproduce itself.

The mRNA vaccines thus has two processes against the traditional vaccines that only reacted to the dead virus to produce antibodies.  One process of the mRNA is to stimulate the body to produce more RNAs. Too little or too much would not have the best results. Too much could have too much problem, too little have too little problem.

The second process is for the presence of RNAs, technically would not lead to Covid19 infection, to activate the body defence system to produce antibodies to kill them. When too much RNAs were stimulated, proportionally more antibodies needed to be produced and this may cause too much stress, depending on the individual.  Older folks may not take the stress well.

The third part,  not part of the process, is the possibility of RNA bits fusing with the body DNA bits. This can be considered rare but not totally impossible.  This could become another problem. The result of such a combination could only be seen, unfortunately, over a longer time phase.

So, I would opt for the traditional vaccine, even if it would come later.  Singapore's situation is fairly well controlled and we are not in high risk countries like the USA or India and Brazil. There is no need to rush and no need to try the new mRNA vaccines which were approved for emergency use only.

This is my personal view and why I prefer to wait for the proven and well tested traditional vaccines.


Truth Hurts: The Pathetic, Programmed Singaporeans

 Truth Hurts: The Pathetic, Programmed Singaporeans

Singapore kids are drilled day in day out from Play School to K1 and K2, from Primary 1 to Primary 6, from Secondary 1 to Secondary 5, from ITE to Polytechnic, from Junior College to University, from National Service to Reservists to become Obedient Dumb-Asses, unable to think by themselves for themselves without guidance and instructions from somebody above them.

India's kids are taught and trained from very young by their parents, teachers, peers and the corrupted environment to learn to survive and flourish under difficult and disadvantaged situations at all times and against all odds. Learning how to talk their way out of any situation, in order to get what they want, is the foremost requirement in their life-long learning criteria.

Singaporean kids have been systematically and subtly groomed to become daft and idiotic for at least 20 years of their early lives. Equipped with a string of deficiencies - serious lack of critical thinking ability, lack of survival instinct and lack of fighting spirit, always obey the authority and not allowed to protest - Singaporeans are doomed to fail in the competitive job markets locally and elsewhere, made more difficult by government's treacherous open-legs policies.

Growing up afraid of this and afraid of that, a Singapore child becomes by default a kiasu and kiasi young adult when he turns 21 years old. Learning to obey the Authority without question is their life-long learning

Therefore, when Election time comes, he or she will obediently and cowardly vote to retain the party in Authority, in power, to give him or her guidance and instructions like a slave receiving orders from his/her Master. By now, if he/she has no guidance and instructions, he/she simply don't know what to say and don't know what to do. He/she has become a human robot, except that it needs eat, shit and get screwed.

Accustomed, groomed and trained to be a human robotic machine, a young Singapore adult, that is unable to protest, will simply and obediently suffer in silence.

Take a look at their social media pages and blogs such as RB's, TOC and TRE, you will know that only a small handful of Singaporeans have shown interests in the political development in this country. This distinctly shows that Singaporeans are unable to voice political conviction or disinterested in participating in the process of running the country, allowing their lives to be run over and under by the ruling elites.

This is the pathetic and tragic state of affairs for Singapore and Singaporeans. Until and unless this systemic social engineering psychological programme is stopped and reversed, Singapore and Singaporeans will continue to go down the rabbit hole in this created surreal Alice Wonderland, a socially-engineered Dreamland full of hidden oversized creatures which are devious, hungry and vicious.

May God have mercy upon us!

SSO - 18 February 2021.

Genocide, the real practitioners were the USA and Canada


Canada and other nations are considering labelling China's treatment of its Uighur minority a genocide, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Tuesday.

This comes after Donald Trump's outgoing administration last month said Beijing's incarceration of mostly Muslim minorities in its far western Xinjiang region amounted to genocide and crimes against humanity.

"It's a word that is extremely loaded and is certainly something that we should be looking at in the case of the Uighurs," Trudeau told a news conference.  Yahoo News

Above is another smear campaign by the evil whites pretending to be champions of Muslims after invading their countries, bombing and killing millions of Muslims, occupied their countries and turned them into dysfunctional states but now using this excuse to attack and smear China.

 It is time to expose their evil past when they committed genocides against their natives in the millions, tens or hundreds of millions until the natives of  both North and South Americas are near to extinction. The worst affected were the native Americans in North America, now called Canada and USA. Just because the whites did not want to talk about them, pretended that nothing happened, the evil and wicked crimes were in a scale unimaginable in the history of humankind.  The few natives alive today are too small in numbers to fight back against the racist whites that terminated them to near extinction. And these white men are now putting on a sheet of white cloth and claiming to be protector of minorities when they were the worse criminals in genociding the natives of the land they stole and live on today.

The pathetic and sad cases of the natives of USA and Canada must be brought up to the UN for review and the criminals must be severely punished and made to pay for their crimes. The victims must be compensated for their sufferings and lost of their lives and lands. The evil Canadians and Americans are again pointing fingers at others to distract and divert the attention from their crimes against humanity. An abominable crime that western media would not want to talk about and pretended that all was forgotten.

Countries of the world cannot keep quiet and let the evil whites to set the agenda and walk around pretending to be angels when their hands are dripping with blood of the natives once lived in Canada and the USA.

Make crime pays. Make those that committed genocide pay. Make the Americans and Canadians own up to their crimes, apologise and put behind bars. Expose their hypocrisies and not allow them to go on pretending to be angels when they are devils in disguise.

The Americans are still killing the Arabs and Muslims today, everyday.


Fake degree is a crime against Singaporeans - I am very angry. Are you angry?

I am very angry and very sorry for all the Singaporeans that have lost their jobs to these fake degree holders.

Someone must be responsible for this tragedy happening to Singaporeans. This thing did not happen yesterday. This thing is no secret. This thing is open secret.  Everyone knows about it. You do not have to put your ears on the ground to hear it.

Why must Singaporeans suffered because of the incompetence of those who let this happened to them?

Would something finally be done to save Singaporeans from this cancer?

I don't think so. The damage is so severe that taking them out would be like pulling down the whole house. And we paid millions for this painful and sickening mess. Sigh.

Why is this happening to Singaporeans? Would Lee Kuan Yew and the first generation of leaders allow this to happen if they are in charge?

Are you angry? 

What kind of crime is this? Singaporeans do not deserve this kind of injustice.

Fake degrees - Cheating or crime or Nevermind?


Times of India reported earlier this month that during a routine investigation of a fake degree case, the Indian police had uncovered a much bigger case of an Indian university selling tens of thousands of fake degrees to multitude of people (‘Manav Bharti University of Himachal Pradesh sold 36000 fake‘, 1 Feb)....

The 36,000 fake degrees issued by Manav Bharti University was said to be only the tip of an iceberg, as the number of fake degrees issued is known to be many more. The scam is likely to run into crores of rupees, said the investigation team.

Manav Bharti University graduates found working in Singapore

A cursory check on LinkedIn, a popular social media site for working professionals, revealed that there are already a number of graduates from Manav Bharti University working in Singapore:

It would certainly be good if Ms Teo could clarify the matter in Parliament so that local companies who have employed these Manav Bharti University graduates would have a peace of mind, knowing that the quality of their hires is not in dispute.


The above is part of an article in TOC. I think everything is fine. No need to check. All those already employed in Singapore companies can continue to work. The new mantra in Singapore is,'can work ok leow, no need degrees'. So these cheats definitely can work if they have been employed for so long. Nevermind, let them work. Using fake degree is not a crime. So also ok.  Ooops, my apologies, I also not sure you can call this cheating or a crime. Anyone can clarify on this?

Question, what is the point of having expensive world class universities here? For show only? For the stupid only? Why brag about our world class ranking?

Nowadays law also very difficult to understand. Very flexible, everything also very flexible. Got degree no degree does not matter. Who cares. Singapore is very innovative and up to date with market practices. Anything also can. No need standard anymore. No need degrees anymore. True or not?

What do you think? Would anything happen to these cheats? Remember the case in Infocomm Ministry?  Maybe they would catch a few and case close.  The problem is too big now, so no time and not enough resources to deal with it. Dunno how many more universities are involved and how many thousands are already in Singapore. But what is important is that they contributed to our economic growth, the more the merrier. These cheats must be laughing themselves crazy at the stupidity of Singapore. Sacked Singaporeans and replaced them with fakes.  And praising the fakes as talents.

PS. I know in the past faking degrees was a crime and people had gone to jail. Now looks like 'simi lan jiao' also can. Singapore must be the top destination for all the fakes from India to land a good job here. And our stupid PMETs still losing their jobs to the fakes without a clue what is going on. 

And the imbeciles are soooo happy.


Americans, bad losers trying to stop the Chinese growth engine

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Joe Biden will hold his first event with leaders from the Group of Seven nations in a virtual meeting on Friday to discuss the coronavirus pandemic, the world economy and dealing with China as a group, the White House said on Sunday.

"This virtual engagement with leaders of the world’s leading democratic market economies will provide an opportunity for President Biden to discuss plans to defeat the COVID-19 pandemic, and rebuild the global economy," the White House said in a statement.  Yahoo News

What about China? Why no mention of China? Oh, the agenda is how to confront China. The Americans should be focusing on how to fight the pandemic at home and how to revive their own economy. The economies of the world do not need the meddling of a destructive America.  China is doing very well to revive the economies around the world, in Asia, Africa, Europe and Latin America.  The BRI projects would keep the world economy humming along for another 30 years if the rogue and troublemaking Americans  did not try to disrupt and throw obstacles into its path.

For the Americans as a destructive force is already bad enough. Now they are trying to rope in the Europeans to help them to destroy the world economies kick started by China.  China is the engine of growth.  Without China pushing the cart, without BRI, the world would have gone into a recession long before the pandemic. The no idea Americans could only think of wars to export more arms and weapons of destruction. Their economy is built on wars and war industries. They needed wars and have created enemies and bogeymen like Russia, China, North Korea, Iran and terrorism to feed the demands of wars.

China is not a pandemic or a disease but a successful competitor in trade and development and in many fields of human endeavours.  China is helping to rebuild the infrastructure of many countries and the world, to interconnect the world more efficiently for trade and development. The Americans are the losers. Instead of competing to be better, to be more efficient, to produce more and becoming more competitive, the Americans are trying to slow China down, throw in obstacles in China's path, trying to break the Chinese growth engine, wanting to curb and control China to what it expects of China, a poor, inefficient economy that cannot compete with them. This is the only solution that the destructive and warmongering Americans could think of, fighting China by cheating, bullying, threatening China with wars. If the warmongering Americans succeed, then the economies of the world would collapse with a world war of unmentionable destruction.

America is a bad loser and is behaving very badly, threatening world peace and stability. Why don't the bankrupt of ideas evil Americans do something positive, like making themselves better and more competitive instead of trying to drag down those that run faster than them?

The Europeans are trying to run as fast as China, competing with China under the same rules and environment, rules set by the Americans. But loser America is trying to change the rules, by not playing by the rules, by trying to break the legs of anyone that is running ahead of them. If the Europeans were to listen to the mischievous and cheating and lying Americans, they would be dragged into a world war that would destroy them first before it destroy the Americans.  Merkel and Macron and other European leaders would have better sense to go along with the evil Americans to destroy themselves. Let the bad and troublemaking Americans to go and fight their own dirty wars of destruction. 

The evil Americans can no longer save themselves and now wanting to dump the Europeans together into their own shit hole. The world would not be kind to losers and would be very unforgiving to bad losers. The Americans should best bury themselves in their own isolated world of wars and destruction and leave the world in peace. China and Europe would be there to pull the economies of the world along happily without the Americans.

When the evil Americans could not even save themselves, still thinking of trying to destroy the world on the pretext of saving the world. The EU leaders should set the agenda to discuss how the evil Americans could behave less evil and stop inciting and fighting wars, and stop killing people around the world. The devils must not be setting the agenda.

The EU leaders must tell Biden that the world is very concerned about the mismanagement of the pandemic in America and the spread of the virus all over America. The world is also very concerned about what happened at Fort Detrick and Biden should be transparent and provide all the data and information on the virus leak in the facility. Biden must also be made to produce information on the American soldiers that were in Wuhan. 

Now who are the sickos that spread the mischievous narrative that if the Chinese were rich they would consume too much resources and that would endanger the world? What this sick narrative is saying is that China and the Chinese people cannot be allowed to be rich and live well like the whites. And how many silly bananas also went around spreading this sick narrative as if it is reasonable, that China and Chinese are a threat because they are getting richer and consuming more?


More young Singaporeans are setting out to be hawkers

Singapore – Amidst the Covid-19 downturn, more young Singaporeans are setting out to be hawkers....

“The local or traditional, iconic dishes would be disappearing if young people do not take over the stall or learn these dishes,” said apprentice Lim Wei Keat.

Newcomers like him will help existing hawkers pass on their legacy. “I’m getting older, and my children don’t want to take over, so if I don’t teach apprentices then the flavour will disappear from Singapore,” said the owner Neo Cheng Leong.

 Hawker food critic K.F. Seetoh commented, “Back in the day, it (the hawker business) was really seen as a profession for those who have no route into life. So that has changed a lot today, but that perception hasn’t gone.”

He was referring to the perception that hawkers are in a low-paid profession, causing the young to choose to be baristas or bartenders instead.

“There’s still a school of people who would say ‘What, you want to be a hawker? What’s wrong with you?'” added Mr Seetoh. CNA

This is like a paradigm shift. Our young are gradually turning to the professions of their fathers and grand fathers, becoming part time drivers, security guards, now becoming hawkers.  Is this a good thing or a bad thing? Is this progress, to be encouraged or to be frown upon?

I would rather hear things like banking jobs or ITs would disappear if no Singaporeans would want to take on these jobs. This is a scary truth. No Singaporean interested in being CEOs of Singaporean banks. I would rather hear highly skilled jobs like professors, doctors, engineers etc would disappear if no Singaporeans would want to take these jobs. But of course these good jobs would not disappear as more foreigners would be brought in to fill them and let the clueless and unthinking Singaporeans continue their love to be part time cab drivers and hawkers. Do not blame the imbeciles. They tried but could not find enough good and skill Singaporeans suitable for these top jobs. It must be the fault of poorly qualified no talent Singaporeans.

Don't blame our world class education system and universities as well.  They are doing an excellent job for sure. Just can't figure out what the students were learning that made them graduated with skills that are not suitable for top jobs, but to be hawkers or part time workers. Should the third world half past six universities and degree mills learn from our world class universities or the other way round, our world class universities learning from them? Have they been recruiting the best academics from the third world universities to boost our university talent pool?

But Singaporeans still have a bright future. Nothing to worry about.  These new or old professions, not the oldest profession I hope, are respectable professions. Soon Singaporean maids would be in vogue and maybe diploma or degree courses would be offered to be professional maids. Only Singaporeans need apply. The bright future, to work for foreign talents and their families.


Covid19 - The real reason behind the shortfall

 The pharma manufacturers are finding excuses not to deliver their contractual obligation of Covid19 vaccines to the buyers that paid cash for it. Some gave the excuses that they are expanding their plants to increase production, some with weak excuses for non delivery. My first reaction was that they had found problems with their vaccines and are trying to rectify them with new vaccines still in the process of changes to make them safer, less adverse effects and more effective.

 I was wrong, this is the real reason why there is a huge shortage and even European allies were left out in the cold. Only two countries are hoarding the vaccines for themselves, the USA and UK. While China is distributing to more than 54 countries world wide, with big demands, each country could only receive a million or lesser as the first installment and more will follow when more are produced. Below is what is being reported by AFP.

'WASHINGTON: US President Joe Biden announced plans to vaccinate most Americans by the end of July with the help of 200 million newly acquired doses, as the country's inoculation campaign kicked off a new phase in drugstores and supermarket pharmacies, some of which will offer shots as of Friday (Feb 12).'

The Americans have acquired hundreds of millions of doses for themselves, the 'generous angelic' Americans, wanting to share and help the world and this is what they had done behind the back of the world. My view, they armtwisted the pharma producers to deliver to them first, in big amounts and bypassed the rest. And their hardcore allies are sacrificed, including Bolsonaro of Brazil, Trump's good friend and the EU. Their orders delayed until they have fulfilled the demands of the Americans and Brits.

The Europeans are not stupid and are calling foul, wanting to sue the manufacturers and now forced to break their commitments not to use Chinese vaccines with the Americans/Brits. They are considering using Chinese vaccines. Some have already ordered from China. 

Merkel and Macron are furious, taken as suckers, fools by the Americans and Brits.  The Americans and Brits have sacrificed the European countries to protect and save themselves in this pandemic. The Europeans trusted the Americans and Brits and were cheated.  If they can cheat the Europeans, who else they would not cheat or sweep aside?


Covid19 - Why USA refuses to accept findings of Wuhan Investigation by WHO

 The Americans would not accept the WHO findings that the virus did not originate from China and cannot accept this for good reasons. If the virus did not come from China, it must come from somewhere else. And if they could not put the blame on China to deflect attention to themselves, to the incident in Fort Detrick, the next move would be an investigation by WHO in Fort Detrick. Die, die, the Americans must put the blame on China to save their own skins and to cover their evil deed. The Americans are behaving like someone who had committed a crime but pointing the finger at the victim of a burglary the Americans committed against the victim. The Americans would not stop asking, for the moment they stop, the attention would turn to them. they would drag this lie on and on, relentlessly, to keep the world from coming after them.

The Americans are now demanding to study the data obtained by WHO in Wuhan. By the way, are they members of WHO? If not, no talk. If they have returned to the fold, pay up all their dues to WHO, or else no talk. China should insist that the Americans provide data on what happened in Fort Detrick and the activities of the American soldiers in Wuhan during the Military Games in exchange.   If not, no way.

WHO must insist that the USA agree to an investigation in Fort Detrick and the activities of the American soldiers that participated in the Wuhan Military Games in September 2019. These must be the terms and conditions for sharing the investigation data with the Americans. Though the lying and cheating and dishonourable Americans may say yes and later refuse to cooperate, it is still necessary to make these conditions and let the Americans prove once again that they are unreliable and dishonest scheming liars if they backed out on their commitments.

After the investigation in Wuhan, it is now for WHO to look at the other conspiracy theories and Fort Detrick is standing up like a sore prick, dripping with Covid19 virus everywhere and all over. WHO cannot stop investigating Fort Detrick and the American soldiers in Wuhan after China acceded to its request to investigate Wuhan based on sinister American allegations.

WHO has to show to China and the world that it handles all cases fairly without discrimination. The more the Americans refused to let WHO conducts its investigation, the more guilty they will look.  The Americans have to stand up and face the investigation squarely if they are innocent, innocent until proven guilty.

WHO's next stop must be Fort Detrick, USA.  All the evidence is pointing there as the origin of the Covid19 Pandemic.


Chinese New Year and the Symbolism Explaimed by Premier Chou En Lai. By Sun Lai Yung


Chinese New Year and the Symbolism Explained by Premier Chou En Lai

Friday, 16 February 2018 00:00 -      - 2546

Westerners see the dragon as a fire-breathing evil being. Greek mythology had a 100-headed dragon that was slain by Heracles. Similarly, Heracles slays another dragon called Lerneaen Hydra. In ancient China, the ‘Chinese Dragons’ are legendary creatures that are benevolent. Dragon for the Chinese is “strength and good fortune”.

The Chinese people believe that they are the descendants of the dragon. While ‘Western Dragons’ lived in castles and caves the Chinese dragon lived in the sea, rivers, and lakes. The Western Dragon breathed fire, the Chinese Dragon brings rain.

Over the centuries, the Chinese Dragon was associated with the Emperor of China. Only Emperors and high Mandarins were allowed to wear robes depicting Dragon motifs. For the Chinese, dragon festivals with dragon boat races, and dragon dances are part of their culture. Children are named dragon, actors such as Jackie Chan, Bruce Lee were given Chinese names as dragon. Incidentally, Chinese movies named Enter the Dragon, Way of the Dragon, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon were popular.

The West took awhile to understand the difference. The West and East saw the same dragon differently.

This Chinese New Year is “The Year of the Dog”. The Chinese greet each other by saying “Gong Xi Fa Cai” (pronounced goon si fa sai), which means “may you be blessed with prosperity”. In the Chinese zodiac calendar there are 12 animals for each year, in a cycle of 12 years. In the Western zodiac calendar each animal is for a month with 12 zodiac signs for a year.

The story of the Chinese zodiac animals

There are 12 animals in the Chinese zodiac calendar, starting with the rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog, and pig. Each animal has its own unique characteristics.

The fable goes that the Jade Emperor wanted to invite the animals for dinner and another story says that he wanted to select 12 animals to be his guards. He sent an immortal being into man’s world to spread the message that the first 12 animals that went passed the heavenly gate, would be selected.

Once the news spread across the animal kingdom, the rat got up very early. On his way to the gate, he encountered a river. He had to stop there, owing to the swift current. After waiting a long time, the rat noticed the ox about to cross the river and swiftly jumped onto the ox’s back. The amiable ox did not mind.

The cat too lazily walked up to the ox and jumped. Once upon a time the cat and rat were good friends; so all three of them were on the way to the heavenly gate. In the middle of the river, the cunning rat kicked the sleeping cat off the ox’s back. The cat fell into the river and since cats are poor swimmers never made it to the heavenly gate.

Ever since, the cat has never forgiven the rat. After crossing the river, the rat swiftly jumped off the ox’s back and dashed to the feet of the emperor. The rat won first place and the ox was second.

The tiger and rabbit came third and fourth because both are fast and competitive, but the Tiger was faster. (The rabbit got across the river by hopping on stepping stones and a floating log also with the help of the dragon.)

After the ox, came the tiger, panting away while explaining to the emperor just how difficult it was to cross the river with the heavy currents pushing it downstream all the time. But with powerful strength, it made it to shore and was named the third animal in the cycle.

From a distance came a thumping sound and out hopped the rabbit. It explained how it crossed the river: by jumping from one stone to another in nimble fashion. Halfway through, it almost lost the race but the rabbit was lucky enough to grab hold of a floating log that later washed him to shore. For that, it became the fourth animal in the zodiac cycle.

Coming in fifth place was the gallant dragon. Of course the Emperor was deeply curious as to why a strong flying creature such as the dragon should fail to reach first. The mighty dragon explained that he had to stop and make rain to help all the people and creatures of the earth; therefore he was held back a little. Then on his way to the finish line, he saw a little helpless rabbit clinging on to a log so he did a good deed and gave a puff of breath to the poor creature so that it could land on the shore.

The emperor was very pleased with the actions of the dragon and he was added into the zodiac cycle. As soon as he had done so, a galloping sound was heard and the horse appeared. Hidden on the horse’s hoof was the slimy sneaky snake whose sudden appearance gave the horse a fright thus making it fall back and gave the snake sixth spot whilst the horse took seventh.

Not long after that, a little distance away, the sheep, monkey, and rooster came to the shore. These three creatures helped each other to get to where they are. The rooster spotted a raft, and took the other two animals with it. Together, the sheep and the monkey cleared the weeds, tugged and pulled and finally got the raft to the shore. Because of their combined efforts, the Emperor was very pleased and promptly named the sheep as the eighth creature, the monkey as the ninth, and the rooster the tenth.

The 11th animal is the dog. His explanation for being late although he was supposed to be the best swimmer amongst the rest was that he needed a good bath after a long spell, and the fresh water from the river was too big a temptation. For that, he almost didn’t make it to the finish line.

Just as the emperor was about to call it a day, an oink and squeal was heard from a little pig. The term “lazy pig” is due here as the pig got hungry during the race, promptly stopped for a feast, then fell asleep. After the nap, the pig continued the race and was named the twelfth and last animal of the zodiac cycle.

These 12 animals became guards of the heavenly gate and entered the Chinese zodiac signs.

The Chinese zodiac sign based on the year one is born signifies your character. This is the Chinese belief. 

Chinese zodiac signs – meaning and significance

For the western mind, it is unthinkable that a person is associated with an animal. In Chinese culture, by birth one could be a dog, a pig, a monkey, or a snake. These are derogatory terms to be associated with a human being. In the Chinese way of life and thinking, these very animals symbolise salient characteristics. These animal characteristics are part of human nature too. In Chinese martial arts, there are many forms of fighting; fighting like a tiger, a dog on river barges, a snake. The Chinese, in their ancient wisdom, understood the importance of the behaviour and characteristics of animals and used it to benefit them in their daily lives.

It was said that Premier Chou En-lai was once having a meal with his European friends. A person in this group passed an impolite comment when he was drunk. “You Chinese carry the signs of pigs, dogs, and mice at birth. I can’t understand what’s going on in the mind of your ancestors?”

At that point, the distinguished group of friends started to laugh. They started to toast each other boisterously.

The cultured and serene atmosphere was broken.

Some people believe that when someone insults your ancestors, even if you don’t have a response to it, the least you could do is to retort calmly. For a while, not a single word was uttered. It was probably because they have not come across this situation before, especially in the presence of such a distinguished host. Then, Premier Chou En-lai stood up and spoke to everybody in a calm and peaceful way.

“The Chinese ancestors were very wise. They arranged the twelve zodiac signs in pairs; six pairs in a cycle. In this way, they expressed their hopes and wishes for the generation that came after them.” The room became silent. There were some sceptical looks among the audience.

Premier Chou En-lai continued: “The first pair of animals is the rat and ox.

“The rat represents wisdom and the ox represents diligence. Wisdom and diligence must operate in harmony. If there is wisdom but no diligence in applying it, it’s foolishness. On the other hand, if there is diligence but no wisdom, it’s an act of folly.

“That’s why wisdom and diligence must go hand in hand. This is our ancestor’s first wish for us. The first pair of animal also represents the most important hope.

“The second pair is the tiger and rabbit.

“The tiger represents courage and the rabbit represents carefulness. These two qualities must work closely together. In that way, it can have a better chance to achieve success. Without carefulness, courage becomes recklessness. Similarly, without courage, carefulness becomes cowardice. This pair of qualities is very important. That’s why it is the second pair.”

Premier Zhou En-lai looked at the audience and then he added: “Therefore, when we demonstrate our carefulness, please do not think that we do not have the courage to fight for social justice.

“In truth, what our ancestors are pursuing is wisdom through integrity, harmony, and balance. It’s never about a single hope or task.”

When he saw that the audience was deep in thought, Premier Chou En-lai continued: “The third pair is the dragon and snake.

“They represent strength and flexibility. Strength without flexibility becomes brittle. Without strength, flexibility becomes meaningless. That’s why strength with flexibility is an important lesson from our ancestors that has lasted through time.

“The next pair is the horse and goat.

“The horse represents the ability to gallop to success. The goat represents the ability to be considerate and have compassion. If a person only looks after himself as he pursues his goal and with no consideration for others, he will face obstacles from the people around him. Finally, he may not even be successful. However, if a person only looks after others and seek only to be amiable, he will not have a sense of direction. His goal will eventually be lost.

“That’s why the spirit of the horse and virtues of the goat must be applied in harmony with each other. This is our ancestors’ fourth wish for us.

“The next pair is the monkey and the chicken.

“The monkey represents agility. As for chicken, as there were no clocks in the days of old, it is needed to wake humans to start a new day. The chicken represents stability. The qualities of agility and stability must be tightly coupled together.

“If you have agility but no stability, your best plan will not come to pass. However, if you focused on having stability and refuse to change, you will not have a better future. When the two qualities are in harmony, on one side, there will be stability in terms of having, for example, effective system and collaboration.

“On the other side, there will be a release of unrelenting creativity and innovation to achieve progress. When these two qualities operate in synergy, it is one of the basic imperatives to achieve success.

“Lastly, we have the dog and pig.

“The dog represents loyalty while the pig represents good nature. If a person is loyal but does not have a good nature, he will be blindly following others. On the other hand, if he has a good nature but does not have loyalty, he will have no people and principles to guide him.

“That’s why whether its loyalty to a country, loyalty to a team, or loyalty to an ideal, you need to ensure that good nature is tightly coupled with and working alongside with it. In that way, you can have a deep-seated sense of loyalty that comes from the heart.

“This is why the Chinese believe that the outer core must be in alignment with the inner core. At the inner core, we must have a pure heart that subscribes to high moral values. We must seek to live with ethos and positive principles. We must live up to our words and not do anything that will harm others.

“At the external core, we must be knowledgeable about the ways of the world. We must be wise in managing affairs around us. We need to focus on what matters in life and not be influenced by evil.

“We need to live with integrity and in harmony with others and the environment. We must not have any form of prejudice or seek to discriminate against anyone.”

At the end of his speech, there was complete silence.

This is ancient wisdom passed down from Laotze and Confucius and dozens of great thinkers from China. To understand the Chinese, even something as simple as a zodiac sign, one must understand the Chinese way of thinking.

(Sun Lai Yung has worked in the USA, Singapore, Afghanistan, Kuwait, and Bahrain. He is currently employed as a consultant at a global consultancy company. He has a Masters Degree in Economics from Northeastern University Boston. He can be contacted at laisun.consultancy@gmail.com)