Tuesday, December 24, 2013

How Fortunes Change?

Man proposes, GOD disposes ...

It's always nice to be a kid and not to grow up too fast
Living in a carefree, fantasy world, supported by parents and adults
Oblivious to the ongoings, sufferings, trials & tribulations and challenges

The more you know, the more you don't understand how & why this world is filled with contradictions
That heroes and villains are same; separated only by their popularity and reception by commoners
Hitler was well received, so was the Imperial Army; Robin Hood raided the treasury and helped the poor as the 'Beggars Clan' fight for the underdogs

Rich, wealthy merchants and traders make their bundles as some go on to fall flat on their faces
AIG, Citi, Blumount, Liongold, Wang Computer, MBF Holdings, AIS...were investors favourites while Hyflux, OSIM, FB started as 'darkhorses'
Some made it, some returned as victors while some disappear

Being dominant does not mean permanent
If you become dated, irrelevant and refuse to hear the world's calling
Some day, some time, you will be replaced and clipped into the annuls of history

The year is coming to an end and 2014 is a breath away
Problems and issues will continue
Make the best of today; for tomorrow may never come

Everyone need to survive and make a mark somewhere
If you are dead as dodo, there is zero chance of marking
Keep abreast, afloat and your queue is near...soon, you will make it

It doesn't pay to be a dead hero; live to fight another day 

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

December : Closing Time

The world was supposed to have ended a year ago
Not only it didn't end but life & living were more challenging
Almost every countries experienced slowing economy, rising unemployment & rising costs of living
Singapore was no exception except we continue to bring in foreigners to compete with locals
Jobs were created but with majority filled by foreigners (PRs are foreigners) & locals have to scratch the bottom

It's amazing that for every 5 persons, 2 are foreigners, 1 a PR & the last two are Singaporeans
We are fast becoming strangers in our own country
Another fast development is that foreigners who were educated here, went on to work, settle down & became PRs
A fair numbers became citizens when their babies arrived
Our Singaporean Sons have to serve 2years of NS & after they finish their education, they are 4 years late in working experiences
Alas, who is to protect our Singaporean Sons who protect the country while foreigners feast?

MoM said there will be fair employment practices

I hope so

Most HR that are helmed by foreigners bring in their same skin & comrades
It's not just kinship but they stand to make referral fees, consultant fees & the likes
Away in the distant land, safely & richly rewarded
I am not speculating; care to conduce check in their home country or those who came to seek their fortune?

The year will be over soon but our problems are far from over

Until, & unless, someone stand up & fight for our rights
Including the rights of our Singaporean Sons, the future is dark
Darker than night on the 1st of Lunar Moon

Care & share with our fellow men, our blue blooded Singaporeans
This will be the last time I talk about deprivation of rights of Singaporeans & our stolen lunches

If Fate is Destiny, then a change in attitude will change Destiny