Thursday, September 10, 2015

Living In An Expensive City

When everything is expensive, I must either starve, be selective or do 'value buys'.
As money become scarce, Choices are scarcer.
The need to make choices become more critical;
Omigosh! how did Singapore becomes expensive.

Why do I need to pay $60,000 for a piece of paper (COE) in order to buy a car? Whoever approved this is 'birdbrained' and selfish.
Why do I need to pay to drive on the road especially on my way home? There is no diseconomies on my return journey.
Why do I need to scrap my car after 10 years when it is still in excellent working condition? The alternative is to pay for a new COE; is this kinda of protection money, I wonder!

Many say "everybody pays"! Yes, but I am not 'everybody'.
Why retain my CPF money and extend the repayment period/age? I did not agree; nevermind, if others don't mind. I mind.

I never believe in insurance yet I must pay for MediShieldLife.

Is taxes (money) the solution to all problems or a source of revenue for the Government? If money is the solution, then this world will have NO problems 钱能解决的问题就不是问题
Unfortunately, money is a means to an end and not an end in itself 钱不是万能 但没钱万万不能

Money, by extension taxes, has become nothing more than revenues generation!

When I awake every morning, I am reminded that I need $300.00 a day for various expenses.

I pray the day will come when:
~ the MRT don't break down
~ the buses are on time and less crowded
~ there's absence of profiteering by Oil and transport companies
~ where hawker food are conveniently & freely available
~ where going to the doctor doesn't 'kill' me
~ where some things do not need licence or a licence to operate
~ where my Government is more compassionate and forgiving

The policy of making the city more expensive is not my 'wanting' nor have my support.
I don't need a beautiful city devoid of Soul because I'm human & not a digit.
Someday soon, I will redeem my city and make it more equal and hospitable; a place I call HOME


Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Metal金 Water水 Wood木 Fire火 Earth土

The "Five Elements" are Wood ( ), Fire ( huǒ), Earth ( ), Metal ( jīn), and Water ( shuǐ). This order is "mutual generation" (相生 xiāngshēng)

In the order of "mutual overcoming" (相克 xiāngkè), they are Wood, Earth, Water, Fire, and Metal

The common memory jogs, which help to remind in what order the phases are (Generating):
  • Wood feeds Fire
  • Fire creates Earth (ash)
  • Earth bears Metal
  • Metal enriches Water (as in water with minerals is more beneficial to the body than pure water)
  • Water nourishes Wood

  • Wood parts Earth (such as roots; or, Trees can prevent soil erosion)
  • Earth dams (or muddles or absorbs) Water
  • Water extinguishes Fire
  • Fire melts Metal
  • Metal chops Wood

Monday, September 7, 2015

Changing Of Guards & Guardians

nobody want changes unless...

It's said "if it isn't broken, do not fix it"; how wise
Many prefer the usual, ordinary days and way of life as they flow
Consistent, calm, smooth flowing where changes, if any, are kept to the minimum
Complaints are few and the occasional blips are like pebbles on the shore
The Government governs, the business people ply & trade while the working class works

What can be further from the truths? When half-truths are spoken
When words are twisted and facts are manufactured
When propaganda and misinformation are planted in lieu of truths
When the Guardians decide to ringfence and hoard sensitive information for ulterior motives
When Truths hurt

Whether it is personal, corporate or nation
The Guardians must be impartial, altruistic and equitable
You can't cheat yourself, can you? It's a sure death-in-waiting
If you can't cheat yourself, how then can you cheat the public with whom trust is placed with you
For self and selfishness, many will sell their Souls to the devil

Trust is a delicate substance; once broken it cannot be restored easily
People may be stupid but no one's a fool
When emotions are detached, everything is crystal clear
When promises are repeatedly broken, the trust extinguished
The commoners can withstand pain...long term pain but not forever pain

The Guardian has a duty to ensure equity & fairness

The path to Hell needs no further assistances & Heaven does not usually keeps the Gate opens
Help if you can
If you refuse to help or do not intend to, don't make others lives more miserable
Nobody will fight or challenge you if left alone
But, if forced upon, everyone fights to WIN

At some point in time, truths surface

The rich cannot lives in a sea of poor
The elites & bourgeoisies need the commoners to execute the work
No man's an island
If you refuse to change for the better, then others will changing & dropping you
The 'elected' are the guards, the 'commoners' are the guardians

Some day, everyone will be equal
Not in the Laws but 'Death' is the leveller
Power, fame/infamous & fortunes cannot be carted away nor bequeath
You are as good or bad as you when the shore is seen when the tides are low
Change shall come when all hopes are lost

From zero to zero is zero; if we cannot level up, let's level down

We all hope for a better tomorrow