Tuesday, April 30, 2013

NS Appreciation not valid if wet.

Just a warning for you guys who have served NS and received your NS45 vouchers but have not used them yet.

If you go out in the rain, and your vouchers get wet, they can't be used anymore because it is up to the merchant to accept the vouchers, and none will accept the voucher if it is wet or slightly damaged.

You also need to bring your IC to use these vouchers, and when the vouchers are damaged, lost or otherwise expired, they will not be replaced.

I guess this is how Singapore appreciates our service as NS men. This is also why they give these non-rain proof vouchers after you serve NS. Otherwise, do these vouchers set the example that NS men will not function in the rain as well?

-- Iron Bowl

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Exploit the poor and disadvantaged.

The government's statement civil advocacy groups are exploiting the case "for their own political purposes" in the "guise of protecting vulnerable foreign workers".

If advocacy groups are exploiting the bus drivers, by getting their voices heard, then shame on them!

To be fair, grassroots should not be helping the needy as well. The poor are made to attend events,  lineup to go on stage to collect one bag of food worth less than $20 and made to shake hands with a Minister. They must also participate in photos and give interviews to tell reporters about their poverty and how grateful they are to the grassroots and CDCs.

How is this not exploiting them for publicity?

-- Iron Bowl

Some of them want to use you, some of them want to be used by you.
Some of them want to abuse you, some of them want to be abused.