Saturday, November 20, 2010

My Family

To : All my Follower

This is my own feeling about what happened today. If you are wondering what happened , message me and i'll tell you. Of course it's about somebody died. I felt miserable , sad and in pain....

By : Vinson and Sherly ( My wife )

Sherly 's comment : I felt miserable too but think of that person as a hero.

Stateless Man Fight For Singapore Citizen

A 22-year-old man has found himself caught in a fix after discovering that he is stateless, and ‘no longer a Singapore citizen’.
Ogawa Ryuju was born in Japan to a Japanese father and Singaporean mother and has been living in Singapore since the age of 10. Last year, at the age of 21, he had decided to relinquish his Japanese citizenship to become a Singaporean despite the difficulties he had faced, as he had spent most of his growing up years in the city state.
“I was 10-years-old and only in primary 2, and I could hardly speak English then. My schoolmates also liked to pick on the fact that I’m half-Japanese, so they would bring up the issue of World War II among other things,” he told Yahoo! Singapore.
In Singapore, Ryuju had done his ‘N’ Level examinations, and served two years of National Service. He also possesses a pink identity card and a Singapore passport.
“Singapore is where I call my home, where my friends and family live. It does not matter to me if I’m a citizen of Japan or Singapore, as long as I can live here,” he said.
Foreigners have to take an oath to confirm their status as Singapore citizens at the age of 21. Once they turn 22, their Singapore citizenship will be forfeited if the oath has not been taken.
According to Ryuju, the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) claimed they had sent him two letters — first when he turned 21 on 31 August 2009, and then six months after that — to inform him that he had to take a formal oath to finalise his citizenship. However, he claimed that he did not receive any letters from ICA.
“They sent me two letters, but I did not receive anything. When they did not hear from me, they could have called and told me that I needed to go down. After all, they’ve got all my details,” Ryuju lamented.
He only discovered the bad news on October 4 this year, just over a month after his 22nd birthday, when he went down to the ICA to renew his Singapore passport.
“They told me that I was no longer a Singaporean, and the person even showed me a letter that they were preparing to send to me. This was a bit ridiculous as my 22nd birthday had passed more than a month before, and they still hadn’t officially informed me of this,” he said.
He also revealed that his initial appeal to the ICA was recently rejected. His Member of Parliament assisting him in this matter, Mr Heng Chee How, had advised him to re-apply for Singapore citizenship.
However, Ryuju is holding strong to his principles.
“I believe that this situation is the fault of the ICA. If they had handled the situation well, there would not have been this miscommunication. Instead, they do not even want to admit that they have any fault to play at all. I believe that all humans make mistakes, and I’m seeking an apology from their side on this mix-up before I apply again,” he added.
When asked if he would regret spending two years of his life in National Service only to end up not retaining his Singapore citizenship, he shook his head immediately.
“Of course, who wants to spend two years of his life in NS? But for me, I think NS was good as I learnt a lot of values that I otherwise would not have picked up if I was simply leading a normal life outside,” he declared proudly.
ICA could not be reached for comment on the matter. Read more at

Friday, November 19, 2010

Youth Attacked in Ang Mo Kio ( Teen Slashed )

Police have arrested a 17-year-old boy who slashed a youth in Ang Mo Kio on Thursday.
According to The New Paper (TNP), two youths got into a loud dispute outside a 24-hour fast-food restaurant at Block 448, Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10.
After shoving each other, one of them took out a knife and slashed the other on the right shoulder in front of shocked patrons.
The 17-year-old victim, who left a blood trail where the attack took place, was taken to Tan Tock Seng Hospital.
Madam Lim, 60, a newspaper vendor, told TNP, “I saw the victim getting into the ambulance. His arm, from his shoulder to his elbow was covered in blood.”
Residents said that two groups of youths were shouting at each other before the incident.
According to police, the victim and attacker are acquainted. The spokesman told TNP: “Preliminary investigations suggest the incident is not gang related.”
Some people Yahoo! Singapore spoke to were shocked when told about the latest slashing.
Said events manager Eric Tan, 36, “It sounds like slashing is becoming the norm for youngsters these days. Hopefully the police will come down hard on these teenagers.”
Salesman Tony Soo, 28, agreed. “Teenagers these days are badly behaved. For this incident to happen in broad daylight is a big concern. What are their parents doing? Can you imagine what would have happened if there were kids around the area when the slashing took place?”
The Ang Mo Kio slashing is the third incident after a teen was slashed to death at Downtown East and six people were involved in the Bukit Panjang clash. Read more at

I Assumed They Were Speaking Mandarin ( The Sound Of Singlish )

 I was sitting down at Boat Quay one morning, shortly after my arrival in Singapore, and overheard two young Asian girls chatting at the table next to us.
When I didn’t immediately understand what they were saying, I assumed they were speaking Mandarin. However, after a few more minutes, I realised I could understand a few words, and then to my astonishment, I realised that they were in fact speaking English. I was even more amazed when I realised that this must be their first language. How then could they speak it with such a funny accent?
Before I came to Singapore, I had of course heard of Singlish, but had assumed it was more a case of sprinkling the official language of English with a dash of Chinese or Malay slang. I had not realised that it is actually a stable, fully-fledged language and more recently, rather a controversial topic.
This very local dialect is viewed with pride and affection by most Singaporeans, and considered to be an important part of local heritage.
However, in recent years, the government has become increasingly concerned that the popularity of Singlish could lead to deterioration in the population’s “proper” English, thus limiting Singapore’s trading opportunities with the outside world and denigrating their appearance abroad.
As a result, not only is Singlish banned on television, but somewhat amusingly the Speak Good English Movement’s latest campaign suggests that the next time you see a sign written in poor English, you should whip out your post it notes and paste a sticky note over it, correcting the error. The idea has been described as guerrilla by some, and seems a tad excessive (not to mention at odds with the strict rules on vandalism).
On launching this year’s campaign the Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports Vivian Balakrishnan replaced the ubiquitous and perfectly comprehensible sign at the Xin Food Court saying, “No outside food allowed” with one which reads “No food from elsewhere, please”. Seriously, the original was fine.
Taxi drivers are one of the best sources of Singlish and are a constant source of amusement for us “ang mohs” and, sometimes, of frustration. We wonder why when we say an address, the taxi driver will sit and ponder for a few minutes until repeating it seemingly identically.
On one occasion, a friend got a bit tongue-tied when asking for an address and it came out as “Reonie Hir”. As we looked at each other in horror at this unintentional faux pas, the taxi driver merely repeated “Ah, Reonie Hill lah, OK.” Apparently no offense was taken, and off we went.
On one occasion, my lack of Singlish was a serious hindrance. I had received a voucher for a facial, which I duly tried out. The next day I received a call from an unknown number and, assuming it was the beauty salon calling to harass me about future treatments, was a tad curt. However, after a few minutes, to my horror, I realised it was a telephone job interview!
By this point, I had no idea who the company was or even what the role was, and spent the next ten minutes alternately cringing every time I had to ask the interviewee to repeat herself, and wondering what the heck we were talking about! Aiyo! Needless to say I never heard back about that one.
Someone who seems to straddle both worlds with ease is the YouTube wonder kid, aka the “Singaporean White Guy”, a hybrid expat Singaporean/American high school boy, well worth checking out .
In my ongoing quest to improve my Singlish, I have just been informed of a fascinating word: “kiasu”.
It is not just a Hokkien adjective meaning literally “afraid of losing” but most interestingly of all, (not a porn site but an excellent tool for Singlish enthusiasts) calls “kiasu-ism” Singapore’s most defining national characteristic. It is this attitude that leads Singaporeans to join a queue, even if they don’t what it is for — just in case they might be missing out.
Most educated Singaporeans realise when to use Singlish and when to use “proper” English, and a blogger summed it up perfectly when he wrote: “Ban Singlish cannot but must learn when to use, lah.”
A little taste of Singlish I’ve managed to decode in my short time here:
  • You see ang moh go eats so much, leh! – Look at the foreigner eating so much!
  • Dis country weather very hot one. – In this country, the weather is very warm.
  • Dat person there cannot trust. – That person over there is not trustworthy.
  • Tomorrow dun need bring camera. – You don’t need to bring a camera tomorrow.
  • He play soccer also very good one leh. – He’s very good at playing soccer too.
  • Walau, I want eat chicken rice  – I am craving for chicken rice.
  • I go bus-stop wait you  – I will be at the bus stop waiting for you.
  • No good lah. – This isn’t good.
  • Cannot anihow go liddat one leh. – You/it can’t go just like that.
  • How come never show up? – Why didn’t you/he/it show up?

    Buzzword You Shouldn't Use On Resume ( 50 Buzzword )

    You've written your resume. You poured a lot of effort into the page that will represent you, and you can't wait to distribute it far and wide.
    Not so fast. Before you send that puppy out, check it for buzzwords. Like "team player." Or "detail-oriented." Or "accustomed to fast-paced environments."
    Here's why you should avoid them: They're vague. They make your resume look like everyone else's. They're probably not among the keywords employers search for. They take up space on your resume that could be used for strong, concrete, specific examples of what you've accomplished, the work you've produced, and how hiring you would benefit your potential employer. Buzzwords are tired and overused, cliches that have lost their meaning over time.
    Most importantly, every buzzword is a lost opportunity.
    You want your resume to stand out. The best way to sell yourself is to show, don't tell. Explain your accomplishments rather than spouting them off in trite ways.
    So check your resume for these boilerplate words and phrases. If you find them, replace them--or at the very least, elaborate upon them--with real-life, specific examples.
    1. Team player
    2. Detailed-oriented
    [See 21 Secrets to Getting the Job.]
    3. Proven track record of success
    4. Experienced
    5. Excellent communication skills
    6. Leadership skills
    7. Go-to person
    8. Managed cross-functional teams
    9. Exceptional organizational skills
    10. Self-starter
    11. Results-oriented professional
    12. Bottom-line orientated
    13. Works well with customers
    14. Strong negotiation skills
    15. Goal-oriented
    16. People-person
    17. Dynamic
    [See How to Use a Job Rejection to Your Advantage.]
    18. Innovative
    19. Proven ability
    20. Top-flight
    21. Motivated
    22. Bottom-line focused
    23. Responsible for
    24. Assisted with
    25. Skilled problem solver
    26. Accustomed to fast-paced environments
    27. Strong work ethic
    28. Works well with all levels of staff
    29. Met (or exceeded) expectations
    30. Savvy business professional
    31. Strong presentation skills
    32. Looking for a challenging opportunity
    33. Cutting-edge
    34. Multi-tasker
    35. Proactive
    36. Seasoned professional
    37. Perfectionist
    38. Highly skilled
    39. Functioned as
    40. Duties included
    41. Actions encompassed
    42. Best-in-class
    43. Strategic thinker
    44. Trustworthy
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    45. Flexible
    46. Works well under pressure
    47. Quick learner
    48. Partnered with others
    49. Results-focused
    50. Out-of-the-box thinker
    Finally, here's one more phrase you don't need to include on your resume: "References furnished upon request." It's assumed that you'll offer references if the employer asks, so don't clutter your resume with those unnecessary words.
    Karen Burns is the author of the illustrated career advice book The Amazing Adventures of Working Girl: Real-Life Career Advice You Can Actually Use, recently released by Running Press. She blogs at Read more at

    Thursday, November 18, 2010

    Taiwanese Athlete Disqualified At Taekwondo ( Taiwanese Competitor Disqualified At Taekwondo )

    GUANGZHOU, China – In the first major judging controversy of the Asian Games, Yang Shu-chun of Taiwan was disqualified from the taekwondo competition Wednesday for using an illegal sensor on the heel of her shoes.
    Yang Jin-suk, secretary general of the World Taekwondo Federation, told a media conference that officials noticed in a pre-match inspection that the 2008 Beijing Olympic competitor appeared to have one extra sensor on the heel of each shoe.
    The judges told her not to use them in the under-49 kilogram division match, then disqualified her with 12 seconds left in the first round because they noticed she still had them on her shoes. Philippine referee Stephen Fernandez then stopped the fight.
    The 25-year-old Taiwanese competitor was leading Thi Hau Vu of Vietnam 9-0, but Vu advanced to the quarterfinals.
    The decision, which the secretary-general said was confirmed by a five-member games technical committee, left Yang Shu-chun and her coach in tears, and unwilling to leave the competition area.
    "She was very well-known in the circuit. Why even bother to do anything like that?" the WTF secretary-general told The Associated Press.
    "The fact of the matter is while she was out there competing, the sensors were discovered. That relates to the question of did she get that many points because of the sensors?"
    Tai Hsia-ling, the minister of Taiwan's Cabinet-level Sports Affairs Council who was in Guangzhou, disagreed with the situation.
    "This is a very, very unfair statement," Tai said. "We will protest strongly again. We are very upset that he (the WTF) made a statement like that before the results of the investigation are out. It is very unfair to our athletes."
    Taiwanese taekwondo competitor Huang Hsien-yung later went on to win gold in the under-46 class, and said she used her teammate's disqualification to motivate her.
    "When I first found out, I thought 'how could that be?'" Huang said. "But I turned my grief into motivation."
    Yang Jin-suk's announcement at Guangdong Stadium, venue of the taekwondo competition, was met with boos and chants from some of the Taiwanese media attending the event.
    Yang Shu-chun, who was not immediately for comment, also competed at the 2006 Doha Asian Games. Read more at

    Tuesday, November 16, 2010

    Cable Car Stalled Due To Lighting ( Bad Weather )

    Twenty cable car passengers were trapped in their cabins for 15 minutes yesterday, after lightning triggered sensors that brought their cable cars to a sudden halt.
    Nobody was hurt in the incident but it was the first time in 36 years that the cable car system in Singapore, which stretches between Mount Faber and Sentosa, has come to a halt due to lightning.
    Cable car operators Mount Faber Leisure Group said that at 12.45pm, due to “strong winds and bad weather conditions”, the cable car’s safety system automatically stopped the cars as a precaution after it detected the “weather irregularities”.
    While technicians inspected the cable lines, the twenty passengers were left perspiring 100-metres above the ground for 15 minutes.
    However, a backup system was in place to help bring the passengers back to the cable car stations at Mount Faber, Sentosa and Habourfront.
    The last passenger alighted at 1.45pm, approximately one hour after the cable cars stopped moving. The journey between Mount Faber and Sentosa is about 1.75km, which takes about 13 minutes.
    More tests were carried out after all the passengers alighted, and the system was up and running again in an hour.
    Aviation surveyor John Leonard, 42, was with his three-year-old daughter when the lights and LCD display inside the cabin blacked out and the cabin came to a stop.
    “There was a bolt of lightning very close to our car, and then the car suddenly stopped,” the Singapore-based Briton told ST.
    He also added that his first concern, when the incident happened, was for his daughter.
    “I was okay, but I thought if I were stuck up here for a long time with a three-year-old, what would I do?”
    He was also reminded about the time when the Singapore Flyer stalled in December 2008, where 10 passengers had to be lowered via safety harnesses, and was worried that they too might have to “climb down” from the cars.
    Mr Leonard also revealed that the cable car had stopped briefly twice earlier in the journey, but the lights were still functioning and the LCD display told passengers to “stay calm and enjoy the view”.
    “But it was quite stormy and misty, so we couldn’t see anything out of the window,” he added.
    He insisted that more could have been done to reassure the stranded passengers.
    Mount Faber Leisure Group said that the stranded passengers can get refunds for their cable car ride.
    The cable car system recently re-opened in July after a 10-month makeover. The lightning protection device that detected weather irregularities and stopped the system yesterday is part of the new advanced safety features, said a spokesman.
    In a previous cable car accident in 1983, the tower of a Panamanian-registered oil rig that was being towed from Keppel Wharf struck the cable lines of the system, causing two cabins to plunge 55-metres into the sea, killing seven. Thirteen other people were also trapped in four cabins between Mount Faber and Sentosa, and were rescued after three-and-a-half hours. Read more at

    Wednesday, November 10, 2010

    I'm Going To Japan ( Sorry For The Late Imformation )

    Hi , I am going to Japan tomorrow for 1 weeks so at that time i won't be posting any thing. So I'm Sorry.

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    Tuesday, November 9, 2010

    What Was Micheal Jackson Like As A Dad ( Michael Jackson Kids Reminisce About Their Normal Dad )

    LOS ANGELES - Michael Jackson's children reminisced on Monday about their "normal dad" in a rare TV interview that marked a transition to a less sheltered life.
    "I kind of felt like no-one understood what a good father he was. I'd say he was the best cook ever," his daughter Paris Jackson, 12, told TV talk show host Oprah Winfrey.
    "He was just a normal dad, except for he was, like, the best dad ever," she added.
    Paris, her older brother Prince Michael, 13, and Prince Michael II, 8, who is also known as Blanket, were filmed with their grandmother and guardian Katherine Jackson and her husband Joe at the Jackson family compound in Los Angeles.
    The interview was broadcast on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" on Monday.
    Paris and Prince said they were adjusting well to school, which they started in September. Katherine Jackson, saying she wanted to give the children as normal a life as possible, said that shy Blanket wants to attend school next year.
    Jackson kept his children secluded before his death in June 2009, and often had them wear veils in public.
    Paris, the most talkative of the trio, said the veils were sometimes uncomfortable, but she appreciated that her father wanted to protect them.
    "He tried to raise us without us knowing who he was, but that didn't really go so well," she said, adding that she hoped to be an actress. "I'd like to be an actress when I'm older. I sometimes do improv. I used to do it with my dad."
    Prince said he liked videogames and sports and that he wants to produce movies and direct when he grows up.
    Katherine Jackson said all three kids speak a lot about their father. "Paris, she's very emotional. She talks about him all the time, and she's a strong one. All the pictures on her wall in her bedroom are Michael," she said.
    Katherine Jackson called the day Jackson died of a prescription drug overdose "the worst day of my life."
    "You know what broke my heart more than anything else in this world? When people at the hospital told us 'You can leave now' and Paris said 'Grandma, where are we going?'," she told Winfrey.
    Jackson's personal physician, Dr. Conrad Murray, is awaiting trial on a charge of involuntary manslaughter. He has admitted giving Jackson what turned out to be a fatal dose of the powerful anesthetic Propofol to help him sleep.
    Katherine Jackson told Winfrey that she had tried to stop what she called his addiction to painkillers and to plastic surgery procedures on his nose.
    Her son's nose got so small that it looked "like a toothpick at one time. I had told him, 'that's enough, why do you keep going?'" she said. Read more at

    I Had No Idea I Was Going To Give Birth ( Jamie Yeo Becomes A Mum )

    Former radio deejay Jamie Yeo gave birth prematurely to baby daughter Alysia at Gleneagles Hospital on Thursday, reported local entertainment news portal
    “I had no idea I was going to give birth, I thought I was just having stomach cramps that whole night,” said the 33-year-old television host, whose baby girl arrived two and a half months early.
    Fortunately, Yeo’s delivery bore no other complications.
    “The whole process was very smooth, I didn’t need to be anaesthetised or take painkillers,” she said.
    Alysia, who weighed 1.2kg at birth, will have to spend the next four months in hospital due to her premature arrival.
    “She looks so tiny. It really breaks my heart. I’m willing to do anything for her,” said Yeo.
    Alysia is Yeo’s first child with English husband Thorsten Nolte, 35, whom she married earlier this year after her separation with radio personality Glenn Ong early last year after five years of marriage. Read more at