Special Employment Credit
During this year’s budget report, when Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam touched on Special Employment Credit (SEC) and he mentioned about the enhancements, I was heartened to learn of the changes. When I became the accidental boss, I had hoped to create a wonderful working conditions and environment for my staff. I mean, we spent most of our life working,...
Quietly, We Are 12
On one late night, while working and typing away on the PC, I suddenly realised that the birthday of SingaporeBrides.com went past without notice. In fact, I’ve cleanly forgotten about it. SingaporeBrides.com was launched 12 years ago, on 1st of April. With such date, I thought it would be easy to be reminded. Someone pulls a prank on me and I would suddenly, “Aha! Today is...
Apple's Numbers in a Nutshell →
parislemon: By now you’ve seen the numbers. Just in case, the keys: Revenue: $39.2 billion Profit: $11.6 billion iPhones: 35.1 million iPads: 11.8 million Macs: 4 million iPods: 7.7 million The first stand-out number is the 35 million iPhones sold. Before last quarter’s insane 37 million sold, 20 million had been the previous record. Hard to fathom that Apple almost matched their record...
The Beer Hawker: Clean up the cleaning agencies,... →
NEA created the problem, they jolly well solve it! How dare they chatise the hawkers? Just because they are hawkers, they think that they do not deserve respect? They were the ones who made themselves looked bad! Not the papers, and definitely not the hawkers! This made my blood boils! thebeerhawker: Earlier this year, just before Chinese New Year, some of you may remember that I complained...
This disregard for the status quo didn’t hold us back. It set us free.– MG Siegler (Paris Lemon)
Here is why Facebook bought Instagram →
Like Father, Like Son
It’s been 12 years since my father had passed away. We went to Choa Chu Kang Cemetery this morning to 扫墓 (grave-sweeping). In the first few years, my mum, my sister, my wife and myself, we would cater a cab for about 2 hours and visit the cemetery to perform the traditional rituals. I have since bought my own car and now I would drive the family (including my two sons) for the annual...
Comic Books: Infinite Comics: Marvel's New Format... →
The first issue of Marvel’s new Infinite Comics format comes out on the iPad tomorrow. It’s a technological step forward—it allows artists to pace the storytelling by shifting focus within a single drawing, or staggering the appearance of text bubbles in dialogue.