An update from MaiAnh, Thien Nhan's foster mum






































"Thien Nhan will be 10 this year.
He is doing well at school and enjoys learning Aikido.





























He is also active in helping other kids who need genital & urinary surgeries,
visiting them in hospital & explaining what to expect, etc. He also helps with fund-raising.

So far, the surgeons who did Thien Nhan's operations have come back to Vietnam
9 times to perform surgeries on 180 other kids with genital & urinary problems."


























You can visit Thien Nhan's Facebook Page by clicking here.

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On 27 Feb 2016, S$7,590 (excluding my donation) was transferred to Thien Nhan.

To the following contributors: Thank You.

Albert Tan Beng Kiat (S$50)
Amous Lee (S$200)
Ariel Loh (S$300, April 2014 to Sept 2015)
Daniel Boccio (S$140)
Diana Lim Yun Yan (S$300)
Eileen Tay (S$220, May 2014 to Feb 2016)
Francisca Lam Ying Jia (S$100)
Kaye Ng (S$100)
KH (S$300)
Kieran Wee (S$1,000)
Lee KL Evangeline (S$100)
Leona Ang (S$1,750, Jan 2014 to Jan 2016)
MindfulnessSingapore.com (S$2,320)
Ong Hui Then (S$60, Jan 2015 to June 2015)
Sally Lam (S$150, Dec 2013 to May 2014)
Tan Yiling (S$80)
Tay Wee Kiat (S$150)
Wang Boon Lian (S$200)
Wong Pei Ling (S$20)
Wong Peng Chuen (S$50, Jan 2015 to May 2015)

Why drink?

I am not a fan of alcohol.
But some people are.

What’s the worst side effect of alcohol consumption?
A hangover? Wrong.

It's SHOCK.

Here are some real-life examples:


Move to curb moonlighting security guards

In a push to raise the professional standards of security firms,
guards are not allowed to work for more than two employers at any one time.

This is because part-time guards who move from one company to another or hop
from one job to another may lead to frequent absenteeism and poor job performance.


Indomitable youths


Hot stuff

One thing that Singapore is famous for is the warm weather.

During the dry season, the scorching heat can be so bad that it drives people to hospitals.


Hear vs Listen

One of the many announcements played at our train stations is this:
"Please mind the platform gap."

It is being played so repeatedly that I wonder if we have become numbed to it.

That may explain why there are still instances in which passengers' legs get caught.


Young people say thanks to elders on Gratitude Day

2 January 2013 was Gratitude Day, organised by Blossom World Society
for the young to honour their parents for raising them.

They got down on their knees, said emotional words of thanks,
and served their parents tea.


There was barely a dry eye in the hall during the tea ceremony.
Many were moved to tears by the emotional outpourings.
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And then:

The Flexi-Works! Scheme

In 2007, a new scheme was set up to give companies up to $100,000 to
implement flexible or part-time measures at the workplace.
This $3 million government fund was aimed at coaxing housewives and retirees
to work again.

The money can be spent on any of these measures:

1. CONSULTANCY
Hire consultants to advise companies on how to implement
part-time/flexible work arrangements



2. ADVERTISING
Help pay for part of cost of hiring

3. HARDWARE
Buy machines and equipment to make the work easier



4. TRAINING
Pay for the cost of training workers in the required skills
and on company’s operations

5. JOB REDESIGN
Make it easier to implement part-time/flexible work arrangements

You gotta be kidding me


Killed two innocent people with his non-existent driving skill and got only 10 months' jail.
Singapore's so-called "juristic system" is a joke.