Strawberry Fields Forever

Strawberry Fields Forever

Throughout history
Mankind has been ever searching
For that elusive Utopia
Searching but not ever realising
That HE is the cause of all the problems
An “Imperfect” market
When HE realises that HE is able to solve the problems
That “Imperfect” market will be made “Perfect”
We cannot work alone
In order to realise this vision
Everyone must work together
Every inhabitant on earth
Once this message is passed to everyone
There will be a great transformation
Everyone will realise that the elusive dream
Is not elusive anymore
“Heaven is a place on Earth”
Tomorrow will be better than today
We have the POWER to create our future today.

– Contributed by Oogle.




I have a Dream (Revised Edition)

We cannot walk alone

And as we walk, we must make the pledge that we shall always march ahead

We cannot turn back
I am not unmindful that some of you have come here out of great trials and tribulations. Some of you have come fresh from narrow jail cells. And some of you have come from areas where your quest — quest for freedom left you battered by the storms of persecution and staggered by the winds of police brutality. You have been the veterans of creative suffering. Continue to work with the faith that unearned suffering is redemptive
Let us not wallow in the valley of despair, I say to you today, my friends

And so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream
I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.”
I have a dream that my two little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character
I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, and every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight; “and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed and all flesh shall see it together.”
With this faith, we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope. With this faith, we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood. With this faith, we will be able to work together, to pray together, to struggle together, to go to jail together, to stand up for freedom together, knowing that we will be free one day

And this will be the day — this will be the day when all of God’s children will be able to sing with new meaning:
My country ’tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing.
Land where my fathers died, land of the Pilgrim’s pride,
From every mountainside, let freedom ring!
And if Singapore is to be a great nation, this must become true
And when this happens, when we allow freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old spiritual:
                Free at last! Free at last!

                Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!

– Contributed by Oogle.

Singapore's Animal Farm : Even the Pigs think they are better than Humans, "I'll rather be God"

January 17th, 2012 | Author: Contributions

“Hoarding apples as rewards is stupid as everyone knows apple will get rotten over time, I would rather chose gold. Communism is dead and even the Chinese knows how to embrace reforms, if not no matter how much one pays oneself in the end result the country will go back to Third world status and it’s money will be like rotten apples. Martin Luthur King did not dream for nothing.” 
– Contributed by Oogle.


There is a village that only has one restaurant. Everyone in the village has to eat at that restaurant PAPCH Garden which serves $10 XO Chye Tow Kueh.
Villager: Why can’t we have more than one restaurant?
Head Waiter: Our village is at a critical point in it’s economic development where more than one restaurant can lead to chaos, so we only have one restaurant. Also, if there are other restaurants, I might get distracted and be unable to concentrate on my job.
Villager: But the food here is really not good! And it’s very expensive because all the staff are paid so much. And it’s also full of outsiders from other countries eating in it – and you have them working in the kitchen too, taking away ours jobs.
Head Waiter: Our restaurant is a small one. If you were to open another restaurant, the prosperity of the village would be fundamentally threatened.
Villager: But can’t it be a little cheaper?
Head Waiter: That would not suit the conditions of our village; the restaurant also needs to develop. We need to pay top dollar to attract top talents for our restaurant.
Waitress who called herself Ms Eff You: When I made the decision to join the restaurant in 2006, pay was not a key factor. Loss of privacy, public scrutiny on myself and my family and loss of personal time were. The disruption to my previous career was also an important consideration. I had some ground to believe that my family would not suffer a drastic change in the standard of living even though I experienced a drop in my income. So it is with this recent pay cut. If the balance is tilted further in the future, it will make it harder for any one considering joining the restaurant.
Villager: But the employees of the restaurant are all driving Mercedes Benz! And living in bungalows! And some of them have more than 10 houses.
Head Waiter: To ensure fair and uncorrupted staff, you need to pay them high salaries. This is what it is called, a transparent wage. If you really want, we will form a committee to decide on the staff wages, then talk about it in front of you even though we have already made a decision.
Villager: But last year, you lent all the profits of the restaurant to Temashit store and Jee Ai See Corporation!
Head Waiter: This is the village policy, you don’t need to worry about it. We are in it for the long term.
Villager: I heard that the Jee Ai See guy in charge of purchasing bought all the worthless shares that have since lost all their value – 50 billion American peanuts worth.
Head Waiter: That type of employee is very rare.
Villager: Then why did you promote him to make him President of the restaurant company?
Head Waiter: We have already volunteered him to take a pay cut of 51%.
Villager:  But he’s still the best paid President on earth!
Head Waiter: Let’s move on. You have misunderstood me.
Other villagers: And the water from kitchen flooded our houses the other day!
Waiter in-charge of drinks: Ah, that was just ponding which happens once in 50 years.
Villager: And what about the time your restaurant system broke down for over 4 hours and trapped over a 1000 people inside?
Restaurant Valet: Don’t worry, we will have a committee of inquiry on this matter. Also, that chef responsible has also left to pursue personal interests. And the second chef has also left earlier to pursue personal interests.
Villager: So when we’ve got so many problems, why do you still hang up certificates of high quality? Why do you tell outsiders that everyone is eating so well? There are some people in our village who have no houses and not enough to eat.
Waiter in-charge of drinks: What do you want, 3 meals a day? Anyway, you misunderstood me. I am sorry you are upset about your misunderstanding me.
Villager: The grain was grown by the peasant farmers. The village was built by the first generation villagers and the its security is undertaken by all our our young male villagers for 2 years of their lives.
Head Waiter: Look, New Singapore Shares!
Villager: I can’t even get a decent meal, what do these other things have to do with me? Why don’t other villages have all these problems that we have here?
Old Waiter: Whenever you talk about yourself, you only say bad things. When you talk about others, you say everything is good. You are so complacent. You need to have spurs stuck in your hide. You must repent!
Villager: Eh, but down the road there is a new hawker stall with a hammer sign. The food quality looks quite good and the staff wear blue uniforms. Also, they smile at you and try to help you. They have a chye tow kueh chef who was trained in Beijing to make XO chye tow kueh and many other things. He has even taken a pay cut to come back and help our village out.
Major General (NS) Waiter: But hor, even though they only charge you $1.50, you might not want to eat it because the quality is not good leh. (Turning to the other waiters) If you guys agree with me, Kee Chiu!
Old waiter (getting angry): If you choose to go to that hawker stall, then I say good luck to you. You have five years to ruminate and to regret what you did. And I have no doubts you will regret it. At the end of the day, you should ask yourself: Do you want a celebrity chef who has been away 30 years and a bunch of non-scholars to serve you?’
Head Waiter (quickly cut in): Please bear with us. We’re trying our best on your behalf. And if we didn’t quite get it right, I am sorry but we will try and do better the next time.”
Villager: Too late. 39.9% of us are going to try the stall. I hear it’s in Aljunied.
Karen Teoh
* From with some uniquely Village amendments.
* Personal note: I think the Chye Tow Kueh was the last straw for me after the spate of recent news about pay, SMRT and ‘ponding’. Anyone want to make a video/podcast with it? Might be interesting to hear it “acted’ aloud. At the end of the day, this is just a light-hearted post to blow off steam, laugh about it – then go eat at the other hawker stall in Aljunied in 5 years time. Hope they will be setting up franchises in different parts of the village. Please share and repost – and remind people to eat at the other hawker stall when they next have the chance.
* Editor’s note: Have also added some further amendments to Karen’s amendments. Feel free to add further and share it around

Let this be a lesson to all

“And he sighed deeply in his spirit, and saith, Why doth this generation seek after a sign? verily I say unto you, There shall no sign be given unto this generation.”
Mark 8:12

And he said unto them, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or parents, or brethren, or wife, or children, for the kingdom of God’s sake, Who shall not receive manifold more in this present time, and in the world to come life everlasting. Luke 18:29,30

And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: Matthew 6:28

But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Matthew 10:30

And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me. Matthew 10:38

“When you give a man a fish, He will have a meal for a day. But when you teach a man to fish, He will have meals to last a lifetime.”

Parents take note; if you do not teach your children to fish, you will have to provide them meals for a lifetime, which you cannot afford, other providing them a good education and helping them find a mate, you should teach them to be independent, nurture them to be successful, so they can take care of you in your golden years.

If you have parents who do not provide and are a parasite, what must you do? Do likewise to them and let them feel your full wrath, abandon them and refuse to take care of them, cause they only have themselves to blame for their own selfishness.

– Contributed by Oogle.

This is dedicated to my Mom;

“Since you love money so much, I will bury you with Hell money when you die, there will be no one at your funeral, no relative or friends will sent you on your last journey. Your money you so much loved will be entirely donated to charity, no one will come forward to claim it. Be prepared to be chased out of all your son’s homes, no one will take care or provide for you, you will only have God to repent for all your sins, and yourself to blame for this mockery.”

The only outstanding I own;

Louis $800, Louis1 $560, Leon $600, LV $700, AC $600, Jimmy $720, Total $3980

Which I can easily clear myself within 2 months. 

Sons who dump their elderly

An increasing number of elderly folk who are turning up at welfare homes on their own because their families cannot afford to care for them. Maybe I am the one in the near future if my sons do not want to provide monthly assistant to me.
I have done all my duty with many hardship as a father to rise them with good care, I have assist them with money business and property; today they are successful businessman.
I am old and sick now, they do not want to care me or provide any monthly living to me; they dump me as if I am an unwanted material. I do not know how to get them back, I call them by phone there are no reply, I keep on calling… however they close-up their phone. I go to their shop they drive off with their big-car. 
I need my Elders Son, my Second Son and my Fourth Son to care for my living because they owned me too much and today they are a successful businessman and have lots of money; they travel by airplane something like travel by bus; they eat big-fish and big-meat in restaurant while me their father only eat blank-foods and simple vegetable; it is their duty as a son to care me; it is their duty to care for their Old-age father.
‘I want to tell my Sons’ please do not commit mischief; you are responsible to care me or you will be regret when time comes.
It is a crime for children to abandon their elderly parents; 
The old age is not without problems. In old age physical strength deteriorates, mental stability diminishes; money power becomes bleak coupled with negligence from the younger generation.
It is then children began to see their parents as burden. It is these parents who at times wander out of their homes or are thrown out. Some dump their old parents or grandparents in old-age homes and don’t even come to visit them anymore.
Most welfare home residents stay until their final days, away from their families.
News reports since last indicated that a growing number of elderly people had been abandoned by their children.
Suggestions have been made for to adopt a law allowing elderly parents to claim maintenance from their financially-able children.
The Maintenance of Parents Act enables parents above 58 years old, who cannot support themselves, to seek legal action compelling their children to provide maintenance for them is needed.
Moreover a Maintenance Act enables an aged parent to demand maintenance from children in the same way that a wife can demand it from her husband is needed too.
Otherwise “it is the responsibility of the Government to care for the elderly. They have contributed to nation-building and should reap the benefits in their later years.”
However, a suggestion there is punishment on those who abandoned their elderly parents and it is a crime for children to abandon their elderly parents.  
The state and its administration may act against children who dump their elderly parents.
Children who dump their elderly parents in hospitals or nursing homes could be taken to task and forced to help pay for their parents’ care.
The administration may study how best to use the Maintenance of Parents Act to get such children to do their filial duty.
Please help me or tell me what I should do to get my Sons back.     
I beg God to mercy on me and forgive my sin;  
May God Bless you all?
Ayabush Kahmar
* This letter is unedited and reproduced verbatim.

My 10 years of Secret trainning

My 10 years of Secret trainning

I have researched into numerous fields
Read reports of every kind
About Science, Technologies and History
And developed insights no-one has
I have information pushed to me
Via the Internet
No-one has ever seen
Even how to build a nuclear device
And the components to build it
The secrets of every Intelligence Agencies
The causes of every biological weapons
Military strategies of battles past
And how to handle everything
I do not know who is behind it
Or a group of persons are involved
But it has greatly enhanced my Knowledge
And I will tell no one
To facilitate my new found mission.

– Contributed by Oogle.




My Destiny

My Destiny

What I have been told
Was to take a huge leap in Faith
Take no heed or care in this world
No worry about resources
To champion the causes of Poverty and Hunger
And raise into the ranks of the UN
To totally eradicate Poverty and Hunger from this world
Within a Lifetime
Now I could never imagine
If I could achieve this goal
If it is really God’s plan
Then HE will be the provider of my resources
UN is a union of many countries
That survives on contributions from its members
I really do not know 
How am I going to fit into the picture
How am I going to solve the world’s problems
Without any resources myself
It is really going to take a Miracle
And only God can create this miracle
To fulfill what he has told me to do

– Contributed by Oogle.