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S’poreans react to survey finding long working hours an obstacle to family time

Posted on 19 May 2016

Three thoughts you must have had.


About 50 percent of 700 Singaporeans surveyed feel that long working hours prevent them from spending more time with their families, according to a survey by national family council Families For Life (FFL).

Here are three thoughts Singaporeans have:


sian-half-auntie “I wouldn’t have guessed otherwise.”
Wu Leow, 43-year-old spoon tester


sian-half-uncle “A new survey should find that spending time doing stupid surveys an obstacle to family time.”
Qu Nee Mah, 66-year-old tree doctor


happy-bird-girl “Having an affair will lead to more family time, because now you’d have two families.”
Gao Wai Yu, 19-year-old matchmaker










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  • Phytomorphogenesis

    WANG PEI!!!
    You are absolutely brilliant!
    Love that Gao Wai Yu’s statement!

    The picture of the woman in glasses, regardless of “her” remarks, always brings a smile!
    She is that Ah Soh on the street, your next-door neighbour, the lady who clears our tables in food courts, the woman guiding angry passengers when the MRT breaks down (it hasn’t broken down for two weeks – clearly a MIRACLE!), the car-park ticket lady, the waitress serving in a restaurant…

    Have a fabulous weekend ahead (WITHOUT any MRT breakdown HOPEFULLY)!