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City Harvest Church goers thank S’poreans for outpouring of support during this tough period

City Harvest Church goers thank S’poreans for outpouring of support during this tough period

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They are comforted by the messages of thanks and public affirmation.


City Harvest Church goers from that particular walk of life, who like to be led by others they view as leaders, have come out to thank Singaporeans and the public-at-large for the support and encouragement since the trial verdict was announced.

This after six current and former CHC leaders were found guilty of fraud and all charges levelled against them.

One CHC member, Zi Chi Wo, said he is touched by the uplifting messages and the care and concern shown for his congregation that Singaporeans have provided in this difficult period: “I would like to personally thank all Singaporeans for standing by City Harvest and our dear leaders in this difficult time of transition.”

“Singaporeans have, by and large, been very caring and thoughtful during this period of time. I have received messages in private and out in public that they do not judge us and our actions, but want the best for us.”

“This is the kind of affirmative blessing our church preaches regularly.”

Other CHC members said they were touched by the strong national support and thank all would-be followers of their religion for sparing a thought.

Another CHC goer, Qi Dao, said: “The public reception to our trial has been positive and many Singaporeans have come up to me on the streets over the last few weeks saying that they trust us and that this is only a small misunderstanding.”

“In time to come, the truth will dawn and we will be vindicated as our church moves forward to do our best for this country and its people to show them the light.”

“We see things as they are and we are comforted that Singaporeans do as well, and they have been kind and helpful to our cause, which we will continue to champion.”

“There is no sense of disillusionment or a masking of reality.”

At press time, the exchange rate is 3.4 times of blessing for every 1 Sing dollar.






S’poreans react to President Tony Tan thanking NDP participants for ‘hours of dedication’

S’poreans react to President Tony Tan thanking NDP participants for ‘hours of dedication’

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Three thoughts that must have went past your mind at some point.


President Tony Tan hosted a thank you reception at the Istana on Aug. 19, 2015, for the organisers and participants of this year’s National Day Parade (NDP).

This year’s parade featured more than 7,000 participants.

Here are three thoughts Singaporeans have:


sian-half-auntie “‘Thank you’ is easy for you to say since you were there for only two hours.”
Kam Seah, 43-year-old courtesy campaign organiser


sian-half-uncle “If he thinks saying ‘thank you’ to everyone else makes up for the fact his security staff stopped a young boy from shaking hands with him, he’s wrong.”
Mai Cham Xiong, 63-year-old debt collector


happy-bird-girl “It is not the several thousand participants who thanked President Tony Tan because he obviously didn’t do anything but show up at the parade and look out of place.”
Mei Ren Ai, 17-year-old idealist










PAP wises up, sidelines Teo Chee Hean in Punggol East SMC campaign

PAP wises up, sidelines Teo Chee Hean in Punggol East SMC campaign

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But opposition supporters praying hard for DPM to cost PAP votes with petty politicking. Again.

Why worry about bigger national issues when you can launch personal attacks? Photo stolen from Yahoo!

The mainstream media has received specific instruction to stay far, far away from Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean this upcoming campaign period for the Jan. 26 Punggol East SMC by-election.

This is due to his antics during the last by-election in Hougang in May 2012, where the PAP Number Two Man was widely credited for helping the Workers’ Party win with his brand of pointless petty politicking.

And he was widely thanked by opposition supporters who couldn’t believe their luck.

His petty politicking consisted of constantly questioning WP candidate Png Eng Huat’s integrity about something no one actually remembers today, which ultimately made Teo Chee Hean look like a nitpicking douchebag.

Moreover, his presence overshadowed PAP candidate Desmond Choo, to the extent the man-boy had to resort to crying to receive some air time.

Impressions of Teo Chee Hean went further tits up as he himself claimed that he is actually rubbish at playing politics.

Self-styled political pundit, Eric de Yaya, when interviewed by New Nation, made a bold prediction: “Everybody, you, me and the media here and internationally, will notice Teo Chee Hean this by-election precisely because of his conspicuous absence.”

“Opposition supporters will be heartbroken to learn this fact.”

How Steve Jobs changed the way iWrite

How Steve Jobs changed the way iWrite

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With the iPhone, I’m forced to write streamlined and punchy prose.

By Belmont Lay

As you’re reading these lines, dear reader, it is imperative to know – given the news of Steve Job’s demise trickling in through my iPhone*sob :(* – that this missive you’re reading was written entirely on, well, an iPhone.

As a writer, I am and shall be forever indebted and grateful to Steve and his creations.

Steve’s gift to people like me (and I believe a host of others) was his foresight, intended or otherwise, to enhance our abilities, in a somewhat mutant kind of way.

These days, I can put ideas to touch screen pretty much anytime, anywhere.

I can research an article, look up sources, fact-check, edit and re-write as and when I feel like it.

Without skipping a beat.

Case-in-point: This article about Isabella Loh and the bridge-burning fracas she got herself into that was published three weeks ago was entirely penned, erm, I mean, pressed on an iPhone.

I was out window shopping on a Saturday but that was no excuse to NOT churn out a piece while on the go.

I don’t believe for a second that Steve set out making the iPhone thinking that it can be co-opted and exploited the way I have.

But he created a device with very flexible functionality.

The note-taking feature was never made for prose, but that doesn't mean you cannot try to use it for writing.

If you know a thing or two behind the science of writing, you should be aware that writing is carried out in a burst-pause-review-repeat manner. And coincidentally, this temperament fits right into the way the iPhone allows writers to function. And bloom.

So here’s an unintended consequence, a somewhat rather fortuitous upside to it all: With the iPhone’s physical design the way it is, it has built-in restrictions that in fact work in favour of writers who aim for streamlined, efficient and punchy prose.

Yes, I write most of my stuff on the Notes device, yes, THAT yellow Notes device that was actually made for short one or two-worded reminders and not full, grammatically-correct sentences.

And yes, the touch screen key pad isn’t exactly spacious and typing can take up precious cognitive energy.

But despite all these so-called shortcomings, as a rule of thumb, anything that is too tedious and too long to write on an iPhone is very usually too tedious and too long for anyone to read.

The iPhone, undoubtedly, has set the parameters very well for me. And I am inclined to believe, for you, too.

Plus, the fact that I can write as and when I please, because Notes holds that thought for you, I now have a much lower probability of misplacing a thought.

Remember, a flurry of short bursts of writing, is followed by pauses to review what was written and then back to more short bursts, reviewing and pauses?

That’s what makes writing on an iPhone work, especially while on the go, such as on a train or waiting for somebody or the bus.

You will never lose what you’ve written because Notes can be synced to email and everything will be cached.

So, for those of you who are not happy with the iPhone 4S, because it’s not exactly an iPhone 5, don’t be a bitch, ok?

When I first got my hands on an iPhone 4 in late July this year, having never used a smartphone in my existence, it didn’t feel like anything that came from this Earth.

The smooth glass screen, the sleekness of the casing and the solo button defied intuition, but has more or less set the parameters and influenced how designers build phones and tablets.

You must know and remember this: The iPhone, ever since its first generation was launched four years old, has pushed the limits of industrial design.

This is basically the best damn thing Man could have mustered at this stage in our evolution.

I can only leave you with this bit of funny you might have encountered in one form or another: God made creation in six days. On the seventh, He outsourced everything to  China.

So, be thankful. Because, or else, your iPhone would never have been assembled.

You never would have read this.

And you would have been poorer for it.

Thanks Steve, you’ll be missed.