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3 things to learn from this 40-year-old shuai ge who lost his job due to Covid-19

This Covid-19 pandemic really caused a lot of people to lose their jobs sia. Including this 40-year-old Andy Yap, who used to be a design director for an events company. But suay lor, because of Covid-19, all the events tio affected and kena cancelled, he also tio pok from his job when his company conduct retrenchment exercise. Tio pok no job no money then how? Confirm cannot sit down there and blame this blame that, blame sky blame earth right – because money also won’t drop from the sky lah. So hor, this former digital design director started looking for jobs in all sort of sectors. From supermarkets to hospitals, to cleaning companies… He ham ba lang (everything) also go and apply. But sibei sian one, apply so many liao yet none got back to him. And that’s when he realise jipai (this time) really siao liao. The global economy

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Retrenchment season, what to do if I also suay-suay tio retrenched?

Sibei jia lat leh. Every other day you scroll Facebook or turn on TV, you will see news about companies retrenching their employees. Lao niang see liao also sky also grey grey, xiao stress because don’t know will be lao niang’s turn or not? But siao bo, if lao niang really tio retrenched how?! Wait ah wait, mai kan jiong (don’t panic) first. In case you really suay suay *touch wood* kena arrow by your company and asked to pack your bag and say sayonara to your job hor, don’t just let your company think you stupid stupid and they can do whatever they want with you. You also don’t blur blur just follow hor. Here are some of the things you need to know and where to go to if you need help. Companies and towkays CANNOT suka-suka retrench workers By right hor, if a company really got 良心

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Netizen U-turn on his post about the 82-Year-Old Ah Ma who earns $5/hr

If you didn’t see this one SIBEI viral post about this old Ah Ma on Facebook by this netizen called Meng Shuen Koh, then you confirm not WOKE enough liao. In a Facebook post, this boy boy sibei cool, macam social justice warrior, he go post on his Facebook this super qi cham (sob) story about his encounter with this 82-year-old Ah Ma who is working as a cleaner and is earning $5 per hour. To cut long story short, here are things the Original Poster (OP) said: OP met Ah Ma who was going to Sentosa to find a $10 per hour job on MRT Ah Ma currently works at Tampines Hub and her current pay is $5 per hour Ah Ma one day only works 4 hours, so one day she only earns $20 Ah Ma is a Malaysian and she married over from Malaysia Ah Ma’s husband

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5 things you didn’t know about migrant workers in Singapore

Since the start of Circuit Breaker, migrant workers in Singapore have been thrust into the spotlight in our fight against COVID-19. Yet in the past months, it’s heartening to see Singaporeans step up in their support towards migrant workers. During the crisis, we’ve witnessed how a young Singaporean built a translation portal overnight for medical teams treating migrant workers, and a recent campaign backed by the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth’s Our Singapore Fund, named “Welcome In My Backyard” (Wimby) was launched to welcome migrant workers to housing estates. We’ve also been hearing a lot of comments and suggestions on how we can improve the lives of our migrant workers – from housing them in alternative housing facilities, to reducing the number of persons in one apartment to letting them have their own rooms. Perhaps it’s time for us to understand them better, before starting to plan for changes

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#LaoniangWalktheGround: HOLYCOW! WP’s Raeesah Khan tio police investigate!

This general election got more drama a not? Tia gong the Workers’ Party candidate Raeesah Khan kena police investigate! Apparently got two police report filed against her for the remarks she made about race and religion. Here are the things this Raeesah zha bor said: Singapore law allow authorities to discriminate against citizens (read: minorities) As compared to other groups, the rich Chinese people and white people are treated differently under the law. Singapore never give chance to minorities. Singapore jail the minorities mercilessly, harassed mosque leaders but let corrupt church leaders who stole S$50 million walk free – by the way hor, she referring to the City Harvest Church saga. She also asked is it got people received bribe that’s why the church leaders never kena charged Erm got meh? As far as lao niang know, the City Harvest Church leaders got kena jailed leh?? In case you don’t

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#LaoniangWalktheGround: Semo 10 million population? What is it all about?

Unless you totally bo hiu general election, if not you bo ko leng never hear that Chee Soon Juan and Vivian Balakrishnan got xiao heated in their GE2020 debate over this “10 million population”. So what is this 10 million population all about ah? Lai lai lai, let lao niang explain to you. Basically, in the debate, this happened: Chee: Hey! Tia gong DPM Heng Swee Keat said in an interview that his heart xiao itchy, want to bring up our population up to 10 million leh. Is it PAP trying to achieve the 10 million by bringing in more foreigners ah? Vivian.B: Excuse me, can you don’t anyhow anyhow say ah. Heng Swee Keat didn’t say that hao ma? Even today PMO also got issue one statement to clarify this liao. Chee: But Heng Swee Keat got say leh. I tell you what he say want mah? Vivian.B: NO.

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#LaoniangWalktheGround: WP video & other japalang updates

Lao niang really very curious how much money Workers’ Party (WP) blew on their GE video lei. Must have cost a lot lah! You see the quality, really macam movie. Some more got the bombastic music at the background. So boomz one. Really got goosebumps and will make you xiao emotional even though lao niang period haven’t come yet. Must say it is really money well-spent lah hor. Very smart also. Got lowkey wayang about simi kampong spirit, say want to touch Singaporeans through shared experience and all. Then I also want to say the appearance of Nicole Seah also xiao cringe sia. Suddenly the music so boomz and macam Avengers like that. Is it she Captain Marvel??? Compared to PAP’s boring and conservative way of introducing their candidates hor, WP win them liao lor. PAP is like your wife at home, every day do housework, take care of the

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#LaoniangWalktheGround: Election coming!

Wah wah wah, lai liao lai liao, General Election (GE) really lai liao. Heard people saying, “Election coming!” for the past 5 years, this time election is really coming liao! Jin excited! But since lao niang is not SUN Xue Ling but SOON Xue Ling (or you 傻傻分不清 / blur blur cannot tell?) and cannot be politician, cannot join election, but lao niang will be “walking” the ground to bring you all daily updates. Steady bo? So, if you kpo, want to know what is happening in the world of politics, lao niang is here to save the day, because lao niang is here to help you all summarise the sibei happening news in pure Singlish. Okok, mai tu liao! Here we go! Lee Hsien Yang joins Tan Cheng Bock’s Progress Singapore Party Wah you know hor, 7 early 8 early this morning, lao niang’s friend message me, jio me

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Lao niang explain: The Sunday Times ESSENTIAL vs NON-ESSENTIAL Poll

Last Sunday, lao niang woke up from my beauty sleep to 3527632221 complaints on my Facebook feed, complaining about this ONE article on The Sunday Times, which revealed the results of a poll about what people think is considered an essential job during a pandemic. Lao niang repeat again, during a pandemic, a PANDEMIC ok! Pandemic means a health crisis is that spreading in a country or in the world like wildfire liao and there are people dying from it. So, now you exercise your brain a bit. When people are dying, what or who do you need to save a person’s life? All of you sibei triggered by this poll, that “Artist” is rank highest as non-essential, all of you who KPKB, cry father cry mother asking: Y U SAY ARTISTS NOT IMPORTANT?! Please, take a chill pill and calm your tits, can? The purpose of the poll is

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Why take public transport ok, but social gatherings not ok?

Ever since we started phase one, I see a lot of people asking, “Oei, why can take public transport to go to work or school but buay sai meet friends and family? KNS siah, why like that? What kind of stupid logic is that?” So early early this week, during the multi-ministry task force’s press conference, Lawrence (macam my friend) got explain lah. But lao niang don’t know you got try to understand a not. But never mind, lao niang explain it to you in Singlish style, you see you want to understand mah? First hor, you need to understand that social gathering is very different leh. When you meet your family or friends you never see for very long, you will xiao excited right? You take out your mask, then will hug hug and take selfie with each other because very long never meet. Then you will sit down

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