I stepped off the plane just 2 hours ago. About a week ago, I was sent on an urgent assignment overseas. I was told in the morning that day and had to leave in afternoon. I didn't even have time to pack my luggage and say good bye when I left. I had a miserable time - worked until 11pm every night. The hotel charged 10 euros per day for Interent access. Unbelievable!! Having no Internet access is like going without food - starvation. Not reading Straits Times is like going without oxygen - suffocation. Staying in a country not run by the PAP is simply hell! It is great to be back. My mom saved all the 'oxygen' for me in a box.
I went to the coffeeshop for my favorite 'zhi char' just now to order 'hor fun' just now. Hor fun is now $3.50 vs $3 before my overseas trip.....wow how fast prices can rise in Singapore. They tend to go up in big discrete steps of 25 or 30% at one go just like some people's pay hikes. I heard that NETS has implemented a levy increase of 300%....because our banks claim they cannot support the system anymore....oh yes they too have been making a painful sacrifice for many years. For every $1 you spend using NETS, about 10 cents will go to the banks and the govt. So what can you do about all these price increases? ...Protest?...You better not lest you be construed as inciting violence like these people from the Freedom Walk . They best thing you can do about it is to work hard to pay for these increases and remain silent. That would be best and if you can't take it, breathe in more 'oxygen'.