Monthly Archive: July 2008

Ramly Burger Special Now $2.80!

Quite some time that I have not eaten a Ramly burger. I think the last time I eat it was during last year fasting month at Geylang Serai bazaar. Today I decided to buy one Ramly burger special at the pasar malam near my home. It used to cost $2.00 and $2.50 for the normal and special respectively, but now it cost 30 cents more for both types.

The Ramly chicken burger wrapper with the Malaysia’s Halal logo. Actually inside is a beef Ramly burger with egg and cheese. No beef Ramly burger’s wrappers?

Can you see the cheese and egg inside? I’m craving for more. I think I will buy again tomorrow.

The Meaning Of Retrenchment

The company that I had worked for the last seven years decided not to renew my contract because there is no more money left in producing DVD recorders for next year. Half of my colleagues had either left the company or are going to be transferred to the other departments and divisions of the company. Some of them are having their early retirement with their retrenchment benefits.

Within those seven years, I had tried to secure a stable employment at the company and other companies, but was unsuccessful. Nine more days I will be jobless and my main source of income is gone, cut off. Now I’m depending on my online incomes from Nuffnang, TLA and Google Adsense.

Why do someone do not want to hire me? Is it because of my resume? Or is it because of my high expectation salary? Or is it because of my age? Or is it because of my race and religion? I only received ONE interview (the interviewer had spied on me by asking one of my ex-colleague who is working there) after sending thousands of applications. For me, it’s their great loss of not employing me as now I got the opportunity to start a new career in a field that I have a whole lot more passion for.

Now I had a good reason to become a pro-blogger like John Chow. I hope with this, I will be a lot wealthier, happier and have a greater sense of freedom and purpose.

Goodbye Bukit Timah Fire Station… Welcome SPECTRA…

A couple of weeks ago, I was wondering why the old Bukit Timah Fire Station and buildings along Upper Bukit Timah Road are having a new makeover.

Goodbye Bukit Timah Fire Station... Welcome SPECTRA.
Photo from www.clubsnap.com.

I found out here that the most famous landmark of Bukit Timah is under construction to be transformed into a bustling centre for education, arts, sports and adventure.

Vacant since April 2005 as the firemen and families had already moved to the new Bukit Batok Fire Station located along Bukit Batok Road.

Built in 1956, the 4th fire station to be built in Singapore was leased out to Spectra Investment for 3 years. It will become Singapore’s first and only fun-filled Arts and Adventure enrichment hub for young artists, musicians, crafters, designers and great outdoor adventurers, under one roof.

Bukit Timah Fire Station's red doors
Photo from www.straitstimes.com.

Come September, I’m wondering how the traffic condition at the junction of Upper Bukit Timah Road and Old Jurong Road will be when vehicles starts to use the distinctive red doors.

Goodbye Bukit Timah Fire Station… Welcome SPECTRA…

A couple of weeks ago, I was wondering why the old Bukit Timah Fire Station and buildings along Upper Bukit Timah Road are having a new makeover.


Photo from www.clubsnap.com.

I found out here that the most famous landmark of Bukit Timah is under construction to be transformed into a bustling centre for education, arts, sports and adventure.

Vacant since April 2005 as the firemen and families had already moved to the new Bukit Batok Fire Station located along Bukit Batok Road.

Built in 1956, the 4th fire station to be built in Singapore was leased out to Spectra Investment for 3 years. It will become Singapore first and only fun-filled Arts and Adventure enrichment hub for young artists, musicians, crafters, designers and great outdoor adventurers, under one roof.

Photo from www.straitstimes.com.

Come September, I’m wondering how the traffic condition at the junction of Upper Bukit Timah Road and Old Jurong Road will be when vehicles starts to use the distinctive red doors.