Friday, January 27, 2006

Rotten To The Core 2

Friday January 27 life page 5

I refer to this article written by Eileen Lee on the problem of bad service in Singapore shops.
I have to have a say in this , as I think it is only right that we consumers speak our views , I mean who would like to enter a shop, seconds later only to find that the shop assistants could not care less of what you were going to do ? As proved from what miss/Mrs Eileen Lee experienced, went sales assistant could not be bothered to offer some help to miss/Mrs Lee , she decided not to purchase her item from that shop .
I believe that the Singapore government has emphasized time after time on the issue of courteousy , but although majority of the people are trying to change, there are a minority few who wouldn't care less if you needed their help , and i believe that these people should be dealt with in the right manner ! recently i went on a trip to Sen Zheng for shoppin =g and outside the shopping mall there was a box with forms in them , there a sign was pasted stating , " if you encounter any unhelpful,rude or unpleasant shop assistants please write in and complain to us" i think we should also use these methods to counter "lazy" workers ! thus i end by saying that if you want to be served well , serve others first

Jack neo is no Wong Kar Wai

friday january 27 life page 4

I was particularly attracted to this news article because time after time again , comparisons of people are made ! but i would like to ask one question , are all these comparisons necessary ? like in the article , Jack neo is no Wong Kar Wai, WHY does jack neo need to take on the role of wong Kar Wai , why can't jack neo be Jack Neo ? i agree that comparrison is important but now adays people make the most (in my point of view) "stupidest" comparisons with celebrities, famous writers,political heads and so on , but i ask again why the comparison ? for example ; people always like to compare new song artists in the likes of people who have obtained the superstar persona such as Michael Jackson and Michael Buble ,it is obvious that new song artists would be no match as compared to these superstars , so why do people still want to compare them? comparing won't get them anywhere, it does not mean that if you compare for example a new singer with lets say Stephanie Sun , the new singer would suddenly become as famous as miss Sun.
now this brings me to another topic on comparison, in a country like Singapore where "kiasuism" exists , comparison has been the hot topic since god knows when, Singaporeans compare about their wealth , compare about their luxuries, compare about their childrens grades, and the list goes on... and this in my point of view has made a very bad impression not only on the individual , but on the whole country itself ! Let me ask , why must all these things be compared? you won't win any prize if you compare with others, (unless its a competition) so therefore i suggest that we should do less comparing and more of improving , we should spend less time comparing and start thinking !

Monday, January 16, 2006

My first blog

my first blog post -.-