Archive for November, 2011

Sim Lim Square case

Posted in Uncategorized on November 24, 2011 by crystalake

A woman says she was cheated when she tried to buy a mobile phone at Sim Lim Square.

On 9 November, Mdm Kun Tong (age 60s), a Thai Chinese tourist, went to an electronics shop in Sim Lim Square to look at the iPhone 4S mobile phone.

She described what happened, “The shop assistant demonstrated the functions of the iPhone 4S to me. I was happy with it and asked him the price. He quoted $1,490 but I felt it was too expensive and quoted him $1,200 instead.”

After the shop assistant accepted the price, Mdm Kun Tong handed the man her passport to help her process the Goods and Services Tax (GST) exemption for the purchase.

While waiting, her husband suggested that she check her purchase. It was then that she found she was given a Samsung phone instead of the iPhone 4S.

Mdm Kun Tong immediately asked for a refund but the shop assistant refused and instead challenged her to bring him to court.

She called the police immediately, but police officers could do nothing to help her.

The shop assistant had apparently copied her details onto a receipt for a Samsung phone and insisted that she was purchasing the Samsung phone for $1,200.

Mdm Kun Tong shops in Singapore several times a year and often visits electronics shops in Sim Lim Square and Pearl’s Centre in Chinatown.

She is outraged at the shop’s claim and has made a complaint to the Consumers Association of Singapore (CASE).

With the help of CASE, the shop eventually agreed to give her a refund, but insists on charging her $120 for a Goods and Service Tax (GST) processing fee.

Mdm Kun Tong refuses to pay the fee.

“The transaction did not go through, why should I pay a processing fee to them?” she asked, “They are trying to cheat me!”

She will also be writing to the Singapore Tourism Board and the Thai Embassy about the shop’s unethical practices.

Source: Lianhe Wanbao, 23 November 2011. Click here for the Chinese report.

repost

Posted in Uncategorized on November 24, 2011 by crystalake

Do not be a trading statistic! Read on ….

Fact is, in life, in every facet of life, we are either an example or a warning. Trading is no acceptation. 95% of uneducated traders actually fail to make money consistently over a long period. This implies that 5% of traders take money off the market almost every trading week and do so with a big smile on their faces. They fail as they do not appreciate the three rules that I want to share with you. Being a trading statistic, the 95% statistic, must not be a great deal of fun and the funny thing is that iit is not difficult to avoid.

Here are 3 of the Golden rules that I have found may make a huge difference to your trading success:

1. Copy a Mentor. Many people start off with a bang but end up exhausted when they realize that being a trader is not a free ride on a gravy train. In order to be successful, you must first define what success means to you. When you know what ‘your success’ is, in terms of percentage return per day, or cash earned per week, then you will be in a position to find a person that has already done what you are trying to. You may agree with me, it seems easier to model another person that is already successful, than it is to go it alone with no example to follow. It is far easier to find and mentor and get ask them what they did to succeed, ask them to take you through every step in their process so you can literally copy it. If you just aimlessly drift from one day to the next with no ”roadmap or guidance” of where you need to be going, it is all too easy to falter, slow down and eventually just give up.

2. Stay with your Plan. One of the most critical steps to becoming a great trader is to have a very detailed plan. With a detailed plan in place, you know exactly what to do and when to do it.
Without a plan, it is very easy to someone like a boss or supervisor breathing down our necks, it’s easy to put things off instead of doing what needs doing when it needs to be done. Make yourself a list of tasks that you need to accomplish every week. Break those tasks down to a daily list if that helps you stay on track. Check each job off the list as you complete it. Keep this list visible and prominently displayed so that you can see it at all times while you are in your home office. As the check marks denoting completed tasks start adding up, the psychological lift you get from knowing you are getting somewhere is often enough to stave off procrastination.

3. Ignore Distractions. This is probably the number one killer of all HBB’s! We all have distractions, so acknowledge they are there, get rid of the ones that pop up constantly (Face book, TV, Twitter, email… etc) and get on with the job of being a great HBB. All of the things that make working from home so nice can also be a death trap for unwary entrepreneurs. Instead, identify your number one daily goal and then divide your day up into segments that compliment your lifestyle and allow you to achieve your goal.

In the trading world, for example, you may choose to trade for 2 hours, from 10 a.m. to 12 a.m. each day…. or 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., whichever suits you. Your target may be 400 Euros profit each day. Once your money is made, you have completed your number one daily goal, and then you are free to get on with the lower priority goals, including some of those excellent distractions like Face Book. Find out what works for you, write it down, then repeat it every day until it is a habit!

shoe dispensing machine at Clarke Quay near TCC

Posted in Uncategorized on November 24, 2011 by crystalake

shoe dispensing machine at Clarke Quay near TCC

It’s ladies’ night, and there’s a crazy party tonight. You are halfway to the club when your heels – your last club-worthy pair – breaks. All the shops are closed and your best friends are waiting for you.

以慈悲心守候一生——专访朱时生律师谈律师生涯 — 【人物专访】

Posted in Uncategorized on November 20, 2011 by crystalake

特约记者:欧阳启仁

本刊法律顾问朱时生律师在他去年出版的《朱时生回忆录 Life Story of Choo Si Sen 》中英对照一书上提到, 13年前圆寂的新加坡菩提阁前住持松年长老对他说过的一句话,启发了他的一生。那句话就是:“政治本身并不肮脏,肮脏的是那些政治家以自己的地位谋取私利而忽略他们的社会职责的行径”。是的,这个对于律师行业的操守、法律上的责任,公正平等的处理更显得非常重要。朱时生律师在法律职场领域里,走过漫长的40年的光景,同时也奠定他一生投入社会服务的决心。

艰苦岁月里 培养意志力

朱律师出生的年代,正好是二次世界大战日本入侵新加坡的时候,兵慌马乱,母亲被吓得六神无主,还是小孩的他却非常好奇,活泼乱跳。如今还能记得一件事:是三岁时曾经接过日本宪兵给的糖果。他们一家有六口,虽然父亲是个树胶商人,不过家庭生活拮据,儿时读书环境也不好。

从小就有着非常自信和叛逆的个性,造就以后他的不轻易认输、公正严明的性格,逐渐长大而显露出来。在辩护前总是先分析个案的来龙去脉,揭露事实真相,还要以礼待人、以德服人。他给人的印象是位正人君子,谈话淡定风趣;没三两句话就幽默一下,万万想不到会出自于一位公正严谨的律师口里。

从小最敬佩崇拜的人物是李光耀资政,李资政当时著名的律师,所以在读大学时都努力往法律这方面学习。大学期间虽然一帆风顺,但家里经济状况不佳。幸好得到好友相助、观音佛祖庙的奖学金和获得政府助学金得以交付学费和维持开销,并且于1967年以二等乙级荣誉学位的优异成绩毕业。同年,加入了总检察署为副检察司和政府律师。三年后,下定决心出来创业,开始私人法律咨询业务。因为是由华校出身,当时精通两种语文的律师不多,所以华族商人、宗乡领袖、平民百姓都委托他代理办事,双语的优势让他与当事人在沟通上倍感亲切,十分信任他。

惜福惜缘 有勇无惧

一个成功已婚男士背后的女人就是他的妻子,朱律师也不例外,自创业开始的同时,也有了一对子女,为了要照顾两名孩子,妻子毅然辞去工作,专心照料家人的起居饮食,对子女的教育,前途都做了周详的规划。因此,两个子女都受到良好教育,他们都选择令人羡慕的专业;大女儿完成法学学士学位,目前在一家外国银行工作。小儿子获得内外科医学士学位,是一个24小时召唤的执业医生。9年前两个子女也分别找到彼此的另一半组织家庭,小儿子还有两个可爱的男孩,给家里带来欢声笑语,每逢周末常常一起聚餐共享天伦之乐。

朱律师现在已经是含饴弄孙之龄,几年前也把律师事务所的业务结束了,加入一家做法律行当顾问。他说:“我不会退休的,因为看到退休后的法官或同僚无所事事,不多久就走了,很可惜也很悲哀,脑筋要继续经常活动,才能延年益寿。每一餐都不多吃,半分饱就好,绝不暴饮暴食,这样对身体有害。现在以慈悲心作为生活准则,不存害人之心。”朱律师对养生之道也很有见地,他最喜欢的运动是游泳,早睡早起,乐观开朗,身心都要健康。

扬善止恶 回馈社会

朱律师非常乐意做社区福利服务方面的事,他原意把自己学到的法律专业知识与人分享,甚至免费替弱势群体服务,对公益事业不遗余力,常常上法庭为刑事案件伸张正义,让他们得到公开、公正、公平审判与辩护。

谈及他在社区公众服务方面的成果时,他谦虚回答道:“在取之社会,用之社会的前提下,已经从1975年开始,不少政府部门机构和民间社团组织:如寺院廟宇、中华总商会和宗乡会馆等,邀请我去做荣誉法律顾问,我都会接受。很荣幸地,于1989年和2005年,分別被授予总统颁赐公共服务奖章(PBM),及总统颁赐公共服务星章(BBM)。而早在2000年总统也委任我为太平局绅(JP)。还有,2004年内政部颁发了30年长期服务奖,肯定我在这领域上的付出,得到认可。”

去年5月间,新加坡佛教总会邀请他主讲一系列的《社团行政管理分享会》课程讲座,内容包括:社团的组织结构形式、注册呈序、理事责任、行政管理要则、会议程序、各类法定呈报表格与收费、秘书工作程序,慈善理事会所颁布的“慈善团体与公益机构监管准则”,以及简介与社团有关的各项法令与条例,以免不小心误踩到法律上的‘地雷’。一开始就得到各方的踊跃支持,在短短的一年半内已经举办过多次系列。

深信因果 坚守理念

至于对宗教的看法,他认为:“所有的宗教都是要教人们做好人。举个例子:有位法师在开示上说:世上有三种人,第一、守着自己的钱财从不施舍,是自私的;第二、把所有的钱都捐给别人,自己不留一分,这种过于大方,太傻;而第三、是留下足够的钱,把剩下的捐出去的人,才值得赞赏和学习的。”

朱律师看尽人生百态不同层面的故事,也常代表谋杀犯或死囚作正义辩护。虽然有成功也有失败的案例,却道出一条不变的佛教义理:因果报应,丝毫不爽,种瓜得瓜、种豆得豆,诸恶莫作、众善奉行,确记:要深信因果。

最后,他给有意从事律师行业的后輩说出语重心长勉励的话:“绝不急功近利,不颠倒是非黑白,更不能昧著良心说谎而达到辩论的胜利,这是不道德的行径。好的律师只能雄辩而不能狡辩,因为狡辩为不对的技俩,是把黑说成白,把假当成真歪曲事实,自欺欺人的手法。而雄辩则以实事求是为主,滔滔不绝的辩论,讲事实、摆证据,以服人心去打赢一场官司。还有,更不能得到委托人的信任后,捲逃公款,这是失信的行为,是法律界的害群之马。”

其实,从好变坏是很容易的,而从坏学好确实需要加倍的信心、意志力,以及始终贯彻到底的做人原则和道德规範准则,来约束自己的行为。这一切,这一生朱律师已经做到了。

Watsons

Posted in Uncategorized on November 20, 2011 by crystalake

List Of Outlets for the member events

01. Ang Mo Kio Hub
02. Bugis Junction
03. Causeway Point
04. Clementi Mall
05. Compass Point
06. East Point
07. IMM
08. ION
09. Jurong-Point
10. NEX
11. North Point
12. Parkway Parade
13. Raffles City
14. Suntec City
15. Takashimaya Shopping Centre
16. Tampiness Mall
17. Tiong Bahru Plaza
18. Toa Payoh HDB hub (Blk 190)
19. Vivo City

金沙赌场老虎机纠纷案

Posted in Uncategorized on November 14, 2011 by crystalake

金沙赌场老虎机纠纷案
‘我是女英雄!’
  观音斋老板娘
  今早收41万支票
    
  金沙赌场老虎机大奖纠纷获得圆满解决,素食摊老板娘​朱云萍,今天拿到红利现金41万6742元1角1分的支​票,并准备将捐给慈善团体的数额提升至30万元。
  本报日前独家报道,素食摊“观音斋”的老板娘朱云萍​(58岁),于10月18日在金沙赌场拉老虎机,拉中红​利现金41万6742元1角1分,但赌场却表示老虎机发​生故障,表示她不能得到这笔钱。
  朱云萍不接受,为此聘请大律师朱时生,向金沙追讨,​金沙赌场几天前改变立场,主动表示愿意赔偿。
  律师朱时生今天早上10点多收到金沙赌场派人递交的​两张支票,一张数额为41万6742元1角1分的支票是​朱云萍得到的红利现金,另外一张数额为688元2角5分​的则是她当时拿着玩老虎机的储值卡所累积的奖金。
  朱云萍过后在大约11点30分,到律师楼领取支票,​喜上眉梢。
  朱云萍之前承诺将把部分钱捐给慈济、仁慈、NKF、​佛教施诊所、广惠肇医院等20家慈善团体。
  她今早受访时说,每个团体将会获得一万元,其中一些​团体她会私下多捐出1到2万元,因此预料最后捐出的数额​会达到30万元。
  她笑说,能够成功向金沙追讨回这笔钱,她觉得是为小​市民争光,出一口气。
  “我要大家知道新加坡还有一个强悍的女人、一个不怕​死的auntie(阿嫂),愿意站出来跟金沙斗。既然拿​到钱,我就是一个英雄。”
  详情请参阅11月11日的《新明日报》。

赌赢的钱还不是再拿去赌,因为是不劳而无获,容易再丢,​赌输了,又想 翻本,永远没完没了,最后益了赌馆。难怪赌场年年赚大钱​,都是血汗钱 ,劳苦工作,之后,用手指把钱白白送给并不相干的人

不知道这有可能是一场戏,因为赌场管理局不准宣传和公开​得奖者和奖金,如果不是这样,也许只有现场的人知道真的​有这么高的奖金送出去,花41万对金沙是小事,几分钟就​赚回来,算是广告费非常划算。

赢了钱,这是别人的钱,别太得意,想想多少人输了,极少​部分暂时转到您这里,能守得多久,还是有迟早送回去要看​个人有没有可能收手,但几率不高,多数人无法抵挡诱惑贪​念,输了钱自己心痛,赢了别人的钱,其他人心痛,输赢都​不是好事。

千万不要助长赌博的风气,以为拿它几百元,就可以小刀锯​大树,致使更多人家破人亡。这启事件,大可以为金沙大打​免费广告,还祈愿民众三思,十赌九死的真道理

Bifesta

Posted in Uncategorized on November 12, 2011 by crystalake

Cleansing Express, the makeup remover brand from Japan, has renamed to Bifesta recently. Bi = Beauty, Festa = Festival

From the wonderful folks of Mandom who bring you Gatsby

Water, not oil, yet cleanses like magic in just 1 wipe! no dragging of skin, no second wiping! pure, clean, with green tea extract to treat those with large pores

New name, new packaging! Same effective product! launch roadshows coming your way..!