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    • Now that Tanah Merah Coast Rd has opened, good luck to BMT Recruits on their 28-km route march ^_^

      Edited by AJQZC 24 Apr `17, 6:03PM
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    • Hi, i am new here too and nice to meet everyone.

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    1,202 posts since Mar '13
    • Originally posted by bowah:

      tia kong a few of those 108 already passed away, I personally sent one of them, now I think left with 99 of them.

      Grab will never buy any organization, especially so, TC, a chicken farm SME company, always remember that Grab is an apps run by young punks just like facebook, twitter or our shopping and eating apps like honeybee, Ninjavan, Pandafoods, groupon, lazada which all are doing internet consignment business, they own the apps, all others thing that is connected to them, are just partners.

      So for grab to take over a taxi companies, I think is it a reverse backward business, which is not and never in their dictionary of innovative disruption thru digital and technology.

      So, u still think Grab wont buy smrt, tc or premier?

      Edited by Taxilim88 25 Apr `17, 9:03AM
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    1,202 posts since Mar '13
    • Originally posted by Taxilim88:

      Well, market consolidating.  Becoming monopoly liao.

      Transcab will become more and more like grabcar. Surge pricing is fixed pricing, no surcharge nothing.  Exactly like grabcar.

      I won't be surprised Transcab will be SOLD to Grab in one or two years time.  Then the 108 heroes must find another Liang Shan.

      I said so in Mar mah...108 Liang Shan heroes left how many?  Jasmine need to find new job liao.

      Transcab will be sold to Grab faster than SMRT can run lah. SMRT still wan this and that.  Must get approval here and there.

      Ah Teo just tell Anthony.  What price? Ok set.

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    99 posts since Dec '16
    • Originally posted by SMB3163D:

      psps tot 963 was random DD fleet

      AMDEP has a lot of service don't use perm fleet but 963 wasn't one of them

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    • 24 April 2017 (Monday)

      SG5800M 188

      SMB1498B 300 (still perm??)

      SMB1588A 300

      SMB5039S 172

      SMB5051E 172

      SG5063Z 172

      SMB209B 67

      Edited by SG5064X 24 Apr `17, 7:25PM
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    17,313 posts since Jun '10
    • Originally posted by FireIce:

      even tourists here also use uber


      Lau charbor...Simi taiji...nothing wrong mah I also use here...I go oversea also use.

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    • If shifting from one job to another is challenging, a career change is on a whole other level. We definitely can’t blame you if you are full of doubts or even filled with anxiety just by thinking about it. After all, there’s a certain kind of comfort and reassurance in stability and familiarity.

      However, significant risks, while they can result in great losses, can also bring about massive successes, the kind that you wouldn’t be able to have within the comforts of the familiar. And while changing career is one of those kinds of risks, sometimes, it is a risk worth taking, even if it fails.

      There are lessons that you can learn from it, and some of these are the following:

      You will realise just how much there is to learn.

      When you have been following one track your whole life, it is easy to feel like you are in total control or even get too self-confident. It is tempting to feel like what you know is enough to survive a lifetime.

      But someone aiming to achieve greater successes in the future must not think this way; in success, one does not always have to be the smartest, the most intelligent or knowledgeable, but it is essential to be wise. Wise people recognise that there is always something new to learn, echoing the words of the man who was thought to be the wisest man in Ancient Greece: “I know that I know nothing.”

      When one changes career direction, it is almost like starting from the bottom or the first phase once more. You are no longer among the experts of your field. This thought might be scary at first, but there is nothing wrong with it. It means that there is more room for you to learn and improve on new sets of skills and to diversify your knowledge. In a sense, it keeps you grounded and humbles as well, much like Socrates despite the respect he has earned for his great knowledge and wisdom.

      You will realise that it’s not always about the money.

      Some are lucky enough to have found what they want to do for the rest of their lives early on; others, not so much. And at a later age, it becomes even more difficult to stray away from the path you have been building for years or even decades.

      On top of that, there is the question of practicality. Fields have greater demand and provide better pay for certain professions, so why would you venture into that art field, even if that is what you have always wanted in life? These worries are valid, which is why we truly understand why many are afraid to leave their jobs and pursue their passion.

      But you know what? Working on a job that you love does not mean you have to beg for money in the streets. There will be sacrifices along the way, but those who did it anyway are living witnesses that many times, your happiness is far more valuable than the numbers in your bank account.

      It’s just that people are inherently biased to exaggerate the possible negative outcomes in their head; before they even tried, they judge it merely as an impossibility. We ask of you: don’t be one of these people. Be one of those who is brave enough to see for themselves. Even when things do not go as well as you would have wished, it is probably better than living the following decades of your life in regret and lingering on the thoughts of “what-if’s”.

      You will realise that your strengths from your past career can still be useful in your new one.

      When you lived your past yours encountering numbers and computations, you might find it difficult how exactly that would be relevant in a field like art. But really, careers are not as clear-cut as we usually think of. The thing is, whatever field you are in, you will most likely need to develop different sets of skills; it just that how much you use each would differ.

      More than that, no matter how different two careers might be, your experiences from your past one will also be of great use as you take on new problems on your new one. So don’t be so quick to judge that you will be starting from scratch; that’s not exactly the case because there will always be something to recall and learn from in the past, both negative and positive, in application to what you are tackling today.

      You will realise that change is not all that bad; sometimes, it is even necessary.

      And of course, among the greatest lessons to learn when you change career is to learn to embrace change finally. If there is one thing that is constant in this world, it is change itself.

      Those who experience a change in career direction would have an advantage in approaching the unfamiliar; this is because a career change is among the biggest changes one can experience in life. Once you’ve been through it, the others might not seem as overwhelming.

      Taking it up a notch, when it comes to change, one must come to know that it is not enough to simply learn to welcome it. It is also important to recognise when you need to make it. Not happy with the way your team is working? Maybe it is time to approach things differently. Do you feel like you are always tired, stressed, and running out of time? Maybe you need to consciously change your habits – to manage your time better, to sleep earlier, and to take better care of your health.

       

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    • When You Should Save and When You Should Invest Your Money

      Without a doubt, saving is a fundamental aspect of our financial lives. If you want your earnings to go further, you first need to save. However, saving by itself is a futile attempt to grow your money; at some point, it becomes a choice between being stuck midway through your goal, or taking the next step that is, making investments.

      Of course, the latter would mean taking risks, and not all risks pay off in the end. That, however, is all part of it; sometimes, you have to lose some to gain more.

      When You Should Save and When You Should Invest Your Money

      In case you are not convinced why let us give you a few reasons why just keeping all your money and savings in your bank accounts is not exactly a great idea:

      1. Because your savings won’t grow on their own.

      Let’s state the obvious: the money hoarded in your piggy banks or bank accounts will not multiply by themselves. So once you have saved enough, the next step should be investing. Of course, not everyone makes the right investment.

      Not all of us is fortunate enough to make the wise investment at first try; sometimes, it would take you a few failed attempts. The point, however, is not to give up and to learn from your failures to make better decisions next time.

      Many fear the advice “make investments,” mainly because it dealing with stocks is mostly associated with it. This, however, is a common misconception; investments come in many forms, not just in stocks.
      Education is one, and it is one that no one can take from you.

      The properties you own and the different insurances you pay for are also investments. Of course, you can also consider mutual funds or start your own business.

      1. Because you have to think long term when purchasing.

      Speaking of investments, the things you purchase are also investments of some sort. Just how good of an investment they are depends on their quality, durability, longevity, warranty, etc. relative to their price.

      That is why, when you go shopping, going for the cheapest ones is not always a bright idea. Remember this when you go shopping for things that are expensive in the first place such as furniture and electronics.

       

      We are not saying that expensive, high-end items are always the best; we are simply saying that in some cases, the cheapest are not always the best, reliable options.

      Thanks to the Internet, comparing different products/services from competing brands and reading reviews are easier to do today.

      1. Because of that thing called inflation.

      Your savings might be safely kept in the banks and your cookie jars, but they are not safe from the ever-changing value of money. Currencies depreciate, and the value of the money left uninvested go down with them. Naturally, this also means less purchasing power.

      Not to scare you from saving, but just imagine the worst case scenario of the currency of your savings dropping dramatically. Picture your $500 turning into $300; that is already $200 worth of losses, almost half of the total. Saving alone does not seem exactly stable and safe now, does it?

      1. Experience

      No one is encouraging you to splurge all your savings and money on your every whim. However, treating yourself once in awhile is not only good way to rest, unwind, and destress; giving yourself a break from work, careful budgeting, and thrifty spending can also offer experiences that will not only help you out regarding motivation and psychological balance but your growth as an individual.

      Remember, life is not just composed of your job. You also have to attend to the other aspects of it and to keep a balance.

      After all these, you might start thinking that you should stop saving altogether. Do not get the wrong idea; saving is important, and we all need to do it especially at first. The point is that you need to know when to stop saving and when to start investing.

      To help you out, let this checklist remind you of the things you should save for as well as some instances wherein you will also need to do it.:

      1. Emergency Savings

      Everyone needs to have emergency funds, and many financial advisors suggest having at least enough to live off it for 6 months. Once you secure sufficient amount for at least, that’s one thing to cross out your checklist. Do note that having them is even more crucial in case you are about to be unemployed and/or will not be working for a while.

      How much you will need for emergency savings would depend on your circumstance. Singles would usually need less, and it so follows that those with families will need a lot more, about the number of family members (especially dependent members). If you are the head of the family, or the main or sole provider, it’s another reason to put emergency savings up your priority list.

      1. Retirement Savings

      Like emergency, this is also another important item on this checklist. If you want to ensure a comfortable life for the future you, then make this one of your priorities, especially while you are young, at the height of your career, and/or earning big.

       

       

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