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    • How much do you know about CSNS and its recommendations to strengthen NS?

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    • Jordan Knight - I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man

      Only last June when her old man ran away
      She couldn't stop crying cause she knew he was gone to stay
      10:35 on a lonely Friday night
      She was standing by the fire and ooh she was looking alright

      I asked her if she wanted to dance
      And she said that
      All she wanted was a good man
      And wanted to know
      If I thought I was qualified


      And I said baby don't waste your time
      I know what's on your mind

      I may be qualified for a one night stand
      But I could never take the place of your man

      It hurt me so bad when she told me with tears in her eyes
      He was all she ever had and now she wanted to die
      He left her with a baby and another one on the way
      She couldn't stop crying cause she knew he was gone to stay

      She asked me if we could be friends
      And I said oh honey baby that's a dead end
      You know and I know
      That we wouldn't be satisfied


      And I said baby don't waste your time
      I know what's on your mind baby

      Wouldn't be satisfied with a one night stand
      And I could never take the place of your man

      Edited by eac 20 Jun `14, 1:03PM
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    • Then please continue to give her the $ monthly allowance, she will definitely be happy, smile and thank you again for being her good friend forever. When you the sugar daddy returns, the money returns, so of course she will definitely stop crying...

      Please think with common sense.

       

      Face it, you will never be her boyfriend ever, even when she is single. 

      She will just fall in love with another man.

      And you will just always be her platonic friend.

      Please think with common sense.

       

       

      Edited by eac 19 Jun `14, 1:08PM
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    • The story behind of this story:


      Originally posted by Undiscoveredsoul98:

      I just need some opinions. Lately ive been helping a best gal friend of mine with money. Ive started giving her some small sum every month as an allowance for her as she is financially drained.

      She knows i love her but she rejected cuz she told me she didnt wanna risk losing the friendship. That was 5 years ago. And recently, she did told me she likes me more than a friend but not to the level of bf. she even call me her special guy friend as im her only guy friend she trust with all her heart.

      Im helping without asking anything in return. I did so because i love her is one thing. Secondly, she needs help and she is a best friend so i cant bear to leave her behind with problem. And she is single again so she cant ask her ex bf for help.

      Ive never hated her or hold grudges against her for rejecting me. She knows that ive always respected her decision even if it hurt my feelings. I know im not gaining anything by doing this for her. But i love her and im ready to sacrifice things for her.

      Edited by eac 19 Jun `14, 11:24AM
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    • For this same story/ the story behind this story, please refer here at:
      http://sgforums.com/forums/12/topics/485138

       

      If now that you have stop giving her the $ monthly allowance, it is simply because since she has no more free money from you, so of course she cried...

       

      Honestly speaking, she is just not that into you and is using you.

      She is just treating you as a 'small money tree' good friend, but you are not her ideal boyfriend criteria. To her, you are just a good guy, but not up to her boyfriend standard.

      In a girl's point of view, if an ordinary male friend gives a platonic female friend money allowance every month to spend without expecting anything in return, who will not make good and full use of this male friend?

      Just to think that when every month have money take from a male, then no need to account for what she spend on or even can splurge on her wants instead of her basic needs, to maintain the girl's 'high maintenance' lifestyle instead of a simple, no-frills 'low maintenance' lifestyle, why not? 

      Also, this male also don't expect anything in return, not even the least minimum basic of having sex in exchange. To her, this is even better than to get 'bao' by a sugar daddy who wants the girl as a mistress for sex.

      Save the money for yourself, for your own future or even use this money to pay the bills.

      Edited by eac 19 Jun `14, 11:27AM
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    • FitnessXchange has all the information you need to excel in your daily exercise regimes and IPPT/NAPFA. Get tips from the training guides to boost any aspect that you may be weak in and keep your BMI in check. You can also look up the timetables of FCC and SAFRA gyms if you plan to start an exercise routine. Step up on that healthy lifestyle with FitnessXchange!

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    • FitnessXchange has all the information you need to excel in your daily exercise regimes and IPPT/NAPFA. Get tips from the training guides to boost any aspect that you may be weak in and keep your BMI in check. You can also look up the timetables of FCC and SAFRA gyms if you plan to start an exercise routine. Step up on that healthy lifestyle with FitnessXchange!

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    • SAF timline

       

       

      Source:
      www.mindef.gov.sg/imindef/mindef_websites/atozlistings/army/About_BMT.html

       



      Types of Basic Military Training


      PES A/B1 BMT
      This 9-week programme trains combat-fit recruits in the basic military skills to prepare them for advanced vocational training. The programme includes weapon training with the SAR 21 rifle which will teach recruits technical handling and marksmanship skills; a Battle Inoculation Course that simulates a real battlefield; a Field Camp which develops basic survival skills; progressive training to complete a 24-km route march which builds combat fitness and endurance; and hand grenade training.
      For those who fail to achieve the NAPFA test silver award, they are required to undergo an 8-week Physical Training Phase (PTP) prior to the PES A/B1 BMT.
       
      PES BP BMT
      As evidence has shown that obese recruits are able to achieve optimum fitness levels and weight loss in about 19 weeks, the new BMT programme for recruits with Body Mass Index (BMI) scores exceeding 27.0 will be 19 weeks. This BMT programme is designed to help obese recruits improve their physical fitness progressively while equipping them with basic soldiering skills and knowledge.


      PES B2 BMT
      Enlistees who were PES C1 previously underwent a 7-week BMT programme. The new 9-week PES B2 BMT programme will be conducted for recruits who are medically fit for deployment in selected combat and combat support vocations, such as signal operators, combat medics and naval system operators. These recruits will be given a new medical classification of PES B2, in place of the existing PES C1 classification. This is to ensure that the medical classification of our soldiers is consistent with their deployment. The new 9-week programme will include customised physical training, as well as basic combat training to prepare them for their combat and combat support roles.
       
      PES C BMT
      The 9-week BMT programme will be conducted for PES C recruits. This programme will include light physical training and vocational training to prepare them for combat service support vocations, such as service medic, and those related to logistics and administration.
       
      PES E BMT
      The 4-week BMT programme will be conducted for PES E recruits. This programme will focus on, vocational training as well as National Education, SAF core values, regimentation and discipline to prepare recruits for combat service support vocations.

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    • Please declare honestly and truthfully to the CMPB Medical Officer. 

      If you don't declare and should anything happens to you, MINDEF/ SAF will not pay out any compensation to you because non-declaration will null and void any insurance claims and this will let MINDEF/ SAF to disavow all responsibility of negligence.

       

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    • As you are now PES D for the impending further tests, hence everything and anything is possible and tentative, so there is no definite answer. It is a guessing game for all with all the maybes and perhaps. 

      Therefore, please get the confirmed and finalized PES before coming here to ask than to wait and play the guessing game. 

      To expedite the process, please call the 24/7 NS hotline at 1800-3676767 to speak to a customer service officer to get it as soon as possible. 

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    • NUMBER REASONING

      Example

      3, 6, 9, 12, 15, ___?

      Like the example above, each question will have a series of numbers. Each series is made up according to a certain rule. You are asked to determine what that rule is and then decide what is the next number in the series should be.

      In this particular series, the rule is to add 3 to each number (3+3=6, 6+3=9, 9+3=12, and 12+3=15).

      Therefore, the next number in the series should be 15+3, 18.

      The next example is a little more difficult.

      3, 6, 7, 14, 15, 30, ___?

      Hint: there are actually 2 rules involved....


      The rule here is to first multiply by 2 and then add 1

      3X2=6
      6+1=7
      7X2=14
      14+1=15
      15X2=30

      Therefore, the next number in the series is....

      30+1 = 31

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    • WORD ANALOGIES

      Example:

      Company : President

      a. Team : Athlete
      b. Hospital : patient
      c. Airline : passenger
      d. Library : Reader
      e. Army : General

      As can be seen from the example provided above, you will be present with a pair of words, followed by 5 pairs of words. From these five, you are asked to choose the pair that best expresses a relationship similar to that expressed in the original pair.

      The correct answer here is e, Army : General. A president is the head of a company. In the same way, a general is the head of an Army. However, an athlete is not the head of a team, a patient is not the head of a hospital, and a passenger is not the head of an airline. Now try the next example

      Yawn : Boredom

      a. Dream : Sleep
      b. Anger : Madness
      c. Smile : Amusement
      d. Face : Expression
      e. Impatience : Rebellion



      The correct answer here is c.
      A smile is a sign of amusement just as a yawn is a sign of boredom.

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    • The Vocational Assessment Centre (VAC) conducts a battery of tests called the Manpower Aptitude Assessment System (MAPAS) to assess your mental abilities. This is so that we can maximize our limited manpower by putting people where their abilities can be best used.

      Your Vocational Assessment scores will affect important decisions, which include assignment to a vocation and selection to be a commander (Officer, Specialist).

      Therefore, you should put in as much effort as possible to do the tests well and accurately, as this will not only help the nation maximize it's limited manpower, but also help us place you into vocations that will make good use of your abilities.

      What are the tests like

      We use different sub-tests to measure different types of mental ability. Some of the mental abilities that we measure include memory, speed of responding, abstract reasoning, following complex instructions, solving mathematical problems, mental spatial ability, and psycho-motor skills. Please click on the following links to try out some of these tests.

      a) Word analogies
      b) Number reasoning
      c) Picture reasoning

      All the sub-tests are computer administered. Most of the sub-tests will present a problem or question on the screen and you will need to respond accordingly. Some sub-tests however, measure speed or hand-eye co-ordination and may look like simple computer games.

      How long is the test at VAC 

      Since we have to be as accurate as possible, we need to measure as wide a range of your abilities as is possible. Thus, the testing will require about 2 to 2 1/2 hours of your time.

      What to do

      • Do not worry too much. All we require you to do is to do your best. Each sub-test has instructions to guide you on what to do.
      • Ask for help: If you have problems understanding any of the sub-tests or the instructions during testing, there will be people on-site to help you.
      • Get a good night's sleep. Come for the test with a fresh mind. 

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    • Upon completion of your pre-enlistment medical screening, you will be required to go through Vocational Assessment at the Vocational Assessment Centre (VAC). This is done using a battery of tests called the Manpower Aptitude Assessment System (MAPAS) to assess your mental abilities. This is so that we can maximize our limited manpower by putting people where their abilities can be best used.

      Your Vocational Assessment scores will affect important decisions, which include assignment to a vocation and selection to be a commander (Officer, Specialist).

      Therefore, you should put in as much effort as possible to do the tests well and accurately, as this will not only help the nation maximize it's limited manpower, but also help us place you into vocations that will make good use of your abilities.

      Click here for more information on the MAPAS tests and how to be prepared.

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    • MINDEF Notification Centre (MNC)
      In order to ensure operational readiness, it is necessary for MINDEF to regulate NSmen’s overseas travel. As such, it is important that your employee keeps MINDEF informed of his whereabouts by being contactable to facilitate recall in emergencies.

      If your employee is travelling on overseas trips of more than 24 hours and less than 6 months, he will need to notify MINDEF via the MNC.

      Exit Permit (EP)
      If your employee is travelling overseas for 6 months or more, he is required to apply for Exit Permit. Once he has a valid EP for traveling overseas, he need not make further notification to MNC.

      All notifications and EP applications can be made through the followings:

      Online: www.ns.sg
      NS Call Centre: 1800-eNSNSNS (1800-3676767)
      SMS: eNSNS (36767)
      Fax: 6853 7894

      It is considered an offence if your employee fails to notify MINDEF or apply for an Exit Permit. As an employer, you can assist in ensuring that your employee does the necessary when he is tasked to travel overseas on work assignments.

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      MINDEF Notification Centre (MNC)

      In order to maintain operational readiness, it is necessary for MINDEF to regulate NSmen’s overseas travel. As such, it is important that you keep MINDEF informed of your whereabouts by being contactable while you are travel overseas to facilitate recall in times of emergency.

      If you are travelling on overseas trips of more than 24 hours and less than 6 months, you need to notify MINDEF via the MNC.

      MNC was set up in November 1992 to bring forth more convenience and accessibility for NSmen to notify MINDEF when they are travelling on overseas trips.

      MNC operates 24 hours and 7 days a week, including public holidays. You are able to make your notifications to MNC through the followings:

      Online: www.ns.sg
      NS Call Centre: 1800-eNSNSNS (1800-3676767)
      SMS: eNSNS (36767)
      Fax: 6853 7894

      You are required to inform MINDEF of the country that you are travelling to, a valid contact number, at which you can be contacted or where information of your overseas whereabouts can be obtained when you are overseas.

      Upon completion and successful notification, you will be issued a 4-digit Acknowledgement Code, which you are to keep for any future verification. In the event that you have forgotten your Acknowledgement Code, you can call the NS Call Centre to retrieve.

      Note that your overseas trips notification does not automatically excused you from any NS activities like IPPT, mobilisation and any other NS call-ups. If you are scheduled for NS training, i.e. ICT and other courses, you are required to submit your deferment request through MyDeferment at NS Portal (www.ns.sg).

      What if I fail to notify MINDEF?

      It is considered an offence if you fail to notify MNC of your overseas trips of more than 24 hours and less than 6 months.

      If you are a first time offender, a Reminder Letter will be sent to you. However, if you continually do not notify MINDEF, you may be served composition fines or charged in court. If you are found liable and prosecuted in court, you will be fined up to a maximum of up to $2,000 if convicted and your full passport facilities will also be withdrawn. This also means that you will have to apply for an Exit Permit every time when you go overseas.

      Do I still need to inform MNC if I have completed ORNS?

      If you have completed your Operationally-Ready National Service (ORNS) training cycle and have been phased into the MINDEF Reserve (MR), you are exempted from MNC requirements. But, you are still required to apply for an Exit Permit for overseas trips of 6 months or more.

       

       

      Exit Permit (EP)

      If you are travelling overseas for 6 months or more you are required to apply for Exit Permit. If you have a valid EP when you travel overseas, you need not make further notification to MINDEF Notification Centre (MNC).

      Applications of EP can be made through the NS Portal at www.ns.sg and you must declare the followings:

      1. Reason and duration of your overseas trip; and
      2. You are NOT scheduled for NS training within 6 months from the date of your application.

      Once your application is confirmed, you will be issued with an e-EP. You must provide documentary proof, e.g. letter from your employer to substantiate your declaration when required. Otherwise, you may deemed as providing false declaration and be liable for prosecution.

      If your NS training schedule clash with your overseas trip, you will need to apply for deferment of your training in MyDeferment at NS Portal (www.ns.sg) before applying for EP. You will be disrupted from ORNS if the duration of your overseas trip is 1 year or longer. If you wish to extend your overseas stay and your EP expires, you are required to apply for an extension.

      Upon your permanent return to Singapore, you are not required to surrender your EPs if you have been issued with EPs previously. MINDEF will use the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) Exit Entry Control Upgrade System (EECUS) to track your return and schedule you accordingly for ORNS activities.

      When will I be exempted from EP requirements?
      You will be exempted from the EP requirements if you belong to the following categories:

      1. Personnel who are exempted from National Service liabilities and have been issued with a Notice of Exemption [NOE (NS)];
      2. Personnel who are exempted from applying Exit Permit (EP) and are issued with a Notice of Exemption from Exit Permit [NOE (EP)].

      What happens if my EP expires?
      It is an offence to remain overseas without a valid EP under the Enlistment Act.

      If you are a first time offender, you may be served with composition fines. However, if you are a recalcitrant offender, you will be charged in court and on conviction, you are liable to a fine of up to $10,000 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 3 years or to both.

      For more enquiries on our exit control measures, please contact our 24 hours NS Call Centre at: 1800-367 6767.

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    • IPPT Scoring System
      IPPT performance is based on a Scoring System, which awards grades and points to the raw scores of each test station. Participants are required to obtain a minimum grade/ point for each test station and accumulate a minimum total points for the complete test.