Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Jobless man blows $390,000 TOTO win in six months

YOU'VE hit the jackpot. Your life has changed. But is it for the better?

The answer is not always 'Of course!'.

For Mr L Chew, 50, life was better - but only for a few months.

He went from jobless to a winner to a weeper - in six months.

He was down when he was retrenched, soared when he won almost $390,000 in the Toto lottery, and is now down again with less than $200 left in his bank account.

Full story

Easy come, easy go.

I'm a firm believer in the process of equivalent trade. In order to gain something, you must sacrifice something of equal value.

The reason the guy was able to spend money so carelessly is because the money wasn't hard earned. I seriously doubt anyone who made their wealth through sheer hard work would spend money like that. Just look around at all the wealthy, and hardworking people for confirmation.

So for the jobless guy in the story who has given nothing in return, he would in the end, receive nothing in return.

Here's another interesting story told to me by Hup:

In a rush to catch a flight at Singapore Changi Airport's Budget Terminal, 61-year-old retiree Ang Heng Soon, left his house with the wrong passport.

Instead, he took his 39-year-old son's passport, The Straits Times reported today.

Both passports were left on the dining table as his son was also flying out the same day on a business trip.

The honest mistake was only discovered later in the day, when Mr Ang had already cleared security checks at Changi Airport and flew to Vietnam.

Full story

It would seemed that no one has learned anything from Mas Selamat's escape.

My reply is this,"No one will learn anything until someone is dead."

For every action, there's a reaction. If there's no reaction, it just means that the time isn't rip yet.

There wasn't any reaction or any that I think was appropriate when Mas Selamat escape. I don't think there's going to be any in this case either, other than firing people from their jobs.

So, yes, no one will learn anything until someone's dead.

On a side note, SAF suspended 3 days of physical training because 2 guys died during training within a week. They lost 2 guys, but learned a lesson in return. It should be the other way round but of course it didn't play out this way.


The principle of equivalent trade actually has its origin from an anime I watched called Fullmetal Alchemist. To me, it's more a natural law of equilibrium, that can be applied countless ways in life.

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