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  1. Jialat,. See you there hor.
  2. Don't think the fatality rate is 100%. 36,000 Americans die of influenza a year, don't need to panic yet. So far, those that died are mostly old folks, I read. If I see the virus killing those in their 20s and 30s, I am going to go hide in the mountains next.
  3. This Yeoh guy is quite on the money on many of the challenges facing SG and true blue Singaporeans but not sure if spending more is the way out although it will certainly help. The above caught my attention. G recent numbers on unemployment and job creation for Singaporeans really does not really reflect what is on the ground for older PMET as I know it. Most of the PMET in their late 40s and 50s that I know of who were retrenched or managed out just could not get a decent job thereafter (most are very qualified and competent). Based on my own stats, at least 60-70% remain unemployed for years and retired involuntarily after a while or become self-employed Grab drivers. This is such a waste of talents and experience. Is this a perennial issue that cannot be solved?
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    How many kids do you have? local singaporeans only

    I understand and can relate to what you are saying. I see it too with my own eyes, not just in my family but in many others. Modern high stress society is not good for filial piety, many, after forming their own family, stop giving allowance to their parents, stop visiting them / staying connected and they expect their kids to adopt a different values system when they are older? Take care of your parents financially and emotionally and your kids will likely take care of you, maybe not financially but love is definitely free.
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    How many kids do you have? local singaporeans only

    Congrats. You should have 12, you have too much love and ...
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    How many kids do you have? local singaporeans only

    Won't trade my kids for anything. They are priceless. Makes me a better person too. Not saying those without kids are bad people but you don't know what you are missing, the joy, the grief and all those worries, etc. Part of my journey. If I had married younger, I would have maybe 1 more.
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    China GDP grows 6.1% in 2019, slowest rate in 29 years

    Thanks. 4% growth relative to SG’s 1% is still very good but not sure if it will lead to social unrest in China.
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    China GDP grows 6.1% in 2019, slowest rate in 29 years

    Look at Huawei sales after Trump attacked the company? Rich people leaving China? That is normal, it is called hedging your risk. If I have USD100m, I will also want to keep some offshore. Agree Xi / CCP can be both good and bad for China. On trade, I am no expert but definitely buying more from US will mean buying less from Latin America for Soybeans and maybe from Airbus? Just saying the impact on China won’t be as great as what the Plaza Accord had on Japan previously.
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    Those having steamboat over CNY, for awareness

    Yes, the quality of the glass is suspect.
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    Those having steamboat over CNY, for awareness

    That is pretty brutal. 😅
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    Those having steamboat over CNY, for awareness

    Yup, I will never put a hot pot on a glass table without solid insulation, much less for prolonged period of time.
  12. Voodooman

    Those having steamboat over CNY, for awareness

    And I thought tempered glass is safer as it won't cut you when broken/ shattered?
  13. Voodooman

    China GDP grows 6.1% in 2019, slowest rate in 29 years

    Can explain? I googled and nothing much came up.
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    China GDP grows 6.1% in 2019, slowest rate in 29 years

    USA has been running huge trade deficit for years, it should be bankrupt by now. Lol... Yes, China is not US but China is also not Japan. Don't estimate what > 1 billion patriotic people can do to help the Chinese economy with the right domestic policies. Not saying China has no problem, it has many....high debt, low consumer spendings, over investment, etc, but this tariff thingy (USD200B more over 2 years) is not going to kill China lah. China’s exports to the U.S. make up just 5% of total exports. Below chart is interesting. I am not a China bull but Trump should have done more if he really wants to contain China.
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    China GDP grows 6.1% in 2019, slowest rate in 29 years

    There are many views out there. What is yours?
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