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Year 2012 Annual Report for This Blog

31 Dec 2012

Thank you readers for your keen interest to look out for articles in this blog (Faithful Thoughts).

The year ends with quite a warm reception by readers for this blog that aims to bring about common sense thinking and rather straight-to-the-point commentaries on what happened in this society. 

Wishing you Happy New Year. Cheers!


by:  The Blog


Singapore Dialogue – Long Term Scenarios

News artcle extracts/commentary

by:  Roadside Observer

How Precise Can It Be?


According to this local newspaper article, it was mentioned that the minister apparently used the disastrous scenario outcome of three Japanese big corporations (i.e. Panasonic, Sharp and Sony) as classic example of failing to predict the future of technological trends. The three big guys (companies) took the wrong turn when they had predicted that the Next Big Trend was to be the high-tech TV era but as it turns out, it is the smartphone era instead. And therefore they placed the Wrong Bet!

What the writer of the article has failed to highlight is that, scenario-planning is an art, not science!  There is no such thing as, so long as you plan it CAREFULLY you will not fail. 
No matter how careful you are, you Can Still Fail. (Due to factors and elements that weren’t present during the time of making all the “best” plans).

What could support scenario-planning in working out the Plausible Outcome (i.e. most desired scenario to happen) are:
–  Consensus/vision that could trigger great passion of the whole group (or nation) to Go-for-it even at great costs;

–  Sustainable policies and implementation of required elements that support the created Vision;

–  Constant tracking of courses of action and reactions, for corrective measures to steer towards the Vision;

–  Be bold (in leadership) yet remains highly accountable for results and failures.

So, no matter how much dialogue and how careful in exploration are still not enough to guarantee success. It remains that there are two key factors will always play out on what you plan for; leadership and highly supported (sustainable) policies/vision.




Peoples Association Done Right To Disclose Identity of …

Singapore Chinese newspaper extracts

15 Dec 2012  SAT

by:   Roadside Observer

PA Maintains Its Good Principle And Transparency 女主角: 王荟芬

The Chinese newspaper reported the fall of Parliament Speaker case and also on the crucial subject of why Peoples Association has to openly disclose its staff (Laura), the woman who is in the “eye of the storm”. 

Many would agree to PA’s decision and rationale to pinpoint the key figure involved in the highly improper side-affair with the Parliament speaker.  It is important for PA to maintain its ground and clear the air to its 2,000 strong employees and not keeping it harsh-harsh, as reported.

Well done.



Singapore interesting media extracts

by:  Roadside Observer

Subject:  Speaker of Parliament Brought Down By…

This is the hottest news subject in town this period.
Lessons learnt: 
(1)  Stay away from (hot) women if you are political figure.
(2)  Don’t use Facebook to brag your lifestyle, it sure to come back and haunt you.
(3)  “The things i do for you…”
(4) Dun trust your closed friends too much.

It is amazing that the Lion City bloggers are very “efficient” in digging out from “her” Facebook pages and share with public.
She closed her FB after this incident but has no use though.


Side-affair of M and L was all over front pages of pubic media in town.


Intimate chats been dug out by…. and exposed to the media.


Facebook photos of the woman leaked…


“… capable and hardworking…” according to….



(photos are from published media)


Exposed by Deep-throat from within… closed friend(s) tipped off the media before the case went public…

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