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06 September 2007

Who Is My MP Ah?


The Sunday morning that I was back in Singapore, we drove down to Ghim Moh market for breakfast. I was soooo looking to eating all the home food from Nasi Lemak to Otak to Prata to Kopi-O Gao.

As I was driving, my wife pointed to the banner on the lamp post.

Wife: Eh. I think I know who our MP is liao. *pointing at the banners*

Me: Who? (At this point, I haven't noticed the banners yet... my mind was preoccupied with all the food I was about to stuff myself with.)

Wife: Naaiiiirrrrr.... the Indian guy on the banner lor. That Tharman guy.

Me: Orh. Really har?

Wife: Yah. Yah. I think our constituency is Ulu Pandan. See the banner there say "Ulu Pandan". I think today is "MP Visit Ghim Moh" residents day or something.

Me: Ok, I learned something new today. All these days of walkovers and election boundaries anyhow draw here draw there, GRC anyhow sukah sukah zone here zone there. It is good to finally know who our MP is. I thought we last time is Ayer Rajah GRC one? Now back to Ulu Pandan har?


As it turned out, Mr Tharman Shamugaratnam was the VIP of the day and not our MP.

In other words, we still don't know who our MP is and one more thing....

..... we also don't know where we are as there is no such constituency named Ulu Pandan anymore.


- Voxeros

1. OLLie left...
Friday, 7 September 2007 12:31 am :: http://ooohlah.lah.cc
Wah lau. hahahahhahaa.. I know how to pronounce his full name sia. Tharman Sharmugaratnam (spelling correct or not I don't know). He came over to my school's opening ceremony and we had to listen to his name a zillion times.
Anyhow, I don't even know who's my MPs la. And I live in Singapore the whole time. But but but.. I know which constituency I'm from! Better than nothing la hor? =)))


2. JayWalk left...
Friday, 7 September 2007 9:17 am :: 
Ollie: His name isn't that difficult as long as you are able to break it down. It's quite a mouthful though, but it is still relatively easy for me.

I wanted to go find out what my constituency is but gave up the idea after like 1.3 seconds, thinking that they are going to rezone and rename it anyway. So why bother?


3. Old Beng left...
Friday, 7 September 2007 10:37 am
Ghim Moh, stayed there for 10 over years before moving out and still visit the hawker centre with my cha-bo-lang as it is only few minutes drive away from my current place.
Will buy you kopi-O gao if lim peh happen to bump into you


4. JayWalk left...
Friday, 7 September 2007 11:58 am :: 
Old Beng: On lah.... Christmas we go la kopi.


5. Old Beng left...
Friday, 7 September 2007 2:00 pm
Sure, we can la kopi, eat prata, sing carols.


6. JayWalk left...
Friday, 7 September 2007 4:10 pm :: 
Old Beng: Day time, Ghim Moh market sing carols, people think we siao. Speaking of siao, last time, there is this crazy woman roaming the market everyday, you know what I talking about?


7. Zhe Bin left...
Friday, 7 September 2007 7:08 pm
Eh... Your place should be under Holland-Bt Timah right?


8. JayWalk left...
Saturday, 8 September 2007 1:08 am :: 
ZheBin: After checking. Yeah. You are right. I am Bukit Timah/Holland.


9. Old Beng left...
Saturday, 8 September 2007 10:06 am
The woman who roamed around singing, yes I remembered her but are you referring to the mother or the daugther? Apparently, 2 also a little not so normal and I believe they are still there. They may be a little "xiao" but totally harmless :)


10. JayWalk left...
Saturday, 8 September 2007 10:34 am :: 
Old Beng: Wah kaoz.... there is 2 of them? I didn't know that! I supposed I refer to both of them bah...... have you ever seen two of them appearing together at the same time?

I moved to Ghim Moh side in 1980. I supposed it the mother that I have seen. She has a daughter? Who the hell is the father???


11. Old Beng left...
Saturday, 8 September 2007 6:40 pm
Yes, I have seen both of them together. The last time I saw them was like 1 year plus ago and usually it is the daughter who sings. My guess is that the mum is about 50+ and the daughter 30 +/-, me no good in guessing women's ages.

Who is the father? Not me!!!!!!! (Must faster clarify) Just joking la, I really don't know.
They are quite harmless except once I saw the mother scolding the daughter.


12. JayWalk left...
Sunday, 9 September 2007 2:26 am ::
Old Beng: Seriously if you ask me, I haven't the faintest idea if the one that I saw is mother or daugther.


13. Chocolate gal left...
Monday, 10 September 2007 11:07 pm
Sorry, the indian guy is my MP. jurong area one... hahha... But i never see him around one..


14. JayWalk left...
Tuesday, 11 September 2007 7:44 am :: 
Chocolate Gal: Since when you Jurong? I thought you Bukit Batok one?


15. Everton left...
Tuesday, 11 September 2007 10:00 am
Was the first photo taken near Ghim Moh Sec School? I liked eating at the hawker centers.


16. JayWalk left...
Tuesday, 11 September 2007 10:43 am :: 
Everton: If you look at the second picture, you will see a building with a blue roof in the background. That's Ghim Moh Secondary School. They have since built a multi-storey carpark in between.

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