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Vigilant Against Terrorism Or Things

on March 31, 2018

How lil red dot keeps us on our toes for security awareness is through an SG Alert app!
I have downloaded it and it tells us where exercises on terrorist preparedness are carried out. It encourages us all to learn CPR, how to use a defibrillator and how to text and get help.
Our lil red dot knows that it is a matter of time before we are targeted and in the region, the terror threat is real.
Our intelligence has been on their toes and have foiled several attempts through good cooperation with our neighbors, Malaysia and Indonesia.
As a tiny red dot, we are an island state and so, access to us all round through the straits or high seas.
In fact, history has taught us how the Japanese occupied Singapore was through the sea and caught the British off guard.
We are continuously shown on TV how to report left baggage or suspicious activities.
We are taught to look out for one another and help one another.
Many may complain that we have a “nanny like government” – but we are grateful for their intervention and in fact we have become so complacent and leave our trust in our government agencies to know that the food sold in our markets and stores are safe for consumption.
The only slip up was the recent importation of rock melons from Australia that had a soil contaminant. This rock melon was only sold at one chain of grocery shops. But we are lucky in that todate, there has been no outbreak of the illness that came with it, if eaten. In fact as soon as news broke in Australia, the supermarket chain immediately recalled with our local government agency.
I remember once when I was tourist in Malaysia some years back on how adverse feedback on quality of food was treated by the hotel staff.
My colleague and I were served cold French onion soup. We beckoned the waiter to help us “heat” it up. The bowls were returned to us with pungent smelling pine cleaner (*Dettol smelling) stench in our bowls of soup.
This is the quality of service and why I must remember that it has often been said that food served at hotels – regardless we must never complain else the waiter may spit into it and return it to the table to us or put contaminants in it.
Who knows, these days with toxic nerve agents, anyone can perish with a brush of a hand or anything.
We must all remain vigilant at all times and protect our homeland. This is what every lil red dotter is taught!


7 responses to “Vigilant Against Terrorism Or Things

  1. juliehcares says:

    It’s sad but true

  2. Then here in HK, just a few weeks ago, a teenage girl somehow fell into some hole. Instead of calling the police for help, she posted her situation on Facebook and asked her followers what should she do. So, one of her FB friends had to be the one to call the authorities for her…

    For terrorist attacks, it used to be this way: The less a country cares about the conflict between the US and the Middle East, the less the chance it would be attacked. But these days, with the rise of ISIS and certain other players who wouldn’t hesitate to attack anyone just for the sake of mindless terrorism, we’re now living in more uncertain times.

    When in unfamiliar places, I’d rather not eat the food than to make a fuss about it. It’s better to be safe than sorry. I know several people who know several of these horror stories. In fact, I personally witnessed some.

    During college, I had a part time job as kitchen assistant (I was mostly helping the chefs to prepare the food). One time, when I was working at a famous 5 star hotel (I won’t name it but I can tell you that it’s in the same level with Sheraton and Peninsula), someone complained that the beef steak wasn’t soft enough. When the waiter gave me the steak, I was already preparing to cook it a little when the head chef took it away from me, threw it on the floor, then stomped at it several times. He then picked it up, spat at it, and cooked it a little more. When I asked what the hell was that all about, he told me that he just “softened” it…

  3. charlypriest says:

    get a gun, rifle HK-36g, I can teach you how to shoot but the cost is low, so for only 100$ I’ll make you a good marskmen…woman

  4. samanthamurdochblog says:

    Death penalty for carrying a gun? Good grief…although I feel the U.S.A. ought to consider stricter gun controls. Here, everybody vaguely knows what to do although recent incidents, like the Manchester concert, illustrated we are a bit complacent…but I do know some basic first aid and CPR as my mother was a nurse!

    Good morning! 😺😺🍪🍵🍵🍪💕💕 raining here, so definitely a day for staying in with hot tea! Xx

    • Garfield Hug says:

      Good morning! 🍵🍪🍵🍪💕💕Through our tough laws, no shooting in schools or on the streets but we do get knife attacks in angry marital abuse or affairs. Glad we can walk safely on the streets

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