早安,你好

I finally agreed Siew Wan to appear on her show, “Good Morning Singapore” or better known as “早安你好”, after rejecting her multiple times. The topic of discussion is about the recent Singapore Budget 2008.

《直来直往》
2008财政年预算案出炉了,新预算案如何影响你我的生活?你对新预算案有什么看法?欢迎你来电同嘉宾一起讨论。

Had to wake up at 5.30am again in the morning~! And I actually slept rather late on the previous night because I was doing some readings related to the Budget to get myself better prepared. So it’s understandable that my mind would be groggy and I’d forget to bring my camera out. There goes my chance to photo-whore at Mediacorp studios. Grr~ What a waste.

Then whilst on the trip to the studio, and infusing myself with Hirameki and caffeine, I prepared some answers for the questions that were given to me on the night before. How last minute can I get? Haha…

你的学费是由父母通过公积金支付的。请你说说本地大学的学费是否很高?能够应付吗?
通过各种的助学金、贷学金和贷款计划,我觉得本地大学的学费还属于能勉强承担的程度。而我会用勉强这个字眼是因为这些援助计划还不能完全支付所有大学的费用。这包括生活费和购买课本的费用。所以当你把种种因素加起来的时候,有些大学生会觉得过得非常吃力。

政府提供更高额的助学金和贷学金。你本身会被吸引吗?你认为这对学生的帮助有多大?
这是一定的。这些计划都有能起着短暂冲缓大学费用逐日增加的作用。而大学生能因此比较不用担心钱不够用。但是我相信长远以来,大学生还是得通过各种途径(像为中小学生补习)为自己争取援助。

你觉得什么是高素质的教育?你希望在我国的教育环境上有哪些改善?
高素质的教育是一个能让每个学生有机会发挥才能的教育。我指的并不单单是学业表现罢了。好的教育也因该栽培那些艺术和体育有才华的学校。以现在的教育环境来说,我觉得政府可以开始为那些在艺术领域里有成就或表现的学生给与肯定。再来,教育部可以再增加中小学教师与学生的比例。这样以来,教师能够在一个较小的班里给学生更多的时间和attention.

I reached the venue rather early but apparently all the other interviewees had already reached. We then walked through a maze of rooms to reach the recording studio itself. Saw nothing surprising at the recording room itself, everything was as I’ve visualized.

Then came the interview. The other two interviewees were MP Josephine Teo from Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC and another lady. Most of the questions went to Mrs Teo and she answered them very fluently in Mandarin. *Impressed*. I was kind of slacking and letting my mind wandering away. I even checked the TV screen in front of us to see if my seating position looks alright. Haha… But I still did get to have that few seconds of air time eventually…

I took out my MacBook Pro to take a few snap shots quickly before I leave the studio. Too bad some were considered as restricted and had to be removed. Oops~ 😀

Random Thoughts

  • Mrs Teo is a very smart and alert woman. I would be proud to have her as my MP.
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4 thoughts on “早安,你好

  1. siao liao… hsbc ad and then this (few seconds of) fame… friend, you’re really not wasting your youth har(if any left)

    ps: need to work on taking photos with your wife and reduce corner shots :p

  2. Haha… I need work on taking photos with my wife *discreetly* too. Actually I should have another appearance on Singapore mass media coming up. Watch this space.

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