## Monday, August 29, 2016

### More Zika cases expected to emerge: Health Minister Gan Kim Yong

Posted by Linette Lim, CNA/mz on 28 August 2016 at 19:10

PHOTO: More local Zika cases are expected to emerge over time, said Health Minister Gan Kim Yong on Sunday (28 August 2016). This will be partly due to the fact that active testing is being carried out in affected areas, as well as the possible emergence of new imported cases.
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SINGAPORE: More local Zika cases are expected to emerge over time, said Health Minister Gan Kim Yong on Sunday (28 August 2016). This will be partly due to the fact that active testing is being carried out in affected areas, as well as the possible emergence of new imported cases, he added.

Mr Gan was speaking to the media after the Ministry of Health confirmed 41 cases of locally-transmitted Zika virus infection at a press conference.

Singapore has a very high volume of international travel, therefore imported cases are almost inevitable,” said Mr Gan, explaining that as many Zika cases are asymptomatic, there is a “very high likelihood” of the virus being imported to Singapore.

He added that for these imported cases, the likelihood of local transmission “is also very high“. This is why the Health Ministry is also working with doctors to be on the lookout for Zika cases, in order to identify clusters and carry out vector control.

PHOTO: Aedes mosquito is present in Singapore, and it is very likely for this disease to be transmitted locally. Vectors are organisms that transmit diseases.
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Mr Gan also said that vector control is the most effective way to protect against zika - not just for residents in affected areas but for people living in all locations. “This is because the Aedes mosquito is present in Singapore, and it is very likely for this disease to be transmitted locally.Vectors are organisms that transmit diseases.

On Saturday, a 47-year-old Malaysian woman living in Aljunied Crescent was confirmed as Singapore's first reported case of locally-transmitted Zika virus infection.

PHOTO: A 47-year-old Malaysian woman living in Aljunied Crescent was confirmed as Singapore's first reported case of locally-transmitted Zika virus infection.
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After tests results came in overnight, the Health Ministry confirmed on Sunday that there are 41 cases of locally transmitted Zika virus infection. Of these, 34 people have fully recovered.

Mr Gan said that part of the reason for the jump in numbers is that after the first locally transmitted case was reported, the Health Ministry looked back into cases where people were seen by doctors but were not suspected to have Zika. These cases were initially not suspected for Zika as the patients had no travel history, said Mr Gan.

PHOTO: Zika cases in the Sims Drive area
These cases were initially not suspected for Zika as the patients had no travel history, said Mr Gan.
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Now that we know that there’s a case in the Sims Drive area, we have therefore gone back.... to all these cases that were surfaced before, and checked their blood tests and so on. And this is why we discovered more cases, as a result of the first case,” he said.

It was not a case whereby we did not know, and there’s sudden emergence of these cases. Out of 41 cases, 36 were (detected) due to this active testing.

### 'I slept with a relative and now I can't end the affair'

By Thelma, The Star/ANNSunday, Aug 28, 2016

PHOTO: An affair with Y two and a half years ago when boyfriend P was overseas. P came back later, but Y did not want to end the relationship.
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"Dear Thelma" is a relationship advice column that appears in The Star, a publication that is part of the Asia News Network.

Dear Thelma,
I had an affair with Y two and a half years ago. Y is a distant relative and he is much older than me.

At that time, my boyfriend P was overseas and did not know about the affair. It started off as chats over the phone and we ended up going on vacation together. Two months after my vacation with Y, my boyfriend P broke up with me, citing distance as the reason.

The problem is, I can't get over P because he is a wonderful guy and I know he is right for me. Y and I share amazing sexual chemistry, but that's about all.

A couple of months later when P and I met again, we decided to give our relationship another shot. We have not looked back since and we are very happy together. Meanwhile, Y who was stationed overseas, is back in the country for good. We get to meet occasionally.

After I got back together with P, I told Y that I wanted to end the affair because I am in a relationship. But Y uses emotional blackmail to keep a hold on me. He said I had used him and did not keep my promise to be with him.

He claimed I am more than a sleeping partner to him; I'm someone he can talk to and connect with.

I told him I did not want to continue the affair as it was driving me crazy. I can only ignore him for a while. Then he will turn to emotional blackmail again. So far, I have pacified him by pretending that the affair is still on.

I have tried countless times to end it, but we only end up quarrelling. How do I handle this? I really want to end this affair with Y but I don't know how to do it. Talking doesn't help as Y can be very manipulative. I'm still studying and I don't want this to distract me from my studies. Please help me. - Going Mental

PHOTO: The source of your mental stress is this dishonesty. Being dishonest with both P and Y.
You lead P to believe that you are faithful to him. And you lead Y to believe that you are true to him.
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Dear Going Mental,
Two and a half years is a long time. The crux of your problem lies in the fact that there is a lot of secrecy. This secrecy gives Y power over you.

You entered into this relationship with Y while you were still with P. Though it was a long distance relationship, it sounds like there was an agreement that it was an exclusive relationship and yet you pursued a relationship with Y in secrecy.

When P broke off with you, technically it was no longer an affair as you were single. This is true unless Y was in a relationship with someone else. However, it will be assumed that Y is not attached as you made no mention of it.

Then P comes back into the picture. You are happy because P is a great guy and is loving to boot. Yet, the relationship with Y continued because at this point, Y says that it is more than just a sexual affair. As far as he is concerned, it is a legitimate relationship.

You say Y uses emotional blackmail whenever you try to end your relationship with him. What does he do? Does he make you feel bad? Does he threaten to hurt himself? Or, does he threaten to tell others about your relationship?

It is difficult to ascertain why it is so difficult for you to leave Y. What is the worst that can happen? It seems that the worst thing that can happen is that Y may show up at your home or at P's home, and comes clean about the affair. Therein lies the crux of the problem for you - your bubble will burst.

The truth is that it is not what Y is making you do or not do. It is what you don't want to do. And that is to come clean about the actual situation. You are being dishonest with both P and Y. You lead P to believe that you are faithful to him. And you lead Y to believe that you are true to him.

The source of your mental stress is this dishonesty. The only way out is to be honest and just come out with the truth about you and Y. Tell P about it. He has the right to know.

Right now, he is basing his relationship with you on a lie. He should be able to make a decision about his future based on the truth of the situation. P may leave you, or he may not. You will have to face that reality.

Tell Y that it is truly over and face the consequences of whatever may happen after that. He may be hurt. He may feel cheated. He may retaliate. But then again, if he knows how you really feel, he may just accept it.

Until and unless you face up to this, you will continue to let Y have this power over you. As long as you are silent, he knows he has the advantage.

What can happen? He may bombard you with calls. You can choose not to pick up his calls. You can bar his number. You can hang up on him. You can choose not to reply to his messages.

He can show up at your house and inform your parents about what is happening. In that case, you will just have to face the consequences of them knowing. There will be repercussions. You cannot get out of this unscarred.

You may have been careless and made a mistake. You may not have thought things through. Whatever the case, you would have to bear the consequences of your actions. You cannot escape that.

Honesty is more than just a virtue. One has to live honesty. There is no grey area - you are either honest, or you are not. It is hard being honest. Being dishonest has its share of difficulties. People get hurt when there is dishonesty.

It is never too late to be honest. You can start right now if you want. - Thelma

PHOTO: Every one of us, from Adam and Eve to you and I, chooses to be honest or dishonest on a daily basis.
Lying to hurt someone else really hurts YOU. Haman’s perfidious plot backfired on him. (Esther 3-5; 7)
You can lie so much you forget what matters. Treacherous Judas forgot, or deceived himself, about what matters most. (Matthew 26; 27)
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## Sunday, August 28, 2016

### 林淑娟 (Lín shū juān) - 爱人结婚了 新娘不是我 (ài rén jié hūn le xīn niáng bù shì wǒ) - My lover marries but the bride is not me

Source Website (Lyrics): https://www.musixmatch.com/lyrics/%E6%9E%97%E6%B7%91%E5%A8%9F/%E7%A6%BB%E6%83%85

PHOTO: 爱人结婚了 新娘不是我 - My lover marries but the bride is not me
ài rén jié hūn le xīn niáng bù shì wǒ

Nǐ gěi de qíng huā zěn me jié kǔ guǒ

------------☆☆------------

ài rén jié hūn le xīn niáng bù shì wǒ

ài rén jié hūn le xīn niáng bù shì wǒ

------------☆☆------------

PHOTO: 看着你们卿卿我我 - Saw both of you affectionately together
Kàn zhe nǐ men qīng qīng wǒ wǒ

Wǒ què fǎng huáng bù zhī suǒ cuò

Jīn wǎn gāo péng mǎn zuò

Xīn suān péi wǒ dú zuò

Wǎng shì jìng jìng zǒu guò

Wèi lái zhǐ shèng chén mò

Kàn zhe nǐ men qīng qīng wǒ wǒ

Wǒ què fǎng huáng bù zhī suǒ cuò

Tián mì gù yì biàn dé kǔ sè

Wǒ hái yǒu shé me huà hǎo shuō

A, ài rén jié hūn le

Xīn niáng bù shì wǒ

Tā gěi de kuài lè bǐ wǒ gèng duō

ài rén jié hūn le

Xīn niáng bù shì wǒ

Jiù qíng rú huǒ shāo dé wǒ hǎo nán guò

------------☆ Speaking Voice ☆------------

PHOTO: 爱人结婚了新娘不是我 - My lover marries but the bride is not me
ài rén jié hūn le xīn niáng bù shì wǒ

Jiù qíng rú huǒ shāo dé wǒ hǎo nán guò

（爱人结婚了 - My lover got married
(ài rén jié hūn le

Xīn niáng bù shì wǒ

Nǐ gěi de qíng huā zěn me jié kǔ guǒ

Āi, dāng ài qíng zǒu guò

Wǒ xué huì le jìmò

------------☆☆------------

PHOTO: 当爱情走过 - Alas, when the love is gone
Āi, dāng ài qíng zǒu guò

Wǒ xué huì le jìmò

---------- END -----------

PHOTO: 甜蜜故意变得苦涩 - Sweetness deliberately turned bitter
Tián mì gù yì biàn dé kǔ sè

Wǒ hái yǒu shé me huà hǎo shuō
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PHOTO: We somehow belong to the category of people who are at the receiving end of nasty responses. Loud and sometime violent rejection is just one of the embarrassing moments which we have to constantly go through. We shy away from social activities because people will try desperately to escape away from us. Going through such agonising moments again and again is taking a toll on our morale, confidence, enthusiasm and health. So tired, just want to sleep and forget about facing the world. All the pretenses being brave are just laughing stock for the successful and happy. One thing that we can console ourselves; we are very high entertainment material although at the expense of our miserable souls. Yes, you are right, we should disappear. We have no right to stay in this world with all the "elites". Hell is not a nice place to go. But heaven could be full of CEOs, Presidents, Ministers, Elites, and Bosses. Could be very stressful? No? Where to go? - Story of the vanishing soul

Try listening to the following comments and you may understand.

Wǒ bù huì xǐ huān nǐ zhè zhǒng rén

Méi rén yào de dōngxī, wǒ yě bù yào

Jiù suàn zhè ge shì jiè méi yǒu rén, wǒ yě bù yào nǐ
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Reference

## Saturday, August 27, 2016

### SingPost to issue stamp set to mark 50 years of Singapore's National Day Parade

Posted by Gregory Phua, The Straits Times on 5 August 2016 at 12:52 pm SGT

PHOTO: A set of stamps to commemorate 50 years of Singapore's National Day Parade (NDP) will be launched on Monday (8 August 2016).
Presentation Pack (with complete set of stamps and Miniature Sheet), $8.40, Price inclusive of GST for purchases within Singapore. PHOTO: SINGPOST https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-lIs0wmwcGqs/V8EpKTFHobI/AAAAAAAAkvg/2liY79-R7iYtYoo_LP5_FJMVxpwMUBnRACLcB/s1600/ndpstampsfinal05-0001-1.jpg http://www.straitstimes.com/sites/default/files/styles/x_large/public/articles/2016/08/05/ndpstampsfinal05-0001.jpg?itok=2tdX1HHE http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/singpost-to-issue-stamp-set-to-mark-50-years-of-singapores-national-day-parade SINGAPORE - A set of stamps to commemorate 50 years of Singapore's National Day Parade (NDP) will be launched on Monday (8 August 2016), SingPost said in a press release on Friday. The set will comprise seven stamps, each featuring NDP highlights over the years. These highlights include the 1970 NDP featuring Singapore's first flypast of the state flag, the 1976 NDP which was held for the first time at the newly completed National Stadium, the 2007 NDP at the Float@ Marina Bay, the first time a new venue was chosen and, lastly, the 2016 NDP which marks the first of the next 50 years of Singapore's growth and development, as well as the first National Day celebration back at the rebuilt National Stadium. PHOTO: Singapore National Day 2016 NDP FDC Stamps 50 Years of Parade Mint, SGD 4.17 1st local, 30¢ (Parade, 1960s), 2nd local, 37¢ (City Streets, 1970s), 60¢ (Neighbourhoods, 1980s), 70¢ (Former National Stadium, 1990s), 90¢ (Floating Platform, 2000) and$1.30 (Sports Hub, 2016).
Local Letters Postage Rates (Singapore) for Weight Step Not Over 20g = 30¢ (1st Local)
Local Letters Postage Rates (Singapore) for Weight Step Not Over 40g = 37¢ (2nd Local)
1st Local stamps can be used to make up the postage for overseas mail.
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Each set of stamps comes in six denominations: 1st local, 2nd local, 60 cents, 70 cents, 90 cents and SGD 1.30.

There is also a pre-cancelled first day cover at $5.20 that comes affixed with the complete set of stamps. PHOTO: Special postmark "HAPPY BIRTHDAY SINGAPORE 8.8.2016", only available at Toa Payoh roadshow booth. Pre-cancelled Miniature sheet first day cover. Picture posted by Signed fdc https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Z6XyXiymJVU/V8EpJsADOiI/AAAAAAAAkvQ/P_1A47b0d98m29WsuHctDcVjjaqFDQwFQCLcB/s1600/2016-50%2BYears%2Bof%2BNational%2BDay%2BParade%2BSheet%2BRoadshow%2BPostmark.jpg https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Juzqp_-uNX0/V6is5nO5qtI/AAAAAAAAIz4/uoHz7NLn61cQcdyM3n7Jevke-1KwexhmwCLcB/s1600/2016-50%2BYears%2Bof%2BNational%2BDay%2BParade%2BSheet%2BRoadshow%2BPostmark.jpg http://signedfdc.blogspot.sg/2016/08/singapore-2016-50-years-of-national-day.html "While every stamp creation and dedication is special, these ones are extra special. We are excited to dedicate these classic stamps, and what better occasion to do it than at this year's National Day celebration," said Mr Woo Keng Leong, Chief Executive Officer, Postal Services, SingPost. PHOTO: Singapore 2016 50 Years Of National Day Parade Miniature Souvenir Sheet Of 1 Stamp In Mint, S$2.00
Price inclusive of GST for purchases within Singapore.
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