Stories you might’ve missed, Aug 11

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Letter to the Editor | School canteen food prices increased, but the quality & quantity of food portions decreased

 

Dear Editor,

I am concerned about the recent price increase and my child’s canteen food quality. My daughter told me that her favourite porridge has increased from $1.80 to $2. I thought it was reasonable, given that hawker food costs at least $3.50 or $4 these days. That was until I asked her to take some pictures of her food to show me.

I was shocked to see that the porridge had hardly any ingredients in it, except for some hardly-noticeable minced meat. My girl confirmed that the only ingredient was a few bits of minced meat. I expected to see at least some vegetables (peas or carrots?) to make the food more “balanced”. The portion was also small! You can tell from the small bowl placed on top of the plate.

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Delivery rider gives away free pizzas worth $160 to Pasir Ris people after customer cancels order, sharing ‘slice’ of kindness to make everyone’s day

 

Photo: TikTok screengrab/Lutfil Latiff

Is this where we say “faith in humanity restored?”

After watching a TikTok from a FoodPanda rider who decided to give away $160 worth of pizza from Pizza Hut all over Pasir Ris when an order got cancelled, it would be pretty hard not to.

Mr Lutfil Latiff, 24, said he ended up feeling “pretty great” about himself after bringing joy to people when he gave away 10 boxes of pizza as well as some chicken wings. He even says at the end of the video, “Maybe I should do this more often.”

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Maid asks: What to do if your employer took your room and made you sleep in the kitchen?

 

Without giving much detail or any context to her post, a foreign domestic worker took to social media asking for advice on what to do when she was made to sleep in the kitchen.

In a Facebook post last Saturday (Aug 6), the helper posed her question to the FDW in Singapore (working conditions forum) group. She asked: “What to do if your employer took your room and made you sleep in the kitchen?”.

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‘Angmoh dua kee’ — Netizens say about expat who only dates Singaporean women, rates himself 9 in SG, 7.5 back home

 

Photo: Pixabay/Yuka_Seba (for illustration purposes only).

Dating can be quite an adventure, but dating when you live in a different country can be a totally different ball game.

A woman goes by Candilicious on TikTok, who has been gaining in popularity for her posts about life in Singapore, at times talks about the dating scene and what it’s like as an expat woman in this context.

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Good news for Singapore jobseekers—hiring is on the increase despite fears of recession

 

In spite of fears of a looming recession in the Asia Pacific region, hiring is still on the increase in at least three countries— India, Australia, and Singapore, LinkedIn said recently.

The sector with a significant need for manpower for all three countries is accommodation, which includes hotels, motels, casino hotels, and bed-and-breakfast inns (B&Bs).

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