MonthOctober 2013

Bad services with datingmoments Dating Agent.

As of A few month ago I brought their dating packages. It cost S$550 for 5 dates, S$180 for date review, and S$320 for date preparatory course so total damage of S$1050. They do accept cash or cheque but if you want to use credit card they are using paypal online which they will charge you extra 4% service charge.

So I going through the date preparatory course, my dating consultant is Jenny and his husband Edmund is my date coach. You can see the couple faces at http://www.datingmoments.com/our_dm_management.html provide later on it is not removed from their web sites. Their class is very long, not really two and a half hours, should be almost three and a half hours. So the date coach will say for the follow date review he will see me.

So Jenny call me up and arranged a date on a restaurant, so it was a glass restaurant in fort canning park. I arrived before 7pm so about 7.15pm I went in as the appointment is 7.30pm. Edmund arrived at 7.30pm seat at another table near me. The date arrived late almost near to 15 minutes, seat alone at wrong table. I never had a date especially which was so late as normally the date are always arrive earlier then me. Some more can seat at the wrong table at it had never happen before as I was having many dates. I suspect this was a setup not really a date. Edmund can know that my date seat at the wrong table and send me an sms from his mobile. I received the SMS from Edmund asking me to go to the lady some more to bring her in. So I go to her table and ask her are you the one, bring her pull out the chair and she seat as the class Edmund ask me to pull out the chair for the lady. Then the date can later said go toilet which I haven’t starting to talk to her on the table. This is totally a setup. Then she come back and sit on the table we start talking and order food, talk and send her the way to bus stop and I left to take train back home.

So about two weeks Jenny call me and arrange another date which I did not even told her I want her to find another date. So Jenny said I need another date review as Edmund said to Jenny which last time Edmund call me for follow up date review and he said if I need can purchase another date review. I told Jenny off that she is simply putting my word on her mouth. So she is asking it is not safe to do fund transfer to her bank account. I can pay online using credit card with a surcharge of extra 4% using paypal. So I told her can send her a cheque, she said can and upon receiving it and it is cleared successfully. I received e-mail from her the payment request of S$180 send her a cheque post to her office address. So next day I replied her that I do not want the date review and since that date was going for my next date review I also reject her too. So she call me again persuade me to buy I said I do not want and also the date I rejected. So she said the date is good chosen and there is nothing to be perfect so I agreed to see her in Melilla walk of coffee club.

I come early, she is also late almost 15 minutes. She ask me what I working as. I told her. So she ask my company name. I was shocked. Firstly, even I tell her what is my company name is at no use to her, she does not know for every job that you take there is a job offer letter stating non disclosure agreement. So I told her and I very piss off her. She use mobile phone a few times trying to call some one which I irritated. When order a drink, she told me she does not have a diploma so hop job to gain experience. To me I was thinking about her What a F***. So I ask her why don’t you further study as can take night classes like me. She said very expensive and stressful to handle both work and study. She also share with me she being to some dating agent and found out that this agent charges are cheaper. So I thinking about her this date cannot make it. So when I settling the bill, she ask me how much is the drink. I said I settled the bill and let her know if the waiter given me the receipt. So she take out the wallet hold it in her hand in front of me above the table and the receipt come I told her the price of her drink. Then I look at her and the wallet, and thinking she does not have money to pay so I told her I give her a treat. We did not exchange number and I send her off when we goes off from the restaurant.

So I e-mail to Jenny the dating consultant and make a negative feedback of her. So she call me and I talk to her about 9 minutes becoming unpleasant and I hang the phone told her I very busy now. So she e-mail want me to call back but I refused and reply the call was too unpleasant so call back will make it more worse. So she replied that in my e-mail feedback I using the word “bloody hell” which is nasty improper language and she stated this is the final time if not she will take action. Secondly, the date had sincerely say sorry about the late. Third, the date ask how much as she wanted to pay for the drink. Forth, she is asking my company name to know more about me. Fifth, she find the call is not very unpleasant as she is sorting thing out with my feedback. Six, she said my perspective with this date is too negative as she thinking this date is good for what I told Jenny normally date will come early.

So I replied I want to terminate the membership now and stated if she want to take action legally like going to make police report or lawyer I am fine with it. So she replied she terminated the membership now as my request. I am not going to put this dating agent to court like small claim as the amount recover back is too little for what I paid in total compare to last time it’s just lunch.

 

FCBC case not about Church vs State, says national church council

Published on Oct 11, 2013
1:13 AM

The Faith Community Baptist Church (FCBC) building at 3 Marine Parade Central. The judicial review being sought by FCBC on the Manpower Minister’s decision over the sacking of a worker should not be seen as a Church versus State matter, said the National Council of Churches on Thursday. — ST FILE PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN

 

THE judicial review being sought by the Faith Community Baptist Church (FCBC) on the Manpower Minister’s decision over the sacking of a worker should not be seen as a Church versus State matter, said the National Council of Churches (NCCS) on Thursday.

Making its first comments on the issue in a letter to its members, the council stressed that it should instead be seen as one concerning obligations between bosses and workers. “From our perspective, this course of action is not to be framed as a Church versus State matter,” it said. “Rather, we see the case as one of employer’s-employee’s obligations and duties under the Employment Act and the common law in this area.”

The letter came in the wake of a judicial review filed by FCBC, which had sacked a pregnant administrative worker last year after she committed adultery. After she complained, Acting Manpower Minister Tan Chuan-Jin in August decided she was “dismissed without sufficient cause” and ordered the church to compensate the woman’s salary and maternity benefits. But FCBC is arguing that it was not allowed to explain its actions.

Commenting on the judicial review, the NCCS said: “We have confidence that the courts will shed light on the matter and decide what is right in the interpretation and application of the law of the land in such instances.”

http://www.straitstimes.com/breaking-news/singapore/story/fcbc-case-not-about-church-vs-state-says-national-church-council-20131

Church ‘buying time as donations fall’: City Harvest’s new $45m loan

http://www.singaporelawwatch.sg/slw/headlinesnews/31020-church-buying-time-as-donations-fall-city-harvests-new-45m-loan.html

Straits Times
27 Sep 2013
Tan Dawn Wei

It says it needed funds to repay 2011 loan it took out to boost Suntec stake

CITY Harvest Church (CHC) defended the new $45 million loan it took out, with its stake in Suntec as collateral, saying it would buy the church time as donations fall in the wake of the criminal trial involving six of its leaders.

The CHC board held special meetings for ordinary and ministry members last weekend, after an earlier session with executive members, in a bid to quell talk that the loan was a risky one.

The six-year loan from Freight Links Express Holdings comes with an average of $5.77 million in interest and other charges every year, which means the church will have to pay back nearly $80 million in total.

But the church explained that it needed the money to pay back another $50 million loan which it took out in 2011 to nearly double its 20 per cent stake in the Suntec Singapore International Convention and Exhibition Centre to 39.2 per cent.

That three-year loan from construction company Galaxy Capital, which had been due next year, charged 10 per cent interest each year, and required a portion of the principal to be paid annually.

But the new loan interest rate was lower at 8 per cent, and required the church to pay back the principal only in 2019.

“While the previous lender (Galaxy Capital) was willing to defer payment for one year, it was not willing to extend the loan repayment beyond August 2014. This meant that CHC would have had to put out a capital outlay of $40 million in less than 11 months,” said the church in a special edition of its in-house newsletter, City News Weekly.

But this is a problem as donations to the church’s Building Fund have fallen since founder Kong Hee and five of his deputies were hauled to court on charges of having misused church funds.

In its latest collection which ended in April this year, the church took in just $15 million. Previous collections brought in between $21 million and $24 million each, members said they were told.

With the criminal trial, which has been adjourned till January, possibly running till the end of next year, it was “unrealistic” to pay Galaxy Capital, the church said. “As long as the trial is ongoing, it takes its toll on not just the spirit of the church and members, but also its mental, physical and fiscal well-being,” it added.

The banks that the church approached were unwilling to lend the money because they either did not deal with religious organisations or were put off by the trial. The church’s board also considered selling part of its Suntec stake, but offer prices were “way below market value”, CHC said.

That is why it turned to Freight Links Express Holdings for the new loan, of which $42 million was used to pay Galaxy Capital.

The church argued that the latest loan, which came to light last month when the lender announced it in a Singapore Stock Exchange statement, will give it time to replenish its coffers before the money is due by 2019.

Church member Alvin Lee, a manager in the security industry who has been with CHC for 13 years, said members are worried donations will continue to dwindle and that the church could end up losing its 39.2 per cent stake in Suntec, for which it paid a total of $97.75 million.

“There is a lot of uncertainty, but we’ve been assured that we will still be able to repay the interest in the coming years even if we continue to collect $15 million over the next few campaigns,” he said. “Hopefully, things will turn out well.”

dawntan@sph.com.sg

Source: Straits Times © Singapore Press Holdings Ltd. Permission required for reproduction.

Finally change ISP to viewqwest away from myrepublic.

I had started to use Viewqwest for Comex promotion 2013 no contract for 200 mbps plan. www.viewqwest.com

On Friday 29 August 2013 morning, I received a call from them to process the order and they arrange to activate my port 2 in Web 04 Sep 2013. So surprise that at Wed 04 Sep 2013 night I received a call said my line is activated and tomorrow morning they can come to install. So I took half day leave.

So he come in the morning, he put the zhone router there spend an hour time calling to provisioning but cannot get Internet so he left as need to rush off to other appointment. Then I call the technical support a few times and they managed to get the Internet connection and fixed phone line up without the need to arrange another time to swop the zhone router.

So I terminated myrepublic ISP which is using port 1. But I left 10 months to pay as I pay for 2 month for a year contract. So I started this service installed in 15 July 2013 Monday. I e-mail to them to submit an request on 07 Sep 2013 Sat. So they called on Monday said they can allow early termination follow a month notice pro rated charges till last day in 07 Oct 2013 with a termination fee of S$48.15. So I no need to pay another 10 months fee of monthly S$69.

On Tuesday afternoon after than phone call on Monday, I bring down the ONT, free Asus RT-N56U router and voice adaptor to return to them as they need my ONT and router given when I cancel their service before contract end personally to their office. The final amount had been charged to my credit card by myrepublic with the final invoice amended online last month end.