Monday, September 17, 2012

Nothing But Cowpeh Cowbu

I read recently that Senior Perm Sec and PAP MP Ann Sim tried to be a comedian. She wants to slay the sacred 'cowpeh' and 'cowbu' [Link]

For those not into Hokkien dialect, this is my humble translation: 'Cowpeh' =' cry father'. 'Cowbu' = 'cry mother'. It a verb meaning complain, bitch, rant or  making noise in a very loud fashion. If used as a noun (or in plural, nouns) like Ann Sim does, I guess bloggers in the social media are the worst CPCBs (CowPeh'sCowBu's) in the eyes of the PAP!

Try as they might to convince me of the value, I still do not understand why are we having this NATional CONversation. My question is very simple:

Why do PAP politicians/leaders want us to talk to them about the future (20 years from now?) when Singaporeans really need them to urgently solve the current problems of today? 

The National Conversation is nothing but a 'wayang' to divert our attention from the current challenges and frustration that we Singaporeans (not necessarily applicable to the rich, famous and elites) are facing:
  • The asphyxiation of Singaporeans from the liberal influx of foreigners.
  • The never ending fight for transportation, housing, medical services including hospital beds. 
  • The unattainable CPF savings! Just when will they stop shifting the goalposts and allow Singaporeans to possess what we legally own? The introduction of Forced Annuity and increase in Minimum Sum Scheme and Medisave are just ways to keep Singaporeans away from what's rightly ours. The incentives given for all and sundry to top up accounts (now even for in-laws!) makes me wonder if CPF is broke!
  • The crazy control of the nation's wealth in the hands of too little, too few. GIC and Temasek. Husband and Wife. Some term it nepotism, others, incest!
  • The blatant use of money and material to woo and gain support. No, I'm not against the pay increase of 8% for teachers. In fact, most teachers I know deserve more for their time and effort in moulding our children to be decent, loyal and courageous Singaporeans. I feel strongly that real good teachers shouldn't work so hard that they stressed out so badly ending up in IMH.  Apart from using money, it's time for MOE to sincerely look at the worklife balance of the moulders of dreams. Teachers seem to have as much, if not more, homework than they give their students. Why can't teachers mark and prepare exam papers in school instead of at home? To make matter worse, some parents have outsourced their parenting duties to teachers! (and domestic help, if I may add).
  • The insult and contempt that the elite rulers dispense upon us. Example of which is the song and dance of a NATional CONversation. Why PAP politicians/leaders want to talk of the future (20 years from now?) instead of solving the current problems today is beyond most sane and reasonable Singaporeans.
The charmed offensive from the PAP politicians and the MSM ain't working. They can screw some Singaporeans all the time. They can screw all Singaporeans sometime. The cannot screw all Singaporeans all the time!

Tom Jones sang: "To live for today and to love for tomorrow is the wisdom of a fool". For PAP to encourage everyone to "To talk cock and sing song about tomorrow and neglect the woes of today is the wisdom of overpaid idiots!"

As Ann Sim so enjoy using Hokkien as in CPCB, may I just add "Chui Kong Lumpar Song" (I used often in my previous posts). It is what this NATional CONversation is all about. I'd like to add "Cho Bo Lan" ("Do No Penis") and "Bo Seow Kan" ("No Sperm Sex") meaning doing nothing of substance. The NATional CONversation, not unlike the "Remaking of Singapore" is much ado about nothing!

If you have the time and wish to take a journey on the usage "Chui Kong Lumpar Song",  kindly visit:


Happy reading!



At September 17, 2012 at 7:57 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Why do PAP politicians/leaders want us to talk to them about the future (20 years from now?) when Singaporeans really need them to urgently solve the current problems of today? "

GE 2016.
Dear Singaporeans.
You have it within your voting power to solve Singapore's problems in one motion, in 4 years' time.

Will you seize that opportunity?

"The Final Countdown" song. Vote wisely in GE 2016.:

At September 17, 2012 at 8:55 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Right, and what is our Opposition MPs doing, keeping quiet and not raising up the issues during National Conversation.

What are they doing, and if they cannot take the "heat", why are they there for...

At September 17, 2012 at 9:43 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

You have "one needle see blood",
said it all what's suffocating me
all these years. Seeing how the country has deteriorated. Our housing, transport, health, education..........sigh don't know what to say!!!

At September 17, 2012 at 10:16 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

slay the people? Should we report to the police her threat?

At September 17, 2012 at 11:52 AM , Blogger Gintai_昇泰 said...

Datuk Fish,
No worry. You just can't slaughter all the cowpeh cowbu unless you are talking about genocide! KNN! You are quoted here.

At September 17, 2012 at 3:44 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

All faith in the National Conversation and the sincerity of the ruling party in engaging the citizens flew out the door when I watched the CNA programme. Honestly the programme "Noose" was more realistic and relevant than this "Wayang with PM"

At September 17, 2012 at 3:48 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

For 47 years we have been talking and trying to get our message across to them, but they tell us they are deaf frogs and we are just making unnecessary noises that is irritating to their elite ears.

Suddenly, they are telling us they are all ears, and that we should talk to them about our problems with suggestions. Is this too good to be true?

I think it is too true to be good. We may end up giving them more ideas to tighten the screw.

At September 17, 2012 at 6:09 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Suddenly, they are telling us they are all ears, and that we should talk to them about our problems with suggestions. Is this too good to be true?"

Of course, it is too good to be true especially you people foot the bill for them to stage the wayang. It is not that they have any loss at all. You lesser mortals are all paying for PAP to take you for a ride.

PAP is so entrenched in their propaganda tactic and wayang for so many decades that they still do not know that they will be instantly make a fool of themselves in in internet. They still think like they are in 1970s in their wonderland.

At September 17, 2012 at 7:56 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

All who tune into telecast, broadcast and read all local newspaper are bombarded by propaganda 24/7.
All those that are working in the Above Medias are runners of the Establishment.
The ground is fast turning cynical and some are pissed off very badly. Hope that the runners can feel and sense the rising hostility

At September 17, 2012 at 9:10 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nothing for you and me.

The owners of businesses like hotels, property development, banks, REITS have their arms interlocked with the powers that be.

It is they who benefit and it is they who expect cheap labour etc.

You & I just do perimeter patrol and be on perpetual standby.. and yeah, make babies for them to continue prostituting us.

Its all about business.
Business means profit, maximum profit.
If you're lucky, you may be given some crumbs.

At September 18, 2012 at 3:40 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

i will wager PAP stooges like Ann Sim will 'cowpeh' and 'cowbu' if all GRCs are replaced by SMCs in 2016.
this is just for starters.

wait till the PAP becomes the opposition and are given an extra dose of their own medicine that they have been dishing out.
*again i will wager many will queue up to do it for free*

At September 20, 2012 at 4:23 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

This National Conversation thing is too little too late in coming, because Singaporeans are so skeptical of anything that comes out of the mouths and heads of MIWs that they do not choose to believe even if the intention is to talk and listen.

Once they lost faith in their leaders, nothing will make them listen to reason or believe in the leaders true intentions. Not that I believe that the leader's intention is geniune in this National Conversation.

Sad to have come to this stage.

At September 20, 2012 at 8:22 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

"This National Conversation thing is too little too late in coming,"

Does it really matter if NatCON comes in early or later if they are playing the same tune again and again, with the same musical chair, same pinky, same old fart, same wooden, same attitude of "you are wrong, I am wrong" ?

At September 21, 2012 at 8:43 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maruah and Function 8, it's about morality, it's about Alex Au's immoral personal conduct and agenda, political and personal expediency,it's a Sodom and Gomorrah situation.
Does Maruah and Function 8 subscribe to the notion that liberty is licence for gay
and lesbian orientation? God forbids.


“Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people.” (Prov. 14:34.)

“Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, Religion and Morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of Patriotism, who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness, these firmest props of the duties of Men and Citizens. The mere Politician, equally with the pious man, ought to respect and to cherish them. A volume could not trace all their connections with private and public felicity...
And let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Whatever may be conceded to the influence of refined education on minds of peculiar structure,
reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.” George Washington, September 17, 1796 .

Yet there are people today who think that liberty is licence and that morality is unimportant or irrelevant to politics and economics.

"Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom.
As nations become corrupt and vicious,they have more need of masters." Benjamin Franklin

search google, Overview of America - YouTube

PS, could not get to post at Yahoo site at,
(Archbishop, blogger clash over report on ISA letter - Yahoo! News Singapore)
sorry for the intrusion.

Joshua Chiang

At September 21, 2012 at 12:42 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Of Wrongful Pride and Prejudice: "This is why I was particularly moved by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s decision to speak about this issue in his National Day Rally speech last month. It was an example of moral leadership." - Sim Ann

Ms Sim, don't cowpeh cowbu. This is what real moral leadership is about:

“I am not interested in power for power's sake, but I'm interested in power that is moral, that is right and that is good.” - Martin Luther King, Jr.

At October 29, 2012 at 2:36 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great to know that there are so many people like me, 10 years ago, I felt so lonely and lost due to my social and political opinions. People around me would think of me as weird, especially my mother who is still giving me a hard time.

Well, it turns out that we (i.e. you and me) are one big family. Down with those brainwashed idiots.

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