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Free Drinks on Ladies’ Night.

It’s for an obvious reason that pubs hold ladies’ night on Wednesdays and hand out free drinks and other freebies to attract more men making a beeline for the waterhole. Pubs’ management can’t be so charitable to set aside one night a week where the women could have their girls’ night out of fun and cheer drinks on the house. Yet some women for some warped reasons like to believe how chivalrous they are to make such offers to them.

What a rude shock awaiting these women who surpassed the age of 35 to be denied free drinks by one pub in Singapore last week. They could not understand why they were turned down when it was clearly stated “Free Drinks for women on Ladies’ Night”; “5 drinks coupons will be issued out at the entrance”. There weren’t even small print anywhere to indicate they must be a sexy young thing to qualify for the free drinks.

Calling all ladies over 35 years of age…Is this a worthy enough cause for you to fight for your rights and not to be used as tidbits to lure men and their fat wallets to chill out on a Wednesday night? Or should you accept your ‘no commercial value’ as against those young thing who could be served as palatable morsel for the male customers to nibble at? 

Do you think you should quietly avoid those pubs on Ladies’ Night and choose instead to spend your Wednesday nights at the various karaoke lounges at the Community Clubs? Or should you make your presence felt and storm into the pubs and order your drinks? After all at this age group you are economically well off to pay for your own drinks. And you could even buy drinks for that young man sitting at the next table.

You could say to the pubs’ management,”No thanks to free drinks!!”


June 29, 2007 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

In Praise of Women…a tribute.

Women were called the fairer sex, the weaker sex in the past but they are no longer true today. Without compromising their feminity, women have pitted their mettle against any men in all fields . They have made achievements that even men have openly applauded.

I’m not singing my praises for these women here though they rightly deserve so. But for one group of women whom the whole wide world may have chosen to ignore or pretend that they don’t exist and they are the underprivileged women who are poverty-ridden, illiterate and uneducated, enduring poor health and subjected to domestic violence, sexual abuse and exploitation.

The members of UNIFEM (United Nations Development Fund for Women) have not only noticed them but have come together to help and assist these women to develop survival skills, to gain economic independence and to provide them with access to education and health. They have worked very closely with the governments to enforce laws and orders on perpetrators and offenders of sex crimes and child sex trade so that these women and children are free from violence, abuse and explotation.

Kudos to UNIFEM. The members, comprising mostly women, come from all walk of life. They volunteer their valuable time, expertise and wealth so that the underprivileged women may enjoy a sense of humanity and dignity as fellow human beings. Fund-raising activities have been aplenty to finance their projects. What many of us can do at least is to willingly contribute to their coffers so that they could achieve their mission.

Kudos to the underprivileged women too. Despite their poverty, they labour in quest for survival and economic independence so that children under their care do not go hungry and destitute. Illiterate and uneducated they may be but they know the importance of education, knowledge and skills to equip them for the world ahead. They do not allow poor health as an excuse to expect and wait for handouts. They brace themselves against domestic violence, sexual abuse and exploitation meted out on them.  

Last, but not least, a tribute………in praise of women.

June 27, 2007 Posted by | Uncategorized | 2 Comments

For an Improved Version of Man…God created a Woman!!

I heard this story…A teacher in a Sunday class asked her young pupils why God created a woman after He had created the first man. Several kids responded. But one answer stood out among the rest. A young girl said, “For an improved version of man…..God created a woman.”  It was an apt response, wasn’t it? Guys…you may not be so amused.

Just to name a few improvements…a woman has a smoother complexion with no facial hair to require trimming or shaving. She is more endowed with soft but firm breasts and a more curvaceous figure that makes any man drool.

You must have heard how well a woman can multi-task. And how she can wrap a man or a few with her little finger. The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world. You also agree that it was a woman’s face that launched a thousand ships.

It says that behind every successful man is a woman…to give him support and someone to lean on, or to nudge him when he starts to slaken or perhaps to give a kick on the butt should he decide to quit!!

It takes a woman to procreate. Guys..you may insist the you contribute or donate the sperms that give life to the eggs. But it’s in the woman’s womb that it starts its life and develops to become another human being.

Even when she is angry, she’s better…Hell knows no fury like a woman scorned.

However, despite all these improvements, a woman faces physical discomforts every month… like PMS, menstruation, menstral cramps. When she gets pregnant, she has to endure morning sickness, pregnant-related problems and to suffer the excruciating labour pain. Should it be an unwanted pregnancy, she goes through the trauma of an abortion. When she matures to middle age, menopause and menopausal problems set in.

Does it ever occur to you why God creates women? Ok….you tell me!!:)  

June 9, 2007 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment