DIY: Clearing a choke in your home

Calling for a plumber can be costly and you can't really blame them with all the overheads to covered.

As such it is pretty handy to know some simple steps you can take when faced with a choke in your home.

Below is a an excerpt i found on a plumber's website which could prove useful to you in the future and you might just want to bookmark down the page.


Drainage choke have become a common occurrence in 7 out of every ten households. This typically happens to homes which are populated. There are lots of materials that have been invented to help people deal with this.



The Life Of a Plumber

Just got to know a plumber by coincidence and i must say that a job as a plumber is quite interesting. 

One thing i must admit is how hard the industry the industry has been hit by freelancers as well as goverment taxes.

For a plumber to run as a company, it requires them to have additional overhead as compared to a free lancer. The plumber whom i spoke to was very forthcoming with the challanges. According to him overheads that we cant see includes courses for the technician which can cost $2k easily, insurance for his staff, advertising overheads which accounts for 50% of his expenses and more. 

While at times i do find paying more than a $100 for a service of a plumber excessive, i now do realize that there are several things which we do not see as a customer.

In fact, i do not understand why we willingly spend money on items that are marked up 100%-2000% more (come on how much can a bread and meat cost) with larger co-operation while stinge on paying small company a wage that is only decent enough to survive in the market.

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As mentioned above i can't say the rates are the cheapest but the technician that i spoke to opened my eyes to the stuff i couldnt see and well…my plumbing problems are solved and i am satisfied with their work.


Should you hire a Plumber?

Hiring a Plumber

Lots of websites are now offering useful tips that allow people to fix almost anything without the aid of somebody else. The do-it-yourself trend has been gaining popularity now more than ever. Yet, there are still special instances that you would need to consult an expert or at least someone who is qualified for a certain job, a plumber for example.

It is understandable for an individual to take the initiative to repair a leak on their faucet. However, he might need assistance should the situation worsen. Hiring a plumber might cost you a little but if you do not have any knowledge on properly addressing the problem on your home, do not hesitate to call one. You’ll see that you can save more money in the long run.

You just have to make sure that the one you will employ is of reputable company so that your best interests will be protected.

Prices of a plumber

What one should note is to ignore the prices given on the advertisement. I have called for a plumber that advertised his work at $50 nett and another that just told me directly over the phone that the work would cost $100+. Needless to say i engage the $50 nett plumber but upon reaching he gave reason why the work cannot be done at that price.

How to choose a plumber?

For me personally, the main thing i would consider when choosing a Singapore plumber is his experience. It is always good to get someone of a older age. I notice too that many plumber’s are actually malaysian workers whom are rather young, trying to make a quick buck in the industry.

While there are also worker’s whom usually have worked on construction sites and are of retiring age. While there is no right or wrong on whom to hire, it is always good to know that the plumber that i have hired is someone whom have been in the industry for a long time.



Cleaning hacks that are false!

Nice read up. Better than wasting our time trying something that does not work. We rarely get such advice now. 

Most articles are written to attract readers so it is more likely for the article to over promise as such i really miss articles such as this.

Our experts call shenanigans on these so-called “amazing” tricks.

 Credits: 11 Pinterest Cleaning Hacks That Simply Don't Work


Gay club shooting – my view

This is really sad. I think it is normal for humans to have conflicting views but the beauty about us humans is we have the ability to accept others for whom they are.

To kill someone is wrong but to kill someone whom you have no history with but just based on some set of values is really sad.


CHICAGO – Across the United States, reaction to the massacre at a Orlando, Florida gay nightclub ranged from mourning to defiance, as many cities planned vigils and some officials increased security. President Barack Obama ordered US flags at all federal… Credits: Mourning and defiance in US after massacre at gay club


Greed vs Punishment.

I wonder what happens to the money he has earned. Pretty sure he is under stress right now but still with that much money earned is it worth it? 

I recall the other ren ci case where my friend brought up a good point. The money hidden will never be found. The culprit might spend a few years behind bars but once he is release he will live a life better than what many can live with the money he has left in his bank.


SINGAPORE – As the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) moved against his former employer BSI Bank for serious breaches of anti-money laundering requirements, two fresh cheating charges were pressed against Yeo Jiawei, formerly a wealth planner at the… Credits: Ex-BSI banker Yeo faces two new charges of cheating


Another Air craft missing.

Wow yet another missing aircraft. When considering the fact that it is more likely to die in a car crash than a air craft crash, the number of aviation incident recently is shocking.

I wonder if this is just some coincidence of some sort but it does take the thrill of travelling out of my spirit. Hope the plane can be found fast instead of turning out to be another MH370.



CAIRO/ATHENS – An EgyptAir jet carrying 66 passengers and crew from Paris to Cairo disappeared from radar over the Mediterranean on Thursday in a crash that Egypt said may have been caused by a terrorist attack. Egyptian Prime Minister Sherif Ismail said it… Credits: EgyptAir jet vanishes after mid-air plunge over Mediterranean

CAIRO – An EgyptAir plane on its way from Paris to Cairo with 66 people on board crashed in the Mediterranean yesterday. Wreckage was spotted off a Greek island, and investigations were launched to determine if the plane had been brought down by a bomb. Egypt… Credits: Terrorism ‘not ruled out’ in EgyptAir plane crash


Kbox fined for data privacy breach

Personal data protection act has been around for quite some time now and i am glad that some action is being taken by the authorities against a company that is considered large. Still i hope that this serves as a warning to the smaller companies or property agents. 

Personally i recieved at least 1 non solicated sms everyday and i really hope that this news would spread to stop this bad practice. 

In fact shouldn't some responsibilities fall on the vendor that provide such services?

The Personal Data Protection Commission fined karaoke chain K Box Entertainment S$50,000 for not having sufficient security measures during the 2014 database breach. Credits: PDPC takes action against 11 firms for data privacy breaches


Star wars themed MRT gets mixed review?


I wonder what is wrong with Singaporeans, Mixed reactions? This is Star Wars! I may not be a huge fan of the movie but i do appreciate a good one when i see it. Enjoy and have fun. Stop being so serious and tacit about everything sometimes. Life is short 🙂
In case you haven't noticed, Star Wars fever is at an all time high. Star Wars shirts, mugs, toys and pretty much everything else you can think of. Soon, we'll also have Star Wars themed SMRT trains.

 Credits: New Star Wars themed SMRT trains greeted with mixed reactions


ICA officer and civillian incident

Trying to be fair to both side, i think it takes 2 hand to clap. The guy that posted on facebook was obviously trying to be cheeky with the officer on duty. Random checks have become such a common place now. We even have it on the MRT! The poster had already known that this was nothing but a random check but tried to be chicky by asking “what the office saw in his outlook that caused him to be picked”. 

The office should have and could have replied that this is just a random check and nothing was wrong with his outlook. If he had just said so and continued with his job i doubt anything would have happened.

Towards the end i can't help but feel that the officer was trying to intimidate the civilian in this case by asking to take down his details and asking him to follow him into the search room (both of which had no basis or need but probably within the right and power of the officer). 

I myself have had to deal with custom as well as police officer before from time to time and yes i do agree that the tone and attitude that some can take is pretty offensive. Kind of a follow my instruction or else kind of tone.

See the article on stomp by following the link below:

“A man wrote on Facebook about the 'injustice' he allegedly suffered, after a dispute with an officer from the Immigrations & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) at Changi Airport yesterday (Oct 14).

In his post, PJ Wong said that he had collected his luggage when he was was asked by the officer to scan his belongings.

He then asked the officer why he had to do so, but was apparently ignored. When he repeated his question in a louder voice, the officer allegedly asked for Wong's passport to take down his details.”

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