"Wah," my wife said, "today dunno why the malls were like mad house liddat, people shopping like there's no tomorrow. Why ah? Today is not Pay Day what."
"Ya, that's odd. And not Christmas either. Why ah?"
"I think it is the Progess money," the wife suggested, "the gahmen money was deposited today."
Ahhh. That explains the shopping frenzy. Singaporeans united in spending their Progress Package aka Free Gahmen Marnie.
Or what one colleague of hers called 政府给的老人钱. Not I say one ah. The wife's colleague say one, ok?
Me, I always support progre$$, especially if it comes with free money. But I'm keeping mine for the assorted fare and price hikes later in the year.