Monday, July 21, 2014

Blog anomalies

I turned off my blog's public access for a period from Friday night July 18th, 2014 until late this morning Monday July 21st, 2014 (Vancouver time). Let's just say that during this period of no-public access, I noticed some anomalies on my blog. 

For example, according to the blog statistics, a viewer from Singapore using the Codomo Dragon internet-browser on Windows platform browsed my blog sometime between 19 Jul 2014 08:26hr - 10:25hr (Vancouver time). Whoever he/she/it was, he/she/it successfully viewed my blog despite the fact that I have not granted him/her/it access rights.


Let me digress a little for now. Like ASingaporeanSon, I was inspired by Singapore Serf when I started my blog. Reading Singapore Serf's posts on his life as an Australian immigrant, even down to the simple day-to-day stuff, was an inspiration that I too perhaps could make a simple life as an immigrant somewhere else. Besides, I figured that a blog would be useful for me to remember of life's ups-and-downs to help keep things in perspective. Subsequently, I thought that sharing my life as an immigrant and/or re-entry into nursing in B.C. may be of use to other immigrants and/or Internationally Educated Nurses on the same path. There it is, the gist of the motivation behind my blog.


If you've been reading this blog, you would know that I had decided to retire my online pen some moons ago, back in March 2014. I do not know what the motives are behind the recent anomalies...

And frankly, my dear, life goes on.


  1. Hi there,

    You've probably stopped blogging but I would like to enquire if you encountered anyone that has a Canadian nursing license that can work/practise in Singapore?

    1. Hi Anonymous on Wednesday, October 01, 2014 12:41:00 PM,

      Yes, someone like me who still has valid nursing registration in both Singapore and a Canadian province can practice at both locations.

      Ok, jokes aside. For answer to your question, please read the details from Singapore Nursing Board's webpage below.

      "You must have an offer of employment with a healthcare institution in Singapore before SNB can consider your application for registration/enrolment." quoted from the SNB webpage above.

      Btw, if you're a Canadian trained nurse, then please be prepared for a culture shock if/when you work as a nurse in Singapore. You can check out my "Nursing in Singapore" posts for some of the issues nurses face. In addition, you should be prepared to face (positive or negative) discrimination in pay/benefits depending on your citizenship and your country of birth/origin. IMHO, Singapore does not have any pro-worker labour union, all its unions are pro-government, and the PAP-dominated government is pro-business.

      Cheers, WD.

    2. Hi Anonymous on Wednesday, October 01, 2014 12:41:00 PM,

      You may also be interested to check out the following information from the Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP) School of Health Sciences in Singapore.

      Quote from the url above: "Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP), School of Health Sciences(SHS) has been appointed by the Singapore Nursing Board (SNB) since 1999 to be the official body to conduct the Registered Nurse (RN) Licensure Examination.

      The Licensure Examinations are conducted locally and overseas from January to October annually for nurses seeking registration with the Board. The Licensure Examinations reflect competencies for safe and current practice in Singapore and serve as a means for SNB to determine if the applicants can be registered for practice in Singapore."

      Cheers, WD.