Sunday, April 03, 2005

Didn't know that didja? Part IIb

What's this? Nabeh, the 'E' in 'E-filing' stands for 'Electronic'. 'Electronic' means it should operate 24/7. Right? Huh? Huh? Huh? I want to declare my corporate taxes! And you make it so hard? Nabeh, I get all my papers together, sit in front of the computer, all glad that this is such a connected city, and you tell me:
The ECI E-Filing system is currently not in operation. Our operating hours are as follows: Day Operating Hours (in Singapore Time) Monday To Friday 8 am to 9 pm Saturday 8 am to 5 pm Eve of these Public Holidays: - Christmas Day - New Year's Day - Chinese New Year 8 am to 4 pm Sunday and Public Holidays Not In Operation Thank you.
You make me... ...not want to pay my taxes anymore! iras corporate E-FILING NOT open 24hrs The gremlins that push the buttons to make the screen light up work only weekdays between 9am and 5pm. And then, as is always the case, only a matter of time before the China girls started barging in on the act. Reader Alan Pang emailed me the link to the picture. (mr brown gets news scoops, Mr Miyagi gets links to chiobu's pictures). China girl sexyblogger
Surf stop: one little twit
iTunes' party shuffle is playing a copy of: She Don't Love Nobody - Nick Lowe & His Cowboy Outfit - Love Gets Strange -- The Songs of John Hiatt, of which I have the original CD and therefore didn't steal music.


Blogger Ruok said...

She's hawt man!

4/03/2005 10:19:00 PM  
Anonymous yj said...

ok, so after sifting through your archives, i finally realised why you know so many models/actresses...

but, now you have readers sending you chiobu pictures? Wah, give chance to us mere mortals lah.

4/03/2005 10:25:00 PM  
Blogger Jonathan said...

ive got to admit, she's really pretty...and also sexy doing this

4/03/2005 11:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(sees photo)
OMG! I die I die!

4/04/2005 04:04:00 AM  
Anonymous LiNdA said...

the e-filing system is only office hours? that's just so inefficient man!

4/04/2005 04:24:00 AM  
Blogger One Little Twit said...

heh, i am really wondering how many blogs you have to surf a day to get a chiobu pic. One chiobu a day keeps the doc away?

4/04/2005 09:44:00 AM  
Blogger SPARTACUS said...

not bad at all...

4/04/2005 10:27:00 AM  
Blogger Mail Order Bride said...

Whoa she is really cute!

4/04/2005 11:11:00 AM  
Blogger powerpuff said...

alamak.... why likdat? Elektronik but not so elektronik...

Maybe, the system is not ready to handle incoming data so after office hours.. they have little elves sitting in the back office of IRAS keying in all the printed data (that we entered during the day time - we key in, and they immediately print on paper) into the tax database.... nyek nyek... im so gona get sued

4/04/2005 02:00:00 PM  
Blogger Merenwen said...

Dare I say it but... She's prettier than Xiaxue!

There, I've said it. ;p

4/04/2005 02:46:00 PM  
Anonymous h3lix said...

She looks HOT. A little on the lian side but still HOT!

4/04/2005 04:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Mr Miyagi, you start like a "Didn't know that didja?" column like mrbrown's SNE...hahahha and have lotsa chio bus pics...comment hit man

4/04/2005 05:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

damn Miyagi you so freaking bias. Must leave chiobu picture then you'll only pimp people's site is it? NOT FAIR!


4/04/2005 07:21:00 PM  
Blogger Gabrielle said...

winner.. so must be chio bu then will be up on ur site huh.

or ya using chio bu to up ur status quo?

4/04/2005 07:41:00 PM  
Blogger brandon said...

she's beautiful, but i'm more interested in the backstory. who is she and what is she doing? that's me, always reading playboy for the articles.

4/05/2005 10:00:00 AM  
Blogger The Legal Janitor said...

I suspect the computers are not actually computers, but tonnes of PES E NSF using abacus.

Hence it doesn't work on weekends lor. Book out mah.

4/06/2005 01:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Welcome to yet another recent Singapore goverment SNAFU! you know its funny, they are trying to make everything more efficent by making it electronic, but they are actually making it worse. Case in point remember the MOE servers crashing cause all the Dragon babies just finished their o's this year and THey made it compulsory for all of them to aplly for their school choices online. that one still ok, but then they forget to take into consideration HOW many people will be using the server, and wala! the freaking servers all crash. Win liao lor!

4/07/2005 06:17:00 PM  
Blogger chrischoo said...

My mum and I regularly run into problems with messages such as "Server is too busy, please try again later". It shows that either there's not enough hardware backing their system or that their code really reeks.

I managed to e-file last month, although there were a couple of problems I ran into, like how it took 10 minutes before it processed the 3 lines I entered into the form.

It's not surprising then that my parents still insist on filing by paper, because it works and it doesn't tell you that it's not available.

Incidentally I know one of the people who maintain the SingPass system. I hear that there are a grand total of 2 staff behind it. Somebody must have been smoking crack when they did their cost-benefit analysis.

4/14/2005 01:35:00 PM  

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