Friday May 4, 2012
Husbands need to apply for ‘outing permit’
Compiled by WINNIE YEOH, P. ARUNA and A. RAMAN
HUSBANDS in Singapore who fear their wives and want “time off” to meet their male friends have to fill up a form available on the Internet.
Entitled “application for outing permit”, the form is addressed to “the supreme Home Minister” (wife), Sin Chew Daily reported.
The form has blanks for the men to fill in the date, time and location of the outing.
It also states that the outing is for the usual “yumcha” (tea), TT (teh tarik) or drinking with the guys.
It also gives the reason for the outing as to “keep in touch with guys and share our stories (no ogling at girls)”.
The form ends with a note to the wife Ps: honey, I will take you anywhere and buy anything you want during the weekend. I love you.”
An official in the republic described having to resort to filling up such a form as “extreme” and that communication between spouses need not be penned in black and white.
He was also quoted as saying that if a spouse wanted to control the other by force, such marriages would not last.
> Nanyang Siang Pau reported that four-year-old piano prodigy Mimi Zou from China performed at the Royal Albert Hall in London just a year after learning how to play it.
She is believed to be the youngest person to perform at the prestigious hall.
It was reported that Zou was part of a show where 500 artists performed before a 1,000-strong audience.
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