Proj Bear day 19 and other rantings

Here’s the progress… Amazing right – six days and only one small portion completed. Shucks.

Overall look of the pattern

Overall look of the pattern

Closer look. Yes, the bottom portion is still not completed. :(

Closer look. Yes, the bottom portion is still not completed. :(

And now, I want to rant.

Remember this article from HDB?

Wow, good article, my head.

Wow, good article, my head. (Source: The Straits Times)

According to the article, 8 out of 10 people would get their flats on their 1st try and 96% on their second.

Rubbish!

Unfortunately, the bf and I are always in the far end of the percentile. After TWO BTOs and ONE sale of remaining flat applications, we are still waiting. And mind you, our number usually far exceeds the number of flats on offer and is usually at the tail end. Where got ‘choosy-ness’ to talk aboout???

RUBBISH!

My colleague tried balloting for BTO projects for at least 4 times. And he didn’t get anything either.  My bf’s friend tried for 10 times and his number always exceeds the number of flats available. These are real people, real cases.

So, please tell me HDB, what in heavens name is happening and how do you determine your statistics?

And then there is this other article recently where some guy up there was saying that couples usually only ballot for flats slightly before they get married, like 1 to 1.5years before. And it takes a long time for the flats to be built, so people should plan earlier and ballot earlier – and do not complain that flats don’t come fast enough.

HELLO?!

Does it even make sense? What if you only met your partner recently and decided to get married? You want people to wait five years??!!! or 10??!! Not everyone marry their high school sweet heart. Get a grip man!

Okay. enough.

Now, I just need to make $$ fall from the sky to get private property.