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« on: June 02, 2006, 10:26:38 PM »

As a follow-up to tony's reply to the article on the Singapore Dream. Tony posits that well-heeled, english-educated Singaporeans are unhappy people.

This begs the question of why is it so ?

I'm going to spend a couple of days to think about this.

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« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2006, 02:44:06 AM »

i am unhappy
simply because i don't have a girl to shack while in suzhouz
even though i am willing to pay geylarg rates
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« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2006, 02:45:11 AM »

Just go to Geylang and pay Geylang rates lah.
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« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2006, 04:27:13 AM »

i want original made in china
for china
not assembled in singapore
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« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2006, 07:00:41 AM »

i want original made in china
for china
not assembled in singapore

Wah leow.. those from China in Singapore are foreign talent. Those who are in China but can't make it to Geylang are... well, I have nothing more to say. Tongue Tongue Tongue
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« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2006, 04:22:37 AM »

I'm going to posit an intermediate answer to the question:

Could it be possible that the unhappiness amongst english-educated Singaporeans stems from the fact that the rest of Singapore is not likely to be like them ?

Singaporeans are in fact a highly optimized bunch of folks who want the best of everything. This can be viewed as seflishness and kiasu by some of the folks especially those who spent years studying in places like New Zealand.

To be fair, Singaporeans vote for the system that keeps themselves this way. I think that unless some of us make an effort to change them, things are not likely to change over the short term. I'm coming to terms with this but still cringe when some Mat rocker plays loud music on his poor walk in the bus every morning.

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« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2006, 04:27:52 AM »

I'm going to posit an intermediate answer to the question:

Could it be possible that the unhappiness amongst english-educated Singaporeans stems from the fact that the rest of Singapore is not likely to be like them ?

Only the well-heeled ones, perhaps.

I mean, in general, aren't all of us English-helicopters, other than those who actually chose Chinese to be their first language during their schooling days? After all, English is the standard medium for instruction in our classes, no? Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2006, 07:02:13 AM »

The term is probably more relative than a reflection of what language we take as our first language.

MM Lee labelled the english helicopters "radicals", so this is the category which I am talking about.

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« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2006, 03:08:44 PM »

I am lost.

Care to post that article by MM on "English helicopter" or Tony Tan and reply to that Singapore Dream?
Where do I find it?
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« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2006, 06:57:09 PM »

The term is probably more relative than a reflection of what language we take as our first language.

MM Lee labelled the english helicopters "radicals", so this is the category which I am talking about.

You know the only news about the M&M Chocolate Man which I cared about is the news that would lower the flag to half mast and give us a new holiday?
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« Reply #10 on: June 06, 2006, 08:15:08 PM »

I probably gave you the wrong idea. During the elections, there is talk of the Internet being 85% for the Opposition but MM Lee said that this is just part of a vocal minority he term english-educated radicals. You know, folks who lived overseas and full of liberal ideas, etc...

I have no snippets of the actual speech to share but its nice to know that Lothlorien is almost exclusively owned by this demographic.

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I am lost.

Care to post that article by MM on "English helicopter" or Tony Tan and reply to that Singapore Dream?
Where do I find it?
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« Reply #11 on: June 14, 2006, 12:51:10 AM »

The government has created the unhappiness because it has fostered a competitive culture.

If we remained a small quiet fishing village with a meagre trading port (like some of the small towns on the Malaysian Coast), we will be much happier and have our afternoon siestas.
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« Reply #12 on: June 14, 2006, 12:59:34 AM »

folks who lived overseas full of liberal ideas ...
I am one. BUT I do not believe in freedom the way America does. Freedom of guns? That was because people used to be hunters.

After experiencing all the problems the country faces with too much liberal ideas, I've decided Singapore's freedom is more than enough.
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« Reply #13 on: June 14, 2006, 01:12:02 AM »

Again! NO FREE SPEECH IN SINGAPORE!

You radicals are bad for the skin.
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