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Postby Wd40 » Fri, 27 Jun 2014 12:37 pm

Indians: ask stupid questions in SingaporeExpats, talking loudly over phone, not using deoderant and cooking curry so spicy that the smell kill all the cockroaches in the HDB block(which may not be such a bad thing after all :lol: )

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Postby PNGMK » Fri, 27 Jun 2014 1:14 pm

Europeans - pretending they are not of a particular nationality.... which they ALL are. My whole point has been that ICA will not see you as a Euro but as a Romanian or Brit or whatever hopeless nationality you actually are.

Gandalf wrote:Sorry I just can’t resist
So , going with some of the mind set in this forum , following nationals perhaps kiss goodbye their chance of ever living / working or migrating to republic of Singapore due to following past or future potential cases. :lol:

Australians: coz of Anton Casey
English man: coz made an illegal u turn
Swiss Man: sprayed a train
French man: coz sexually harass a female in zouk
Albanian/ Russians: all pimps & whores
Romanian man: hit & run
German man: reckless driving
Bulgarian: caught smuggling Tabaco in
Greeks: He was caught riding a donkey at orchard road
Turks: riot about anything
Italians: too hairy for the local gals
Irish man: drinks too much
Czechs & Polish: party too much
Uruguay man : they bite people

(luck you lot don’t work for ICA , least I hope not ha ha :D ) , get a life la and remember little knowledge is dangerous thing http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/lit ... rous+thing
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Postby Wd40 » Fri, 27 Jun 2014 1:47 pm

PNGMK wrote:Europeans - pretending they are not of a particular nationality.... which they ALL are.


Thats a classic case. Just like a Pakistani would rather be known as a South Asian.

The opposite is also true. Take the case of Singaporean Chinese or Indians, they would hate to have any association whatsoever with their Chinese/Indian roots.

Another case, Indians going to America or Australia, huge difference compared to Indians in Singapore. The Indians who go those more developed countries immediately pickup their accent, way of life and start behaving like Americans/Australians. But here, in Singapore , we live like Indians :)

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 27 Jun 2014 2:05 pm

Wd40 wrote:But here, in Singapore , we live like Indians :)


Just not like "local" Indians. :P

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Postby rajagainstthemachine » Fri, 27 Jun 2014 4:04 pm

Wd40 wrote:
Another case, Indians going to America or Australia, huge difference compared to Indians in Singapore. The Indians who go those more developed countries immediately pickup their accent, way of life and start behaving like Americans/Australians. But here, in Singapore , we live like Indians :)


not entirely true, most Indians who emigrate abroad start forming enclaves and are least likely to integrate into their foreign surroundings.
their children on the other hand are MOST likely to integrate, this is when the conservative Indian starts to worry that his 18 year old daughter will now start to sleep around with white dudes and then thinks about moving back to India, when he does, he hates the squalor and the broken infrastructure and his daughter hates him more cause shes now what we call an ABCD American Born Confused Desi( Local)
For the minority of people who escape this paradox, they go on and succeed in whatever their ultimate goal was. I dated an ABCD in the past
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Postby rajagainstthemachine » Fri, 27 Jun 2014 4:05 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:
Wd40 wrote:But here, in Singapore , we live like Indians :)


Just not like "local" Indians. :P


Just curious to see what differences you notice between the two types. :P
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Postby Wd40 » Fri, 27 Jun 2014 4:20 pm

You will still see more chances of integration of Indians in Australia, UK and US than in Singapore.

You integrate when you want to be one of them and you see them as "cooler" than yourself. I have plenty of Indians going to the west and immediately picking up their accents and start pretending as if they have lived all their lives in the west. To give you recent example, there was one Indian guy who lived in UK for like 10-12 years and wanted to relocate to SIngapore and he was worried that he would be stereotyped as an "Indian" :roll:

On the other hand I am yet to see Indians in the proffesional class who think Singaporean accent is cool on the contrary, most people, live here like nothing has changed and they are still in India.

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Postby rajagainstthemachine » Fri, 27 Jun 2014 4:35 pm

^

Agree with the first sentence.
I for one don't mind speaking in Singlish especially where its needed.
adaptability is an important trait.

The second part of the your paragraph reminds me of all these NRI's who decide its time to come back to India and then suddenly can't lose this accent and nor will this person suddenly come to terms with the fact that he is now after all an "ordinary Indian" omg omg I'm one of them again! oh! the horror!
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 27 Jun 2014 5:34 pm

Just got back to my desk but it looks like Wd40 summed it up pretty well. I also notice that the India Indian does not like to "assimilate" too much with the local version either. This seems to cut across both the NRIs direct from India as well as the Western stint version. It's like they both look down the local Indians, which is rather sad, truth be know.

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Postby Gandalf » Tue, 01 Jul 2014 1:46 am

Wd40 wrote:
PNGMK wrote:Europeans - pretending they are not of a particular nationality.... which they ALL are.


Thats a classic case. Just like a Pakistani would rather be known as a South Asian.

The opposite is also true. Take the case of Singaporean Chinese or Indians, they would hate to have any association whatsoever with their Chinese/Indian roots.

Another case, Indians going to America or Australia, huge difference compared to Indians in Singapore. The Indians who go those more developed countries immediately pickup their accent, way of life and start behaving like Americans/Australians. But here, in Singapore , we live like Indians :)


Ok, “What is that got to do with the price of a chicken in china town???

In another word, no offence but won’t agree you agreeing with PNGMK

A person from Pakistan/India /Thailand /Malaysia ect ,,,, can wish all they like to be called as south Asian . Reality is (not that I agree) he/she would not be allowed in other SEA countries without a visa/work permit COMPARE to EU & some of their so called hopeless nations.

Regardless of where people come from , Integration / assimilation in to SG and/or , (must add this ) EU policies on fishing as well as humanism against the illegal immigrants is rather a different topic all together,I d say let s us not get mix up here………..

my 2 cents worth is I still insist little knowledge is lethal thing thus who has it (@ he knws him self )got to be careful with it .

PS: pls let me know if you still think Brazil can get the cup this year :D

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Postby x9200 » Tue, 01 Jul 2014 4:25 am

Gandalf, did you write, you were European because you thought this was what could determine your chances in ICA or because you wanted to limit the amount of information shared in a public forum?

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Postby PNGMK » Tue, 01 Jul 2014 6:44 am

x9200 wrote:Gandalf, did you write, you were European because you thought this was what could determine your chances in ICA or because you wanted to limit the amount of information shared in a public forum?


I predict the former, probably didn't want to be known as a (insert gratuitous European national racist caricature here; i.e. "whinging Pom").

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Re: Looking to apply SC

Postby Gandalf » Wed, 25 Nov 2015 1:57 am

Hi Again,

Thought i drop by to update you all that our SC application is approved after 14 month wait. Wife & I very happy with it indeed.

So those out there whose looking to put in application after 2 years of PR , yes there is a chance and you would only find out the answer if you try :)

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Re: Looking to apply SC

Postby ful babu » Wed, 25 Nov 2015 7:08 pm

Congratz Gandalf! may be or may be not : this might be a sign of post election era.

Wish you a happy Singaporean life.


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