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Re: Philippine Independence Day in Singapore

Postby taxico » Wed, 23 Apr 2014 8:20 pm

kjdoes wrote:Was reading some news per the suggestions by Yahoo, some rather telling opinions from the masses, as usual the comments in often broken English and mangled metaphors are an eye-opener one must read with a huge grain of salt, there are a few balanced ones among those...

...Some very entertaining comments and displays of bizarre English...

...And in an otherwise innocuous article on shopping, more caustic comments...

...There are more of course


okay, i get that this for/against PH independence day in singapore shindig, but what's the connection with the stuff you pointed out (in your first post on this forum)?

i hope you're not posting this to get a rise out of the members on the forum for other purposes.
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Postby morenangpinay » Thu, 24 Apr 2014 1:58 pm

So the past year it was celebrated in speaker's corner... No wild reactions. Celebrate it in orchard and all hell break lose?

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Postby kjdoes » Thu, 24 Apr 2014 6:28 pm

no I'm not a journo, and I forgot to add one link to the OP:

https://sg.finance.yahoo.com/news/singa ... 55861.html

The point of the thread was about more of the same anti-foreigner and all foreigners are rich blahdy blah half-cocked inaccurate witch-hunt stuff

"Foreigners coming to SG knows the ground is fertile for rich picking and they'll do whatever to enrich themselves. Their greed is expected who will want to posses all at any cost."

"are expats not overpaid? why are companies in SG such suckers for expats, FTs & FWs? productivity so low despite liberal foreign labour policies. maybe the majority of foreigners are just enjoying their lives here at the expense of locals...."

For the record, someone changed the title of this thread from "Trending Now" to what is is now named, and with it, the context of my post. That I saw all three articles on the same day is why I posted in the first place, it struck me as things heating up yet again.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 24 Apr 2014 8:27 pm

If you are going to post here, at least be upfront about it. That includes the title of the thread. This isn't SGForums.

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Postby kjdoes » Thu, 24 Apr 2014 10:02 pm

re-read my last post, you don't seem to have gotten the point, I have been nothing but upfront

the intention of my post was about another uprising of anti-foreigner sentiment, not exclusively towards Filipinos, if you read the comments in the last link which suggest it also being directed to an entirely different demographic, and odd that 3 of these came out which a day or two of each other - each with negative comments about 3 different segments of the foreign population

whoever (you?) made it into a Filipino (-only) thread by renaming it changed the context, or narrowed it anyway

I've been posting here for years, it's a touchy subject so using a different account

sundaymorningstaple wrote:If you are going to post here, at least be upfront about it. That includes the title of the thread. This isn't SGForums.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 24 Apr 2014 10:46 pm

Are you going to come back next month when it is on page 6 and change the title to something more relevant as it wont be "trending" by then. That is why it got changed. So somebody with a topic search can find it. otherwise, it's worthless as an archive of data. If you have been posting here that long you should already know that. How many times have we instructed people here to use the search function. Without a topic it get a bit difficult. If it was a sensitive subject, and you already created an alter-ego, then there was not any reason to put such an ambiguous thread title as well.

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Postby the lynx » Fri, 25 Apr 2014 4:07 pm

I have this opinion:

It is ok to hold a Philippines Cultural Day in a public place.

But it is not ok to hold a foreign country's independence day in the public space on the soil of another sovereign land. I think it is offending.

You don't see people organising Australia Day or 4th of July celebration in open spaces. It is always held in private locations.

Unless I have interpreted the upcoming Philippines Independence Day celebration wrongly, I think every one should be sensitive to the sovereignty of the local country.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 25 Apr 2014 4:18 pm

So what is your definition between public and private? Just curious as they were renting the location, therefore that sounds like private. If it were held at East coast Park, then I would consider that public, as would Hong Lim be considered public. If they rent the atrium in Ngee Ann City, would that be public or private or would it be any different than renting the outdoor plaza there and it's still Ngee Ann City's property that they are renting. When the US hold it's 4th of July Independence day celebrations annually, it used to be at the SAS in Pandan Valley, then it was being held at the Terror Club in Sembawang and now at the new SAS in Woodlands. Private or Public? It's open to the public and costs nothing to go. (Oh, and the 4th of July IS our National Day. :-/

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Postby the lynx » Fri, 25 Apr 2014 4:35 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Oh, and the 4th of July IS our National Day. :-/


I know about that, gramps :P

Tried to look it up about the venue issue. While it says that it is at the open space of Ngee Ann City, it is not said whether it is rented or not. Another question would be, if it is rented, does it still need police permit?

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Postby rajagainstthemachine » Fri, 25 Apr 2014 4:40 pm

In other insignificant news there is some south Indian state's New year celebrations being held in Serangoon road, nobody is batting an eyelid about that.
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 25 Apr 2014 4:48 pm

the lynx wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:Oh, and the 4th of July IS our National Day. :-/


I know about that, gramps :P

Tried to look it up about the venue issue. While it says that it is at the open space of Ngee Ann City, it is not said whether it is rented or not. Another question would be, if it is rented, does it still need police permit?


I would have to assume so, seeing it is available to lease. I doubt they would let it go for freebies seeing is it commercial......

http://www.ngeeanncity.com.sg/leasing/index.html

So, while I doubt that a police permit would be needed, like for Hong Lim which is Government property, I would imagine they would have thought about that as well as there were no issues apparently until the zombies here got upset. I think the problem is that Singaporeans "think" they are superior to Filipinos so while they accept the US having 4th celebrations here, they balk at someone who they erroneously think are below them having the affront of having a celebration.

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Postby kjdoes » Sun, 27 Apr 2014 7:56 am

Although this somewhat counters, in content though not in title, what my OP was about in terms of comments about foreign wives, other Asians and yes, Filipinos, this just got bigger. The Wall Street Journal now has this on their radar:

http://blogs.wsj.com/searealtime/2014/0 ... /comments/

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 27 Apr 2014 11:56 am

Yep, and for the majority of the world they just look on in bemusement at a 1st world country where the citizens have 3rd world mentalities. They don't like the other 3rd world neighbours because they think, erroneously, that they are now better than them. The sad part is most of the other 3rd world neighbours who work here have a much better work ethic and that scares the natives.

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Postby JR8 » Sun, 27 Apr 2014 3:46 pm

PNGMK wrote: +1...at least the Pinoys will welcome the Sinkies unlike the Sinkies in Sydney who tried to keep Aussies out of their own damn public park!


The same happened in NYC. They wanted to take over the public Bryant Park for a 'SGn + one guest' Contact Singapore event. No go, not allowed, so they ended up having to hire the private Wollman Ice Rink in Central Park.

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Postby PNGMK » Sun, 27 Apr 2014 6:23 pm

JR8 wrote:
PNGMK wrote: +1...at least the Pinoys will welcome the Sinkies unlike the Sinkies in Sydney who tried to keep Aussies out of their own damn public park!


The same happened in NYC. They wanted to take over the public Bryant Park for a 'SGn + one guest' Contact Singapore event. No go, not allowed, so they ended up having to hire the private Wollman Ice Rink in Central Park.


I think you can rest assured that the local council that did rent out that park in Sydney won't be making the same mistake again and that the racist sinkies will have to resort to renting a hotel next time.


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