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Post by proxymoron » Mon, 28 Apr 2014 12:11 pm

the lynx wrote: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.

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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I guess all would have been just fine if they called it just "Philippines Day". Making it Independence Day made it kind of political.
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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 28 Apr 2014 12:34 pm

Two things. It wasn't being held in a public place, but it was to be held on private commercial property.

And, secondly, why is it okay for the US to do it every year (for at least the last 35 years) complete with bands, fireworks, booze, the whole nine yards, but not for the 'peens to do it?

There are so many people that go to the 4th of July celebrations they usually use the American School Grounds, but while they were moving the school from Holland Village to Woodlands, for a couple of years they used the Terror Club in Sembawang to host the celebrations. Of course, unlike Singaporean held overseas events, the 4th of July Celebrations are open to the general public.

The US one has never been called political. It's just the immature whining of some of the local babies who make the most noise.
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Post by JR8 » Mon, 28 Apr 2014 1:39 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote: And, secondly, why is it okay for the US to do it every year (for at least the last 35 years) complete with bands, fireworks, booze, the whole nine yards, but not for the 'peens to do it?
Because the 'Peenos' are considered inherently second-class citizens by some SGns. So if these embittered kiasu SGns can rain on the 'Peenos' parade, then that is precidely what they'll do.

I'm not saying it is right for a moment, but it wouldn't surprise me hugely if I heading down the right path ...

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 28 Apr 2014 1:44 pm

I think I wrote exactly that somewhere else, either earlier in this thread or on FB somewhere. Agree 100%
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Post by JR8 » Mon, 28 Apr 2014 1:52 pm

There is perhaps a parallel in the defined ways in which 'workers' (i.e. Indian, PH, etc imported labour) are regarded as being 'permitted' to behave.

One could draw parallels with medieval feudalism and serfdom.

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Post by Steve1960 » Mon, 28 Apr 2014 2:18 pm

JR8 wrote:There is perhaps a parallel in the defined ways in which 'workers' (i.e. Indian, PH, etc imported labour) are regarded as being 'permitted' to behave.

One could draw parallels with medieval feudalism and serfdom.
Wouldn't it be interesting to know if those responsible for the complaints treat their own maids like slaves.............................

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Post by Steve1960 » Mon, 28 Apr 2014 2:22 pm

I have suggested to my wife to stay well clear if it goes ahead in case trouble starts as she is four months pregnant and with a three year old.

I have an agreement with our maid that she works and gets paid for any Sunday's I travel on business and it just so happens I am off to Taiwan on 8th June so she will not be attending either.

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Post by ecureilx » Sun, 29 Jan 2017 8:23 am

Ayla77 wrote:8th June at Ngee Ann City, Civic Plaza, this is a best celebration of the event has been fast and furious.
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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 29 Jan 2017 3:42 pm

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