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Postby JR8 » Sun, 15 Jun 2014 7:03 pm

As it happens I was reading TRS earlier today. Two things struck me, a) the naked racism/xenophobia of many locals there b) the shockingly poor standard of written English. Not just the mangled comments from many readers, but from the columnists themselves too.

This supposedly in a country where it is the first language...

- 'Still, the first discomfort the CPF change continued to lingered in my mind, like a plague that refused to go away.'
- 'There was only an obvious choice as a money minded Singaporean'
- 'Sadly, a decade of data reaffirms that the Minimum Sum has been increasing around 6.3% year-on-year, worse in the 6% rate I used to project in fact. I would update my calculations today:'
- 'The above doesn't defer much from my original forecast in 2006.'
- '$1,388, is the amount of money I have to had to put into the CPF'
- 'Let's not go there and stick to the topic.'
- 'I might have a chance if I burst a gut'
- 'So yeah, you burst your gut'

And that is from one article! What's funnier was I hadn't read that blog until earlier when a link took me to an article railing against Pino/ays, not least on the basis that their 'English is bad'. The English was much like that listed above, the hysterical reader comments were at times utterly incomprehensible.

The first article I read was signed off 'AN OLD AND EXPIRED CITIZEN'. Really... do you think they possibly mean 'retired', rather than 'expired' (aka. dead)? :roll: :o
http://therealsingapore.com/content/city-no-soul

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Postby zzm9980 » Mon, 16 Jun 2014 12:34 am

JR8 wrote:The first article I read was signed off 'AN OLD AND EXPIRED CITIZEN'. Really... do you think they possibly mean 'retired', rather than 'expired' (aka. dead)? :roll: :o
http://therealsingapore.com/content/city-no-soul


I think they actually meant "expired". Subtle commentary on their perceived value to Singaporean society?

Or perhaps I'm giving them too much credit and you're right and they freak it up :D

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Postby movingtospore » Mon, 16 Jun 2014 10:14 pm

I suppose they wouldn't appreciate it if I sent a note telling them that I've got to the point here where I hang up every time I call my bank's customer service department until I hear a Filipino accent answer. As they can actually figure it out and get something done...whereas the locals...just a recipe for high blood pressure.

The red dot is rotting on it's own hubris, drivel and incompetence. I just wish that the surrounding countries would get their collective $hit together. It would be the end of the economic marvel that used to be Singapore. If the Philippines was reasonably uncorrupt, had more or less the rule of law etc etc...who would ever, ever, locate a business here?

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Postby movingtospore » Mon, 16 Jun 2014 10:18 pm

JR8 wrote:As it happens I was reading TRS earlier today. Two things struck me, a) the naked racism/xenophobia of many locals there b) the shockingly poor standard of written English. Not just the mangled comments from many readers, but from the columnists themselves too.

This supposedly in a country where it is the first language...

- 'Still, the first discomfort the CPF change continued to lingered in my mind, like a plague that refused to go away.'
- 'There was only an obvious choice as a money minded Singaporean'
- 'Sadly, a decade of data reaffirms that the Minimum Sum has been increasing around 6.3% year-on-year, worse in the 6% rate I used to project in fact. I would update my calculations today:'
- 'The above doesn't defer much from my original forecast in 2006.'
- '$1,388, is the amount of money I have to had to put into the CPF'
- 'Let's not go there and stick to the topic.'
- 'I might have a chance if I burst a gut'
- 'So yeah, you burst your gut'

And that is from one article! What's funnier was I hadn't read that blog until earlier when a link took me to an article railing against Pino/ays, not least on the basis that their 'English is bad'. The English was much like that listed above, the hysterical reader comments were at times utterly incomprehensible.

The first article I read was signed off 'AN OLD AND EXPIRED CITIZEN'. Really... do you think they possibly mean 'retired', rather than 'expired' (aka. dead)? :roll: :o
http://therealsingapore.com/content/city-no-soul


:lol: TouchAY

And on the CPF thing. WTF are they whining about anyways. They have the best deal anywhere. Guaranteed return of a better than market rate.

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Postby movingtospore » Mon, 16 Jun 2014 10:19 pm

zzm9980 wrote:
JR8 wrote:The first article I read was signed off 'AN OLD AND EXPIRED CITIZEN'. Really... do you think they possibly mean 'retired', rather than 'expired' (aka. dead)? :roll: :o
http://therealsingapore.com/content/city-no-soul


I think they actually meant "expired". Subtle commentary on their perceived value to Singaporean society?

Or perhaps I'm giving them too much credit and you're right and they freak it up :D


Subtlety is not part of the lexicon here, as with irony, wit...

I'm with JR8.

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Postby Blade » Tue, 17 Jun 2014 9:20 pm

A Singaporean "Jealous" of a Pinoy? Ha ha ha!

You should travel around the world then you will get a dose of reality.

Try Saudi or HK first.

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Postby JR8 » Tue, 17 Jun 2014 10:35 pm

Blade wrote:A Singaporean "Jealous" of a Pinoy? Ha ha ha!
You should travel around the world then you will get a dose of reality.
Try Saudi or HK first.


I don't know. I think SGns are inherently relatively very 'angry' people. i.e. they seem to spend an inordinate amount of time complaining, and/or discontented by multiple issues. It even seems to get to a point where they're bitching and angry, and positively SEEKING something to be angry about. A 'government-sanctioned anger-focus-point'. I can imagine SGns getting worked up about how happy and care-free some PHs are, despite 'how much less', many of them have.

Then. All it takes is 5-10 Indian gardeners having a few beers after work downtown. Or a chavvy expat in a Ferrari, unintentionally and unknowingly sticking it to some ah beng, and all hell breaks loose.


There is so much bitterness, hatred and anger here. We might as well all be back in the jungle.

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Postby zzm9980 » Tue, 17 Jun 2014 11:52 pm

Blade wrote:A Singaporean "Jealous" of a Pinoy? Ha ha ha!

You should travel around the world then you will get a dose of reality.

Try Saudi or HK first.


So there are low wage Pinoys doing shit jobs all over the world. Your point? What do Singaporeans have to show for themselves that is so much better? A shiny casino or two?

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Postby Blade » Wed, 18 Jun 2014 2:58 am

Earlier post stated we are jelly of them pinoys! ha ha.

Don't have to 'show' or prove anything lah..We are No.1 in the whole world [surpassed Swiss also],richest and smartest too, when we see our beautiful 'Island nation' become a dumping ground for parasite dwellers from 3rd world slums how do you think we feel?

Were you here during Singaporeans's Golden era?

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Postby Mi Amigo » Wed, 18 Jun 2014 3:15 am

Blade wrote:Earlier post stated we are jelly of them pinoys! ha ha.

Don't have to 'show' or prove anything lah..We are No.1 in the whole world [surpassed Swiss also],richest and smartest too, when we see our beautiful 'Island nation' become a dumping ground for parasite dwellers from 3rd world slums how do you think we feel?

Were you here during Singaporeans's Golden era?

Hmm, looks like I struck a raw nerve, eh Blade? You might enjoy being bitter, racist and xenophopbic, but personally I much prefer the attitude of the average Filipino; namely being tolerant, happy and generous (always willing to sharing what they have, however much or little that may be). You sure you're not just an incey wincey bit jealous of their outlook on life? If not, why are you so bitter?

Just consider this, if your blinkered attitude will allow you to, that is... Who designed and built all the gleaming architecture and 'first world' infrastructure that Singaporeans like to claim the credit for? Who cleans many of the streets, buildings and homes, and helps to bring up a lot of the children in Singapore? Who creates employment for a large number of Singaporeans by investing and opening regional offices here? Answer: the foreigners who you hate so much. Get real, dude.

Interesting to see this comment from you around 6 years ago...

Blade wrote:Don't bother giving advice to Singaporeans.They are the most bigoted narrow-minded people you can hope to meet.And they can't see beyond their front noses.Or beyond the latest LV,Prada bag whatever.

All this is a result of their conditioning.They charge out of their 3 room HDB flats thinking they are the centre of the world.

What happened, did you get SC status and become assimilated into the Bigoted Borg collective?

Give me a Swiss person, or indeed a Filipino, any time rather than you and all the other sad, arrogant bigots like you in Singapore. :wave:
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Postby zzm9980 » Wed, 18 Jun 2014 3:33 am

Blade wrote:Earlier post stated we are jelly of them pinoys! ha ha.

Don't have to 'show' or prove anything lah..We are No.1 in the whole world [surpassed Swiss also],richest and smartest too, when we see our beautiful 'Island nation' become a dumping ground for parasite dwellers from 3rd world slums how do you think we feel?

Were you here during Singaporeans's Golden era?


If you're all so rich and smart then why did your island nation "become a dumping ground for parasite dwellers from 3rd world slums" ?

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Postby Blade » Wed, 18 Jun 2014 4:05 am

Singapore version 1, was built by guess who: Singaporeans.

Version 2 is the dumping down of Singapore by the "Quitters".

Q:"If you're all so rich and smart then why did your island nation "become a dumping ground for parasite dwellers from 3rd world slums" ?

Ans: bcos we don't do menial work [see other 1st world nations], thats done by 3rd world, no pride quitters.

And the those who rushed here to live in Utopia, it's not the Singapore you read about anymore [see 2nd paragraph above]ha ha...

And dont worry I am born and bred here i reserve the right to criticize my fellow Sinkies.Others have not earned that and will never.

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Postby Blade » Wed, 18 Jun 2014 4:09 am

And BTW go find out what the word Xenophobic means.

We are certainly not, infact We have been welcoming outsiders for 300 years.

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Postby Mi Amigo » Wed, 18 Jun 2014 4:35 am

Blade wrote:And dont worry I am born and bred here i reserve the right to criticize my fellow Sinkies.Others have not earned that and will never.

Well guess what, as someone who contributed to your country's development for ten years, creating jobs for Singaporeans in the process, I am hereby exercising my right to criticise you. If you don't like it, tough.

Blade wrote:And BTW go find out what the word Xenophobic means.

I'm quite aware of what it means. Are you? Just imagine if the CEO of a MNC thinking of investing in Singapore were to read your comments here, and the vile, obnoxious rants in that 'Blood stained Singapore' blog. What do you think would be their impression of the country and its local population?

Blade wrote:We are certainly not, infact We have been welcoming outsiders for 300 years.

Until now.

Anyway, as an American friend of mine once said, one should never get into a pi$$ng contest with a skunk, so...

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