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Post by La grande boucle » Wed, 25 Jul 2007 4:38 pm

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Post by jpatokal » Thu, 26 Jul 2007 3:14 pm

muratkorman wrote:I always felt that my reason of coming here to Singapore as "Validation Engineer" wasn't for a pharmaceutical plant project. Thanks to you, ladies and gentlemen, I know what I have to do. I will include SPG validation in my resume :wink:
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Post by fitcher » Sun, 05 Aug 2007 11:50 pm

i think its hilarious that SPGs are so defensive when dating a white person. nothing wrong abt dating about other races. but there are those breed of singaporean girls (not all ) is that they feel proud and put on a bitchy snooty face when walk hand in hand with a white guy. the SPG girl will look at other girls or guys if they are checking her out and her bf . maybe they feel insecure if they find that somebody is checking out her bf. go to orchard road or downtown and u will notice it. thats what i meant what they need to feel validated when seeing with a white guy. they need the attention and adulation as it gives them sort of superior racial thing when been seen with a white guy. I know ita modern times and u can do what u want but pretentious, superficial people still exists in this world

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 06 Aug 2007 12:15 am

fitcher wrote:I know ita modern times and u can do what u want but pretentious, superficial people still exists in this world
Oh, you mean tai-tai's then. Or the aunties who go to the UK on a 4d5n tour and come back with a UK accent :wink:
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Post by Plavt » Mon, 06 Aug 2007 12:55 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote: Oh, you mean tai-tai's then. Or the aunties who go to the UK on a 4d5n tour and come back with a UK accent :wink:
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Post by Elena1228 » Mon, 20 Aug 2007 9:17 pm

This is interesting, I think the term SPG is more relevant 10 years ago then now. Sarong PArty Gal, why sarong? Because it is easily accessible. So generally it is referring to a girl who is quite loose. Party - Coz its the easiest place to hook up with caucasians. Thus the term sarong party girl. Those were the days when there still aint that many expats working in town. In today's context, you see caucasians everywhere. In the Mrt, on the bus, in the hawker centre, hdb flats, heartlands......the truth is there is a very high chance to catch a local girl together with a caucasian now. Caucasians no longer enjoy the 'status' they once had years ago. Caucasian is just a normal working adult living in SG. So what if a girl is seen together with one? Think SPG shd be a term of the past. :)

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 20 Aug 2007 10:31 pm

Elena1228 wrote:This is interesting, I think the term SPG is more relevant 10 years ago then now. Sarong PArty Gal, why sarong? Because it is easily accessible. So generally it is referring to a girl who is quite loose. Party - Coz its the easiest place to hook up with caucasians. Thus the term sarong party girl. Those were the days when there still aint that many expats working in town. In today's context, you see caucasians everywhere. In the Mrt, on the bus, in the hawker centre, hdb flats, heartlands......the truth is there is a very high chance to catch a local girl together with a caucasian now. Caucasians no longer enjoy the 'status' they once had years ago. Caucasian is just a normal working adult living in SG. So what if a girl is seen together with one? Think SPG shd be a term of the past. :)
Got a caucasian boyfriend do you?!? Sure sounds like it.

Truth is it's always been easy for Caucasians to find local girls. SPG is as relevant today as it was 10, nay 25 years ago when I first arrived here. Only difference now is they don't wear a sarong, just very short skirts & thongs which are even more accessible! :P
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Post by mayamomi » Tue, 21 Aug 2007 4:21 pm

so what do we call local boys dating caucasian women?? :lol: #-o :-k
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Post by muratkorman » Tue, 21 Aug 2007 5:11 pm

I haven't seen such an example yet.
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Post by huggybear » Tue, 21 Aug 2007 5:24 pm

i've seen a few. they don't have a name in particular. it's pretty funny becuase if an asian local guy is dating a female ang moh, they're celebrating the coup. if a western male is conquering a local female they ridicule the local female by labeling her as a derogatory SPG.

and i think back in the old days when westerners such as SMS showed up ... SPGs really did wear sarongs

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Post by mayamomi » Tue, 21 Aug 2007 5:54 pm

muratkorman wrote:I haven't seen such an example yet.

of cos there are... go out more often... :shock:
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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 21 Aug 2007 5:55 pm

Only around the Flat. Actually I think the widespread practice of Sarongs went out around the mid 70's. Course sarongs had their benefits as well as they could be used for emergency groundsheets for those late night trysts at the beach! :P
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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 21 Aug 2007 5:58 pm

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I was actually employing a British woman who was married to a local Chinese male. I also know of another case as well. There are a few but these local guys for the most part are Indians or local Chinese guys who went overseas for their educations. My Bro in Law married a British girl around 6 years ago as well.
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Post by mayamomi » Tue, 21 Aug 2007 5:59 pm

i think its unfair to label anybody just bcz of who they're going out with... generally pple find the grass greener on the other pasture... likewise, pple are curious to find out more about others' cultures, personality etc etc ... instead of labelling the the girls as SPGs why not label the caucasian guys who are dating them?? it takes 2 hands to clap...

in case SMS starts stereotyping and think that just bcz i'm speaking this way i must be dating a caucasian... i'm not, and i dun yearn to date them either.. :roll: :P
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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 21 Aug 2007 6:08 pm

Nobody is sterotyping anybody. But where there is smoke there is usually fire. If the shoe fits ...... as the saying goes. I am in agreement that why should anybody stereotype and if so why shouldn't it be a two way thing. But when someone goes on and on trying to defend the spg or trying to say it isn't relevant or doesn't exist anymore is usually only doing one of two things. Either defending themselves or they are not really aware that it is still going on (not all but in significant numbers to make it still relevant) It's in every country not just here. Only difference is it has different names that's all. Let's face it. People use what they've got to obtain what they want. Some will go further than other to obtain it, that's all.
instead of labelling the the girls as SPGs why not label the caucasian guys who are dating them?? it takes 2 hands to clap...
They don't? Where have you been hiding? They've been called Ang Moh for ages and don't give me the bull that it's just a figure of speech because I've been here too long and also tend to understand tone of voice as well. Also, as "I" also have a local wife (spg? NOT) and have been married for 24 years here I know quite a bit of what is real and what is BS.
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