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Postby fav » Tue, 09 Nov 2004 11:02 am

but atleast da girlz like us .. ;-) i meet unfriendy singaporeans everyday, guys who let you feel bad with their attitude because they are jealous i suppose .. but let it rebuff and only the good moments stay in mind ..

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Postby Guest » Tue, 09 Nov 2004 5:27 pm

U r right Fav but why should we waste our time over here. I am leaving beginning of next year. There are countries whose people are so much nicer (not all but on aggregate). We only have this life.

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Postby fav » Wed, 10 Nov 2004 7:22 am

indeed we only have this life, so we have to enjoy every moment and make the best of it since its not good to have this attitude.. i dont expect life to be greater in future i want life to be great in the moment...? life changes as you change

Guest

Postby Guest » Wed, 10 Nov 2004 10:17 am

Anonymous wrote:U r right Fav but why should we waste our time over here. I am leaving beginning of next year. There are countries whose people are so much nicer (not all but on aggregate). We only have this life.

With this attitude u wun last in the next place u got to anyway

being ignored is worse

Postby being ignored is worse » Wed, 10 Nov 2004 7:35 pm

baseless resentment against foreigners
= some form of perceived fear / threat (as to jobs, woman, culture)
= some form of hidden compliment

that applies here in Spore as all over the world -

Shah

Try fitting in my shoes

Postby Shah » Fri, 12 Nov 2004 4:49 pm

Hey Marc. You think you got it bad? Try being an Indian expat. Before I came here, I thought Singapore was a multi-racial society but look around you. Do you see an even mix of cultures? It's predominantly one, and we know which one.

I find that Singaporeans generally do a good job of onscuring you, thus you think you are accepted until you walk into their personal space - like into their office for an interview or meetings. That's when they realise a black or white human exist and what is he doing here?

I reiterate, what you get is a mere fraction of what I get so enjoy it.

Namaste.

Guest

Re: Try fitting in my shoes

Postby Guest » Sun, 14 Nov 2004 2:35 pm

Shah wrote:Hey Marc. You think you got it bad? Try being an Indian expat. Before I came here, I thought Singapore was a multi-racial society but look around you. Do you see an even mix of cultures? It's predominantly one, and we know which one.

I find that Singaporeans generally do a good job of onscuring you, thus you think you are accepted until you walk into their personal space - like into their office for an interview or meetings. That's when they realise a black or white human exist and what is he doing here?

I reiterate, what you get is a mere fraction of what I get so enjoy it.

Namaste.

Why are there so many loser expats in this place? where do the happy expats hang out?

Guest

Re: Try fitting in my shoes

Postby Guest » Sun, 14 Nov 2004 3:30 pm

This country is known as Singapore, that's why. :lol:

Anonymous wrote:Why are there so many loser expats in this place? where do the happy expats hang out?

Guest

Re: Try fitting in my shoes

Postby Guest » Sun, 14 Nov 2004 8:36 pm

Anonymous wrote:This country is known as Singapore, that's why. :lol:

Anonymous wrote:Why are there so many loser expats in this place? where do the happy expats hang out?

yeah right... blaming the WORLD for not trying hard enough to make one single individual happy (ME!),now that's a winner's attitude

global personality

Postby global personality » Mon, 15 Nov 2004 2:14 am

I am an expat living in another country now.
I believe before we start flaming any country on their culture and people, first we ask ourselves if our personality is global enough

Frankly, if that is in itself an issue, please address that first because you will find biasness everywhere you go and it will always be other's problem and not yours.

Sometimes your background, your exposure also limits your thought process and you keep thinking people are biased towards you. I don't think there is a standard behavior of people in most of the countries I have visited. It's all about how much preparation work one has done before visiting the country and to be able to strike a decent conversation and carry it through. People are generally "clickish"...even locals have cliques amongst themselves.

So begin with looking internally once again before jumping on every opportunity to fire at others just to vent your frustration that may possibly stem from yourself.

One thing I am quite sure...regardless if you are black, white, yellow, red, brown, pale, toasted or whatever....if you have a great sense of humour(of course localising the humour is added advantage),you are almost certainly a global personality that most people would like to hang out with....Try it!!

sun&thunder&wind&rain

three cheers

Postby sun&thunder&wind&rain » Wed, 17 Nov 2004 3:10 pm

Hi gobal personality,

I totally agree with what you say...
cheers...
many a times it is not about others.....it is about yourself

Guest

Postby Guest » Wed, 17 Nov 2004 6:47 pm

hi Shah

Dont get me wrong but your are considered Asian - thats a big advantage. Increasingly the resentments are directed towards caucasian as they are complete aliens. And you are not as a minority as us caucasians...So I dont know whether being an Indian is a greater evil than being caucasian.

Take care

Indian

Postby Indian » Wed, 17 Nov 2004 7:05 pm

At the risk of inciting a riot,i would like to make a note based on personal observation that i have not seen greater discrimination amongst a people than i have witnessed in India where intra racial hatred has no parallel, sori just an observation, no comment on causes etc

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Postby jpatokal » Fri, 19 Nov 2004 1:58 am

Anonymous wrote:Dont get me wrong but your are considered Asian - thats a big advantage. Increasingly the resentments are directed towards caucasian as they are complete aliens. And you are not as a minority as us caucasians...So I dont know whether being an Indian is a greater evil than being caucasian.

Bullshit. Please name me one way in which an Indian would get better treatment than a Cauc in Singapore.

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Postby Bafana » Fri, 19 Nov 2004 10:46 am

jpatokal wrote:Bullshit. Please name me one way in which an Indian would get better treatment than a Cauc in Singapore.


Got to agree - The indians are treated as the lowest of the low in Singapore - Just ask them...


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