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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 16 Apr 2007 10:40 pm

If you didn't mean to offend then why the act and using the term Ang Mo and using bold red type to make sure you got attention like a little schoolboy. Your second post almost appears to be from a normal person who got caught out.

You got the attention you craved and now you don't like it.

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Postby ah heng » Mon, 16 Apr 2007 11:26 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:If you didn't mean to offend then why the act and using the term Ang Mo and using bold red type to make sure you got attention like a little schoolboy. Your second post almost appears to be from a normal person who got caught out.

You got the attention you craved and now you don't like it.



-Ang....is not offensive term in singapore as you know.
-Then according to you everyone who use bold and a colour other than black in this forum with its maybe hundred thousand posting is little schoolboy. (Not to mention Emoticons)
-If I woud crave for attention I would not have dropp this boring statemtent thats why I wonder about ur emotional response to that meaninless line, u even bother to count the words.
-I just curious whether my perception is right that there are much much less westeners in singpore. thats it.

My mistake to use --Singaporean and Caucasian-- as header.
SORRY. This --laughing issue-- seems to be a very sensitive matter which arouse such aggressive emotion from you. My mistake.
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 16 Apr 2007 11:56 pm

You should be sorry. [-X

As you pointed out, the header said "Singaporean and Caucasian". It did not say "Singaporean and Ang Mo". You are the one who decided to change it to an offensive racist slur. And yes it is a offensive term even here in Singapore even. Especially when used by someone who obviously knew the correct term as was printed in the header. Why else would you change it. Even with the rejoinder at the end of your remark "We seem to have regain territory hehe". Alluded to your intention of your post. And then you have the gall to try to defend you actions.

You are one sad dude........ :roll:

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Postby ah heng » Tue, 17 Apr 2007 12:29 am

My mistake to use --Singaporean and Caucasian-- as header.
SORRY. This --laughing issue-- seems to be a very sensitive matter which arouse such aggressive emotion from you. My mistake.
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1-Yes, I said sorry coz youre extremely sensitive about this laughing thing
2-No, Ang ... is not an offensive term, where are you living? Ask any chinese in Singapore. Funny.

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Postby second time around » Tue, 17 Apr 2007 5:21 am

ah heng, the more you write, the more you make it look like you have a negative attitude toward caucasians, whether that is the case or not. I agree with the moderator....time to lay off the nonsense. And by the way, I've heard from several Chinese friends that the term ang moh can indeed be considered insulting, depending on how it's used.

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Postby muratkorman » Tue, 17 Apr 2007 9:32 am

Hi everyone,

I haven't noticed any racist behaviour from S'poreans here. I find them warm and friendly. But only one thing which really bothers me is when I was filling my EP application, my race was asked. I even hesitated for a while as I was never asked before. Luckily our HR manager helped me to write caucasian. Now the point is nobody asks your race in Europe as every human being is equal regardless of sex, nationality or race (at least in theory). But asking this question in an official paper shows the attitude of the government. I know there are strict regulations here and the government wants to keep a balanced ratio of different races, but for me this just increases racist acts.

I wish one day this racist attitude of Singapore government changes for the good of all citizens.
With my kind regards

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Postby RosedeBlanc » Tue, 17 Apr 2007 10:52 am

once my boss called me 'guay lo' (i dunno if i wrote correctly...) in my face!
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Postby iis » Thu, 19 Apr 2007 1:08 pm

After readings many people in this discussion, i felt strange.....coz I thought Singaporean are keen to have caucasians friends rather than other races..., they look up on caucasians...(in my opinion)
but many (not all) look down on some other asian races, i.e. chinese indonesian, indonesian, filipino etc

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Postby chixchix » Thu, 19 Apr 2007 3:19 pm

Rose wats Guay LO ????? :???:
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 19 Apr 2007 3:46 pm

chixchix wrote:Rose wats Guay LO ????? :???:


I think she means guilo which I believe is cantonese for White Devil or some such. (It's the HK equivalent to Ang Moh).

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Postby second time around » Fri, 20 Apr 2007 5:13 am

That's correct. And it's more likely be used as an insult moreso than ang moh.

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Postby HunBunny80 » Fri, 20 Apr 2007 5:24 am

Woow. THis has indeed became a very sensitive issue. I am an oriental and I would often call my husband Ang Moh as a joke, never anything insulting. But we would never make any racial comments to anyone.

I think a lot of Singaporeans do look up upon Caucasians, certainly my friends do. As sad as it might sound, it is largely related to financial means. This in turn leads to jealousy and resentment as well. If you encounter people behaving like that, just ignore them. It isn't worth getting upset about it.

I live in London and it is supposingly a cosmopolitan city but I do get some racial treatments from time to time. It happens everywhere so you cannot say Singapore isn't on the same elite as London, New York City etc.

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Postby EADG » Sun, 22 Apr 2007 11:10 am

HunBunny80 wrote:you cannot say Singapore isn't on the same elite as London, New York City etc.

er, sorry, no, on many levels, not even close

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Postby EADG » Sun, 22 Apr 2007 11:33 am

muratkorman wrote:one thing which really bothers me is when I was filling my EP application, my race was asked. I even hesitated for a while as I was never asked before. Luckily our HR manager helped me to write caucasian....nobody asks your race in Europe as every human being is equal regardless of sex, nationality or race


ever notice how often your DOB or NRIC is requested for such mundane things as lucky draws? how casually people request and offer private information, how the lack of awareness of personal privacy is oblivious to most here?

muratkorman wrote:I haven't noticed any racist behaviour from S'poreans here.

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Postby Splatted » Sun, 22 Apr 2007 1:49 pm

EADG wrote:
muratkorman wrote:one thing which really bothers me is when I was filling my EP application, my race was asked. I even hesitated for a while as I was never asked before. Luckily our HR manager helped me to write caucasian....nobody asks your race in Europe as every human being is equal regardless of sex, nationality or race


ever notice how often your DOB or NRIC is requested for such mundane things as lucky draws? how casually people request and offer private information, how the lack of awareness of personal privacy is oblivious to most here?


Yes! As soon as I got my PR & ID card, my mother in law jotted down the number to play 4 digit.


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