second time around wrote: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.
yeah, im french caucasian and my gf is chinese and when i told her about "ang mo", she told me to stop saying that, its a bad word. but yet in my experience i noticed that every single chinese or almost will use that term. well, we have similar terms on our side for asians, even if less people use them, so, maybe its fair.
me and her, we get extra attention from almost everyone since im caucasian and she's chinese, bla bla bla.
I stare at people when they stare at me, to make them understand get your eyes off, it take long sometimes before they look somewhere else.
At least, they can't laugh in my back or stuff because my gf is here and would understand what they say. its easy to laugh in the back but its harder for them if my gf can tell to me what they say hehe. it happened once, womens in the cab queue were saying they do better than ang moh on their jobs, my gf told to me what they said, i had a good laugh, asking myself what those girls know about caucasians.
anyway it doesnt bother me much cause im here to see my gf and the rest is nothing, yet i find it funny how people react on caucasian, its either they are cool, either they sucks, but it's not often neutral, as it should be.
Lol, when im in paris and i see a chinese, i wont laugh oho omg an asian is here. I wont stare at him if i see he's feeling shy or stuff because he's surrounded with caucasians. Its just basic respect and polite way to act. Plus, i don't give a shit about him. No offense, i mean, im used to see asians, he won't get extra attention from me.
I understand that people who never went out that little island may find funny to see caucasians. The day they "discover" black people for the first time, waa, gonna be another laughing time in the MRT.
im just kidding, i know most of people in singapore is cool and btw i never had real problem with them.
i heard that lof of japanese people are really shocked when they travel, embarrassed because people stare at them, so, yeah its the same everywhere, once you got that, you won't care much when people stare at you.
but singapore is one of the 2 or 3 most open countries in the world, which reflects very well upon the locals who understand that their success is tied to how they interact with others around them.
yeah gov is opened to the world for economic reasons and because indeed singapore wouldnt survive so well for long if they close the country, but im not optimistic as you on the open mind of locals, i think yes they understand they need the rest of the world, but that doesnt mean they are all open minded, especially on caucasians, its 2 different things. open minded on other asians, on indians, for sure, but on caucasians, its not always the same..
its funny in a way that some people complain about caucasians coming here for work. i wonder how much "true" singaporeans are living here.. singapore is not a chinese country, its not an indian country, not a malaysian... most of the people here are not "at home", almost everyone are foreigners ehe, like the caucasians coming here.
so at the end of day, i love singapore, my only request is...
STOP THE ENGLISH TOTAL CONTROL ON FOOTBALL HERE !
damn...on tv its only english people talking about english league only, and football fans here are either Man Utd fans, Chelsea fans (thanks god, chelsea won't be champion) or Liverpool fans.
ok, they show a bit of spanigh league too... but as a french, that english "monopole" on football here annoys me
, there are other countries and leagues around, spread the footbaallllll