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A Eurasian

a story for the uninitiated

Post by A Eurasian » Fri, 17 Oct 2003 9:55 pm

I found this site while searching the web and thought I would share a story.

Once a Eurasian kid was brought to Singapore very young. He grew to love that country, loving the heat, the sweat, the tropical manna from heaven that came down every day.

He obtained an American accent from the American school, later on in life he would have to continually explain to bloody Australians why he kept the accent even after returning to Australia. But thats another story for another day.

In any case this boy grew to be a man. The only way he knew to survive in the Australian culture was to keep the dream that he had that one day he could return to the only place he viewed as his homeland. Everything he did was to aim to return one day. He learnt Mandarin, he got into the industry that would most likely send him overseas and studied so hard because that could ensure a good job in aforementioned industry.

Every tormented day he had to suffer in the bastion of Caucasian culture he bore it because he knew one day he could leave them all. He suffered their winters, their asinine humour, their footy and their beer drinking, pub swilling, poppy lopping, British aping culture.

So 11 years, 4 months and 20 days after leaving his homeland, this boy finally got the offer to return, despite the fact he has no claim on Singaporean citizenship, or PR status or doesnt even look like he could even be Singaporean. But he loves this country so much more than any "white" person ever could.

I have missed Singapore for so so so long :cry: and finally I was given the job offer last week to come back. I hope the beautiful Singapore of my youth is the Singapore that exists now.

Curious

Post by Curious » Sun, 21 Dec 2003 6:50 am

Notice that the original post was posted in October.
So after 2 months, how's the experience?
Is the job and life here ok?
By the way, what job is that, and what profession are you in?

Guest

Re: a story for the uninitiated

Post by Guest » Tue, 23 Dec 2003 1:22 pm

A Eurasian wrote:I found this site while searching the web and thought I would share a story.

Once a Eurasian kid was brought to Singapore very young. He grew to love that country, loving the heat, the sweat, the tropical manna from heaven that came down every day.

He obtained an American accent from the American school, later on in life he would have to continually explain to bloody Australians why he kept the accent even after returning to Australia. But thats another story for another day.

In any case this boy grew to be a man. The only way he knew to survive in the Australian culture was to keep the dream that he had that one day he could return to the only place he viewed as his homeland. Everything he did was to aim to return one day. He learnt Mandarin, he got into the industry that would most likely send him overseas and studied so hard because that could ensure a good job in aforementioned industry.

Every tormented day he had to suffer in the bastion of Caucasian culture he bore it because he knew one day he could leave them all. He suffered their winters, their asinine humour, their footy and their beer drinking, pub swilling, poppy lopping, British aping culture.

So 11 years, 4 months and 20 days after leaving his homeland, this boy finally got the offer to return, despite the fact he has no claim on Singaporean citizenship, or PR status or doesnt even look like he could even be Singaporean. But he loves this country so much more than any "white" person ever could.

I have missed Singapore for so so so long :cry: and finally I was given the job offer last week to come back. I hope the beautiful Singapore of my youth is the Singapore that exists now.
Me too have been away for 10 years.Hope everything is well with you?And good luck with Singapore!It is a boring country but cheap and yet cosmopolitan.I'd say the food and cheap lifestyle within a city lures me back.Cheers! :D

True Blue

a story for the uninitiated

Post by True Blue » Mon, 29 Dec 2003 11:24 am

You should have taken a few thousand of your mates with you !

AUSTRALIA - LOVE IT OR LEAVE IT !

and I'm glad you chose the later option.

Blue Black

Post by Blue Black » Mon, 29 Dec 2003 2:34 pm

The same could be said of you :o

guest111

Post by guest111 » Mon, 21 Feb 2005 4:30 pm

hey true blue...pls have some shame...stop ruining the names of all the decent aussies with your crass remarks.

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Post by SporeSling » Tue, 22 Feb 2005 11:41 pm

Welcome back to Singapore...came here a few months ago, theres promise, yes, but it takes time to belong.. :) write in people and tell me your experiences

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Re: a story for the uninitiated

Post by Pinky » Mon, 07 Mar 2005 6:51 pm

A Eurasian wrote:I found this site while searching the web and thought I would share a story.

Once a Eurasian kid was brought to Singapore very young. He grew to love that country, loving the heat, the sweat, the tropical manna from heaven that came down every day.

He obtained an American accent from the American school, later on in life he would have to continually explain to bloody Australians why he kept the accent even after returning to Australia. But thats another story for another day.

In any case this boy grew to be a man. The only way he knew to survive in the Australian culture was to keep the dream that he had that one day he could return to the only place he viewed as his homeland. Everything he did was to aim to return one day. He learnt Mandarin, he got into the industry that would most likely send him overseas and studied so hard because that could ensure a good job in aforementioned industry.

Every tormented day he had to suffer in the bastion of Caucasian culture he bore it because he knew one day he could leave them all. He suffered their winters, their asinine humour, their footy and their beer drinking, pub swilling, poppy lopping, British aping culture.

So 11 years, 4 months and 20 days after leaving his homeland, this boy finally got the offer to return, despite the fact he has no claim on Singaporean citizenship, or PR status or doesnt even look like he could even be Singaporean. But he loves this country so much more than any "white" person ever could.

I have missed Singapore for so so so long :cry: and finally I was given the job offer last week to come back. I hope the beautiful Singapore of my youth is the Singapore that exists now.
I know exactly how you feel.... Welcome back..

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Re: a story for the uninitiated

Post by Guest » Sun, 13 Mar 2005 9:03 pm

True Blue wrote:You should have taken a few thousand of your mates with you !

AUSTRALIA - LOVE IT OR LEAVE IT !

and I'm glad you chose the later option.
Why are you so angry with someone who want to go back to his dreamland. Won't you be insult if someone tell you the same??

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