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What's so talented about the foreign talents in Singapore?

Postby Gorba » Wed, 15 Nov 2006 10:46 pm

Can you people share with us the good/poor performance of foreign talents working with you in your area of profession?

This thread is to sample "our" foreign talents' work, in order to help us appreciate or condem them as a whole or individually.

Please don't name names and don't make it personal.
Just say what you saw and say it clearly, please.

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Gabriel (CG) pronounced "gaaabreeel" not "gaybreal".
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Postby Strong Eagle » Thu, 16 Nov 2006 9:20 am

Why don't we ask the same questions of local talent "in order to help us appreciate or condem them as a whole or individually"?

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Postby batliwala » Thu, 16 Nov 2006 9:34 am

Strong Eagle wrote:Why don't we ask the same questions of local talent "in order to help us appreciate or condem them as a whole or individually"?



Yeah very true SE..... I don't know what Gaybreal stands to gain doing this survey.


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Postby spaul » Thu, 16 Nov 2006 10:02 am

Envy? Insecurity? Resentment?

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Postby neoTheOne » Fri, 08 Dec 2006 11:20 am

may be all of them

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Postby Bafana » Fri, 08 Dec 2006 2:15 pm

What local talent :P

Seriously the original post is just a wind up right?
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 08 Dec 2006 4:17 pm

He was my November Troll of the Month! See some of the other threads moved to this forum. :cool:

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Postby Left Wing » Tue, 26 Dec 2006 9:49 pm

for local talent never to dare disagree with xpat boss....and suffer quietly Envy, Insecurity, Resentment.........

BTW local talent thinks all of India speaks Tamil coz local Singaporeans of Indian origin speak in Tamil....

Born in Singapore but still call your self chinese,malay,indian.... :???: :???: :???: :???: :?

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Postby PhantomX » Sat, 30 Dec 2006 9:59 am

Left Wing wrote:for local talent never to dare disagree with xpat boss....and suffer quietly Envy, Insecurity, Resentment.........

BTW local talent thinks all of India speaks Tamil coz local Singaporeans of Indian origin speak in Tamil....

Born in Singapore but still call your self chinese,malay,indian.... :???: :???: :???: :???: :?



Lets not get into this... btw as a matter of interest are you tamil?
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Postby Left Wing » Mon, 01 Jan 2007 11:06 pm

I am not and do not speak Tamil

PhantomX...what did i say so wrong...care to expand on it

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Postby Kash » Mon, 08 Jan 2007 3:42 pm

I think it seems like a harmless post and all of us are over-reacting...if you don wish to part-take in this blokes post then don..instead of posting childish remarks about the locals and tarnishing the reputation of the other foreigners here...

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Postby Bafana » Mon, 08 Jan 2007 7:32 pm

Kash wrote:I think it seems like a harmless post and all of us are over-reacting...if you don wish to part-take in this blokes post then don..instead of posting childish remarks about the locals and tarnishing the reputation of the other foreigners here...


Looks like we are not the only ones prone to over reacting.
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Postby German_Expat » Wed, 11 Jul 2007 12:55 pm

Born in Singapore but still call your self chinese,malay,indian....


Ask a Singaporean what race he/she is and you will be told Malay, Cinese, Indian, etc....... Ask that same person what nationality are you and you will be told Singaporean..... get the difference?

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 11 Jul 2007 5:42 pm

German_Expat wrote:
Born in Singapore but still call your self chinese,malay,indian....


Ask a Singaporean what race he/she is and you will be told Malay, Cinese, Indian, etc....... Ask that same person what nationality are you and you will be told Singaporean..... get the difference?


Not quite right. Normally if you ask a Singaporean what they are they will normally respond with "I am a Singaporean Chinese, Singaporean Indian or Singaporean Malay." As opposed to "I am a Chinese Singaporean, etc., etc.

The usage of the Citizenship as an adjective instead of the noun also gives rise to the thoughts that this is why this will never be a homogeneous society until they start thinking as themselves as Singaporeans FIRST and not RACE first. You normally will hear Americans refer to themselves as Americans. If they do include their ethnicity it is usually used as an adjective and not a noun.

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Postby jpatokal » Wed, 11 Jul 2007 10:43 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:[The usage of the Citizenship as an adjective instead of the noun also gives rise to the thoughts that this is why this will never be a homogeneous society until they start thinking as themselves as Singaporeans FIRST and not RACE first. You normally will hear Americans refer to themselves as Americans. If they do include their ethnicity it is usually used as an adjective and not a noun.

Give it some time -- this little red dot's only been here for 40 years, and the differences to the north of the border are already pretty striking.
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