adibahhhhhh wrote:i'm a local and i do get culture shock mind you, from the rudeness and lack of common sense potrayed by most of my population.
1.) hoity-toityness of salesgirls in designer & high-end shops
- they always give you a once-over and once they assume you're not worthy of their time (think early twenties, jeans, a crumpled rock tee and messy hair) they blatantly ignore you and continue gossiping with their colleague while you're in a corner trying to figure out where the price tag's at. then you look up and see that same salesgirl pimping a bag to the most seemingly perfect woman on earth.
2.) hiring people from china who speak only 3 sentences of english
- why do they even do this? we are not a chinese country. it is unbelievably annoying. i'm sick to death of not getting what i need, be it a shoe size, a hair colour, a drink...all because of a communication breakdown. i don't even speak in an accent, and yet they don't understand basic english. shouldn't the hr people train them first? it gets even worse, sometimes a whole entire shop is filled with salesgirls from china.
3.) the mrt situation
- when i push past people to get to the center of the carriage, they throw me a dirty look and do a 'tsk'. another thing. most middle-aged chinese aunties are very fond of using the 'tsk'. makes up for their lack of vocabulary.
4.) people who walk really slowly during the rush hours of morning, lunch and evening
- people who suddenly stop walking for no apparent reason. people who swing their arms so you don't even have space to 'overtake' them. people who stand on the right side of the escalator. this bloody irks me. the escalators in raffles place and tanjong pagar mrt will be jam-packed with idiotic commuters who refuse to move along.
as for the tissue chope thing, i admit that i am a recent convert to that institution. i used to loathe people who use tissue packets to get seats but really, when you're in a crowded hawker centre, hungry as ever and the end of the lunch hour is approaching fast, a tissue packet is your friend. can't beat them, join them. sad but true.
i have traveled to melbourne, perth, japan and was pleasantly suprised. i experienced none of the above. it was the best six days of my life. i kid, i kid, but you get the picture.
LOL that why singapore come out it own terms
call uniquely singapore
our english is call Singlish
kiasu = scare to lose out to others
Kiasi = scare to die
bo chap = don;t care
all this is local description of singaporeans
about the tissue booking of table LOL this info is already really uniquely
to foreign views .
Seriously till now whenever I go out eat at hawker centre I don;t use tissue to book my seat.
either me or my frds will occupy the seats first
one of us will go to buy his /her foods
or help each other to order.
take turns to buy.