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Wheres the gracefulness in this behaviour?

Postby Scandinavia » Fri, 20 Jun 2008 8:44 am

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Postby durain » Sat, 21 Jun 2008 5:27 am

so the whole bus are singaporean except you and the brazilian dude?

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Re: Wheres the gracefulness in this behaviour?

Postby maneo » Sat, 21 Jun 2008 2:47 pm

Scandinavia wrote:A thing that has hit me on several occasions is that Singaporeans are such cowards when it comes to tell the truth that it hurts people 100 times worse when the truth hits at full strength.

It's not a question of cowardice.
It's called courtesy.
Something you clearly do not understand.

Scandinavia wrote:Example, every morning I used my old headphones on the companybus going to work. Turns out that they leak noice, which I was not at all aware of. This was stupid of me, I admit but i just did not think that my Ipod was playing for my sleeping neighbours at the bus. After 3 months a newfound brazilian friend steps on the bus and he off course imidiately tells me(Oh yeah Brazilians will tell you directly). The day after I had new earpluggs, not leaking sound and I felt like such an idiot for torturing my collegues everymorning with my music for 3 months.

I then asked my collegues at work if they had noticed this. They said: Yes but we did not want to disturb you!

Why should they get worked up about such trivial nonsense.
Oh, that's right, you're not local.

Scandinavia wrote:Is that nice or is it not making things a pain for everybody for a long time?
Wouldn´t you rather have seen that some merciful soul would have told you right away?

Some choose to leave it to rude ang mohs to tell other rude ang mohs when they're being rude.

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Postby Scandinavia » Sat, 21 Jun 2008 4:12 pm

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Postby taxico » Sat, 21 Jun 2008 6:20 pm

maybe it's the usual asian-mentality wanting to mind their own business and/or not be confrontational.

or maybe they're used to people with loud ear/head phones. lotsa people have that urge to voluntarily damage their ear drums these days.

this is not a singapore-specific issue or about being graceful. happens else where too. try japan. or even new york.

you might get punched or told off if you helpfully reminded a someone on the "D" train his headphones are leaky.

(forgot to add, it's just my 2c, no offense meant)

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Postby Scandinavia » Sun, 22 Jun 2008 6:39 am

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Postby Scandinavia » Sun, 22 Jun 2008 6:44 am

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Postby Scandinavia » Sun, 22 Jun 2008 6:55 am

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Postby Scandinavia » Sun, 22 Jun 2008 7:16 am

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Postby taxico » Sun, 22 Jun 2008 7:20 am

no country's perfect and each has its host of problems (singapore included).

singaporeans are horrible creatures and have really weird and peculiar habits. i really do think so.

but you should just get used to it cos you're no longer in your home country!

if i hear you right, one won't encounter such problems in scandinavia...

bingo! i think you have just come up with your own solution!

otherwise try to see past the negatives... it's tough, no doubt. but try! you might feel less annoyed.

their society is not devoid of nice and helpful singaporeans and entirely populated with nasty locals.

you can also take a jaunt down the singaporean bashing thread at:

http://www.singaporeexpats.com/forum/ftopic50103.html

posting there may get you a more sympathetic ear!

: ) (again, no offense meant!)
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Postby durain » Sun, 22 Jun 2008 7:43 am

luckily this is in the leisure chat, jokes and rubbish section.

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Postby Scandinavia » Sun, 22 Jun 2008 9:20 am

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Postby Strong Eagle » Sun, 22 Jun 2008 9:56 am

Scandinavia,

My advice to you: Get out as quick as you can. You think Singaporeans are 'ungraceful' due to your ignorant behavior. You hate the cable. You hate the MRT. You hate the way the people act. You hate the behavior at the theatre. You think the city is trashed. And my gawd, wild and dangerous animals! Deaths everyday, no doubt. You've got a chip on your shoulder the size of the island of Batam (or Singapore).

Save your sanity, man! Get out, quick! Now! And don't let the door hit you in the ass on the way out. A lot if us like it here. You're not convincing nobody of nothing, except maybe your intolerant, myopic views.

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Postby Scandinavia » Sun, 22 Jun 2008 12:43 pm

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Postby taxico » Sun, 22 Jun 2008 12:54 pm

what do you like about singapore, btw?

are the "good stuff" better than the "bad stuff" or is singapore just the sticks? (in your opinion, anyway)

i hope you've had more good times than bad, and enjoyed your experience overall. : )


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