Yes, I must admit I did take the bait a little!! Shame on me...sundaymorningstaple wrote:It's been around for a couple years already! As I said in my post at the top of the page, it's like a bad penny. It's keeps showing up again. Somebody will come across it and cannot resist making a post so then it gets new legs for a page or two.
My rant wasn't intended to open up a can of worms, it just frustrates me that people like to have regular pops about Foreigners. We are in the minority, making up 8-10% (I'm estimating here) of the people in Singapore. There is so much 'local' to go round that I really don't understand why we get such a bad press at times. Some of my colleagues always blame the expats for wrecking their lives when a relationship or fling ends badly. And there are only so many times you her about this until you start thinking - 'well it takes two to tango' and, unless you are planning a on reporting a rape or violence case to the Police, then what exactly have they done? Not bought you a handbag, wanted a night out with their mates rather than take you for dinner?
Of course there are great local woman who are sharp, funny, intelligent, attractive, witty, aren't on their phones 24/7 etc. My point is that there are all variations of people in all walks of life. A few bad experiences is not grounds for generalisation.
And SMS sums things up very well - the majority do not help themselves one little bit. My female, local colleagues know exactly what they are doing by going to bars like the Fullerton, Il Fiore, Harry's, and boat quay - in fact we tease them about it! - because they know the type of people (mostly bankers and traders) who hang out there. And then when they discover that they aren't the only local in the guys life or it's nothing more than a one night stand, or they have to return home because their 1 year contract ends - well, the ranting starts. Yet they choose to put themselves in the situation time and time again hoping they find the diamond in the rock. Good health starts with being pro-active about your lifestyle rather than reactive to problems, dating should be the same.
Anyway, today is a lovely Sunny day and hope you all enjoy it!! Over and out!!