I am proud of my country, Singapore...irvine wrote:Thanks for sharing, SgBoy... On history buffs, I read Harry Lee's biography and also the entire history of Singapore too before I moved here. :p It's like a way 'to make sure I know what and where I'm getting myself into'.
I'm also curious on:
Are you proud of your country? What makes you proud of your country? What makes you proud to be a Singaporean?
Proud, cause we have a good credible government,
a strong armed force,
efficient public transport system,
almost all of us have our own homes,
(Leased, but we can sell and buy again)
(and did you know that if a couple, both 21 years old, work for 5 years each, their combined CPF would be enough to put down payment on their apartment),
a good school education system,
Naturally, we do not have any natural disasters,
neither do not have any natural resource, our people are our only resource,
That is why, we almost always are working, doing Overtime... for ourselves and country, as a resource, we have to do it.
and thus some have mutated to be "kiasu" (Scared to Lose) as all want to be the number 1 resource. Some want out, thus they migrate..
We do not have free lunches here, you work hard and smart, you will get more but if you want to take it easy, you get lesser. That is our work-life balance.
More of my 2 cents.
I will abide by the rules and regulations of this forum, and promise to be a "friend" to all expats and locals here alike.
Cheers, now please concentrate on the topics, guys.