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Postby Steve1960 » Wed, 09 Oct 2013 3:02 pm

I read that earlier today. Amusing in that Miss World is actually mixed race, half American, and quite probably holds an American passport in addition to the Philippines one.

Now we have Americans cleaning our toilets :wink:

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Postby Fortan » Wed, 09 Oct 2013 3:03 pm

Steve1960 wrote:I read that earlier today. Amusing in that Miss World is actually mixed race, half American, and quite probably holds an American passport in addition to the Philippines one.

Now we have Americans cleaning our toilets :wink:

Looking stunning while they do it too :D

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Postby Steve1960 » Wed, 09 Oct 2013 3:05 pm

Fortan wrote:I have never met any kind of racism against myself here but I did have an experience with my wife who is Thai recently that left me fuming.

We went to a restaurant in Vivo on a Saturday afternoon. Wife was carrying our baby and when we entered the restaurant and was greeted, I was asked whether I wanted a table for myself or if my maid was eating with me... I was furious and left swearing. Later wrote a complaint to the owner but never heard anything back :???:


Oh I just laugh that one off all the time. My wife is always being mistaken for the maid. Funny as hell when we employed our first maid 3 weeks ago. We met her at the agency with our daughter along. My wife spent most of the time tending to her whilst I did the interview. At one point the maid asked 'how many maids are in the apartment'.

Even the maid thought my wife was a maid :lol: :lol:

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Postby x9200 » Wed, 09 Oct 2013 3:13 pm

Fortan wrote:I have never met any kind of racism against myself here but I did have an experience with my wife who is Thai recently that left me fuming.

We went to a restaurant in Vivo on a Saturday afternoon. Wife was carrying our baby and when we entered the restaurant and was greeted, I was asked whether I wanted a table for myself or if my maid was eating with me... I was furious and left swearing. Later wrote a complaint to the owner but never heard anything back :???:

Why this should make you angree?

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Postby ecureilx » Wed, 09 Oct 2013 3:20 pm

katbh wrote:BLOODY HECK!

Great read - totally nuts. Were you all drunk?

So.....when did being asian = being rude or with no manners?

I think many asian people are some of the politest people in the world - look to the Thais, the Balinese, Filipinos ........


All are polite, until you tick them off ;) ;)

Well, while the Ms World got taunted, if the authorities take action on those who are taunting the original person .. well, the jails and legal system will be flooded, considering the more vile retorts coming back

Welcome to "CIVILISATION" ;)

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 09 Oct 2013 3:24 pm

Stereotyping maybe?

I used to get it all the time as well, until my daughter, at 5 years of age, proceeded to tell off a couple of Chinese Aunties on the MRT that she was her mother and my wife. Bit of a shock to the aunties that my daughter spoke to them in Mandarin though! :cool:

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Postby Fortan » Wed, 09 Oct 2013 3:32 pm

x9200 wrote:
Fortan wrote:I have never met any kind of racism against myself here but I did have an experience with my wife who is Thai recently that left me fuming.

We went to a restaurant in Vivo on a Saturday afternoon. Wife was carrying our baby and when we entered the restaurant and was greeted, I was asked whether I wanted a table for myself or if my maid was eating with me... I was furious and left swearing. Later wrote a complaint to the owner but never heard anything back :???:

Why this should make you angree?

Because I love my wife and because I find it insulting that someone would suggest that she sits elsewhere because they think she is my maid. The times we do bring our maids with us out to tend to our kid, she sits at the same table as us and eats with us.

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Postby Steve1960 » Wed, 09 Oct 2013 3:38 pm

Fortan wrote:
x9200 wrote:
Fortan wrote:I have never met any kind of racism against myself here but I did have an experience with my wife who is Thai recently that left me fuming.

We went to a restaurant in Vivo on a Saturday afternoon. Wife was carrying our baby and when we entered the restaurant and was greeted, I was asked whether I wanted a table for myself or if my maid was eating with me... I was furious and left swearing. Later wrote a complaint to the owner but never heard anything back :???:

Why this should make you angree?

Because I love my wife and because I find it insulting that someone would suggest that she sits elsewhere because they think she is my maid. The times we do bring our maids with us out to tend to our kid, she sits at the same table as us and eats with us.


It could be worse. When we are in the Philippines my wife is not assumed to be a maid as she is in Singapore.......................she is assumed to be the girl I picked up in a bar the night before :wink:

I really do think you have to laugh this particular issue off :D

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Postby Fortan » Wed, 09 Oct 2013 3:42 pm

Steve1960 wrote:
Fortan wrote:
x9200 wrote:
Fortan wrote:I have never met any kind of racism against myself here but I did have an experience with my wife who is Thai recently that left me fuming.

We went to a restaurant in Vivo on a Saturday afternoon. Wife was carrying our baby and when we entered the restaurant and was greeted, I was asked whether I wanted a table for myself or if my maid was eating with me... I was furious and left swearing. Later wrote a complaint to the owner but never heard anything back :???:

Why this should make you angree?

Because I love my wife and because I find it insulting that someone would suggest that she sits elsewhere because they think she is my maid. The times we do bring our maids with us out to tend to our kid, she sits at the same table as us and eats with us.


It could be worse. When we are in the Philippines my wife is not assumed to be a maid as she is in Singapore.......................she is assumed to be the girl I picked up in a bar the night before :wink:

I really do think you have to laugh this particular issue off :D

Yeah and in general I do. I just expect staff in a restaurant to have a little more feeling with that they say.

For me it is much worse when I bring her to my home country. Lots of people assume the same as above, that I picked her up somewhere in a bar, which couldn't be further from the truth...

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Postby x9200 » Wed, 09 Oct 2013 3:48 pm

Fortan wrote:
x9200 wrote:
Fortan wrote:I have never met any kind of racism against myself here but I did have an experience with my wife who is Thai recently that left me fuming.

We went to a restaurant in Vivo on a Saturday afternoon. Wife was carrying our baby and when we entered the restaurant and was greeted, I was asked whether I wanted a table for myself or if my maid was eating with me... I was furious and left swearing. Later wrote a complaint to the owner but never heard anything back :???:

Why this should make you angree?

Because I love my wife and because I find it insulting that someone would suggest that she sits elsewhere because they think she is my maid. The times we do bring our maids with us out to tend to our kid, she sits at the same table as us and eats with us.

Oh, sorry you sounded just like you got angry because somebody called your wife a maid.

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Postby Fortan » Wed, 09 Oct 2013 3:51 pm

x9200 wrote:
Fortan wrote:
x9200 wrote:
Fortan wrote:I have never met any kind of racism against myself here but I did have an experience with my wife who is Thai recently that left me fuming.

We went to a restaurant in Vivo on a Saturday afternoon. Wife was carrying our baby and when we entered the restaurant and was greeted, I was asked whether I wanted a table for myself or if my maid was eating with me... I was furious and left swearing. Later wrote a complaint to the owner but never heard anything back :???:

Why this should make you angree?

Because I love my wife and because I find it insulting that someone would suggest that she sits elsewhere because they think she is my maid. The times we do bring our maids with us out to tend to our kid, she sits at the same table as us and eats with us.

Oh, sorry you sounded just like you got angry because somebody called your wife a maid.


I treat everyone the same. Whether they are the tea lady or the CEO.... can't stand the 1st class, 2 class citizen kind of thinking.

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Postby x9200 » Wed, 09 Oct 2013 4:01 pm

Hope they got the massage but doubt they understood. It's a Don Quixote thing. Still I agree that one should react.

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Postby ecureilx » Wed, 09 Oct 2013 4:53 pm

Steve1960 wrote:It could be worse. When we are in the Philippines my wife is not assumed to be a maid as she is in Singapore.......................she is assumed to be the girl I picked up in a bar the night before :wink:

I really do think you have to laugh this particular issue off :D


I do sympathise with you, in a different sort of way ..

Like yesterday, at a coffee shop, a local guy was staring at me like what the hell is this fellow doing with a woman of 'different' race .. and another time, a coffee shop uncle (ah pek) tried to chat up my other half till I told him nicely "me and my wife come here to eat, leave us alone .. "

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Postby Mi Amigo » Wed, 09 Oct 2013 9:03 pm

x9200 wrote:Hope they got the massage

Oops, that's an unfortunate typo. You weren't subconsciously stereotyping were you? :P

(Just kidding dude).
Be careful what you wish for

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Postby x9200 » Thu, 10 Oct 2013 8:39 am

It's plural so at least there is some chance for a happy end even if it was Freudian.


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