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Table Tennis China Team 'B' beat China Team A to emerge as w

Postby Equalizer » Mon, 07 Jun 2010 2:20 am

Table Tennis China Team 'B' beat China Team A to emerge as world champions recently.

That's the hard fact. Further more I doubt these PRC girls meet the residency requirement b4 representing Sg. That's why I and many sg citizens feel no pride in this non event.

I remember many years ago in the 1960s and '70s when our own Patricia Chan won 10 gold medals for swimming at the SEAP Games (regional competition), there was a parade with her going around the neighborhoods in an open vehicle.

Those of u who are in born in mid 1950s to the early 60s will remember this for sure.

How cum there is no parade ?...Even though the PRC mercenary girls who had won the world c'ship 4 Sg DO NOT merit a parade. The country leadership dare not hold a parade

This is a true test of a nation 's conscience. This is a true test for nationalism.


World Champs representing Sg? Bahhhhhhhhhh


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Postby Nath21 » Mon, 07 Jun 2010 9:00 am

Unfortunately all international sport is the same now. People competing who only just arrived in the country usually because the missed out in qualifying for their original country, or enticed with money from the new country. The there are the sport that individuals fly the national flag but really they just compete for themselves i.e tennis (excluding davis cup), formula one, golf to name just a few.

I think the real question should be is table tennis a sport? Seems like anything and everything is classified as a sport these days. Wouldnt supriise me if you saw my old school yard game "down ball" (played with an old tennis ball on concrete squares was a sport soon as well. Its another variant of tennis. And tennis is a variant of french tennis (which is almost dead). I could get my old friend to play against me and I could represent Singapore. I always had it over him in this game so I could win a self proclaimed "world series" (mighty have to pay the american trade mark infringement fee on this term as they like to call themselves world champions even if they only play themselves) and Singapore could have a parade for me and finally a "World Champion", even if its only my world.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 07 Jun 2010 12:23 pm

So, at what point does a Singaporean become a Singaporean? And what exactly IS a Singaporean. The country has been trying to find this out every since I came here. It doesn't matter what it is, somebody with a Pink NRIC will find fault with it even though these same people refused to let their kids participate in "sports" because it might interfere with their quest for academic excellence above everything else including courtesy and social mores as well.

The country wants "their own" sporting heroes that it can flaunt to the rest of the world like they do their airport & container port, but they don't want imported foreigners showing them how it's done. (sound familiar). But at the same time they don't want their own kids to pursue sports as it's not "professional" like a doctor or lawyer. Also sounds like the current grouse here about foreign labour doesn't it. They don't want them workig here, but they don't want their kids doing that kind of work.

Pathetic lot if you ask me. :roll:

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Postby nakatago » Mon, 07 Jun 2010 12:33 pm

So, in short:

"NATIONAL PRIDE: You're Doing It Wrong"

I'd love to put a razz or laughing smiley but I empathize with some Singaporeans that it's not funny anymore.

Or even at all.

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Masochism in sg

Postby Equalizer » Wed, 30 Jun 2010 10:22 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:So, at what point does a Singaporean become a Singaporean? And what exactly IS a Singaporean. The country has been trying to find this out every since I came here. It doesn't matter what it is, somebody with a Pink NRIC will find fault with it even though these same people refused to let their kids participate in "sports" because it might interfere with their quest for academic excellence above everything else including courtesy and social mores as well.

The country wants "their own" sporting heroes that it can flaunt to the rest of the world like they do their airport & container port, but they don't want imported foreigners showing them how it's done. (sound familiar). But at the same time they don't want their own kids to pursue sports as it's not "professional" like a doctor or lawyer. Also sounds like the current grouse here about foreign labour doesn't it. They don't want them workig here, but they don't want their kids doing that kind of work.

Pathetic lot if you ask me. :roll:


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I agree we are a pathetic lot. Every General Election the Sinkaporeans vote in the ruling People Action Party only to be shafted up our arses by the govt increasing the GSTs, ERPs and what have you.

The vocal opposition voices as exemplified by the "Sammyboy forum posters, 3 in 1 Kopitiam, The Online Citizen etc....who want more opposition MPs to act as check and balances to the ruling party are usually overwhelmed by the silent majority votes. The Sinkaporeans who vote in the PAP deserved to be shafted becos' they are masochists...


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