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The Help (book/movie) resonance in Singapore?

Postby boffenl » Fri, 02 Sep 2011 1:12 pm

Thought this was interesting: (from the NY Times)

“The Help”

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Postby x9200 » Sat, 03 Sep 2011 7:55 am

Have not seen the movie (neither read the book) but I am afraid "maid" and "feelings" are not a part of the same dictionary for majority of the people around. In other words, I would not expect too much of a resonance.

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Postby boffenl » Mon, 05 Sep 2011 9:59 am

I know, just hoping to spark another debate on values and first world country-ness. :)

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Postby nakatago » Mon, 05 Sep 2011 10:00 am

boffenl wrote:I know, just hoping to spark another debate on values and first world country-ness. :)


You know the s#!+storm that ensued the last that happened. :roll:

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 05 Sep 2011 10:18 am

That's what makes it fun! :cool:

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Postby JR8 » Mon, 05 Sep 2011 11:02 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:That's what makes it fun! :cool:


I'll bring the cool-box of beer and marsh-mallows :)

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Postby boffenl » Mon, 05 Sep 2011 1:00 pm

Bwahhhahah (my evil voice). I think there is a lot to be said for having civil discussions aboout maids and the place they hold in SG society--much like the positions maids held in the 1950's and 1960's in the Southern US.

But it's divisive and a slow start to the work week. :wink:

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Postby JR8 » Mon, 05 Sep 2011 1:06 pm

boffenl wrote:Bwahhhahah (my evil voice). I think there is a lot to be said for having civil discussions aboout maids and the place they hold in SG society--much like the positions maids held in the 1950's and 1960's in the Southern US.

But it's divisive and a slow start to the work week. :wink:


Should pick up for the weekend though :lol:


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