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Now why she'd have to go and do that...

Postby zzm9980 » Tue, 29 May 2012 11:45 am

Has anyone seen this?

As much as I hate ill-informed xenophobes, I really hate ill-informed oblivious idiots that go and say stupid things at the wrong times to just stir up a lot of shit:
http://www.todayonline.com/Voices/EDC12 ... e=timeline

This lady essentially wrote a letter to the newspaper complaining about how 2nd Gen PRs shouldn't have to do NS at all, and talk about their contributions... Sigh. SMS stirs this pot. This is basically p!ssing in it, and then giving everyone the finger.


And of course, the local xenophobe sites are eating it up, and making it worse:
http://temasektimes.wordpress.com/2012/ ... l-service/
(Note the title, and note she isn't Caucasian - She's Filipino)

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Postby movingtospore » Tue, 29 May 2012 1:37 pm

Foolish lady to do that publicly in this climate.

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Postby morenangpinay » Tue, 29 May 2012 3:36 pm

Let me be the first to kick her cyber ass. Since the witch hunt has started, this will not only affect the PRs but the Filipinos working in Singapore as well. I believe she is educated enough and obviously well off unlike the rest of us “indios”

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Postby zzm9980 » Tue, 29 May 2012 3:54 pm

She's well off I'm guessing. Her LinkedIn:
http://www.linkedin.com/in/cherieball

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Postby nakatago » Tue, 29 May 2012 4:05 pm

zzm9980 wrote:She's well off I'm guessing. Her LinkedIn:
http://www.linkedin.com/in/cherieball


Typical. Probably married a white man and now thinks she's white. She's like a coconut or an oreo cookie--brown on the outside, white on the inside.

DISCLAIMER: I'm a Filipino so I can say it.

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Postby morenangpinay » Tue, 29 May 2012 4:33 pm

yeah and considering in her young age was already an accounts manager for publicis in manila..im guessing shes one those well connected families.

so i wash my hands from that rotten egg. lol..

nakatago why you have to go and ruin the mystery some actually think you're from somewhere else :lol:

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Postby ecureilx » Tue, 29 May 2012 4:47 pm

nakatago wrote:
zzm9980 wrote:She's well off I'm guessing. Her LinkedIn:
http://www.linkedin.com/in/cherieball


Typical. Probably married a white man and now thinks she's white. She's like a coconut or an oreo cookie--brown on the outside, white on the inside.

DISCLAIMER: I'm a Filipino so I can say it.


Now if you heard about the maid, who wrote Singaporeans are useless and lazy ..

well, she appeared as a contact of a contact, in my volunteer group and then she disappeared .. turns out the contacts of hers all quit her Facebook page ..

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Postby nakatago » Tue, 29 May 2012 5:02 pm

Hey, I criticize Filipinos as well. The opportunity to do it here just doesn't come up as often.

@morenangpinay: I didn't say where I was from. I only said what ethnicity am I. :wink: Besides, I've done it before.

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Postby therat » Tue, 29 May 2012 5:28 pm

@ecureilx,

U mean this lady (Eulenia Prudente)
http://temasektimes.wordpress.com/2012/ ... -are-lazy/

She not just scold Singaporean lady.
She even mention Singaporean more pig than pinoy.

She not just scold Singaporean, she also scolded her own people :o

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Postby zzm9980 » Tue, 29 May 2012 6:19 pm

Like most articles on that TemasekTimes blog, it is extremely inflammatory.

She doesn't call Singaporeans pigs, except the ones insulting her/her race. That is fair enough, since they 'started' it and the context of her insult is directly targeting those with specific ill thoughts. She does call Singaporeans lazy though. Well, I'll refrain from comment on that one :)


In other countries, foreigners are expected to respect locals and integrate with them.


Sure, but the locals don't berate and treat foreigners like utter pieces of crap nearly so much as they do in Singapore.

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Postby poodlek » Tue, 29 May 2012 6:31 pm

Does anybody else feel as uneasy as I do reading people's Facebook posts on a public news forum complete with their full names and personal information? :shock: I'd love to see how well that type of "journalism" went over in my home country....

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Postby NorrinRadd » Tue, 29 May 2012 8:33 pm

A whole lotta hypocrisy going on in those comments, regardless of the subject matter.

That, and a shocking amount of near-illiteracy for what is supposed to be the native tongue.

Every time I start to read that stuff on places like TT I give up early on because of the Manglish* and the vitriol, and lack of any semblance to an actual discourse.

I also gave up because, as I keep saying, I pretty much gave up on caring long ago and have no interest. It's entertainment value only holds me for a few minutes.



*recently learned that for some this refers to Malay-English, whereas I use it to describe Singapore English as Mangled English, so not sure which is correct

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Postby the lynx » Tue, 29 May 2012 9:35 pm

NorrinRadd wrote:*recently learned that for some this refers to Malay-English, whereas I use it to describe Singapore English as Mangled English, so not sure which is correct


Just to take short detour from the topic, Manglish refers to the Malaysian English. I think you are referring to Singlish here. But to be honest, both of them sound the same to my ear (although some with keen sense of accent swear that they can tell the difference).

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Postby NorrinRadd » Tue, 29 May 2012 10:00 pm

Well, while I do marginally recognise Singlish in its own right, what people speak here most often is pidgin English.

They are so in need for culture that they cling to it, defend it, and confuse it with Singlish.

But you're right, this digression is a common one for this forum.

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Postby nakatago » Tue, 29 May 2012 10:14 pm

NorrinRadd wrote:Well, while I do marginally recognise Singlish in its own right, what people speak here most often is pidgin English.

They are so in need for culture that they cling to it, defend it, and confuse it with Singlish.

But you're right, this digression is a common one for this forum.


The last time Singlish was brought up, some people got so riled up and fought tooth, fang and claw.


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