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Postby the lynx » Tue, 19 Feb 2013 10:03 am

:-k

Hmm...

Well she did turn out all right but something about the parenting bothers me.

Anyway, your point was?

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Postby nakatago » Tue, 19 Feb 2013 10:20 am

Yes because we all know one size fits all!

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Postby noskich » Tue, 19 Feb 2013 11:06 am

the lynx wrote::-k

Hmm...

Well she did turn out all right but something about the parenting bothers me.

Anyway, your point was?


My point is having kids brought up in an Asian culture is a blessing for Western parents. Not all Asian kids are gold alright, but the chances are an Asian kid won`t yell and run around public places when small, will study hard at school and will take care of its old parents when adult. To the contrary of the Western kids which go through puberty (read trouble - drugs, promisculity, crime...) and don`t give a rat`s ass for oldies. Of course, we are talking about the probabilities here, not a general rule.

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Postby iamsen » Tue, 19 Feb 2013 11:21 am

Oh yeah, the kids in Singapore have turned out just fine. Nice and obedient, perfect sheep for any dictator wannabe.

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Postby noskich » Tue, 19 Feb 2013 11:31 am

iamsen wrote:Oh yeah, the kids in Singapore have turned out just fine. Nice and obedient, perfect sheep for any dictator wannabe.


This topic is about parents. For political aspect of the story open up a new thread.
Give me a kid like Ada anytime. And as for those two Aussie teens god bless their poor parents.

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Postby Mi Amigo » Tue, 19 Feb 2013 12:00 pm

noskich wrote:Not all Asian kids are gold alright, but the chances are an Asian kid won`t yell and run around public places when small.

Well I guess you must visit different shopping malls to me. I see plenty of young Asian kids running around and screaming. But you know what? I don't let it bother me because I feel so sorry for them having to go to all those conveyor belt style extra tuition classes from such an early age. Seems like they get very little chance to actually play.

noskich wrote:To the contrary of the Western kids which go through puberty (read trouble - drugs, promisculity, crime...) and don`t give a rat`s ass for oldies. Of course, we are talking about the probabilities here, not a general rule.

So you really think the probability is that a Western kid will turn out like this? Keep drinking the Kool-Aid. :roll:
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Postby morenangpinay » Tue, 19 Feb 2013 12:12 pm

hmm op your intention in this board is suspect :-k

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Postby Mi Amigo » Tue, 19 Feb 2013 12:34 pm

For the record, I'm quite glad that my daughters spent most of their teenage years here. Ironically they had a lot more freedom overall than they would have had in the UK, being able to travel in taxis on their own, etc. However, I'm also glad that they had the experience of attending state schools in London beforehand, where they learnt some 'real world' street smarts.

In other words, everywhere has advantages and disadvantages. What I object to is the blind stereotyping inherent in the OP's comments.
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 19 Feb 2013 12:39 pm

Ada is only one. Maybe noskich would like to thrown another 'one' into the mix Annabelle Chong, for instance. :lol:

Speaking generally that is.

Go to Zouk on any ladies night. Generally speaking that is. Or Zoukout. generally speaking that is.

noskich, can I have some of what you are smoking?

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Postby Brah » Tue, 19 Feb 2013 12:42 pm

Mi Amigo wrote:In other words, everywhere has advantages and disadvantages. What I object to is the blind stereotyping inherent in the OP's comments.

+1 and +1
Seems like a lot of fishing expeditions lately trying to stir the sh!t. Might be White Paper Baggers trying to get ammunition.

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Postby Splatted » Tue, 19 Feb 2013 1:01 pm

noskich wrote: and don`t give a rat`s ass for oldies..


Actually, where I'm from we were taught to stand up for adults if they didn't have a seat on the train or bus. Even more so if they were elderly, or pregnant.

Do you see that value instilled in kids here?

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Postby the lynx » Tue, 19 Feb 2013 1:22 pm

I'm a product of two Asian school principles.

While I can say that the strictness of their parenting did have a positive factor on who and where I am now, I must also say that it also took a form of rebellion on my side to save myself from the 'conveyor belt' effects, which would have happened had I continue to blindly follow through without some introspective effort.

These kids around here nowadays not only are parroting off their tuition notes to education success, they also lost own sense of courtesy and civility (despite of higher emphasis on family honour, filial piety and respecting elders, as mentioned by Splatted).

What do you get here instead? Keyboard warriors.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 19 Feb 2013 1:31 pm

Only if there are signs requesting it. But if there isn't any fine attached, most of the time it just goes unnoticed. Unless they are foreigners from India.

I have to say that, in their defense. Most Indian Nationals are much more considerate (in that respect) than other races here. And that is including westerners as well. I'm starting to see more and more Caucasians who are just as rude as the locals are. Problem is, I don't know if it's in retaliation or they are actually ill bred. (The "When in Rome..." syndrome)

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Postby iamsen » Tue, 19 Feb 2013 2:54 pm

Splatted wrote:Actually, where I'm from we were taught to stand up for adults if they didn't have a seat on the train or bus. Even more so if they were elderly, or pregnant.

Do you see that value instilled in kids here?


I see a lot of our Philipino and Indian friends do. The locals just continue shut their eyes and keep staring at their phablets.


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