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Video about happiness in SG

Postby starryxx » Wed, 12 Jun 2013 1:39 pm

A reminder on happiness in Singapore:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xo64CB6UoXs
:)

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Re: Video about happiness in SG

Postby AngMoG » Wed, 12 Jun 2013 1:52 pm

starryxx wrote:A reminder on happiness in Singapore:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xo64CB6UoXs

What kind of drivel is this? :shock: I always find it funny when people have job titles like "coach, personal excellence" :lol:

Btw, anyone had the misfortune to experience the new short they are showing in the cinemas by the gahmen, sth along the lines of "they say we are the unhappiest people..." and then trying to disprove this and other points. :roll:

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Re: Video about happiness in SG

Postby Wd40 » Wed, 12 Jun 2013 2:01 pm

AngMoG wrote:
starryxx wrote:A reminder on happiness in Singapore:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xo64CB6UoXs

What kind of drivel is this? :shock: I always find it funny when people have job titles like "coach, personal excellence" :lol:

Btw, anyone had the misfortune to experience the new short they are showing in the cinemas by the gahmen, sth along the lines of "they say we are the unhappiest people..." and then trying to disprove this and other points. :roll:


You talking about this?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZH0Dn7dcRzQ

Its not gahmen, lah, its sta ha :lol:

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Re: Video about happiness in SG

Postby Mi Amigo » Wed, 12 Jun 2013 3:29 pm

starryxx wrote:A reminder on happiness in Singapore:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xo64CB6UoXs

A reminder??? Why would I need a reminder FFS?

"At any point, there's certain moments when we feel unhappy. It's only because there's certain things that are not addressed. So after identifying what is it that's making you feel unhappy, then take the actions to address them."

So there you have it - that's all there is to being happy. Brilliant. All those high paid therapists can be fired now.

I fear for the future of this country, a society that has to be told how to do everything by the gahmen, including being 'reminded' to be happy. :roll:
Be careful what you wish for

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Re: Video about happiness in SG

Postby AngMoG » Wed, 12 Jun 2013 3:39 pm

Mi Amigo wrote:
starryxx wrote:A reminder on happiness in Singapore:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xo64CB6UoXs

A reminder??? Why would I need a reminder FFS?

"At any point, there's certain moments when we feel unhappy. It's only because there's certain things that are not addressed. So after identifying what is it that's making you feel unhappy, then take the actions to address them."

So there you have it - that's all there is to being happy. Brilliant. All those high paid therapists can be fired now.

I fear for the future of this country, a society that has to be told how to do everything by the gahmen, including being 'reminded' to be happy. :roll:


It's like the famous sculptor being asked how he goes about making a beautiful woman statue from a slab of stone. "I simply remove everything that does not look like a beautiful woman." :D (or something like that, I forgot the exact quote.)


And yeah - I was looking for that SH ad. Forgot it was SH not gahmen.

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Postby Sergei82 » Wed, 12 Jun 2013 3:48 pm

And happiness is definitely poorly correlated with smiling all the time, like they show it in that disgustingly retarded "Chasing happiness" TV show which won some prizes recently.

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Postby morenangpinay » Wed, 12 Jun 2013 4:15 pm

would be better if the video didnt start with " a global survey ranked singapore....blah blah.." it just sounds defensive. they must follow the coca cola happiness commercials instead.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oiu9PcEyQ5Y&NR=1&feature=endscreen

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Postby bgd » Wed, 12 Jun 2013 4:22 pm

^

That is a great add.

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Postby JR8 » Wed, 12 Jun 2013 7:38 pm

Oh yes, great success for that ad campaign!

If the government have to run *TV ads* (at taxpayers expense) telling you to be happy, then you know you have a problem; with either happiness, OR the government!

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Postby AngMoG » Wed, 12 Jun 2013 11:46 pm

JR8 wrote:Oh yes, great success for that ad campaign!

If the government have to run *TV ads* (at taxpayers expense) telling you to be happy, then you know you have a problem; with either happiness, OR the government!


It's SH, and they're running cinema ads... but that's like, potayto, potahto.

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Postby the lynx » Thu, 13 Jun 2013 9:07 am

morenangpinay wrote:would be better if the video didnt start with " a global survey ranked singapore....blah blah.." it just sounds defensive. they must follow the coca cola happiness commercials instead.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oiu9PcEyQ5Y&NR=1&feature=endscreen


I love that ad! +1

They chose the best bunch of people in the world to demonstrate how pure happiness can be expressed from just simple and random stuff. Something you really can't see here.

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Re: Video about happiness in SG

Postby JR8 » Thu, 13 Jun 2013 11:08 am

Wd40 wrote:You talking about this?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZH0Dn7dcRzQ
Its not gahmen, lah, its sta ha :lol:


Well, interesting. Not least because it presents SGns as everything that they (mostly) are not - publicly fun-loving, care-free, and gracious, yah right.

Oh and the end bit, banners thrown down outside a building. That's illegal.... lol

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Re: Video about happiness in SG

Postby AngMoG » Thu, 13 Jun 2013 1:56 pm

JR8 wrote:
Wd40 wrote:You talking about this?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZH0Dn7dcRzQ
Its not gahmen, lah, its sta ha :lol:


Well, interesting. Not least because it presents SGns as everything that they (mostly) are not - publicly fun-loving, care-free, and gracious, yah right.

Oh and the end bit, banners thrown down outside a building. That's illegal.... lol


It really pains me to watch this one when going to the cinema... I had to watch it twice already, two times more than good for anyone.

I think this attempt can be summarized as follows:
1) Statistics are published that show that Singaporeans are unhappy etc.
2) Produce video with people who are paid to be happy etc.
3) .... ??? (Certainly no profit.)

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Postby BillyB » Thu, 13 Jun 2013 2:33 pm

A video about happiness in Singapore?! That's gotta be one of the shortest in the world!

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Re: Video about happiness in SG

Postby Wd40 » Thu, 13 Jun 2013 5:02 pm

AngMoG wrote:
JR8 wrote:
Wd40 wrote:You talking about this?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZH0Dn7dcRzQ
Its not gahmen, lah, its sta ha :lol:


Well, interesting. Not least because it presents SGns as everything that they (mostly) are not - publicly fun-loving, care-free, and gracious, yah right.

Oh and the end bit, banners thrown down outside a building. That's illegal.... lol


It really pains me to watch this one when going to the cinema... I had to watch it twice already, two times more than good for anyone.

I think this attempt can be summarized as follows:
1) Statistics are published that show that Singaporeans are unhappy etc.
2) Produce video with people who are paid to be happy etc.
3) .... ??? (Certainly no profit.)


Well, to be fair, I would just say that this ad is brilliant from the standpoint of a company trying to capitalize on the public sentiment of an allegation made against a nation, by disproving it. Surely for a true blue Singaporean, this ad will strike the right note on the face of the allegations. So to that extent the ad is brilliant.

Its not a happiness video, per se. Its just getting back at those who made those allegations, whether its true or not is a different matter. Its kind of riding on the patriotism sentiment.


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