As many Malaysian Chinese the only light at the end of tunnel is to jump on a boat to Australia when the army was not watching.
This is a smoke bomb by the media lah, to divert attention from national issues. Cannot be bothered to read this kind of non issue issue.
1st we understand her feeling when she did that video. She is young and vocal who speaks her mind. This is both good and bad but more bad in Singapore context. Unfortunately but true.
Many of her 'complaints' are true but she didn't understand why. It is survival and Singapore can never be Australia simply because we are a small country. But, Australia is also not haven till she finds out more. She is only 21 and has lots of opportunities to find that out. She share her experiences about people greeting her good morning and how is your day is interesting. In my work, I deal with multi-national including Singaporean. Meet any ang moh in the toilet, that .is the standard greeting. Meet a Chinese in the toilet, have you taken your lunch is their greeting.
Back out our homeland and Singaporean. Yes, we need to learn how to analyse things better. Be more receptive to feedback and accept that not everyone is the same. We need to make Singapore work and our next generation is here. We can surely make this place better and not necessary just status quo.
We have to move on and accept other perception on us. If we cannot agree we have problems, then we will never get to improve on what we are lacking simply because we cannot recognise our problem in the first place.
Some singaporeans just assume the grass is greener on the other side.
There is a problem with those in their twenties and their thinking that everything sucks and the entitlement syndrome. Time to wake them up. And no one else to blame but their parents who brought them up this way
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Secondly, Singapore is, legally, not a company or corporation, but a country. Singapore citizens are not the employees of the government (however strange the similarities might be here in SG). Therefore, she is entitled to her opinions, to express them and to stand for them without being counseled on PM order or or on order of some other freaked out narrow minded people.
I am proud to be a singaporean in the 80s and 90s.
Now i am just being used to fill the billions of TH and GIC.
Why do i have to pay 150k for a japanese car when it is the government policies that is driving congestion?
CLASS struggle is not the most apt to describe today's situation. Being used and abused by rulling class is.
I look forward to 2016.
she compares experiences from places like Taiwan which i think she may just saw or heard only the good side from them. Being a frequent traveller to Taiwan, i must say life is not as rosy as u think in Taiwan. My Taiwanese friend a top university graduate spent 3 years looking for a job in Taipei, only to end up working as a customer service representative in a shopping mall. He appears happy and warm on the outside with people, but if when u spent time long enough with him, u can see the hardship he struggled with his low income. Some Taiwanese friends i know are earning as low as $1200 a month in an office job as a degree holder, the good earners are those in property or insurance ones. As a result, many are planning to find better earning jobs in other countries, and their top choices are America and Singapore.
if you go there as tourists, u will not find these because what u see is all nice on outside. Do u know Taipei Main Station? during winter time, almost every morning, there will be police cars and some black cars around to collect frozen bodies. The homeless beggars slept outside the station and were frozen to death during winter season. U can see them sleeping outside if you took the last train from other cities back to Taipei, they are the homeless, some had to sleep in 24 hours Mac Donalds but sometimes were asked to leave to give customers better environment. Singapore does have some homeless but not so serious like theirs. How do they survive? some kind souls does at times give free food to them, most of the time they will go to the back alleys to scout the dustbins for leftover food. They depend on public toilets to clean themselves. There was once i saw one searching the coin slot hole for uncollected coins in train station
Last edited by Exposure; 17th January 2014 at 12:46 PM.