in my recent trip to paris, i tried to hide my face when a carriage load of singaporean tourists kept everyone from sleeping on the eurostar because the kids were talking about beer and how their parents were going to buy them beer and ho ho ho they were going to have a fun tipsy time.
i glanced at the old man next to me in the same row and he winced and shrugged his shoulders.
when entering the train, there was a mini-jam when an obviously singaporean family was deciding "where to put their luggage". the train conductor came by and just grabbed the luggage, shoved it into an easy empty space and told them "we don't have all day, the train has to start".
i always like quoting nietzsche for such things. it is easy to pass comments on others, say that they are disgusting, etc. what of ourselves as a country? are you proud to be singaporean? sometimes i am. sometimes i am not, what we should always remember is that
"if you gaze into the abyss, the abyss gazes also into you."