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Old 04-16-2014, 05:46 AM
 
Location: singapore
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Maybe not as much as you, but I still think my input is valuable. My mother is still Singaporean, after all, and I have relatives there. I go back frequently and know quite a bit about Singapore.
Yeah i know.. I have mentioned you know quite a lot about Singapore for someone who doesnt live here.. And i have also said you will give your input...
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Old 04-19-2014, 05:44 AM
 
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This would probably explain why we are not happy about it...


We are against them using the Singapore skyline in their logo for their Philippine Independence Day logo & posters, Facebook page, websites, etc.

We are against them in using the terms "Two Nations" and "Inter-dependence" in their Philippine Independence Day celebration posters. Singapore only observe and celebrate our own National Day on the 9th of August and we DO NOT and WILL NOT have a joint-celebration of "Inter-dependence" with another sovereign state. Their event is insinuating a very serious and misleading assumption; which we Singaporeans have never endorsed.
I don't know why that's a big deal. If they're Filipinos living in Singapore, why does it offend the Singaporeans that they celebrate both national days? They obviously have something from both cultures, and they are celebrating them. What is so offensive about it?

They are celebrating IN SINGAPORE, what's the big deal if they use the Singapore skyline? Also, whatever is inter-dependence that they are using are not officially sanctioned by either the Philippine government or the Singaporean government. I believe it's just a private thing. Why would Singaporeans endorse any joint celebration with the Philippines if they have never been in the Philippines? Likewise, Filipinos who do not live or work in Singapore do not celebrate any "inter-dependence". It's just the Filipino community in Singapore who are doing this. Maybe "inter-dependence" or whatever they are using is of bad taste, but in my opinion, Singaporeans who are opposing this are overly sensitive. Actually, my guess is that this is not the true issue. It's probably Singaporeans feel there are too many Filipinos working in Singapore nowadays.
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Old 04-19-2014, 05:58 AM
 
Location: singapore
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I don't know why that's a big deal. If they're Filipinos living in Singapore, why does it offend the Singaporeans that they celebrate both national days? They obviously have something from both cultures, and they are celebrating them. What is so offensive about it?

They are celebrating IN SINGAPORE, what's the big deal if they use the Singapore skyline? Also, whatever is inter-dependence that they are using are not officially sanctioned by either the Philippine government or the Singaporean government. I believe it's just a private thing. Why would Singaporeans endorse any joint celebration with the Philippines if they have never been in the Philippines? Likewise, Filipinos who do not live or work in Singapore do not celebrate any "inter-dependence". It's just the Filipino community in Singapore who are doing this. Maybe "inter-dependence" or whatever they are using is of bad taste, but in my opinion, Singaporeans who are opposing this are overly sensitive. Actually, my guess is that this is not the true issue. It's probably Singaporeans feel there are too many Filipinos working in Singapore nowadays.
All I can say is this issue is getting big and an issue in Singapore.. Now fillipinos, what if next Americans ask to celebrate July 4 and PRCs celebrate 1 oct in a public event and public area in Singapore too ?? Why becomes of our aug 9 ??
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Old 04-19-2014, 06:10 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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All I can say is this issue is getting big and an issue in Singapore.. Now fillipinos, what if next Americans ask to celebrate July 4 and PRCs celebrate 1 oct in a public event and public area in Singapore too ?? Why becomes of our aug 9 ??
So what do you think of the netizens calling Filipinos all kinds of names like vermin or ****heads? Condescending and mean-spirited. Singapore might have problems with immigration, but it's Singaporeans who are demanding domestic help so they can slave away in the office to buy that condo and car, and send their children to NUS or better still overseas to study. There is a an ugly streak of racism in Singapore, no doubt about it. Maybe some kiasu Singaporeans feel threatened?
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Old 04-19-2014, 06:17 AM
 
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So what do you think of the netizens calling Filipinos all kinds of names like vermin or ****heads? Condescending and mean-spirited. Singapore might have problems with immigration, but it's Singaporeans who are demanding domestic help so they can slave away in the office to buy that condo and car, and send their children to NUS or better still overseas to study. There is a an ugly streak of racism in Singapore, no doubt about it. Maybe some kiasu Singaporeans feel threatened?
Yes ultimately I agree it is all about feeling threatened ..I never said Singaporeans are angels .. They want their help so that they can work and improve their quality of life but want this and that
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Old 04-19-2014, 06:21 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Yes ultimately I agree it is all about feeling threatened ..I never said Singaporeans are angels .. They want their help so that they can work and improve their quality of life but want this and that
What other things have they demanded that is too much?
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Old 05-02-2014, 07:45 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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Never understood the Asia forum. Who cares who looks like who, or which country's women look the hottest? Can we get back to discussing cultures and cities? Or is this forum infested with people with Asian fetishes?
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Old 05-02-2014, 07:52 PM
 
Location: Spots Wyoming
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Never understood the Asia forum. Who cares who looks like who, or which country's women look the hottest? Can we get back to discussing cultures and cities? Or is this forum infested with people with Asian fetishes?
I have been trying to clean up the Asia Forum, as requested by the members, however, my plate is pretty full and finding time is difficult to do. As such, it would be a great help if people would report the posts. That way it becomes a priority for me and I can help to fix it. As it stands, the time constraints on reading everything is the problem. if it's pointed out in a report, I can take time to take care of it.
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Old 05-03-2014, 01:15 AM
 
Location: Abu Dhabi, UAE
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Why are some people so obsessed with the real and imagined racial compositions of people living in the nations discussed in the Asia forum? What difference does it make if a Filipino "looks more Chinese"?
Asians are either yellow or brown skin. They look all the same to me. I don't think it is a race per se. It is about the clan/tribe/ethnicity/region. I wonder about all the motives behind the questions posted in this forum.
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Old 05-03-2014, 06:10 AM
 
Location: Guangzhou, China
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Asians are either yellow or brown skin. They look all the same to me. I don't think it is a race per se. It is about the clan/tribe/ethnicity/region. I wonder about all the motives behind the questions posted in this forum.
My girl is Hunanese and her skin is nearly as pale as mine (I'm ethnically Scandanavian). She has high cheekbones and a very small cleft in her chin, and a tiny row of freckles. Doesn't sound very Asian, but if you saw her, thats immediately what you'd peg her as being.
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