Utterly Indiscreet

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Jap Guys

Have been showing some Japanese friends who are visiting Singapore around. They are from Tokyo. A few observations or comparisons with local men here.

They are more polite. (always saying thank you or sorry etc)
They are better groomed. (they are more pulled together and tidier - no run down clothes or slippers)
They are less emotional. (they don't just blurt things out without thinking first)

We are off to Sentosa today. Apparently, one of the things on their Must Do list is see the Merlion. I kept tellng them it's a tacky and embarassing Singaporean icon. Oh well....

9 Comments:

  • At 8:48 PM , Blogger Unreal said...

    There's really nothing in Singapore, no natural beauty, no natural resources, not even waves, let alone a whole list of others. And the Merlion is a horrible embarrassment.

     
  • At 6:37 PM , Blogger indiscreet said...

    You should see the propaganda animation film about the Merlion. My Singaporean friend and I were laughing. Govt is trying to build up this myth about it, but it's a modern creation!

     
  • At 1:56 AM , Blogger Unreal said...

    It's really disappointing to know that they have to resort to stuff like that. They even tore down the old National Library, and that issue made me shoot throiugh the roof in raw anger...

     
  • At 8:48 AM , Blogger indiscreet said...

    Have you been to the new library? It's huge, huge, building. Full of empty space. My friend who likes to do his writing there said the books are all in the basement?

    Weird. Why spend millions of dollars on a public building that doesn't have many books and lots of empty space?

     
  • At 10:09 PM , Blogger Unreal said...

    Yep, and I even thought that the 'Pod' on the top level was a club 'cause I saw all sorts of lights there. From what I could see, that whole place is a total waste of money. I'm still very sore about the tearing down of the original library.

     
  • At 6:47 PM , Blogger indiscreet said...

    It's poor use of space. Same with the National Museum. There's nothing to see inside. Only a few pieces of weird abstract or modern art objects.

     
  • At 12:50 AM , Blogger Unreal said...

    Because Singapore has nothing, that's why. Every bit of it's so-called history comes from somewhere else.

     
  • At 1:07 PM , Blogger indiscreet said...

    It has the Merlion!!!! Ha ha! I still think it's funny that Jap tourists get so excited about it. I am going to have to bring my Jap friends a box of those Merlion shaped cookies or chocolates. Hilarious! Going there for winter holidays.

     
  • At 11:10 PM , Blogger Unreal said...

    Sigh, wish I could do that. I wanna go too......

     

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