Shhh! Secret Life of a Princess

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Thursday, August 09, 2007

NDP 2007 Theme Song: There's No Place I'd Rather Be

It's Singapore's 42 birthday. This year the National Day Parade is going to be one of its kind with performances on a big open platform built on top of the water, next to Esplanade. Fireworks display will be good and jet planes will be swerving and landing on the platform. Singapore is indeed a melting pot of all races with the Prime Minister's speech spoken in 3 languages - Malay, Chinese and English, unlike in Malaysia where it is only spoken in Malay. It's good to be in a country where your skin color is the majority and you get to listen to different accents all the time while exploring cultures of various countries from Philippines, Thai, Vietnamese, Londoners to China in one small island. Yet, there is no place I'd rather be (if you listen to the song, you will know what I mean) ;)

My observations of common traits of Singaporeans:

  • The ladies are immaculately dressed from short skirts that matches their socks to long dangling necklaces with big shiny pendants that matches their bra (did I say that out loud, I mean tops). They are indeed an eye-candy till one of my friend do not mind waiting for me in the MRT station just to oggle at ladies. 'Take your time', he says. 'I am enjoying the view here'.
  • At least 9.5 in 10 ladies here will wear push-up bras wherever they go. Yep, they are not that well-endowed after all, just that they like to show off something they don't have. The remaining 0.5 are the non-Singaporeans that cannot decide to wear or not. I must admit my first purchase in Singapore IS a Wacoal push-up bra which is half the price of what I can buy in Malaysia.
  • At least 9.5 in 10 men here MUST adorn at least 1 thing with a brand name from Tag Heuer watches to LV wallets to Ralph Lauren cuff links to I have no idea what brand ties. Next, they must have a super cool and fantastic sounding job that makes them feel like a high-flyer. After those mandatory criteria, they must top it off with a super branded T-shirt. And even if they do not have all the above, they 'fake' it. Hmmm, see the common traits of people in this kiasu land?
  • At least 9.5 in 10 men here equip themselves with one super-cool sounding and rich men sports so that they can impress ladies. It could be extreme sports like paragliding, snowboarding, body surfing to yatching. The rest of the 0.5 will go for dragon boating, canoeing and jungle trekking which works fine by me. Well, in Malaysia, it's no different, it comes in the form of sport called Golf.
  • The most read bible here is called FHM/Maxim as the women need to learn how to dress up like the pin-up girls and the men need to get the best tactics to sleep with those girls who dresses like those pin-up gals and supposedly big boobs. Once they determine a girl is 'chio' (Singaporean slang for gorgeous aka. worth a one-night stand), they will go in for the kill, with various tactics like using a fake accent, flashing their club membership or credit card, making the girl drunk then pretending to be the knight in shining armor. Hey, not speaking from personal experience okay?

Well, whatever works for them. Like I say, no place like home :)



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