Monday, February 19, 2007

Yellow Supremacy?

Three days in Singapore now. And to think that Thailand has no Chinese New Year atmosphere, Singapore is worst. What festive mood where there when there were no firecrackers. What festive mood when you are controlled and can’t celebrate like a real Chinese, your cultural and all? At least I was woken by a thousand loud firecrackers 6am on the eve of New Year, some rare Chinese in Bangkok, tradition preserved and freedom.

Taking a flight now is a lot like taking a bus. In the waiting room I was, no plane in sight. I asked "Flight delayed?". "No delay sir, 10 minutes plane coming." And true enough she did, taxing to a stop, letting the passengers off, and a fresh bunch of us in. And then flew. And repeats at the next port. Scary if you think about where the maintenance and inspection time has gone. One screw loose, one engine drop off the wing, bye bye world.

I stared around, I scanned the people of Singapore. I closed my ears and I see Thailand. Hey. We are all the same. Take away the speech and the yellow looks Thai Chinese, descended from the mainland. The brown just look like local Thais, true people of the land. The black.. cannot hide… I know they came from India. In fact, a thousand years ago, I think there were only the brown throughout this region and that they are now separated by the line of religion, language and nationality.

I have to admit, we Chinese are assholes. We infiltrated the other lands. We spread all over like wild monkeys, driven by greed. Thais told me in the old days, no one worked hard. All is easy, a farm, some food, simple enjoyments, life in nature. And when we Chinamen came, we drove the economy up, and the locals were left with no choice, but to reluctantly work harder. Or then be left in the slumps of modernization which many are in as now. Australia again, Chinese and all now. Land prices doubled over five years. So how’s the easy Aussie life coping? Work harder, work longer, kill the chings. Even at young, we Chinese are thought to be competitive. I was at the pool, a father forced his children to compete and timed them. Crazy Singaporeans, nothing better to do, in fact, really nothing better to do. One up side, we are smarter, professional, efficient and cunning. Bad for others. Want proof? Chinese New Year in Singapore, who’s been left to work? My sister ordered pancakes from Macs, delivered for breakfast. Then came them without butter or syrup. She called complained. Then came a free delivery. Same missing items. She called, was put on hold forever, she gave up on them brown brothers. I bet if we got the third delivery, it will come with mutton curry. Anyway, we Chinese – industrious ambitious ASSHOLES.

Why? Too regimental. My mum, Singaporean, Malaysia PR. Drove KL car in. Got stopped by police. Was told the rule Singaporeans cannot drive foreign cars in Singapore. How the fuck was she supposes to know? No second chance give, ignorance is not an excuse. They sent a letter three months later to her home in Malaysia. Ordered her to Singapore court. She pleaded guilty. Fined SGD$300. Fuck u lawmakers of Singapore. May your mother sleepwalk off the balcony, fall traumatically on a pole penetrate into her chow cheebye and out her mouth, like in Cannibal Holocaust. May she then burn in hell and when you swim, she drags you down. You wife/husband and your children down. Fuck u lawmakers in Singapore. Why so many of us left Singapore… now I know why. It’s a cage and you put toys in there for them blind Singaporean rats to occupy themselves with. Why not put the rule book at causeway and make every entrant read them for one hour and undergo a test before permitted to enter then. Fuckers.

Yellow supremacy? Yellow nothing better to do in Singapore. Rat race life. The chase for materialisms. My friends, all in the chase till death. I choose to be simple and to experience the true meaning of happy-hood.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

lol well written. I really do agree Chinese people in general are too competitive and materialistic. Being an "average" Chinese guy feel like shit!