Ladies and Gentlemen,
If you live in Singapore you will not notice it like I do, living abroad. Singaporeans are by nature a despondent helpless sort of people. There is hardly any life, adventure or daring about them.
I just called my friend a minute ago in Singapore. How is life there I asked. His answer was gloomy. He says there is no social security, man eat man and dog eat dog, government does not care, business is down, he has heart problems, he is estranged from his children, his former wife has been bad to him, he is 57 years old, he is depressed.
I tried to turn him around the negative thoughts without any success. It is not only him. The general feeling is what to do. We are under the grips of Lee Kuan Yew. You don't stand a chance against Lee. He will finish you off. And what is worse, I am tired.
You don't see anyone saying "I am going to take him on", or "I will fight him". You don't see anyone saying he has a big business idea, a plan to circumvent the world in a hot air balloon, or to walk backwards from Singapore to Kota Bahru backwards.
Nothing. No ambition, no aspirations, no imagination, no nothing. Just waiting for Lee Kuan Yew's next orders. Which brings me to a joke I heard once about Singaporeans. It goes like this. They wanted to understand human behaviour of different peoples.
" They put 2 Americans and a woman on a lonely island. After one month they went to check. One American killed the other and ravished the woman"
"They put 2 Englishmen and a woman in a lonely island. After one month they went to check. Both the Englishmen killed the woman and sodomised each other".
"They put 2 Singaporeans and a blonde in the lonely island. After one month they went to check. Nothing happened. When asked why they did not do anything, both Singaporeans answered that they were waiting for further instructions!".
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