Sunday, May 15, 2005

Singapore Boys Immature?

Ah yes... there's an article in the Straits Times today about someone calling Singaporean boys immature, especially when applying for scolarships(how do you spell that?), and they're irresponsible and don't even know what they want. Some female graduates also agree that yes, that's the case, Singaporean boys ARE immature, even in their early twenties.

The guy, Philip Yeo, in his book(if you haven't yet heard of this topic) is saying that they're whiny, break their bonds, etc etc. This, he says, even though they have been through NS. That some of them even start to complain more after they come out of NS.

You know what? I actually agree with him. NS doesn't make men out of boys... That's bull. If anything, NS makes boys out of boys. Its in NS that we learn how to complain. Its in NS that we learn how NOT to work hard, because we aren't rewarded for our work. We're rewarded when we 'carry balls' so to speak. Even then, its negligible. We learn how to chao keng. We learn how to pretend to do work. How to action action only. How to swear. How to gossip. How to curse your superiors and the government.

The real growing up only starts AFTER NS, i believe. When we actually go to the universities... When we actually start work and have to support ourselves. The meagre allowance that the government gives us during NS means we HAVE to still rely on our parents. Independence during NS my foot. Indepence can only truly be learnt when we go out to work.

During which, of course, the girls get a headstart on us. While we're doing our pushups and cleaning our officer's bunks, they are already studying in the universities, overseas or working, learning and growing. For two years, our growth is stunted because of NS. Sure, we can grow because of NS, but hardly in the way people want us to.

Add to that the fact that mentally girls mature 2 years faster than guys, they will now have a 4 year headstart on us.

So i guess its only more fair if we compare 22 yr old guys to 18 yr old girls.

Yeah. We are immature and irresponsible. And i blame NS.

DISCLAIMER : THIS PHOTOS ARE NOT MINE, I KOPE FROM MY OFFICER'S COMPUTER!!!!!

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16 Comments:

Blogger lancerlord said...

Muahahahaha....
To Tomorrow.sg this post goes.

9:15 PM  
Blogger Zaeck said...

you sure you wanna write this online? abit mad. never let ppl find out your name dude

12:07 AM  
Blogger Agagooga said...

What's wrong with criticising National Slavery? Lots of people do it.

Slavery regresses males, but not in the way PY says.

12:40 AM  
Blogger jk said...

NS has its benefits, and more than fair share of shit... so ok..scholars obviously never practise their carry-balls skills...make the big shot unhappy lah.. :D

1:39 AM  
Blogger FelinesAreDivine said...

actually I don't agree with Philip Yeo's comments. I think my guy friends are indeed more mature after NS. And more tolerant(after all the crap in there).

2:28 AM  
Blogger J Schnorng said...

the posters are the most awesome thing i've seen ever. fanspastic.

5:26 AM  
Anonymous bJ said...

ur photoshop is damm excellent.

i concur with u... NS does not make boys into men! Thats tonne of crap proven!

10:06 AM  
Blogger Zen|th said...

Haha. Great post and nice photoshop skills. =)

3:30 PM  
Blogger Nicholas said...

Those images have been circulating through the OA system for ages.

7:30 PM  
Anonymous buddabing said...

i once saw one with an ociffer. slogan reads:
"protect your land. shoot your men."

9:50 AM  
Blogger KaBaBoom said...

Haha... All right, just for the record(and i should have done this disclaimer a while back)...

Nicholas is right, the posters ain't mine.

Someone else made em, i found em lying around, in, believe it or not, my officer's computer. so i kope!

10:23 AM  
Anonymous bigg said...

Your officer's???? Hahah..

Ok send him a salute for me.


Nice entry btw. :)

2:40 PM  
Anonymous Alex said...

I'm an officer and I believe every single bit of that...

I mean the posters hahaha...

NS is ineffective and a bunch of bulls***, and most of us only went through OCS because we get better allowances compared to the poor specs and men. If you made everyone get the same allowance, let's see how many will then chiong for OCS.

Pride? Pride can eat meh? Money talks man...

And the only reason why only local guys break bond is because they're the only one with the balls to do so. Gals are too damn indecisive and the so-called FT are just plain ball-less most of the time.

So there...

1:49 AM  
Blogger chatbug said...

Nice post, Chris. Just watchout for a lawsuit from the singapore government.

3:44 PM  
Anonymous foxtrot1985 said...

Hmm... The posters were created by talkingcock.com a while ago actually...

8:35 PM  
Blogger KaBaBoom said...

Ah... no surprise there. At least i know the source now...

6:05 PM  

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