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i am singaporean 
6th-Jul-2006 10:01 am [iamsingaporean]
i am miak. it sounds malay, indian, thai, and anything but chinese. it is not on my IC, though i wanted to put it in because my lawyer friend said it would be a nightmare to redo all my contracts.

i hope to complete ten marathons in my life. i have finished three so far.

whenever i return back to singapore from an overseas trip, i am glad. glad to return to home. strange that it is on my trips away that i learn more about singapore. things we take for granted - how green our country is, how we don't think twice drinking tap water, how safe the streets are, even in the middle of the night.

i am gay. i take drugs. lots of drugs - paracetamol, claritin, dhasedyl and amoxyilin. is glucosamine a drug? 

i have less sex than the average singaporean - less than 73 times a year. wish i could do better though. not good to pull down the national average. wait, is gay sex included in the national average?

i believe that the success of the nation is measured, not how many number ones it has (number one airline, number one airport, number one whatever), or how rich the rich are, but by the quality of life of the poorest.

i was appalled during when i saw the conditions some old folks live in - their one room flat infested with bed bugs, without anyone bothering to visit them, and even more heartbreaking - the fact that strangers were more willing to help them than their own flesh and blood.

i believe in the words i recited more than a thousand times in my life, probably more than the people who run our country. that regardless of race, language, religion or sexual orientation - we build a democratic society based on justice and equality.

i believe that there are others like me, who share in this dream.

i am miak, i am siew meng ee, i am singaporean.

so say we all

so say we all


i am Singaporean - Mr Brown

i am Singaporean - Mr Miyagi

6th-Jul-2006 02:48 am (UTC)
You are damn bored!!!
Find a BF! or a FB, at least something to pass your time.. :p
6th-Jul-2006 02:52 am (UTC)
i am not bored. this is a statement. to the Powers thAt Pee
8th-Jul-2006 03:26 am (UTC)
i don't he gets it
6th-Jul-2006 03:02 am (UTC)
Ya i agree with ya maybe its time they learn to listen to the people's heart and voices instead of just looking at very technical stuff... anyway its so sad.. Mr brown's has been axed from TODAY.
6th-Jul-2006 03:12 am (UTC)
It's so depressing... And they axed the MB column. :(
6th-Jul-2006 03:19 am (UTC)
sometimes being axed is just like martrydom. the impact is greater than when it existed.

6th-Jul-2006 03:30 am (UTC)
Agreed but it still leaves a sick feeling in my stomach... So much for even the illusion of press freedom. Bah.
6th-Jul-2006 03:32 am (UTC)
was there even an illusion?
6th-Jul-2006 05:43 am (UTC)
i agree on that...
8th-Jul-2006 03:27 am (UTC)
it's so powerful that if it we are TOLD that there is an illusion, we nod and agree

no choice
6th-Jul-2006 03:15 am (UTC)
podcast it!
6th-Jul-2006 03:18 am (UTC)
once i get a good sountrack. and a good mic
6th-Jul-2006 04:00 am (UTC)
you should ask mssrs brown and miyagi to make their soundtrack (karaoke version) available so everyone can make one with the same soundtrack.
6th-Jul-2006 06:03 am (UTC)
actually i have a few other soundtracks in mind. :)
8th-Jul-2006 03:28 am (UTC)
.... don't do it. *bites lower lip*
15th-Jul-2006 06:36 pm (UTC)
6th-Jul-2006 05:16 am (UTC)
pyrosx can help u with Garageband! =D
6th-Jul-2006 04:04 am (UTC) - a quote
"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated."
- Mahatma Gandhi
6th-Jul-2006 05:40 am (UTC)
i feel for the older people who are helpless. Yes, our taxes are low, but it also means low budget for social welfare, e.g medical, daily expenses.

Anyway... retiring at 60 is the average age now right? Imagine the need to save from 25 years old to 60, so that let say if you lived till 80, you'll need 20 years of savings- cos who's gonna hire you after 60.

Makes the old chinese adage of being thrifty and saving for rainy days all important. Quite jialat for us gay people if we have no kids to 'support' us later.

Many of us might be old, descripit and alone then. Shuddering thought isn't it. Sigh.
6th-Jul-2006 05:52 am (UTC)
so say we all!
6th-Jul-2006 09:21 am (UTC)
anyone doesnt't know miak in this circle? :O
6th-Jul-2006 12:57 pm (UTC)
YOU MEAN YOU COUNT the number of sex that you have a year?

6th-Jul-2006 01:26 pm (UTC)
1 year = 52 weeks.

if i have sex less than once a week, then i would be less than the national average right?

haiyo. you think my bed got notches to keep record ah?
6th-Jul-2006 01:19 pm (UTC)
Ermmm... I dun think the word 'Sexual Oreientation' is in the National Pledge...

Or is there some other pledge that you have been reciting for over a thousand times...

6th-Jul-2006 01:50 pm (UTC)
that regardless of race, language, religion or sexual orientation

You know what, I realised even "gender" was not included in our pledge. It's sad since we have a patriarchal culture. It's even sadder that the women in that party reinforce that patriarchy.
7th-Jul-2006 02:20 pm (UTC)
miak, 有時我覺得你真有點俠氣。 i like it.
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