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Count on me to complain

I intended this to be an irreverent take on the nitpicking, kiasu-kiasi-kaopeh nature of Singaporeans and to (double) confirm that  complaining is our favourite pasttime (other than eating). It turns out that in the course of my ‘research’, I uncovered many socio-historical gems and began to explore things worth complaining about over the years.  Many simple annoyances in life include how our ministers dress, offensive art pieces and advertisements, national day parades, Ms Universes, angmor and Singlish accents, excessive use of Hokkien, stuff famous people say, Singapore Girl, Phua Chu Kang and people eating sharks’ fin soup.

The subjects seem endless, and with some luck and perseverance,  I may prove to the world that we, the citizens of Singapore, just complain about everything under the sun. And that INCLUDES the sun too.

DISCLAIMER:  All the posts here are referenced to, and inspired by contributors/journalists to major newspaper forums and articles. Shout outs to ST, Today, TNP, omy.sg, asiaone, Yahoo SG, CNA, and not forgetting the complain kings and queens. Without their kiasuness, kiasiness,  general annoyance of every little thing, their zealous consideration for their fellow man, their intentional or unintentional humour, this blog wouldn’t exist.

25 Responses

  1. Hey, thanks fr following moi on Twitter… will reciprocate! U n boo-n-bouquet are complementary, no?

  2. sorry what’s boo n bouquet? ha

  3. http://www.boo-n-bouquet.blogspot.com

    also abt everything also complain…

  4. sense of entitlement when it comes to taking public transport?

    http://tnp.sg/speakup/story/0,4136,251251,00.html?

    http://tnp.sg/speakup/story/0,4136,251252,00.html?

  5. Hi there,
    I couldn’t locate your contact email address anywhere in your blog. I want to say I thoroughly enjoyed your blog. I have a blog that is along similar veins. So I was wondering if we may exchange links on the blogroll?

  6. Excellent job with the blog. Kudos for such a wonderful name too. You might just consider adding a tagline ” We are not called Champions for nothing” or “We are the Champions!”. It was conferred by the greatest man of our country, you know?

  7. How dare Singaporeans be irreverent and mock other Singaporean’s concerns as something funny, silly or trivial?! I WANT TO COMPLAIN

  8. Hi, anna here. I am a producer from CNA, for Talking Point. We’d like to invite you as a panel on our show, which is about the phenomenon of naming and shaming here in singapore.

    Pls do email me at tolentinoak@mediacorp.com.sg if you can spare us some time.

    Thanks!

    • Thanks for the invite! But I prefer to keep my profile low and do not wish to appear of national TV.

  9. Well, complaining isn’t a passtime for those who have made major losses in different cases. I saw some really major cases in a few websites. Our website contains some really major cases. Look at some major Complaints from USA. There are complaints from other countries as well. It’s really NOT a joke for many people.

  10. I’ve deleted comments from a ‘carnage jane’. Some folks from kiasuparents are apparently mistaking me for this character, who’s being witchhunted for God knows what reason. For the last time, I am NOT carnage jane!!

  11. Hi

    I am a PhD candidate with the NUS. I am studying the engaging factors in informal interactions that would facilitate a mutually beneficial governance. The informal interaction I am studying are the blogs posts and the responses to them.

    I would like to interview you solely for my research. We can either conduct that face to face or over emails.

    If you would like to accommodate me, I will send you a letter from NUS informing you of my validity and my research.

    I am hopeful that you will be able to support me in this research.

    Thank you
    Chamari

  12. Hi

    We are seeking your permission to use one of your articles “How teenspeak came to be”. Please email me at susanna_loh@moe.gov.sg.

    Thanks.
    Susanna

    • If u’re referring to the post ‘teenspeak killing the eng language’, i’ve no objections thanks. Also i’ve responded in twitter

  13. THE GAHMENT ALWAYS DO EVRYTING RONG. THE SKOOL HERE SO STRESS. Y GAHMENT MAKE IT SO STRESS. THE MRT HERE BREAK DOWN. Y GAHMENT MAKE IT BREAK DOWN. THE PAVEMENT HERE VERY UNEVEN. Y GAHMENT NEVER DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT. I TRIP OVER A ROCK. Y GAHMENT PUT DA ROCK HERE.

  14. I am sure you will agree that not all ‘complaints’ should be easily dismissed as an exercise in petty nitpicking. With a blog like this, will you accept that you have a responsibility to ensure that constructive criticisms are not carelessly swept under the kiasi-kiasu-kaopeh category just because they have been posted to your blog by someone?

    • ‘Responsibility’ is a strong word. Yes i realised in fact most complaints ive looked at over time have highlighted issues that require addressing. The useless complaint is rare these days. And no i dun have a category for kskp and if i find any criticism that is redundant even hilarious i’d comment on it directly

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