Monday, April 13, 2009
someone once said this to me:
i dont understand why singaporeans always talk about which secondary school or jc they come from. it happened so long ago already! what sec sch or jc you came from doesnt mean anything now, its just too long ago.
I thought about it at that time, and agreed - how true. Somehow one of our favourite topics is discussing "eh which sch are you from?", long after we have graduated from the respective institutions. And it could be a by-product of growing up in Singapore, where only 30,000 ++ babies are born every year and in our limited social circle and choice of school, everyone would know a) what school you are talking about, b) they probably know someone who knows someone who came from that school and c) they probably have preset notions/stereotypes about the school if (a) is applicable.
so i agreed with my friend, you know, so true. why are we so single-minded? if you lived in the US people probably dont give two hoots about which high school you went to - unless something major happened there, or its a brand name school.
but then i realised, its not about being single-minded or carrying old school (pun intended! haha) stereotypes with you. its one of the conversation topics that almost every singaporean can identify with - which sch you from? its something we find common ground in, and it just comes so naturally to us. furthermore, given my admittedly small social circle by natural selection, its not difficult to find something, some place, someone in common.
so yeah, which sch u from? ;)
Mrs Brightside at 9:48 pm (0) comments
Saturday, April 04, 2009
is irritated that i have nowhere to go for the long weekend.
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