Saturday Reviewed

Listening to: Hot Stuff – ROLLING STONES – Jump Back- The Best Of The Rolling Stones

A brief entry before I crash, exhausted.

At work today at the school which was formerly the SCGS, three things:

1. The road outside was chockers with star-struck fans, who were lining up to obtain Jolin Tsai’s autograph. Who the hell is Jolin Tsai? Exactly.

2. A group of old SCGS girls were having a school reunion at their old campus, wearing their old school uniforms! I walked up, lugging some gymnastics gear, and saw several figures in SCGS uniforms, which, when I was a schoolboy, we thought to be the nicest (most revealing lah) girls’ uniform around. I walked closer and slid my glasses onto my face and saw that in those uniforms were women whose right to wear those uniforms in a decent manner had long since been revoked. I can’t quite describe it now, apart from my sequence of thoughts which ran thus: “wow, SCGS uniforms…. girls…. WHOA! JEEZUS! Ol’ ladiez in SCGS uniforms! That ain’t right!”

3. I went down the road to the Old Chang Kee curry puff and miscellany kiosk to buy a coupla puffs and skewered squid balls (ouch), and this girl, maybe in her twenties and part of the autograph hunting crowd popped right in front of me in the queue and brazenly just ordered a coupla puffs for herself. I am still feeling glad I shouted loud enough at her for her to jump out of her skin, mutter “wah lao, xia shi wo (wah lao, scare me to death)” and take her rightful place at the end of the queue.

At home after work, I spied a copy of today’s The New Paper, on the front page of which featured a snippet of a story about a WW2 airman who fought in the D-Day campaign, bailed out, got captured and escaped his German captors. Why is this unusual? He was the only Straits-born Chinese (a.k.a. Singaporean Chinese) to be a flight lieutenant in the RAF. Pretty brief, the story (but then The New Paper is like that, you know?) I did find more stuff on this story, and I’m sure the Chinese papers did a better job with it. I’d be more certain if only I could read.

Addendum: I just remembered another Straits-born Chinese (well, half-Chinese) who was in the RAF. Thanks to my endless obsession with rugby: Rory Underwood (Girls, you will like him. Only he, like all rugby players, has no neck) was England’s most capped rugby winger (1984-1996) and record try-scorer (49). He was born in Ipoh, Malaysia, to an RAF officer and his Malaysian Chinese wife, who, as winger Rory’s mother, was discovered in a survey to be the most recognisable face in English rugby, given her very animated responses, captured on television, to her son’s famous exploits at Twickenham. She was later to appear in a television commercial for Pizza Hut, which featured her tackling her son’s rugby opponent (Jonah Lomu) and pizza thief/bully so that her son could have some Super Supreme. OK, I’m digressing, aren’t I?

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39 thoughts on “Saturday Reviewed”

  1. alt: they r trying to make hr like ayumi hamasaki! omg! not in a million years Jolin can have Ayumi’s screen presence! she looks uncomfortable enough in her own skin even! omg!

  2. alt: they r trying to make hr like ayumi hamasaki! omg! not in a million years Jolin can have Ayumi’s screen presence! she looks uncomfortable enough in her own skin even! omg!

  3. actually, i know of a friend that was there!
    lol…she flew all the way back to singapore from perth to attend that reunion thing
    lol
    J. Yeo!
    i will point her to your site πŸ™‚

  4. actually, i know of a friend that was there!
    lol…she flew all the way back to singapore from perth to attend that reunion thing
    lol
    J. Yeo!
    i will point her to your site πŸ™‚

  5. She went to the old SCGS or the new school? Not that it matters, except she might take offence at my dig on the OLD SCGS girls.
    Some consider it fait accompli if you’re an ACS boy, to date an SCGS girl, marry her, have kids, send the kids to ACS and SCGS to perpetuate the cycle.
    I haven’t gone past the dating bit yet. Bit slow.

  6. She went to the old SCGS or the new school? Not that it matters, except she might take offence at my dig on the OLD SCGS girls.
    Some consider it fait accompli if you’re an ACS boy, to date an SCGS girl, marry her, have kids, send the kids to ACS and SCGS to perpetuate the cycle.
    I haven’t gone past the dating bit yet. Bit slow.

  7. cokie is the typical acsian (minus the snob). haha, think cokie’s dad was an acsian and mom an scgsian. what a perfect match. end product – cokie (bummer!). πŸ˜›

  8. cokie is the typical acsian (minus the snob). haha, think cokie’s dad was an acsian and mom an scgsian. what a perfect match. end product – cokie (bummer!). πŸ˜›

  9. hehe…my mum wasn’t from SCGS lah πŸ˜›
    and yeah, i don’t think acsians are snobs…just that some others make them out to be
    with the attention in the past, more power to us!
    muahahahha

  10. hehe…my mum wasn’t from SCGS lah πŸ˜›
    and yeah, i don’t think acsians are snobs…just that some others make them out to be
    with the attention in the past, more power to us!
    muahahahha

  11. Power what power? ACS boys are supposed to pretend it doesn’t mean a thing. Infuriates others even more. Learn from the masters of ACS in the 80s – “Don’t know, don’t care” should be the motto. People laugh that you don’t know Chinese? Don’t know, don’t care. You’re weird? Don’t know, don’t care. – see this blog for an example.

  12. Power what power? ACS boys are supposed to pretend it doesn’t mean a thing. Infuriates others even more. Learn from the masters of ACS in the 80s – “Don’t know, don’t care” should be the motto. People laugh that you don’t know Chinese? Don’t know, don’t care. You’re weird? Don’t know, don’t care. – see this blog for an example.

  13. haha…oops
    sorry…stuff in a velvet glove then πŸ™‚

    as for chinese, that’s what the helicopters over at huazhong are for

    haha
    and chinese high too πŸ˜›
    with their tacky khaki shorts and shiny button’ed shirts

    haven’t been back for a while though, so hope for their sake the uniform has been changed

  14. haha…oops
    sorry…stuff in a velvet glove then πŸ™‚

    as for chinese, that’s what the helicopters over at huazhong are for

    haha
    and chinese high too πŸ˜›
    with their tacky khaki shorts and shiny button’ed shirts

    haven’t been back for a while though, so hope for their sake the uniform has been changed

  15. horrible…terrible…making fun of chinese high uniforms…
    mr miyaki : SCGS or MGS uniforms? which do you prefer and why?

  16. horrible…terrible…making fun of chinese high uniforms…
    mr miyaki : SCGS or MGS uniforms? which do you prefer and why?

  17. Oh dear. Loaded question from obviously an MGS girl. Lessee… I like MGS girls in SCGS uniforms. I like MGS girls to the extent that I’ve actually asked one of them to marry me. I’m still single though.

  18. Oh dear. Loaded question from obviously an MGS girl. Lessee… I like MGS girls in SCGS uniforms. I like MGS girls to the extent that I’ve actually asked one of them to marry me. I’m still single though.

  19. “anonymous” sounds like my friend of the same name from earlier comments πŸ˜›

    of course MGS uniforms look so much better!
    like i said, SCGS is lucky their uniforms are light blue and not white! hehe, also helps that they aren’t on channel 8 but channel 5 πŸ˜›

  20. “anonymous” sounds like my friend of the same name from earlier comments πŸ˜›

    of course MGS uniforms look so much better!
    like i said, SCGS is lucky their uniforms are light blue and not white! hehe, also helps that they aren’t on channel 8 but channel 5 πŸ˜›

  21. Alamak. So she’s an SCGS girl or what?
    And there’s Channel U and Channel I now too. Do MGS girls end up in the media industry? Not too sure about that. But Katong Convent girls rule CNA (quite unfortunately).
    As for the uniforms, I like SCGS uniforms for the fact they are sleeveless and therefore ‘airy’. Only thing is, the ALL the girls HAVE to shave their pits. Else it’s Orlando’s Bloom in Brad’s Pits.
    MGS uniform, now, that’s a neat thing altogether. Take off the first layer, and WTF, there’s a pinafore in there. How cool is that?

  22. Alamak. So she’s an SCGS girl or what?
    And there’s Channel U and Channel I now too. Do MGS girls end up in the media industry? Not too sure about that. But Katong Convent girls rule CNA (quite unfortunately).
    As for the uniforms, I like SCGS uniforms for the fact they are sleeveless and therefore ‘airy’. Only thing is, the ALL the girls HAVE to shave their pits. Else it’s Orlando’s Bloom in Brad’s Pits.
    MGS uniform, now, that’s a neat thing altogether. Take off the first layer, and WTF, there’s a pinafore in there. How cool is that?

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