My friend who travels a lot to far flung places often complains that we’re very parochial, us Singaporeans. We don’t know what’s going on in the world around us, outside of Singapore, she says.
Remember ASEAN? That grouping of how many nations now? Neh, the ones that gave us the Tiger Cup and the SEA Games? Apparently the next ASEAN summit is round the corner, and they might kick Burma out of the Tiger Cup or something because of family problems. See? We know something! Besides, other people got problems, don’t disturb them lah!
We’d much rather be talking about more immediate issues closer to home. We own our own issues, y’know? Like primary school shorts and how to say toilet paper in Mandarin. Important stuff, all:
Don’t need to look any further if your world has things like this