Generation Y PMET’s reaction to NDP speech: “I rather be a second class migrant abroad, at least I have a job and minimum wage.”
How are you doing?
Today I met up with a young new friend. She is only 22 years old.
I accompanied her to a church service, I know she needs someone.
I am happy that I have done something nice and made her day.
The funny thing is I am undergoing a bit of depression like her.
And I am glad that my sharing has made her feel better.
I really feel happy when I make someone happy. This is the sort of work I like to do, but first I must help myself.
I am not lost or anything. I am clear on what I want, but it is the environment here that makes me feel so unhappy.
If you are not happy with your home, how can you do other things?
Yes call me a quitter or anything, I am sick of listening to the govenment.
Did you listen to the rally speech today?
If the government cannot fix things, why do we need them? PM Lee said it takes two ways, dont rely 100 percent on the government.
In the first place, I am pondering when did we ever rely on them?
And why do they mention a Vietnamese into the speech – about how she managed to go through struggles picking up new cuture, learning English etc. This is totally irrelevant…
And no apologies or whatsoever from PM Lee about the influx of foreigners that makes us unhappy, and indirectly he seems to be putting the blame to technology, blogging etc.
How can the foreigners be more than 50 percent of our population here?
Honestly, I will challenge him. A mistake made is a mistake made, and please own up and fix them. Stop saying us Singaporeans being ungracious.
Look at the Aussies, the European countries, I think we are already very tolerant.
Sorry to voice up here with you, I doubt I will like my country. I rather suffer overseas.
Since young, I have never feel happy living here.
Having lived in Australia and Dubai, I appreciated my life even as a second class migrant, at least I have a job and minimum wage.
What else can I complaint, and I cannot compare myself with the Aussies or the Arabs. They have their rights in their own countries.
Also I like to tell the government, there is no way I can respect you at all if you dont feel for the people.
What do you mean that we cannot rely 100 percent from you ( when he said that in Hokkien, dont expect bao ka liao).
And please dont assume the foreigners are faithful here with us.
Vietnamese will be a Vietnamese! Koreans be Koreans. Australians be Aussies.
And us Singaporeans will be Singaporeans even if we have migrated.
I have many PR or even new citizen friends, when I asked them do they feel like a Singaporean, they said no – they feel like a foreigner still.
And I asked why do you take up a citizenship? They told me that its easier to find work, buy properties etc then migrate again to Australia using Singapore passport.
What is our government up to?
Thanks Gilbert for listening. And I hope to see you soon.