Tuesday, September 05, 2006

The perennial question for oversea Sg students

Will you stay overseas or return home?

from: Kevin

My take here. Also read loiseaurebelle's entry.

Additional thoughts not already mentioned explicitly earlier:

Reasons to stay overseas
1. Pay/Salary
2. Freedom from family control

3. NS

Reasons to return to Sg
1. Missing family
2. Availability of nubile, Singlish-speaking Chinese girls chiobus

Unfortunately, being Singaporeans, when you tell them you study in America - They only expect to hear the likes of HYPSM. Otherwise, you must be the type who head overseas because "you cannot make it to the local universities one".

Not just the laypersons, but ones who have tertiary education. And they include people in senior positions in HR who can make decisions on your job application.


ivan said...

haha.. i love your new header...

-ben said...

I will never trade my undergrad experience in America with one at NUS/NTU. The freedom-and thus, complexity--here is much greater; and so is the range of experiences (and we do learn from experience, don't we?).

Kevin said...

takchek: You make it sounds damn sad. Going back for Singlish chio-bu? WHY!?! :P

littlecartnoodles said...

Chio-bus are great, but it's very important that they can switch between Singlish and proper English when the social settings require it.

But the American-born Chinese, Korean and Japanese ladies are so FINE !!!

spangled.trojan said...

oh gosh! i so totally love your blog! it makes so total sense to a singaporean studying overseas. i 100% agree. the worst part comes when you get home and people go "so you've been having fun in US huh! you know, we're dying here in singapore! you're so lucky, you're like so free all day!" oh PLEASE, we STUDY too! and i agree with ben, i'd never trade my experience here in the states for NUS/NTU. it's the whole new exposure that counts!

-ben said...

"I would rather try to persuade a man to go along, because once I have persuaded him he will stick. If I scare him, he will stay just as long as he is scared, and then he is gone" (Dwight D. Eisenhower).

So much for a certain sunny tropical island city state's plagiarized (it was originally used by the US Army) publicity campaign for its military: "An Army of One." With the way they treat their citizens, methinks when a push comes to a shove, "An Army of None" is more accurate.