11/25/2012

Catching spiders, flying kites and PSLE





While many oldies reminisce daily about the good old days of catching spiders, flying kites and 5 stones, as if these were the greatest things to happen in their lives, and wanting the young of today to share their wonderful amusements of the past, do the young really appreciate or want to appreciate these primitive distractions of days of poverty? Would they care a dime or want to spend a second to ponder what the excitement was about?

What is really in their mind, what is really exciting to them is beyond the grips of the oldies. Their fantasies and passions today are things that were out of this world in the times of the babyboomers, unheard of then and still alien to many of them today. In their lips, in their sleeps, it is things like BoA, EXO K and M, TVXQ, and Shinee. Now what’s that? Not a clue.

These are the young sensations from Korea, the K pop generations. They are in town to perform live at the floating platform in Marina Bay. The young have been queuing 2 fortnights in advance for a front row seat costing many times more than a kite.

These young performers are earning real good money that comes with fame and a big following of fans. They are celebrities in their own right while in their 20s and could be making more money than our scholars. Who cares about PSLE? What is PSLE? Not that they did badly in their school days, but PSLE is almost irrelevant in their success.

Our young are only there to be spectators to their success, to pay to watch them, probably because of PSLE. They have no time, no passion for anything except PSLE while these entertainers are having a ball of a time, travelling the world, wowing their little innocent fans that probably have a few sheets of model answer papers in their bags while at the concert. And in their spare time the Sinkie young were enticed to visit the museums to admire the good old days of their parents, how great a time they had with little beads of seeds, match boxes to hold spiders, catapults, and what primitive little toys.

Why are our young so imprisoned in a small and uncreative world of books and PSLE and ancient toys and not aspiring to be world beaters on their own, to be provocatively creative and exploring the new frontiers like Gangnam or K Pops? If the young Koreans can do it and be such an international success without PSLE, why the obsession for that piece of paper as the end all of living happily and having a good time?

Would our little ones be inspired to new challenges and not be bounded or trapped by the PSLE forever, and complaining about stress that is not worth it? I would suggest that all the parents bring their young to the Marina Bay and see a different facet of life, of living life, of creating something new beyond old mindsets and be emancipated, and to set their young free on a course of discovery and finding new meaning in life.

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

Does our PAP system of government require constant "sacrifice" from citizens to subsidize their policies?
e.g.
National Service?
HDB flats since it's a monopoly?

Teo ... What do YOU think?

Matilah_Singapura said...

Get fucking real lah.Life is much better now than it was before. Young people are wealthier because the whoe society is wealthier. iPods, X-Boxes, iPads, and Segways beat the shit out of kuti-kuti, chateks, fighting spiders. Even today's kites are anyday more "garang" than the piss-sey shitty kites that we had...rubbish that use to tear all the time.

Anonymous said...

Young people and family also have more debts. Is that better? People should spend more time with the nature instead of K pop or gadgets that will damage the hearing, sight and soul. THats one of the reasons why Singaporeans cannot feel anymore.

Anonymous said...

Matilah, you never have anything good to post on every post made by red bean. You got nothing better to do is it?
Go back to your screwing lar knn

Matilah_Singapura said...

@anon 554:

Relac lah, you foul-mouthed mother-licker...y9u must understand redbean. He is a crafty fucker. Sometimes he writes to evoke a "spike" of emotion in the reader...like reverse psychology lah.

Now, please reverse your mum and bang her ka-chng? ;-)

Anonymous said...

Matilah, I not like u lar banging your own mother and sisters. I only want to bang outsiders like them lor. Knn

Anonymous said...

Matilah please keep your incest private please. This is a respectable site

Anonymous said...

Matilah needs attention. Remember, bi polar. He would not be allowed to practise if he is a lawyer.

Matilah_Singapura said...

Don't talk nonsense. A respectable site would never allow a pussy-hound like me to post. A respectable site wouldn't allow assholes like you to read my shit. So fuck you and every member of your knuckle-dragging, mouth-breathing in-bred families ;-)

This place is a a pace where everyone talks nonsense. I'm fucking amazed so many morons take it seriously. As if posting here will somehow "change the world". It won't.

Got reality?

Chua Chin Leng aka redbean said...

I choose to disagree. Not everyone is talking nonsense like you when you are high on drugs or suffering from your sickness: )

I bet you don't even know yourself that you are schizo!

How respectable this site is is measured by the good bloggers here and not by YOU!

Do you know why I responded to you at times and at times totally ignored you? You don't cause you can't tell when you are mad and when you are sane.

I advise bloggers here to stay away from you when you are not your normal self. Take care mate, your sickness is getting worst. You really need help: )

Anonymous said...

Agree with you RB. A drunk would not know he is drunk. I psycho would not know either.

MS, you are sick you know.

Anonymous said...

Ms please seek help, may god be with your lost soul, please note that incest is not healthy nor desirable

Anonymous said...

Ms please seek help, may god be with your lost soul, please note that incest is not healthy nor desirable

Anonymous said...

Matilah, I understand u reside in Australia, I spent many years there too and I can also confirm for other readers that though it is a more liberal society, incest is definitely not an acceptable behavior there too

Anonymous said...

I support red bean comment, please stay away from the site unless you have something better to post

Anonymous said...

Matilah, I can only say this to you ...knn shut your mouth

Anonymous said...

Matilah haha loser

Matilah_Singapura said...
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Matilah_Singapura said...

WOW! So much hatred. And so many fuckers playing "doctor". But anyway folks, thanks for all the attention.

No wonder your cuntree is fucked. It is clearly evident that you and your fucked-heads are to blame. The best you cunts can muster after running out of points is to resort to name-calling. To those who understand the intricacies of debate, argument and discourse, this mode of behaviour of the emotionalyy-challenged is known as The Ad Hominem Fallacy

THANK FUCK I treat Singapore as a hotel. ;-) and thank fuck again that there are plenty of foreigners to socialise with, so I can avoid the "negative spirits" of the local assholes :-)

Anonymous said...

Matilah, get real. U think you open your ass for the foreigner is a privilege? Please lar don't degrade yourself further you mother fucker asshole

Anonymous said...

Mati please don't dirty red bean blog, get the fuck out of here. Knn

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