The Sinkies have arrived!
For 46 years of nation building and wealth creation, Sin City has reached the peak of its destiny as the richest people in the world. Many are well educated and rich beyond anyone’s imagination. The workers are rich, the cleaners are rich, even the beggars are rich. In the high places, the top honchos have this craze to want to employ the angmohs to work for them, to call them boss and to order them around. They walked around with the angmohs hanging all over them like an accessory statement of having made it.
In the shopping centres and other working environments, foreigners were employed in great numbers to work at lesser pay. In the home front, maids from other Asean countries and even those from China and India could be found working for the aunties and uncles in the HDB. The lower middle class uncles and aunties are living in half a million dollar public apartments and served by maids. Some of these flat dwellers even have more than one maid. The affluence is widespread and flattering.
The table is about to turn with masters becoming servants. The employers of foreigners are getting a taste of their own medicine when the foreigners are starting to usurp their roles to boss around with the locals. A Pinoy, Carlos R. Pestano III alias Kaye Pestano, who claims to be a Process Engineer with “Seagate Technology International” has posted in his blog claiming that the locals are just rotten and working under him, that he is bossing all over them. And he proudly pronounced that they are here to stay, and the locals can lump it. The veiled contempt is now in the open.
This is shocking to many Sinkies. How could a Pinoy be so arrogant and said he is here to stay without the permission of the Sinkies? And horrors, Sinkies are working under him! There is outrage in the internet with many Sinkies crying for his blood. Some even complained to Seagate and Seagate has obliged by saying that the matter is being attended to immediately. Seagate has now made an apology to Sinkies and promised disciplinary action.
This cannot hide the fact that many Sinkies are now working under foreigners, under foreign talents, even if they acquired a brand new IC. What is stunning to the Sinkies is the fact that a Pinoy could spite them and talk about them with scorn, right here in Singapore. In his postings he bragged about Sinkies working for him not in the Philippines but in Sin City, the home of Sinkies.
What else can Sinkies do? Some may want to suggest to the Sinkies to reflect on themselves like when they were called doggies. Sinkies must by now realise that the fake and meek expression and demeanor of the foreigners here harbour a strong dissent and dislike for them. No matter how they tried to appease the foreigners and inviting them to free lunch and parties, the foreigners will never like the Sinkies. They are here only for the jobs and the money. Period. There are exceptions.
When the Pinoy find it up to it to look down on Sinkies in Sin City, I must say, the Sinkies have arrived, at the lowest rung of the people of Southeast Asia, below the Pinoys. This is the real spur that is needed on their hide. Ouch, it is painful huh.