Alvin Tan is a good example to showcase to Yale

The liberalism and freedom of expression exhibited by Alvin Tan must surely be a pleasant surprise to many in Sin. It is a great buzz that we are expecting and not coming. Now Alvin has delivered. We can now showcase him to Yale University that Sin is more liberal than America and our students are free to express their opinions and even hold very strong views against the govt. The freedom of expression includes whatever they do in the bedroom. And nothing will happen to them. Where got censorship or prudish discipline enforced by autocratic regime? So stop making false accusation that Sin and NUS are very restrictive and very stifling to the free spirits that Yale is famous for.

NUS must retain Alvin as a mascot, even if he pissed everyone in the govt and NUS, telling them that he did not want to practice law after graduation. Nevermind if another more deserving student could have benefitted if the place was not given to Alvin. Nevermind if a lot of money has been spent on him that could be given to a needy child of another citizen.

Think like Alvin, honest, frank and upfront, that he would apologise to NUS because of the money. We can’t find such honesty here anymore. And Alvin has put NUS in the world stage, giving it free and cheap publicity without having to pay another cent. Alvin is great value, and worth every cent spent on him. Please keep him in NUS. He is a role model for our students. A really talented foreign student. Only drawback is that he does not want to stay and work in Sin. He could even be ministerial material, pragmatic, money minded, flexible if it is to his advantage.

Now I fear that we may lose him and got nothing to show to Yale.


Anonymous said...

I think if we promised him the multi million dollars ministerial position, I am aure he will reconsider

Anonymous said...

I think they can showcase to PAP cos they both are equally thick skin and black heart. I do not think Yale is about black heart, thick skin maybe.

Anonymous said...

I think Shit Times headlines on page D9 on Saturday, 20 Oct 2012 says it best about Alvin Tan and Singaporeans:

"One Man's Giant Leap Gives Many The Courage To Dare"

And the quote inside the article is equally great:

"What we get from this adventure is just sheer joy. And joy is, after all, the end of life.
We do not live to eat and make money. We eat and make money to be able to live. That is what life means and what life is for."
George Mallory, mountaineer.

Chua Chin Leng aka redbean said...

Many undergraduates would be looking up to Alvin as their role model and may try to copy what he did to gain some instant fame.

Sin City is happening. And if a minister were to say this is the way to go, you can bet it would be the way to go.

Anonymous said...

You got to give it to him for his bravado, for speaking and performing his mind without fear.
How many of ours are prepare to risk all and and not conforming like him???
If some of ours could ditch the
3k traits (kiasu, kiasee, kiabo)
then its a start

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