Thursday, May 04, 2006

Almost Election ... almost ...

Just listened to the TV/Radio broadcasts of the representatives from the various parties .. PAP, SDA, SDP ... and also some other highlights from the rallies ....

Some things that caught my attention:

1) PAP Wong Kan Seng said "We will be all inclusive .... We will not leave anyone behind"
Didn't we hear this from another president on the other side of the world .... erhm ... Mr Bush from USA? ... And man, did he leave anyone behind? :P .....

2) WP - I think it was Low Thia Khiang or James Gomez himself .. who called the PAP "Flip flops" ....
Now .. didn't we hear this from somewhere else before too? ... The recent US election when Mr Bush was accusing his opponent Mr Kerry of being a flip flop??

Are the singaporean politicians taking their cues from the US politics? .... talk about "be hip, original, be creative" .... :P
And if our politicians are heading in any of the direction of the Bush Administration .... man i can't imagine ...

3) What the fuck ... none of the party reps and leaders from ANY parties can SPEAK GOOD MANDARIN. Screw the Speak Good English Campaign, work on the SPEAK GOOOD MANDARIN campaign. What "Chinese Cool!" shit ??? They better think of better ways to entice people to improve their Mandarin. And hello Mr PM Lee?? What was the "best is yet to come??" ... I have yet to see anything coming but bad Mandarin on our Mandarin only Television .... They may as well be speaking in Hokkien if it helps them to speak more smoothly, quickly and just bloody slap some subtitles on it ....

2 comments:

Eucharist said...

Too bad I didn't attend any rallies, but my friend who attended most of the rallies, said the opposition was cr*p, anything to say about that? were they really cr*p?

Yee-Wei Chai said...

It's a pity you did not attend any rallies ... You should have attended and make the judgement for yourself ...

The opposition was not crap .. the issues they raised were valid and if anything, you should attend the rallies just to listen to the rebuttals, as most of the time, the PAP hog the headlines with accusations with little coverage for the opposition to rebuke. With the little representation of the opposition in the media, you shouldn't assume everything the PAP claims to be true.

However, one thing I think the oppositions could improve on, is the way they do their speeches and presentations. They should go for classes to make them look more "pro" :) . Though admittedly, they had improved over the years. And you would have to see beyond the mediocre language skills and see the content of the speeches to judge their worthiness. One of PAP's strengths is in the way their market and present their image. Though it may start to linger on the edge of over "slickness" and and thus loses that sense of being heartland.