t Double Yellow's Musings: Beware of the China Woman
The warped mind of Double Yellow craves for humor everyday. His daily dose comes from The Straits Times, The Sunday Times, Today, Channelnewsasia, etc. He also thinks that because of this preamble, this blog will never get featured in the local media. And of course, please read the Disclaimer before embarking on the journey.

Sunday, May 08, 2005

Beware of the China Woman

There seems to be a lot of in-house competition in the Singapore media. The Sunday Times is taking on The New Paper head on. Last week, The Sunday Times featured Exotic Dancing at the CCs and this time it is the Wicked China Wife.

I think this week’s main story (see The Sunday Times, “Beware of my wicked wife”, 8 May 2005, p.3) is about how a woman from China cheated her Singaporean husband of $100,000. It is written for the sole purpose of scaring people away from the ‘China woman’. Isn’t it funny how the report conjures a picture of women from China as scheming and bent on relieving you of your hard-earned wealth? If even for a moment you think (and I am sure that you don’t) that men/women from other countries would never cheat their spouses of their entire family savings….then God help you.

C’mon Sunday Times….tell us, is this case any special? Does it really matter whether the wife was from China, Batam or Latin America? Please……grow up.


Blogger Heavenly Sword said...

Yeah, I agree, we cannot generalize about women from China. Some who have certain views about China and/or Chinese people(or Chinese women specifically) have never been to China before and do not personally know anyone from China...I have some friends from China (maybe about 3 guys 7 ladies - living in China or elsewhere now), and they are very nice people!

By the way, your blog has so many great articles on timely topics! :)

6:50 PM  
Blogger doubleyellow said...

yeah heavenly sword, even i hv a few PRC friends and they are all very nice...the local media here has created a stereotype abt them. Sadly, the perception on the street is that ppl fm china are either...

- conmen
- study mamas
- prostitutes
- marry 'innocent' Singaporeans for their money
- dun take bath everyday
- talk very loudly

hopefully, such a perception does not get entrenched.

and thanx for your comment on my blog - much appreciated and do keep reading, commenting :)

7:34 PM  

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