In Defence of the Singaporean Man
I don’t particularly want to get into discussing issues of anatomy, since people more well-versed in Hokkien than I am can articulate their
Myth 1: The Singaporean man does not know how to groom himself
This is so totally untrue. While the Singaporean man may not wear designer clothes all the time, he does know how to dress for the occasion. I passed by a local swimming pool recently. I expected to two-piece bikinis all over the place but I was instead greeted by not one, not two but many local men all sunbathing to get tanned! (see pic) I should say that none of them had an ounce of extra fat on them.
Myth 2: Singaporean men are not chivalrous
This again is totally false. Holding doors open for women may not be our forte but we have mastered the art of waiting outside a shoe shop why the love-of-our-life tries on the gazillion shoes she would love to have in her life. This pic was taken a Wisma Atria where the local men wait patiently. We could have gone to grab a beer or play video games but nope, here we are dutifully waiting.
All in all, I don’t think Singaporean men need to worry too much about our local women eloping with angmohs. We have our strengths and the angmohs have their weaknesses. Also, we rarely hear of angmoh women complaining about their men liking exotic Asian women. Is that because there are enough men to go around? I don’t know but I think that the Singaporean man will do well by expanding his horizons beyond the shores of Sentosa.
The Singaporean women may consider the above two points irrelevant and still prefer the angmoh for other reasons. But I’m not sure she knows what she is missing :p