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#91 Multilingualism

Posted September 17th, 2008 by Shaun · 51 Comments

‘It’s tough being an Asian male growing up in a Western country. You’re often subjected to Asian stereotypes, and white guys tend to steal your girls a whole lot. However, you wanna know one great upside to being a Gen Y Asian in a Western country? If you keep your mouth shut and say nothing, [...]

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#87 “Lah”

Posted August 6th, 2008 by Shaun · 31 Comments

After quite a long time away, Shaun’s back with a vengeance! In the vein of Peter’s Aiya! (#80) post comes another Asian colloquialism ““ known as the ‘Lah” particle. This term ‘Lah” can most commonly be heard in South-East Asia, especially by (but not totally restricted to) Singaporeans, Malaysians and Indonesians. Having said that, people [...]

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#70 Nice Guys

Posted May 1st, 2008 by Justin · 68 Comments

To celebrate the big 7-0 post, I’m going to write about Asian Nice Guys. You know who they are … If you’re an Asian gal, then you’re probably smirking because not just a few come to mind. And guys, if you’re a nice guy by birth like me, then you’ve probably found yourself hating your [...]

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#54 False Humility

Posted April 7th, 2008 by avaliant · 17 Comments

In his Screwtape Letters, CS Lewis defines true humility as a kind of “˜self-forgetfulness’ ““ the ability to take joy in the fruit of one’s own accomplishments, but without taking any more joy than if someone else had done those same accomplishments. If false humility can be defined as the exact opposite of the above [...]

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