We Singaporeans need to lighten up!
Taken from ‘Singaporeans must learn to loosen up a little’ article on Yahoo News.
In his trademark, nasal voice, he quips, “Sometimes, people will get offended and walk out of my show. At times, there could also be a bad balance of smart and not-so-smart people so even I get amused when observing their reactions from stage. But what I do is always in good fun.”
Making fun of Singaporeans comes naturally for him.
“Singaporeans are just too pampered and they complain about everything; even small trivial issues!” he said, when asked why he often mocks Singaporeans of all races, classes and gender in his shows.
Turning serious, he added: “I just wish people would take a good look at their own reflections to realise how they are acting. But I think it might take a while for people to change their mindsets.”
I often wonder if there’s a grain of truth to Kumar’s words.
After all, Singaporeans do love to complain — isn’t that how we derived our nickname as “Complaint Kings”?
Perhaps this stems from the fact that many Singaporeans are not receptive to change. Should we all just loosen up a little at times, and look on the bright side of life?
As the saying goes, “If you don’t like something, change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it.”
Original Article: http://sg.yfittopostblog.com/2010/05/20/why-i-love-to-mock-singaporeans/