Saturday, June 05, 2004

Saturday Reviewed

Listening to: Hot Stuff - ROLLING STONES - Jump Back- The Best Of The Rolling Stones
A brief entry before I crash, exhausted. At work today at the school which was formerly the SCGS, three things: 1. The road outside was chockers with star-struck fans, who were lining up to obtain Jolin Tsai's autograph. Who the hell is Jolin Tsai? Exactly. 2. A group of old SCGS girls were having a school reunion at their old campus, wearing their old school uniforms! I walked up, lugging some gymnastics gear, and saw several figures in SCGS uniforms, which, when I was a schoolboy, we thought to be the nicest (most revealing lah) girls' uniform around. I walked closer and slid my glasses onto my face and saw that in those uniforms were women whose right to wear those uniforms in a decent manner had long since been revoked. I can't quite describe it now, apart from my sequence of thoughts which ran thus: "wow, SCGS uniforms.... girls.... WHOA! JEEZUS! Ol' ladiez in SCGS uniforms! That ain't right!" 3. I went down the road to the Old Chang Kee curry puff and miscellany kiosk to buy a coupla puffs and skewered squid balls (ouch), and this girl, maybe in her twenties and part of the autograph hunting crowd popped right in front of me in the queue and brazenly just ordered a coupla puffs for herself. I am still feeling glad I shouted loud enough at her for her to jump out of her skin, mutter "wah lao, xia shi wo (wah lao, scare me to death)" and take her rightful place at the end of the queue. At home after work, I spied a copy of today's The New Paper, on the front page of which featured a snippet of a story about a WW2 airman who fought in the D-Day campaign, bailed out, got captured and escaped his German captors. Why is this unusual? He was the only Straits-born Chinese (a.k.a. Singaporean Chinese) to be a flight lieutenant in the RAF. Pretty brief, the story (but then The New Paper is like that, you know?) I did find more stuff on this story, and I'm sure the Chinese papers did a better job with it. I'd be more certain if only I could read. Addendum: I just remembered another Straits-born Chinese (well, half-Chinese) who was in the RAF. Thanks to my endless obsession with rugby: Rory Underwood (Girls, you will like him. Only he, like all rugby players, has no neck) was England's most capped rugby winger (1984-1996) and record try-scorer (49). He was born in Ipoh, Malaysia, to an RAF officer and his Malaysian Chinese wife, who, as winger Rory's mother, was discovered in a survey to be the most recognisable face in English rugby, given her very animated responses, captured on television, to her son's famous exploits at Twickenham. She was later to appear in a television commercial for Pizza Hut, which featured her tackling her son's rugby opponent (Jonah Lomu) and pizza thief/bully so that her son could have some Super Supreme. OK, I'm digressing, aren't I?


Blogger PP said...

I dislike Jolin Tsai - too skinny and can't sing!

6/06/2004 07:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

alt: they r trying to make hr like ayumi hamasaki! omg! not in a million years Jolin can have Ayumi's screen presence! she looks uncomfortable enough in her own skin even! omg!

6/06/2004 11:00:00 AM  
Blogger Mr Miyagi said...

I know she can't sing. I got a free CD from a radio DJ friend a coupla years back. But she's got nice big eyes though.

6/07/2004 12:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey hey...just happened to chance upon ur blogs. was fr SCGS and once an SC girl, forever an SC girl ;P

6/10/2004 05:17:00 PM  
Blogger Mr Miyagi said...

I happen to like SCGS girls. Three ex-girlfriends and half a dozen crushes attest to that.

6/10/2004 05:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCGS rocks...always! :P
you have good taste in women ;P

6/11/2004 12:39:00 PM  
Blogger cokecat said...

haha...miss anonymous...i reckon you would still look hot in an scgs uniform :P
unless you're 25!

6/11/2004 12:41:00 PM  
Blogger cokecat said...

actually, i know of a friend that was there!
lol...she flew all the way back to singapore from perth to attend that reunion thing
J. Yeo!
i will point her to your site :)

6/11/2004 12:45:00 PM  
Blogger Mr Miyagi said...

She went to the old SCGS or the new school? Not that it matters, except she might take offence at my dig on the OLD SCGS girls.
Some consider it fait accompli if you're an ACS boy, to date an SCGS girl, marry her, have kids, send the kids to ACS and SCGS to perpetuate the cycle.
I haven't gone past the dating bit yet. Bit slow.

6/11/2004 12:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

cokie is the typical acsian (minus the snob). haha, think cokie's dad was an acsian and mom an scgsian. what a perfect match. end product - cokie (bummer!). :P

6/11/2004 01:44:00 PM  
Blogger Mr Miyagi said...

I think almost every ACSian is minus the snob. Good that the public perceives the snob bit though. What to do? Inferiority (RI/RJC) complex.

6/11/2004 02:02:00 PM  
Blogger cokecat said... mum wasn't from SCGS lah :P
and yeah, i don't think acsians are snobs...just that some others make them out to be
with the attention in the past, more power to us!

6/12/2004 09:54:00 PM  
Blogger Mr Miyagi said...

Power what power? ACS boys are supposed to pretend it doesn't mean a thing. Infuriates others even more. Learn from the masters of ACS in the 80s - "Don't know, don't care" should be the motto. People laugh that you don't know Chinese? Don't know, don't care. You're weird? Don't know, don't care. - see this blog for an example.

6/12/2004 10:38:00 PM  
Blogger cokecat said...

sorry...stuff in a velvet glove then :)

as for chinese, that's what the helicopters over at huazhong are for

and chinese high too :P
with their tacky khaki shorts and shiny button'ed shirts

haven't been back for a while though, so hope for their sake the uniform has been changed

6/15/2004 11:35:00 AM  
Blogger Mr Miyagi said...

Not changed. Buttons still there. The Nanyang girls think they're sexy though. "Mind if I press your helicopter buttons?"... Hahahaha.

6/15/2004 11:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

horrible...terrible...making fun of chinese high uniforms...
mr miyaki : SCGS or MGS uniforms? which do you prefer and why?

6/15/2004 05:55:00 PM  
Blogger Mr Miyagi said...

Oh dear. Loaded question from obviously an MGS girl. Lessee... I like MGS girls in SCGS uniforms. I like MGS girls to the extent that I've actually asked one of them to marry me. I'm still single though.

6/16/2004 01:54:00 AM  
Blogger cokecat said...

"anonymous" sounds like my friend of the same name from earlier comments :P

of course MGS uniforms look so much better!
like i said, SCGS is lucky their uniforms are light blue and not white! hehe, also helps that they aren't on channel 8 but channel 5 :P

6/16/2004 02:42:00 AM  
Blogger Mr Miyagi said...

Alamak. So she's an SCGS girl or what?
And there's Channel U and Channel I now too. Do MGS girls end up in the media industry? Not too sure about that. But Katong Convent girls rule CNA (quite unfortunately).
As for the uniforms, I like SCGS uniforms for the fact they are sleeveless and therefore 'airy'. Only thing is, the ALL the girls HAVE to shave their pits. Else it's Orlando's Bloom in Brad's Pits.
MGS uniform, now, that's a neat thing altogether. Take off the first layer, and WTF, there's a pinafore in there. How cool is that?

6/16/2004 02:51:00 AM  

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