30 Dec '12, 4am

Kiasu-sim begets Kiasu-ism. #fb

Its the kiasu trait that runs through our veins. The aspiration is to beat others in getting a better deal. 2 Tvs can be exactly the same but if I could get it with a freebie like 2 NTUC or Takashimaya vouchers worth $50, I can claim to be a better shopper. In a way, I am savvy and I did not lose anything yet I gain more than you. Same thing with the cabin bags. I got away with 2 while you are a sucker to have yours offloaded and you have to wait at the conveyor belt. I gained time, and therefore I also got to the taxi queue faster than you. Why like that? Conditioning from streaming, PSLE etc. and since “I did not do well enough in school, academia, I will beat you at life skills.” ( anyway, earning money is far more useful then to be nice to strangers.) Anything. From disallowing you to overtake me while driving despite you indicating your intention, to beating you to se...

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