1 day ago
Uncle: And so you have kids.
Me: Yes, I have two kids, a boy and a girl
Uncle: That's good, do you have plans to have another?
Me: No, I have already a handful
Uncle: Yeah, and it's expensive here to raise kids. Are you from the Philippines?
Me: Yes, I am. Have you been in the Philippines?
Uncle: Yes, when I was young. My company send me there for some work. I have been to Manila and Cubao.
Me: Really, so how do you find my country?
Uncle: That was long tome ago. But I found you're country nice and people are warm and pleasant.
Me: Thanks uncle for the compliment.
Uncle: How long have you been here?
Me: Two years already uncle.
Uncle: So you're PR already?
Me: Yes we are PR now.
Uncle: How do you find my country?
Me: I like you're country. The moment I set foot on it. I begun to like and until now I like it. It's good and you're government is good. I envy you because you have a reputable leaders and effective system. Compared to my home country.
Uncle: Yes, that’s what we are proud of. You know Filipinos and other foreigner here in Singapore has a great advantage. Why because when you decide to go back to your home country you have a land to take care of. For us, we only have HDB. We don’t have any land. Good thing our government is working on bilateral ties with Malaysia acquiring land there.
(a moment of silence)
Uncle: So how do you see your new prime minister? (pertaining to NoyNoy Aquino)
Me: For me, he is just okay. Not a seasoned politician. I’m a bit hesitant about him since he is young and lack of experience.
Uncle: He is young? He is in his 40’s right? For me he should be able to carry on. Because he should live and lead like his father and mother. He should live with his name. Just like our Prime Minister, he should follow the footsteps of his parents. Why not give him a chance first before you judge. Give him time to do his thing, a year or two then we see if there were improvements. He is not corrupt right compared with the outgoing.
Me: Yes he doesn’t have any corruption issue.
Uncle: Then it’s a good start to lead a nation.
Me: Yes uncle. That’s a good thought. Thank you uncle. I need to alight now.
Uncle: Okay. Nice talking to you.
Me: Same here uncle. Thank you. Have a nice night!