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S’porean man gives order name as S.A. Tan to spread Starbucks Christmas cheer

S’porean man gives order name as S.A. Tan to spread Starbucks Christmas cheer

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He wanted to see how far he can extend the Yuletide pleasantries.

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A Singaporean man wanted to see if the bustling Starbucks outlet he was in that was packed with coffee aficionados in the afternoon would go quiet for a few minutes.

This after he ordered the coffee joint’s Christmas drink served in their religious-less red cup and provided his initials as S.A. Tan.

The man who claims his name is Tan Sai Ang, said he could tell he was being judged openly: “From the looks other customers gave me, it was as if I was Satan himself.”

“Well, technically my initials does spell S-A, T-A-N. But that shouldn’t be the basis for discrimination.”

“And here I thought Singapore was a multi-religious society. Even if you don’t subscribe to Satanism, doesn’t make it less valid for its followers.”

At press time, a customer at a Starbucks outlet in town gave her name as “Monica Chng”.

 

 

 

 

 

 





Deepavali a nice reminder for S’poreans that Christmas just round the corner

Deepavali a nice reminder for S’poreans that Christmas just round the corner

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Every time Singaporeans see the Christmas decorations go up, it’s time for Deepavali.

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Singaporeans from all walks of life, who can sense latent racism in small things in life, have come out to praise shopping malls and retailers.

This after they said the upcoming Deepavali festival is a nice reminder for Singaporeans by and large that Christmas is just round the corner as Yuletide decorations have been put up by end-October.

One Singaporean, Shen Dan Jie, said: “Every time Deepavali comes around, I know it’s time for Christmas again.”

“The malls here never fail to impress me with their Christmas decorations during Deepavali.”

“This brings the meaning of cross-cultural to a whole new level.”

However, other locals said this may be culturally insensitive.

Another local, Bu Ming Gan, said: “Malls in Singapore must be more aware of racial issues.”

“For real fairness, Christmas decorations must be put up during Chinese New Year and Hari Raya as well.”

“That will then be fair.”

 

 

 

 

 

 





S’porean man orders Starbucks Christmas drink, provides name as S.A. Tan

S’porean man orders Starbucks Christmas drink, provides name as S.A. Tan

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Mood in Starbucks soured, witnesses said.

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A man in Singapore caused the bustling Starbucks outlet he was in that was packed with afternoon coffee aficionados to go quiet for a few minutes.

This after he ordered the coffee joint’s signature Christmas drink served in their religious-less red cup this year and provided his initials as S.A. Tan.

The man who claims his name is Tan Sai Ang, said he could tell he was being judged openly: “From the looks other customers gave me, it was as if I was Satan himself.”

“Well, technically my initials does spell S-A, T-A-N. But that shouldn’t be the basis for discrimination.”

“And here I thought Singapore was a multi-religious society. Even if you don’t subscribe to Satanism, doesn’t make it less valid for its followers.”

At press time, a customer at a Starbucks outlet in town gave her name as “Monica Chng”.

 

 

 

 

 











S’porean man orders Starbucks Christmas drink, gives name as S.A. Tan

S’porean man orders Starbucks Christmas drink, gives name as S.A. Tan

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Mood in Starbucks soured, witnesses said.

sa-tan-starbucks-christmas-drink

A man in Singapore caused the bustling Starbucks outlet he was in that was packed with afternoon coffee aficionados to go quiet for a few minutes.

This after he ordered the coffee joint’s signature Christmas drink served in their religious-less red cup this year and provided his initials as S.A. Tan.

The man who claims his name is Tan Sai Ang, said he could tell he was being judged openly: “From the looks other customers gave me, it was as if I was Satan himself.”

“Well, technically my initials does spell S-A, T-A-N. But that shouldn’t be the basis for discrimination.”

“And here I thought Singapore was a multi-religious society. Even if you don’t subscribe to Satanism, doesn’t make it less valid for its followers.”

At press time, a customer at a Starbucks outlet in town gave her name as “Monica Chng”.

 

 

 

 

 











AMARE petitions to stop violence against men’s wallets

AMARE petitions to stop violence against men’s wallets

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Men’s advocacy group wants Orchard Road to close down as women will buy a lot of things with Christmas nearing.

Photo stolen from here

Photo stolen from here

Local advocacy group AMARE (Association of Men for Action and Reaction) is circulating a petition to put an end to violence against men’s wallets.

This after many shopping centres in the Orchard Road strip have put up Christmas decorations in the middle of November, signalling it is wallet-raping time.

President of men’s rights group, AMARE (Association of Men for Action and Reaction), Akshun Bayday, said: “Women usually take Christmas as an excuse to buy a lot of things they don’t need, which puts unnecessary burden on men’s wallets.”

“This tradition needs to stop.”

However, men are not hopeful things will change for the better so soon.

Da Nan Ren, a local, said: “I have so many expectations to meet as a man. Work hard, climb the corporate ladder, put food on the table, start a family, go to the gym, know how to drive, be good with tools, and the list goes on.”

“And come Christmas, I still have to pay for things I don’t need.”