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S’porean man hears voices of past sex partners when he is with his current girlfriend

S’porean man hears voices of past sex partners when he is with his current girlfriend

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What they say? His willy is small?


Yale-NUS College recently announced that it will be allowing male and female students to share suites (“Male, female students in Yale-NUS can soon share suites”; April 22).

In the report, a parent, Mrs Grace Yeo, was quoted saying: “These are not teenagers but young adults. I trust my son to make responsible choices.”

I wonder if this is representative of Singapore parents today.

Based on the 2004 Global Sex Survey by Durex, the average age that Singaporean youth first have sex is 18.9 years. The survey also found that Singapore youth have an average of 5.8 sexual partners.

The average age that our youth first have sex is dangerously close to the age when students would enter Yale-NUS.

So we have to ask ourselves a fundamental question: Is it an issue to have premarital sex?

Or perhaps we think that even if our children have premarital sex, they can sort it out after marriage.

A recent report (“Recent marriages not standing the test of time”; April 7) showed that recent marriages are failing more often than in the past, and I would say that today’s generation lacks faithfulness.

How does abstaining from premarital sex help? Because when your partner can control himself before marriage, he will be able to control himself after marriage.

One may ask: Why keep your virginity when you can have fun? Because sex has the uncanny ability to create a lasting connection with another person, and the voices of your previous sex partners hovering over you when you embark on a serious relationship can be very disconcerting.

Rage and insecurity can hinder the formation of a healthy relationship and it is very lonely to be in such marriages.

Intentionally or unintentionally, Yale-NUS’ policy propagates a lifestyle that begets relational loneliness.

Chen Dewei

This is a real letter published in The Straits Times Forum on May 5, 2015.


Another real letter in The Straits Times to make you stunned like vegetable:

Silent Majority: Too much freedom in S’pore equals freedom to be raped

Yale-NUS profs to undergo further training to be Singaporeanised

Yale-NUS profs to undergo further training to be Singaporeanised

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Speaking Singlish is just one of the hallmarks of being Singaporean.

Dean of the Faculty at Yale-NUS, Professor Charles Bailyn

Dean of the Faculty at Yale-NUS, Professor Charles Bailyn

Eleven foreign academics from the United States, India and Australia — due to start work at Yale-NUS in August — have taken a crash course in speaking Singlish.

The faculty members took the class taught by a PhD student as they are trying to familiarise themselves with the local culture.

However, Singlish-speaking is widely seen as just a mere introduction to being Singaporean.

They need to further infuse themselves into the system or they’ll just come off as patronising.

Having gotten the Singlish part down pat, they can proceed with the next stage of training.

A Singaporean non-PhD student, Mai Tak Chek, said: “They need to kowtow to the PAP from now on and shut their trap when necessary, in case they say anything that resembles dissent. This, within academic circles, is known as ‘avoid doing a Cherian George.'”

For the longer term, other plans have been laid out.

One source close to the faculty but refused to be named, said: “There are plans to freeze their salaries so they match the reality of what Singaporeans face — stagnation.”

Other Singaporeans have other suggestions to make to ensure the professors get it.

A local, Tah Ba Shi, said: “They can only take the bus and train. Taxi rides are limited to twice a month.”

They will also be taught to queue up for freebies, act passive when in a social gathering and go for chalets and BBQs often, and aspire to open a blog shop selling women’s clothes, among other Singaporean things.

Yale College faculty resolution disappointing, says Tommy Koh.

Yale College faculty resolution disappointing, says Tommy Koh.

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He gives his four reasons.

Tommy Koh made floppy hair mainstream before Chen Show Mao did.

Two weeks ago, the faculty at Yale College in New Haven sat around for a few hours, put together three paragraphs and sent it out letting everybody within earshot know that they are very, very displeased about Yale-NUS coming to pass.

This very important decision-making process is known as passing a resolution, very similar to tribal meetings on Survivor, but with more haggling.

Now, Tommy Koh, a Singapore diplomat who made floppy hair mainstream before Chen Show Mao did, claims the resolution completely ignores the potential benefits of the joint venture.

Here are his four reasons.

1. Yale-NUS, contrary to all the bad vibes, is good for both universities, as well as Asia and America.

Yale-NUS, he claims, will encourage students to learn from the grand traditions of East and West.

Therefore, intellectual engagement must be conducted on the basis of equality and mutual respect.

Tommy’s precise words? “The Yale faculty resolution seems to be inconsistent with this spirit and smacks of cultural arrogance and superiority.”

2. Asia is on the rise. China is the world’s second largest economy and Japan is third.

With every passing day, America’s engagement with Asia must reflect this changing reality.

It is no longer between a superior and an inferior.

The Yale faculty should be more humble.

Therefore, America must learn that it cannot prescribe the future for other countries.

3. Singapore and America subscribe to different sets of values.

Both countries are different because of different histories and circumstances.

It is unfair for the Yale faculty to criticise Singapore for its “lack of respect for civil and political rights” without acknowledging our country is only 47 years old and a First World type of thing.

Singapore is not perfect.

So isn’t America. (Not by a very long shot, seems to be the implication.)

4. Lastly, Singapore is committed to upholding the principles of non-discrimination.

Look, we have one of the world’s most diverse populations.

Women are gaining ground on men.

There is no ethnic or religious strive.

We might not be as tolerant towards sexual minorities as in the West, but we have to progress at a pace that Singaporeans are accustomed to.

In other words, we’re working on it.

To conclude, Tommy wants to say that the Yale-NUS College will kick ass and have a strategic significance in the partnership between Asia and America in the 21st century.

This is a 60-second reduction of the original article published in The Sunday Times on April 15, 2012.