Led by the Blind Part 1
Gahmen hype are like pimples. You pop one and another two grows to take its place overnight. And like popping pimples, its ugly and its painful, it leaves a scar but you can’t help doing it because it feels damn good. Just the other day, Today came out with an article popping the whole “life science pimple”- calling it The Life Sciences Conundrum. That’s a nice way of calling it, in laymen’s term, its called the life sciences con job. Here’s a brief excerpt-
“IN 2002, when Singapore universities had barely begun producing their own life sciences graduates, Mr Philip Yeo, chairman of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*Star), famously rattled those undergraduates when he said that they would only be qualified to wash test tubes.
But four years on, armed with their Bachelor’s degree, some of these graduates are learning the truth of his words the hard way. Many from the first cohort have ended up in junior research positions or manufacturing and sales jobs in the industry, positions that do not require a life sciences degree. Others find themselves completely out of the field.”
I don’t know what is worse, finding out that you’ve been had or that Philip Yeo is right. Anyway like the IT graduates that came before them and the civil engineering graduates that came before the IT graduates, the life sciences graduates are finding out the hard truth- that when you put blind faith into the PAP gahmen, eventually it comes around and bites you hard on the ass.
Despite the painfully obvious, studies have shown that 66.6 percent of the singaporean population will open up their mouths and stomach as much shit as the PAP can shovel into their mouths. It never ceases to amaze me how people will let a bunch of buffoons and shitty propaganda from the Straits Times run their lives. Hell, if some idiot minister says tomorrow singapore needs to develop a prostitution industry to support the casinoes, people will actually buy it hook, line and sinker. Polys will start offering diplomas in prostitution and parents will actually entice or coerce their hapless children into taking up the courses because gahmen says prostitution is the next big thing and that the industry will create 50,000 new jobs, contribute 100 gazillion into the economy and that giving blowjobs will enable singapore to withstand competition from China. Laugh if you want, but you know that’s what will happen.
For goodness sake Mah Bow Tan needed $400,000 to rename Marina Bay as Marina Bay, Goh Chok Tong once boldy claimed singapore will qualify for the World Cup in 2010, Vivian Balakrishnan warned that bartop dancing will cause bloodshed and some other idiot (I forgot who) eats his mee siam with hum and you actually let these people tell you how to run your lives?
Anyway stick around for part 2 as I will attempt to pop the whole animation/ digital media/ gaming pimple for the 2 person that actually reads this blog.