It took me quite a while to realise that I am actually really stupid. But what's severely overdue is realising that there are so many people who are worse off, and now that I do, it's annoying the shit out of me.
Unfortunately I can't name a lot of examples because they're quite specific in most of these stories. But sometimes when I talk to certain people who try to come off as smart, I can't help but to only deduce that they are either (a) stupid or (b) plain stupid.
Like people who speak in phoney accents. I hate it. Stop acting like you're so "worldly" and "cosmopolitan" when half your life was spent talking to the hawker centre auntie about how you like your Hokkien mee wet and moist. And just because you happened to *be born* in the States doesn't mean you *grew up in* or *was from* the States. It just means your parents didn't know how to plan their holidays. So change your Facebook bio.
Granted, our Singaporean accent doesn't exactly sound that cultured, and if I could, I wouldn't want to speak in a full-blown Singaporean accent overseas. But embarrassment forms only half of the equation. The other half is the fact that it's much easier to get around that way. Therefore, Singaporeans who fake accents when they're in Singapore are really incredibly stupid and pretentious. "I would like to have a bowl of laksa without the cockles to have here." (Not a specific example, but there have been similar instances I've witnessed) Sweet Jesus Christ, get over yourself and stop being a weirdo.
And then there are annoying, well-read people. I am not very well-read. I like to read books, especially The Three Little Pigs, but I've never been interested in deeply intellectual and philosophical literature like Shakespeare or, I don't know, Mr Midnight.
But some of the people who do appreciate such works (who I truly admire their ability to) seem to also look at themselves as people who perpetually have something stuffed up their ass while sitting on imaginary high horses. "Oh, you lowly peasants." And they think their well-read-ness = them knowing all about life. I've come to realise that knowledge, especially for most life skills, can hardly be learnt from books. A few profound books does not a smart person make. There are some incredibly well-read people in my life who end up being quite the dumbass, and these are the very people who've made me realise that perhaps I shouldn't be so quick to look up to these people after all. Can afford to buy books but cannot buy class. Bye.
People who pass off others' judgments for their own. Take this story for example. Feature Writing semester. Our lecturer found 8 DAYS as a publication repulsive, has trashy content, and has shitty layouts, and that we shouldn't base our projects based on that publication. I personally love it, as evident by how I've been reading it since Sec 3.
But based on this one opinion, about 80% of MCM students magically carried the same opinion literally overnight, and $10 these bitches don't even know what they're talking about because they've never even bothered to read the magazine. I bet another $10 that these people don't know that you can buy 5 issues with that $10. Hello, don't knock it till you've tried it? It's just like how everybody assumes FHM is a porn magazine. I think FHM is actually a really interesting magazine if you bother to actually flip through it! It's just like any other lifestyle magazine, just catered towards men, but some people are really just stupid to pass off judgments based on appearance. Unless what you're judging is a balut, which in that case... yes, some pretty nasty shit.
At least say "I've heard that..." or "This person said to me..." but don't pass off statements sweepingly as your own because when you start getting questioned and end up not knowing your shit, obviously no one's going to take you seriously?!
Ok, rant over. Internship's been making me extremely cranky because the air is so dry. The skin on my face is flaking off faster than a KFC egg tart, and no amount of moisturiser seems to be saving it. Lord have mercy on my face!!!!!!! It's the only asset that's going to get me the money and the boys in future, at least from waist up.