Saturday, March 13, 2010

Singapore Sex

The news these days is centred on the juicy news of Sex!

We have heard of the shocking news of how some young Singapore girls actually sell their bodies for monies and men looking for their preys in chat rooms.

We have also heard of how some Singapore men, especially the affluent ones have mistresses in China and visit these China girls often, showering them with monies and purchases.

It is also not uncommon to know Singapore men going to overseas places such as Batam and Thailand red light districts for easy and cheap sex.

An as adolescents, it can also be common for Singapore young boys to watch some uncensored adult movies, especially so at this age when internet is so commonplace and videos featuring Japanese sex always catch the imagination of these young boys.

When the aforementioned incidents happen, they may be known to only one person, the perpetuator and his partner(s), or it can be known to many others, e.g. with close friends etc or when it is known to the perpetuators’ loved ones, these incidents immediately become painful incidents.

But this week, while there may still be a lot of “going-ons” unknown to a large part of the society as what I have mentioned: internet chatroom sex, rich men having mistress, men going to red light districts and young curious boys watching some adult movies, and only a few handful know of what is going on in each of these incidents, the whole Singapore and possibly many others in the region now come to know of Jack Neo’s sex scandal.

Being a director of many award-winning movies, Jack Neo, has shot films advocating good moral values, hence it came across to Singaporeans as a rude shock as one by one, women from beautiful ladies to aunties, across the spectrum of 20s to 40s, in the number of 10s, came out to tell the press what Jack has done to them from having sex to some form of sexual harassment. The latest news at this writing is that even a transsexual has stepped forward to share his(or her) story!

No doubt, Jack has cobbled up a fast press interview with his wife to issue a public apology and statement, but that was done quick but that even made matters worse as the media viewed his apology as being unsincere.

I do not really pity Jack Neo as he has “reaped what he has sowed”. I pitied Jack Neo’s wife as being a loyal wife who has always given good moral support and love to Jack’s family, she has to suffer all the philandering that Jack Neo has done. It was reported that Jack’s wife has known of Jack’s affair for close to a year but just that she has turned a blind eye all for the sake of her family.

Can you imagine how much hurt Jack Neo’s wife has gone through? I think Jack should not have ‘dragged’ his wife along to the press conference to make her withstand the intense public and media scrutiny which caused her to faint during the conference. Jack should have carried out the conference himself and at most his wife could be in the audience to lend support to him.

Pity too are Jack Neo’s children! Jack has a child who is just 3 to 4 years younger than the ladies Jack Neo has an affair with. Imagine what his child could think of his father having affairs with a person who can easily be the child’s friend in terms of age!

Jack Neo has been ‘conferred’ the “Tiger Woods of Singapore” for his philandering deeds. It is ironical that out of the many films that Jack Neo has directed, this is the real big blockbuster of his life! But unfortunately, he is no Director, he plays the protagonist with his family, the girls he has affairs with, his cast and Singaporeans, the audience.

Just as Jack Neo, each of us is like an actor in our daily lives. The script is really dependent on us. We have a choice on how we want to live our own lives. As William Shakespeare said:

“All the world's a stage,

And all the men and women merely players.
They have their exits and their entrances;
And one man in his time plays many parts... "

William Shakespeare, "As You Like It", Act 2 scene 7Greatest English dramatist & poet (1564 - 1616)

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