They say it’s the thought that counts. You shouldn’t judge a gift by the amount of money spent on it, but the sincerity and thought behind the gesture. After all, not everybody can afford an expensive gift.
But surely there are different levels of sincerity? While you may not be able to afford an expensive gift, you could easily take the time and effort to make a homemade gift. It would be politically correct to say that all gifts are meaningful to you, but doesn’t it undermine the sincerity of a gift thoughtfully made when it is equalled to a gift simply bought off the store?
Then again is a bought gift less sincere than a homemade gift? After all there are people who do take the time and effort to find the perfect gift from the mall.
Personally, feel like we should appreciate a gift by the effort taken by the presenter to obtain the gift. But in that case, it would seem like am undermining the presenter for judging his sincerity through his choice of gift, wouldn’t it?
Perhaps that old saying it’s the thought that counts has some truth and logic in it after all!
Radio commercial: Male game-show host-like voice asks something like Where is Singapore from Kuala Lumpur – north or south? (Answer: South) Bimbotic female voice replies Errr, north ah?
Whole point of that sexist intro? To promote a Visit Singapore campaign. Something about how a Singapore kit would help you with a lot of things, but not get you a sense of direction.
Ending: bimbotic voice defensively says My husband lah, never let me drive!
WHAT THE FUCK HAS YOUR HUSBAND ALLOWING YOU TO DRIVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH YOUR BLEEDING MORONIC SENSE OF DIRECTION?! AND WHY DOES YOUR HUSBAND NOT “LET” YOU DRIVE?! ARE YOU HIS PET DOG???
Just that one sentence reflects how this ad views women – as people who don’t admit their shortcomings, and who allow themselves to be controlled by their spouses. Fucked up lah, FUCKED UP! Don’t even get started on how the fucking ad chooses to portray women as being so idiotic as to not know a simple question like the direction to Singapore from Kuala Lumpur.
To want to provoke a reaction from your ad is one thing; to resort to cheap sexist tricks is just… am speechless.