I learned three or four jaw-droppingly short but sharp retorts in the applicable language. Public humiliation is a powerful thing for most people in SG. I'm not trying to create an impression that this is frequent or a big-deal, as it's not.
The above is simply how I deal with it when it happens.'Wow!
Comments about marrying for appearances/money, not being served in restaurants, real estate agents 'forgetting' to call back, and so on.
Thats a big number, I certainly didnt expect it to be that high, may be because I didnt observe too many during my interactions here.
If its a Malay and chinese couple, may be it wont even attract my attention as much as it would if there was an Indian or Caucasian in the mix.
I spent almost a year working on it, and it goes into far more depth about things like the "double standards" between how black men and black women view interracial dating, the issues facing bi-racial children, and why it is that some women who should know better choose "bad boys" instead of the "nice men" they say they want!
In the time allotted, however, I'll do my best to give you at least a summary of what I uncovered in my research and how I hope this information can generate some much needed fresh discussion on race and relationships.
I could understand if that particular type of couple received negative attention due to the stereotypes (fair or not) how those types of relationships started and what they're all about.
Public displays of affection are pretty taboo in Singapore (and most of Asia).
Judging by the birth rate, private displays also seem rather taboo. We are actually the less common type: Asian male/Caucasian female.
So a lot of people think it's a money-based marriage, because 'what self-respecting white girl would stoop to marrying an ethnic' (we've had this said to us, yes).
It was much different, however, when my wife and I got married 30 years ago, as the derogatory comments that were hurled at my wife were atrocious when we went to Tekka Market. Thats a big number, I certainly didnt expect it to be that high, may be because I didnt observe too many during my interactions here. I surely didn't mean it, as I actually thought I quoted a part of your text not realizing I actually was edited your post. If you can go back and edit you post to add back the missing bits, feel free to do so as the bots didn't pick it up in time.
Of course I didn't understand what was said and my wife refused to translate while we were there as she didn't want to see me get into a brawl where I'd be outnumbered 20K to one. If its a Malay and chinese couple, may be it wont even attract my attention as much as it would if there was an Indian or Caucasian in the mix. Well, I do, actually, I must have hit the edit button instead of the quote button (both are side by side for moderators) and not realized it. The bots haven't picked it up either (Yahoo or Google) as the exchange is was too fast. Which just helps support the claim that India Indians refuse to assimilate with the locals.
I've seen people ignore their own children to fawn over her.