Wednesday, October 1, 2014

He’s An Eurasian!

Singapore swimming star Joseph Schooling wins gold in the 100-metre butterfly for Singapore at the current Asian Games and what’s his reward from Singaporeans? He is questioned on his background and whether he is a “true” Singaporean.

Okay, having a name like “Schooling” doesn’t help and I fully understand the distaste most Singaporeans have over foreign-born athletes competing for Singapore, but when Singaporeans start questioning whether a third-generation Singaporean is a foreigner; that’s just crazy talk.

Joseph Schooling was born in Singapore. His father, Colin Schooling, 66, was born in Singapore. His mother, May, is a Malaysian Chinese. So you know what that makes Joseph Schooling?

He’s an Eurasian! 

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