There were a Singaporean girl in my MSc class at The University of Manchester back in the 2000's.
Apart from her mixed up English; the main thing I remember about her was her need to get an A grade for everything. Making a big scene in class if she didn't get an A.
She even argued in class with the course director for only giving her a 90% mark for a particular assignment ; demanding to know why she didn't get 100%. The lecturer pointed out that although she'd basically got the right answer for everything she'd left out all the units.
Then on another occasion she was crying in class the whole day for only getting a B or C grade for a group exercise. The problem there was she wanted to do everything by herself including the PowerPoint presentation notes. The tutor noted there were native English speakers in that group who could have contributed by putting together the notes for the slides in perfect English. Her PowerPoint notes were in broken English. So we ended up with a B or C for that exercise.
Apart from that she was OK. But was always bitter about something or the other from time to time. Eg Took offence if English students claimed she must be rich as an international student from Singapore.
Singaporean students will be perceived by British students as East Asian / Oriental rather than Singaporean, Chinese, or Japanese We can't tell the difference !
Joseph Hall, BSc (Hons) Chemistry, + 7 MSc's.
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