Disclaimer – I’m all for saying whatever you want. Because I think that we are now in a culture where there’s this stupid mentality where everything needs to be tolerated or politically correct. Which is damn ridiculous. Hi guys! Welcome to another episode of Coffee Break, where we get the most unqualified and immature individuals to talk about current affairs in Singapore and around the world. Must drink water meh? 3, 2, 1. – Chicken!
– It’s a real piece of chicken. Can this be eaten? We are in for a treat because this episode
is sponsored by none other than KFC, and this is KFC’s signature grilled chicken.
Nice! KFC? (Fauzi) Yes. It’s a brand new item on their menu. (John) Since when did we have this? Can I say that it’s a very big piece of chicken? In fact, it’s an oven-grilled whole quarter leg. The marinade is made of a blend of paprika,
chilli, pepper, garlic, onion and herbs. Of course, in KFC, the herbs are important.
(Alison) Sounds damn good already. Hey! Share! When you order this in stores, they will grill in in the store itself. – Whoa! Fresh!
– They will freshly grill it. It takes about 26 minutes for them to prepare this. So it’s actually not instant-ready, if you know what I mean. No wonder there are grill marks.
You said they were painted on! But it’s not! – None of you have tried this, right?
– I have never. I have actually smelt them – I went to the KFC outlet and when I stepped in, you can smell it. We’ll be trying it across the entire chat session. We will give our final review at the end of the episode. Ok? – So we can have this as our snack?
– We can eat ah? Basically, your one task for the day is to eat this. (Cheering) – It’s so big!
– It’s really very big. Compare it to Fauzi’s face. Oh, my God. Chicken cheers!
Chicken Break! – The skin is damn nice.
– Damn good. – Shiok sia.
– It’s a bit… a bit spicy. I’m quite happy that the taste is very unique. Yeah, but you know how you eat chicken – only the skin is flavourful. – This is both.
– (The flavour) penetrates inside. If anybody has to do chicken well, it probably has to be KFC. While we continue eating this, let’s talk about our actual next topic. I’ve got clean hands! – Huh? What’s that?
– Wi-Fi? – Modem?
– TSL changing Wi-Fi! Internet! So this is the router, right? So what we are
talking about today is actually Malaysia’s ban. About potentially banning the Internet for teens from 12 am to 6 am. – For teens?
– Yeah, teens. – How do you decide? – That’s exactly my first thought. How do you do that? How do you regulate? But if you use the computer at home… you don’t know if it’s an adult or… Oh, this is done in Japan and South Korea. Similar measures. But I don’t understand. So I don’t actually know. Have you heard of any measures in other countries where they ban the Internet? I know that they ban porn in Singapore. I know that they ban certain sites,
but I didn’t know that they could ban the Internet. There was this one country that was going through some political issues, and the government decided to shut down the Internet for a few days. – That sounds very familiar! – The entire country went crazy. They went on the streets and started to riot.
– Oh, my God. Regardless of the ban or measures you are going to put in place,
it’s about Internet addiction. Especially Internet addiction for the younger generation today. Kids literally have the Internet at their fingertips. – We’ve experienced life without the Internet before.
– Absolutely. Whereas for them, the moment they are born,
the first toy that they play with is an iPad. But what happened that made them suddenly want to ban (the Internet)? I don’t know if it’s only unique to Malaysia, but I feel like a high percentage of the teens today are highly addicted to video games. But is it only gaming?
Because if you talk about Japan and Korea, gaming is considered a respectable career. I disagree with this move because the Internet
has been such a pervasive thing in society. I feel like it’s a step in the wrong direction
if you try to regulate it, instead of growing along with it. For banning it for kids of a certain age,
it’s true that you might curb Internet addiction, but you may also stop certain things like…
kids becoming top South Korean gamers. As a result, you stop certain avenues of growth. But the argument there is – because of a minority,
you’ll let everyone else suffer from addiction? No, but is it an addiction if everyone is able to experience similar things, and subsequently bring themselves out? No. Even for myself, I’m struggling with Internet addiction, and the harmful effects of Internet addiction. Ok, I don’t think I am addicted,
but you’ll definitely feel left out. Like for example, I tried cutting myself off from Instagram before. Once you enter that blackout phase,
there are lots of things that you will miss out on. Everybody is talking about something that is happening,
but you don’t know what’s happening. I feel like that is the problem. We see value in always being up-to-date. The faster you know about the latest
information, the cooler you seem. I know that many primary school kids
these days often use livestreaming too, to show themselves eating instant noodles… I think that it became part of their lives. Because they were born in this era. This is literally one of the arguments why
I’d say it’s terrible to take (the Internet) away. Because it’s already part of their lives. If you just take them away immediately, there will be a revolt. It’s like going cold turkey all of a sudden. It’ll backfire.
– Exactly. I feel like parents should teach them why it’s wrong in the first place,
not just take something away. I think that’s easier said than done.
Honestly. Obviously a blanket rule or law like this won’t help. Yeah, exactly. This is like if you eat too much sweets
and your parent takes the sweets away from you. You will rebel. This policy sounds like old people
making decisions for young people. But I mean… at least they are doing something, I guess. All these money can be channeled into – like you said –
education on healthy Internet usage. Yeah, like in schools.
If they do that, I feel like it’ll be better. The moral of the story is… everything in moderation. Yeah, it really is. – Take care of yourself.
– Take care of yourself! Open sesame! Singapura~ Oh Singapura~ Hey! It must be held the right way up!
Singapura~ Oh Singapura~ Hey! It must be held the right way up! Wait, what’s the topic?
– NDP lah! NDP! NDP was just over. – So, the topic is literally NDP.
– Ok. So let’s first talk about the National Day Parade.
Did you guys watch it? – Oh, my God. No one watched it!
– None of you watched? A portion of it. I watched people’s Instastories. And you know what I saw?
The guy doing this while he was dancing. Yes… That was the most epic. He was dressed as a construction worker, I think. – He did it on purpose, right?
– Yeah, purposely! Why did you not watch it? I took advantage of the holiday to go overseas. Why did you not watch it? I gave my parents tickets to go watch it, actually. Wow~ I think that this year’s NDP –
I heard a lot of people say it was very nice.
Wow~ I think that this year’s NDP –
I heard a lot of people say it was very nice. And they said that it was something special. They said that there was this segment where
Boo Junfeng (local film-maker) came up with a few feature stories of real people in Singapore. It included the samsui women of Singapore.
They showed it during NDP. After watching this trailer I already… Yeah, and it’s something that not a lot of NDPs have. Now, speaking about effort that people put into the National Day Parade, one thing came out of that and that is… Xiaxue posted a story, a particular story,
about a particular performance during the Parade. And I quote, “Not a fan of this nonsense
messy dance that went on for quite a bit”. And everybody replied her and said that
she didn’t appreciate the hard work that the ITE and NS men had gone through to put up the performance. Just a lot of backlash for her. Her argument was that it was not about the effort they put in. She said that the dance was just not good. I think that the real issue here
– I’m not sure who’s right or wrong – it’s because she’s not just anybody.
I think that the real issue here
– I’m not sure who’s right or wrong – it’s because she’s not just anybody. She has influence. Correct? I don’t know whether because of that…
she has to be a bit more careful with her words. For example, if you are anybody, you watch
a movie and you say you don’t like it. It’s fine. But as somebody who has influence,
when she criticizes something like that, do you think she has to be more
responsible and accountable for what she says? And because of that, censor herself a bit more? – I feel that this is a very grey area.
– Yeah. Xiaxue – bless her soul – But anyone can have this opinion, but the only difference
is that Xiaxue is more outspoken about it as she posted it on (her) Instastories. So I feel that what is wrong with this
situation is the way Singaporeans are reacting. Because after that, a lot of the responses were personal attacks. Very unhealthy responses. She is definitely not at fault. It’s just because she has the following.
That’s why people are raging against her. Like, “Why must you say this?” People have this excitement to see influencers fall. Disclaimer – I am all for saying whatever you want. Because I think that we are now in a culture where there’s this… stupid mentality where everything needs to be tolerated or politically correct. Which is damn ridiculous. As in, I don’t care, I think it’s fine. But I’m just saying – if you are a public figure, does that change things? Do you need to be responsible for what you say? I think it’s a very tricky situation. Because if you watch the National Day Parade over the years, you will know that there are parts where
you will wonder why it is even there. Because some of the performances are… For her, she actually expressed that
on a platform that is so visible to so many. So I think that’s why Jon asked if it’s
because she has some sort of status. And hence people will be more offended by her. What if President Halimah Yaacob printed something like this? The response will be different,
because President Halimah Yaacob is not an influencer. People will not be sending her threats;
people will instead move to improve. Or something like that. I don’t think so. I think that she will receive backlash. I think they will disrespect her as a President.
I don’t think so. I think that she will receive backlash. I think they will disrespect her as a President. I still feel that there will not be this much (backlash). Look at this – all these are attacking
the fact that she’s an influencer. And about her hair. Irrelevant stuff. That’s what ugly about Singapore.
And about her hair. Irrelevant stuff. That’s what ugly about Singapore. What if she removed the word ‘nonsense’?
Would it have been less offensive? But it would have been less Xiaxue. – The word ‘nonsense’ is a very strong word.
– The word ‘nonsense’ is a bit strong. But if she says ‘not a fan of this messy dance’, then I’d get it. I’d watch it again and think, ‘Yeah, maybe it’s messy’, maybe it’s not coordinated. Then maybe people will be less offended. But she must hit where it hurts. But I feel that with any opinion you have,
people have something to say about it. Even if it’s a good opinion, some people won’t agree. But I think it’s very ugly how some people would respond to her. I feel that having an opinion is good,
but delivering with tact is your choice. So the only thing that someone can attack
is the way that she’s presenting (her opinion). She’s presenting it very tactlessly. You cannot attack her opinion. People are getting riled up for the wrong reason. If you want to respond to her, maybe you could say ‘You could have been more tactful’
or ‘You don’t need to say that it’s nonsense’. But that’s as far as you can criticize her opinion. Unless her USP is being tactless. You see, if somebody who is of great
influence tells people to kill themselves, there’s a high chance that that will impact people’s lives. And what will happen then? So I think that you have to be careful no matter what. I think that people should also censor (content) themselves. Don’t believe everything as it is. You have to know what is an important opinion and what is not. People need to check their emotions as well. People on the Internet need to take a chill pill for a moment. The next one is a very controversial video. It came out slightly before National Day and it started going viral all over the Internet. – That’s good.
– … for all the wrong reasons. This video was produced by the people of Get Juiced. They promoted it as ’53 Influencers Celebrating National Day.’ I can see the colour grading, and it is… – So why do they say it’s 53 influencers?
– That was my first question, actually. Everyone in there is an influencer, I guess. That you’ve never heard of?
That has no influence? What’s the definition of influencer? That is literally one of the things that a lot of people have said. They said, “Who are these people and who are they influencing?” Actually, a lot of people were not familiar with these people (influencers). Maybe they are influencers for a very specific niche audience. (Maybe) They get from SG Instababes there. From Faves Asia. – The video was actually quite nice.
– It was nicely filmed. And I liked the music. Quite catchy. – The music was original?
– Written by Rave Republic. I think that the problem is that the video had no relation to National Day. Correct what, they wearing red and white. It’s very tenuous, the relation. The microinfluencers – correct what, Singapore. – Rude sia, you.
– Spill the tea. They went to some places in Singapore, I guess. – That was literally it.
– The locations were correct, what. But half of the video was about Get Juiced.
It was basically a promo for the club. A lot of people had an issue with what they used to represent Singapore. So a lot of people asked where the minorities were. – I cannot stand that.
So a lot of people asked where the minorities were. – I cannot stand that.
– Why? I don’t understand – what’s wrong with not having a minority representation? No lah, some people get triggered by that,
and because it’s a National Day video. But it’s obviously not even a National Day video. – No! That the thing!
– $53 beer tower! To me it’s more apparent that it’s a Get Juiced promo video. Right? Oh, but it was sold as a… No, it literally said ‘Happy Birthday Singapore’. 53rd birthday. Didn’t you see? The first and last parts. But them incorporating a little bit of what
they do with a National Day touch – there’s nothing wrong with that. I think it’s ok to me.
But them incorporating a little bit of what
they do with a National Day touch – there’s nothing wrong with that. I think it’s ok to me. I think it’s great, leh. The mistake is the influencer part.
You just don’t say ‘influencer’ – you just say… – 53 people.
– Exactly. If they said that this was a music video for Singapore, I would be ok. If they didn’t frame it as a National Day
video, I would have zero problems with it. – Maybe that was the tactic.
– I think so. If not, it would have just been like another dance video. People were very triggered by how it was framed. When you first watch the video,
you realize that it’s supposed to be a National Day video. And in comparison with other National Day videos that have come out, this pales in comparison. Get Juiced did come out with an
explanation on why they made the video. Honestly, I don’t know if the explanation helped them in any way. I think that they are saying that it’s a personal interpretation. What if they said ’53 influencers’,
and people who were there were like… Xiaxue? Do you think that it makes a difference? – Actually, no.
– I think that it definitely makes a difference. Because you are actually using real influencers,
which means that the person engaging them – the idea would be stronger. I feel like people are just offended by the ‘influencers’ part. – People just want to see influencers fall.
– Oh, that word. Yes. What is your final word on the video? The moral of the story is to choose your words wisely. The last thing we have to talk about is the chicken.
How was it, guys? -It was…
– 10/10. No words. It was… finger licking good. – Damn good!
– It’s so good! It’s nice – very sweet. 10/10 will buy again. The chicken is very flavourful, very moist,
and I think that it’s definitely something I’d order again. It’s a good alternative to the regular fried chicken they have. Thank you very much for watching this episode of Coffee Break, Your chicken is indeed…
and thank you very much KFC for sponsoring this episode. Finger Lickin’… You all should say it together! Finger lickin’ good! If you guys have any interesting topics you want us
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