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a widespread phenomena in singapore.

The word "kiasuism", derived from the

Word "kiasu", is actually a dialect

expression which has the same meaning 

as the chinese expression "pa shu"

which basically means "afraid to lose".

in this case, being "kiasu" is synonymous

to being singaporean. To be "kiasu" is to

be singaporean and to be singaporean is

to be "kiasu". . . . . .