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                           "Kiasuism"


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". . . . . .