AFA Regional Cosplay Competition 2011 (Results) + National Pride?

Near a month too late but here is some footage from the AFA Regional Cosplay Competition’s Result announcement! The pure emotion showed on all the faces of the participants and the crowd was something I decided not to edit away ^^;

And apologies much for the immerse amount of shaking and jerking when I was screaming for my Home Team participants xD

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Speaking of the Home team, am I the only one who feel upset with fellow Singaporeans for their lack of support for their representing country women ?!

If it was any other country, I’d understand the lack of cheers was due to geographic difference. But in an event that at least 50% (and that’s a conservative estimation) of the participant is from the same country, I was expecting a MUCH warmer support!

Tell me I’m cynical but I can’t help thinking it is all rooted back to many Singaporean’s innate tendency to support something foreign or be the first to put down their local products (general term).

Yes, I’m ranting and complaining here. But frankly, I feel that this whole “Singaporean are not good enough for Singaporeans” notion has to stop. Not only does that mentality demoralises the person (I’m talking about Singaporeans in this case) with the belief, it also spreads to people around him/her. It’s like a vicious cycle of discouragement and giving up.

Makes me wonder is my own country the only one with this issue?

Does this happen in any of your country? Probably not in the same context of a Regional Cosplay Competition but maybe more on pride in the local production or talents?

Share your thoughts with me !

Comments

Fia said…
regardless of whoever is representing the country. People should support their own!
Kelly said…
Deja Vu feeling, i usually crop the crowd out of the my videos.
Sese said…
ajdkslajdkslajdkslajdksl my crying moment caught on cam LOLOLOLOLOLOL

Anyway... well for us Filipinos we have this strong sense of Nation Pride, I mean look at us when Manny Pacuiao has a fight. The whole nation watches and just cheer. Even if we cannot be there.

But there times we don't support those who really needed it like The Philippine Dragon Boat Team. IMHO they deserve a Nation Pride Cheer as good as what Manny Pacman receives or Team Azkals receive
Thanks for sharing your opinions with me guys >.<!
Cazzy said…
No. In our country, most "elite" cosers tend to belittle fellow cosers. Some are just a little above their head, knowing that they got awesome photographer friends coming out with awesome photos for them. Yes, they did well with their costume, and as a fact, they spent a lot on it too. But, that isn't an excuse for them to outstage or pushed other cosers who are not on the same league as them. (=_=)# My point is, I think it is common to every country, like in the U.S.A. where they even post memes in the internet about their fellow cosers too. TAT Sad, but it's a fact. Hopefully, this crab mentality will eventually disappears outta people's minds.

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