Let me introduce you to the kiasu society…

This is just gonna be a very short post shouting my frustration about kiasu people.

What is kiasu, you ask?

Kiasu is literally translation of “scared of being lost.” In this context often used for people who go follow certain trend just because other people do that.

If you went to Singapore, you would likely see so many queues, usually in the food stall. Is the food guaranteed to be delicious because of the long queue?


Kiasu people tend to follow crowds. They don’t have identity or personal preference. They just follow crowds.

I have never been bothered about this until… TODAY!

I planned to have lunch at McDonald’s this noon, because obviously I want the cute minions. But they were SOLD out in the first 10 minutes because apparently people started to queue since morning and the queue was damn long!

I saw it before my very eyes some people who didn’t even know what minions are or even knew there was a movie named Despicable Me went to buy three sets of happy meal. They just wanted the minions! To take photos of them and then upload it to facebook and maybe after that they will never touch the minions again.

I WANT THE MINIONS! I want to play with minions!!!

Don’t be so kiasu until you make other people’s life more difficult, lah!!!

If you think I’m exaggerating, let me ask you to go to Tim Ho Wan, or Sushi Express, or go to McDonald’s in Thursday 11 a.m. then you’d understand.

Look how kiasu he is? Does he have 20 children for god's sake!

A friend sent me a photo. Look how kiasu he is? Does he have 20 children for god’s sake!

The Queue for Happy Meal at McDonald's today.

The Queue for Happy Meal at McDonald’s today.

This also could apply to Liverpool vs Indonesia all-star football match. I read it in soc-med that a lot of real liverpool fans couldn’t get the tickets because A LOT OF KIASU people went to buy the tickets and I could bet that THEY CAN’T MENTION EVEN ONE FIRST NAME from the liverpool team. They bought the ticket just so they could take a photo, checked in on facebook and then live-tweeting during the whole game, without even enjoying the game.

I HATE THOSE PEOPLE!!! I HATE THEM!!! I hope they get kicked in the nuts (for guys) and get the most horrifying stomach cramp ever in their periods (for girls)!

I don’t understand why they would do that.

Are they satisfied by the feeling of exclusivity? importance? Feeling that they get it before other people? Is it because they don’t have life? They don’t feel important themselves they need to do those things to make them feel important?

Why are they so scared if other people have something that they don’t have? That’s fine if you don’t need the things, isn’t it?

I even see a kiasu person buy things just because she saw her friend bought that. In the end she didn’t even use the thing. Wow. Just wow.

It amuses me how people could be so insecure about stupid things.

Whatever, this made me so angry so it deserves am angry post!!!

P.S. talking about Minions, anyone here playing Minion Rush? I would love a challenge! =) add my game center ID: MAYELLOW or my facebook for a minion rush challenge! =) It’s more fun with more people. Right now I’m stuck at 477,452 while the number 1 score at my board is 1 million something. Tsk, I was thinking to unfriend him. Hahahaha.


May, the angry minion.