Taking "Kiasu" to a new level?!
(For our foreign friends, "kiasu" is a word in the Chinese Hokkien (Fujian) dialect which means the fear of losing out as in wanting to be or having the best or the most. Of late, it has a rather negative connotation to it.
Actions like these among others are construed as "kiasu" - getting into queue way, way too early, heaping up on the buffet plate (and not finishing the food), scrambling and shoving for a seat (unruly behaviour), must have everything the best and the most expensive though at times the former outweighs the latter."
Here's a situation that qualifies as "kiasu"?
This is what happened when a company put up the following memo:
May all members of staff please note that there will only be one drink per person at this year's Christmas Party.
And please bring your own cup!
It's Party time!!!