I heard the news over the radio the other day and found some info in CNN but I was too busy to blog about it and find time today to say my piece.
But I can't stay quiet for a long time and here's what I've got to say..
To all the adults living in Singapore I am disgusted by you and I pity you at the same time. You don't own the world and you will not be forever young or live forever. You may be ruling this lifetime but when you reach a certain age that you can no longer walk and nobody is there to give you the love and care you need, remember what you did today.
To all the adults who are thinking the same here in the Philippines, I wondered what happened to you on your childhood or what corrupted your mind as an adult?
I know we all want to enjoy our expensive meal at a posh restaurant especially when we paid well for it.
I know we all want to enjoy the movie we paid in a cinema so we can enjoy good quality movie.
I know we all want to enjoy our day of pampering in our favorite nail salon, spa or parlor.
But, where is your humanity when you want to ban kids and keep them out of your sight. Kids are not pets to be left locked at home so the adults can enjoy the world on their own.
I know there are kids who are very mischievous and playful and its really annoying to get disrupted in a middle of the best scene of a movie your watching. Its very irritating to get bumped on by a kid who's running around when you are about to take a scoop on your scrumptious dessert.
Not all kids are like that, why generalize the ban?
I know the restaurants just want a steady income so they agreed to this, but can't they just dedicate a kids place the way they dedicate a smoking area in their restaurants?
Are smokers more important than kids to have their own place in the restaurant?
Something is very wrong here.
Kids are not always out on a weekday with their parents, their mom or dad or relatives. And sometimes there's nobody to cook for the kid so they opt dining out. Would you rather have the kids/family starve because you want your peace while having your meal?
I know there are parents who seem to don't give a damn when their kids are misbehaving, its their parenting technique, but its also a judgment call for a parent to leave a place when their kids are being too disruptive, some parents don't have the etiquette to think the world should understand them because they're are kids. But as adults to ban kids is just insane.
Kids are humans and have their basic rights. I would love to fight for kids for their rights. I would have understood if the ban will not extend to public places and that if the restaurants would be more humane to put up a kids area/family area the way they put up smoking areas.
As a mom I know where I can bring my child or not; some of the places I know I shouldn't bring my daughter especially with her age and case are the following:
- a fine dinning restaurant (because there's a chance she will run away even before the 2nd course is served)
- a non-family oriented restaurant
- a non-family oriented movie
- a nail spa and salon
To all the adults in Singapore, the world is not yours, you don't own the world, so don't be selfish not wanting it to share with the children.
I know there are adults who doesn't want to have kids of their own because 1) they don't want the responsibility or 2) they think they can't handle the responsibility, 3) they are enjoying their life without a kid that will interrupt their life ruining whatever plans they have for themselves.
Some countries in the world are having problems with their aging population. This was because when they were young and able they didn't want kids around. Now they are having problem because nobody wants kids and their aging . In short their future/ race is in danger because they hated children.
I hope this won't happen here in the Philippines and that other country won't follow such thing. Public places is that public and children are human too and have the basic rights as adults have.
Adults don't own the world and they will never live forever.
If you want to do someting that will benefit the greater population, ban cigarettes FOR GOOD! , ban the use plastic and non-biodegradable materials FOR GOOD!, ban drunkards on public places disrupting the peace FOR GOOD!
I wonder what will be the fine for those who violate the Singaporean law ? What if there are family of tourist in Singapore on a weekend enjoying their time in the Zoo and this popular theme park in there?
This is a stoopid law. I hope we won't follow suit.
... and to all adults who ever considered this thought here in the Philippines I pity you.