In response to the article on zhai nan nu shen (goddesses for geeks) (Taiwan's Goddesses, Sunday Life, July 2), I am obliged to respond as a naturalised Singapore citizen who has lived here for 33 years and married a local .
I wish to counter your zhai nan nu shen with a Mandarin phrase I learnt a long time ago - xian qi liang mu (a virtuous wife and a loving mother) - and make the case for the women of our country.
The Singapore Girl has an elegance, charm, sophistication, refinement and, most importantly, devotion that is unique in not only South-east Asia, but throughout the world.
The geeks you depict might find temporary rapture listening to music or viewing movies by these so-called goddesses, but when it is time to settle down and get on with the serious business of making a living, raising a family and being a responsible citizen, they should consider all the virtues and merits of the Singapore Girl. Spoken as a spouse, father and grandfather.