SINGAPORE - Hashtag #underhappy may well be the expression that Singaporeans have been looking for to express themselves.
It became number one on the Twitter trending list on Wednesday, a day after the phrase "Under Happy" was used to describe workplace happiness survey findings.
It was coined to describe happiness levels of Singapore workers in a survey conducted by the Singapore Human Resource Institute and consulting firm Align Group.
According to the findings, based on answers from more than 5,000 people, Singapore workers are "Under Happy", a term that depicts the level of happiness between happy and unhappy. But apparently the term is a suitable description for just about anything.
Since popular blogger Mr Brown used the hashtag at about 11am on Wednesday to lament that his boss bought a Bentley after announcing "no bonus", others have taken to the hashtag to pour out their own "woes".
From McDonald's charging extra for curry sauce, to the rainy weather, to not being able to get an In-N-Out burger, it seems, people are just #Underhappy. Here are our top picks:
Finally find a clean toilet stall, no toilet paper #underhappy
— Ken (@Itskennnnnn) November 12, 2014
— Singapore Marriott (@MarriottSG) November 12, 2014
Queued 30 min. Soft serve melted before you can instagram #UnderHappy
— DanielFoodDiary.com (@DanielFoodDiary) November 12, 2014
Got umbrella but shoes still wet. #UnderHappy
— Marc Nair (@marcdnair) November 12, 2014
— Richard Tan (@vinyarb) November 12, 2014
Want to think of #underhappy jokes but can't think of any.
— Amirul H. (@amirulhsbm) November 12, 2014
Harass and scam customers, then online parody site posts your cringeworthy shirtless photos on Facebook. #UnderHappy
— mrbrown (@mrbrown) November 12, 2014
Leave house, phone at 50%, no power bank #UnderHappy
— Nicholas Lee (@furryphotos) November 12, 2014
— WeiLin (@obliviousbunny) November 12, 2014
Confucius says: People who use underhanded means, means that they are always #UnderHappy.
— Billy Teo (@BillyTeoYH) November 12, 2014