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by Eau2011
Wed, 09 Mar 2011 9:19 pm
Forum: Entertainment, Leisure & Sports
Topic: Anyone want to do volunteering in Africa?
Replies: 23
Views: 19746

JR8, you won't believe it! :) I wrote to a volunteer who is a German on SC website, I asked her how's her experience in SC. She replied just now and said she finished the work in Cambodia and works in SG now. And we can have a coffee to talk about it and she can show me some pictures, I will definit...
by Eau2011
Wed, 09 Mar 2011 7:21 pm
Forum: Entertainment, Leisure & Sports
Topic: Anyone want to do volunteering in Africa?
Replies: 23
Views: 19746

The idea was to essentially adopt a village, lock stock and barrel. And over time add layers to the work being done, water well, schooling, fish pond, bee-keeping and so on. I set up the plan with the well, and had a lot of friends express support, the difficulty is how to fund-raise amongst a grou...
by Eau2011
Wed, 09 Mar 2011 6:31 pm
Forum: Entertainment, Leisure & Sports
Topic: Anyone want to do volunteering in Africa?
Replies: 23
Views: 19746

JR, you know, I am still getting occasional correspondence from some of those whom I resettled those 20 years ago. A lot of them were young adults or children/teens and now have families but have kept in touch. Kind of gratifying knowing you can change somebody's life forever for the better, yeah? ...
by Eau2011
Wed, 09 Mar 2011 6:26 pm
Forum: Entertainment, Leisure & Sports
Topic: Anyone want to do volunteering in Africa?
Replies: 23
Views: 19746

Eau, you asked if that charity is run by friends and have I visited the village. The answer is no and no. I saw the name of the charity on signboards as we drove through the countryside around Siem Reap. In one village there might be two wells and one might read say 'Donated by John and Amy Walker,...
by Eau2011
Wed, 09 Mar 2011 6:04 pm
Forum: Entertainment, Leisure & Sports
Topic: Anyone want to do volunteering in Africa?
Replies: 23
Views: 19746

The Indo's made it look real nice now, trying to impress the visitors, but it's a far cry from what the reality was. http://www.keynote-engineers.net/PGalang/PGalang.html Amazing! :) I guess those boat people have a good life and big families in US now. Now this is a tourist site to remember the hi...
by Eau2011
Wed, 09 Mar 2011 3:31 pm
Forum: Entertainment, Leisure & Sports
Topic: Anyone want to do volunteering in Africa?
Replies: 23
Views: 19746

Thanks SMS, that's really informative. Yes I'd like to donate my time, too. That's why I volunteered for UNICEF before I came to SG. Yesterday I haved checked two homes for the elderly (Adventist home and Gift of Love Home by catholic welfare) and will visit them and ask what if I can help. I read t...
by Eau2011
Wed, 09 Mar 2011 1:21 pm
Forum: Entertainment, Leisure & Sports
Topic: Anyone want to do volunteering in Africa?
Replies: 23
Views: 19746

Hi, JR8, I bet you've already been to Bintan, may be more than once. Just wanna check have u sent the $100 cheque out yet? Still, thanks guys. I didn't give much hope on this but just in case. Life surprises us. so does people :) Er, actually I haven't. Though I have been to Africa about 15 times a...
by Eau2011
Wed, 09 Mar 2011 12:08 pm
Forum: Wine & Dine
Topic: brunch buffet....
Replies: 0
Views: 4543

brunch buffet....

I have been only to 2 places for brunch/lunch buffet. I guess you would like to share your brunch experiences with me? I'd like to try more if they are worth trying. :) On this website I only found this link, but it seems not complete, and I don't know if the info is still up-to-date. http://www.sin...
by Eau2011
Wed, 09 Mar 2011 11:20 am
Forum: Travel & Holidays
Topic: Islands to recommend?
Replies: 12
Views: 7176

Penang, I guess too many people? I read it has the highest population density in Malaysia.

Maybe I did not tell clearly, I mean gems like small islands, like Tioman, Sibu this sort of islands.... :wink:

Thank you anyway. :)
by Eau2011
Wed, 09 Mar 2011 11:02 am
Forum: Travel & Holidays
Topic: Islands to recommend?
Replies: 12
Views: 7176

Islands to recommend?

We'd like to have a weekend holidy (3 nights stay) on a nice island in Malaysia. Can anymore recommend a few? No mass tourism , flight duration < 2 hours, no so commercial.... We've already been in Tioman (Japamala, great resort with super restaurant), Sibu in Mersing (nice but too many sandflies) a...
by Eau2011
Mon, 07 Mar 2011 2:13 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Filial Piety Revisited
Replies: 478
Views: 122120

The best thing you can say is nothing. Don't say anything at all. By the way, the moderators have their own forum here as well, just not visible to normal members. Just thought you should be aware of that when sending PM's. :wink: Right, I should not say anything, just shut up. I guess there is als...
by Eau2011
Mon, 07 Mar 2011 1:45 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Filial Piety Revisited
Replies: 478
Views: 122120

What I hope is a friendly atmosphere which I saw the first 3 weeks when I came here. It was fun. It turned to be terrible, I saw just enough ugly words and conflicts, and I was also agressive (which I should not be). If one doesn't want to know why it became like this and just critized those who poi...
by Eau2011
Mon, 07 Mar 2011 12:55 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Filial Piety Revisited
Replies: 478
Views: 122120

I have 5 PM's from different people in my inbox, all said she is rude, does not know how to handle simplest disagreements , they are fed up of her, they just ignore her now. The OP just does not know how people think about her. If you are counting me as one of the five, I would like to state for th...
by Eau2011
Mon, 07 Mar 2011 11:48 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Filial Piety Revisited
Replies: 478
Views: 122120

KSL, I know perfectly what you mean. I used to have these kind of problems with my wife and she is the same nationality/culture as myself :) but reading some Anne's responses do you really think this is the case and she just tries to be witty/funny? No Anne is quite serious and feels insulted, thou...
by Eau2011
Mon, 07 Mar 2011 11:39 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Filial Piety Revisited
Replies: 478
Views: 122120

I do not really think this is a case of misperception and communication problems (from one point on at least). It is also hard not to classify it as insults but I rather see it as some kind of act of desperation for someone who do not know how to handle simplest discussion disagreements. Personally...

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