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by refugees
Mon, 06 Apr 2015 4:25 pm
Forum: Entertainment, Leisure & Sports
Topic: Skiing and snowboarding 2012
Replies: 40
Views: 38905

Re: Skiing and snowboarding 2012

Was skiing in Niseko end Mar, and amazingly still plenty of snow (but bit icy), and way less crowded as compare to dec. Will definately go back next Mar rather than dec-Feb peak period.
by refugees
Mon, 06 Apr 2015 4:19 pm
Forum: Beauty, Health & Fitness
Topic: Fitness Alternatives to Gym
Replies: 63
Views: 17695

Re: Fitness Alternatives to Gym

Im adrenalin junkie, and do bjj/mma 3x a week, and parkour too... despite sounding like dangerous sport, but bjj/mma/parkour are actually safer than sports like football.

Never too old to pick up new sports, and im >40 y old
by refugees
Thu, 22 Aug 2013 4:36 pm
Forum: Leisure Chat, Jokes, Rubbish
Topic: Only in Singapore...
Replies: 31
Views: 8924

likely that the owner visit the parents during weekend and make use of family maid to wash car too...

i do see meserati park in hdb residence carpark too. Is weird that some ppl willing to pay 5k monthly installment for sports car (depreciating asset) instead of mortgage (appreciating asset).
by refugees
Wed, 21 Aug 2013 5:09 pm
Forum: Beauty, Health & Fitness
Topic: Gyms - Marine Parade/Joo Chiat Area
Replies: 9
Views: 11307

if you into powerlifting, you may check out this ghetto gym... about 2-3km away from marine parade, but equip with 8 lifting platform for olympic lift...
http://swf.org.sg/?page_id=60
by refugees
Mon, 17 Dec 2012 5:21 pm
Forum: Leisure Chat, Jokes, Rubbish
Topic: Tripadvisor World City survey
Replies: 62
Views: 17874

Well, when i was in states or london, i will not walk on quiet street in the middle of the night alone.
In Italy/Spain & France, i need to keep a lookout for gypsies and pickpocket.
In KL, i was worry about motorcycle snatch thief.

Only countries i feel safe are SG/HK & Japan.
by refugees
Fri, 07 Dec 2012 10:24 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: High-speed trading firms rob traditional investors
Replies: 45
Views: 15907

But if exchange do so, they are cutting off one of the most lucrative income from co-location rental. Thats estimated 200 members on co-location at NYSE, with co-location rental between 100k-500k per month, this translate to about USD50mm rental income per month, or 600mm per year. This is too much ...
by refugees
Fri, 07 Dec 2012 9:56 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: High-speed trading firms rob traditional investors
Replies: 45
Views: 15907

The most amazing about high frequency trading are unfair advantage been given to them by the exchanges, such as co-location rental of server at exchanges. By renting server space at exchanges (co-location) at ransom price, with proper algorithm & coding, these high frequency guys able to gain unfair...
by refugees
Thu, 06 Dec 2012 10:58 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Bus Strike
Replies: 103
Views: 49935

[quote="offshoreoildude"][quote="refugees"]In my opinion, the diff between PRC & Malaysian drivers are Contract vs Permanent staffs status. Of cos permanent staff will enjoy more perks and higher pay as compare to contract staffs, like any mnc & banks. The mistake that SMRT made is their communicati...
by refugees
Tue, 04 Dec 2012 4:08 pm
Forum: Entertainment, Leisure & Sports
Topic: Boxing
Replies: 36
Views: 49262

u can check out vanda boxing, 10mins walk from China town

http://www.vandaboxing.com/
by refugees
Tue, 04 Dec 2012 3:59 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Bus Strike
Replies: 103
Views: 49935

In my opinion, the diff between PRC & Malaysian drivers are Contract vs Permanent staffs status. Of cos permanent staff will enjoy more perks and higher pay as compare to contract staffs, like any mnc & banks. The mistake that SMRT made is their communication on payrise. Instead of saying PRC driver...
by refugees
Wed, 21 Nov 2012 11:04 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Lifestyle: Hong Kong versus Singapore
Replies: 73
Views: 42161

Yes i do follow the current xenophobic situation, ans I do understand where they coming from. Having spent more than 10y in SG, i have to say 1st few years were very pleasant where things were significantly cheaper, and good quality of life in SG. However, sudden increase in SG population without ha...
by refugees
Wed, 21 Nov 2012 9:20 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Lifestyle: Hong Kong versus Singapore
Replies: 73
Views: 42161

[quote="Callput"][quote="refugees"]the problem with hk flats are good quality r hard to come by. What i meant good quality is decent view with privacy (no need to look into neighbour), good facilities development n location, easy access to public transport. These flats usually fetch premium. and bea...
by refugees
Tue, 20 Nov 2012 4:44 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Lifestyle: Hong Kong versus Singapore
Replies: 73
Views: 42161

the problem with hk flats are good quality r hard to come by. What i meant good quality is decent view with privacy (no need to look into neighbour), good facilities development n location, easy access to public transport. These flats usually fetch premium. and bear in mind that effective area of hk...
by refugees
Tue, 20 Nov 2012 4:06 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Lifestyle: Hong Kong versus Singapore
Replies: 73
Views: 42161

Having spent 2y working in HK, these r my pros n cons for HK: Pros: - Good & efficient public transport network, from MTR, tram, bus, mini bus, ferry, taxi. No complex maths involve for taxi fare structure, no hide n seek, in fact, u get 15% discount if u call cab for distant of more than HKD60 fare...
by refugees
Thu, 21 Jun 2012 3:17 pm
Forum: Sports & Recreational Partners & Team
Topic: Boxing?
Replies: 6
Views: 9965

Darth,

Do you work around raff pl? if yes, we can do some techniques training during lunch, would be great if u have a pair of mitts?

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