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by triste
Fri, 18 Sep 2015 1:31 pm
Forum: Latest News & Current Affairs
Topic: General Election - Coming Soon - 11th September
Replies: 251
Views: 37039

Re: General Election - Coming Soon - 11th September

sundaymorningstaple wrote: gold digging foreign female


I SO wish I had made this my user name.
by triste
Fri, 18 Sep 2015 1:08 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Why dont food courts have napkins?
Replies: 26
Views: 6112

Re: Why dont food courts have napkins?

I recently sat at a table that had been choped with a black business card. I didn't see the card, but even if I had, I probably wouldn't have realized it was meant as a chope. The young man who had left it started yelling at me, but I smiled, apologized and moved to the next table over, which I coul...
by triste
Sun, 15 Feb 2015 12:11 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Where to eat in Singapore?
Replies: 7
Views: 3071

Re: Where to eat in Singapore?

The food here isn't my idea of high quality due to lack of fresh local ingredients. However, for what is available, I suggest reading Lady Iron Chef's blog. He has never steered us wrong whether we wanted zi char or a western steak.
by triste
Fri, 13 Feb 2015 3:22 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: SC + Foreigner : 'Pre-marriage LTVP'
Replies: 5
Views: 6547

Re: SC + Foreigner : 'Pre-marriage LTVP'

Spouses of citizens are now eligible for LOC work that was previously only for DP holders so that's a part of this as well. Existing spouses of SC should know that there is now a special renewal portal just for spouse of SC, separate from other LTVP holders, and there are new questions on the renewa...
by triste
Wed, 11 Feb 2015 3:46 pm
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Stuff to do in Singapore
Replies: 24
Views: 2466

Re: Stuff to do in Singapore

My dad really liked the Peranakan Museum and the Buddha Tooth Temple. We're in the same boat when he visits so I'm trying to think what else as well.
by triste
Thu, 05 Feb 2015 10:05 am
Forum: Latest News & Current Affairs
Topic: No more public drinking and retail of alcohol post 10.30pm?
Replies: 130
Views: 14145

Re: No more public drinking and retail of alcohol post 10.30

If this is such a successful country.... then why is everyone so apparently bloody angry about everything? https://www.facebook.com/smrtsg/posts/926964310661115" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; "Our gahmen see this island as a corporation, not country. They only care about busine...
by triste
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 9:21 am
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: What do I miss and don't miss
Replies: 30
Views: 5356

the lack of close friendships even with neighbors in HDB flats always made me feel a little disenfranchised. This is the one thing that still is a culture shock for me and I don't think I will ever get used to. Of the 7 neighboring households on my floor, only one household ever says hello to me or...
by triste
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 1:11 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Your one piece of wisdom...
Replies: 92
Views: 16030

In all fairness, there have been numerous posts by forum regulars telling other forum regulars how to install adblockers. While I don't enjoy ads, I understand if the forum admins want to try and get a revenue stream off it. Would an adblocker make condo type hotlinks go away? I expect users are pe...
by triste
Thu, 25 Sep 2014 5:29 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: thoughts on "floodgates opening up" again?
Replies: 65
Views: 13881

I'm not sure if this is an indication, but it seems to be easier to get PR these days.. - I got mine in December 2013, after being here for 4 years. Applied in June 2013. I am Indonesian Chinese. - A friend of mine got approved in Feb 2014 and applied June 2013. Graduated from local uni. Indian rac...
by triste
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 12:20 am
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: Singaporean Girlfriend wants to work as teacher in USA
Replies: 5
Views: 1965

Teaching jobs in the US are extremely competitive right now. Tons of layoffs of already credentialed teachers in the past few years have caused a very saturated field. I know teachers in the states who commute 90 min to 2 hours each way because they can't get a job close to home and the job isn't st...
by triste
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 2:12 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: thoughts on "floodgates opening up" again?
Replies: 65
Views: 13881

I don't think the floodgates are ever going to open again. If anything, the door is going to slam shut.
by triste
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 2:02 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: What are the Chances of getting LTVP
Replies: 25
Views: 4189

Good luck to you, Alex. I hope it all works out. I think my husband already owning his flat made a difference in my application, but who knows.
by triste
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 2:45 pm
Forum: Wine & Dine
Topic: Making cheese in Singapore
Replies: 3
Views: 7560

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Don't believe you need all that to make Paneer

http://cooks.ndtv.com/article/show/10-b ... pes-366707


Very true! You can make a simple delicious cheese with milk and lemon juice. I should have specified I want to make mozzarella. I found a recipe for pepper jack that looks good too.
by triste
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 2:32 pm
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: New taxi thread
Replies: 46
Views: 5854

I haven't tried Uber yet but am keen to hear more, a friend has and had good things to say. Another taxi-related topic or rant I have is something that doesn't happen often, but happened recently. Coming back from the airport, luggage in car, the driver stood there as if it was going to load itself...
by triste
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 1:53 pm
Forum: Wine & Dine
Topic: BEST Pizza in Singapore!!
Replies: 112
Views: 99004

Interesting bit on Extra Virgin. I still have not tried it yet! And definitely white pizza, thanks. You can try Peperoni (Binjai Park, Greenwood, Frankel and River Valley) for the cheaper version if you want something close with Da Paolo's quality. I tried Cacio E Pepe at Hillview (Chu Lin Road) la...

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