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by Fortan
Fri, 07 Nov 2014 1:27 pm
Forum: Announcement, Help & FAQ
Topic: Forum Upgraded!
Replies: 104
Views: 89073

Re: Forum Upgraded!

I used to love the old forum. I find the new version hard to navigate around. I used to love the 'new replies' link at the top. Would give me a really fast overview of what had happened since I was last in. Can we get something similar again?

EDIT: Apologies.... found it myself :-"
by Fortan
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 1:33 pm
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Mangled metaphors, scroowy sayings
Replies: 86
Views: 9811

Walked past a place today offering 'Seasoned Parking'........ :o :D
by Fortan
Sat, 18 Oct 2014 8:27 am
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: PM's comments about ISIS (Singaporean's feedback)
Replies: 4
Views: 1376

PM's comments about ISIS (Singaporean's feedback)

You probably all read what Mr. Lee said about Singapore and what his thoughts are on helping out on the fight against ISIS. I am on several fora here in Singapore and some of what the local Singaporeans are writing on the topic is absolutely disgusting me. The main thoughts seems to be: "Stop t...
by Fortan
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 10:07 am
Forum: Property Talk, Housing & Rental
Topic: New condo - Sophia Residence
Replies: 2
Views: 1132

New condo - Sophia Residence

Been looking at this condo but only on the internet so far. Anyone live there already and care to share any thoughts on the place? For me to see you get a lot of value for your money. The units I have been looking at are sqf 1,432 and the asking price is 5,200-5,500. Will most likely end up on 4,700...
by Fortan
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 10:03 am
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Mangled metaphors, scroowy sayings
Replies: 86
Views: 9811

Ending sentences with AH....

You want AH?
This good AH?

Must come from the Mandarin MA I reckon.... but I sometimes shake me head at all the ah, ah, ah....
by Fortan
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 10:01 am
Forum: Property Talk, Housing & Rental
Topic: Living on Sentosa
Replies: 6
Views: 1522

Taxis go to Sentosa
by Fortan
Wed, 15 Oct 2014 3:59 pm
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Mangled metaphors, scroowy sayings
Replies: 86
Views: 9811

though if you been here, in regular talks, last letter gets eaten so Sars was SAR, .. and on and on until Marlboro Menthol Lights becomes sometimes Malbo Mentho Ligh .. When I first arrived here many moons ago I could afford a car and bought one. The first tank of petrol went in it and I went to th...
by Fortan
Wed, 15 Oct 2014 9:42 am
Forum: Domestic Helper & Babysitter Issues
Topic: Dealing with the helper being late drunken on her off day
Replies: 36
Views: 8544

I can share a kind of similar story, although our maid was not drunk when she returned it has similarities. Our maid had Sundays off and I always told her that she could come home whenever she felt like it but I never wanted to see a change in her performance on Mondays. She needs a life too (I feel...
by Fortan
Tue, 14 Oct 2014 3:42 pm
Forum: Events, Gatherings, Making Friends
Topic: Meet up new friend with kids
Replies: 3
Views: 2047

Will do..... :)
by Fortan
Tue, 14 Oct 2014 9:02 am
Forum: Events, Gatherings, Making Friends
Topic: Meet up new friend with kids
Replies: 3
Views: 2047

Hi Boongsi,

My wife is Thai and we have two small girls. 21 months old and 5 months old. Send me a personal message and I can give you my wife's details and you two girls can set up a meet for us

:wink:
by Fortan
Wed, 08 Oct 2014 2:10 pm
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Mangled metaphors, scroowy sayings
Replies: 86
Views: 9811

The plural thing is killing me..... "I will go to the pubs but only have one drinks".... As well as "It is very well maintain" or "unblock view" :shock:
by Fortan
Wed, 08 Oct 2014 11:28 am
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Mangled metaphors, scroowy sayings
Replies: 86
Views: 9811

Sign on machine in my office: Once on, cannot off.... :o
The constant use of the word actually. Recently we had an introduction by a new travel agency and I ended up counting the girl presenting, using actually more than 50 times in 30 mins.
by Fortan
Wed, 24 Sep 2014 2:24 pm
Forum: Leisure Chat, Jokes, Rubbish
Topic: Singapore mum makes art out of lunch for kids ...
Replies: 2
Views: 695

That is sensational.... I am sure the kids just love her for that. All the other comments are just crap.... in my eyes she is a star ! Well done !!
by Fortan
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 1:22 pm
Forum: Events, Gatherings, Making Friends
Topic: Saturday afternoon beers - Muddy Murphy's on 2. August
Replies: 0
Views: 1406

Saturday afternoon beers - Muddy Murphy's on 2. August

Anyone want to meet up for a chat and a few pints this coming Saturday?

2-3 PM, perhaps while the wife is shopping at Orchard or even bring her along :)

111 Somerset... feeling like meeting some new people and I have the time this Saturday :wave:
by Fortan
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 1:18 pm
Forum: Leisure Chat, Jokes, Rubbish
Topic: Swimming in boxer
Replies: 15
Views: 2183

Can't help but think this post would have had a different reception on Stomp. Poor bloke in swimmers might have been hunted out of SG....

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