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by chris_pilgrim
Sat, 28 Jan 2017 6:23 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Just dropping by to say "Hi"
Replies: 6
Views: 2349

Re: Just dropping by to say "Hi"

PeanutButterJam wrote:I definitely do not miss all that!
@PeanutButterJam. but I must say, during my two-year stint in Singapore, I missed London's work culture the most - easygoing and calm. I find Singapore bosses too "kiasu" and "kiasi" [emoji51]



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by chris_pilgrim
Fri, 27 Jan 2017 5:33 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Just dropping by to say "Hi"
Replies: 6
Views: 2349

Re: Just dropping by to say "Hi"

Hi chris_pilgrim, How has it been back in London? Any differences between life in Singapore and London that you would like to share here? hi PeanutButterJam London is very much the same. So far (i feel) the economy has not yet been affected by Brexit but the tube strikes have caused me some travel ...
by chris_pilgrim
Sat, 31 Dec 2016 5:51 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Just dropping by to say "Hi"
Replies: 6
Views: 2349

Re: Just dropping by to say "Hi"

Happy New Year Chris. Been a while hasn't it. Nice of you to stop by and give us a shout. Been an interesting year hasn't it. Cheers. sms morning sundaymorningstaple. great to know you still remember me. ikr 2016 has been a crazy crazy year with the Brexit, Trump and Death taking away my Professor ...
by chris_pilgrim
Sat, 31 Dec 2016 12:01 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Just dropping by to say "Hi"
Replies: 6
Views: 2349

Just dropping by to say "Hi"

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Times flies. I have been back home in London for almost a year.

Hope everyone is doing well and having a great festive season xx


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by chris_pilgrim
Fri, 25 Dec 2015 11:08 pm
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Review of 2015 in Singapore
Replies: 35
Views: 6079

Re: RE: Re: Review of 2015 in Singapore

Wd40 wrote:Not trying for other opportunities, here?
not at the moment. perhaps in SG53 :wink:
by chris_pilgrim
Fri, 25 Dec 2015 10:45 pm
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Review of 2015 in Singapore
Replies: 35
Views: 6079

Re: Review of 2015 in Singapore

review of 2015 in SG?... hmmm ... I am proud to say I have finally mastered the use of "lah" "meh" "mah" and "hor" :lol: ..

sadly though, my contract is up and i am leaving for home in early Jan...
by chris_pilgrim
Mon, 22 Jun 2015 11:15 am
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Forum has become so quiet
Replies: 66
Views: 13632

Re: Forum has become so quiet

@Wd40. i have a 2 year employment contract. the centre is aware of my contract's end date and they're aware that i have no intention of renewing.

my motto: I came, I worked, I am leaving :)
by chris_pilgrim
Mon, 22 Jun 2015 10:22 am
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Forum has become so quiet
Replies: 66
Views: 13632

Re: Forum has become so quiet

@ecureilx. thanks for telling me this. The idea is, with work piled up, you may feel obligated to extend when asked... because most folks are assumed that they feel bad to leave a company with outstanding work .. And when you leave you can be reminded of unfinished business.. When reality says other...
by chris_pilgrim
Sun, 21 Jun 2015 8:28 pm
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Forum has become so quiet
Replies: 66
Views: 13632

Re: Forum has become so quiet

@sunday. home cooked Singapore's chilli crab!! lucky dude!! i love the chilli crab gravy but the crab is too messy to eat. (This is one singapore's dish that I have yet to master on how to enjoy :D :D ) i reckon i will miss some of Singapore. after 18 months here, i can gel with the locals pretty we...
by chris_pilgrim
Sun, 21 Jun 2015 12:18 pm
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Forum has become so quiet
Replies: 66
Views: 13632

Re: Forum has become so quiet

hi @sunday :wave: Happy Father's Day! going out for celebration with your family?

... and guess what.. I've got another 6 more months before heading back home :D
by chris_pilgrim
Sat, 20 Jun 2015 12:24 pm
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Forum has become so quiet
Replies: 66
Views: 13632

Re: Forum has become so quiet

:wave: :wave: i'm still around and lurking. ... am more of a lurker than a contributor :oops:
by chris_pilgrim
Sun, 15 Feb 2015 10:32 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Is life in Singapore more relaxing than in London?
Replies: 35
Views: 11862

Re: Is life in Singapore more relaxing than in London?

Another 10ish months to work and play here in Sg before returning to old Blighty.

Can't wait to go home yet I feel sad upon thinking of leaving :???:

London has its beauty and Singapore has its charm... indeed I'm torn between two lovers..
by chris_pilgrim
Thu, 25 Dec 2014 7:51 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Your favourite Christmas song?
Replies: 13
Views: 2736

Re: Your favourite Christmas song?

Merry Christmas, Darling - The Carpenters
by chris_pilgrim
Sun, 23 Nov 2014 8:46 am
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Banking woes
Replies: 34
Views: 6815

Re: Banking woes

same problem here :( tried to fast cheque deposit a tax refund chq from HMRC into my DBS account and it was returned after 2 weeks. reason: name mismatch. called the bank to clarify but to no avail. went to the bank with all kinds of valid id - passport, photo id, proof of spore address, proof of my...
by chris_pilgrim
Sun, 21 Sep 2014 12:23 pm
Forum: Property Talk, Housing & Rental
Topic: Where is home?
Replies: 64
Views: 11411

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