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by AuntieMabel
Wed, 09 Nov 2016 5:50 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: Meeting PEP criteria as a contractor
Replies: 1
Views: 1130

Meeting PEP criteria as a contractor

I've previously lived in Singapore (on a work-sponsored EP), and given the state of the UK right now am keen to go back. However, in the intervening time I've left my job at a big corporate and joined the more lucrative world of IT contracting. Not had much luck applying for jobs in SG - feedback fr...
by AuntieMabel
Tue, 02 Dec 2014 10:26 am
Forum: Beauty, Health & Fitness
Topic: Ear infections
Replies: 17
Views: 33746

Re: Ear infections

That sounds quite similar to my experience - I got a really bad ear infection at the end of October. I went to a GP at the International Medical Centre clinic, who gave me some antibiotics and some ear drops to clear the build-up of wax. A few days later it got so bad I had to go to A&E at Gleneagle...
by AuntieMabel
Mon, 01 Dec 2014 3:40 pm
Forum: Beauty, Health & Fitness
Topic: Bobbi brown
Replies: 6
Views: 2320

Re: Bobbi brown

I usually swear by Bobbi Brown at home (ie where it is usually cold), but find it doesn't work so well for me here - it sweats off, and feels a little too thick for this weather. I've switched to Laura Mercier's tinted moisturiser instead. Your mileage may vary - I can't remember if they do Bobbi Br...
by AuntieMabel
Fri, 14 Nov 2014 12:32 pm
Forum: Beauty, Health & Fitness
Topic: Hairdresser recommendations - curly hair
Replies: 1
Views: 2438

Hairdresser recommendations - curly hair

I have wavy/slightly curly hair which needs cutting every few weeks to keep its shape. I've just moved here from the UK and need to find someone who can deal with not-straight hair.

Any curly girls out there who can recommend someone to sort out my barnet?

Thanks.
by AuntieMabel
Fri, 14 Nov 2014 12:28 pm
Forum: 30's Club
Topic: American female, 33yrs, looking for female friends
Replies: 48
Views: 17365

Re: American female, 33yrs, looking for female friends

Hi Sarah

I'd love to catch up with women of a similar age. I'm a 34-year-old British woman, married, just moved here from London, work for a bank (doesn't everyone?).
by AuntieMabel
Fri, 07 Nov 2014 7:35 pm
Forum: Newcomer's Lounge
Topic: British woman, 34, new in town
Replies: 1
Views: 927

British woman, 34, new in town

I arrived in Singapore a month ago. I've settled in and am now looking to make some new friends.

I live in River Valley, work in the city - keen to meet others who enjoy a drink after work.
by AuntieMabel
Fri, 07 Nov 2014 7:09 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: IPA to pass: practicalities
Replies: 9
Views: 1669

Re: IPA to pass: practicalities

Do you have the Fax number? Can you send a fax to that number asking the person on the other end to contact you so you can explain your situation? if it is an e-fax solution, good luck waiting ;) It is. So exactly. BUT: I got to the bottom of the mystery! The IPA wasn't even sent to my company. The...
by AuntieMabel
Thu, 06 Nov 2014 10:47 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: IPA to pass: practicalities
Replies: 9
Views: 1669

Re: IPA to pass: practicalities

> Most likely you're just dealing with someone in HR who is clueless.

This describes anyone I have ever met who works in HR, in any company I've ever worked for. I think it's a qualification for the job. That and making ugly, unusable forms in Word.
by AuntieMabel
Thu, 06 Nov 2014 9:14 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: IPA to pass: practicalities
Replies: 9
Views: 1669

Re: IPA to pass: practicalities

> Why don't you check with your company if you can retrieve it? Clearly, I have already tried this - been in touch with HR and Talent Acquisition to ask where these things would normally end up. No one can tell me. The issue is that there's no way whoever receives the letter or fax will know who on ...
by AuntieMabel
Tue, 04 Nov 2014 8:45 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: IPA to pass: practicalities
Replies: 9
Views: 1669

IPA to pass: practicalities

So, I submitted my other half's DP application manually. I logged on the other day to find it had been approved. In fact, it was approved over three weeks ago. They sent the IPA to my company. That is, they literally sent it to Acme Plc - no name - at the company's registered address. I work for a v...
by AuntieMabel
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 5:40 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: how to appeal if a dependant pass is rejected - Please help
Replies: 15
Views: 8018

Update: Dropped the form off at Singpost a little under three weeks ago. Logged on this morning to track application status, to find it's all approved.

Glad I didn't bother to pay $500 for an agency to do it - it was all very fast and straightforward, even doing it manually.
by AuntieMabel
Wed, 24 Sep 2014 6:21 pm
Forum: Travel & Holidays
Topic: Travel insurance - recommendations?
Replies: 12
Views: 6734

Thanks all. I'll take a look at those recommendations. Just looking for standard annual travel, non-US, for cancellation/theft/etc.

(We don't scuba, else that'd be a good option... sadly I buggered my eardrums some years ago so I'm not allowed).

Thank you!
by AuntieMabel
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 10:54 pm
Forum: Travel & Holidays
Topic: Travel insurance - recommendations?
Replies: 12
Views: 6734

Travel insurance - recommendations?

I'm about to leave for a 6-9 month stint in Singapore. I've been looking at options for travel insurance to cover our trips around the region. What's the rough cost of annual multi-trip insurance from there? And is there any firm you'd recommend? (or, conversely, suggest I steer clear of). Annoyingl...
by AuntieMabel
Sun, 07 Sep 2014 12:28 am
Forum: 30's Club
Topic: F friends around Holland Village? I'm 31yr old S. American F
Replies: 10
Views: 2260

Hi Yomaira

I lived in Bolivia - over ten years ago now, though, so my Spanish (which was never very good) is really rusty. I've travelled to that part of the world many times since, though. My husband and I honeymooned in Ecuador, in fact.

Hope to catch up when I reach Singapore.
by AuntieMabel
Sun, 07 Sep 2014 12:25 am
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: how to appeal if a dependant pass is rejected - Please help
Replies: 15
Views: 8018

Apologies to the opening poster for hijacking the thread! On the basis of what's you've said I'm not concerned that my husband's DP is likely to be rejected - we're both British, have been married several years, reasonably high earners, clean records, postgrad degree from a decent UK university, etc...

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