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by Matney
Sun, 16 Aug 2009 10:38 am
Forum: Beauty, Health & Fitness
Topic: Clothing for the larger woman
Replies: 1
Views: 1534

Clothing for the larger woman

I went looking for the old messages on this topic and are told they no longer exist. Maybe I'm slow, but I know I'm not the only person in Asia who is larger than a 8-10, any idea where to find clothing for women in sizes 18+? Thanks!
by Matney
Wed, 27 May 2009 10:31 am
Forum: Parenting, Family & Schools
Topic: Should I let my kids get chicken pox?
Replies: 20
Views: 6975

I disagree with saying that having daughters vaccinated for cervical cancer is a no-brainer. Gardisil is still a new vaccine and children getting it now are essentially the guinea pigs. Also, not all strains of HPV are protected against with the vaccine, so it is still possible for a vaccinated per...
by Matney
Mon, 18 May 2009 6:24 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Australia's new budget - income tax for Australians overseas
Replies: 3
Views: 2969

Mr Matney, to be on the safe side, did ask our accountant in WA about this. Don't know the details, but we are safe as we ware listed as non-residents and therefore don't pay tax any way. Doesn't hurt to check with someone in the know back home.
by Matney
Thu, 14 May 2009 5:40 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Aussie government's 'hand-out'
Replies: 12
Views: 2586

Are you not considered a non-resident as you don't actual live in OZland at the moment? I doubt if you would have received the money if that was the case. I haven't checked our accounts yet, but like you they can have it back!
by Matney
Tue, 12 May 2009 3:38 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Times are a changing and I'm feeling old.
Replies: 24
Views: 5197

Thanks for all the comments. I believe we agree that the whole situation reeked of 'bad manners' and that even those times are a changing, there's a time and place for texting and invites and thank you notes are not. I'm glad to see I wasn't the only one feeling a bit miffed about the whole thing. V...
by Matney
Wed, 06 May 2009 7:40 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Times are a changing and I'm feeling old.
Replies: 24
Views: 5197

Thanks for making me feel that my way of thinking hasn't been totally forgotten. I text. I'm on Facebook and use Skype, so I don't feel totally alien to technology. But as RNT stated, there is a time and a place. I think is sad that the letter/invitation writing generation is disappearing. I'll admi...
by Matney
Wed, 06 May 2009 2:08 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Times are a changing and I'm feeling old.
Replies: 24
Views: 5197

Times are a changing and I'm feeling old.

I was invited to a baby shower for a friend by text message. I didn't know the person who sent the message and she didn't give her name. I confirmed with the mother-to-be who was surprised I didn't know this person. I texted back to the host, saying I would make an appearance, but that I had birthda...
by Matney
Sat, 02 May 2009 1:22 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Would you travel to NY with 2 kids now?
Replies: 16
Views: 3804

The media does a great job at scaring people. How many people die yearly from the basic flu that we all get? The news this morning is already saying that this scare is as bad as it was first thought to be. This a decision only you can make. If you'll fell better postponing your trip, them do so. Nob...
by Matney
Sat, 02 May 2009 1:04 pm
Forum: Parenting, Family & Schools
Topic: how to get your kid to finish his lunch....
Replies: 10
Views: 3261

A child will not starve if he chooses not to eat at mealtime. The adults in the child's life determine what a child enjoys to eat, whether its healthy or junk food. I don't force my students to eat, but I do request that they eat something out of their lunch box/bag. I also tell them that their mum ...
by Matney
Fri, 20 Mar 2009 7:49 pm
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Where to buy Air Mattress?
Replies: 12
Views: 45118

I feel the Giant would be the cheaper of the two options mentioned here.
by Matney
Wed, 18 Mar 2009 9:36 pm
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Where to buy Air Mattress?
Replies: 12
Views: 45118

Its not the brand you mentioned, but we found 'blow up' camp mattresses at Giant. Have you tried any of the camping shops?
by Matney
Sat, 31 Jan 2009 12:57 am
Forum: Computer, Internet, Phone & Electronics
Topic: I-Phone
Replies: 5
Views: 2956

But wouldn't they have to join Singtel on a 2-year plan? It was that way at Christmas. This would pose a problem.
by Matney
Tue, 27 Jan 2009 11:26 am
Forum: Property Talk, Housing & Rental
Topic: Desperately looking for a six month condo lease
Replies: 10
Views: 6270

We were in a similar situation, lease expired in January and we knew we were leaving in June. I'd try to work something out with your present LL, because you have very little chance of some unknown LL offering you a 6 month lease. You can take a year lease and pay the LL for the 6 months that you're...
by Matney
Tue, 13 Jan 2009 2:17 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Looking for Bag Seamstress in Sg
Replies: 6
Views: 3454

Not knowing how complicated it is, possibly try some of the people who sew for a living. Katong Shopping Centre(big blue building located on the East Coast Road near Parkway Parade)has several of these people, who might be able to make it for you. All you can do is ask. They might be able to suggest...
by Matney
Tue, 13 Jan 2009 2:13 am
Forum: Beauty, Health & Fitness
Topic: How to improve children concentration?
Replies: 25
Views: 10402

As a teacher of this age, I'm shocked that you don't have him in bed sooner than midnight. Yes, he's getting 8 hours of sleep, but that may not be enough. I would say the teacher is also not doing her job, if she isn't helping him get at least 5 sentences done. She is the one letting him stare out t...

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