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by phil30k
Thu, 20 Jun 2013 6:03 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: House issues
Replies: 85
Views: 15168

I'm not having it. Our agent is the company one and he is creaming off every expat they bring in and doing nothing whilst the other side think we'll either live like tinkers or pay through the nose. Not bloody likely. He actually said when we pointed an identical house on the market since last summ...
by phil30k
Thu, 20 Jun 2013 5:51 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Noisy neighbours
Replies: 12
Views: 4693

Re: Noisy neighbours

Hi, I have 4 adjoined landed properties adjacent my house. They all put their washing machines and driers in their back yards directly under my bedroom. At 5 am their damn maids are already loading up (not blaming the maids, pretty sure its their power-crazed employers/exploiters who are sanctionin...
by phil30k
Wed, 02 Jan 2013 2:51 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: ITT - how to win an argument in some parts of Asia
Replies: 47
Views: 14743

Re: ITT - how to win an argument in some parts of Asia

To me that is a way of loosing, or were you joking? Looking at them straight in the eye and challenging them seems to work every time. Plus everything OSOD said below. Appeal to authority is just one of the many logical fallacies. Your example would fall under Ad Hominem. I guess the irony was that...
by phil30k
Sat, 22 Dec 2012 1:23 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: what to do about the blame game
Replies: 27
Views: 9035

Singapore used to be a British Colony and it still has a strong civil service mentality influenced by the industrial revolution. If that doesn't explain everything then I'll try again. :) The boss knows how everything works. He sets up the work flow. He initiates the work. His team is set up below h...
by phil30k
Sat, 22 Dec 2012 12:26 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: ITT - how to win an argument in some parts of Asia
Replies: 47
Views: 14743

Re: ITT - how to win an argument in some parts of Asia

I've learnt a few techniques over the years... maybe we can share some? 1. Never, ever, let logic get in the way of your argument. This is a western habit - thinking your argument has to be sound and logical for the other person to accept it. In Asia, not so. You can present and win the most illogi...
by phil30k
Mon, 29 Aug 2011 1:59 pm
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: housing Singapore what does PUB mean?
Replies: 10
Views: 20045

Re: housing Singapore what does PUB mean?

Hi Guys What does "PUB" mean? Is it some kind of brokerage from the housing agent. I was browsing on the websites for room and in most places I read "not inclusive of PUB." / "inclusive of PUB" Expecting early reply As was mentioned, PUB stands for the Public Utilities Board. That's the old name an...
by phil30k
Sat, 30 Apr 2011 3:49 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Links to How to Debate and Use Logical Arguments
Replies: 19
Views: 10308

Another infographic brought to you by Uncle Barry* http://atheismresource.com/wp-content/uploads/Debate-Flow-Chart1.jpg Not limited to topics on theism. *brownie points for anyone who gets this reference Thanks for that. I plan on printing multiple copies and distributing them to the "chosen ones" ...
by phil30k
Sat, 30 Apr 2011 3:38 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Links to How to Debate and Use Logical Arguments
Replies: 19
Views: 10308

"Only idiots will argue that there is such a thing as a rational debate".

Discuss!
by phil30k
Sat, 30 Apr 2011 3:07 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Pest control
Replies: 28
Views: 24823

Re: Pest control

Hello all, I am getting a serious pest control issue in my condo they do fogging and the surroundings are really clean and our house is pretty clean. We are getting really tiny creeping cockroach babies and even huge flying cockroaches like moths. What can I do? Can someone suggest a good pest cont...
by phil30k
Sun, 29 Aug 2010 10:38 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Is it a "MUST" to have at least a degree in singapore?
Replies: 89
Views: 22658

Re: Is it a "MUST" to have at least a degree in si

Ya , I am a singaporean from young we are taught must study and study. to get highest level of education to get success. even at workplace sometimes I see those people holding a high post with great certs but can;t get the work done. Many people I see around me just study for the seek of promotion....
by phil30k
Sat, 29 May 2010 10:32 pm
Forum: Beauty, Health & Fitness
Topic: Advise on getting treatment for depression
Replies: 18
Views: 27477

Yeah, but have you read any of ksl's old posts? :-| If they can walk the line line without overstepping then more power to them. But as soon as they step outside the line and "solicit" in any way, they are history. And, as pointed out above, some of the info is good info. I don't mind when somebody...
by phil30k
Sat, 29 May 2010 10:25 pm
Forum: Beauty, Health & Fitness
Topic: Wart Removal
Replies: 24
Views: 36568

Re: Wart Removal

I have had experience with viral warts. Go to the National Skin Centre. Warts are in your skin and kind of like grass, cuttig the leaf is only a temporary fix and the root has to be removed as well. I ended going for surgery to have the wart cut out. It was on the base of my feet (both of them) but ...
by phil30k
Thu, 24 Dec 2009 1:11 pm
Forum: Leisure Chat, Jokes, Rubbish
Topic: Management Learning: Lesson-1
Replies: 1
Views: 1945

The funniest part of this joke is that the bosses who would find it funny are the bad bosses.
by phil30k
Thu, 24 Dec 2009 12:58 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Barking mad
Replies: 25
Views: 7455

Dear Ozchick, What you can do is to look up "Strata Titles Board" in Singapore. They are the correct authority to adjucate disputes between neighbours in a condominium. The management corporation is constrained to acting within their authority and the help they can give you is very limited. You have...
by phil30k
Thu, 24 Dec 2009 12:09 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Visiting Singapore in one week...what should I pack?
Replies: 8
Views: 3065

Daytime touring: Shorts, tshirt, flip flops. Night time bar/club: jeans, loose cotton shirt, decent shoes. If you want to visit temples and the lot, make sure you cover up, just as a sign of respect. When you want to see some jungle sites, make sure you cover up most of your skin with thin cotton c...

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