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by Vaucluse
Mon, 20 Jan 2014 10:06 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Best Place to Retire??
Replies: 127
Views: 22145

There's no work for your kids in NZ - they'll end up becoming Aussies. Of course there is work in NZ . . . and our kids are Aussies, but the trouble and strife is a Kiwi and refuses to live in Oz. A list of some friends' jobs in NZ: VP of an IT company that exports mainly to the US Director of Pers...
by Vaucluse
Fri, 17 Jan 2014 5:55 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Best Place to Retire??
Replies: 127
Views: 22145

There's no work for your kids in NZ - they'll end up becoming Aussies. Of course there is work in NZ . . . and our kids are Aussies, but the trouble and strife is a Kiwi and refuses to live in Oz. A list of some friends' jobs in NZ: VP of an IT company that exports mainly to the US Director of Pers...
by Vaucluse
Wed, 15 Jan 2014 6:47 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Best Place to Retire??
Replies: 127
Views: 22145

I was in Mexico for the holidays with my Malaysian wife, and her opinion after the trip was: "I felt safer in Mexico than I do in my own country". And we were in Mexico City for a few days as well... . A German-Mexican perchance? :) I used to work in San Diego and tried to get to Mexico a...
by Vaucluse
Sun, 12 Jan 2014 7:17 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Best Place to Retire??
Replies: 127
Views: 22145

Surely you are kidding . . . fairly well every Chinese, Eurasian and Indian I meet either has a relative in the west - usually Australia - or has plans or wishes to migrate. well, not stirring the pot, but .. maybe you haven't met enough middle-class Malaysians ?? :) a majority of Malaysians in Sin...
by Vaucluse
Thu, 09 Jan 2014 3:21 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Michael Schumacher
Replies: 3
Views: 1944

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by Vaucluse
Thu, 09 Jan 2014 3:18 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Best Place to Retire??
Replies: 127
Views: 22145

And .. about kicking out the Indians/Chinese, well, none of my relatives up there would ever give up their Malaysian Passport, they are so ingrained into Malaysia .. so much so, I know a couple of marriage proposals broke up when the guy/girl from Malaysia refused to relocate .. good luck trying to...
by Vaucluse
Wed, 08 Jan 2014 11:07 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Best Place to Retire??
Replies: 127
Views: 22145

WD40, not X9200. I know, I know, all these alphanumeric names all sound the same. Why don't you guys pick a nice nick with a noun or an adjective like....................... "Earthfriendly " :P . WD40 is a proper noun :P :cool: Ok, proper noun . . . Apartheid in Malaysia and ZA being the ...
by Vaucluse
Wed, 08 Jan 2014 10:59 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Best Place to Retire??
Replies: 127
Views: 22145

Wrong assumptions Vaucluse. I always say that safety in Malaysia is like in any Western country (average) so you are barking up the wrong tree plus you confused me with WD40. For these ++10y I am here, not a single bad thing has happened to me in Malaysia. Happy now? Only one point: surely there is...
by Vaucluse
Wed, 08 Jan 2014 10:19 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Best Place to Retire??
Replies: 127
Views: 22145

Good morning EF! Image Yes, thank you. Ipoh coffee, as it were

Wrong tree? How so? Did I misread again? Sigh . . .
by Vaucluse
Wed, 08 Jan 2014 9:12 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Best Place to Retire??
Replies: 127
Views: 22145

To know the truth you have to live in Malaysia and a Western country both for longer periods of time. Also you probably have to factor in an Angmoh factor - stereotypes of rich whites must be present making them potentially a more likely target. To know the truth you have to have lived in Malaysia ...
by Vaucluse
Tue, 07 Jan 2014 9:11 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Best Place to Retire??
Replies: 127
Views: 22145

Wd40 wrote: Its along the same lines as apartheid was in South Africa.


:lol: That's a rather cute comparison.

Dim-witted but cute. :roll:
by Vaucluse
Mon, 06 Jan 2014 9:14 pm
Forum: Leisure Chat, Jokes, Rubbish
Topic: Ang Mo vs Singaporean
Replies: 11
Views: 3325

:lol: I like . . . though have yet to see a red-blooded Singaporean man NOT 'pfwoar' at big boobs
by Vaucluse
Mon, 06 Jan 2014 8:40 pm
Forum: Leisure Chat, Jokes, Rubbish
Topic: Marka Wrong
Replies: 2
Views: 1351

So cheap one . . . muss buy
by Vaucluse
Mon, 06 Jan 2014 8:38 pm
Forum: Leisure Chat, Jokes, Rubbish
Topic: Singapore complaints..
Replies: 3
Views: 1390

:lol: Love it . . . The whole family was in Singapore for a day last week - to the zoo of course . . . and driving was a pleasure . . . courteous and civilised. Everyone was pleasant and helpful. Fear not, oh Singaporeans and Expats . . . you are living in a lovely place (Ok, here I have a 4000sq ft...
by Vaucluse
Mon, 06 Jan 2014 8:30 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Nationality of baby
Replies: 6
Views: 2357

Hey, Happy New Year, V! Wow, it's been a while. How the family? Good I hope. Not sure why your wife had to register the baby birth if she gave birth outside of Singapore (provided that you registered her birth as a citizen of your country (which one I'm not too sure of considering the amount of tim...

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