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by JR8
Wed, 03 Aug 2016 11:27 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Music
Replies: 2098
Views: 340688

Re: Music

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5iX9YhCCp8 'Caravan - In The Land Of Grey And Pink (Full Album)' -------- 'Caravan are an English band from the Canterbury area, founded by former Wilde Flowers members David Sinclair, Richard Sinclair, Pye Hastings and Richard Coughlan in 1968.[1] The band have not ...
by JR8
Wed, 03 Aug 2016 9:30 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: airplane seating etiquette
Replies: 90
Views: 8093

Re: airplane seating etiquette

I sense a slight shift in style on the forum, there seems to be more abrasiveness than there used to be, and some people are far quicker to rise into conflict than they used to be. Who knows why and that's just my impression. I have pondered why; might it be as a result of the anti-FT purges, or oth...
by JR8
Wed, 03 Aug 2016 9:05 pm
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: Ex-SPR, LOC?
Replies: 20
Views: 1925

Re: Ex-SPR, LOC?

His son holds a British passport from birth and part of the obligation to retain the passport was for him to return to the UK before the age of 18. Just for the record, I've never heard of a Brit in such circumstances having their passport cancelled. Furthermore Brits are entitled to have dual citi...
by JR8
Wed, 03 Aug 2016 5:27 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: airplane seating etiquette
Replies: 90
Views: 8093

Re: airplane seating etiquette

I know you're kidding Raj but it has struck me how of late the forum seems to have picked up the style of that other place aka 'The Angry Board'.
by JR8
Wed, 03 Aug 2016 4:01 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: airplane seating etiquette
Replies: 90
Views: 8093

Re: RE: Re: airplane seating etiquette

ecureilx wrote: Unless it was some orientation camp


Somewhere they get sent as part of NS induction to determine if they're heterosexual?
by JR8
Tue, 02 Aug 2016 10:45 pm
Forum: Latest News & Current Affairs
Topic: South China Sea ruling .....
Replies: 145
Views: 24035

Re: South China Sea ruling .....

There was a world-wide trade in Opium and later heroine. Scroll about halfway down this page for a pic of a retail bottle of Bayer brand Heroine. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opium#Regulation_in_Britain_and_the_United_States The US didn't ban opium until 1905*. I can't see when it was banned in the...
by JR8
Tue, 02 Aug 2016 9:53 pm
Forum: Beauty, Health & Fitness
Topic: recommended optician
Replies: 12
Views: 9629

Re: recommended optician

My suggestion for an optician's shop is Foresight in the Toa Payoh hub [just about opposite Burger King]. I bought decent looking but unbranded reading specs for about $100. That included an eye-test, lens cutting, adjustment, and re-testing the final result. I've also had them later do a tune-up, r...
by JR8
Mon, 01 Aug 2016 4:21 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Music
Replies: 2098
Views: 340688

Re: Music

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wn6UHWXiyc
Chicane - Red Skies
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Liked them for many a year. Always thought they're very chilled out ambient etc ...
[absolute A1 recording/tech, if you put this through a hifi that can render it].
by JR8
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 6:20 pm
Forum: Leisure Chat, Jokes, Rubbish
Topic: Sundry humour
Replies: 340
Views: 73850

Re: Sundry humour

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by JR8
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 4:18 pm
Forum: Latest News & Current Affairs
Topic: The Euro/EU
Replies: 1
Views: 756

The Euro/EU

The subject has been discussed within the BREXIT topic and the 'Currency moves' topic, I thought it might be better to start another topic for the EU's ongoing challenges, esp. since they're probably going to run for the foreseeable... I was surprised to read a news item this morning. In fact for a ...
by JR8
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 3:48 pm
Forum: Latest News & Current Affairs
Topic: Donald Trump
Replies: 153
Views: 21901

Re: Donald Trump

A few excerpts: https://mishtalk.com/2016/07/28/puppet-theory-is-trump-putins-puppet/ 'Puppet Theory: Is Trump Putin’s Puppet? ...No one is pulling Trump’s string. Indeed, the Democrat and Republican leadership hate Trump precisely because he is no one’s puppet. ...The irony of the Slate article is ...
by JR8
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 3:24 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Ielts do it on purpose?
Replies: 28
Views: 9980

Re: Ielts do it on purpose?

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by JR8
Thu, 28 Jul 2016 7:59 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: A few questions regarding Long Term Visit Pass
Replies: 15
Views: 1871

Re: A few questions regarding Long Term Visit Pass

p.s. the other thing you can do is draw up a forecast household budget. Income vs expense. You'll find examples out on the web [I know of a UK one, but I'm sure you'll find others perhaps more local in nature]. Not only would that give you an idea of how future finances might look, it would perhaps ...
by JR8
Thu, 28 Jul 2016 4:35 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: A few questions regarding Long Term Visit Pass
Replies: 15
Views: 1871

Re: A few questions regarding Long Term Visit Pass

I pondered them moving to Aus too, it might be easier [just my 2c]. Then again SG seem to be going to some extra lengths to discourage SGns from emigrating, esp SGns who are adding babies to the population.
by JR8
Thu, 28 Jul 2016 4:26 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: A few questions regarding Long Term Visit Pass
Replies: 15
Views: 1871

Re: A few questions regarding Long Term Visit Pass

White card = 'Applicant's Disembarkation/Embarkation (D/E) card with a valid Visit Pass granted on entry into Singapore' https://www.ica.gov.sg/page.aspx?pageid=540&secid=171 I would expect ICA to question how you would support yourselves as a family. Who would work and would there be sufficient...

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