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by poodlek
Tue, 02 Aug 2016 3:55 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: airplane seating etiquette
Replies: 90
Views: 9257

Re: airplane seating etiquette

This isn't a voluntary squeezing contest . I'm not so sure about that anymore...the last Tiger flight I took was rather like a clown car, and I did subject my own self to it. Also, I guess I must be a sumo wrestler because there's no way I could easily or comfortably fit past a person in that gap. ...
by poodlek
Mon, 01 Aug 2016 10:49 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: airplane seating etiquette
Replies: 90
Views: 9257

Re: airplane seating etiquette

To flip it around, I've only seen people NOT get up in Asia. I find it irritating and rude that a slight shift to the side of one's knees is considered sufficient in economy class seating. I always presume the person seated would rather not have their newspaper squished by my ass and their toes not ...
by poodlek
Sun, 31 Jul 2016 4:14 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: WHAT UP HOMIES??? Coming for a visit in Aug
Replies: 0
Views: 1081

WHAT UP HOMIES??? Coming for a visit in Aug

I'll be there for a visit August 15-22. *Who wants to have a drink?? *Where are the good places to take 3&5 year old children for fun these days? *Best pools for kids (bonus if they serve drinks)? Also I'll open another topic about it, but I'm looking at hosting a training event/seminar in SG in...
by poodlek
Tue, 06 Aug 2013 4:11 am
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Anybody cycle to work everyday?
Replies: 21
Views: 10881

Mr. K cycled just about everywhere in SG, as long as he wasn't dragging the fam along. He quite enjoyed it- of course the motorists are jerks, but if you're defensive enough and keep your sense of humour you should be ok. Mr. K isn't in a suit-wearing type of work though, and not one to sweat profus...
by poodlek
Tue, 06 Aug 2013 4:05 am
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Serviced apartments in Singapore
Replies: 12
Views: 4238

Hi All! It looks as if we are going to be back in SG in a month or so, just trying to finalize the contract negotiations. It will be for a short term (7 months) to start, so the company is offering a one bedroom serviced apartment in this place http://lxtan.webs.com/geylangaljunied.htm It looks ok a...
by poodlek
Wed, 26 Jun 2013 9:16 am
Forum: Leisure Chat, Jokes, Rubbish
Topic: It's been a while so I'm checking in :-)
Replies: 12
Views: 2984

I had to wear compression stockings up to my hips while I recovered from my C section in the hospital. I guess it would make sense to keep them on hand for long hauls. Pretty freaking warm and uncomfortable though! Better than the alternative I suppose ;-) I have God and the amazing doctors and nurs...
by poodlek
Tue, 25 Jun 2013 4:26 am
Forum: Leisure Chat, Jokes, Rubbish
Topic: It's been a while so I'm checking in :-)
Replies: 12
Views: 2984

Thanks all! There's a *tiny* possibility of a return to SG before the end of this year, so we'll see, maybe you'll get to meet my little Sweet Pea. It will depend on follow up appointments for me and her, because if either of us needs continued medical treatment, we're probably better off staying in...
by poodlek
Tue, 25 Jun 2013 4:14 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Why all the Nazi stickers on cars and bikes
Replies: 153
Views: 31918

I saw a south Asian dude wearing a Nazi swastika on his shirt in VivoCity one time and my first thought was that the poor bloke thought he was repping Vishnu with a badass shirt. Maybe the swastika can be reclaimed with more frequent legitimate usage?
by poodlek
Sun, 16 Jun 2013 11:29 pm
Forum: Leisure Chat, Jokes, Rubbish
Topic: It's been a while so I'm checking in :-)
Replies: 12
Views: 2984

It's been a while so I'm checking in :-)

Hi folks! It's been 10.5 months since I left SG and I've thought several times about checking in to see what's up but haven't gotten around to it. What we've been up to: I got pregnant literally the day we arrived home in Canada, and had a sweet baby girl on April 14th. In the interim we moved to a ...
by poodlek
Sun, 05 Aug 2012 9:13 pm
Forum: Moms-to-be & Moms Group
Topic: Beware of SCAMS when you want to buy strollers online
Replies: 13
Views: 12150

Re: Beware of SCAMS when you want to buy strollers online

Hi all, please beware of scam artists on most of singapore's online buying and selling sites including this one. Silly me... I just got scammed!!! They advertise mostly on Stokke Xplory strollers, orbit G2 strollers, and many others. Goes by the names Tom Anderson, aka Simone Ruscitti, and many oth...
by poodlek
Fri, 03 Aug 2012 7:51 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Leaving Gracefully
Replies: 23
Views: 9341

HOME SWEET HOME! After a rather trying journey from SIN-HKG-YYZ with a 17 month old, three adults, 14 pieces of checked baggage, 5 carry ons, 4 pets shipped the other way round the world (via Amsterdam) we have made it back to Brampton, ON with all our stuff, pets and people intact. Just the unpacki...
by poodlek
Mon, 30 Jul 2012 4:39 pm
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Why buy large bottle of Vinegar in Singapore
Replies: 6
Views: 11794

The biggest I've seen is 1L in Cold Storage. They call it "artificial vinegar" here. It costs a little more than $1/L.
by poodlek
Fri, 20 Jul 2012 9:00 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Singaporean words - pronounced differently to how it's spelt
Replies: 50
Views: 17634

My all time favourite: pizzeria=piss-area.
Honourable mention: Biopolis=B. O. Police.
by poodlek
Wed, 18 Jul 2012 8:48 pm
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Giving up seats to pregnant women....
Replies: 20
Views: 9523

It's absolutely hilarious how sleepy people get whenever a pregnant woman gets on the train/bus! I remember one time we got on at the Expo and I was pretty heavily pregnant and there were no seats already, so my husband asked one guy who was snoozing in the priority seat to give it up for me. They h...
by poodlek
Sun, 15 Jul 2012 9:17 pm
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: 10 things I hate about Singapore
Replies: 373
Views: 110559

I find the locals really friendly and courteous. This feeling has become even more pronounced ever since we had our baby. We travel always by public transport and even when the bus is fully packed my wife never had an issue with getting a seat. When we take our baby out on pram on the lift somebody...

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