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by Beeroclock
Fri, 04 Jul 2014 10:11 am
Forum: Leisure Chat, Jokes, Rubbish
Topic: Do they assume we're all rich and stupid?
Replies: 20
Views: 3779

Reminds me of a weird experience I had about a year or two ago, being approached in millenia walk by a western lady, maybe 60 years old, dressed in tourist garb with the straw hat / suitcase etc, asking for money to make an urgent phone call to family and pointing to a nearby payphone. I asked how m...
by Beeroclock
Fri, 04 Jul 2014 10:02 am
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: People's park beauty rip off
Replies: 32
Views: 5840

Beeroclock, sorry to hear about your mum's experience. I think we have to accept that foreigners are viewed by many people in Singapore as fair game to be fleeced in any way possible. After ten years I got so tired of everything from the insidious Ang Moh Markup to dishonest landlords and agents, a...
by Beeroclock
Wed, 02 Jul 2014 3:53 pm
Forum: Latest News & Current Affairs
Topic: Can Singapore Muslims swear allegiance to new "Islamic State"?
Replies: 39
Views: 4986

I'm curious who is funding them. And also, how they intend to maintain their supply lines, when they appear to be surrounded by opponents on all sides. I haven't read much about it, but it seems a very unusual situation. I can't think of another instance in modern history of a bunch of disparate fa...
by Beeroclock
Wed, 02 Jul 2014 3:47 pm
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: People's park beauty rip off
Replies: 32
Views: 5840

This is something that has been getting my goat bigtime lately: the rampant pressure-selling everywhere you go here. You can't take 3 steps anywhere in Singapore without some brochure-toting sales-hyena urging you to buy this, that or the other. And they're everywhere now; there were two obsequious...
by Beeroclock
Wed, 02 Jul 2014 2:22 pm
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: People's park beauty rip off
Replies: 32
Views: 5840

The police likely won't be that interested, but I'd still give them a call just to see what they might have to say. I'd also Google on several iterations of 'shop-name, peoples park, eyebrow, scam, rip-off + + ' and so on, to see what if anything else came up ... I don't think so either, these peop...
by Beeroclock
Wed, 02 Jul 2014 11:39 am
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: People's park beauty rip off
Replies: 32
Views: 5840

People's park beauty rip off

My mum's here visiting us and had a day out to people's park where she managed to get scammed by one of these beauty places. It started off as a $5 eyebrow shaving, which managed to get her in the chair........ Then mum agreed to upgrade $8 to a proper eyebrow pluck/tweezering. After some arm twisti...
by Beeroclock
Fri, 27 Jun 2014 4:00 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: The Road not taken.. do you have any?
Replies: 38
Views: 6172

Four. I didn't say this but I am an engineer too. Am I the only one who does't regret? In my case I don't have any regrets being an engineer but at some points in my engineering career it came to dealing with fixing people and their problems rather than fixing systems with problems. I guess you don...
by Beeroclock
Fri, 27 Jun 2014 3:58 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: The Road not taken.. do you have any?
Replies: 38
Views: 6172

Re: The Road not taken.. do you have any?

I have had other situations as well, like choosing company A over company B , Partner A over Partner B , House A vs House B, country A vs Country B etc etc etc. decisions decisions decisions! why is this always so hard? here is a technique to try next time, use the coin toss method. 1. toss a coin,...
by Beeroclock
Fri, 27 Jun 2014 3:39 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: The Road not taken.. do you have any?
Replies: 38
Views: 6172

Don't let yesterday use up too much of today. (Cherokee Indian Proverb) +1. Not so easy to do in practice, but the best way really is to accept your current situation, be grateful for what you have, and the self awareness/intent to know what you want to happen next in life and take action (any acti...
by Beeroclock
Fri, 27 Jun 2014 3:29 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: The Road not taken.. do you have any?
Replies: 38
Views: 6172

Re: The Road not taken.. do you have any?

if you had a chance to go back and change some decisions, would you ? I had the same story such as you. Either an engineer or a doctor. And just like you, I had chosen the former. My reasoning at that point was because I was too afraid to handle someone's life. Afraid of that my mind would destroy ...
by Beeroclock
Fri, 27 Jun 2014 3:23 pm
Forum: Property Talk, Housing & Rental
Topic: Where is home?
Replies: 64
Views: 11920

Yes I struggle with this too. Some people are under a misconception that the "expat" lifestyle is all roses. There are downsides that come with it. You miss out on a lot of family stuff and lose touch with your dearest friends (primary school/etc). And you can feel kind of stateless/nomadic, which i...
by Beeroclock
Fri, 27 Jun 2014 3:10 pm
Forum: Parenting, Family & Schools
Topic: List of indian schools in Singapore
Replies: 17
Views: 11995

That's why normally I don't help seeing posts like the initial one in this thread. Dare to say, majority of such posters are not worth any response. Providing them with the requested information only makes their approach persistent. Do nothing by yourself, rely on the others, strengthen your entitl...
by Beeroclock
Fri, 27 Jun 2014 2:07 am
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: 40 Day countdown!
Replies: 26
Views: 4468

Hannieroo wrote:Antihistamine cream. Bites and stings happen and hydrocortisone is hard to find unless at the gp.
I just bought a tube at guardian for 3 bucks without any prescription (but did need to give IC number to pharmacist)
by Beeroclock
Wed, 25 Jun 2014 10:43 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: 'The Good Country Index'
Replies: 13
Views: 2582

This forum, as always very educational!
by Beeroclock
Wed, 25 Jun 2014 10:29 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: 'The Good Country Index'
Replies: 13
Views: 2582

had to scroll a long way down to find china ... sandwiched between Pakistan, Sudan and Rwanda ( if it's any consolation at least they are ahead of Rwanda).

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