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by JR8
Sat, 09 Jul 2016 8:31 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: help me to understand
Replies: 16
Views: 2567

Re: help me to understand

@gabrino. It is a good observation you make there; one I don't recall seeing here before. It can irritate my wife too, and she's SGn. We've had instances where my wife asks a question, the reply is directed at me, but due to the mangled accent I can't understand it. Then I have to look at my wife wi...
by JR8
Sat, 09 Jul 2016 1:36 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Music
Replies: 2100
Views: 361710

Re: Music

Here's one on the younger side, for those into dance/club music.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYoPOJCeJvU
'WHTKD - Say To Me'

A pretty sweet bangin' little number [in more ways than one].

- Apparently a Lithuanian group, and filmed in the Dominican Republic.
by JR8
Fri, 08 Jul 2016 8:45 pm
Forum: Latest News & Current Affairs
Topic: UK vote to leave the EU ['BREXIT'] - 23rd June
Replies: 333
Views: 39241

Re: UK vote to leave the EU ['BREXIT'] - 23rd June

Here's an update on the property fund turmoil . Those funds in question deal in commercial property. It's not surprising there's uncertainty in the corporate sector. If you were a company entering or planning to grow in the UK I think this might be a prudent time for some 'wait and see'. The reside...
by JR8
Fri, 08 Jul 2016 4:14 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Music
Replies: 2100
Views: 361710

Re: Music

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGwV6QRx3wI PINK FLOYD ASTRONOMY DOMINE 1967 '"Astronomy Domine" is a song by British psychedelic rock band Pink Floyd. The song, written and composed by original vocalist/guitarist Syd Barrett, was the first track featured on their debut album, The Piper at the Gates...
by JR8
Fri, 08 Jul 2016 4:07 am
Forum: Latest News & Current Affairs
Topic: Bank Robbery @ Holland Village
Replies: 72
Views: 9241

Re: Bank Robbery @ Holland Village

Calling for witnesses, yet in a country that perhaps has more ID-trail/CCTV/GSM-tracking than any other they haven't released even released a photofit/CCTV pic of the alleged perp. How odd :-k In fact no one seems to have even given a rough description of the alleged perp at all, most odd, one might...
by JR8
Fri, 08 Jul 2016 3:47 am
Forum: Latest News & Current Affairs
Topic: UK vote to leave the EU ['BREXIT'] - 23rd June
Replies: 333
Views: 39241

Re: UK vote to leave the EU ['BREXIT'] - 23rd June

I admit to not knowing Junker's personally but I do know one MEP (a UK one) personally and he IS an arrogant sod. So perhaps it goes with the territory? Have you ever met a politician who isn't? Likely worse still when they're so lavishly paid and yet beyond the reach of the democratic vote. [Remin...
by JR8
Fri, 08 Jul 2016 3:43 am
Forum: Latest News & Current Affairs
Topic: UK vote to leave the EU ['BREXIT'] - 23rd June
Replies: 333
Views: 39241

Re: UK vote to leave the EU ['BREXIT'] - 23rd June

>>PNG>> 'I notice Farage's pre-positioning to act as a consultant or create parties in Europe to help other countries 'achieve independence'.... it would not suprise me at all if he suddenly announced he was a citizen of some European country and left the UK completely. He's without a doubt now a t...
by JR8
Wed, 06 Jul 2016 4:57 pm
Forum: Latest News & Current Affairs
Topic: UK vote to leave the EU ['BREXIT'] - 23rd June
Replies: 333
Views: 39241

Re: UK vote to leave the EU ['BREXIT'] - 23rd June

Another interesting post on the Mishtalk finance/geopolitics blog. I have edited parts out, but warning, it's still quite long... --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ' Can the EU Survive as a Prison? Who Has the Keys? In the wake of Brexit, the EU and Ge...
by JR8
Wed, 06 Jul 2016 1:28 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Why you might want to shut your business in Singapore
Replies: 33
Views: 7226

Re: Why you might want to shut your business in Singapore

Sumptuously languid, thanks for posting, most interesting :) Conjurers visuals for me, like these from the US artist Edward Hopper ... http://www.edwardhopper.net/images/paintings/automat.jpg http://archives.skafka.net/Edward%20Hopper.jpg ps. The mood created reminds me rather of post night-out chil...
by JR8
Tue, 05 Jul 2016 11:22 pm
Forum: Latest News & Current Affairs
Topic: UK vote to leave the EU ['BREXIT'] - 23rd June
Replies: 333
Views: 39241

Re: UK vote to leave the EU ['BREXIT'] - 23rd June

p.s. Until the EU changes in a meaningful way then the hurricane is going to continue circling the continent. Until then the perpetual question will be 'who's next?' And given markets trade rumour/fear prior to the fact, that will add to the risks later crystallising. An article from overnight - Spa...
by JR8
Tue, 05 Jul 2016 11:08 pm
Forum: Latest News & Current Affairs
Topic: UK vote to leave the EU ['BREXIT'] - 23rd June
Replies: 333
Views: 39241

Re: UK vote to leave the EU ['BREXIT'] - 23rd June

I don't know her, maybe she meant this, but I read it rather straight forward and it is a mess. It is a mess of anxiety and uncertainty. I mean it without saying anything against or for. The UK society (as much as I can see it) seems in some sort of panic state. Many have doubts, hardly anybody has...
by JR8
Tue, 05 Jul 2016 8:54 pm
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: LOOK-SEE trip advice please
Replies: 4
Views: 1275

Re: LOOK-SEE trip advice please

Welcome to the forum :) If you look at the 'sticky'/FAQ topics at the head of this Relocating/Moving section of the forum, there are a couple there which hopefully should be of help to you. This one -> 'Where should I/we consider living' http://forum.singaporeexpats.com/viewtopic.php?t=101985 ...wil...
by JR8
Tue, 05 Jul 2016 7:17 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Why you might want to shut your business in Singapore
Replies: 33
Views: 7226

Re: Why you might want to shut your business in Singapore

It was certainly an interesting time to be a teenager :) Though the wars and economic recessions that bred the anger that led into those genres of punk/alt weren't fun at all. My father talks of early 50s 'rock n'roll' in a similar way, the likes of Bill Hailey and The Comets [Rock Around The Clock ...
by JR8
Tue, 05 Jul 2016 6:47 pm
Forum: Latest News & Current Affairs
Topic: UK vote to leave the EU ['BREXIT'] - 23rd June
Replies: 333
Views: 39241

Re: UK vote to leave the EU ['BREXIT'] - 23rd June

Do you even have the slightest idea why a vast majority of the folk who voted to leave did so? Have you ever been to the UK outside of the main Metropolitan areas?? Being in the EU has done almost nothing tangible for them , my parents live in such an area. Its at the bottom no matter who their "Ov...
by JR8
Mon, 04 Jul 2016 11:01 pm
Forum: Latest News & Current Affairs
Topic: UK vote to leave the EU ['BREXIT'] - 23rd June
Replies: 333
Views: 39241

Re: UK vote to leave the EU ['BREXIT'] - 23rd June

If the EU carries on like this it's going to implode. There is a point approaching where the 'EU magician' is no longer going to be able to re-spin all the wobbling plates. ---- [excerpts]--- 'Merkel-Renzi Showdown: Italy Threatens to Defy Merkel, Brussels Over bank Bailouts Rules are rules, unless ...

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