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by x9200
Tue, 29 Sep 2009 11:42 pm
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Making friends with the locals
Replies: 21
Views: 7034

Re: Making friends with the locals

If it comes to any drinking gathering I found locals showing pretty much reserve in active participation - loosing face syndrome if they get drunk as per my guess. This may be a factor sometimes. You haven't seen our local gals at Zouk on Friday & Saturday's & Ladies nights then, have you! ...
by x9200
Tue, 29 Sep 2009 11:39 pm
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Making friends with the locals
Replies: 21
Views: 7034

Re: Making friends with the locals

Correct! That is why I enjoy it. People do not end up drunk, vomiting all over the place and starting to talk rubbish unlike here in the UK. Go out with friends and past 10PM it is "uncool" to not be drunk and make yourself look like a total wally. I had many sessions at Brewerkz with my ...
by x9200
Tue, 29 Sep 2009 12:58 pm
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Making friends with the locals
Replies: 21
Views: 7034

Re: Making friends with the locals

I hate seeing pure expat groups together. There are some regulars at Brewerkz every Friday night and never ever do they have any locals in their midst. What I do not understand is that if you were back home you maybe would never speak to each other but just because you are in a foreign place all th...
by x9200
Fri, 25 Sep 2009 8:38 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Bad Attitude from Doctor & Nurse
Replies: 9
Views: 3587

In the year I have been in Singapore I have not met a Doctor or an assistant that was anything but helpful. I have a high regard for ALL medical staff no matter where in the world they work as its a thankless job most of the time. And in Singapore they very professional and they know what they doin...
by x9200
Fri, 25 Sep 2009 1:47 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Bad Attitude from Doctor & Nurse
Replies: 9
Views: 3587

So why are you posting it here for your first post? :roll: Wouldn't it be better to post it on sgforums? Isn't that where all the locals go to whinge and b*tch? Isn't it the case with 50% of the first posts being whiny people who feel they have been insulted by bad service or disrespectful attitude...
by x9200
Fri, 25 Sep 2009 11:45 am
Forum: Strictly Speaking
Topic: snobby caucasians
Replies: 19
Views: 12447

This is definitely not limited only to Caucasians. My boyfriend lives on the East Coast and it's like pulling teeth to get anyone to speak to you in his condo. Geez, SPEAK if you are going to take the time and stare at someone's face for a whole minute!!!! Just rude!!!! :x Off my soapbox, continue ...
by x9200
Fri, 25 Sep 2009 8:28 am
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Making friends with the locals
Replies: 21
Views: 7034

Re: Making friends with the locals

As they say, when in Rome, make friends with the Romans. Can anyone share their experiences? is it easy making friends with local singaporeans or do expats pretty much just stick together like glue? :) Depends. Going regularly out to an ordinary coffee shop is a good idea but not necessarily you wo...
by x9200
Thu, 17 Sep 2009 3:42 pm
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: In search of shrimp paste and basil
Replies: 9
Views: 5660

My friend there is so much basil in little india! heaps and heaps of it in the wet markets of little india. Really? Are you sure it's European (sweet) basil? I thought Indian cooking uses holy basil (tulsi). http://www.coldstorage.com.sg/onlineshopping/browse-brand.aspx?Search=basil I also bought m...
by x9200
Wed, 16 Sep 2009 4:42 pm
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Credit card fraud
Replies: 94
Views: 38360

Simple change bank, write saying how crap their service is and you are shutting down your accounts. I was warned when I got here how bad DBS is only useful for the cashpoint machines, they have it on the plate as Govt restricts the number of ATM a "foreign" bank can have. I have switched ...
by x9200
Wed, 16 Sep 2009 4:35 pm
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Credit card fraud
Replies: 94
Views: 38360

No reply from DBS despite me enquiring: - at a branch - via their website feedback / enquiry link - over the phone to their call centre Disgraceful customer service ! DBS got some selected cards that seem better protected, eg black amex cc: "Online Fraud Protection Guarantee Shop in cyber spac...
by x9200
Wed, 16 Sep 2009 4:06 pm
Forum: Cars & Motorcycles
Topic: driving a motorbike or scooter in Singapore
Replies: 22
Views: 44561

When I took the Class 2B licence course, I was lucky. First, I was staying very near the driving center. Second, I was a student and I had lots of time. So, in the end, without failing any lessons or tests and booking each lesson as soon as I passed one, I was able to get my licence only after 3 mo...
by x9200
Sat, 12 Sep 2009 3:12 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: One man company
Replies: 10
Views: 3005

Running as a sole prop will require an entrepass if I'm not mistaken. I don't think, and this is just a guess going from my last understanding of the EP rules, that you can do it under a PEP but I might be mistaken. You need to check the MoM website for full verification as they make it quite simpl...
by x9200
Wed, 09 Sep 2009 8:17 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: I am a New Man! \:D/
Replies: 131
Views: 58979

One of them is that if you "shrink" too rapidly and not exercise your skin will not manage to follow. Not a particularly most desired aesthetic effect one would like to achieve :-) This is true, but if you have balanced your hormone levels in the process, you would be surprised at the shr...
by x9200
Tue, 08 Sep 2009 10:10 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: I am a New Man! \:D/
Replies: 131
Views: 58979

I was satisfied that this was safe to do. And it worked just as fantastically for me as it did for the guy who referred me to the programme. I only needed to lose 25kg, which I lost in 22 weeks, but he lost 49kg in 6 months & 2 weeks! And, like me, he's much healthier for it as well. In 2001 I ...
by x9200
Tue, 08 Sep 2009 1:39 pm
Forum: Leisure Chat, Jokes, Rubbish
Topic: 60 signs you've been in Singapore too long!
Replies: 86
Views: 54810

Found this list long time ago: http://www.bevaart.com/cultureshock/ Not sure if the link was posted here. LOL the list is very funny. Ohh yeah and you start to think that having "5 drinks" is FAR TOO MUCH. We had a kind of ad-hoc farewell party for our colleague (Caucasian). All together 1...

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