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Postby JR8 » Sun, 24 Aug 2014 11:07 pm

JR8 wrote:Know Notting Hill well do you ? :wink: :roll:


Brah wrote:My ex-SO, who is not from the UK, has lived there since we broke up, so NH is not a fond memory for me


.... er, and you've at least been been there, rather than just watch the namesake film?

I don't really get this 'distaste' from half a world a away for a pretty chilled out area. Or a 'very easygoing and trendy/popular' area if you're simply a visitor.

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Postby the lynx » Mon, 25 Aug 2014 10:02 am

I live near HV and honestly, it is very convenient and home-y. Simple.

Pretentious crowd etc, honestly you get more of them at the Quays and Orchard Road.

HV has a fair share of expat flavour (let's argue about the authenticity in other thread), and local flavour. Two local markets, three Cold Storages, two Fair Prices, one Giant, many local and expat hairstylists, one post office, dry-cleaners, seamstress, child care, pubs, restaurants, bus stops with awesome routes, two MRT stations, a Fitness First and other boutique gyms - all within 2 km radius of HV.

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Postby chris_pilgrim » Sun, 31 Aug 2014 2:36 pm

JR8 wrote:@C-P. It sounds like HV doesn't offer enough to have tempted you to visit either. If that is so why would you want to pay 'the D10 premium' to live there?


hahaha... i must have been a good girl that my company upped me to a D10 housing location :D (just kidding) anyhoo, yesterday afternoon i sat at d'Good Cafe to "feel the HV vibes" .. it's a lovely estate but i think i prefer to look out at the sea from my balcony at harbourfront :)
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Postby JR8 » Sun, 31 Aug 2014 5:44 pm

chris_pilgrim wrote:d'Good Cafe


I had to google that to check you weren't just making up a pretentious and patently silly name.

...

And you're not!!! :o :lol:

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Postby chris_pilgrim » Sun, 31 Aug 2014 5:56 pm

JR8 wrote:
chris_pilgrim wrote:d'Good Cafe


I had to google that to check you weren't just making up a pretentious and patently silly name.

...

And you're not!!! :o :lol:


goodness gracious me JR8!! you're such a cheeky sausage ... :D :D
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Postby JR8 » Sun, 31 Aug 2014 7:42 pm

chris_pilgrim wrote:
JR8 wrote:
chris_pilgrim wrote:d'Good Cafe


I had to google that to check you weren't just making up a pretentious and patently silly name.
...
And you're not!!! [edit: i.e. not making it up] :o :lol:

goodness gracious me JR8!! you're such a cheeky sausage ... :D :D


Maybe you are unaware of associated past meme-like topics here, and that it is a old-time running joke here? It wasn't a criticism of you or anything!

One old thread was re: condo names that begin with D'xxx, for instant added sophistication, er, even when the grammatical tool is massacred. Believe it or not there are 90+ condos with iterations of it here, example: D'Zire, D'Hiro, D'Nest, etc - so D'High-classy ah? :-D

Similar posts have also cropped up now and again, highlighting this curiously SGn linguistic abuse... ftopic100338.html
'D'Kranji Farm Resort'

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Postby chris_pilgrim » Sun, 31 Aug 2014 8:18 pm

JR8 wrote:Similar posts have also cropped up now and again, highlighting this curiously SGn linguistic abuse... ftopic100338.html
'D'Kranji Farm Resort'


i believe anything d'francais is d'posh to d'singaporeans. :D
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