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Postby Strong Eagle » Fri, 10 Oct 2014 5:47 am

Wisdom (for men):

Never piss into the wind.

Never piss uphill.

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Postby earthfriendly » Fri, 10 Oct 2014 6:21 am

Brah, it is a generic statement and should just be taken as such. Right? Even within the same family, each individual member will have a different genetic deposition.


I was just talking with my son's physical therapist this morning about muscle tone. You're basically born with whatever muscle tone you are going to have. You can increase muscle mass, but muscle tone is genetic. Asians have the least, people of African descent have the most, and caucasians fall somewhere in the middle. This explains why Asians tend to have a more lithe, 'willowy' look and many people of African ethnicity can develop larger muscles or have increased muscle definition. The average Asian man or woman is very unlikely to develop large, cut muscles.


http://www.videofitness.com/~vfwnk/foru ... 196&page=2

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2 ... etics.html

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Postby x9200 » Sun, 23 Nov 2014 11:33 am

earthfriendly wrote:http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/health/carbs-more-harmful-than/1487894.html?cid=fbsg

Saturated fats


"16 participants" only disqualifies this information from anything conclusive on the scientific ground.

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Re: Your one piece of wisdom...

Postby ankle » Sun, 14 Dec 2014 3:25 pm

on-topic:
Guess that one piece of advice I could give as a local is to get use to the abbreviations and incomplete sentences (ie, lunch? Yeah or Nope).

off-topics:
some of the comments here reminded me of the time I was in Aussie for a year many years' ago. I was really home sick at first. I remembered I was almost in tears when I have my first taste of rice (not because of it's lousy quality). It sort of reminded me of home.

Over the time, I've learnt how to manage my expectations, get through the lousy moments (Racism towards Chinese was still pretty bad back then) and enjoyed the good ones. Here's how I've managed it.

Food: I'm so damn glad that I know how to cook. Cooking rice is quite challenging as Aussie rice is quite different from rice we had back here in SG. And I couldn't afford to buy Thai rice, so have to go for cheaper local alternatives. It took quite a few tries to get the right amount of water to makes it soft enough but not too soft until it becomes porridge. And the rice have to be consumed while warm or it'll turn to rice crackers. The rest of the ingredients for typical Chinese cooking is quite easy to get except for some of the condiments or ingredients like dumpling skins. My housemates and I have to go down Chinatown to get these sort of stuffs when necessary. But we'll always tried to find local alternatives. One of my housemates actually done some delicious Asian style fried noodles using pasta.

Beside that, I've also enjoyed western cuisine, burgers, cafés & bakeries which I couldn't find that sort of quality in sg. It took me quite some time to get use to the size of the burgers after I've came back and I'm still craving for Aussie steaks & bakeries occasionally.

Transportation: The public transport in Aussie is actually quite different compared to sg. I've encountered railway strike on my first day of arrival but thank goodness the bus is still working. Waiting time is challenging at first but they have a time-table and they're always on schedule. So I've make full good use of that timetable to manage my time and work though my schedules. I've also appreciate the less crowded roads in Aussie.

Weather: I've really hated winter and was gloomy most of the time during winter. However, I really love what comes after and enjoyed the beauty of spring.

People: Well, the Aussie were not so friendly back then but there're also really nice ones. However, after some bad experiences (like getting empty beer bottles thrown into our backyard, eggs thrown at one of my friends and locals asking us to go back to where we've came from), it makes us difficult to mix with them. We'll usually stick with the non locals. But have to say service quality from local Aussie is really good.


Regarding local food being oily,
There was a campaign to promote less oil and salt in hawker food. You could actually request for less oil and/or salt on the food you're ordering if the labels are in the stall.
https://www.moh.gov.sg/content/moh_web/ ... ntres.html

In fact, I think sg food are considered bland as compared to shanghai, tw and hk.

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Postby Brah » Sun, 14 Dec 2014 4:32 pm

ankle wrote:Regarding local food being oily,
There was a campaign to promote less oil and salt in hawker food. You could actually request for less oil and/or salt on the food you're ordering if the labels are in the stall.

What about MSG? How to ask for them not to put it in?
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Postby Mi Amigo » Sun, 14 Dec 2014 7:58 pm

Never buy (or rent) anything from a man in a shiny suit.
Be careful what you wish for

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 14 Dec 2014 10:35 pm

Never eat yellow snow! :mrgreen:

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Postby JR8 » Sun, 14 Dec 2014 10:58 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Never eat yellow snow! :mrgreen:



Weird deja vu thing.... :shock:

from the e-mail notification I opened the link. Before the page loaded I was thinking 'I wonder if I posted the Zappa lyric 'Don't eat yellow snow' hehehe...' ... then your post opened and there it was....
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Postby rajagainstthemachine » Sun, 14 Dec 2014 11:02 pm

JR8 wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:Never eat yellow snow! :mrgreen:



Weird deja vu thing.... :shock:

from the e-mail notification I opened the link. Before the page loaded I was thinking 'I wonder if I posted the Zappa lyric 'Don't eat yellow snow' hehehe...' ... then your post opened and there it was....


ding ding ding, I was thinking about that song too :D
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Re: Your one piece of wisdom...

Postby ankle » Mon, 15 Dec 2014 1:26 am

Brah wrote:
ankle wrote:Regarding local food being oily,
There was a campaign to promote less oil and salt in hawker food. You could actually request for less oil and/or salt on the food you're ordering if the labels are in the stall.

What about MSG? How to ask for them not to put it in?

Not really sure but think can do that as well. I don't usually return to stalls which added too much msg in their food.

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Postby x9200 » Mon, 15 Dec 2014 8:21 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Never eat yellow snow! :mrgreen:

Mango shaved ice can be good.

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Postby zzm9980 » Mon, 15 Dec 2014 8:25 am

Mi Amigo wrote:Never buy (or rent) anything from a man in a shiny suit.


You should always rent anything that flies, floats, or .....

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Postby chanwbkenneth » Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:55 am

Don't get drunk - the nightlife can be really tempting!

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Postby JR8 » Wed, 29 Apr 2015 10:54 am

Just post the ad, and get it over with.
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