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Re: sing a happy song

Postby ecureilx » Tue, 18 Aug 2015 8:30 pm

JR8 wrote:I know who it is targeted at, but what is it for?
Mebbe I'm getting old but I lost track somewhere along the way amongst all the dancing girls 8-) Maybe there should be another version for pre-OAPs, but with less clothing and more lipstick on.


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Re: sing a happy song

Postby Brah » Tue, 18 Aug 2015 8:57 pm

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x9200 wrote:I don't see it whorish neither. It's a pure kitsch essence and with their legs work similar to what can be seen every day on the streets it's actually anti-sexual.


Damn! You're older than I thoughT! Older'n me apparently. If it were anti-sexual why use cute nubile youngish ladies with reasonably nice bodies, etc. rather than 40~50ish ah peks.

You could see the same kind of thing on Japanese tv since at least 20-30 years ago and still can now, it's totally pedestrian compared with the actual ultra-sexy stuff there that is also completely commonplace.

Greasy-haired, infantile, nebbish salarymen in cheap suits and bad haircuts find that kind of little girl thing 'sexy' and there is a huge market for it. Anyone who finds barely pubescent girls in school uniforms 'sexy' is pretty strange in my book. Especially as that country is crawling with beautiful, sexy, cultured, personable, well-manned, educated and classy women.

The rest of us dated their well dressed, well coiffed, and well turned-out 25yr-35yr old daughters.

Huge difference. And kitsch is a good way to describe it and anti-sexual is spot on.
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Re: sing a happy song

Postby x9200 » Tue, 18 Aug 2015 9:09 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:
x9200 wrote:I don't see it whorish neither. It's a pure kitsch essence and with their legs work similar to what can be seen every day on the streets it's actually anti-sexual.


Damn! You're older than I thoughT! Older'n me apparently. If it were anti-sexual why use cute nubile youngish ladies with reasonably nice bodies, etc. rather than 40~50ish ah peks.

Because they are nice pretty ladies and are nicer (statistically) than 40-50ish for the same role. Now for me being older, nope, I am just not that desperate Image

They just don't move like sexy ladies and ... everything else.

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Re: sing a happy song

Postby Brah » Tue, 18 Aug 2015 9:20 pm

x9200 wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:
x9200 wrote:I don't see it whorish neither. It's a pure kitsch essence and with their legs work similar to what can be seen every day on the streets it's actually anti-sexual.


Damn! You're older than I thoughT! Older'n me apparently. If it were anti-sexual why use cute nubile youngish ladies with reasonably nice bodies, etc. rather than 40~50ish ah peks.

Because they are nice pretty ladies and are nicer (statistically) than 40-50ish for the same role. Now for me being older, nope, I am just not that desperate Image

They just don't move like sexy ladies and ... everything else.

+1 and because unlike some of us he missed out on that all-important range that falls between the two of those.
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Re: sing a happy song

Postby JR8 » Tue, 18 Aug 2015 10:03 pm

Why can the JPnese salaryman buy used girls underpants from vending machines? Why all the rest of the uber-pervy stuff there that's considered just how it is (that I shan't elaborate on).

It's a rat-race from school to grave, and men want more than that [To be clear I'm talking of my experience of the 'Japanese salaryman', from having lived over there, it's an alien framework to me ... or at least .. not alien, but I'm blessed not to have to live it]. Pretty and stable wives don't provide it either. witness the educated etc/etc wives in SG, but the profusion of KTV and similar places.
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Re: sing a happy song

Postby Brah » Tue, 18 Aug 2015 11:32 pm

JR8 wrote:Why can the JPnese salaryman buy used girls underpants from vending machines? Why all the rest of the uber-pervy stuff there that's considered just how it is (that I shan't elaborate on).

It's a rat-race from school to grave, and men want more than that [To be clear I'm talking of my experience of the 'Japanese salaryman', from having lived over there, it's an alien framework to me ... or at least .. not alien, but I'm blessed not to have to live it]. Pretty and stable wives don't provide it either. witness the educated etc/etc wives in SG, but the profusion of KTV and similar places.

I think the 'why can' question is an easy one - there is a market for it; what is still after all these years beyond me is the 'why' question, as in why would anyone want that kind of thing or a lot of the other weird and wacky things available there. To be fair, there is as much or more 'normal' things there as well.
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Re: sing a happy song

Postby calugaruvaxile » Wed, 19 Aug 2015 12:59 am

ecureilx wrote:
calugaruvaxile wrote:yeah, they look like the innocent girls from the 4 floors of little girls waiting to grow up (something)


Not sure if your intention is to piss off the natives .. but you are doing a great job so far .. :)

As for 'opinions' the local feed back has been positive, though some asked for more dialect versions - and those who gave feedback are the PGs, at whom the campaign is targeted at ..

On that score, I would say it is a success !


oh i do? :cool: eevil me ...

the "opinions" are always positive in the local "pravda" ("the sun always shines on tv", right?). and it's a known fact (and admitted by themselves) that singaporeans cannot accept ANY critical view from foreigners - not only that, those who dare publishing books with their views on SG are denied PR, etc. but why should this be my problem? i haven't insulted anyone and i have no intention to do it.

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Re: sing a happy song

Postby earthfriendly » Wed, 19 Aug 2015 1:48 am

More getai photos. This is looking like Rio, lol !

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Re: sing a happy song

Postby the lynx » Wed, 19 Aug 2015 11:58 am

Pioneer Generation. Thanks to SG50, the government has some benefit package targeted to senior citizens aged 50 and above.

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Re: RE: Re: sing a happy song

Postby ecureilx » Wed, 19 Aug 2015 12:15 pm

calugaruvaxile wrote:that singaporeans cannot accept ANY critical view from foreigners - not only that, those who dare publishing books with their views on SG are denied PR, etc. but why should this be my problem?


I would replace Singaporeans with Asians...

Who didn't get PR because of his or her view on Singapore? Am Curious to know ..

Well, refusing PR is so lame. Try another ASEAN country, the person would have been jailed, his assets confiscated, and duly deported when he got out of jail.. even if he had a local spouse and children...

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Re: RE: Re: sing a happy song

Postby calugaruvaxile » Thu, 20 Aug 2015 2:26 am

ecureilx wrote:Who didn't get PR because of his or her view on Singapore? Am Curious to know ..

Well, refusing PR is so lame. Try another ASEAN country, the person would have been jailed, his assets confiscated, and duly deported when he got out of jail.. even if he had a local spouse and children...


neil humphreys. why would he be deported? for writing about his landlady??? wth??? :roll:
next what? eat his liver?

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Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: sing a happy song

Postby ecureilx » Thu, 20 Aug 2015 7:23 am

calugaruvaxile wrote:
ecureilx wrote:Who didn't get PR because of his or her view on Singapore? Am Curious to know ..

Well, refusing PR is so lame. Try another ASEAN country, the person would have been jailed, his assets confiscated, and duly deported when he got out of jail.. even if he had a local spouse and children...


neil humphreys. why would he be deported? for writing about his landlady??? wth??? :roll:
next what? eat his liver?

Are you making it up ? Nice.

He was recently given his PR, and I know it, and is appearing in local TV talk shows

Unless there's another Neil Humphreys that you know ...

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Re: sing a happy song

Postby x9200 » Thu, 20 Aug 2015 7:35 am

Wikipedia also says he currently lives in Singapore.

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Re: RE: Re: sing a happy song

Postby Brah » Thu, 20 Aug 2015 8:31 am

calugaruvaxile wrote:neil humphreys. why would he be deported? for writing about his landlady???

As an act of public service to discourage him from writing yet more drivel.
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Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: sing a happy song

Postby ecureilx » Thu, 20 Aug 2015 10:24 am

Brah wrote:
calugaruvaxile wrote:neil humphreys. why would he be deported? for writing about his landlady???

As an act of public service to discourage him from writing yet more drivel.


Seems ICA didn't get the memo ...

Few weeks ago he was seen rubbing shoulders with a local minister :P


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