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Recent Arrival Saying Hi!

Post by Tigerlily_Orchid » Mon, 04 Sep 2017 9:59 am

Hullo All,

My husband and I arrived in Singapore two days ago from the US, where we lived for close to 2 years. Before that we've lived in the wonderful city of Melbourne, Australia for about a decade. Between us, we've lived in 7 countries. We're both avid travelers.

I'm still trying to find my footing as I get to know this new country. I've only been here as a tourist before.

Would love to get to know people from all walks of life.

Cheers!

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Post by ecureilx » Mon, 04 Sep 2017 10:11 am

Tigerlily_Orchid wrote:Hullo All,

My husband and I arrived in Singapore two days ago from the US, where we lived for close to 2 years. Before that we've lived in the wonderful city of Melbourne, Australia for about a decade. Between us, we've lived in 7 countries. We're both avid travelers.

I'm still trying to find my footing as I get to know this new country. I've only been here as a tourist before.

Would love to get to know people from all walks of life.

Cheers!
Fastest way

Join American Club, and their sister groups (AWWA ?)

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Post by PNGMK » Mon, 04 Sep 2017 12:38 pm

Hi. This is the country of itinerants. If you make one friend for life in the entire time you're here you are doing well.
I not lawyer/teacher/CPA.
You've been arrested? Law Society of Singapore can provide referrals.
You want an International School job? School website or http://www.ISS.edu
Your rugrat needs a School? Avoid for profit schools
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Post by Wd40 » Mon, 04 Sep 2017 3:03 pm

The first time I read it as irritants What the hell is itinerants?

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Post by Tigerlily_Orchid » Mon, 04 Sep 2017 3:08 pm

[/quote] Fastest way

Join American Club, and their sister groups (AWWA ?)[/quote]

Is that the biggest group? We're not Americans so I'm not limiting myself to one race. I've submitted application to the Singapore Expat Wives group on Facebook then I'll check out the other groups.

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Post by x9200 » Mon, 04 Sep 2017 3:09 pm

Wd40 wrote:The first time I read it as irritants Image What the hell is itinerants?

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The stopoverers I guess.

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Post by Tigerlily_Orchid » Mon, 04 Sep 2017 3:12 pm

PNGMK wrote:Hi. This is the country of itinerants. If you make one friend for life in the entire time you're here you are doing well.
Thanks, PNGMK! That's a good way of looking at it considering everyone will eventually leave.

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Post by Tigerlily_Orchid » Mon, 04 Sep 2017 3:14 pm

Wd40 wrote:The first time I read it as irritants Image What the hell is itinerants?

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Well...I have read a few locals express their irritation at expats so I guess the word is not far off. :D

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Post by ecureilx » Mon, 04 Sep 2017 4:28 pm

Tigerlily_Orchid wrote: Is that the biggest group? We're not Americans so I'm not limiting myself to one race. I've submitted application to the Singapore Expat Wives group on Facebook then I'll check out the other groups.
Don't get me wrong.

I suggested the American club as your first stop as it will be easiest of the lot to feel home. And unlike some groups where newer members join with some agenda, nobody's gonna question your intentions to join.

Moving ahead of course, time permitting, if you volunteer here and there, you will make more friends. You can look up here and there :) like Red Cross, HWA, MDAS, ARC, Club Rainbow..

And there's the local mummy groups, SHM groups etc etc.

Of course If you are the drinking till no tomorrow type, choices are too many.

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Post by ecureilx » Mon, 04 Sep 2017 4:30 pm

PNGMK wrote:Hi. This is the country of itinerants. If you make one friend for life in the entire time you're here you are doing well.
I have like 5 Image after 18 years, crossing out relatives and such ..

True, many others came and left, or got married and got banned from meeting me Image

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Post by PNGMK » Mon, 04 Sep 2017 5:22 pm

ecureilx wrote:
PNGMK wrote:Hi. This is the country of itinerants. If you make one friend for life in the entire time you're here you are doing well.
I have like 5 Image after 18 years, crossing out relatives and such ..

True, many others came and left, or got married and got banned from meeting me Image
yeah there's that.
I not lawyer/teacher/CPA.
You've been arrested? Law Society of Singapore can provide referrals.
You want an International School job? School website or http://www.ISS.edu
Your rugrat needs a School? Avoid for profit schools
You need Tax advice? Ask a CPA
You ran away without doing NS? Shame on you!

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Post by Tigerlily_Orchid » Tue, 05 Sep 2017 8:27 am

ecureilx wrote:
Tigerlily_Orchid wrote:
Don't get me wrong.

I suggested the American club as your first stop as it will be easiest of the lot to feel home. And unlike some groups where newer members join with some agenda, nobody's gonna question your intentions to join.

Moving ahead of course, time permitting, if you volunteer here and there, you will make more friends. You can look up here and there :) like Red Cross, HWA, MDAS, ARC, Club Rainbow..

And there's the local mummy groups, SHM groups etc etc.

Of course If you are the drinking till no tomorrow type, choices are too many.
I see. Great to know! I'm a member of Toastmasters in the US so I'll look into the local chapter here for some of my socials.

No, unfortunately, I don't have a high tolerance for alcohol. I'll have to give those groups a pass. =)

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Post by ecureilx » Tue, 05 Sep 2017 9:26 am

Tigerlily_Orchid wrote: I see. Great to know! I'm a member of Toastmasters in the US so I'll look into the local chapter here for some of my socials.

No, unfortunately, I don't have a high tolerance for alcohol. I'll have to give those groups a pass. =)
I was thinking of Jaycees or Rotary/Rotaract and TM as well.

If you need a referral to a TM club here, let me know.

I have two of my ex-JCI members in TM, different TMs.

You can always visit as a guest I believe.

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Post by Tigerlily_Orchid » Wed, 06 Sep 2017 6:07 am

ecureilx wrote:
I was thinking of Jaycees or Rotary/Rotaract and TM as well.

If you need a referral to a TM club here, let me know.

I have two of my ex-JCI members in TM, different TMs.

You can always visit as a guest I believe.
Will do. Kinda busy looking for apartments right now. As soon as we get settled, I'll be on the social hunt.

Is there more than one TM club here? I thought there was only one?

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Post by ecureilx » Wed, 06 Sep 2017 7:45 am

Tigerlily_Orchid wrote: Will do. Kinda busy looking for apartments right now. As soon as we get settled, I'll be on the social hunt.

Is there more than one TM club here? I thought there was only one?
There are few TM clubs in Singapore, all under the same parent TM, including one called Toast Masters Club, in Singapore!

Just like The Rotary Club, there are a dozen Clubs, including one called The Rotary Club of Singapore City.

Different meeting times, locations, crowd .....

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