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Where to meet people?

Postby blackadder » Wed, 10 Aug 2005 8:51 pm

Hi. I have not been on the forum for a while. Recently, I have been wondering how I can get to meet more people - female or male. I am a local gal, 28, studied in London and been back for 6 years. My views are not always conventional - most of my friends are non-Singaporeans or gay (no connection haha) and I realise that I just want girlfriends or groups of friends with similar interests.

I am a working adult like most people - interested in politics, fashion, pop culture and love going out. The dating service is not really the place to find friends I guess (some bad experiences) haha.

Anyway, I was wondering if there are other channels to know people besides drinking sessions I sometimes see here? My friends have advised me to join classes but I am working most of the time and I can't even keep up swimming lessons in the week, let alone classes :P

Anyone who has had luck finding friends I'd like to know!

Cheers :)
HY

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Postby stefania » Wed, 10 Aug 2005 9:27 pm

I find your situation similar to mine but it all comes down to you to join any of the events organised and go out to meet people really. Maybe join some of the movie trips or try out one of the drinking outings, maybe you'll meet someone with similar interests and from there you can plan outings that more in tune with what you wanna do. I hope i made some sense :P and good luck!

same boat

Postby same boat » Thu, 11 Aug 2005 9:27 am

Threadstarter, I'm local, female, about the same age and in exactly the same boat! I would also like to make more female friends. Are you interested in meeting up? If so, let me know how I can contact you.

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Postby blackadder » Thu, 11 Aug 2005 6:02 pm

same boat wrote:Threadstarter, I'm local, female, about the same age and in exactly the same boat! I would also like to make more female friends. Are you interested in meeting up? If so, let me know how I can contact you.


Hi! Why don't you register in the forum and send me a private message? They discourage openly citing personal emails here. I check the forum everyday now for this thread. Hope we can get a group together! Whether it's one new friend or more it's still cool. PM me :)

HY

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Postby mysticalx » Thu, 11 Aug 2005 8:49 pm

Hi blackadder,

Would like to have more girlfriends as well. Malaysian gal here. Just send me a PM if you wanna hang out or anything. :)

SP

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Postby productjunkie » Thu, 11 Aug 2005 9:05 pm

i wana be in this girl group too! :D i've been here 6 months and i need more girlfriends to hang with. i love beauty products, fashion and rock and roll music, some philosophy stuff and yoga. blackladder and all respondents we should start painting the town already. i'm so free anyone can p.m. me as i go back to work next week.

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girls outing

Postby blackadder » Fri, 12 Aug 2005 8:31 am

Hello everyone,

I am so glad with the responses - seems we found some nice people to hang out with. I have contacted the 3 girls who replied. Hope we can get something together and just get to know more female friends.

It doesn't have to be a big group - I personally like this arrangement of a small group of people so we can get to know each other, and maybe develop new friendships :)

Other independent woman who are looking for more gal pals just reply. You never know who you'll meet :)

Cheers,
HY

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Postby productjunkie » Fri, 12 Aug 2005 12:45 pm

ladies, i cant seem to post private message nor open my private message. so i enabled the feature that would allow you to email me instead, please update me through email.............billion thanks

King's of England

Postby King's of England » Fri, 12 Aug 2005 10:04 pm

Dear Blackadder,

Your name hong yin sound a china national and yet u claim to be local girl.

I doubt it???????? Plse do not cheat.

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Postby blackadder » Sat, 13 Aug 2005 12:50 am

Hi,

I am born in Singapore and proud to be ethnic Chinese. I am educated at the London School of Economics in History and Political Philosophy. I speak English better than Mandarin (not proud of that I must say) and I speak Hakka, Hokkien and Cantonese (in respective levels of proficiency).

Everyone's unique - but you wouldn't catch me dead as a China girl.

Anyway I don't know what is your issue - the white people in England think I'm too Chinese, while the people here think I'm too "Western".

Well, if people are my friends they must have good reason :)

Cheerios!
Hong Ying (that is Hokkien by the way - my han yu pin yin is Fengying)

Your response is uniquely Singapore!

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Postby vidia » Sat, 13 Aug 2005 6:32 pm

[quote="King's of England"]Dear Blackadder,

Your name hong yin sound a china national and yet u claim to be local girl.
quote]

King's of England - it's so not cool to "out" someone on this forum. I'm sure blackadder has nothing to be ashamed of, but we all use nicknames for a reason (as I see you did, grammatical mistakes and all), and to post a real name when the OP hasn't done it first is just plain rude.

Blackadder, I would recommend you go one of these days to WNDC - bring friends if you don't want to show up alone, I've been a few times and people are nice enough!

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Postby medictbp » Tue, 16 Aug 2005 1:11 am

King's of England,

I don't think there is a need to doubt; it's a 'group' of 'friends', rather than 'dating'; further more it's more like a girl's group. :wink:

Vidia,

I like your posting, to do justice for someone else; and you absolutely sound like a friend material. :P

Blackadder,

I'm local, never left Singapore at all; but most of my friends are gay or some people who generally don't fit in very well into the community.

I'm considered western-thinking too, somehow, if people are too nice or too not into the local culture; we're going to be treated as some minority. In the end, all our friends seems to be gays - but it's cool, they tend to be better friends anyway.

:)

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Me too!

Postby sfo94110 » Tue, 16 Aug 2005 9:35 am

Hey there,

If it's not too late, is that room for one more? :)

I have returned to SG 6 months ago after living in US for 8 years. I studied and worked in San Francisco, so that makes me a non-practicing Singaporean. Most of my friends are expats and/or gays, (well, can't really blame me yeah, isn't SF like the gay capital of the world???)

A lot of people think my mannerism is too 'American'.

I will love to look for friends who share a similar background. I'm very open-minded and liberal, and am quite laid-back.

So if there's room for one more, please count me in!

Elene

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Postby NewInAsia » Tue, 16 Aug 2005 11:13 am

Hi Folks ,

Saw your posts on making friends besides the run of the mill drinking route.. well this may interest you guys and gals.

Come sept 1 (yes the launch) there will be a new place to salsa, from the 1st September onwards every First Thursday of the month you will be able to listen to the sexy latin beats and and get hypnotised by the undulating swaying of ze hips and get your blood pressure up by the sensous intertwining of bodies of limbs.. (I mean salsa of course).

This will be at the Hard Rock Cafe. For just S$10 as a first drink cover charge, you get your desired dose of salsa merengue and Bachata at Hardrock. Just rock up to the entrance and look for the "Lion's Den" its on the first floor.

This would be a nice way to meet folks and get sucked into a new hobby.. which can be totally addictive but its great fun and a tremendous workout.. and yes you will meet guys and gals.

Micheal

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Re: Me too!

Postby medictbp » Tue, 16 Aug 2005 11:34 am

blackadder wrote:most of my friends are non-Singaporeans or gay

medictbp wrote:but most of my friends are gays

sfo94110 wrote:Most of my friends are expats and/or gays, (well, can't really blame me yeah, isn't SF like the gay capital of the world???)

Vagabond wrote:I too totally understand having gay friends. they are so much fun too!


Soon, this is going to be a group of people; "folks with gay friends club" ?! haha! :lol:

sfo94110:: SF is indeed the gay-iest; Margaret Cho is born & raised in San Francisco. She gave an interesting remark about that part of America.

"It was different than any other place on Earth," she says. "I grew up and went to grammar school on Haight Street during the '70s. There were old hippies, ex-druggies, burnouts from the '60s, drag queens, and Chinese people. To say it was a melting pot - that's the least of it. It was a really confusing, enlightening, wonderful time."

Don't you felt she's quite true? :lol:
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