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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 26 Jun 2007 1:38 pm

micknlea wrote:Nice of you to catch up there SMS... :wink: :P
The Dengue situation has me as jumpy as a cat on a hot tin roof. I'm lucky to be able to log in at all the past week or so we are that busy. Anyway, between seasider and you guys, I've got plenty of help here.

Thank to all of you for making our jobs easier.

sms or should I sign off moderator in this case. Damn, Shanker makes it difficult! :lol:
SOME PEOPLE TRY TO TURN BACK THEIR ODOMETERS. NOT ME. I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHY I LOOK THIS WAY. I'VE TRAVELED A LONG WAY, AND SOME OF THE ROADS WEREN'T PAVED. ~ Will Rogers

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Post by Hedgie » Wed, 04 Jul 2007 9:01 pm

Agreed - nice catch sms! I live near the Clarke Quay Audio House and after I read that post I was thinking I didn't recall the prices there being anything great.

For the original poster I would scrap your current TV and just buy a nice new LCD here in Singapore. I bought a large 42" one a couple of months after getting here for a great price, can't remember what it was but I know I checked online and I got it cheaper than all the major retailers in the States were selling it for. You should shop around, check the major electronic shops like Harveys, Best, Audio House (hehe), and others at Funan IT mall. I actually ended up buying mine at Mustafa's! I looked at the model I wanted in a few stores and then happened to be at Mustafa's later that week and noticed they had it for a few hundred cheaper. Not a big difference but enough to make me purchase it right away. In fact I'm watching that TV right now. :)

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Post by ksl » Wed, 04 Jul 2007 11:31 pm

huggybear wrote:i love how every post eventually veers about 180 degrees away from the original topic. anyways, sorry to hear about your father and good to hear he is recovering nicely.

with GBP:USD at 2:00, it's a fantastic time to head there. everything's a real bargain. maybe if you're lucky you may get the one day of sunshine per year haha.

i've never been to australia so can't advise you on what to bring...but since i've posted here i'll offer up some advice on some lesser known stuff to bring that may be cheaper where you are:
multi vitamins
sunscreen
if you work out, protein powder (my favorite is muscle milk)
also when you arrive off the aeroplane make sure to hit duty free and buy your one bottle of liquor, three cans of beer and one bottle of wine.
Off Topic!
You can in fact get anything at the price you can afford, You know, like the American Dream :oops: It's taken all the politicians over 35 years to realise, that the Americans were right after all! So the American syndrome is on the move :P Bush must have some hell of a ranch to impress Blair and the other puppies, the change of social adjustment as been going on for some time now!

The sunshine, well huggybear is not far wrong, beautiful country, though in time it may get organised, but will never be democratic as basic democracy goes! More of a police state run business!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/politics/6258794.stm

My personal opinion of the British trying to follow the USA, with all this Bill of Rights and a constitution is one of failure, what you have going on at present is UK playing very dangerous game of cat & mouse with Europe while trying to introduce USA politics, of which would be a disaster for the majority, that have contributed to the welfare system, Although the social welfare laws now are in place to exclude their fundimental rights. I can only see more anarchy on the move, to be honest, and with the UK so dense compared to the states, I envision just mass chaos, one could say its taking place now. Where cogs in the wheel breakdown and departments start fighting over authority and passing the butt to another department, the poor sucker is joe bloggs!

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