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Esme
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Location: London - Singapore

New in town

Postby Esme » Sun, 24 Feb 2008 6:25 pm

Ahoy there,

Where do I start? I am moving to Singapore for work in March and would like to make some friends. I’m 24, born and brought up in the UK, of East Asian origins. Most of my immediate family live in London but the rest of my family live all round the world. I speak English, some Canto and a little Mando, I have intentions to learn Malay.

Things I like:
- Fresh fruit
- Ice cream
- Peanut butter kit kats
- Learning to cycle
- Climbing walls
- Animals
- Baking
- Films
- ...

Things I dislike:
- Very loud people
- Celebrity
- Extremely hot weather
- Liquorice
- Dirty fingernails

So, would you like to try being friends?

Ciao for now,

Esme

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queenie-me
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Location: Singapore

Re: New in town

Postby queenie-me » Sun, 24 Feb 2008 7:49 pm

Esme wrote:Things I like:
- Fresh fruit
- Ice cream
- Peanut butter kit kats
- Learning to cycle
- Climbing walls
- Animals
- Baking
- Films
- ...

Things I dislike:
- Very loud people
- Celebrity
- Extremely hot weather
- Liquorice
- Dirty fingernails

Esme


You will be expecting an extreme hot weather here in singapore all year round. Sometimes can be wet.
Anyways, you intend to learn malay? - an easy language to pick up.

crzynickey
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Postby crzynickey » Sun, 24 Feb 2008 8:12 pm

You don't like hot weather but yet you have moved to Singapore? Hmm...anyways, Friday Night Drinking Clubs (FNDC) is a great place to meet expats from all over the world. Check the FDNC thread under the Forum.

Cheers,
Nick

picasso
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Postby picasso » Mon, 25 Feb 2008 11:54 am

If you are interested in familiarizing yourself with the shopping joints in Singapore, let me know! :D

I am sorta new to Singapore too (from Australia), been here over a year, but have visited most of the shopping places already.

dixy
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Location: Red Hill

hi

Postby dixy » Mon, 25 Feb 2008 8:22 pm

hi
welcome to the lioncity, hope u will enoy being here,
noticed u r a foodie, sporty and fond of pets,
dont like shopping??? may be u would like to add in later,
this is right most place for that anyways:)
ofcos its hot-n-wet bcoz of its tropical weather,
i feel, it will take u some time and effort to get used to it,
anyways, see u soon here,
been here 15months now, no more a baby here anymore, started crawling a bit recently,
before i pick up more of sg, sad to say that i will be leaving for melbourne in less than six months, bcoz i love home-sweet-home,
get ready for the exciting stuff here,
ciao
Dx
Everything will be OK in the End..if its not OK then ITS NOT YET THE END..:)

lifestyle2045
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Location: Singapore

would be nice...

Postby lifestyle2045 » Tue, 26 Feb 2008 12:39 pm

Hi Esme!

I came here a few weeks ago and I would love to make some new friends.

Maybe we could meet for coffee when you're here?

26 years old / female / from Austria
S.

:D

tilly1234
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Location: Central/West

Postby tilly1234 » Tue, 26 Feb 2008 2:12 pm

hi lifestyle2045,

i'm f/german, but have been living in austria for 4.5 years before moving to Singapore last september...
where you're from?

to all you girls, do check out the "girlfriends only" thread: we're a bunch of girls from different countries, between 22 and 35 (if i remember correctly :lol: ), some married, some not, some working, some not... you see, it's easy to fit in!
we always love to have new faces around!
hope to see you there!

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sierra2469alpha
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Location: Singapore (Finally!)

Postby sierra2469alpha » Tue, 26 Feb 2008 5:32 pm

Hi Esme - C and I are also newbies but Singapore has been like a second home to us for the past couple of years. Happy to help out with any questions etc., catch up for coffee/drinks etc.

Same goes for other people as well!

FYi - professional married couple mid-late 30's.

P

yuji
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Postby yuji » Thu, 28 Feb 2008 4:11 pm

hi I am new to here as well, will stay in singapore mostly 6 month. Want to meet some new fren in here for time pass. I speak mando, cando and english

28/male

Rid
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Re: New in town

Postby Rid » Fri, 29 Feb 2008 6:37 pm

Esme wrote:Ahoy there,

Where do I start? I am moving to Singapore for work in March and would like to make some friends. I’m 24, born and brought up in the UK, of East Asian origins. Most of my immediate family live in London but the rest of my family live all round the world. I speak English, some Canto and a little Mando, I have intentions to learn Malay.

Things I like:
- Fresh fruit
- Ice cream
- Peanut butter kit kats
- Learning to cycle
- Climbing walls
- Animals
- Baking
- Films
- ...

Things I dislike:
- Very loud people
- Celebrity
- Extremely hot weather
- Liquorice
- Dirty fingernails

So, would you like to try being friends?

Ciao for now,

Esme


Hi there Esme,

I welcome you here in Singapore!..I'm a local Malay fella and guess what?..I don't mind teaching you Malay if you want to...well we can make friends right..I'm quite a simple guy and hey...I don't have dirty fingernails..well hope you will stick around well here and msg me if you want to contact ok?..no problem..

Regards and ciao!

Rid
Hi there!..

bostonT2
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Postby bostonT2 » Sat, 01 Mar 2008 11:54 am

tilly1234 wrote:hi lifestyle2045,

i'm f/german, but have been living in austria for 4.5 years before moving to Singapore last september...
where you're from?

to all you girls, do check out the "girlfriends only" thread: we're a bunch of girls from different countries, between 22 and 35 (if i remember correctly :lol: ), some married, some not, some working, some not... you see, it's easy to fit in!
we always love to have new faces around!
hope to see you there!


tsk..why is there a girlfriends only group? :) there should be a guys only group...on second thot... nevermind... :-p
semi lost in translation...

bostonT2
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Postby bostonT2 » Sat, 01 Mar 2008 11:57 am

aloha esme...

i moved here 3 weeks ago from boston so trying to get my way around this city as well. dont hesitate to ping me if you have any questions abt settling in...

regarding the weather...(and coming from 30*F to 85*F) i can tell you this much... u'll get used to it :) the first week was pretty bad for me especially the humidity but after 3, i'm fairly used to it...

oh i hope you like spicy food and rice :-D
semi lost in translation...

Esme
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Location: London - Singapore

Postby Esme » Sun, 02 Mar 2008 2:28 am

Hello All! Really lovely to see your replies.

Arrived today, it's humid but it's pretty nice. I'm staying near orchard this week and working near Raffles Link. Anyone free to meet up for tea or after work this week? (Bear in mind that I don't know where anything is so will take me a while to find it.)

Adding to my list, I'm 24/f not very keen on drinking and a bit poor for shopping, but very keen on exploring the place.


Esme

bostonT2
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Postby bostonT2 » Sun, 02 Mar 2008 12:09 pm

esme..
i'm very close to orchard too...Dhoby ghaut MRT (the subway). what station are you near and we can figure something out...
i could meet up for tea/coffee tomorrow if you are free.
pm me and i can text u back
semi lost in translation...

Esme
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Postby Esme » Sun, 02 Mar 2008 9:38 pm

I can't send or reply to pm, it says I haven't posted enough. does anyone know how many you have to make?


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