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bostonT2
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Location: Everywhere yet nowhere

Postby bostonT2 » Sun, 02 Mar 2008 9:44 pm

not too many..5-8?

i'll pm u my cell
semi lost in translation...

Esme
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Location: London - Singapore

Postby Esme » Sun, 02 Mar 2008 10:41 pm

Cool, I'll be at Raffles Link tomorrow day and no plans for evening yet. I'll call you tomorrow... hehe getting my post count up.

Rid
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Postby Rid » Sun, 02 Mar 2008 10:57 pm

Esme wrote:Cool, I'll be at Raffles Link tomorrow day and no plans for evening yet. I'll call you tomorrow... hehe getting my post count up.


Hi Esme,

So hows your past few days here in Singapore so far? Hope you are getting on well and I believe you should adapt well here very well.. :D
Hi there!..

Esme
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Postby Esme » Sun, 02 Mar 2008 11:09 pm

It's reeeally nice. The humidity is pretty intense and I sweat and am greasy all the time but that doesn't bother me too much. The food is great and sooo cheap. Everywhere is clean. The shopping is not for me but it's nice to see something different.

I speak English quite well but sometimes people don't understand me. Is it my British accent or do I speak too quickly? And how do you know who you can speak Chinese to when most people look Oriental?

yuji
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Location: Yi Shun

Postby yuji » Mon, 03 Mar 2008 3:16 pm

haha, i think most of the singaporean spaek mandarine. Try to speak with them next time if you find that they not understand u :-D

Rid
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Postby Rid » Tue, 04 Mar 2008 11:58 pm

Esme wrote:It's reeeally nice. The humidity is pretty intense and I sweat and am greasy all the time but that doesn't bother me too much. The food is great and sooo cheap. Everywhere is clean. The shopping is not for me but it's nice to see something different.

I speak English quite well but sometimes people don't understand me. Is it my British accent or do I speak too quickly? And how do you know who you can speak Chinese to when most people look Oriental?


Well girl..I think you can just speak english to them...Perhaps slower next time if they can't catch what u're saying..Here in Singapore its not like 10 years back..Theres lots of expats and other foreigners who made this country their home..so dont be surprise that u're talking to a foreigner..maybe China nationals etc..its quite tough for others to "understand" ur accent..but trust me..the locals here should have no problem at all...
Hi there!..

dixy
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To Esme

Postby dixy » Sat, 08 Mar 2008 4:53 am

welcome....
do u have msn?
Everything will be OK in the End..if its not OK then ITS NOT YET THE END..:)

Lymeboy
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Postby Lymeboy » Sat, 08 Mar 2008 10:05 am

Hi Esme,

I've just moved from London as well in the last 2 months. I've just PM-ed you, hopefully you have enough posts now to see it.

Cheers.

A

lifestyle2045
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Postby lifestyle2045 » Mon, 10 Mar 2008 5:21 pm

Hi Esme!

How do you like it so far?

If you would like to explore something in Singapore, feel free to e-mail me:
lifestyle2045@yahoo.de

Would be nice!!!

I haven't started working yet, so I have a lot of time during the week.

I'm 26, female, from Austria.

PA Jade
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Love to join

Postby PA Jade » Tue, 11 Mar 2008 11:33 pm

Hi all

New to this site and would love to make some new lady friends from different countries. I am quite familiar with Singapore as I am a local. May organise some gathering or shopping trips. Care to join? Let me know.

Wish you all well.

pooiyin
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Re: Love to join

Postby pooiyin » Wed, 12 Mar 2008 7:23 pm

PA Jade wrote:Hi all

New to this site and would love to make some new lady friends from different countries. I am quite familiar with Singapore as I am a local. May organise some gathering or shopping trips. Care to join? Let me know.

Wish you all well.


Hi, everyone

I been here almost a year. My friend and i planning to go Bintan Island at April, anyone interested to join.

PA Jade, can you privide me some info.

Thanks.

PY

PetiteMiam
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Add me as aq friend Esme

Postby PetiteMiam » Sat, 05 Apr 2008 10:00 pm

Hi Esme.
Welcome to Singapore. Im a local but was raised in Sydney.Been back for awhile although i seem to have one foot in singapore and the other in sydney.
Im not much of a shopper and i dont drink but im always up to try anything new and exploring.

Would love to meet up for coffee or dinner after work and make more friends.

Pm me if you can - i just joined today so i cant pm either!:(

brownpaperbag
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Re: New in town

Postby brownpaperbag » Tue, 29 Apr 2008 1:16 am

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


I do have the intention to learn malay too. hahhaa.
Prolly conversational only for easy access to malaysia.

Anyone planning a trip to M'sia anytime soon? Wld to love to visit one of their beaches.

ChristineChin
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language exchange

Postby ChristineChin » Tue, 29 Apr 2008 12:23 pm

Hi, I'm Christine Chin here from Malaysia. I'm currently a final year university student (age 23) staying at Jurong West area.

I would like to make friends who are from english native-speaking country. I'm willing to share my knowledge on mandarin, cantonese and bahasa Melayu in exchange that you can teach me to communicate well in English. I could speak good english but I would like to improve on my pronounciation and spoken english.

If you are interested to be friends, u may email me at christine_852001my@hotmail.com. Thank you.

Regards,
Christine Chin


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