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Postby ozchick » Sat, 28 Jun 2008 10:36 am

Well after last night's dinner fiasco at Sunset Way the rooster is asking the question "Is it normal for people in Singapore to eat their various courses at separate times?"
My sorbet arrived and was melting long before my partner's profiteroles arrived. Even after he went and told them that we'd like to eat together PLEASE- it still took half a godamned century ! He got pretty mad and reckons that he doesn't believe that the 'locals' happily eat alone all because the waiting/kitchen staff could't organise a chook raffle. Need we mention that the waitress came for our initial food order when the drink order hadn't been taken...mm....it's really a bit much sometimes.
So anyway, we've decided to create and present a card to each restaurant we visit. This card would state our 'dining terms and conditions'. :) E.g We expect a drink order to be taken before the food order. We expect that the drinks will arrive before the food. We expect that any courses ordered will be delivered together because we are DINING TOGETHER you morons ! Jeezaloo ! We expect you to check on our drinks but not steal them when we're still drinking. We expect that you TRY to think outside the box cos we're paying for this service ! AND IF YOU CAN'T DO ALL THIS PLEASE TELL US NOW SO THAT WE CAN FIND A PLACE THAT CAN LAH ! Aghhhhh :?
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 28 Jun 2008 11:14 am

Maybe it's time to update this:

Cheery-topic time !

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Postby ozchick » Sun, 29 Jun 2008 8:54 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Maybe it's time to update this:

Cheery-topic time !

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You buggar ! LOL :oops:
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 29 Jun 2008 9:47 am

Hey Ozbroiler, while I'm no longer as big as an elephant :wink: , my memory is! :P

And the worst part of it is, we generally don't know "when" the "newness wears off the chandelier". But we suddenly realize on day that we have lost our rose-tinted glasses.

Nevermind, only one bad evening. There will be good ones hopefully to make the bad one diminish over time.

Tonight I go rub shoulder with MPs and other assorted dignitaries at function out in Bukit Gombak. So I guess I'll have to listen to bunches of banal speeches and such. Not my idea of a pleasant evening listening to a bunch of card carrying PAP members. :?

It's a free meal though and there's nothing good on the telly tonight anyway! :)

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 30 Jun 2008 12:40 am

:oops!: My bad. I'm not even sure who the post belonged to. I meant to delete MY post but it looks like I blew it and deleted the wrong post. My apologies to whomever it was, as it was not done deliberately but at 1 am after a long Chinese Dinner I think I was nodding out and didn't pay attention.

No, Ozchick, you weren't imagining anything
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Postby Splatted » Mon, 30 Jun 2008 1:59 am

My sorbet arrived and was melting long before my partner's profiteroles arrived. Even after he went and told them that we'd like to eat together PLEASE- it still took half a godamned century !


You'll be pleased (?) to know that Singapore doesn't have a monopoly on bad service.

Just had a cheap-eat dinner at Georges (Crown Casino), where we watched the waitress serve our three courses to the table next to us, before then moving the plates to the bar while she scratched her head wondering which table they belonged to.. then proceeded to do the circle going from table to table for 10 minutes, completely ignoring my waving arm.

The dishes went back to the kitchen.

Waitress stared dumbly at register computer, then brought out dishes once again to same table next to us. Finally she caught the sight of my waving arm again and brought us our now cold servings of steak, pasta, and pizza.

We sent the dishes back as I pointed out how cold they were.

Dishes returned a few minutes later re-heated.

Not impressed

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Postby ozchick » Mon, 30 Jun 2008 7:48 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote::oops!: My bad. I'm not even sure who the post belonged to. I meant to delete MY post but it looks like I blew it and deleted the wrong post. My apologies to whomever it was, as it was not done deliberately but at 1 am after a long Chinese Dinner I think I was nodding out and didn't pay attention.

No, Ozchick, you weren't imagining anything


This quote above sms- wasn't that a reply to another poster whose post is now not ther ?! :???: As it looks now, you are replying to your own post What THE ?
Am I losing my marbles or has it been pulled ? I'm sure I read it last night and I swear I wasn't drinking ! I might have a little lie down now.... :-|
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 30 Jun 2008 12:53 pm

I totally blew it last night. No, Ozchick, you weren't drunk and it wasn't pulled but inadvertently deleted for which I apologize. I don't even remember who the poster was. Actually, I though I deleted MY message but didn't check. So whoever you are, please accept my apologies and repost the message.

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Postby banana » Mon, 30 Jun 2008 2:38 pm

tsk tsk :P
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Postby ozchick » Mon, 30 Jun 2008 3:10 pm

Hey sms that must have been a damned fine dinner and drinkies you went to ! Next time take ME !!!! :D
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 30 Jun 2008 3:42 pm

yeah 'nana, I'm human too! :?

Ozbroiler, I was in your area last night anyway I believe. (Bukit Gombok Traders Association @ the "Home Team" clubhouse) in the Bukit Batok area.

Wasn't to bad even if I was the Token Ang Moh there. The Chinese Variety group had a ball with that and with me! Good fun was had by all.

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Postby sierra2469alpha » Wed, 02 Jul 2008 5:00 pm

Turtle wrote:... why Singaporeans have the "kiasu" stereotype. I have lived in London, Manchester and Toronto, and my personal experience and what I have observed is that in general, more people here are superficial, and superficiality is more widely accepted. I'm not saying that everybody is like that or even 50% are like that or whatever, it's just the general impression that I and many others have got.


Hi, could someone expand on this "kiasu" for us please?

Many thanks in advance!

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Postby banana » Wed, 02 Jul 2008 7:43 pm

sierra2469alpha wrote:
Turtle wrote:... why Singaporeans have the "kiasu" stereotype. I have lived in London, Manchester and Toronto, and my personal experience and what I have observed is that in general, more people here are superficial, and superficiality is more widely accepted. I'm not saying that everybody is like that or even 50% are like that or whatever, it's just the general impression that I and many others have got.


Hi, could someone expand on this "kiasu" for us please?

Many thanks in advance!


Quite literally, it means the fear of losing out. 'Kia' means afraid, 'su' means lose. Graceless behaviour such as cutting lines, using packets of tissue to "reserve" tables at hawker centers, changing topics in ridiculous tangets, etc.

You see it everywhere in the world, it's just that we've given a name to it and for some bizarre reason, embraced it as indicative of our culture.
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Postby welshlass » Sat, 05 Jul 2008 2:47 am

Agreed- in any materialistic city you can easily see 'kiasu' behaviour= trying to keep up with the Jones' !

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Postby ksl » Sat, 05 Jul 2008 2:54 am

You see it everywhere in the world, it's just that we've given a name to it and for some bizarre reason, embraced it as indicative of our culture
Such low class don't you think, and I thought i was bad! :) No offence meant really, it's just so funny, that where I from I only see it in the workingmens' club. :( on a bingo night, but i guess it serves its purpose. Until you meet the one that doesn't give a shit. Then what do you do? :-| Just curious.


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