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Postby bigfilsing » Sat, 24 Jan 2009 4:07 pm

smayrhofer wrote:now, now... let's not generalize. I'm sure there are a lot of Singaporeans who don't view expats as well-paid white trash.



Yes and i've met all 3 of them ...great folks :D

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Postby bigfilsing » Sat, 24 Jan 2009 5:01 pm

but seriously ...what to do lah.
There's always going to be resentment of one form or another whatever we do.
My Singaporean mother in law lives and works in Shanghai...why....because her skill set is useful there. Is she frowned upon by some locals there? Of course she is. But she choose to go there much like i did here.
Take it on the chin and get on with it.

I must admit i do love some of the more "aggressive" forums and blogs. Makes you realise how stupid and racist some people are , especially from behind a keyboard. In general i find them quite entertaining and am often tempted to join in ( Especially after a few beers :D )
I put those locals in the same category as the arrogant expat Pr*&s that give the gross of us a bad name.

Come the revolution i just hope the wall is big enough 8-)

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Postby EADG » Sat, 24 Jan 2009 8:27 pm

I'd have to agree with you, or say that that too is how I've found it, where as forks' comment about foreigners made to feel unwelcome is something I have not come up against

maybe there has to be a distinction between the types of foreigners - the office types and the laborer types, the latter of which I could see as being more subject to unwelcome advances

carteki wrote:Having lived in a country where expats were considered second class citizens and had absolutely no rights at all...I have found Singapore a refreshing place to live. The fact that the government makes their citizens compete on equal footing with expats for their jobs has ensured that an attitude of "guaranteed job" and entitlement has not prevailed ....

I haven't felt singled out because I am an expat,...
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Postby awesomearpit » Sat, 24 Jan 2009 9:41 pm

cbavasi wrote:
BodyBlitz wrote:Like this american dude, who usually works out at the gym where my client lives.


was he waving the american flag? could have been one of those canadians. 8-)


You haven't really ever met a Canadian ... have you ? :p

bah.. lts call it what it is - plain old jealousy. not much to do with expat/fw etc.. someone makes more than someone else and they're jealous of that. plain and simple.

interesting about SG being more accepting of Western and Chinese/confucian culture than Indian or others.. could you expound on that?

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 24 Jan 2009 10:35 pm

You've been here a couple of years now. What's there to expound on? How many times have you hear the PM, SM or MM expounding on the desirability of Hindi philosophy as a way of life here in Singapore? Oh, you haven't huh? Neither have I and I've been here when all three of them were PM's. Nothing to expound on.... :P

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Postby Bafana » Sun, 01 Feb 2009 4:16 am

bigfilsing wrote:
smayrhofer wrote:now, now... let's not generalize. I'm sure there are a lot of Singaporeans who don't view expats as well-paid white trash.



Yes and i've met all 3 of them ...great folks :D


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Postby Vaucluse » Wed, 04 Feb 2009 6:55 pm

[quote="awesomearpit"][/quote]

What's an 'arpit?' And why is it awesome?
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Postby durain » Wed, 04 Feb 2009 7:10 pm

maybe a typo? should be armpit? :P

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Postby Vaucluse » Wed, 04 Feb 2009 7:38 pm

Ah, an awesome armpit . . . makes sense now.

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Postby awesomearpit » Wed, 04 Feb 2009 9:27 pm

LOL..
wow.. nice pic :lol:
that really is an awesome armpit!

But no! - both you *and* Microsoft word are wrong :P
its not armpit -it's arpit - its my name!!

and awesome-arpit... coz.. well... I am :wink:
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Postby Wind In My Hair » Wed, 04 Feb 2009 11:56 pm

Tsk tsk, making fun of someone's name... V, you really stuck your foot in your mouth this time, or should I say your nose in your armpit? :P

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Postby ksl » Thu, 05 Feb 2009 12:23 am

Wind In My Hair wrote:Tsk tsk, making fun of someone's name... V, you really stuck your foot in your mouth this time, or should I say your nose in your armpit? :P
Oh god I better not say too much about this subject :oops: I'll have all the hairy mary's in the world chasing me and Bugis was closed down long ago! :lol: Mind you that photo looks like Boy George the DJ and singer in his youth :cool: and i suffer from Pilates or somfink like dat! Think we're off topic, must be the durian smell :o :shock: :wink: from the armpit, no offence!

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Postby Global Citizen » Thu, 05 Feb 2009 3:42 am

That's quite a forest she's got growing there and obviously proud of it too! :shock:
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 05 Feb 2009 9:21 am

You should see the rest of that photo series!

I wanna know what V is doing on those kind of sites anyway!

:shock: :oops:

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Postby Addadude » Thu, 05 Feb 2009 10:32 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:You should see the rest of that photo series!

I wanna know what V is doing on those kind of sites anyway!

:shock: :oops:


Probably the same thing you were! :D


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