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Post by ev-disinfection » Tue, 26 Jan 2010 12:33 am

Oh Oh....i hate as much as you guys do, when you are trying to get out of the train, and the stupid people are all standing at the door trying to get in.... i don't move, or sometimes i bash through them... and when someone says ouch... i will then say sorry......
Well, someone has to do something....

we should all meet up and bash through the invading hordes.... that would make a interesting hobby... lol

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Post by chiedog » Thu, 11 Feb 2010 10:45 pm

relax.. i live in HK... its 10x worse..

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Post by Vaucluse » Fri, 12 Feb 2010 11:19 am

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ev-disinfection wrote:BTW, the soldiers with their semi-automatics, are a deterrent against terrorist only . . . it is not to scare the foreigners away.
Yeah, assault rifles just give me the same fuzzy feeling that I get from leis and drinks with teensy umbrellas in them.
Guns scare tourists away? When police are carrying them? :lol: How about this from your home, nakatago . . .

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Post by aster » Fri, 12 Feb 2010 12:43 pm

In the UK the police does not carry firearms. If a situation requires them, then a special unit is called in instantly.

I'm not a fan of gun culture, and I especially fail to see the logic in making toy guns... for kids. :(

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Post by nakatago » Fri, 12 Feb 2010 5:13 pm

Davao's ethos is so different from where I'm from.
And personally, I'd rather be greeted by a warm smile than high powered assault rifles when I go to tourist spots. I don't know about other people.

And one more thing, with all the contradictions in my country,yes, things are f###ed up there. And with the national elections coming up,things will only be more f###ed up.
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ev-disinfection wrote:BTW, the soldiers with their semi-automatics, are a deterrent against terrorist only . . . it is not to scare the foreigners away.
Yeah, assault rifles just give me the same fuzzy feeling that I get from leis and drinks with teensy umbrellas in them.
Guns scare tourists away? When police are carrying them? :lol: How about this from your home, nakatago . . .

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Post by Vaucluse » Fri, 12 Feb 2010 9:00 pm

Not just Davao, though, nakatago . . . here's one from the Club I stay in Cagayan de Oro . . . great pool and restaurant by the way . . . the ceviche is to die for.

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Mate, my favourite Fils are people from Mindanao, from all walks of life . . . my business partners are from the Magsaysay clan, who do loads of charity work after they moved south, another is a plantation owner who was educated in the UK and strives for social change, the head of the Dept o. Agriculture is a lovely doddery old guy . . . had a brilliant day with several of the Pinol brothers in Kidapawan last week . . . salt of the earth, wish all your pollies would be like them.
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Post by nakatago » Fri, 12 Feb 2010 9:40 pm

uh ok. I don't live in mindanao and have no ties there. and all the election excitement is not confined to mindanao if my previous statement was unclear.also not limited to firearms. I'm sure your buddies are nice people but it can't be helped that some, not so much (that thing with the ampatuans for example). Like I said, my country is filled with contradictions that makes things not presentable, in spite of the good work that people like your friends do.

Anyway, I still don't feel different about assault rifles in places of leisure. Guns have their place and time,like a lot of things do. Where and when, however is subject to discussion.
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Post by EADG » Fri, 12 Feb 2010 11:15 pm

agree with most of this, I used to wonder if they walk amongst us, I think there is at least some element of undercover here

I used to think the ice cream vendor in front of the Istana was a scout of some sort. Stranger things have happened..
SunWuKong wrote: I see a policeman approximately once a week, which I find perfectly acceptable. The less I see them the better. If New York has a greater police presence, then I can only presume that there is a correspondingly greater criminal presence.

I'm sure if crime were to run rampant in Singapore we would see more policemen on the streets. So be careful what you wish for.

On the flip side, New York probably doesn't have soldiers with assault rifles walking casually around public areas, itching to remove their sticky tape. I've seen four of these in my time here, and that averages out to once every four months. Again blissfully infrequent. :D
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Post by Vaucluse » Sat, 13 Feb 2010 2:48 pm

EADG wrote:agree with most of this, I used to wonder if they walk amongst us, I think there is at least some element of undercover here

Hello EADG!!!!!

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Have a good friend in Singapore who works for the local CID . . . he tells me that there are a lot of cops on the streets, they just don't wear uniforms
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Post by raden888 » Wed, 17 Feb 2010 9:53 pm

With regards to safety, I suppose its all relative. I've been to Bangkok many times, walked during the day and night and nothing happened. Visited Jakarta ,nothing happened. Cities like Prague and Rome have such bad reputations but yet I felt very safe in both cities. It boils down to how you behave,if you're street smart and aware of your surroundings then you should be fine.


with regards to the MRT, its relative too. I know the common courtesy should be to wait for those who are in to disembark . However, these kind of behaviour exists everywhere.In Singapore, I think its more related to the Kiasu, Kiasi attitude. They are afraid to loose .Its sad to see able bodied people rushing to grab a seat ,only to get off at the next couple of stops. If my ride is about 10 min or so I would just stand. :)

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Post by Vaucluse » Thu, 18 Feb 2010 10:23 am

raden888 wrote: However, these kind of behaviour exists everywhere.
No, it doesn't
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Post by aster » Sat, 20 Feb 2010 10:12 pm

What's worse is when you see a guy in a wheelchair who can't get into the lift because half-a-dozen able-bodied lazy people decided that the excalator is too much of a hassle. I almost feel like running in, forcing everyone out, and then making sure the handicapped person can use the lift for the purpose that it was intended.

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Post by liddymouse » Wed, 24 Nov 2010 1:07 pm

I have to agree, and it's not just the MRT, people here are not courteous. It might be a culture thing but if it is then I'm sorry but I don't think much of a culture that doesn't show common courtesy.

Found this quite interesting
http://www.readersdigest.ca/mag/2006/07/polite.php

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Post by nakatago » Wed, 24 Nov 2010 1:14 pm

cue in rebukes in 5...4...3...2...
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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 24 Nov 2010 2:08 pm

liddymouse wrote:I have to agree, and it's not just the MRT, people here are not courteous. It might be a culture thing but if it is then I'm sorry but I don't think much of a culture that doesn't show common courtesy.

Found this quite interesting
http://www.readersdigest.ca/mag/2006/07/polite.php
Rebuke? Nah. Got to remember that that survey/test is 3 to 4 years old. Singers' probably dropped a notch or two by now. :lol:
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