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Postby DaisyRae » Sun, 13 Dec 2009 6:44 pm

macaroonie wrote:Isn't it funny, no one mentioned Singapore and we are all here working!! :o


My being/working here in Singapore is just a means to an end - although I don't quite know what my long-term goal is. But for now, I see Singapore as a good enough place to earn money. But it's still a BIG bonus that Singapore's a peaceful place, and has opened its doors to foreigners like me.

I like Singapore and I owe a lot to this country. Hey, I know how to be grateful. But I can't help but feel that it's still not what I would call a 'home' for me.
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Postby Superglide » Mon, 14 Dec 2009 2:35 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Anyplace without mobile phones and loud talkers on public transport would be like living in heaven. :-$


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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 14 Dec 2009 6:45 am

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Postby SGBoyxxx » Thu, 17 Dec 2009 11:37 pm

:lol: denmark?

I read up the top 10 countries where the people are happy

first is denmark.

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Postby mulatto » Sun, 20 Dec 2009 6:33 pm

SGBoyxxx wrote::lol: denmark?

I read up the top 10 countries where the people are happy

first is denmark.


*two thumbs up* :D though i heard that the tax levels there are quite high...

vienna is also worth mentioning

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Postby mschan » Mon, 21 Dec 2009 10:53 pm

I don't have any country in particular as long as I am with my husband and kids. I think I cannot really enjoy living in any place if my loved-ones are not with me. But if someone insists on asking me in what country I want to live, it would be my dream country, Switzerland.
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Postby macaroonie » Tue, 22 Dec 2009 6:43 am

mschan i think you have hit the nail on the head, you are so right! the best place is the world is anywhere where you are happy and peaceful... :)

thanks for sharing your sentiments!

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Postby ryce » Tue, 22 Dec 2009 2:46 pm

taiwan for me. weather, people, sceneries, food and big

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Postby durain » Tue, 22 Dec 2009 8:20 pm

mulatto wrote:
SGBoyxxx wrote::lol: denmark?

I read up the top 10 countries where the people are happy

first is denmark.


*two thumbs up* :D though i heard that the tax levels there are quite high...



then work in denmark and live in sweden coz tax is lower in sweden ;).

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Bay area is the best

Postby steve111 » Wed, 23 Dec 2009 12:15 am

Best air quality and decent life quality, of course assuming you have deep pocket.

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Postby ev-disinfection » Wed, 23 Dec 2009 2:03 am

Singapore is my choice, no natural disasters, government is good and fair enough, taxes are low, many not so expensive countries around to have fun in, we all have homes, low crime rate, what else do you need?

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 23 Dec 2009 7:00 am

ev-disinfection wrote:Singapore is my choice, no natural disasters, government is good and fair enough, taxes are low, many not so expensive countries around to have fun in, we all have homes, low crime rate, what else do you need?


A little common sense & courtesy would be a start? :-|

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Postby ProvenPracticalFlexible » Wed, 23 Dec 2009 10:23 am

durain wrote:
mulatto wrote:
SGBoyxxx wrote::lol: denmark?

I read up the top 10 countries where the people are happy

first is denmark.


*two thumbs up* :D though i heard that the tax levels there are quite high...



then work in denmark and live in sweden coz tax is lower in sweden ;).


Cutting it down from say 55% to 52%, wow that's a real tax paradise.

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Postby macaroonie » Wed, 23 Dec 2009 11:05 am

Can't agree with SMS more, and i would also add living in a society where people generally cared about each other more than they would care about money. In the end money doesn't save us, it's only a means to an end. Yet here so much focus is put on money, it doesn't make sense to focus such a big part of our lives on something we can't even take to the grave, does it make sense or am i being too idealist again?

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Postby ev-disinfection » Wed, 23 Dec 2009 4:57 pm

Well SMS, there is a lack of understanding and communication here between the expats and locals, I have been known to help strangers without any thoughts of whatever re-payments, and i am sure that there are also like minded expats that would do the same, there are also locals that act without sense, but more towards people that they don't know, if they knew them, there would be courtesy and all... we locals are generally more sensitive than superfical

Hi Macaroonie,
Money is not everything, if you have enough of it till retirement.. but if if don't have enough, would you work harder to get it?

The places that are mentioned above are all nice, provided you have enough $...

I am here to make more expat friends.


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