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Postby Calmday » Mon, 08 Nov 2010 2:44 pm

I find that some walk slow and some walk fast but they all zigzag all over the place and have no sense of what’s around them or where they are going. Singapore has to be the hardest place on earth to walk in a crowded place.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 08 Nov 2010 2:58 pm

Be careful, lest the protector of all quirks & habits Singaporean, leona123, will come down on you like a tonne of bricks. :cool:

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Postby beenthere » Mon, 08 Nov 2010 3:29 pm

Calmday wrote:I find that some walk slow and some walk fast but they all zigzag all over the place and have no sense of what’s around them or where they are going. Singapore has to be the hardest place on earth to walk in a crowded place.


Three months on and I have decided not to give way. I am not a big man but I assume a wide profile and walk straight with arms akimbo. Yeah, I know I should be bigger than that (pun intended) but the obliviousness of the walkers gets to me.

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Postby JayCee » Mon, 08 Nov 2010 4:11 pm

Calmday wrote:I find that some walk slow and some walk fast but they all zigzag all over the place and have no sense of what’s around them or where they are going. Singapore has to be the hardest place on earth to walk in a crowded place.


Singapore is bad no doubt, but the worst on earth (or at least the worst I've been to) has to be Hong Kong, there is no concept of spatial awareness there at all (except when you're on the bus as in that case you get all the space you want because no-one will sit next to you, so open-minded to other races are the HK locals :roll: )

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Postby beenthere » Mon, 08 Nov 2010 5:37 pm

Whine, whine, whine. Y'all really haven't done public transport until you've been on a bus in Philly. Ain't no brotherly love there.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 08 Nov 2010 5:44 pm

Unless things have changed substantially, you don't ride no bus in DC either! :o

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Postby nakatago » Mon, 08 Nov 2010 5:48 pm


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Postby beenthere » Mon, 08 Nov 2010 5:59 pm



I see your ride and raise you this:

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Postby nakatago » Mon, 08 Nov 2010 6:00 pm

it's no fun if you pull the big guns early.....

beenthere wrote:


I see your ride and raise you this:

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Postby beenthere » Mon, 08 Nov 2010 6:02 pm

My bad.

Next time I'll go slow.


[No, please no "that's what she said"]

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Postby Calmday » Mon, 08 Nov 2010 6:14 pm

LOL Ok I give.


beenthere wrote:


I see your ride and raise you this:

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Postby Chris 525 » Tue, 09 Nov 2010 10:37 pm

Inconsistant usage of bring and take, then the argument that follows when you correct them

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Postby nakatago » Tue, 09 Nov 2010 10:40 pm

Chris 525 wrote:Inconsistant usage of bring and take, then the argument that follows when you correct them


Still not used to "go back" and yet, I already know what they mean...

(I know it's not only Singapore...)

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Postby Daz Voz » Sat, 13 Nov 2010 2:57 pm

"As long as the other can understand what he/she speaks, nobody cares what accent they speak. Let me ask a question. Who on earth speaks pure English? Australian, British, American? All these people have different accents but who cares."


That's my point. Often enough I can't understand a word of it. I can understand Australians, New Zealanders, British, Americans, Canadians... the accents are all different but they don't leave half the consonants out. It can be a fun guessing game, unless I'm in a hurry.

I'm sure I'll get by.

Having been here for over a year now, I have another gripe: our Singaporean staff don't seem to be able to show any initiative, work anything out for themselves, or have any desire to do anything new or stretch their abilities. It's very different from what I am used to.

On the climate: it suits me well, as I grew up in tropical North Queensland.
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Wow! Another triple negative!
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Postby Daz Voz » Sat, 13 Nov 2010 3:20 pm

You can, of course, go back to Oz if you don't like it here


Nah don't get me wrong. Singapore's certainly got a lot going for it.

But like everyone I can be annoyed by some things, and I thought I'd list them separately from the things I _do_ like about Singapore.
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Wow! Another triple negative!

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