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Re: fellowship

Postby JR8 » Sun, 16 May 2010 6:34 pm

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Hi JRB
Thanks for human speak. Where 're you off to? Not leaving Sg I hope. It's pretty dismal back here - all kinds of tax increases looming; esp the Capital Gains Tax which doesn't seem like a wise move as people would start cashing out their shares and the stock market will crash, surely!
Likewise, but better to enter with aplomb than sneakiness.
Stay confident JRB, you need that today - the world, at least out here, is spinning topsy turvy. But the main point is, you're a good guy and every country needs good guys.
Moving's such a hassle - best to live Zenlike, minimalist's lifestyle. You can in Sg - no pots and pans, kitchen ware etc., just a futon, two mugs and a teapot.


Hi, yes we are off to Berlin this week, 3-4 years there and then likely back here again. As you suggest, I do not enjoy the upheavel. There are things I like about the UK, but I feel lucky that I do not have to return there right now. The economy is in such a heck of a state... there are some tough years ahead :(
I like the Zenlike idea, however I do enjoy my cooking lah! :)

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Postby raden888 » Sun, 16 May 2010 6:46 pm

Good luck in Berlin JR8....Ich lieber Deutschland. Does this mean you're no longer a male trailing spouse ?? :P

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Postby JR8 » Sun, 16 May 2010 6:53 pm

raden888 wrote:Good luck in Berlin JR8....Ich lieber Deutschland. Does this mean you're no longer a male trailing spouse ?? :P


Hahaha, danke schoen [sp?] Raden1 :)

No, it is the missus being posted so I will be same-same trailing spouse lah 8-)

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Postby Vaucluse » Sun, 16 May 2010 8:20 pm

Viel Spass in Berlin, ist 'ne tolle Stadt!

Ships in the night . . . my brother just spent a week looking at apartments in New York and will be leaving Berlin in two weeks. Loved his four years there.

(Now he is looking at paying over USD$8k rent . . . :lol: )
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Postby JR8 » Sun, 16 May 2010 9:57 pm

Vaucluse wrote:Viel Spass in Berlin, ist 'ne tolle Stadt!

Ships in the night . . . my brother just spent a week looking at apartments in New York and will be leaving Berlin in two weeks. Loved his four years there.
(Now he is looking at paying over USD$8k rent . . . :lol: )


Hehehe... and thanks. I haven't been to Berlin since a long w/e there for New Year 1989 (historically perhaps something of a notable night in hindsight what with border controls being lifted and reimposed within 24 hrs and lord knows how many people partying in front of the Brandenburg Gate (1/4-1/2 million?), or indeed on top of the wall as we managed to access).

Gotta say I envy your bro Vaucluse. Before SG we were in NYC (I lived there previously osso a decade ago etc) and it is a fantastic town to live in. I'd go back if offered without even pausing for breath to consider. US$8k <whistling>, guess he's going to find a decent place then and you can go over and stay 'at your leisure' :wink: . this seems to one major plus with Berlin, rent is not so crazy

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Postby raden888 » Sun, 16 May 2010 10:39 pm

Berlin ist super!!! I haven't been there in a while probably been over run by Eastern Europeans or the Russians (yet again) :lol: ..Kinda funny ,before they used to congregate in Frankfurt Oder but now have a free pass...Ha!

Ooo I too envy your brother, Vaucluse not the rent though.. NYC is just an amazing place to live in. I was there pre 9/11. Brings back memories....:cool:

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Re: fellowship

Postby anneteoh » Mon, 17 May 2010 1:05 am

[quote="JR8
Hi, yes we are off to Berlin this week, 3-4 years there and then likely back here again. As you suggest, I do not enjoy the upheavel. There are things I like about the UK, but I feel lucky that I do not have to return there right now. The economy is in such a heck of a state... there are some tough years ahead :(
I like the Zenlike idea, however I do enjoy my cooking lah!

Best wishes for Berlin. In Sg one needs only cook to entertain. The best thing for me there is not to have to shop or cook, or have anything - living light as a snowflake on my back (haiku).
I've an old friend working as nuclear physicist in Frankurt whom I owe a long overdue visit but I just don't think I want to be in Germany; except en route to Sweden. There're some great exhibitions in Berlin and Frankfurt though.
I don't think the economy's really good across Europe at the moment too. Let's hope things stabilize a lot. Seems like you've made lots of friends in SG forum JRB. Keep in touch if you get too bored of sauerkraut, bratwurst, ham and rye bread; of course the larger, and lots of arbeiten and geld talk. Tak ada sambal pedas lah.
Auf wiedersehen.

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Postby raden888 » Mon, 17 May 2010 4:12 pm

Hey Anne,

Who say got no sambal pedas in DE..Nowdays so easy to get sambal oelek wan. If wan lagi pedas dhen can go to Asian shop or Turkish grocery and make your own lah. Dun be so mah fan 8-)

Poor JR8, Where are you going to dive?? :???: ...I suppose it has to be the Mediterranean or the Red Sea unless you don't mind freezing your tits off in the North Sea :P .Sharm el Sheikh is a bit dodgy though...I'll give it a miss!

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Postby anneteoh » Mon, 17 May 2010 5:36 pm

raden888 wrote:Hey Anne,

Who say got no sambal pedas in DE..Nowdays so easy to get sambal oelek wan. If wan lagi pedas dhen can go to Asian shop or Turkish grocery and make your own lah. Dun be so mah fan 8-)

Poor JR8, Where are you going to dive?? :???: ...I suppose it has to be the Mediterranean or the Red Sea unless you don't mind freezing your tits off in the North Sea :P .Sharm el Sheikh is a bit dodgy though...I'll give it a miss!


Wow, raden888, the world's a hot chilli. Thanks for info - I thought sambal oelek's a Dutch concoction in a jar. Sorry, not meant to be mah fan lah, just impish to hot it all up, as some say in British cookery. BTW, you haven't seen the attention given to cooking by the British media. The trend's to go a step further than the classic French style by not accepting anything without that zing in its flavours. Every channel has 1-2 Master Chef or dining progs a day.
Agree with you about NY. I was there in 1986 - It was just plain crazy in some places... don't think there's anyhere else like NY on earth esp. when Dizzy Gillespie played free jazz in Washington Park and someone else had his piano on a trolley for Central Park.
Sorry, digression from the thread's discourse.

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Postby raden888 » Mon, 17 May 2010 7:11 pm

@ Anne,Yeah, Most of the bottles have the made in Netherlands signage although sometimes you can get product of Indonesia ones. However, Indonesians have a bit of a sweet tooth.

I know..seems like its either cooking shows, pop idol or reality TV :???:

If I recall properly, a few years back, Scotland was trying to claim Vindaloo as one of their national dish . Imagine Vindaloo Haggis...Its now more curry and chips than fish and chips. :P

Nothing like a good roast with mash, pasties and scrumptious desserts. Ohh, how I miss Sainsbury's bakery section . :cry:

However, will have Chili Crabs, Roti Prata anytime .

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Postby anneteoh » Mon, 17 May 2010 7:36 pm

raden888 wrote:@ Anne,Yeah, Most of the bottles have the made in Netherlands signage although sometimes you can get product of Indonesia ones. However, Indonesians have a bit of a sweet tooth.

I know..seems like its either cooking shows, pop idol or reality TV :???:

If I recall properly, a few years back, Scotland was trying to claim Vindaloo as one of their national dish . Imagine Vindaloo Haggis...Its now more curry and chips than fish and chips. :P

Nothing like a good roast with mash, pasties and scrumptious desserts. Ohh, how I miss Sainsbury's bakery section . :cry:

However, will have Chili Crabs, Roti Prata anytime .


So you're a foodie. lol The way to a man's heart...
My favs are Nyonya food - pungnat, Leng Chee Kang, rendang, red bean with longans, gingko nuts, black glutinous rice with coconut milk , black sesame paste, sweet birds' nest soup ( ean Oo ) and endless gingseng.
Food for longevity.

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Postby Superglide » Mon, 17 May 2010 10:39 pm

irvine wrote:Are you having a tough time in France, geerang?

You seem to be treating this place as an outlet for your not-so-nice posts. Why are you here?


funny you mentioned that, was exactly thinking the same.

Geerang moron must be getting the piss in France, since he is wanking so much on this forum.
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Postby raden888 » Tue, 18 May 2010 2:39 am

@ Anne...Nyona is a hit and miss with me, love Nyona desserts though not a fan of the main courses.I am a self taught cook...Me mum will be proud that I can dish out both Asian and Western spreads.

I'm assuming you're a Peranakan :wink:

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Postby JR8 » Tue, 18 May 2010 10:15 am

Thanks Anne, we are now packed and shcked up pre-departure in a hotel.

Raden. As it happens I do have a drysuit, but can't say I get too excited about north sea diving. I've been to sharm over 10 times now... but alas it has turned into something of a hell-hole. Dahab is more chilled, and Marsa Alam was v. nice when i went there... I expect the latter are where I will be heading.

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Postby Vaucluse » Tue, 18 May 2010 10:23 am

Superglide wrote:
irvine wrote:Are you having a tough time in France, geerang?

You seem to be treating this place as an outlet for your not-so-nice posts. Why are you here?


funny you mentioned that, was exactly thinking the same.

Geerang moron must be getting the piss in France, since he is wanking so much on this forum.


He probably tried to 'out-arrogant' the French . . . and is failing miserably. Miserable twat.
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