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Post by durain » Wed, 26 May 2010 8:39 pm

if i grab a beautiful girl because my heart skipped a beat, i will probably end up with a slap! :P :D

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Post by Vaucluse » Thu, 27 May 2010 9:25 am

24601 wrote: a female employee though who grabbed me as I came in and told me I was so beautiful her heart skipped a beat! (Bare in mind I'm female!) Made a rather sharpish exit as she was insisting I couldn't leave until I gave her my number. Well I suppose that is extremely 'friendly' customer service anyway!
Please provide photos of your first tete-a-tete



(oh, the 'girl's' name is Achmed)
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Post by earthfriendly » Thu, 27 May 2010 10:52 am

Vaucluse wrote:
24601 wrote: a female employee though who grabbed me as I came in and told me I was so beautiful her heart skipped a beat! (Bare in mind I'm female!) Made a rather sharpish exit as she was insisting I couldn't leave until I gave her my number. Well I suppose that is extremely 'friendly' customer service anyway!
Please provide photos of your first tete-a-tete



(oh, the 'girl's' name is Achmed)
She's not the only one. I have often been stopped in my track to admire a beautiful female. When it comes to beauty, I don't discriminate. Male and female, I like them both. When I see a lovely lady, I like to point it out to my husband, since he tends to be very focused on the task onhand and forget to enjoy the beauty around him. Don't want him to miss out in life.

And I am a straight female, happy with my marriage and sex life :P .

I have excellent experience with the Singapore Consulate in SF. They were very efficient and customer oriented. The SG private sector has a lot they can learn from the govt. How ironic. Usually it is the other way around.

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Post by nakatago » Thu, 27 May 2010 11:14 am

earthfriendly wrote:I have excellent experience with the Singapore Consulate in SF. They were very efficient and customer oriented. The SG private sector has a lot they can learn from the govt. How ironic. Usually it is the other way around.
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Post by 24601 » Thu, 27 May 2010 10:01 pm

Don't get me wrong I don't discriminate either. In fact I just stay clear of grabbing any stranger regardless of sex!
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Post by Crusoe » Mon, 31 May 2010 9:14 am

I am in the UK and my employment pass has been approved in principle. What exactly do I do know? Do I enter Singapore using my British passport and a standard 3-month social visit entry stamp upon arrival, and then collect the employment pass from MOM? If so, at that point will the social visit entry stamp be cancelled out? Or do I need some other sort of visa in order to enter Singapore for the purposes of employment?

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Post by x9200 » Mon, 31 May 2010 9:28 am

24601 wrote:Don't get me wrong I don't discriminate either. In fact I just stay clear of grabbing any stranger regardless of sex!
A friend of mine was asked by his colleague to go out with her for some kind of church ceremony to make her lesbian girlfriend jealous. You may never know the reasons. Yes, in Singapore.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 31 May 2010 10:32 am

Crusoe wrote:I am in the UK and my employment pass has been approved in principle. What exactly do I do know? Do I enter Singapore using my British passport and a standard 3-month social visit entry stamp upon arrival, and then collect the employment pass from MOM? If so, at that point will the social visit entry stamp be cancelled out? Or do I need some other sort of visa in order to enter Singapore for the purposes of employment?
Just hop on a plane and enter using the bog standard 90 SVP. Once your have contacted your employer, they will give you further instructions as to where to go (MOM). Once you have cleared MOM formalities they (MOM) will take care of the issuance of the EP and related SVP. You should, however bring along the AIP (Approval in Principle) Letter and show it to immigration upon your arrival but it will not stop you nor cause any flap if you don't.
SOME PEOPLE TRY TO TURN BACK THEIR ODOMETERS. NOT ME. I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHY I LOOK THIS WAY. I'VE TRAVELED A LONG WAY, AND SOME OF THE ROADS WEREN'T PAVED. ~ Will Rogers

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Post by 24601 » Mon, 31 May 2010 10:45 am

Hi Crusoe,

I arrived from UK on Monday all very easy. Yes you need the in principal at immigration they will ask a few questions such as where you will be staying when you start work etc. You fill in a landing card on the plane and they will stamp a part and give it back to you. Don't lose it as you need it when you go to MOM. Other than that when you arrive your company sponsor needs to sign (and you need to sign) the documents and they need to pay for you EP. Get them to make an appointment with MOM in advance of your arrival to speed things up. It takes a week from the date of you MOM appointment (figure printing and photo) to get your actual card. Hope that helps. Feel free to PM me of you have anymore questions or generally shocks to expect from leaving the UK!
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Post by Crusoe » Wed, 02 Jun 2010 3:48 pm

Thanks for the helpful information. I have about a week and a bit in Singapore to doss about before I start work in earnest. Anything people would recommend I'd do in those first two weeks? OP, what did you do?

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 02 Jun 2010 5:32 pm

Well, I was single then.......... :o
SOME PEOPLE TRY TO TURN BACK THEIR ODOMETERS. NOT ME. I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHY I LOOK THIS WAY. I'VE TRAVELED A LONG WAY, AND SOME OF THE ROADS WEREN'T PAVED. ~ Will Rogers

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