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Post by hey_smile » Thu, 19 Aug 2010 9:14 pm

Dude, I had this in mind...

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sundaymorningstaple wrote:
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Anyway, I thought a real fancy car would have 2-seats :cool: ???
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Post by hey_smile » Thu, 19 Aug 2010 10:30 pm

Based on your signature on Lee Hyori, are you by any chance Korean?

If so, Korean hunks are in demand nowadays :cool:
nwpz wrote:Hi

Is it easy socialising with the locals in Singapoe, and what are the most common ways to do that?

How did you guys meet your first friends in Singapore? Are the fellow colleagues the portal to the social networking?

How are foreigners treated?

Obviously it's various from person to person, how social you are and so on.

cheers.

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Post by nwpz » Fri, 20 Aug 2010 1:52 am

nope, just love the kpop :)
I would dropkick Megan Fox to get to Lee Hyori

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Post by green_field » Mon, 23 Aug 2010 3:26 pm

anyway back to the thing about guys asking how much a girl earn, I just found sth interesting:
http://www.glamour.com/sex-love-life/20 ... e#slide=18

lol. So it is not about the guy here only.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 23 Aug 2010 4:33 pm

Am I missing something or didn't I look closely enough? It would appear that that is a western mag so I'm not sure that it would conform to Singapore demographics. Course I'm way beyond even worrying about it anymore. :-|
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Post by green_field » Mon, 23 Aug 2010 8:56 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Am I missing something or didn't I look closely enough? It would appear that that is a western mag so I'm not sure that it would conform to Singapore demographics. Course I'm way beyond even worrying about it anymore. :-|
you'll never know :P

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Post by pearls&laces » Tue, 24 Aug 2010 10:02 am

Glad I stumbled upon this discussion thread. I find this really interesting. I just got back from working in Seattle and although I'm a local here, I do admit I find it a culture shock to be amongst my own fellow Singaporeans now. For one thing, I'm so used to people saying Thank You, Please, and just generally being very polite overall in my adopted home(seattle). I wonder if its because of our language, which is very direct and doesn't seem to give any allowance for politeness, or just our culture in general. Back to that topic, I do find it more difficult to network with people here compared to Seattle because people here seem to be more reclusive - they tend to very tightly knit, and its difficult to break into a circle when you've been away so long. Add to that the hot weather, and you have a group of unsociable locals. :)
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Post by x9200 » Tue, 24 Aug 2010 12:31 pm

When we are back in Europe we have to pay attention to handle over things like credit cards with one hand only (it would look weird otherwise) and we subconsciously expect that ppl would hand it back with two hands. Purely cultural thing - for the standard politeness words and gestures you don't have critical mass in Singapore. It only goes one level deep and often not even that much. People like you are exceptional - most seems not notice the difference.

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Post by hey_smile » Tue, 24 Aug 2010 12:40 pm

pearls&laces wrote:Glad I stumbled upon this discussion thread. I find this really interesting. I just got back from working in Seattle and although I'm a local here, I do admit I find it a culture shock to be amongst my own fellow Singaporeans now. For one thing, I'm so used to people saying Thank You, Please, and just generally being very polite overall in my adopted home(seattle). I wonder if its because of our language, which is very direct and doesn't seem to give any allowance for politeness, or just our culture in general. Back to that topic, I do find it more difficult to network with people here compared to Seattle because people here seem to be more reclusive - they tend to very tightly knit, and its difficult to break into a circle when you've been away so long. Add to that the hot weather, and you have a group of unsociable locals. :)
What language did you mean? Singlish? Hokkien? or Mandarin? I would think every language has Thank you and Please. It's just the culture here... I don't know why either... When I first came here to study, I felt people here have this clique thing and if you've a different opinion or behave differently, it's hard to break in. The closest friends I have now, are still expats that came here to study or work. These are the people that would actually make time to get in touch. I just had this feeling, people here value relationships based on what they could "get" from it.. Yea I know we all do that to a degree, but not to that extent... Either that or it's a once a year gathering or whatever to see how rich everyone's doing, or if so and so has become some director. Caveat - of course, not everyone's like that.. :shock:

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