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Postby EADG » Sat, 18 Sep 2010 5:05 pm

Just popped back in. What is she on about now? Thought this was about poor local public transport etiquette...
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Postby JR8 » Sat, 18 Sep 2010 5:54 pm

EADG wrote:Just popped back in. What is she on about now? Thought this was about poor local public transport etiquette...



You've been on that rug too long man 8-)


p.s. watcha doing smoking it lol

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Postby JR8 » Sat, 18 Sep 2010 5:56 pm

It all makes sense, just focus the mind!

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Postby berkshire_yorkie » Sun, 19 Sep 2010 4:39 pm

By way of an attempt to bring this thread some way back towards it's origins....

And I actually owned two cars, one for transport and one just for fun (a restored '66 mini cooper). I find that the little inconvenience is a no brainer as I'm saving between 1200-1500/mo and that goes a long way towards easing the loss.


Never done the arithmetic myself but a few years back a friend - local and very SYT in her young days - who is far too grand ever to consider stepping on a bus or an MRT, was considering buying a car. She spend 3 months catching a taxi everytime she needed to go somewhere, kept a note of the cost, added up the total ownership of running a car and concluded that it was cheaper just to get taxis everywhere.

I use MRT and bus where possible, but probably get a taxi 4/5 times a week as well, my gf is out in Tampines and 15 minutes walk from the MRT so I quite often get longish taxi journeys out or back from there late at night, and occasionally hire a car when needed, usualy weekend journeys to Malaysia. I'm sure this is way cheaper than owning a car.
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Postby JR8 » Sun, 19 Sep 2010 5:42 pm

JR8 wrote:
anneteoh wrote: But more so, you've been on that rug too long -


Can someone make up a T-shirt with this slogan on !? 8-)




Get a case of beer for the best suggestion as to to what that actually might mean.

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Postby anneteoh » Sun, 19 Sep 2010 7:08 pm

JR8 wrote:
JR8 wrote:
anneteoh wrote: But more so, you've been on that rug too long -


Can someone make up a T-shirt with this slogan on !? 8-)




Get a case of beer for the best suggestion as to to what that actually might mean.


It can be taken to mean the meditation rug or the magic carpet as in the context of your previous post JR8 when you were surmising about the Silkroute Rally etc. A bit of from the ridiculous to the sublime which isn't too bad considering the sequence of order.

BTW, I like your retirement prospecting thread.
Consider this post as snatches of conversation on the SG MRT. LOL

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Postby JR8 » Sun, 19 Sep 2010 7:20 pm

PMSL

Gotta love you! :)

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Re: Snatches of conversation on SG MRT

Postby JR8 » Mon, 20 Sep 2010 4:18 am

anneteoh wrote:
JR8 wrote:
JR8 wrote:
anneteoh wrote: But more so, you've been on that rug too long -


Can someone make up a T-shirt with this slogan on !? 8-)




Get a case of beer for the best suggestion as to to what that actually might mean.


It can be taken to mean the meditation rug or the magic carpet as in the context of your previous post JR8 when you were surmising about the Silkroute Rally etc. A bit of from the ridiculous to the sublime which isn't too bad considering the sequence of order.

BTW, I like your retirement prospecting thread.
Consider this post as snatches of conversation on the SG MRT. LOL




p.s. By the way what is a meditation rug?

If I was over-hearing it I would. But we are meant to be be the protaganists in this :)

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Postby beenthere » Mon, 20 Sep 2010 9:11 am

anneteoh wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:
anneteoh wrote:Singaporeans need not be defended but it's shocking that some of the ethnically offensive statements about Chinese and Indians are not deleted. Whatever, it wouldn't be the first time for that offender. He should spend his time better to fight in the right corner.

snip....



snip ...

In SG, I usd to travel on the Serangoon bus to find swarms of dark uncouth Indians dressed in dhotis and slippers shouting and gesturing, all crowded round, sitting on the steps of Little India and appearing to be sleeping in the open grounds outside some restaurants. It was quite a threatening sight at first until one began to see that they were really poor labourers and were in fact, helping to build SG's verticle rush. The problem was the number of illegals among the huge swirling crowds.
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Hmm.... The stench of hypocrisy is very overpowering.

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Postby zodiac09 » Mon, 20 Sep 2010 12:49 pm

Bit lost in the existential discussions above, but I never pretend to be smart
:roll:
@ Vozzie - yup, the little train jingle had me smilin this morning. No-one else seemed to find it amusing or even appeared to notice. Did like your "Bizarro World" quip ! Nice one !

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Postby anneteoh » Mon, 20 Sep 2010 4:27 pm

JR8 wrote:PMSL

Gotta love you! :)


I see rainbows... yes, JR8, spread it across the globe.
What's PMSL - a new SG acronym?

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Postby anneteoh » Mon, 20 Sep 2010 4:32 pm

JR8 wrote:
EADG wrote:Just popped back in. What is she on about now? Thought this was about poor local public transport etiquette...



You've been on that rug too long man 8-)


p.s. watcha doing smoking it lol


Thanks man. It speaks for itself. But what's this doing on an etiquette train - is he on a course? LOL

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Postby anneteoh » Mon, 20 Sep 2010 4:55 pm

beenthere wrote:
anneteoh wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:
anneteoh wrote:Singaporeans need not be defended but it's shocking that some of the ethnically offensive statements about Chinese and Indians are not deleted. Whatever, it wouldn't be the first time for that offender. He should spend his time better to fight in the right corner.

snip....



snip ...

In SG, I usd to travel on the Serangoon bus to find swarms of dark uncouth Indians dressed in dhotis and slippers shouting and gesturing, all crowded round, sitting on the steps of Little India and appearing to be sleeping in the open grounds outside some restaurants. It was quite a threatening sight at first until one began to see that they were really poor labourers and were in fact, helping to build SG's verticle rush. The problem was the number of illegals among the huge swirling crowds.
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Hmm.... The stench of hypocrisy is very overpowering.


Sorry if you think there's hypocrisy. Do you suscribe feigning ignorance or not bothering to know if one's local, foreign or illegal? That society can absorb illegal immigrants without proper structures?

I look for details and I'm honest in my expression. There's no hypocrisy in this explicit description.

I don't think I'm sure about illegal immigrants - do you think passports are a waste of time? That the world's a better place without the need to define one's nationality and rights or no-rights to any place on earth?

There are many illegal immigrants on London streets and most people here feel everything's gone out of hand. The other day on Tottenham Court rd, a crazy man was going up to a lot of people waiting for the bus, talking about families being killed and extremists, drinking beer and pushing his talk into people's faces.. Then he went to a shop corner and peed.

I was standing next to two guys from the camera shop who said they'd called the police who came and went. They can't do anything about it.
How can this man contribute towards soceity, what kind of world will my grandchildren have in a decade?

Where would this man go and where would he sleep and fend for himself?

Sorry, to the initiator of this MRT chat - this is a public transport scenario.

anneteoh

Postby anneteoh » Mon, 20 Sep 2010 5:14 pm

zodiac09 wrote:Bit lost in the existential discussions above, but I never pretend to be smart
:roll:
@ Vozzie - yup, the little train jingle had me smilin this morning. No-one else seemed to find it amusing or even appeared to notice. Did like your "Bizarro World" quip ! Nice one !


Excuse us Z09 . It's a great topic you've started. Language is an individual tool and one uses it as one's used to. There should be respect for the views of others especially when they 're simply describing, not attacking aonther individual, stereotyping or being racist or sexist.
This is about etiquette at a finer level.

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Postby Plavt » Mon, 20 Sep 2010 5:17 pm

anneteoh wrote:
There are many illegal immigrants on London streets


There are some but I doubt there are many.

The other day on Tottenham Court rd, a crazy man was going up to a lot of people waiting for the bus, talking about families being killed and extremists, drinking beer and pushing his talk into people's faces.. Then he went to a shop corner and peed.


........and this doesn't happen in Manila, Bangkok or many other cities?

However, this thread is supposed to be about MRT etiquette, whatever that might be.....


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