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People who hate showers

Postby ex-pat » Sat, 04 Dec 2010 6:42 pm

I dont mean to offend anyone but can someone tell me why some people especially those who came from winter countries doesnt like or wont bother to shower/wash even in this hot /humid city.
I spend about 10 to 15 minutes in the shower , washing, scrubbing everyday not to mention washing my hair daily.
I cant go to bed without having a good wash in the night too.
I have encountered people here who says they dont wash everyday, i heard someone say they only wash thier hair on weekends and had a bath once in a while.
Is this normal from people in the west
:???:

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Postby longstebe » Sat, 04 Dec 2010 7:34 pm

Offence taken, there is nothing wrong with smelly hippies.

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Re: People who hate showers

Postby x9200 » Sat, 04 Dec 2010 10:42 pm

ex-pat wrote:I dont mean to offend anyone but can someone tell me why some people especially those who came from winter countries doesnt like or wont bother to shower/wash even in this hot /humid city.

I spend about 10 to 15 minutes in the shower , washing, scrubbing everyday not to mention washing my hair daily.

Washing hair daily is not really recommended unless you have some problems with them.

I cant go to bed without having a good wash in the night too.
I have encountered people here who says they dont wash everyday, i heard someone say they only wash thier hair on weekends and had a bath once in a while.
Is this normal from people in the west
:???:

Interesting conversation topics you have. Honestly I do not know, all Westerners that I am aware of their washing habits do it daily. Westerners may smell more as they have more apocrine glands responsible for the body odor as compared to for example Japanese.

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Postby longstebe » Sun, 05 Dec 2010 7:38 am

I like your reply x9200, when you mention " have some problems with them ".
Like we have 2 or 3 strands of hair. :lol:

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Postby ex-pat » Sun, 05 Dec 2010 7:43 am

longstebe wrote:I like your reply x9200, when you mention " have some problems with them ".
Like we have 2 or 3 strands of hair. :lol:
I nearly fell out of my bed :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Postby longstebe » Sun, 05 Dec 2010 8:52 am

ex-pat wrote:
longstebe wrote:I like your reply x9200, when you mention " have some problems with them ".
Like we have 2 or 3 strands of hair. :lol:
I nearly fell out of my bed :lol: :lol: :lol:


I nearly took a shower.

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Postby durain » Sun, 05 Dec 2010 10:11 am

when they are in winter countries, there's no need to shower as often. i mean, think about the chores you have to do to shower in siberia when temperature is as low as minus 50 degree C!

so when they are in the hot countries, maybe old habit die hard? :wink:

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Postby x9200 » Sun, 05 Dec 2010 10:15 am

longstebe wrote:I like your reply x9200, when you mention " have some problems with them ".
Like we have 2 or 3 strands of hair. :lol:

Unfortunately it wasn't really intentional :)

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Re: People who hate showers

Postby Nath21 » Sun, 05 Dec 2010 10:30 am

ex-pat wrote:I dont mean to offend anyone but can someone tell me why some people especially those who came from winter countries doesnt like or wont bother to shower/wash even in this hot /humid city.
I spend about 10 to 15 minutes in the shower , washing, scrubbing everyday not to mention washing my hair daily.
I cant go to bed without having a good wash in the night too.
I have encountered people here who says they dont wash everyday, i heard someone say they only wash thier hair on weekends and had a bath once in a while.
Is this normal from people in the west
:???:


Well I shower everyday usually twice a day but coming oz we try to limit showers to less than 5 minutes each time due to water shortage. i know in England lots of places dont have showers, just baths and poor water pressure if they do have showers. My experience here is people are more smelly here due to the humidity which is unavoidable, some people not being able or willing to purchase anti persperant or anti deodorant and the hot food people eat really makes people smelly and sweaty. So I dont really agree with you having lived in 5 different countries (mainly western) but obviously you have some personal experience with it here. So no its not normal at all although australians do joke the english dont wash much. Again a bit of sterotype from 30 years ago.

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Postby longstebe » Sun, 05 Dec 2010 10:59 am

I thought we just had bad teeth, now your telling us we dont wash. Anyone else wanna have a pop. :lol:

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Postby Calmday » Mon, 06 Dec 2010 9:45 am

My experience in Singapore is that there are a lot of very stinky people but its not the Ang Moh’s

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 06 Dec 2010 10:26 am

Nowhere is this more obvious than riding on the East-West line from Clementi to Outram Park in the evening rush hour. Or from Outram Park all the way up the NE line. :?

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Postby nakatago » Mon, 06 Dec 2010 11:23 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Outram Park all the way up the NE line. :?


ah yes...the Stinky Express...

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Postby Wind In My Hair » Mon, 06 Dec 2010 12:33 pm

I've often wondered at the unwashed smell and usually observe that it's a poorer or older looking person. Perhaps having to share facilities with several others denies some the luxury of a shower anytime they need or want one. Or perhaps age makes movement difficult and having to maneouvre a wet and slippery shower without assistance results in the fear of falling so some don't shower as often as they'd like.

Outram Park is also where the General Hospital is so some passengers could be unable to wash properly for medical reasons. When the nurse removed the cast from my arm some months back the smell was so awful I wanted to run away from myself :)

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Postby vbelle » Mon, 06 Dec 2010 1:19 pm

I have the same Q with OP...why?
its terribly hot here..
I found it mostly with people from PRC though...perhaps because i happen to interact with mostly them at work.
sorry no offence..not everyone i believe..
just some people..wearing the same clothes the next day..
and they have this smell..that i suspect isnt from the hot weather, since its early in the morning..but from not showering.. :(


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