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Re: People who hate showers

Postby BigSis » Mon, 06 Dec 2010 2:15 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.
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
:???:


I'm not quite sure why anyone would admit to you that they didn't shower every day.........but there you go, the things some people talk about :wink:


But the thing about people is that they're all different and while I can't actually see what there is to do in the shower that takes 10-15 minutes (more like 5 for me), if that's what makes you happy, then fair enough.


And it's not just westerners - I was reading some trashy Singapore mag in the hairdressers the other day and there was an article on washing clothes and it said that some women in Singapore think that they only have to wash their bras once a week......where they get these figures from I'm not sure but that's enough for me to make me realise that it's not just people who come from "winter countries" who might have less than ideal habits :?

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Postby JayCee » Mon, 06 Dec 2010 4:06 pm

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


Agreed, 99% of the time in my experience it tends to be people from a certain sub continent, just my experience mind you

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 06 Dec 2010 5:05 pm

This thread ain't gonna last too much longer I reckon.

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Postby durain » Mon, 06 Dec 2010 5:58 pm

well, water is expensive in singapore. so shower = money down the plug hole.

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Postby QRM » Mon, 06 Dec 2010 7:51 pm

At boarding school, we were only allowed a bath once a week ( no showers ) the rest of the time we had to use the sink.

I was amazed my UK relatives, very upper middle class, with a huge pile in the country would only bath once a week. the rest of the time it was a wash down with flannel, sink and hot water. !! OK OK that was about 25 years ago.

Dont forget showers in Central London apartments up to relatively recently was a rarity. Normally just a bath, if you wanted a shower you had to buy a rubber version that stuck to the bathtaps, every thing was flooded downstairs as the bathrooms were not designed for showers.

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Postby ex-pat » Mon, 06 Dec 2010 8:11 pm

QRM wrote:At boarding school, we were only allowed a bath once a week ( no showers ) the rest of the time we had to use the sink.

I was amazed my UK relatives, very upper middle class, with a huge pile in the country would only bath once a week. the rest of the time it was a wash down with flannel, sink and hot water. !! OK OK that was about 25 years ago.

Dont forget showers in Central London apartments up to relatively recently was a rarity. Normally just a bath, if you wanted a shower you had to buy a rubber version that stuck to the bathtaps, every thing was flooded downstairs as the bathrooms were not designed for showers.


This reminds of the movie The Reader, where Kate Winslet wash the younger character of Ralph Fines using a bath tub with half filled water. She used a flannel to scrub the dirt from the boys body and towel him dry without rinsing him.

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Postby Strong Eagle » Mon, 06 Dec 2010 11:53 pm

[quote="ex-pat"This reminds of the movie The Reader, where Kate Winslet wash the younger character of Ralph Fines using a bath tub with half filled water. She used a flannel to scrub the dirt from the boys body and towel him dry without rinsing him.[/quote]

Kate Winslet can do that to me anytime.

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Postby Wind In My Hair » Tue, 07 Dec 2010 8:45 am

Strong Eagle wrote:
ex-pat wrote:This reminds of the movie The Reader, where Kate Winslet wash the younger character of Ralph Fines using a bath tub with half filled water. She used a flannel to scrub the dirt from the boys body and towel him dry without rinsing him.


Kate Winslet can do that to me anytime.

Er, did you not read the part about "younger"? :P

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Postby nakatago » Tue, 07 Dec 2010 9:47 am

So, guys, would it be considered rude if, just for example, I get into a Stinky Express car and just scatter baking soda or alum powder or break out an aerosal can and start sprayin'?

:P

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Postby ex-pat » Tue, 07 Dec 2010 1:31 pm

nakatago wrote:So, guys, would it be considered rude if, just for example, I get into a Stinky Express car and just scatter baking soda or alum powder or break out an aerosal can and start sprayin'?

:P


Why dont you try and you will see :P But before you do that make a reservation in Changi prison just in case you meet Bad Luck in the Stinky express :lol:

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Postby nakatago » Tue, 07 Dec 2010 1:56 pm

ex-pat wrote:
nakatago wrote:So, guys, would it be considered rude if, just for example, I get into a Stinky Express car and just scatter baking soda or alum powder or break out an aerosal can and start sprayin'?

:P


Why dont you try and you will see :P But before you do that make a reservation in Changi prison just in case you meet Bad Luck in the Stinky express :lol:


I forgot that some would rather save face than have proper hygiene. How about doing it surreptitiously, then? :P

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Postby snowqueen » Fri, 10 Dec 2010 8:55 pm

Have you seen those deodorant wipes that apparently you only need to use once a week, that's just plain nasty.

I do seem to remember when I was younger we only had baths on Sundays and washed down with a flannel in the sink for the rest of the week. Quite manky now you think about it but once we moved to a house with a shower, we showered every day.

Having moved to Singapore from the UK, I often now shower twice a day, especially if I've been outside in the heat all day.

I have been down wind to quite a few smelly people in the time I've lived here and I do wonder if these people realise how much they smell. I know if I had a bit of an odour I'd be mortified.

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Postby longstebe » Sat, 11 Dec 2010 9:15 am

That damp smell is just as bad as Bo Diddley.

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Re: People who hate showers

Postby Muslima70 » Wed, 15 Dec 2010 12:17 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.
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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Actually I had a local friend in school who only showered once a day. This was when we were in juniour college and she had to rush every morning to get to school. It took her about one hour everyday to get to school, so she just "felt" she had no time. (?) At least this was her reason to me. She was clean person as far I know and did not smell or have BO or whatever...but she didn't shower except at night. And she washed her hair only once a week.

So it not true that only foreigners from winter coutries shower less often. It think it depends on the person and their lifestyle.
As for MRT rides being stinky rides ..I can emphatise..i think worse in the evenings? when people are coming home from work/ school and crammed worse than sardines in a tin .. :wink:
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