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Postby fly2sneha » Sat, 19 Feb 2011 7:03 pm

x9200 wrote:BTW (and I am hijacking a bit the thread here) is the custom of serving papadums while waiting for the main meal somehow more specific to Singapore? We seldom had it this way in India


Not really, it's more specific to certain restaurants. Most restaurants down south of India give u some crisps to munch on, papad mostly.

Sad that ur food adventures in India were not good. Do look up restaurant reviews online next time :)
Or simply ask friends in the locality for suggestions

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Postby foxinabox » Mon, 21 Feb 2011 4:43 am

Wow, thanks for all the responses guys, it's great to get a glimpse of what life is like over there. At this point, several months into a seemingly never-ending and particularly brutal winter, I am dreaming of the heat, but I'm sure the situation will be flipped in due course! Sounds like I will need to fill up on lots of Tex Mex in the meantime...

This may be a trivial matter, but I get a lot of my personal products (facial soap, makeup, etc.) from a specialized cosmetics store here. I imagine the same products must cost a fortune over there, if they're available at all. Has finding a replacement brand for something you use often been a problem for anyone?

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Postby JR8 » Mon, 21 Feb 2011 5:12 am

foxinabox wrote:Wow, thanks for all the responses guys, it's great to get a glimpse of what life is like over there. At this point, several months into a seemingly never-ending and particularly brutal winter, I am dreaming of the heat, but I'm sure the situation will be flipped in due course! Sounds like I will need to fill up on lots of Tex Mex in the meantime...

This may be a trivial matter, but I get a lot of my personal products (facial soap, makeup, etc.) from a specialized cosmetics store here. I imagine the same products must cost a fortune over there, if they're available at all. Has finding a replacement brand for something you use often been a problem for anyone?


Only things I can think of that I am unable to find/replace in SG are:
- Chapstick (Original)
- Sleep inducers for when you're having a bummer of a stressful week, diphenhydramine.

The wife misses Bath and Body Works, Aveda, and Prodigy products. There are alts, but she'll always stock up big-time on the former when in buying range abroad.

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Postby x9200 » Mon, 21 Feb 2011 9:24 am

fly2sneha wrote:
x9200 wrote:BTW (and I am hijacking a bit the thread here) is the custom of serving papadums while waiting for the main meal somehow more specific to Singapore? We seldom had it this way in India


Not really, it's more specific to certain restaurants. Most restaurants down south of India give u some crisps to munch on, papad mostly.

Eeee, could you name one in Singapore that does not serve it before the meal? I mean regular restaurants, not food stalls/coffee shops. Mid-upper range.

Sad that ur food adventures in India were not good. Do look up restaurant reviews online next time :)
Or simply ask friends in the locality for suggestions

We simply asked locals who we knew somehow and trusted their opinions. Being a Caucasian tourist you may expect that you will be recommended a place where food is served for such tourists (meaning food not really spicy) but it was not the case.

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Postby aster » Mon, 21 Feb 2011 11:19 am

JR8 wrote:- Sleep inducers for when you're having a bummer of a stressful week, diphenhydramine.


Why not go for the natural alternative: red wine. Works wonders - relaxes you and helps you sleep. Plus you can set your own dosage. :)

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Postby aster » Mon, 21 Feb 2011 11:25 am

revhappy wrote:One thing that I do miss here regarding food is that since we are vegetarian, there are very few choices or no choices in Pizza Hut, Subway, Mac D etc.


I can still understand Subway from time to time, but with so much great food all over why would you ever want to eat greasy/plastic food?

Every time I pass McYuck I get a puking sensation, same with Pizza Butt...

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Postby nakatago » Mon, 21 Feb 2011 11:43 am

JR8 wrote:- Sleep inducers for when you're having a bummer of a stressful week, diphenhydramine.
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Try this: http://infocenter.arm.com/help/index.jsp?topic=/com.arm.doc.set.amba/index.html

Dosage is try reading one chapter per night.

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Postby ksl » Tue, 22 Feb 2011 2:17 am

aster wrote:
JR8 wrote:- Sleep inducers for when you're having a bummer of a stressful week, diphenhydramine.


Why not go for the natural alternative: red wine. Works wonders - relaxes you and helps you sleep. Plus you can set your own dosage. :)
I like the idea too, though it burns a whole in my pocket eachnight :) Cheaper to have a Barons, make that 3 when in training :-|

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Postby JR8 » Tue, 22 Feb 2011 2:29 am

Sometimes it is not always easy to resort to 'El vino tinto', say if your Victorian parents, or halal in-laws are in town.

Barrons is just 'kin evil. I can drink beer til the cows come home, but that bloody stuff!... :mad:

p.s. KSL mi amigo, as a self-proclaimed Heinz 57 of a chap, I was wondering who on earth do you support in the 6 Nations Cup? :)

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Postby aster » Tue, 22 Feb 2011 11:57 am

That is some rough stuff. :) Not a fan of excessively strong beers myself so I prefer the typical lager or pils, especially when looking at the copious amount of booze that can be consumed on a long night out...

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Postby revhappy » Tue, 22 Feb 2011 12:08 pm

I guess barrons needs to be chilled until its almost frozen to take away the terribly bitter taste.

Tiger also I find quite bitter unless chilled properly. Chang is the only beer that I can drink straight off the carton and will still taste gr8 :)

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Postby longstebe » Tue, 22 Feb 2011 1:05 pm

Beer Chang = :???:

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Postby ksl » Tue, 22 Feb 2011 3:19 pm

JR8 wrote:Sometimes it is not always easy to resort to 'El vino tinto', say if your Victorian parents, or halal in-laws are in town.

Barrons is just 'kin evil. I can drink beer til the cows come home, but that bloody stuff!... :mad:

p.s. KSL mi amigo, as a self-proclaimed Heinz 57 of a chap, I was wondering who on earth do you support in the 6 Nations Cup? :)


I presume you mean football! No idea who is playing :oops:

I was a good footballer in my day, my brother played for England Youth clubs back in late 50's 3 international caps, and i was supposed to be the better player, we played street soccer with a tennis ball, was all we could afford and we used an old tire for shooting practise hanging from a tree in the park.

Sadly after going in the Army at 18, my appreciation for football started to dwindle in the leagues as they brought in foreigners, I lost all interest In English football league as more and more players came from other Countries it wasn't English football any longer. Though I like Liverpool for some unknown reason, probably because Liverpool was the only live match I have ever been to as a kid.

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Postby Eau2011 » Tue, 22 Feb 2011 3:41 pm

ksl wrote: Sadly after going in the Army at 18, my appreciation for football started to dwindle in the leagues as they brought in foreigners, I lost all interest In English football league as more and more players came from other Countries it wasn't English footballers.


:mrgreen:
Agree, so I only watch the EURO cups and World cups. But I was even a bit disappointed to see England was beaten by Germany with that bloody result. :cry: my English colleague said before the match, this year England really got the best team in the history...we've got Gerrard, Rooney, Lampard... anyway, every two years (either EURO or World cup) he said it's the best team in the history...

I remember Lineker said: football is a simple game, 22 men chase a ball for 90 minutes and at the end, the Germans win.

Hope that would change in future... :) Maybe you only need a better coach and a better goalkeeper.

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Postby JR8 » Tue, 22 Feb 2011 4:28 pm

ksl wrote:
JR8 wrote:p.s. KSL mi amigo, as a self-proclaimed Heinz 57 of a chap, I was wondering who on earth do you support in the 6 Nations Cup? :)


I presume you mean football! No idea who is playing :oops:

I was a good footballer in my day, my brother played for England Youth clubs back in late 50's 3 international caps, and i was supposed to be the better player, we played street soccer with a tennis ball, was all we could afford and we used an old tire for shooting practise hanging from a tree in the park.


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Ah nice, happy memories eh? :)



Sadly after going in the Army at 18, my appreciation for football started to dwindle in the leagues as they brought in foreigners, I lost all interest In English football league as more and more players came from other Countries it wasn't English football any longer. Though I like Liverpool for some unknown reason, probably because Liverpool was the only live match I have ever been to as a kid.


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Yes I am with you and Eau on that, as a kid I was a fan of Gordon Banks, so I supported, er... Stoke (?), maybe GB got transfered as I ended up a Man City fan. These days I have no interest in the game apart from the bigger world cup games. League football all seems to be down to how big the owners wallet is. What is the point of a club being called say Arsenal if all the players come from abroad?
In fact the six nations is a rugby championship. Originally it was the four nations (England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland), but over time France and then Italy were added. The championship is half way through and Enger-land are doing pretty well. Playing France next w/e, so fingers crossed! :)



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