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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 09 Mar 2011 5:41 pm

I go to the office on Saturdays in shorts & T's. (half day)
SOME PEOPLE TRY TO TURN BACK THEIR ODOMETERS. NOT ME. I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHY I LOOK THIS WAY. I'VE TRAVELED A LONG WAY, AND SOME OF THE ROADS WEREN'T PAVED. ~ Will Rogers

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Post by Barnsley » Wed, 09 Mar 2011 5:51 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:I go to the office on Saturdays in shorts & T's. (half day)
If I have to work weekends or public holidays I get to do that too.
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Post by intellectualsmuse » Fri, 18 Mar 2011 1:18 pm

sunny-sing wrote:
My friend whose brother was working there for a few months just told me that some air-cons would cool down some offices quite much. I could bring at least one pair for my trips back and the eventuality of sitting in a cold office, maybe...
I work in one of those (offices!) so I'd have to agree. I actually ended up buying a light sweater and some shawls to keep me comfortable.
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Post by ksl » Fri, 18 Mar 2011 7:14 pm

intellectualsmuse wrote:
sunny-sing wrote:
My friend whose brother was working there for a few months just told me that some air-cons would cool down some offices quite much. I could bring at least one pair for my trips back and the eventuality of sitting in a cold office, maybe...
I work in one of those (offices!) so I'd have to agree. I actually ended up buying a light sweater and some shawls to keep me comfortable.
Why not just adjust the aircon to a more acceptable level, if it's too warm one is drowsy and too cold is unpleasant, there must be an in between temperature. I guess someone will just come a long and turn it down again. :cry: Yes take light sweater is probably the best and a blanket for your legs, I always keep a lightweight blanket in the car, in case we visit the Cinema

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Post by beppi » Fri, 18 Mar 2011 8:09 pm

I has similarly heated arguments with my Asian colleagues about office temperature as about window blinds (which for some unexplainable reason must always be closed and artificial light be used).
One time I even filled an PR (Purchase Requisition, for those unencumbered by corporate buerocracy) for an electric heater - I was not processed.

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Re: Clothing/UGGs in Singapore?

Post by intellectualsmuse » Fri, 18 Mar 2011 9:51 pm

ksl wrote:
intellectualsmuse wrote:
sunny-sing wrote:
My friend whose brother was working there for a few months just told me that some air-cons would cool down some offices quite much. I could bring at least one pair for my trips back and the eventuality of sitting in a cold office, maybe...
I work in one of those (offices!) so I'd have to agree. I actually ended up buying a light sweater and some shawls to keep me comfortable.
Why not just adjust the aircon to a more acceptable level, if it's too warm one is drowsy and too cold is unpleasant, there must be an in between temperature. I guess someone will just come a long and turn it down again. :cry: Yes take light sweater is probably the best and a blanket for your legs, I always keep a lightweight blanket in the car, in case we visit the Cinema
With my office its like "centrally controlled" so they maintain the same temperature across all the offices in the building.(Atleast that's what the admin person tells us). 90% of the people in my office use light sweaters and or jackets of some kind. The other 10% are probably cold blooded. :roll:

It seems like such a waste considering they could save on energy bills by raising the temp by a few degrees. Not to mention that employees would be more comfortable if they did so.

@ Beppi: We have the same issue with window blinds. As for the electric heater, its an idea that I seriously considered myself, except I was planning to get my cubicle community (neighbours) to contribute as well.
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Post by Brah » Sun, 20 Mar 2011 11:11 am

Uggs - the ultimate clothing oxymoron.

Supposed to look warm and rugged, they're completely not-waterproof.

When back in the States for Winter, saw many people soaked though at the slightest amount of rain or snow. And permanently stained with the salt laid down to melt the snow. Once Uggs get dirty, that's it, they'll never look good again.

For the same reasons, in a place that gets as much rain as Singapore, they're a fairly dumb idea.

Not to mention with their popularity spiking as it is/was, anyone wearing them looking like a common fashion sheeple. = not cool.

They look like oversized baby shoes.

They look as out of place in Singapore as does a Husky by persons so insensitive to own such an animal so far out of their natural element.

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Post by PinkChampagne » Tue, 22 Mar 2011 8:31 pm

Brah wrote:Uggs - the ultimate clothing oxymoron.

Supposed to look warm and rugged, they're completely not-waterproof.

When back in the States for Winter, saw many people soaked though at the slightest amount of rain or snow. And permanently stained with the salt laid down to melt the snow. Once Uggs get dirty, that's it, they'll never look good again.

For the same reasons, in a place that gets as much rain as Singapore, they're a fairly dumb idea.

Not to mention with their popularity spiking as it is/was, anyone wearing them looking like a common fashion sheeple. = not cool.

They look like oversized baby shoes.


They look as out of place in Singapore as does a Husky by persons so insensitive to own such an animal so far out of their natural element.

Dang it, there's no "like" this post button here. Hahas.

Wellingtons for Singapore = Not that bad! but won't work if the flooding goes well above your waist.

UGGS is pretty Urghh.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 22 Mar 2011 9:04 pm

Wellies won't get it!

<------That why I use these! :P
SOME PEOPLE TRY TO TURN BACK THEIR ODOMETERS. NOT ME. I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHY I LOOK THIS WAY. I'VE TRAVELED A LONG WAY, AND SOME OF THE ROADS WEREN'T PAVED. ~ Will Rogers

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Post by PinkChampagne » Tue, 22 Mar 2011 9:15 pm

HAHAHAS That will work perfectly. Bring a Net along to scope out whatever goods that floats out from the shops during the flood

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Post by ExpatLah » Sat, 30 Apr 2011 4:17 pm

To be fair, I have friends here who wear them. In particular, I know an expat mother and daughter who love them. I hate them and don't see their usefulness even in more "appropriate" climates, but still, folks here do wear them is the point.
Mary Hatch Bailey wrote:A PhD candidate asking if Uggs are appropriate for the equator... :???: Just goes to show there's nothing common about common sense.
Ouch!
Brah wrote:Uggs - the ultimate clothing oxymoron.

Supposed to look warm and rugged, they're completely not-waterproof.

When back in the States for Winter, saw many people soaked though at the slightest amount of rain or snow. And permanently stained with the salt laid down to melt the snow. Once Uggs get dirty, that's it, they'll never look good again.

For the same reasons, in a place that gets as much rain as Singapore, they're a fairly dumb idea.

Not to mention with their popularity spiking as it is/was, anyone wearing them looking like a common fashion sheeple. = not cool.

They look like oversized baby shoes.

They look as out of place in Singapore as does a Husky by persons so insensitive to own such an animal so far out of their natural element.
Well put :)

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