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Postby nakatago » Sun, 27 Mar 2011 11:34 pm

this might be relevant to your interests (click the first result): http://www.google.com/search?UTF-8&q=%22National+serviceman+needs+maid+to+carry+his+backpack%22

Dangnabbit; same as x9200's

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Postby ksl » Mon, 28 Mar 2011 12:59 am

Well not surprisingly the Physical Proficiency test is basically very poor, though there is an incentive from $100 to $400 to pass.

http://www.mindef.gov.sg/imindef/mindef ... IPPT.htmlo

Gurkha wins medal UK
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-12854492

Gurkha fights off 40 bandits robbing train, kills 3 injures 8

http://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htinf/ ... comments=Y

http://www.6thgurkhas.org ( special to me this unit )

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Postby bigfilsing » Mon, 28 Mar 2011 2:29 am

nakatago wrote:this might be relevant to your interests (click the first result): http://www.google.com/search?UTF-8&q=%22National+serviceman+needs+maid+to+carry+his+backpack%22

Dangnabbit; same as x9200's


Pure quality

And if you want a good giggle following some of the other goggle links to this storey.

Mind blowing how many Singaporeans are defending this conduct even in the IT orientated VR zone ...unreal

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Postby x9200 » Mon, 28 Mar 2011 7:02 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:What can I say?!? :cool:

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E-e. Many links, one subject if you google with the phrase so in the quotation marks.

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Postby dazzlebabe » Mon, 28 Mar 2011 10:22 am

wadameenit, I thought you need perfect eyesight to be in the air force?
Just me

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Postby ecureilx » Mon, 28 Mar 2011 11:24 am

dazzlebabe wrote:wadameenit, I thought you need perfect eyesight to be in the air force?


No- preferred is unaided vision .. but if needed, assisted 20/20 is accepted.. do you think all the pilots in the world fly glass-free ?? once in a while, if you could step into the cockpit, you will be surprised .. well, now you can't step into the cockpit anyway, post 9/11 ..

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 28 Mar 2011 12:01 pm

x9200 wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:What can I say?!? :cool:

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E-e. Many links, one subject if you google with the phrase so in the quotation marks.


I was referring to my post which preceded the stomp photo. :wink:

Note the timestamp.

sutra489267.html&highlight=maids+carrying+backpack#489267

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Postby nakatago » Mon, 28 Mar 2011 12:25 pm

The irony is, some of these Singaporean males love to boast how gung-ho they are, with their military training compared to us "weak" foreigners who don't have mandatory military training. I know, I've met them.

Then a picture like that shows up.

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Postby InTheBlue » Mon, 28 Mar 2011 4:47 pm

ecureilx wrote:
dazzlebabe wrote:wadameenit, I thought you need perfect eyesight to be in the air force?


No- preferred is unaided vision .. but if needed, assisted 20/20 is accepted.. do you think all the pilots in the world fly glass-free ?? once in a while, if you could step into the cockpit, you will be surprised .. well, now you can't step into the cockpit anyway, post 9/11 ..


Actually, I also have a specialist vision company and when I went to the SAF I was told that all pilots, specialist divers etc have to have laser surgery!

Ruined that business idea! :o
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Postby nakatago » Mon, 28 Mar 2011 4:48 pm

InTheBlue wrote:
ecureilx wrote:
dazzlebabe wrote:wadameenit, I thought you need perfect eyesight to be in the air force?


No- preferred is unaided vision .. but if needed, assisted 20/20 is accepted.. do you think all the pilots in the world fly glass-free ?? once in a while, if you could step into the cockpit, you will be surprised .. well, now you can't step into the cockpit anyway, post 9/11 ..


Actually, I also have a specialist vision company {pure advertising blurb removed by moderator - instead of deleting whole post}and when I went to the SAF I was told that all pilots, specialist divers etc have to have laser surgery!

Ruined thatbusiness idea! :o


It'll really be fun and they had prescription windshields/canopies! :lol:

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Postby ecureilx » Mon, 28 Mar 2011 5:50 pm

InTheBlue wrote:specialist divers etc have to have laser surgery!

Ruined thatbusiness idea! :o


Well, I thought before the laser thingy, they did allow people with corrected vision to be up there .. :D :D

Damn the advance of technology ..

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Postby InTheBlue » Mon, 28 Mar 2011 6:07 pm

Singapore is the only place that I know that does this although other Asian countries might due to the extremely high levels of myopia (short sightedness) in Asia as a whole.

UK Air Force pilots (all 5 of them left!) have to have 20/20. Don't know about the ROW.

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Postby ev-disinfection » Mon, 28 Mar 2011 8:27 pm

That young army kid, is probably from a richer family or have a helper for a longer time than the rest of the locals. I mean it is in the general Chinese attitude for a long time now, to make use (exploit) the help.
I mean....have you seen a Chinese prince / princess carry their own bags?
They are just keeping up with the Tans'.

Me, being a 4th generation local guy, i cannot stand it, and i make my kids carry their own and even help others with their bags. But i guess with the culture in their genes, and having gone through many years of growth, that kid's family has gone complacent, having never seen or not affected by bad times.

Sometimes i wish that there be a real bad recession, to wake their F***** ideas up. :(

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Postby nakatago » Mon, 28 Mar 2011 11:34 pm

ev-disinfection wrote:That young army kid, is probably from a richer family or have a helper for a longer time than the rest of the locals. I mean it is in the general Chinese attitude for a long time now, to make use (exploit) the help.
I mean....have you seen a Chinese prince / princess carry their own bags?
They are just keeping up with the Tans'.

Me, being a 4th generation local guy, i cannot stand it, and i make my kids carry their own and even help others with their bags. But i guess with the culture in their genes, and having gone through many years of growth, that kid's family has gone complacent, having never seen or not affected by bad times.

Sometimes i wish that there be a real bad recession, to wake their F***** ideas up. :(


or the redneck sillyporeans get their wish and the foreign talents leave.

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Postby ev-disinfection » Tue, 29 Mar 2011 12:08 am

nakatago wrote:
ev-disinfection wrote:That young army kid, is probably from a richer family or have a helper for a longer time than the rest of the locals. I mean it is in the general Chinese attitude for a long time now, to make use (exploit) the help.
I mean....have you seen a Chinese prince / princess carry their own bags?
They are just keeping up with the Tans'.

Me, being a 4th generation local guy, i cannot stand it, and i make my kids carry their own and even help others with their bags. But i guess with the culture in their genes, and having gone through many years of growth, that kid's family has gone complacent, having never seen or not affected by bad times.

Sometimes i wish that there be a real bad recession, to wake their F***** ideas up. :(



or the redneck sillyporeans get their wish and the foreign talents leave.


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Noooooooo..... I would rather we have more of this than letting any FT leave.... :shock: :cool:


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