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Friday afternoon miss/don't miss thread

Post by Ratpick_2000 » Fri, 08 Jul 2011 4:22 pm

Post one thing you miss and one thing you don't miss about home. I'll start:

Miss
Friday lunchtime in London City - specifically Fuzzy's Grub with their Sunday Roast in a box. mmmm

Don't Miss
News of the World :wave:

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Post by JR8 » Fri, 08 Jul 2011 6:28 pm

Miss:
Summer days in Notting Hill.

Don't miss:
The high tolerance of crime (or lack of action against it).*



Edit to add *: This is not necessarily in comparison to SG, for example I felt the same way when I lived in Manhattan. The streets of London feel lawless and the responsible citizen feels powerless. Challenge any kid on the street up to no good and you'll probably get stabbed for your trouble ... that's the vibe I really wish could be changed, but it only seems to get worse.
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Post by longstebe » Sat, 09 Jul 2011 2:01 am

Miss
Friday and Saturday afternnon sessions before the nobs come out.

Don't miss
Scraping ice off my windscreen with a cassette case.

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Post by Ratpick_2000 » Sat, 09 Jul 2011 10:52 am

longstebe wrote: Don't miss
Scraping ice off my windscreen with a cassette case.
:lol:

I have memories of something very similar..

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 09 Jul 2011 11:03 am

Me too, except we didn't have cassette cases back then, At least I don't remember 4-track cartridges having cases at all. :o
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Post by the lynx » Sat, 09 Jul 2011 11:24 am

JR8 wrote:Don't miss:
The high tolerance of crime (or lack of action against it).
I think almost every foreigner in this forum would agree to that...

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Post by nakatago » Sat, 09 Jul 2011 11:51 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Me too, except we didn't have cassette cases back then, At least I don't remember 4-track cartridges having cases at all. :o
You scraped your Model T's windshield with wax cylinder cases?!? :P

I miss the space...road trips or escaping the city for the weekend without having to bring a passport, having more than one [weather] season in a year and festivities without [much] commercialism.

I don't miss the crazy commutes because of the pathetic public transport system.
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Post by x9200 » Sat, 09 Jul 2011 12:10 pm

longstebe wrote: Don't miss
Scraping ice off my windscreen with a cassette case.
Actually I kind of miss it. This come with the whole package of the seasons.

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Post by snowqueen » Sat, 09 Jul 2011 12:40 pm

longstebe wrote:
Don't miss
Scraping ice off my windscreen with a cassette case.
I think I used my Tesco Clubcard - speaking of which, miss Tesco - I spend at least 2 hours in there whenever I go back to the UK just in awe of the choice and how cheap the food is, and everything else for that matter - children's clothes!

Don't miss the 60 minute drive 7 miles away to/from work. The train was never much better as it was ALWAYS late, especially on the coldest days - by the time I got to work I couldn't feel my feet, face, head, body........brain!

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Post by x9200 » Sat, 09 Jul 2011 1:05 pm

snowqueen wrote:I think I used my Tesco Clubcard - speaking of which, miss Tesco [..]
There is a Tesco in JB :cool:

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Post by snowqueen » Sat, 09 Jul 2011 1:14 pm

I know, I haven't been yet but I just get the feeling it won't be the same. Like the choice available and the costs. I wonder if I will be just disappointed - have you been?

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Post by x9200 » Sat, 09 Jul 2011 1:33 pm

Nope, but then I was not really even a sporadic Tesco customer back in Europe so no ground to compare.

http://www.tesco.com.my

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Post by JR8 » Sat, 09 Jul 2011 7:46 pm

nakatago wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:Me too, except we didn't have cassette cases back then, At least I don't remember 4-track cartridges having cases at all. :o
You scraped your Model T's windshield with wax cylinder cases?!? :P

+1!

:lol: :cool:

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 09 Jul 2011 8:29 pm

JR8 wrote:
nakatago wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:Me too, except we didn't have cassette cases back then, At least I don't remember 4-track cartridges having cases at all. :o
You scraped your Model T's windshield with wax cylinder cases?!? :P

+1!

:lol: :cool:
:o Sure wish I still had both today! :lol:
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Post by the lynx » Sun, 10 Jul 2011 12:07 am

snowqueen wrote:I know, I haven't been yet but I just get the feeling it won't be the same. Like the choice available and the costs. I wonder if I will be just disappointed - have you been?
I've been there. Trust me, if the one is UK is cheap, Tesco in Malaysia can go way lower than what you expect... and I'm not just talking about price alone...

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