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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 15 Nov 2011 3:47 pm

Z13 wrote:Well done, you're a real winner on the forums. How on earth did you ever manage to communicate before google image search????


And what do you think your avatar is communicating? Hmmm??

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Postby nakatago » Tue, 15 Nov 2011 3:54 pm

Since OP was a one-post wonder and people are now throwing stuff at each other, I figured it's best to move this thread.

Carry on, though.

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Postby Z13 » Tue, 15 Nov 2011 3:57 pm

And what do you think your avatar is communicating? Hmmm??


It's communicating a dog smoking a pipe.

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Postby movingtospore » Wed, 16 Nov 2011 8:31 pm

Original post, I know of a maid, friends who are leaving, looking for a new gig.

But, sounds like you're not here yet? I would suggest waiting until you land. The maids/nannies in Singapore are not the same as nannies you may find at home to say the least. You will want to interview them in person.

There are lots of transfer maids around. Just have to look. Reliable places to source one can be other parents at your children's school once they start here, message boards at expat clubs (american club, british club - if you don't join just ask around - somebody will be a member).

Good luck with the move and finding a helper. It can be done. A month is a tight timeline though. When we moved here I took a few months off and then went back to work once all was settled. Not an option for everyone though. JR8!!!

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Postby ecureilx » Wed, 16 Nov 2011 9:28 pm

movingtospore wrote:There are lots of transfer maids around. Just have to look. Reliable places to source one can be other parents at your children's school once they start here, message boards at expat clubs (american club, british club - if you don't join just ask around - somebody will be a member).


And, to add, the Cold Storage notice boards too had transfer maids advertising.

Well, the OP didn't reply, yet ... another source, for real temporary maids, is the embassies, for maids who had been dropped by the employer (and from my experience, less than 1 out of 10 are due to the maid's fault) and the embassies (Philippines, Indonesia, Sri Lanka) can loan a maid on SVP while her genuine case is being heard.

Again, I hope the OP replies, so I can assist, if the OP needs further help ..

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Postby richie303 » Wed, 16 Nov 2011 10:24 pm

OP, we found our maid by asking a friend to ask his maid - phew!

It turns out a really good way to do it! if you have a friend with a good maid then they are unlikely to recommend a bad maid to their boss' friend. dya get me?

Anyway, Since you will probably never read this, I may be wasting my time, but if you do read it then I hope it helps!
Richie - East Coast Superbabe...

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 16 Nov 2011 11:13 pm

Z13 wrote:
And what do you think your avatar is communicating? Hmmm??


It's communicating a dog smoking a pipe.


It's probably pretty accurate seeing you picked it out all by yourself. I suspect our subconscious helps in the selection of our avatars, wouldn't you agree? What that avatar suggest to me is that it represents the poster in as much as subconsciously the poster knows he is a dog, but maybe he can fool us by surrounding that dog with the trappings of class to somehow fool the audience from seeing the truth (but it didn't work). Basically to me it just proves the old adage that "you can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear".

And lookie, lookie, I didn't use any imagery (other than written).

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Postby madwolfie » Thu, 17 Nov 2011 12:05 am

I need to change my avatar... I am not as tiny as it seems :lol:

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 17 Nov 2011 6:51 am

Wolfie, I was wondering, last night, what the devil that was. Me old eyes can't see that good with tiny things anymore (farsighted - just the opposite from most here) :D

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Postby snowqueen » Thu, 17 Nov 2011 11:47 am

madwolfie wrote:I need to change my avatar... I am not as tiny as it seems :lol:


Do you have another foot or just the one?


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