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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 27 May 2012 10:53 am

We are just very good investigators with a tiny bit of information gleaned from a lot of sources and sometimes just a modicum of luck (in the last case when I found her facebook page and the first pic of one of her "friends" happened to be my daughter. Knowing facebook her "friends" are cross-refed with my own friends and they are then presented first.

Actually that's not true at all. This is......

Image :devil:

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Postby zzm9980 » Sun, 27 May 2012 11:16 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:We are just very good investigators with a tiny bit of information gleaned from a lot of sources and sometimes just a modicum of luck (in the last case when I found her facebook page and the first pic of one of her "friends" happened to be my daughter. Knowing facebook her "friends" are cross-refed with my own friends and they are then presented first.

Actually that's not true at all. This is......

Image :devil:



Mods looking at registered email addresses, and searching on fb. That's what I suspected, but wasn't sure :P

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Speaking of No Manners...

Postby Strong Eagle » Sun, 27 May 2012 12:53 pm

Coming into Changi from KL. Woman struggling to get her bag out of the overhead storage bin. Do the guys behind her wait? Or help? No. Instead, the inconsiderate buggers just keep pushing past her knocking her out of the way, making it impossible for her to get he bags. I finally got up (window seat) and said, "Stop it you inconsiderate buggers. Are you in that much of a hurry?" Not one of them had anything to say. Asian and expat. Bums all of them.

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Re: Speaking of No Manners...

Postby poodlek » Sun, 27 May 2012 2:13 pm

Strong Eagle wrote:Coming into Changi from KL. Woman struggling to get her bag out of the overhead storage bin. Do the guys behind her wait? Or help? No. Instead, the inconsiderate buggers just keep pushing past her knocking her out of the way, making it impossible for her to get he bags. I finally got up (window seat) and said, "Stop it you inconsiderate buggers. Are you in that much of a hurry?" Not one of them had anything to say. Asian and expat. Bums all of them.


I had a similar experience boarding an Air Asia flight, except I was waiting for the person ahead of me to load their overhead luggage while I was holding my sleeping toddler. The lady behind me pushed and shoved me repeatedly attempting to get past (the more she pushed the firmer I held my ground) until I turned to her and said "WAIT YOUR TURN!!" at which point she said "that's my seat there" pointing to the one next to me. All she had to do was say 'excuse me' and I would have stepped aside. Seriously.

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Postby NorrinRadd » Sun, 27 May 2012 3:56 pm

I applaud both of your responses, and hope others do the same in such situations.

I mentioned this in another post, but the key thing is not to let this place erode your/our own sense of respect for other people, hard as that is over time and daily examples of this.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 27 May 2012 4:33 pm

zzm9980 wrote:Mods looking at registered email addresses, and searching on fb. That's what I suspected, but wasn't sure :P


Wasn't quite that easy in this case. Actually had to do some investigative searching and deducing to get enough pieces to make it fit. :wink:

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Postby nakatago » Sun, 27 May 2012 5:06 pm

zzm9980 wrote:Mods looking at registered email addresses, and searching on fb. That's what I suspected, but wasn't sure :P


Please....at least for me, I have better things to do with my time.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 27 May 2012 7:56 pm

Normally I do as well, but with constant back & forth to my BiL's wake I can't do too much of any thing else at the moment. :-|

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Postby morenangpinay » Mon, 28 May 2012 3:53 pm

I dont know if this is related but I guess its related to the kindness campaign...i hate reading this stuff in newspapers. Its about the proposed bishan nursing home and residents voiced out why they oppose it... like the stuff below:

-Loss of site as football field
-Children will have to play in the void deck and stain the walls - Retiree, Seet Ker Lay, 70
-Air flow into their houses will be blocked, and they would have to use air conditioners to keep their houses cool
-“The old folk will be groaning right into my home.”

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Postby nakatago » Mon, 28 May 2012 4:42 pm

Well, they are famous for their empathy.


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Postby poodlek » Mon, 28 May 2012 7:24 pm

[quote="morenangpinay"]
-“The old folk will be groaning right into my home.”

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Postby morenangpinay » Tue, 29 May 2012 3:42 pm

[quote="poodlek"][quote="morenangpinay"]
-“The old folk will be groaning right into my home.”

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Postby sensei_ » Wed, 30 May 2012 1:41 pm

morenangpinay wrote:its not the first time i encountered nonsense from grown ups..my neighbor had the same type of comments when our cat wandered into his house...he told us to keep our cat inside the house because worse things can happen..like he can be called a murderer! coz if he chase the cat out the window and the cat fell and died ...he will be called a murderer!...

..mmmkay...im sure a cat wont die from the 2nd floor window.. :roll:


to be fair what was your cat doing in the neighbour's apartment? if it was in mine, you would be given the dead cat's body on your doorstep.

i dislike animals because im allergic to them (shedding fur and what not), and the mess they make.

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Postby morenangpinay » Wed, 30 May 2012 4:24 pm

I was commenting on idiotic statements such as the one I heard from my neighbor who said he will be called a murderer because the cat would die if it fell from the 2nd floor of the building. I never said we were not at fault in the first place. In fact we went to the neighbor and offered a fruit basket and apologized resulting to the discussion I mentioned.

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Postby the lynx » Wed, 20 Jun 2012 10:21 pm

When the worst of both worlds collide in MRT

Middle-aged auntie versus ah lian over a MRT seat. Who will win, or rather, who will lose more face than the other?
(in delibrate Singlish)

Everybody, get your popcorn!


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