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Rain, Water and The You Know Who.

Postby Quarks » Sat, 05 May 2012 9:50 am

Why is it that in Chinese superstition (I mean deep, long culture) water is said to be seen and thought of as prosperous, yet when it starts to rain, well not even rain, when the condensation from air-con units drip a few minute particles of water vapor into the air, Singaporeans run screaming for their lives and it always looks as stupid and laughable as the first time I saw it.....they put one of their little dick-skinner's (hand) above their heads to ward off these little drops pf prosperity falling from the heavens. Why?

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 05 May 2012 11:10 am

Quarks, an interesting first posts. On any other board you would likely have a flame war on your hands (unless you've already tried and that's why you are here now).

Your language could use some refinement (you're not in the barracks here) but other than that, you raise a good point. I was a commercial diver for two decades, water doesn't bother me and looking at the locals does bring about a chuckle considering most still have wet hair from just waking up, jumping in the shower and off to work. They don't eat breakfast at home - preferring to buy at the kopitiam and eating it at their desks on the company's time. - except in my office. [-X

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Postby zzm9980 » Sat, 05 May 2012 3:39 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Quarks, an interesting first posts.


I agree, and like this guy. :D Image

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Postby Quarks » Sat, 05 May 2012 4:30 pm

Thanks Zzm. Sorry if my first post offended anyone. However, I think my post would be considered tame on the racist, xenophobic comments section of a very popular Singapore news website (how's that censors?). Those pig-ignorant yokels are always good for a laugh. They won't make babies but want all foreigners out, they won't do any job where air-con and an elevator aren't the two main tools-of the-trade, but they want all foreigners out. Are these people kidding me?? These are just some observations I'm making. :)

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Postby JR8 » Sat, 05 May 2012 4:46 pm

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You should be aware that this forum is hosted courtesy of a SGn company, and the Singaporean Admins (that's the Admins, not the Mods) don't always take kindly to topics that turn into an instant hate-fest.
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 05 May 2012 4:47 pm

Now I know I haven't registered an alter-ego on the board with that nick, but you sure as hell sound like me! :lol: :cool:

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Postby JR8 » Sat, 05 May 2012 5:00 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Now I know I haven't registered an alter-ego on the board with that nick, but you sure as hell sound like me! :lol: :cool:


Now you're scaring me :P

It's just that he looks like a wry observer of things and I hope he sticks around, so I thought I'd give him a tip before the Admins potentially pass by and summarily put the zap on his ar$e :lol:

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Re: Rain, Water and The You Know Who.

Postby taxico » Fri, 11 May 2012 1:34 am

Quarks wrote:Why is it that in Chinese superstition (I mean deep, long culture) water is said to be seen and thought of as prosperous, yet when it starts to rain, well not even rain, when the condensation from air-con units drip a few minute particles of water vapor into the air, Singaporeans run screaming for their lives and it always looks as stupid and laughable as the first time I saw it.....they put one of their little dick-skinner's (hand) above their heads to ward off these little drops pf prosperity falling from the heavens. Why?


i think singaporeans have this thing about "dirt" - including water from an unknown source (eg, NOT from a fresh ice mountain bottle, tap, etc)

many singaporean parents i see always say something along the lines of "don't do that! it's dirty!" i don't get this "dirt" thing... dirt is good (like, proven science)!

i rolled in dirt when i was a kid!!! my clothes (when i wore them) consisted primarily of dirt!!!

but kids in singapore are kept in this voice-contained bubble (DON'T TOUCH THAT! DON'T SIT THERE! DON'T JUMP IN THAT! DON'T POKE THAT!)

(it's DIRTY!) oh man, and then there's this car washing obsession... i won't start.

but... hey, who's to know that "water" wasn't just hawked up from an chain smoking "uncle's" throat from the 9th floor flat?

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Postby morenangpinay » Fri, 11 May 2012 8:05 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Quarks, an interesting first posts. On any other board you would likely have a flame war on your hands (unless you've already tried and that's why you are here now).

Your language could use some refinement (you're not in the barracks here) but other than that, you raise a good point. I was a commercial diver for two decades, water doesn't bother me and looking at the locals does bring about a chuckle considering most still have wet hair from just waking up, jumping in the shower and off to work. They don't eat breakfast at home - preferring to buy at the kopitiam and eating it at their desks on the company's time. - except in my office. [-X



i think their hair is wet because they didnt take a bath.plus they dont seem to use deodorants...

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Postby NorrinRadd » Fri, 11 May 2012 8:58 am

takes the conversation down a level a level, innit?

Also - wet / didn't?

morenangpinay wrote:i think their hair is wet because they didnt take a bath.plus they dont seem to use deodorants...


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Postby morenangpinay » Fri, 11 May 2012 9:35 am

NorrinRadd wrote:takes the conversation down a level a level, innit?

Also - wet / didn't?

morenangpinay wrote:i think their hair is wet because they didnt take a bath.plus they dont seem to use deodorants...


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wet from perspiration
its an observation, take it or leave it.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 11 May 2012 10:46 am

Definitely a heck of a lot of perspiration, that's all I gotta say! If it's that bad just going to work, it's no wonder the Fertility Rate is as low as it is!!!!! :o

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Postby morenangpinay » Fri, 11 May 2012 12:37 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Definitely a heck of a lot of perspiration, that's all I gotta say! If it's that bad just going to work, it's no wonder the Fertility Rate is as low as it is!!!!! :o


i think their practice is to shower in the evening before bed.


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