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Post by poodlek » Sun, 27 May 2012 10:21 pm

Cold weather, winter boots, coats, hats, mittens and scarves. And DONUTS.

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Post by vishalgupta2 » Fri, 05 Oct 2012 2:15 am

My list:
uncluttered aisles at the stores
welcoming store managers
California Pizza Kitchen
Cheese cake factory
going to a movie to find out you and your wife are the only persons watching the movie
free soda refills
return policies
amazon
summer (pack food and grill and hit the beach)
Halloween
Black friday

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Post by zzm9980 » Fri, 05 Oct 2012 8:51 am

vishalgupta2 wrote:My list:
California Pizza Kitchen
Cheese cake factory
Really?! One thing Singapore has plenty of is over-priced bland franchised restaurant chains.

Also, there is supposedly a CPK at Singapore Forum:
Singapore: Forum
Forum the Shopping Mall
583 Orchard Road, #01-23
Singapore, 238884
Mall is located next to the Hilton Hotel
65 6836 0110
http://www.cpk.com/locations/singapore-forum/

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Post by nakatago » Fri, 05 Oct 2012 9:04 am

zzm9980 wrote:
vishalgupta2 wrote:My list:
California Pizza Kitchen
Cheese cake factory
Really?! One thing Singapore has plenty of is over-priced bland franchised restaurant chains.

Also, there is supposedly a CPK at Singapore Forum:
Singapore: Forum
Forum the Shopping Mall
583 Orchard Road, #01-23
Singapore, 238884
Mall is located next to the Hilton Hotel
65 6836 0110
http://www.cpk.com/locations/singapore-forum/
Fuggedaboutit.

The CPK there sucks. It doesn't even compare to the CPK in the Philippines.

Pizza's dry and bland. You're better off buying Sarpino's.
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Post by zzm9980 » Fri, 05 Oct 2012 10:09 am

Well, that's all pizza in Singapore. And CPK isn't too hot if you're in the US. Much better choices!@

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Post by nakatago » Fri, 05 Oct 2012 10:19 am

zzm9980 wrote:Well, that's all pizza in Singapore. And CPK isn't too hot if you're in the US. Much better choices!@
Which says a lot how bad CPK Singapore is. :(
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Post by Brah » Sat, 06 Oct 2012 12:31 am

Dunkin Donuts
Crispy Creme
NY Pizza
NY Bagles
US-style Chinese food, as bad as it is
Fluffernutter
Diners and good, cheap breakfasts
Good, cheap coffee
Good pancakes
Toast done right
Eggs done right
Great prices on just about everything
NFL and the commercials, at normal times
About a hundred other things I can't think of right now

Taxico - try the AAS 4th of July celebration, it's usually worth the trip

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 06 Oct 2012 8:21 am

Well the Krispy Kreme solution is upon us. No need to miss that any more....

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Post by taxico » Sat, 06 Oct 2012 12:42 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Well the Krispy Kreme solution is upon us. No need to miss that any more....

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/ ... A.facebook
i wonder if they'll hand out free fresh donuts.

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Post by nakatago » Sat, 06 Oct 2012 3:48 pm

taxico wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:Well the Krispy Kreme solution is upon us. No need to miss that any more....

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/ ... A.facebook
i wonder if they'll hand out free fresh donuts.
Why do you want chaos to descend upon the city state?!
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Post by Strong Eagle » Sat, 06 Oct 2012 5:26 pm

Pot.

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Post by vishalgupta2 » Tue, 09 Oct 2012 4:02 am

Strong Eagle wrote:Pot.
more:
And tons of great (read cheap) beer.
Ability to wear shorts at work.
Packing stuff in truck for a weekend as if you were moving to a new country
RVs
Wide open roads
People willing to talk to you everywhere (without thinking that you are trying to sell them something, OK, except Amway guys)
Cheap rental cars and gas
Broadwalk
Good beaches
ihop (i know doesnt sound the best, but I still like to be able to go at midnight to grab a omlette)
and tons more

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Post by zzm9980 » Tue, 09 Oct 2012 8:03 am

vishalgupta2 wrote: Ability to wear shorts at work.
Hmm I have that here. Never take advantage of it, but plenty of others do!

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Post by vishalgupta2 » Wed, 10 Oct 2012 4:08 am

zzm9980 wrote:
vishalgupta2 wrote: Ability to wear shorts at work.
Hmm I have that here. Never take advantage of it, but plenty of others do!
I was already feeling bad about it, you made it terrible. :)

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