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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 02 Mar 2013 11:53 pm

So did you stand closer? Or were you trying to be a basketball player?

Dribble before you shoot? :lol:
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Post by rajagainstthemachine » Sat, 09 Mar 2013 3:25 pm

another incident today @ marina bay sands at the IT expo, the stall owners hire people to literally shove and push pamphlets and other hand outs to people, it got quite annoying to even walk after 2 minutes in that place, I was swamped with all these things in my face, so i took about 10-20 of them and every time someone showed a handout at me i would handout something back at them and say how about you take this? the reaction on their faces was often horrific/surprised/shocked.
there is no consideration for people in that expo. I'm freak pissed off cause I really wanted to buy a few things there but because of these pamphlets in your face it put me off so much that i decided I don't mind paying 10 bucks more but I'll buy it in a shop with a quieter atmosphere.
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Post by Brah » Sat, 09 Mar 2013 11:09 pm

You probably mean to say freakin'.

Well, that's just how IT shows are, you pretty much know that going in and expect to be in a sea of people. I went yesterday and found it much more tame than the ones at Suntec, the MB facility is more spread out, but the weekends are usually more crowded.

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Post by rajagainstthemachine » Sat, 09 Mar 2013 11:55 pm

i meant to say F*U*C*K ing :lol: actually. there is a word censor here :-|
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Post by JR8 » Sun, 10 Mar 2013 1:42 am

There's a bunch of mean ol' moderators too (;)), so you'd be wise to mind your language.

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Post by rajagainstthemachine » Sun, 10 Mar 2013 8:50 am

JR8 wrote:There's a bunch of mean ol' moderators too (;)), so you'd be wise to mind your language.
i realized that :lol: I have a mild case of tourettes syndrome.
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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 10 Mar 2013 12:01 pm

Yeah, his avatar could be the future, here on the board, with that kind of language. :wink:
SOME PEOPLE TRY TO TURN BACK THEIR ODOMETERS. NOT ME. I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHY I LOOK THIS WAY. I'VE TRAVELED A LONG WAY, AND SOME OF THE ROADS WEREN'T PAVED. ~ Will Rogers

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Post by the lynx » Tue, 12 Mar 2013 2:49 pm

I got rammed and stepped on by yet another zombie in Millenia Walk this noon during lunch rush. Ouch!

Anyone, who plugs her ears with earphones AND watches a movie on smartphone, WHILE walking around on stilettos, deserves to be shot at the knee.

Another example of common sense deficiency in Singapore.

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Post by iloverice » Tue, 12 Mar 2013 3:00 pm

Hahahaha...and when you look at the person, she will glare at you, it's your fault for walking and let her stepped on your toes.

I feel sorry for you Lynx, but it happen to me all the time too, my toes started to develop callus now... thanks to those special people

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Post by uscate » Tue, 12 Mar 2013 5:52 pm

OK - this is off of the toe-stepping phenomena.....

I'm cutting veggies and making dinner and watching Bull Durham on HBO....and WHAT??? My favorite bathtub scene has been deleted????? Ummmm....WTF???????

And yet on the Sopranos last night they showed most of the episode where the pregnant stripper is brutally punched and kicked and ends up dead (with a shot of her bloody corpse).

I'm really trying to get used to things here - after all, "their country, their rules...." but honestly, this has me flummoxed.

And FYI, I really DON'T hate Singapore - I just had to vent about this....OK - now back to chopping veggies.

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Post by rajagainstthemachine » Wed, 13 Mar 2013 9:21 am

uscate wrote:now back to chopping........
bodies? :P
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Post by uscate » Wed, 13 Mar 2013 9:29 am

No. not yet...

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Post by Edroche » Wed, 13 Mar 2013 3:20 pm

Some additions:

The rise in popularity of rich, non-denominational, religious groups classing themselves as charities worth 100s of millions

Semiconscious cyclists on pavements

Lack of spatial awareness in public places: inability to see two or more objects in relation to to oneself while walking on street. MRT doors etc.

'Citizen-journalism' websites encouraging anyone with a smarphone to take pictures of others with the intent of online publication and public defamation of character. I'm sorry but these people are pathetic weirdos.

Xenophobia – bad considering many are 1st and 2nd generation immigrants.

Pianists in HDBs: playing same song with windows open every day.

General lack of empathy, cool people & friendliness.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 13 Mar 2013 4:17 pm

Edroche wrote: Pianists in HDBs: playing same song with windows open every day.
THAT!
SOME PEOPLE TRY TO TURN BACK THEIR ODOMETERS. NOT ME. I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHY I LOOK THIS WAY. I'VE TRAVELED A LONG WAY, AND SOME OF THE ROADS WEREN'T PAVED. ~ Will Rogers

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Post by JR8 » Wed, 13 Mar 2013 6:01 pm

Edroche wrote: Semiconscious cyclists on pavements

Lack of spatial awareness in public places: inability to see two or more objects in relation to to oneself while walking on street. MRT doors etc.
IMO these are both games of 'blur like sotong'/kiasu-chicken.
Edroche wrote: 'Citizen-journalism' websites encouraging anyone with a smarphone to take pictures of others with the intent of online publication and public defamation of character. I'm sorry but these people are pathetic weirdos.
Like the old USSR, and Cuba. Everyone spies on everyone else. 'The state', is everybody.
Edroche wrote:Pianists in HDBs: playing same song with windows open every day.
Sounds like a statutory noise nuisance to me. Worth checking HDB policy.
Edroche wrote: General lack of empathy, cool people & friendliness.
Hmmm. I understand that SGns are generally 'socially conservative' (aka cold to anyone other than friends and family) in the eyes of a westerner. For such a successful citizenry they are a pretty hard-bitten lot.

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