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Postby Wd40 » Fri, 15 Mar 2013 8:41 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:
rajagainstthemachine wrote:I stopped drinking coffee and tea in hawker stalls purely because they I hate creamer or evapourated milk *yuck*


I stopped because they put stuff in the tea. Full Stop! I like my teas black, strong & hot! But because I just find it disgusting to have to say Teh-O Kosong just to get tea WITHOUT cream or sugar innit!

Yeah, I might give M & S a try as well, as Dilmah's English B'fast tea just isn't quite strong enough.


I think if you just tea here in a local kopitiam, it is assumed to be black tea. Most chinese drink black tea anyway. Its the british that taught us(Indians and under British colonials) to have tea with milk ;)

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Postby nakatago » Fri, 15 Mar 2013 8:52 am

Wd40 wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:
rajagainstthemachine wrote:I stopped drinking coffee and tea in hawker stalls purely because they I hate creamer or evapourated milk *yuck*


I stopped because they put stuff in the tea. Full Stop! I like my teas black, strong & hot! But because I just find it disgusting to have to say Teh-O Kosong just to get tea WITHOUT cream or sugar innit!

Yeah, I might give M & S a try as well, as Dilmah's English B'fast tea just isn't quite strong enough.


I think if you just tea here in a local kopitiam, it is assumed to be black tea. Most chinese drink black tea anyway. Its the british that taught us(Indians and under British colonials) to have tea with milk ;)


If you think adding sugar and milk in tea is bad, the kids are all about organictropicalventiorangeraspberrymochafrappuccinochailatte

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Postby rajagainstthemachine » Fri, 15 Mar 2013 11:14 am

Wd40 wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:
rajagainstthemachine wrote:I stopped drinking coffee and tea in hawker stalls purely because they I hate creamer or evapourated milk *yuck*


I stopped because they put stuff in the tea. Full Stop! I like my teas black, strong & hot! But because I just find it disgusting to have to say Teh-O Kosong just to get tea WITHOUT cream or sugar innit!

Yeah, I might give M & S a try as well, as Dilmah's English B'fast tea just isn't quite strong enough.


I think if you just tea here in a local kopitiam, it is assumed to be black tea. Most chinese drink black tea anyway. Its the british that taught us(Indians and under British colonials) to have tea with milk ;)



well I like milk with my coffee too and being south Indian there is nothing more enjoyable in the morning than a cup of hot strong coffee
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 15 Mar 2013 11:48 am

That last photo looks like the scum we find floating in sewage outfall pits. And you actually drink that stuff? :lol:

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Postby rajagainstthemachine » Fri, 15 Mar 2013 11:52 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:That last photo looks like the scum we find floating in sewage outfall pits. And you actually drink that stuff? :lol:


oh snap! that is lovely coffee froth
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Postby Sloc » Fri, 15 Mar 2013 2:59 pm

I shall try the M&S teabags the next time I head down to one of their stores. I really like their savoury snacks and cookies 8-)

Normally I use only tea leaves/dust but when I do make a quick cup with teabags, it's usually 3 teabags of Twinings English Breakfast per cup in the final ratio of 80:20 tea:milk by volume, and one large spoon of sugar.

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Postby iamsen » Thu, 28 Mar 2013 11:33 pm

I was walking past NALAN, the veggie Indian restaurant semi-submerged below Funan sometime this week. A 20 something Indian lady was drinking some water.

She stuck her tongue our, grabbed the water jug and chugged it into her mouth.

WTF.

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Postby rajagainstthemachine » Fri, 29 Mar 2013 10:40 am

iamsen wrote:I was walking past NALAN, the veggie Indian restaurant semi-submerged below Funan sometime this week. A 20 something Indian lady was drinking some water.

She stuck her tongue our, grabbed the water jug and chugged it into her mouth.

WTF.


thats hot!
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Postby morenangpinay » Fri, 12 Apr 2013 2:22 pm

my lunch break was unbelievable today. I was thinking well somebody better not put their trays on my table...and a few mins later someone did put a stack of trays on my table to clear theirs. :shock: i shook my head in disbelief and the man came back and moved the trays to the vacant table. geez. :roll:

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 12 Apr 2013 3:05 pm

By taking them back to the tray return table would have been lowering themselves to the level of "servant staff" and we all KNOW how Singaporeans love to work in the Service Industries.

By Just putting it on another table, just shows the lack of social graces that they are known for. Zero graces.

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Postby Brah » Sat, 13 Apr 2013 8:50 am

I've got no problem being the White Guy clearing my tray and garbage at fast food places, cheapo cafes like Coffee Bean, and some food courts, although I'm rarely in these places.

While I look at it as shaming those who won't do this, and in the effort showing that I'm not above doing it, it's also just what I would do anywhere else and I see no reason to degrade myself just because it's the norm here.

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Postby zzm9980 » Sat, 13 Apr 2013 10:14 am

Brah wrote:I've got no problem being the White Guy clearing my tray and garbage at fast food places, cheapo cafes like Coffee Bean, and some food courts, although I'm rarely in these places.

While I look at it as shaming those who won't do this, and in the effort showing that I'm not above doing it, it's also just what I would do anywhere else and I see no reason to degrade myself just because it's the norm here.


I don't mind either, and I've gotten my wife to do it and feel bad if she doesn't.

Quite funny the other day I was at Starbucks, and helped clean my table and the one next to mine by throwing out disposables, and brining the cups up to the counter. Some older Indian guy watched me as he hovered a few tables away, and then looked at the counter and shouted across the whole restaurant "Can I have someone clear this table for me?" The place was packed, quite a few expats and every single one of them (along with quite a few locals) gave him quite dirty looks.

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Postby Hannieroo » Sat, 13 Apr 2013 10:21 am

I'd be more ashamed of not being a normal functioning adult who can clear their own table. Aw, is it too heavy?

Brah has it for me. I would do it anywhere else and I certainly don't want my children getting into the habit of thinking life has an army of cleaners behind them.

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Postby Brah » Sat, 13 Apr 2013 10:59 am

zzm9980 wrote:
Brah wrote:I've got no problem being the White Guy clearing my tray and garbage at fast food places, cheapo cafes like Coffee Bean, and some food courts, although I'm rarely in these places.

While I look at it as shaming those who won't do this, and in the effort showing that I'm not above doing it, it's also just what I would do anywhere else and I see no reason to degrade myself just because it's the norm here.


I don't mind either, and I've gotten my wife to do it and feel bad if she doesn't.

Quite funny the other day I was at Starbucks, and helped clean my table and the one next to mine by throwing out disposables, and brining the cups up to the counter. Some older Indian guy watched me as he hovered a few tables away, and then looked at the counter and shouted across the whole restaurant "Can I have someone clear this table for me?" The place was packed, quite a few expats and every single one of them (along with quite a few locals) gave him quite dirty looks.

While I think we're all in agreement here, and come from places that don't require social campaigns to tell us how to be human, I draw the line at clearing other people's stuff away, so am guilty of what the guy you saw do. But I wouldn't shout it in entitlement.

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Postby Hannieroo » Sat, 13 Apr 2013 11:20 am

Somewhere really busy where the only table available or suitable is uncleared, we'll do it ourselves, i'm not too proud to ask for a cloth. Not busy but uncleared tables everywhere and staff just stood there then I will ask the staff to do it.


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