IT / Finance discussion gathering

Discuss about the latest news & interesting topics, real life experience or other out of topic discussions with locals & expatriates in Singapore.
Post Reply
User avatar
Brah
Manager
Manager
Posts: 1965
Joined: Sat, 18 Dec 2010 2:59 pm

IT / Finance discussion gathering

Post by Brah » Tue, 20 Nov 2012 6:15 pm

Separate from this week's meetup, I was thinking to get the following together for a face-to-face discussion on things in the "foreign manpower tightening" thread. Of course anyone's welcome in case I missed anyone relevant to the conversation.

http://forum.singaporeexpats.com/ftopic ... c-120.html

As some of us are in IT and / or Finance it might get a bit specific, doesn't have to be though.

I'm just putting this out there to see if there's interest, and trying to avoid a massive coordination effort.

Red= coming this Friday , Blue = not

BillyB
zzm9980
OSOD
SMS
nutnut
Brah
Nakatago


ScoobyDoes
JR8
Movingtosingapore
Sergei82
Callput
v4jr4
SE if he's still around

User avatar
Sergei82
Editor
Editor
Posts: 1455
Joined: Mon, 02 Nov 2009 9:52 pm

Post by Sergei82 » Tue, 20 Nov 2012 7:46 pm

Is 9:30 pm on Friday late or just on time?

User avatar
Brah
Manager
Manager
Posts: 1965
Joined: Sat, 18 Dec 2010 2:59 pm

Post by Brah » Tue, 20 Nov 2012 7:55 pm

I think it's early enough to catch the majority of the event, and late enough where I'll be talking out my ass more than usual.

At least I'm not an angry drunk......

offshoreoildude
Manager
Manager
Posts: 1582
Joined: Wed, 04 Jul 2012 9:45 pm

Post by offshoreoildude » Tue, 20 Nov 2012 8:48 pm

Brah wrote:Separate from this week's meetup, I was thinking to get the following together for a face-to-face discussion on things in the "foreign manpower tightening" thread. Of course anyone's welcome in case I missed anyone relevant to the conversation.

http://forum.singaporeexpats.com/ftopic ... c-120.html

As some of us are in IT and / or Finance it might get a bit specific, doesn't have to be though.

I'm just putting this out there to see if there's interest, and trying to avoid a massive coordination effort.

Red= coming this Friday , Blue = not

BillyB
zzm9980
OSOD
SMS
nutnut
Brah
Nakatago


ScoobyDoes
JR8
Movingtosingapore
Sergei82
Callput
v4jr4
SE if he's still around
It depends what date. I can't make the gathering on the 23rd due to flying off for a rush trip.
Now I'm called PNGMK

User avatar
JR8
Immortal
Immortal
Posts: 16516
Joined: Wed, 24 Mar 2010 12:43 pm
Location: K. Puki Manis

Post by JR8 » Tue, 20 Nov 2012 8:59 pm

It's very kind of you to think of me but sadly I'm not in-country right now.

But time marches on and in fact this week was the first time during our current posting that our return to SG was mentioned. So... I look forward to finally hooking up with you peeps sometime in '13.

Have fun! :)

User avatar
Sergei82
Editor
Editor
Posts: 1455
Joined: Mon, 02 Nov 2009 9:52 pm

Post by Sergei82 » Tue, 20 Nov 2012 9:38 pm

Any chance that I won't recognize you when I'm there?

User avatar
BillyB
Manager
Manager
Posts: 1807
Joined: Fri, 23 Jul 2010 11:01 pm
Location: My laptop

Post by BillyB » Tue, 20 Nov 2012 10:33 pm

Brah wrote:Separate from this week's meetup, I was thinking to get the following together for a face-to-face discussion on things in the "foreign manpower tightening" thread. Of course anyone's welcome in case I missed anyone relevant to the conversation.

http://forum.singaporeexpats.com/ftopic ... c-120.html

As some of us are in IT and / or Finance it might get a bit specific, doesn't have to be though.

I'm just putting this out there to see if there's interest, and trying to avoid a massive coordination effort.

Red= coming this Friday , Blue = not

BillyB
zzm9980
OSOD
SMS
nutnut
Brah
Nakatago


ScoobyDoes
JR8
Movingtosingapore
Sergei82
Callput
v4jr4
SE if he's still around
Let's blend it into the conversation on Friday!?

Callput
Regular
Regular
Posts: 141
Joined: Thu, 08 Nov 2012 5:23 pm

Post by Callput » Wed, 21 Nov 2012 12:17 am

Thanks for considering me, I wish I could attend, but cannot make it.

User avatar
zzm9980
Governor
Governor
Posts: 6865
Joined: Wed, 06 Jul 2011 1:35 pm
Location: Once more unto the breach

Post by zzm9980 » Wed, 21 Nov 2012 10:37 am

I'd come, depends when though. My schedule is an ever changing vortex of nagging and 6hr notice flights to China :D

User avatar
Saint
Director
Director
Posts: 3535
Joined: Thu, 16 Jun 2005 5:19 pm
Location: The Juban Stand, Boat Quay
Contact:

Post by Saint » Wed, 21 Nov 2012 12:35 pm

Sergei82 wrote:Any chance that I won't recognize you when I'm there?
Just ask any of the staff for Dave and I'll point you in the right direction

User avatar
Brah
Manager
Manager
Posts: 1965
Joined: Sat, 18 Dec 2010 2:59 pm

Post by Brah » Wed, 21 Nov 2012 3:31 pm

I think we can certainly touch on it, though the eagles thingy is more of a party atmosphere and by the time Friday night comes along, the last thing most of us will want to do is talk about work.....

My idea for this work-related one is to be more of a smaller, more focused almost roundtable / information-sharing kind of thing in a more subdued setting.
BillyB wrote:
Brah wrote:Separate from this week's meetup, I was thinking to get the following together for a face-to-face discussion on things in the "foreign manpower tightening" thread. Of course anyone's welcome in case I missed anyone relevant to the conversation.
Let's blend it into the conversation on Friday!?

User avatar
Brah
Manager
Manager
Posts: 1965
Joined: Sat, 18 Dec 2010 2:59 pm

Post by Brah » Wed, 21 Nov 2012 3:33 pm

didn't know - where are you now, if that's ok to ask
JR8 wrote:It's very kind of you to think of me but sadly I'm not in-country right now.

But time marches on and in fact this week was the first time during our current posting that our return to SG was mentioned. So... I look forward to finally hooking up with you peeps sometime in '13.

Have fun! :)

User avatar
Sergei82
Editor
Editor
Posts: 1455
Joined: Mon, 02 Nov 2009 9:52 pm

Post by Sergei82 » Wed, 21 Nov 2012 3:48 pm

Brah wrote:I think we can certainly touch on it, though the eagles thingy is more of a party atmosphere and by the time Friday night comes along, the last thing most of us will want to do is talk about work.....

My idea for this work-related one is to be more of a smaller, more focused almost roundtable / information-sharing kind of thing in a more subdued setting.
BillyB wrote:
Brah wrote:Separate from this week's meetup, I was thinking to get the following together for a face-to-face discussion on things in the "foreign manpower tightening" thread. Of course anyone's welcome in case I missed anyone relevant to the conversation.
Let's blend it into the conversation on Friday!?
Not tired of discussing women only on Friday nights? Those who don't like may not join. I don't see any problem in talking about this.

User avatar
sundaymorningstaple
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 39549
Joined: Thu, 11 Nov 2004 1:26 pm
Answers: 10
Location: Retired on the Little Red Dot

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 21 Nov 2012 4:18 pm

As our Eagles gatherings are comprised of regulars of both genders, invited by the moderators, why would you think we would be discussing women? Let alone, only. :-|
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

User avatar
ScoobyDoes
Manager
Manager
Posts: 1667
Joined: Wed, 29 Nov 2006 6:42 pm
Location: A More Lucky Spot

Post by ScoobyDoes » Wed, 21 Nov 2012 4:23 pm

Brah wrote:I think we can certainly touch on it, though the eagles thingy is more of a party atmosphere and by the time Friday night comes along, the last thing most of us will want to do is talk about work.....

My idea for this work-related one is to be more of a smaller, more focused almost roundtable / information-sharing kind of thing in a more subdued setting.

That's a better format certainly as I think it's fair not to discuss work, work, work on a Friday night at a friends type gathering but the question would also be.......for what reason and for what possible outcome can our version of the 'National Conversation' be relevant?

Unless you get MoM, MoE, MAS etc. represented all it appears to be is a wingefest
'When Lewis Hamilton wins a race he has to thank Vodafone whereas in my day I used to chase the crumpet. I know which era I'd rather race in.'

SIR Stirling Moss OBE

Post Reply
  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Return to “General Discussions”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 44 guests