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Postby vink2 » Tue, 29 Jan 2013 10:20 am

Brah wrote:'yo vink, re-read my last post, it's still ringing true a few days later, SSDD.

Time to listen to your own words "So... go to bed" and cut your losses before you dig yourself deeper.


mate, to dig deeper is your own wet imagination :D

It's clear that we have lots trolls here, one of them is JR8 who is already lost his arguments after I cited him.
Second one is ProvenPracticalFlexible, who is not falls under European Scandinavian.

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Postby Mi Amigo » Tue, 29 Jan 2013 11:56 am

vink2 wrote:It's clear that we have lots trolls here, one of them is JR8 who is already lost his arguments after I cited him.

Yeah JR8, ya big TROLL!

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vink2, forgive my bluntness, but who the hell do you think you are? You've been posting on this forum for two weeks and in the process you've alienated yourself from several of its long-standing contributors. Take a look at the posting history of JR8 and others, then compare it with yours and tell me, objectively, who's the troll?
Be careful what you wish for

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Postby vink2 » Tue, 29 Jan 2013 12:08 pm

Mi Amigo wrote:who's the troll?


and who are you? longstanding contributor doesn't say anything to me, anyway.

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Postby Mi Amigo » Tue, 29 Jan 2013 12:18 pm

Whatever, dude.

Can you do us a favour and post a new topic on Friday morning? We'll look forward to it. :P
Be careful what you wish for

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Postby vink2 » Tue, 29 Jan 2013 12:30 pm

Mi Amigo wrote:Whatever, dude.

Can you do us a favour and post a new topic on Friday morning? We'll look forward to it. :P


mate, who are you on Earth to tell me this?

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Postby Brah » Tue, 29 Jan 2013 1:04 pm

.......yawn.........

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 29 Jan 2013 2:23 pm

Just to lighten it up a bit, Vink2, are your our newest troll wannabe?,

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Postby alittlerisky » Tue, 29 Jan 2013 3:47 pm

having lived in the US for a while (NYC) my two pence worth:

rent is more or less the same, ie bloody expensive

buying a flat is out of the question in Singapore, unless you happen to have $3 million or something loose change in your pocket.

food is cheap in US and Singapore, no point in home cooking

cigarettes are cheaper in the US

booze is cheaper in the US.

Girls are much cuter here (ie not cheeseburger 250 pounders)
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Postby vink2 » Tue, 29 Jan 2013 3:51 pm

alittlerisky wrote:having lived in the US for a while (NYC) my two pence worth:

rent is more or less the same, ie bloody expensive

buying a flat is out of the question in Singapore, unless you happen to have $3 million or something loose change in your pocket.

food is cheap in US and Singapore, no point in home cooking

cigarettes are cheaper in the US

booze is cheaper in the US.

Girls are much cuter here (ie not cheeseburger 250 pounders)


Thanks, nice comment.

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Postby zzm9980 » Tue, 29 Jan 2013 10:48 pm

alittlerisky wrote:having lived in the US for a while (NYC) my two pence worth:

rent is more or less the same, ie bloody expensive

buying a flat is out of the question in Singapore, unless you happen to have $3 million or something loose change in your pocket.

food is cheap in US and Singapore, no point in home cooking

cigarettes are cheaper in the US

booze is cheaper in the US.

Girls are much cuter here (ie not cheeseburger 250 pounders)


Mostly agree, with two caveats:

- Rent is generally cheaper everywhere in the US, by far (orders of magnitude even), except NYC and some parts of SF. Even NYC you'll get more for your money, location wise, at least.

- While the average looks are better here than the US due to less fatties, the yellow fever *will* wear off. You'll quickly get to the point where you'll feel like a new Honda is nicer looking than a beat up 80s American car.

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Postby Brah » Tue, 29 Jan 2013 11:56 pm

zzm9980 wrote: While the average looks are better here than the US due
to less fatties


Those fatties (not my word) aside, I disagree. NY ladies are pretty hot, and I'm sure they're even hotter where you're from.

It just that the fatties get the notoriety and set the stereotype, skewing the field.

I do have a different opinion about Japan, however, and other Asian countries.

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Postby zzm9980 » Wed, 30 Jan 2013 7:48 am

Brah wrote:
zzm9980 wrote: While the average looks are better here than the US due
to less fatties


Those fatties (not my word) aside, I disagree. NY ladies are pretty hot, and I'm sure they're even hotter where you're from.

It just that the fatties get the notoriety and set the stereotype, skewing the field.

I do have a different opinion about Japan, however, and other Asian countries.


Well not calling all girls 'that word'. There are just a lot more of them. Where I'm from: Northern California is disproportionate to other places I've lived or visited in the US. It feels more like being in Singapore than the rest of the US demographically. Chicago and NYC, for a nice variety, if you discard the 'fatties', you're completely right. If you're a blonde hair/blue eye type, go visit Salt Lake City downtown, whatever they call the Mormon equivalent of their Vatican. Temple-something. Just walk around, and let one of the girls approach you and tell you about their religion. Nod and smile and take the paperwork and let them talk. Nice way to spend an afternoon. Just don't pay attention to the words.

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Postby the lynx » Wed, 30 Jan 2013 9:38 am

Ah finally! I scrolled and scrolled and scrolled through the 4 pages of this thread (how it got to THAT length in barely 24 hours is really beyond me), before I finally see an actual discussion of this thread.

Anyway I'm watching this thread with interest. I have never been to the USA (yet) and I also would like to know the comparison.

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Postby zzm9980 » Wed, 30 Jan 2013 9:41 am

the lynx wrote:Ah finally! I scrolled and scrolled and scrolled through the 4 pages of this thread (how it got to THAT length in barely 24 hours is really beyond me), before I finally see an actual discussion of this thread.

Anyway I'm watching this thread with interest. I have never been to the USA (yet) and I also would like to know the comparison.


Feel free to ask any direct questions that do not involve a comparison between Singapore and European Welfare states :P

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Postby x9200 » Wed, 30 Jan 2013 10:14 am

This thread is a sound tribute to Aster's (recently reappeared) healthy instincts not to get engaged or perhaps he, as myself was fortunate enough to miss it in the due time.


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