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Postby Tsilivi » Mon, 11 Mar 2013 12:36 pm

Greggs cheese and onion pasties and a good ol' pork pie. Sigh.

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Postby BillyB » Mon, 11 Mar 2013 3:02 pm

I miss SKY TV and banter with taxi drivers.......

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Postby the lynx » Mon, 11 Mar 2013 3:11 pm

I miss cheaper (and more delicious) food, cheaper booze, and splendid choice of beautiful beaches and islands.

:(

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 11 Mar 2013 3:18 pm

Actually, in addition to hunting duck, goose, squirrel, rabbit & deer, I miss Chesapeake Bay Blue Crabs!

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Postby BillyB » Mon, 11 Mar 2013 3:41 pm

the lynx wrote:I miss cheaper (and more delicious) food, cheaper booze, and splendid choice of beautiful beaches and islands.

:(


You're just showing off!

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Postby the lynx » Mon, 11 Mar 2013 3:50 pm

BillyB wrote:
the lynx wrote:I miss cheaper (and more delicious) food, cheaper booze, and splendid choice of beautiful beaches and islands.

:(


You're just showing off!


To be fair, those above are not far from your reach. Just a short flight away.

Who wants a bottle of Jack Daniel's for only MYR60? That's duty-free zone in Malaysia for you.

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Postby Mi Amigo » Mon, 11 Mar 2013 4:49 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Actually, in addition to hunting duck, goose, squirrel, rabbit & deer, I miss Chesapeake Bay Blue Crabs!

Watch out ecureilx and nutnut! :o
Be careful what you wish for

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Postby BillyB » Mon, 11 Mar 2013 4:54 pm

the lynx wrote:
BillyB wrote:
the lynx wrote:I miss cheaper (and more delicious) food, cheaper booze, and splendid choice of beautiful beaches and islands.

:(


You're just showing off!


To be fair, those above are not far from your reach. Just a short flight away.

Who wants a bottle of Jack Daniel's for only MYR60? That's duty-free zone in Malaysia for you.


Not from the UK (well, other than cheap booze)!

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Postby Mi Amigo » Mon, 11 Mar 2013 4:59 pm

I miss lazing in the park on a (cool but comfortable) Sunday afternoon with tea and biscuits and Test Match Special (international cricket, for the uninitaited) on the portable radio.

I miss snug afternoons at home with the fire roaring when it's cold and stormy outside.

I miss going to a proper pub and drinking decent beer with friends in unpretentious but welcoming surroundings.

I miss the museums and galleries in London.

I miss strolling along the Thames embankment and finding some obscure historical artifact along the way.

I miss the Cornish coastline.

I miss driving out of London in a vague direction and ending up in a part of the countryside I didn't know before.

I miss being able to have meaningful, non-trivial conversations with my neighbours.
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Postby iloverice » Mon, 11 Mar 2013 5:07 pm

Mi Amigo wrote:I miss lazing in the park on a (cool but comfortable) Sunday afternoon with tea and biscuits and Test Match Special (international cricket, for the uninitaited) on the portable radio.

I miss snug afternoons at home with the fire roaring when it's cold and stormy outside.

I miss going to a proper pub and drinking decent beer with friends in unpretentious but welcoming surroundings.

I miss the museums and galleries in London.

I miss strolling along the Thames embankment and finding some obscure historical artifact along the way.

I miss the Cornish coastline.

I miss driving out of London in a vague direction and ending up in a part of the countryside I didn't know before.

I miss being able to have meaningful, non-trivial conversations with my neighbours.


Well, I know for the non-trivial conversations with neighbours will be a challenging mission here, if you're lucky they will entertain you, if not, a blank stare plus a grumpy face is waiting for you (even from fellow foreigner - or may be because I don't look like one, so they tend to give me that "special look").

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Postby the lynx » Mon, 11 Mar 2013 5:15 pm

BillyB wrote:
the lynx wrote:
BillyB wrote:
the lynx wrote:I miss cheaper (and more delicious) food, cheaper booze, and splendid choice of beautiful beaches and islands.

:(


You're just showing off!


To be fair, those above are not far from your reach. Just a short flight away.

Who wants a bottle of Jack Daniel's for only MYR60? That's duty-free zone in Malaysia for you.


Not from the UK (well, other than cheap booze)!


You do know I'm talking about 'going from Singapore', don't you? 8-)

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Postby BillyB » Mon, 11 Mar 2013 6:03 pm

the lynx wrote:
BillyB wrote:
the lynx wrote:
BillyB wrote:
the lynx wrote:I miss cheaper (and more delicious) food, cheaper booze, and splendid choice of beautiful beaches and islands.

:(


You're just showing off!


To be fair, those above are not far from your reach. Just a short flight away.

Who wants a bottle of Jack Daniel's for only MYR60? That's duty-free zone in Malaysia for you.


Not from the UK (well, other than cheap booze)!


You do know I'm talking about 'going from Singapore', don't you? 8-)


Loud and clear! And you do know I'm referencing the UK in response?!

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Postby morenangpinay » Wed, 13 Mar 2013 2:41 pm

i miss neighbors who don't freak out on pets

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Postby Barnsley » Wed, 13 Mar 2013 3:04 pm

Barnsley wrote:Going to the football ...

Its not easy following a non-Premier League team in Singapore.


Sadly I didnt even realise my team had a game last night :(

The good news is that we won , however, I am missing watching our perennial fight against relegation in the flesh!!
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Postby iloverice » Wed, 13 Mar 2013 4:24 pm

I've been totally disconnected to football match and basketball games since I live in Singapore, miss the match/games, the discussion with friends and the fun. :(
Back home can always watch almost every match/games (for free on TV), and if go for live match/games, the audience totally awesome, you always can talk to the person sit next to you, unlike here, if you create certain "noise" be ready to received a special "glare". :(


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