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Postby JR8 » Sun, 17 Mar 2013 2:15 pm

earthfriendly wrote: 50 % of western expats posted to Asia do not complete their full term there. The culture shock is too much to take. You grow up with this picture perfect American neighborhood and now that picture is smashed.


Hate to smash your illusion. But SG was founded by the British; and you're the foreigner.

Culture shock? Quite the reverse: We're in charge here = hand in glove.

Grew up with a picture of an American neighbourhood... ? What on earth are you on about??

earthfriendly wrote:A bit like the gay issue right? Growing up, when you look at a picture of the perfect family, it is always a husband and wife, not two same sex couple. It is not easy to accept a new reality. Do you want continue in your misery of not being able to adapt or do you want to embrace humanity and open your heart to other people who are different from you. The moment I choose humanity, I know I have to apply it across the board. I can't cherry pick :wink: .


My wife is away this weekend staying with a 'gay couple'. But you're preaching 'an ideal' to which you are a stranger aren't you'; i.e. you have no gay friends.

earthfriendly wrote:I also have adaptibility issue. When I move 1.5 year ago, it was really tough adjusting to everything new. A very big shock to my system. I have to conquer my own battle, nobody else can do it for me.


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Life must be a challenge. Getting up and having to deal with 'The You' every day :lol:

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Postby JR8 » Sun, 17 Mar 2013 2:45 pm

ariyo wrote: I have a degree from an ecole in France, lets not start pigeon holing here...




Hahahaha.... :lol:


Oh no.... don't let me pigeon-hole myself so totally in one sentence.

No no, no, not!

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Postby zzm9980 » Sun, 17 Mar 2013 5:50 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:So at least Fox News does give the whole news, rather than an edited for the power in the WH version. Thanks. :cool: :wink:


Oh, I wouldn't consider them giving the whole news. They're just as bad or worse in their own way...

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Postby JR8 » Sun, 17 Mar 2013 8:48 pm

It's twat-tastic


the sh** some peope come out with. Esp. the nouveau right on, aware, hippie-dippies who run around bullying others

To them I say *uck you and *uck off!

freak cheddars!!



[Wow.... this forum has an algorithm to auto-morph swear word.... what a hoot!!]

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 17 Mar 2013 9:02 pm

Into the bubbly early in the afternoon, perhaps? :lol:

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Postby JR8 » Sun, 17 Mar 2013 11:32 pm

When in Germany .... drink their freakin beer right.



[Shrugs.... whats wrong?]

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Postby JR8 » Sun, 17 Mar 2013 11:35 pm

Apologies: this thing morphs the most subtle and kind humour, into gibberish.

I mean well.

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Postby earthfriendly » Mon, 18 Mar 2013 12:38 am

JR8 wrote:
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Life must be a challenge. Getting up and having to deal with 'The You' every day :lol:


I actually don't think how I feel and what I think is all that important. I am but only one of the many tiny minicuos creature that share this earth. I bring up my experience if I believe it is useful to the situation. I have beat this to death, time to look for a new example.

I had 2 gay friends from SG Junior College and would take us girls to the gay bar at Far East Plaza but we had to wait outside, since we did not fit the bill. Travelled in Korea with this handsome guy, a model for a major Japanese Fashion house, my ex-hairdresser whom I was going to take Ikebana flower arrangement with but I had to move on, a very close friend's brother and I would hear about the lover's tiff. And the females who tried to hit on me. You just jolt my memories on all the wonderful gay friends that I had made over the years and quite a few fall off the radar.

You make a lot of assumptions. And your know-it-all attitude and arrogant intellectualism. Perhaps it is your chatting style. Over time I don't feel incline to respond to these kind of posts. I mostly respond out of courtesy, you know.

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Postby JR8 » Mon, 18 Mar 2013 2:05 am

earthfriendly wrote:
JR8 wrote:
:???:
Life must be a challenge. Getting up and having to deal with 'The You' every day :lol:


I actually don't think how I feel and what I think is all that important.



So why do you bother living?

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Postby earthfriendly » Mon, 18 Mar 2013 7:31 am

Reword, it is not that important that the world must listen to what I want to say, how I feel and what I think. For the most part.

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Postby morenangpinay » Mon, 18 Mar 2013 10:51 am

JR8 wrote:
Barnsley wrote:Is it because the queue is too long? :D

I did go to Gerrys Grill last night though and it was very good.


Better than their website then! I had a look at it and it is one of those 'so fancy, you can hardly get it to work at all' lay-outs.

[At least that was my experience using Opera as my browser].


should check out their pork sisig. :)

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Postby rajagainstthemachine » Mon, 18 Mar 2013 12:29 pm

I know Singapore is a drug free country but some of the posts I've been reading so far sound like a hallucinogen induced incoherent ramble.
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Postby zzm9980 » Mon, 18 Mar 2013 1:42 pm

rajagainstthemachine wrote:I know Singapore is a drug free country but some of the posts I've been reading so far sound like a hallucinogen induced incoherent ramble.


Singapore is definitely not drug free. I've witnessed transactions in the open street in a few areas.

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Postby Brah » Tue, 26 Mar 2013 10:30 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:
ariyo wrote:Honestly I have no idea where you guys are absorbing proper information from...but I guess the credibility of the MSM probably contributes to extracting information from unreliable sources.

You just about blew any street cred you had built up here with that silly throwaway line. :roll:

This line did it for me:
ariyo wrote:Its been a long day and i can see all the concerns by our expat friends.

Which gives me opportunity to paraphrase War Child again in this forum, that if what he calls this conversation "concerns", well that's just missing the point. It's the locals who should be concerned long term.

But I haven't made it through the whole thread yet and could change my opinion, meanwhile he seems quite articulate and has some points to consider.

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Postby Brah » Tue, 26 Mar 2013 10:44 pm

Ok made it to the end of the thread. Started out with some worthy conversation then kinda imploded. There's surely more to be said, if peacefully. I'm sure ariyo and ef have more to contribute.

....or would that just be rearranging the Titanic's deck chairs, seeing how there's reasons all around not to stay much longer.....


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