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Post by Hannieroo » Wed, 19 Jun 2013 10:10 pm

You need to get that put on a tshirt.

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Post by JR8 » Wed, 19 Jun 2013 10:14 pm

Hannieroo wrote:Well, yes. But for me he makes the Internet a brighter place.

Yah 30 yrs of bringing sunlight to bad places: You're growing on me man.


p.s. One of my childhood nick-names was 'Sunshine'.... yeah, you'd wonder now eh hehe

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 19 Jun 2013 11:08 pm

One of my middle-aged nicknames was 'moonshine'. Both from a hair and alcohol P.O.V. :lol:
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

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Post by JR8 » Wed, 19 Jun 2013 11:45 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:One of my middle-aged nicknames was 'moonshine'. Both from a hair and alcohol P.O.V. :lol:


Coz you're a bad coot....



(uh ha... big mama says)

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Post by BedokAmerican » Thu, 20 Jun 2013 10:01 am

Ok, about the smog.....hence the topic title
I've been staying inside and have a headache. I can smell the stuff indoors. I've taken Advil (which came over with me from the US) and it'll help for a while. Has anyone used air purifiers? How have they worked? How much do they cost? I imagine there's a big run on them right now.

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Post by the lynx » Thu, 20 Jun 2013 10:05 am

BedokAmerican wrote:Ok, about the smog.....hence the topic title
I've been staying inside and have a headache. I can smell the stuff indoors. I've taken Advil (which came over with me from the US) and it'll help for a while. Has anyone used air purifiers? How have they worked? How much do they cost? I imagine there's a big run on them right now.
Courts outlets said they ran out of air purifiers now. Some can cost between SGD140 and above. SGD140 was the price of the Panasonic Plasmocluster purifier I bought few months ago.

Guardian and Watson's ran out of both 3-ply and N95 masks already.

Yup good times to make money.

On the subject of air purifiers, they work. To illustrate further, my office downstairs that do not have enough purifiers installed smells of smoke indoors! While upstairs, we *feel* fine. One may argue that it is a placebo effect but really, I certainly need the push to stay alive in my work right now.

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Post by Dert42 » Thu, 20 Jun 2013 10:11 am

would it be worth bringing one from the states, or bad idea because of the electricity thing?

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Post by the lynx » Thu, 20 Jun 2013 10:18 am

Dert42 wrote:would it be worth bringing one from the states, or bad idea because of the electricity thing?
Voltage, yes, you gotta check if it is compatible here.

And the duty for bringing it in.

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Post by JR8 » Thu, 20 Jun 2013 10:22 am

Yes it's bad today... vis. is maybe 1.5miles and dropping.

The government is issuing 'Worksafe N95' masks (as Lynx mentions) to workers...


p.s. It's 240v here. So probably better to get an 'ioniser' here. But technology moves on - see if there has been progress on that front.

The alt is keeping all windows shut and running air-con, but as you'd imagine that's expensive.

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Post by zzm9980 » Thu, 20 Jun 2013 11:59 am

Dert42 wrote:would it be worth bringing one from the states, or bad idea because of the electricity thing?
Something like that will probably not be dual voltage, and these bouts of smog are relatively rare.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 20 Jun 2013 12:12 pm

If the smokey haze happens, it is usually only in the months of Jun~Sep but doesn't happen every year as a lot depends on how dry the SouthWest Monsoon is. When very dry, then the haze can get worse but it can still miss Singapore entirely and whack the hell out of Malaysia instead as has happened in the pasts couple of years. Only takes the wind change a couple of points on the compass to miss us. Fortunately, we do NOT get smog here.
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

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Post by BedokAmerican » Thu, 20 Jun 2013 7:07 pm

We ordered 2 air purifiers today from Harvey Norman (because they were out of stock) so we pick them up tomorrow. Thank goodness.

On another note, I wonder if Singapore will try and get Indonesia kicked out of ASEAN.

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Post by Wd40 » Thu, 20 Jun 2013 7:27 pm

BedokAmerican wrote:We ordered 2 air purifiers today from Harvey Norman (because they were out of stock) so we pick them up tomorrow. Thank goodness.

On another note, I wonder if Singapore will try and get Indonesia kicked out of ASEAN.
You think it can afford to? I am not sure how much of interdependence exists between the 2 countries. Singapore may be rich in reserves, but considering its lack of natural resources and heavy dependence on trading partners, tells me that Singapore cannot afford to anger anyone, no-one.

I would imagine many of the 3rd world countries, emerging markets are way more self reliant than Singapore is.

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Post by zzm9980 » Thu, 20 Jun 2013 8:40 pm

BedokAmerican wrote: On another note, I wonder if Singapore will try and get Indonesia kicked out of ASEAN.
Why would they do that? That makes no sense.

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Post by BedokAmerican » Thu, 20 Jun 2013 9:35 pm

I was being sarcastic when I made the comment about Sg wanting to kick Indonesia out of ASEAN. Sorry, maybe my sarcasm was too over the top.

I made the comment because Sg is upset with Indonesia over the fires causing the smog and Indonesian officials today said Sg is "acting like a child" over the haze.

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