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Re: PR rejected 2013

Postby Strong Eagle » Sat, 28 Feb 2015 7:59 am

Wd40 wrote:Shared on facebook by an Indian friend living in Melbourne:

http://www.buzzfeed.com/bradesposito/me ... .uuN54Dv12


Dang expensive apples!

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Re: PR rejected 2013

Postby x9200 » Sat, 28 Feb 2015 9:00 am

Wd40 wrote:Shared on facebook by an Indian friend living in Melbourne:

http://www.buzzfeed.com/bradesposito/me ... .uuN54Dv12

For what I know about Australia (visitor's POV) the only thing I would probably be missing there was true winters... two things actually, ...and being so &#$%# far away from Europe. Space, nature, people, culture, safety, all ticks the boxes.
And for the pasted link, what I think is missing are the wineries of Yarra Valley just a jump away from Melbourne. Excellent wines, including of the Domaine Chandon.

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Re: PR rejected 2013

Postby JR8 » Sat, 28 Feb 2015 11:22 am

Strong Eagle wrote:Dang expensive apples!


The ones that I could see that are clearly priced are custard apples, aka soursop/cherimoya...

I enjoy visiting Aus, especially the 'outdoorsy' lifestyle. But it does have something of an 'end-stop of the world' feel to it, added to which it is so far from anywhere else. Melbourne to Bali is 6 hours, 8hrs to SG, 16+ to the US, 20+ to Europe.
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Re: PR rejected 2013

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 28 Feb 2015 11:52 am

My son just got back from the Gold Coast/Surfer's Paradise this morning about 3 hours ago. Spent a week down there basically a vacation to justify the amount he spent just because he went the the Foo Fighter's Concert down there. Apparently he enjoyed it immensely, but I've yet to get the blow-by-blow as I've been and am still at work. :-(

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Re: PR rejected 2013

Postby x9200 » Sat, 28 Feb 2015 11:54 am

JR8 wrote:
Strong Eagle wrote:Dang expensive apples!


The ones that I could see that are clearly priced are custard apples, aka soursop/cherimoya...

Soursops
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Very similar look, but they taste differently, at least what could be bought here, in Singapore. Soursops are also more oval-like and bigger and with some "horns".

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Re: PR rejected 2013

Postby midlet2013 » Sat, 28 Feb 2015 5:50 pm

I never understand why people even post question about their PR chances, particularly, Indians. All they hear is they have a slim chance and it actually makes them feeling worse than what they were feeling to begin with.

I dont think that Freedom of speech can be used to justify this. Otherwise, all of you would you using your name, facebook and picture in your profile. Anonymity gives people to say things, however true they mite be, only in a less compassionate and tactless manner.



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Priyaamies wrote: you have no right to tell me that


Yes, I do.

That's what freedom of speech is all about. I haven't said anything non-factual about you as everything I said is drawn from my opinion so I'm not liable for any defamation.

And what? Australia, the US, the UK and Canada are gonna complain about what I said about them? Those countries are known to be bastions of comedy. And the extremist Muslims? Well, they're bonkers and Muslims in their right minds are disowning them anyway.

And before you go on, I need to remind you to check your privilege at the door because no matter how you think Singapore is lucky to have you, the ICA certainly won't. You're not the first PR aspirant to come here with that attitude and we certainly have dealt with worse.

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Re: PR rejected 2013

Postby x9200 » Sat, 28 Feb 2015 6:53 pm

midlet2013 wrote:I dont think that Freedom of speech can be used to justify this. Otherwise, all of you would you using your name, facebook and picture in your profile. Anonymity gives people to say things, however true they mite be, only in a less compassionate and tactless manner.

You are actually pretty offensive in your comment, not sure if you realize this. I don't think most of the regulars here need anonymity to dare to express their opinions in unrestricted fashion. More over, if you would read this forum more frequently, you would also see that we could be as much open and incompassionate and "aggressive" towards each other and most of us knows each other in RL.

The true is, nobody reacts like this without a valid reason and some of the reasons for this specific case you seemed to overlook are entitlement complex and silly, prejudice based generalizations. Besides, it is damn arrogant in my very humble opinion to come as a newbie to an open Internet forum, ask for help and when the responses are not so favorable, start to jump at people and tell them what they should do in this forum and what they should not do.

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Re: PR rejected 2013

Postby JR8 » Sat, 28 Feb 2015 10:02 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:...Spent a week down there basically a vacation to justify the amount he spent just because he went the the Foo Fighter's Concert down there...


Bastard! :lol: :wink: Wow.... how I would have loved to go to that! It's a shame there's not a website that's a consolidation engine for bands on tour. You set a list of your specific Favs, or Fav genres, your ability to travel (distance), and it then alerts you whenever those bands are planning to tour within your sphere of mobility, interest and budget. For example there are several bands I'd happily travel pretty much anywhere in Asia to get to see, and a smaller list I'd travel further, even much further for.

Meanwhile I'll try and console myself by watching this genuinely dazzling studio-live performance for the 501st time! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xnmzins2Uow - 'Foo Fighters. Wasting Light Live from 606'.
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Re: PR rejected 2013

Postby JR8 » Sat, 28 Feb 2015 10:22 pm

midlet2013 wrote:I never understand why people even post question about their PR chances, particularly, Indians. All they hear is they have a slim chance and it actually makes them feeling worse than what they were feeling to begin with.

I dont think that Freedom of speech can be used to justify this. Otherwise, all of you would you using your name, facebook and picture in your profile. Anonymity gives people to say things, however true they mite be, only in a less compassionate and tactless manner.


Well if it's it's dark at night-time, and light during the day WTH are people meant to say? 'Oh no, really, really, trust me on this, you're right, it really can be light at night too, especially if you close your eyes and wish really really hard. It's ok, you just have to believe, and it WILL be so'?

The regulars, and most of those contributing to such a worn-out topic can give informed opinion, and do not frequent here to help others 'feel good' about their lives and prospects. This forum is not some 'Comfort Corner' in the face of the reality, and at times it presents stark but realistic facts.

Some people who have little chance, post and ask what chance they have, because despite pretty much knowing, they have a wild-card hope that someone might pull a rabbit from the hat for them. Well, guess how they usually respond when they're told the rabbit isn't coming out to play today in precisely the way they hoped for: Just like you did really.
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Re: PR rejected 2013

Postby midlet2013 » Sun, 01 Mar 2015 12:07 am

what a senseless reasoning. makes no sense whatsoever.

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midlet2013 wrote:I never understand why people even post question about their PR chances, particularly, Indians. All they hear is they have a slim chance and it actually makes them feeling worse than what they were feeling to begin with.

I dont think that Freedom of speech can be used to justify this. Otherwise, all of you would you using your name, facebook and picture in your profile. Anonymity gives people to say things, however true they mite be, only in a less compassionate and tactless manner.


Well if it's it's dark at night-time, and light during the day WTH are people meant to say? 'Oh no, really, really, trust me on this, you're right, it really can be light at night too, especially if you close your eyes and wish really really hard. It's ok, you just have to believe, and it WILL be so'?

The regulars, and most of those contributing to such a worn-out topic can give informed opinion, and do not frequent here to help others 'feel good' about their lives and prospects. This forum is not some 'Comfort Corner' in the face of the reality, and at times it presents stark but realistic facts.

Some people who have little chance, post and ask what chance they have, because despite pretty much knowing, they have a wild-card hope that someone might pull a rabbit from the hat for them. Well, guess how they usually respond when they're told the rabbit isn't coming out to play today in precisely the way they hoped for: Just like you did really.

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Re: PR rejected 2013

Postby JR8 » Sun, 01 Mar 2015 12:28 am

JR8 wrote:Well, guess how they usually respond when they're told the rabbit isn't coming out to play today in precisely the way they hoped for: Just like you did really.


midlet2013 wrote:what a senseless reasoning. makes no sense whatsoever.



QED :lol:
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Re: PR rejected 2013

Postby nakatago » Sun, 01 Mar 2015 5:57 am

x9200 wrote:you seemed to overlook are entitlement complex and silly, prejudice based generalizations. Besides, it is damn arrogant in my very humble opinion to come as a newbie to an open Internet forum, ask for help and when the responses are not so favorable, start to jump at people and tell them what they should do in this forum and what they should not do.


This.

The entitlement complex is bad enough but when someone comes to tell everyone how to do things without finding out how things are done in the first place just makes things worse for them.

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Re: PR rejected 2013

Postby midlet2013 » Sun, 01 Mar 2015 3:11 pm

thank goodness that u stopped. ur analysis bored me so much.

JR8 wrote:
JR8 wrote:Well, guess how they usually respond when they're told the rabbit isn't coming out to play today in precisely the way they hoped for: Just like you did really.


midlet2013 wrote:what a senseless reasoning. makes no sense whatsoever.



QED :lol:

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Re: PR rejected 2013

Postby PNGMK » Sun, 01 Mar 2015 3:58 pm

I've noticed my FT Indian neighbors have moved out. They were a curious lot - they were masquerading as Singaporeans, (no seriously - he told me he was "Singaporean" - I mentioned it to the Chinese Singaporean chairman of the MC who laughed and corrected me) - she might have been the PR but he was in banking IT here on some sort of pass.

The moral of the story? There's no such thing as a permanent Indian resident.
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Re: PR rejected 2013

Postby midlet2013 » Sun, 01 Mar 2015 8:49 pm

Honestly, PR is not permanent from either side.


PNGMK wrote:I've noticed my FT Indian neighbors have moved out. They were a curious lot - they were masquerading as Singaporeans, (no seriously - he told me he was "Singaporean" - I mentioned it to the Chinese Singaporean chairman of the MC who laughed and corrected me) - she might have been the PR but he was in banking IT here on some sort of pass.

The moral of the story? There's no such thing as a permanent Indian resident.


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