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Post by the lynx » Fri, 16 Aug 2013 3:43 pm

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Barnsley wrote: I was gonna ask where they went ........ noticed they hadnt contributed in a while.
Actually 3 pretty active regulars disappeared roughly at the same time.
A brit, an American, and a "Russian"? :P No idea on the last, but I know the first two are related to each other in the disappearance.
I thought the third was Indian? I remember that crazy debate on how men perceive women in India at the height of the rape cases in India. :P

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Post by Wd40 » Fri, 16 Aug 2013 3:47 pm

the lynx wrote:
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x9200 wrote: Actually 3 pretty active regulars disappeared roughly at the same time.
A brit, an American, and a "Russian"? :P No idea on the last, but I know the first two are related to each other in the disappearance.
I thought the third was Indian? I remember that crazy debate on how men perceive women in India at the height of the rape cases in India. :P
That guy disappeared as soon as that debate got over, which was sometime ago and he was also one of ZZM's victims :D

The 3, X9200 is talking about were active until like a month - month and half ago.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 16 Aug 2013 4:27 pm

zzm9980 wrote:
x9200 wrote:
Barnsley wrote: I was gonna ask where they went ........ noticed they hadnt contributed in a while.
Actually 3 pretty active regulars disappeared roughly at the same time.
A brit, an American, and a "Russian"? :P No idea on the last, but I know the first two are related to each other in the disappearance.
The Brit just lost it. The Yank has left for months at a time a number of times over the years after he gets a belly full (several nicks). and the "Russian" just disappeared off the radar without warning although he knew his days were numbered where he was. As Wd40 says, if he is now in a new position, maybe his interest or availability has diminished.

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Post by x9200 » Fri, 16 Aug 2013 5:00 pm

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zzm9980 wrote:Indians in general are much friendlier people though. Except for the 1 in 10 Alpha-male prick Indian, they're mostly all extremely friendly. And even then, that alpha-male 10% usually only abuses his Indian peers/subordinates, while trying to impress the caucasians.

At least, my non-PC observation based on too many visits.
I think the same but there are also some angry Indian females out there. I have one such example next door, no hello no good bye, no returning any friendly gesture. I would think it is more about the complexes.
Most Indian females are like that. They are taught from a very young age to be very discrete while interacting with strangers, especially males. They are not necessarily angry as you put it. Its just that they are not known to be very expressive in terms of greeting others, especially males, unless they know them well.
She appears to be modern by the way she is dressed, it is not the classic traditional sari or alike. It is not the usual "shy" and withdrawn presence many Indian women have. Her body language tells "I am better". I have another one like this at work but at least that one can smile from time to time.

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Post by zzm9980 » Fri, 16 Aug 2013 5:04 pm

the lynx wrote: I thought the third was Indian? I remember that crazy debate on how men perceive women in India at the height of the rape cases in India. :P
OH yeah, the Megadeth guy. His last posts (And quite a few) are in the thread about rapes and India's declining tourism.

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Post by the lynx » Fri, 16 Aug 2013 5:06 pm

Ah I realised which "Russian" you guys were talking about. Damn, you guys got stuck to that nick! He is Ukrainian!

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Post by x9200 » Fri, 16 Aug 2013 5:08 pm

the lynx wrote:I thought the third was Indian? I remember that crazy debate on how men perceive women in India at the height of the rape cases in India. :P
Raj? I saw him lurking few days ago.

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Post by Wd40 » Fri, 16 Aug 2013 5:25 pm

x9200 wrote:
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x9200 wrote: I think the same but there are also some angry Indian females out there. I have one such example next door, no hello no good bye, no returning any friendly gesture. I would think it is more about the complexes.
Most Indian females are like that. They are taught from a very young age to be very discrete while interacting with strangers, especially males. They are not necessarily angry as you put it. Its just that they are not known to be very expressive in terms of greeting others, especially males, unless they know them well.
She appears to be modern by the way she is dressed, it is not the classic traditional sari or alike. It is not the usual "shy" and withdrawn presence many Indian women have. Her body language tells "I am better". I have another one like this at work but at least that one can smile from time to time.
Modern or Traditional, they are almost all the same. Very few of them are different if they have been brought up in a big city like Bangalore or Mumbai.

One thing I find that Indians from big cities cant last in Singapore. They are used to the comfort and social life that they cannot get here. People from villages though love Singapore and those the ones that you find here, mostly.

I think its the same case with PRC as well. People from Beijing and Shanghai are not the ones that you see here most often. Its the villagers.

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Post by zzm9980 » Fri, 16 Aug 2013 5:46 pm

Wd40 wrote: I think its the same case with PRC as well. People from Beijing and Shanghai are not the ones that you see here most often. Its the villagers.
Based on the people I've met in China in the various cities and in various facilities famous for suicide nets, I agree. Singapore is a step down from a Tier 1 Chinese city, in most regards (in before the CHINAOMGICANTBREAKCOUGHCOUGH people).

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Post by Max Headroom » Fri, 16 Aug 2013 6:39 pm

Yes, but I appeared on the scene at roughly the same time. Hmmm. :-k

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Post by Max Headroom » Fri, 16 Aug 2013 6:52 pm

Speaking of Brits, I once walked into a little provisions shop in Stratford and was amazed to see they didn't stock Snickers. So I walked up to the lady and asked, "Where do you put your Snickers"?

Eventually, we worked out they're called Marathon in UK.

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Post by abbym » Sat, 17 Aug 2013 10:35 am

Max Headroom wrote:Speaking of Brits, I once walked into a little provisions shop in Stratford and was amazed to see they didn't stock Snickers. So I walked up to the lady and asked, "Where do you put your Snickers"?

Eventually, we worked out they're called Marathon in UK.
Not since 1990. It's snickers now.

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Post by Hannieroo » Sat, 17 Aug 2013 12:13 pm

I preferred marathon.

The missing posters are in a cage in my spare room. They can come back when they learn to play nice.

Don't get the hump, Bedok. We're all just discussing.

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Post by Max Headroom » Sat, 17 Aug 2013 2:16 pm

Yup, my UK years are pre-1990.

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Post by PNGMK » Sat, 17 Aug 2013 6:05 pm

Hannieroo wrote:I preferred marathon.

The missing posters are in a cage in my spare room. They can come back when they learn to play nice.

Don't get the hump, Bedok. We're all just discussing.
How'd you get JR8's head through such a small door? He's a landlord you know.

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