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Middle age

Postby Guest » Mon, 03 Jan 2005 12:06 am

Just wondering how many expats in their late 40's mid 50's?

Where do they socialise!

How many Brits in Singapore, and who can remember the night life back in 70/71. Cathay Pacific Hotel, Barberella Club Used to be at the top of Orchard, where starbucks is i think.

I see the old Brit club is also closed down too! Memories are nice to have though!!!!!!!!!!

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tea dances

Postby Guest » Wed, 05 Jan 2005 9:47 am

You might try gong to some 'Tea Dances'. This seems to be a sg peculiarity whereby some niteclubs are open on Sunday afternoons. From about 2 to 6pm or so, you get lots of filipina maids(the ones lucky enough to get PART of Sunday off) going out to dance. Anybody can join in and it's easy to meet people at these places. They seem to be all over town, in the most unlikely places. If you don't know the town well, you could start at Lucy Plaza, upstairs somewhere, and Orchard Towers also has a few. Enjoy!

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Postby Guest » Wed, 05 Jan 2005 5:11 pm

Thanks for the info, I'm really not into the dancing scene, But i may look in, to see what it's all about!

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Postby rickyguo » Thu, 06 Jan 2005 12:52 pm

well not me. im in my 13s lolish. and im stuck about 12 hours away from singapore. in a normal speed plane.
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Postby seasider » Thu, 06 Jan 2005 1:13 pm

Early 40s. More into dining out with friends and putting the world to rights over a couple of bottles of decent wine, than dancing all night, these days.

Hey ricky - it's just 12 hours from your planet?

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Postby Guest » Thu, 06 Jan 2005 1:50 pm

Yes I guess you are right! But it is a problem, when all of a sudden one grows up over night!

I would still prefer to roller blade, chat up the birds and play some heavy punk, even at my age, Grandad on rollers!

I was hoping that some oldies, could remember the good old days of Singapore in the late 60's used to be called SIN City in those days.

In general I believe Singaporeans are very friendly, and I think most expats believe they are something special, but actually they are not very wise or worldly people. Just plain snobs maybe! No not even snobbish!

In fact not even worth discussion!

Money seems to be their driving force, and money is the root of all evil :twisted: :evil: :twisted: :evil:

But I am sure there are some humans around!! it's just finding them.

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Postby seasider » Thu, 06 Jan 2005 1:54 pm

Well that moved very quickly from a sensible discussion to an expat bash. As if we don't have enough "them and us" threads already.

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Postby Bubbs » Thu, 06 Jan 2005 5:14 pm

This is a strange one. But not strange. It's the call of the whole world....all of us over 35's I mean.

Nothing special about feeling this way in Singapore....it's the same the world over.

Blame it on the 'Youth Culture.'.....But DON'T BLAME IT.

Who have we to blame for feeling 'past' it but ourselves?

WHO SAID WE CAN'T ROLLERBLADE, AND CHAT UP WOMEN OR MEN OR PLAY PUNK, OR GARAGE OR WHATEVER ELSE THEY CALL IT NOWADAYS?

It's all in the mind.

SOD THEM I SAY.

Yes, there were 'Salad Days' in Sing in the 60's 70's etc.....but I look back on Sing in the 90's and think the same thing.....you see, it's all about perspective.

Yes, of course it would be wonderful to still have the body of my 16 yr old self, or that feeling that there was so much TIME to do anything I wanted. But I can remember feeling dissatisfied when I was 32 or so, and that was over 10 yrs ago, and how stupid is that.....here I am ten years hence, and what have I done about those feelings of dissatisfaction.......

Yeah, you got it..........not a lot...........just bumbled on, working, playing, sleeping....etc etc........

My point here is...............it is a new year................is this the year I REALLY do something ABOUT LIFE?

AND YOU KNOW......IT'S ONLY US WHO CAN DO IT. Nobody's going to come knocking on the door this morning and say, 'Hey Bubbs, look, here's a sparkly new life for you, filled with youthful hopes and dreams where you will be the star.'...........


So, as for meeting new people our age...or socializing............yes, it's more difficult as lots are in relationships....but....not impossible. Why restrict yourself to our age anyway....younger, older...whatever....and not only look in the normal places...bars, clubs etc....

When I was in Sing I used to go along to our local HDB community centre and sometimes join in the T'ai Chi or the Karaoke....yes, I know, sounds boring, but damn, I met some WONDERFUL people there.......(Which is why I'm very vocal about the threads on here which say locals and expats are arrogant etc.........load of old bullshit)........don't let the exceptions prove your rule is what I say..........

If you keep doing the same things you keep getting the same things.

Have you ever read that book 'Who moved my Cheese?;........it is a great book, really. The idea behind it can be taken on many levels....one level is such as this problem...............i.e....where are all the good times gone for folk who are, shall we say, 'more mature?'............

So, it's off my bum this year. And try, try not to fall into those so comfy habits and stretch myself more.....workwise, socially etc etc. No reaching for the telly remote after changing into slobby clothes after work........(well, not every day)...............and less of my ageist attitude....i.e.......'I can't or shouldn't do something cos I'm X years old'..................WHY THE HELL NOT........

That is a good motto for this year for me.....WHY THE HELL NOT........

After all, how lucky are we, compared to the thousands of others who were washed away on Boxing Day?

So, off you go..........PLAY YOUR PUNK..........START A NEW SIN AGE IN SINGAPORE IF YOU WANT........BE MAD, BAD, GOOD, WHATEVER.........

And now I'll shut up.......(Whew, thank God for that says everyone.)

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Postby seasider » Thu, 06 Jan 2005 6:04 pm

"SOD THEM I SAY" - agreed, Bubbs, I've lived my life like that, although I never could rollerblade. :(

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Postby Guest » Thu, 06 Jan 2005 9:55 pm

seasider wrote:Well that moved very quickly from a sensible discussion to an expat bash. As if we don't have enough "them and us" threads already.


I wasn't really meaning to bash expats, I was really thinking how distant people are from each other, when working over seas. back in the late 60's the UK had there own club located at the embassy, where people could meet and socialise.

Today everyone seems so distant! and lets be honest you can read here on the expats board, just how many arrogant many can be, for no real reason.

which in my opinion makes them a little conceited, ever heard of the janta law


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