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    Anybody can enlighten me....i am NON chinese and grew up with many many chinese friends...when i was in the airforce and posted overseas my chinese room mate used to come back at 5am from the casino and drop dead in bed and wake up at 630 and we would go to work...i could never understand their love for gambling
    In the final analysis.....its NOT whether you have a diploma,degree,masters OR PHD....its whether you have a HDB/PC/EC or LANDED...

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    Quote Originally Posted by radha08
    Anybody can enlighten me....i am NON chinese and grew up with many many chinese friends...when i was in the airforce and posted overseas my chinese room mate used to come back at 5am from the casino and drop dead in bed and wake up at 630 and we would go to work...i could never understand their love for gambling
    Bro radha was a top gun fighter pilot.... I am impressed

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    I cannot understand why too.
    My dad made money quite easily during his youth, but his hobby was gambling, although he did not gamble until he was broke, he lost quite a substantial amount of what he earned. So it was back to square one.

    My father in -law, an academic who did not have any idea about investing, lost his fortune by being too trusting.

    So my husband and I never gambled.
    I don't know how to gamble and don't want to learn either.

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    why you GAMBLE with your life inside that fighter jet ??...

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    Quote Originally Posted by buttercarp

    So my husband and I never gambled.
    I don't know how to gamble and don't want to learn either.
    buy ppty not gamble?

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    Quote Originally Posted by buttercarp
    I cannot understand why too.
    My dad made money quite easily during his youth, but his hobby was gambling, although he did not gamble until he was broke, he lost quite a substantial amount of what he earned. So it was back to square one.

    My father in -law, an academic who did not have any idea about investing, lost his fortune by being too trusting.

    So my husband and I never gambled.
    I don't know how to gamble and don't want to learn either.
    Life's a gamble, sis

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shanhz
    buy ppty not gamble?
    No, if you buy within your means, it is not gambling cos you don't leave it to chance.

    Quote Originally Posted by jeaprp
    Life's a gamble, sis
    That's given to me .


    You may say marriage is a gamble too.
    But it is not senseless gambling and it has brought me much joy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buttercarp
    I cannot understand why too.
    My dad made money quite easily during his youth, but his hobby was gambling, although he did not gamble until he was broke, he lost quite a substantial amount of what he earned. So it was back to square one.

    My father in -law, an academic who did not have any idea about investing, lost his fortune by being too trusting.

    So my husband and I never gambled.
    I don't know how to gamble and don't want to learn either.
    Same here. I was brought up watching grandparents and relatives playing mahjong day in and out, and fortunately, I wasn't hooked on it. In fact, I dislike all forms of gambling, don't buy 4 D, toto and I can even get bored playing the jackpot machine. I don't consider shares gambling as I paid for all the shares I bought. no contra play.

    Oh butter, wanna ask you. How many of you share the T-bone steak at La Barca? Last night both of us ordered one T-bone steak and one dessert for sharing. Couldn't even finish half of the T-bone and had to doggy bag the other portion. Tuscan style T-bone is too juicy and rare on the inside and I regretted not taking up chef's offer of a hot plate, after he carves the meat into pieces.

    On the whole ambience is cosy, very relaxing, comfortable and service is attentive, polite and fast. My 1 kg T-bone steak after discount is $85 (only on Thurs), which is only slightly cheaper than restaurants in town. I am not a meat eater and will order the stew and pizza on my next visit.

    It's always nice to try new eating places, so thanks again for recommending this fairly new restaurant in an unusual place. Just don't go with high expectations.

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    My personal take....Chinese want to win....don't want to lose face....buy many properties, buy excessive stocks, are all different types of gamble....and it provides alot of excitement. and promise instant rich..bet in casino is considered a cheaper way of gambling Wich appeals to the masses, because u don't need to lose ur pants....and don't need deep pockets...

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    Quote Originally Posted by moneytalk
    Same here. I was brought up watching grandparents and relatives playing mahjong day in and out, and fortunately, I wasn't hooked on it. In fact, I dislike all forms of gambling, don't buy 4 D, toto and I can even get bored playing the jackpot machine. I don't consider shares gambling as I paid for all the shares I bought. no contra play.

    Oh butter, wanna ask you. How many of you share the T-bone steak at La Barca? Last night both of us ordered one T-bone steak and one dessert for sharing. Couldn't even finish half of the T-bone and had to doggy bag the other portion. Tuscan style T-bone is too juicy and rare on the inside and I regretted not taking up chef's offer of a hot plate, after he carves the meat into pieces.

    On the whole ambience is cosy, very relaxing, comfortable and service is attentive, polite and fast. My 1 kg T-bone steak after discount is $85 (only on Thurs), which is only slightly cheaper than restaurants in town. I am not a meat eater and will order the stew and pizza on my next visit.

    It's always nice to try new eating places, so thanks again for recommending this fairly new restaurant in an unusual place. Just don't go with high expectations.
    My hubby and son love beef, so no problem for them.
    They also love their meat red on the inside.

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    My take? Chinese like to howlian and not lose face.

    So all these traits are displayed at the ganbling table.

    Bet big to howlian, continue while losing not to lose face.
    树大必有枯枝,人多必有白痴。
    树无皮必死无疑,人不要脸天下无敌!

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    Quote Originally Posted by indomie
    Bro radha was a top gun fighter pilot.... I am impressed
    bro i...sway pway kee a thou...polish aeroplane head...
    In the final analysis.....its NOT whether you have a diploma,degree,masters OR PHD....its whether you have a HDB/PC/EC or LANDED...

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    Quote Originally Posted by buttercarp
    My hubby and son love beef, so no problem for them.
    They also love their meat red on the inside.
    sis dont mean to be a party pooper...but too much red meat is bad......i also love beef too bad my mum hindu...cannot eat beef at home
    In the final analysis.....its NOT whether you have a diploma,degree,masters OR PHD....its whether you have a HDB/PC/EC or LANDED...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ikan bilis
    why you GAMBLE with your life inside that fighter jet ??...
    bro i pilot i wont come forum tcss la...i only technician...
    In the final analysis.....its NOT whether you have a diploma,degree,masters OR PHD....its whether you have a HDB/PC/EC or LANDED...

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    Quote Originally Posted by radha08
    sis dont mean to be a party pooper...but too much red meat is bad......i also love beef too bad my mum hindu...cannot eat beef at home
    Yup I know, so can only eat on special occasions.
    I like but can't stomach too much or I will get sick.
    Once I had aged dry type of wagyu beef steak.
    The smell was so cheesy (cos aged and fermented) that it was nauseating.

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    While others may gamble as another form of entertainment, Chinese gamble to challenge destiny!

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    Quote Originally Posted by buttercarp
    Yup I know, so can only eat on special occasions.
    I like but can't stomach too much or I will get sick.
    Once I had aged dry type of wagyu beef steak.
    The smell was so cheesy (cos aged and fermented) that it was nauseating.
    honestly for me i enjoy fresh steamed fish the BEST...the fresher the better those type when you order at coffeeshop comes to you on the burner with fire...called hong kong style steam fish...yummy...
    In the final analysis.....its NOT whether you have a diploma,degree,masters OR PHD....its whether you have a HDB/PC/EC or LANDED...

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    小赌怡情大赌伤身

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    Quote Originally Posted by valkri
    While others memay gamble as another form of entertainment, Chinese gamble to challenge destiny!
    I visited Santander, a coastal Spanish place years back.
    Was there a few days and was so sure I was the only Chinese there...
    not until one night I was brought by a Spanish friend to the local casino.
    There were like only 20 tables and believe u me - half the casino was filled with black haired yellow-skinned Chinese!

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    Quote Originally Posted by radha08
    honestly for me i enjoy fresh steamed fish the BEST...the fresher the better those type when you order at coffeeshop comes to you on the burner with fire...called hong kong style steam fish...yummy...
    Try the fish-head steam boat....yummy too

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