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    Keeping Up Appearances

    Keeping Up appearances?
    One wonders if anyone really cares. Displaying your apparent wealth and success by designer this that and the other,latest smart phone or sporting an overpriced take out coffee cup.
    I suspect that many may assume your designer undies/watch/dress/suit, jewelry, yada yada is probably a copy unless you are moving in circles with mega bucks…even then a cubic zirconium has better color and clarity than anything other than a mega expensive diamond and likely replaces jewelry lodged in a safety deposit. Funny old world….

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    Not me. I drink local Batangas coffee. I wear no watch or jewelry. My phone is a $100, 13-year old Nokia dumb phone. My normal attire is swim trunks and a tank top.

    Not guilty on this one......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton
    My normal attire is swim trunks and a tank top.
    Too much information.

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    Philippine Expat Davis Knowlton's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by charleyboy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton
    My normal attire is swim trunks and a tank top.
    Too much information.
    Don't panic. I'm talking about proper Speedo swim trunks - look like shorts. Not those panty things Eurotrash wear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by charleyboy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton
    My normal attire is swim trunks and a tank top.
    Too much information.
    Don't panic. I'm talking about proper Speedo swim trunks - look like shorts. Not those panty things Eurotrash wear.
    You do mean budgie smugglers, do you? Well guess it pays to advertise, but must have the goods to do so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Munted
    You do mean budgie smugglers,
    Le grande bulge.

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    I spend sod all on clothes for myself designer or otherwise, my car is a twenty year old Volvo estate that's a beast on fuel but as it never breaks down I never think about replacing it, I own no Jewelry but I am guilty of a fondness for half decent phones and computers, my main phone iphone4, and computer are both close to five years old.
    I'm about as flash as a spent candle.

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    Do my M&S undercrackers make me a fashionista?

    My Nokia is something the GF rejected a few years ago. I think it can connect to the interwebs but no idea how or why.



    My Marley nightwear.

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    ^ Them is totally awesome!

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    I think it is important to keep up appearances.

    I like to appear like a bum most times.

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    My only flash is Luigi Batani trousers which I buy four of when I infrequently holiday in Thailand. And I don't compromise on shoes. Otherwise Casio watch, supermarket undies and socks, and most of the time wearing work-supplied uniform.

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    I bought/sent my daughter a fake designer T shirt (I think) once from Thailand. She said some girls at high school made fun of her because they said it was fake.

    I told her wear it again and if they tell you again it is fake tell them "Anyone can go downtown Vancouver and buy a real one but you can't buy one like this!"
    Better to think inside the pub, than outside the box?
    I apologize if any offence was caused. unless it was intended.
    You people, you think I know feck nothing; I tell you: I know feck all
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    Simple is less hassle

    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton View Post
    Not me. I drink local Batangas coffee. I wear no watch or jewelry. My phone is a $100, 13-year old Nokia dumb phone. My normal attire is swim trunks and a tank top.

    Not guilty on this one......
    Me too except I was given a phone smarter than me which I basically use as an alrm/torch and camera, radiois a nice feature when in city

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    Generally it's the poorest who want to show off the most.

    Most of the millionaires around these parts go around looking like tramps.

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    Kinky Reggae

    Quote Originally Posted by chassamui View Post
    Do my M&S undercrackers make me a fashionista?

    My Nokia is something the GF rejected a few years ago. I think it can connect to the interwebs but no idea how or why.



    My Marley nightwear.
    One wau to get into the express lane at Swampy?

    No woe man No cry, please send the revesrse shot for the Exodus after the trenchtown rock

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    Truly aren't keeping up unless one has five or six outstanding loans -

    The image, the lifestyle.


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    Quote Originally Posted by crepitas
    Keeping Up appearances?
    Someone here talked about wearing a gold Rolex...How does that make him/her appear?...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BaitongBoy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by crepitas
    Keeping Up appearances?
    Someone here talked about wearing a gold Rolex...How does that make him/her appear?...



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