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On ‎2‎/‎5‎/‎2019 at 11:51 AM, Guest jigsaw_puzzled_singh said:

1)  a homeless Gujarati

2) an Asian driving a Skoda

3) a desi home that has dug up the concrete outside and planted some grass

4) a rich Sikh with a social conscience

5) any Sikh in the west going on and on about 1984 widows and orphans and actually putting his money where his mouth is and marrying one of the poor orphans

6) any desi / sikh photograph about something an organisation is doing that doesn't have 100 people standing behind the main person in the photograph

7) an Indian / Punjabi news segment that is not accompanied by dramatic music

8.  anyone with anything interesting to say on sikhsangat.com

9) pavements covered in dog poo. When i was a kid the pavements were full of it and new shoes were guaranteed to be ruined on the first day due to dog sh$t everywhere and most of it was white !!

10) drunk scotsmen / irishmen - the streets used to be full of them. Where'd they all go ?

11) an unattractive Polish girl

12) an attractive Polish man

13) a midlands middle aged uncle not wearing a suit blazer

14) a women from India with feet that are not deformed

15) an apni school headmaster who is not a lesbian...or at least looks like a lesbian

16) brown / black people mountaineering, river rafting, camping.

17) scottish pound notes -  to be cheap at weddings without being seen to be cheap

16)

 

number 6 got me in stitched tho

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On 2/18/2019 at 9:58 AM, mahandulai said:

16)

 

number 6 got me in stitched tho

OK then, correction to number 16: Things you HARDLY ever see: Brown / Black people going mountaineering (there's always one isn't there ? 🙄 

 What you wanna go up a mountain for anyway mahandulai ? Mountains are no place for brown folk. Don't forget....muhammed didn't go to the mountain....the mountain came to muhammed 😉

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On 2/5/2019 at 11:51 AM, Guest jigsaw_puzzled_singh said:

2) an Asian driving a Skoda

know both a singh and mona from work who both drive one...

On 2/17/2019 at 11:02 PM, californiasardar1 said:

Here are some things I never see:

1. Canadian Sikhs who don't "act like they're black"

here in the uk if they aint acting black then theyre busy pretending to act white, middle-class....

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2 hours ago, MisterrSingh said:

Skodas have undergone a bit of an image change in recent years. They're arguably comparable to a SEAT in terms of build quality and performance. The days of them being the butt of a joke are long gone. They look quite nice too. No, I don't own one!

i think you guys have missed my point completely. Sodas are excellent cars....far better than Vauxhall, Ford or any of the crappy French makes and yet if you see a Skoda in your rear view mirror you can be,unlike the other makes, that the driver will be a middle aged white man. It just so happens that nobody is a better judge of what actually is or isn't a good car than a middle aged white man.

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3 hours ago, MisterrSingh said:

Skodas have undergone a bit of an image change in recent years. They're arguably comparable to a SEAT in terms of build quality and performance. The days of them being the butt of a joke are long gone. They look quite nice too. No, I don't own one!

its actually quite pleasing to see the rare few among us care less about 'image/status' and just have something they like and works for em i.e. build quality/performance/reliability cuz thats all we need from a car - something to get us from one place to another..no frills or flashiness..just something basic and simple that does the job and does it well...

tho it aint gonna stop the need for our lot to keep indulging in an audi/bmw/mercedes benz and pay for the 'badge' more than the car...

my intention isnt to offend anyone here whos like this but its true and its gotta be said to those who still cant see the bigger picture in life....

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11 minutes ago, GuestSingh said:

its actually quite pleasing to see the rare few among us care less about 'image/status' and just have something they like and works for em i.e. build quality/performance/reliability cuz thats all we need from a car - something to get us from one place to another..no frills or flashiness..just something basic and simple that does the job and does it well...

tho it aint gonna stop the need for our lot to keep indulging in an audi/bmw/mercedes benz and pay for the 'badge' more than the car...

my intention isnt to offend anyone here whos like this but its true and its gotta be said to those who still cant see the bigger picture in life....

My 2005 VW Golf agrees!

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6 minutes ago, GuestSingh said:

a couple of singhs at work like their golfs too...thats gotta be the 'next step down' but its an acceptable one brother.

I never had air conditioning until I bought the Golf last year! Prior to that I was riding in in a Ford Ka for 13 years! Loved it. I didn't care when I stepped out of it and got weird looks, lol. 

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4 minutes ago, MisterrSingh said:

I never had air conditioning until I bought the Golf last year! Prior to that I was riding in in a Ford Ka for 13 years! Loved it. I didn't care when I stepped out of it and got weird looks, lol. 

wouldnt mind a 3-wheeler myself if it proved the cheapest of any other option in the long-term...but that would probably be too much to take for some...pale-green and squeaky round the corners? what would the purane say?

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38 minutes ago, GuestSingh said:

wouldnt mind a 3-wheeler myself if it proved the cheapest of any other option in the long-term...but that would probably be too much to take for some...pale-green and squeaky round the corners? what would the purane say?

The funny thing is, it's not even (generally) people our age that are overly judgemental when it comes to equating someone's qualities as a person based on the car they drive; it's the sianneh our parents' age and older who notice these things. That's an eye-opener. When you give the old bibyah a lift after a Sunday diwaan at the Gurdwara, they start mentioning another of their acquaintances' son or daughter who gave them a lift in a bigger and more expensive car a few weeks earlier, lmao. There's just no shame at all. Chalo, I'm content with what God has given me. But I'm not going to spend a lifetime accumulating worldly goods to please the community and rise in their estimations. I work hard for what I own, and I keep things clean, presentable, and well maintained, but I'm not chasing trinkets my whole life.

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50 minutes ago, MisterrSingh said:

The funny thing is, it's not even (generally) people our age that are overly judgemental when it comes to equating someone's qualities as a person based on the car they drive; it's the sianneh our parents' age and older who notice these things. That's an eye-opener. When you give the old bibyah a lift after a Sunday diwaan at the Gurdwara, they start mentioning another of their acquaintances' son or daughter who gave them a lift in a bigger and more expensive car a few weeks earlier, lmao. There's just no shame at all. Chalo, I'm content with what God has given me. But I'm not going to spend a lifetime accumulating worldly goods to please the community and rise in their estimations. I work hard for what I own, and I keep things clean, presentable, and well maintained, but I'm not chasing trinkets my whole life.

exactly.

'status' seems to be only be measured by physical, material wealth - any kind of 'laha' is seen as unimportant or even trivial...unfortunately this is what maybe what seems to happen when u have little to no sikhi in life and nothing else to excite or look forward to either.

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On 2/19/2019 at 12:01 PM, Guest jigsaw_puzzled_singh said:

OK then, correction to number 16: Things you HARDLY ever see: Brown / Black people going mountaineering (there's always one isn't there ? 🙄 

 What you wanna go up a mountain for anyway mahandulai ? Mountains are no place for brown folk. Don't forget....muhammed didn't go to the mountain....the mountain came to muhammed 😉

I don't know about that. Snowdonia has gotten popular with our people over the years. If you can call that mountaineers. 

Is Hemkunt Sahib in the mountains?

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14 hours ago, MisterrSingh said:

The funny thing is, it's not even (generally) people our age that are overly judgemental when it comes to equating someone's qualities as a person based on the car they drive; it's the sianneh our parents' age and older who notice these things. That's an eye-opener. When you give the old bibyah a lift after a Sunday diwaan at the Gurdwara, they start mentioning another of their acquaintances' son or daughter who gave them a lift in a bigger and more expensive car a few weeks earlier, lmao. There's just no shame at all. Chalo, I'm content with what God has given me. But I'm not going to spend a lifetime accumulating worldly goods to please the community and rise in their estimations. I work hard for what I own, and I keep things clean, presentable, and well maintained, but I'm not chasing trinkets my whole life.

I had a desi relative that came from Australia and asked me what I thought of "posh", then I realised they meant Porsche. 😂😂

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2 hours ago, Ranjeet01 said:

I don't know about that. Snowdonia has gotten popular with our people over the years. If you can call that mountaineers. 

Is Hemkunt Sahib in the mountains?

Snowdonia's in wales innit ? (i think) So, more to the point, what's a brown fella wanna go to Wales for ?  More to the point, what exactly is the point of Wales anyway ? It's such a pointless little thing one has to ask why is it even 'still a thing' ? Number 26 on the list then of things you never see:

26) Welsh desis (apart from the bhatras in cardiff)

 

Back to mountains though. Recently, on my HTC Vive Virtual Reality headset, I have visited the mountains in Machu Pichu in Peru or wherever it was, Everest in Nepal, the Rockies in Colarado and Ben Nevis. I did all this in the comfort of my t-shirt and shorts and, whilst wearing no shoes, I had a good walk around and took in all the sights. This brown man doesn't need to go up no real mountain. This brown man likes to go to the park with his family together with  2 or 3 other families in a car convoy, sit on the grass and eat his roti, parathe and pakoreh and drink pepsi out of plastic cups right there in the middle of the park. This brown man ain't going up no damn mountain....in real life.

 

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