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14.06.2013 | 電話噪音

[Volume 8 Issue 6, #1737]
喺馬來西亞, 本人覺得應該係得戲院同某些表演場合, 先有「電話靜音」呢個不成文規定.. 上個月去東京, 先知道日本人連搭地鐵都要靜音, 甚至息咗部手機.. 我覺得咁樣好喎, 始終地鐵內都算係封閉場所, 電話噪音的確會干擾其他乘客囉.. 我個人就尚可接受電話鈴聲, 不過講到話由手機內歌曲或影視或游戲所發出嘅聲音(有啲仲要開盡音量!!), 我係接受唔到囉.. 雖然唔係經常遇到, 不過都經歷過數次類似嘅情況, 乜啲人可以咁自私㗎咩?? 仲有呀, 最近手機chat apps大行其道, 有新訊息入嚟部手機就不停咁喺度叮叮叮, 唔覺得煩㗎咩?? 不過講到最想星佢一巴嘅, 就係啲人連打字都要有聲!! 一趟車程係咁不停發短訊, 就一路不停咁嘀嘀嘀, 你老味吖 @#$%^& 唔可以mute咗啲apps, buttons同keyboard㗎咩??
in malaysia, i guess only in cinemas and some performing halls that we find unwritten rules of the need to mute our phones.. during my trip to tokyo last month, i found out that the japanese mute their phones or even switch off their phones in the train.. i think this is good, afterall the train is also considered an enclosed space, noises from phones would likely disturb other passengers.. i personally am still fine with ringtones, but when it comes to noises from songs or videos or games in the phones (some even switch to maximum volume!!), i am not tolerable.. though not often but i've experienced such situations a few times, can't those people be more considerate?? what's more, due to the commons of chat apps on phones, there are people whose phones keep on beeping when new messages arrived, don't they find it irritating?? and what makes me wanna slap that person is that, even typing on the keyboard creates noise!! the whole journey keep on typing message and the phone keeps on tinkling, WTF @#$%^&~ can't they just mute the apps, buttons and keyboard??
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    1. Here they will ask people to put to silent mode...

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    2. But there tend to be people who can't be bother...

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    3. I wonder why there are people like that. What is the cause of this kind of attitude? Poor upbringing...parental neglect...low self-esteem? It really puts me off that there are not just a few...but many who are like that.

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    4. I think it tend to be how they are brought up. If most people around them talk in loud voices, have no problem being annoying and all that, they'd see nothing wrong about causing so much noise (loud ringtones etc).

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  2. phone also ring halfway during the movie...

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    1. I came across a gentleman during movie sitting infront of me, his phone rang, he pick up and told the other party, he's halfway on the road...

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    2. Normally, most of the time, my phone is on silent mode...

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    3. Have a great weekend ahead...

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  3. Zhou San everybody! T.G.I.F

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  4. It all boils down to common sense and attitude....or just sheer stupidity. Some handphones would just go off in church in the middle of a service...and it is usually a lady's...and she would take so long to take out the phone...and so long to figure out how to shut it up!!! So annoying!!! (Disclaimer: I'm not saying all ladies are like that though...!!!)

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    1. Phone must always put at a place easy for us to reach out. Forgive the lady, she trying her best to find her phone inside her bag... dig and dig.

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  5. This is all manners and respect.

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    1. Cinema - Always happen one. Let say, you really need to answer the phone, please dismiss yourself. The sound system is so loud, I don't think you hear it too.

      Public trasnports - Bus, train, MRT and etc. Certain pople raise the voice "HALO HALO I CAN'T HEAR YOU, CAN YOU SPEAK LOUDER"... Common sense ler, these public transports are always so noisy though.

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    2. During meetings and conferences too. Really hard for them to keep the phone "silent" eh?

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    3. Now I realised that mobile phones came into the market just over a decade ago. So nobody's parents and ancestors taught them the right manners and etiquette to use them. All new generations just go haywire lah.

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  6. When we bought our phone, of course it comes with ear phone right? Make use of it and don't distract people. We must always care about other people feelings, specially the older ones.

    What if put on the ear phone, and you can't really hear they announce, arghhh.... you miss the next stop! How?

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  7. I think Singaporeans get used to it. Whenever you're in their MRT...almost everyone is beeping here and there. Too much, I find it irritating and annoying.

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    1. Not to say kenot, just don't overdo. Some people working night shift need to take some rest in the MRT too - on their way home.

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    2. Anzerin, you seems free-er than Yan and Yvonne, hehe.. Can blog so frequently and leave comments..
      Guess it's time for a good rest huh?

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    3. Hayley, I manage my time to blog at night. leaves comments during the days... hehehe.

      Where got time to think and blog during working hrs. Most of the time I do it at night.

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    4. In buses also, come across people who speaks so loudly over the phone....

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    5. lol Hayley, Anzerin is now spamming really hard every where. I can see her call sign in all blogs that I visited. Myself and Ah Hua, peeing in the toilet also like fire fighter rushing to put off the fire.

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    6. Angeline citing example in Singapore.

      How about KL example? Go local. ^^

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    7. I agree with Angeline about the MRT's phone users. They seem to be buried into their phones talking, browsing or playing games. So long as they don't shout over the phones, I am okay.

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    8. Kl ppl intend to chit chat more, some do nothing and some sleeping. Hehehe....only youngsters will do that with their phones

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  8. Good morning SK!

    Friday liao, any plans for the weekend?

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    1. Hmm, I agree. Some people are very inconsiderate, especially those elderly! Like in my yoga class for example, they know it's supposed to be a calming/silent yoga session, so please mute the phone la!
      But they din't, then when the phone rings, they ignore it, let it ring and ring cause they wanna continue to do the yoga, so what's the point you bring your phone out? Keep at home la!

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    2. Don't you feel paiseh when all of a sudden your phone rings under a quiet yoga session? Some more act like nothing let it rings.... Really distract people's attention la!
      (Sorry a bit ranting here, since you post something which I feel annoyed about long time ago, hehe)

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    3. Anyway, there's nothing much we can do about it la. Everyone has got their own rights, right?
      As for those annoying ringtones, haha I agree. Some even will give you a shock! Too exaggerate already la!

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    4. Re the typing tones, haha! But I do find it annoying also, don't understand why people wanna switch on the tone, some even switch to maximum volume!
      Hmm may be they wanna let others know they are typing, or how fast they can type? :p
      Or purely they found it funny!

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  9. "Hello! Hello! Hello! Hello? Harlow?? Today is Friday lah. Can you hear me?? Wooiiiii!!!"

    This is very common inside the LRT trains in KL. Who cares? Our trains are so shaky and noisy that you cannot hear what the passengers talked so clearly.

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    1. The man made massage chair...LRT.

      Aiyo noisy trains but the add with those games sound can be very irritating leh

      You tall tak apa..Me ketot ah ..have to listen to those sound and the like sardin...have to smell people's stinky ketiak...yuck...super irritated if add with those games sound...then search for the origin place of the sound...see the fella sitting at the place located for those elderly and those pregnant peopl..lagi angry

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    2. Hey meow...You think tall good meh? I always smell the heads of the Indon and banglas and Kaldips inside the packed trains. They hardly or never washed their greasy hair for weeks dei. Some might have kutu and I inhaled the kutu pula!

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    3. wakakakaka....never thought of that part pulak...

      eh you said bangla ah...i baru teringat what i wanna say liao...just now half way typing forgotten about that.

      The bangla at my place here damn soey one la. Duno they pekak or what. The put all those bangla songs in their handphone and when they walk to work or inside the lift they will play the song max volume...GRRR!!!

      In the beginning i didnt know and i thought why these fellas bring radio everywhere they go. Never hear of earphone ka?

      Thsen after observed some time, baru noticed it's their handset. Fulamak...very geram leh especially if happens in the lift. Wanna scold them but damn too chicken pulak LOL

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    4. Today I needed to take the komuter.

      Damn long wait for the komuter to arrive.

      But joy oh joy.

      The ladies coach was almost silent.

      A young lady sitting in front of me (I was standing) gave her seat to an elderly lady.

      There is still hope for us.

      While we complain about others (I do that too)... we also should look into ourselves and remind ourselves not to behave in such a way that might be an inconvenience to others. Plus we must teach the next generation with better manners and learn to respect others. Whatever their creed or statues.

      *this serves as a reminder to myself too*

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    5. I know that Mak Rempit will always give her seats to the elderly. Someday Anay will tua and reput first among the HHBC, so I believe Mak Rempit will give her seat to me and SK Thambee will dukung me across the road while Kuku Bird will laugh at my disabilities. Sobs!

      I want to look for a simple mobile phone for my old father as his bad memory is making his existing mobile phone looks difficult. I wonder if they have phones with big digits and few keys?

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  10. In Osaka, I recalled seeing 1-2 men talking on their mobiles in the subway trains in a very low and soft tone, probably a quick important conversations. On second thoughts, they might not be Japanese, right?

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    1. Japan so good ah? I never been to Japan. ice la if like that. No need to heard some ah pek or ah chim shout in thrain "arlo arlo...I am in LRT ah...on the way ..wei wei ...can hear or not??"

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    2. I like the trains inside Japan, the passengers were well dressed and polite people. Most of them were reading or sleeping - Noise Free! Some of them could sleep while standing and dozed off!!

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    3. wahh....they are so civilised. Not like here lor.

      Here with all the noise polutuion from people and then phones and gadget where can sleep la

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    4. Anay, that man said Mushi Mushi ah? Not only Japanese speaks Japanese only, many people speak Mushi Mushi . Now every day, Ah Hua and Yannie need to bow and say Ohayo Gozaimasu to our Japanese trainers, evening before leaving office, we also need to bow and say arigato gozaimasu.

      But then why? All SK's post, you guys can relate to Japan eh?

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    5. Moshi and mushi gives different meaning. LOL

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    6. Aiyo! This Y&Y should wear kimono and become geisha gals too! They can serve cup cakes and ice kachang instead! Muahahahahaha







      There goes my N-score!!!!

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    7. Eh, what's the different between Moshi and Mushi, Lina? Instead of saying Hello, Ah Hua now greets in Japanese, Moshi Moshi! Last time when our counterpart was China people, we will say, "Weii..." instead of Hallow, when we pickup the call.

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    8. I'm not the Japanese here.

      Ask Angeline la!

      LOL

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    9. Anyway Ah Hua, Moshi Moshi is used a hello for on-the-phone greeting but is rarely used off-the-phone.

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    10. Wakakakakakaka!!! Mana tu Angeline Yamamoto??
      I think the foreigners have special greetings just for telephones. Koreans would say - Yobo Seiyo!

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    11. Aiks! since when I become Angeline Yamamoto!

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    12. Mushi mushi? I tak tau. But is Moshi Moshi...Kak Line explained ady.

      I often heard Japanese said "Mosh Mosh" through the phone too. Same or not Lina?

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  11. Good morning :)

    TGIF...yippeeee.....last day of class and a weekeand ahead.

    Feelig lazy today. Just going to cook one pot cooks all...Yam Rice.

    Then I can relax and play with my phone with maximum volume on ...muahahaha...nah joking la..

    Ya lor kinda irritating when some would put max volume when they play games. Not only phone la...those iPad and tablet too.

    The whole world will know what they are playing and what they are watching leh.

    Not sure about in the train but what i usually sees in restaurants are usually kids does that. Play with the gadgets with max volume. J does that too . Each time have to remind him to lower the volume . Not good for his ears and people around.

    I find those 20s and above are more considerate la. They would put on earphone then play the games. The down side is that they might just oppsss...over shoot their stop if they are in the train

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  12. In Shanghai, the scenes of the passengers yakking and screaming over their mobiles gave me a big shock!!! Some women would shout loudly until the whole coach could hear every single word. However, the men don't shout much but they still talk loudly. I guess that's acceptable in China.

    One woman was scolding her husband fiercely over her mobile on some in-laws issue.
    Another woman was begging her husband not to neglect her needs! She is wife No.2 of that man.

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    1. Talking about bad manners, I saw weird men inside the luxurious spa in Shanghai. Many men were soaking inside hot jacuzzi pools talking over their mobiles and smoking away!!!! Hear me - SMOKING!!!

      They could not just relax in peace for half hour inside the spa! That boils down to their mentality. Adoi!

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    2. Pengsan...... so geng ah the people in Shanghai. It's a wonder than nobody become deaf with all the shouting.

      Smoking...? so teruk leh..How i wish their phone fall into the water then habis rosak...but then imitation phone there so many leh...can buy at low price. One rosak can get new phone

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    3. Most of the men carried small plastic to keep their mobiles and cigarettes. They all would be so happy to meet up and share cigarettes while stark naked. Funny beings!

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    4. moe kau chor....they are really nuts ler. addicted to phone and ciggy till that level ah....?

      Go jacuzzi is to relax mah....what the heck ....suddenly got phone ringing really spoilt mood ler.

      Or maybe there they like to show off? Purposely use hand phone show that they are some big taukeh?

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    5. I find some Chinese are rather inconsiderate and rude. Or maybe they wanna show off that they own the latest gadgets in the market. China people are worse!

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    6. In China the folks see nothing wrong with shouting over the mobile phones, spitting on the streets, digging their nose and poo in the open! They think something is wrong with us.

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  13. Most of the time at home and out side my phone is one mute. It will vibrate when have calls or message.

    Those old phone at least i can set only incoming call have sound and the rest just mute. But this smartphone too smart for me la. I don't know how to set it like that.

    Those chat whatapps, chaton, vier and incoming mail msg beeping tone very irritating. sometimes middle of the night also will beep. In the end i just mute everything la.

    Nasib la...when I wake up or when i free i will check message lor. If urgent i will return call or msg lor.

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    1. I also mute my phones. I carry 3 numbers all the time and cannot live without my phone due to urgent matters. I am not fond of talking long chats on the phone like 2-3 hours. That was a thing of my past and I could even talk on the house phone for 4-5 hours with my male friend during Form 5!!! We gossiped like small girls.

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    2. LOL....what la...i thought talking 4-5 hours on the phone with Letchumi....


      now for those working ones really have to carry at least two phones...one company phone and one for personal matter phone.


      Seems like recent years work enviroment is getting more and more competitive. Boss and client would expect to to be 24 hours on call though it's after working hours. Really stressful la.



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    3. Small Kucing, I reckon that, working environment now getting more competitive. So my phone always on for 24hrs. Even I'm on leave phone also didn't switch off. Afraid they need to call me to confirm some datas and information.

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    4. Adoi, annay has so much things to gossip like sei pat poh. Why all Tans are kay poh? I liked hanging over the phone, for hours with besties gossiped about boys when I was in Form 5. Then we continued our gossips in school.

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    5. In office, I mute my phone. It only vibrates with incoming calls or messages. I mute my whatsapp too. Too many ding ding sound can easily distract me. Heheh...

      At home, if I remember, my phone will be turned from mute to ringtone. Otherwise my phone will remains mute until the next day.

      Back home, I hardly accept calls from office, too. After office hour is my personal time. I won't entertain anything from them. Unless handsome Japanese call... Ah Hua might consider, muehehehe!

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    6. I often also mute my phones in office and let them vibrate on my table. I have this habit to return calls at the appropriate time as I seldom answer them. My reason is that I had to do homework and get my answers ready.

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  14. They are not being mindful enough, not conscientious and plainly having a could not be bothered attitude.

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  15. Haha so funny la your post! I can tell you are very frustrated! Since you can't do anything about the others playing music/sound, I would just plug in earphones and listen to my own music :)

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  16. My only grouse with the handphone is that people tend to talk TOO LOUD thinking that the other party couldn't hear them. My thinking is, Hello, the phone is just beside the ear lah!! *Sigh*

    haha... good topic for a general rant.

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  17. 我噚日遇到個仲勁,喺地鐵入面facetime,直頭當咗成個車廂好似自己屋企一樣。

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  18. I guess most Malaysian a bit pekak. LOL

    Seriously, yeah... I wonder why it's so hard to respect others and not cause so much noise pollution.

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    1. Ya lo! No need to on the ringtone until so loud. So ah beng la! Just soft music is good enough la!

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    2. Loud ringtone and then, when their phone rings... they like let the whole song blasted through the phone before picking it up. GILA

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    3. Er, yannie, the Japanese guy in our office also talks loudly over the phone. Maybe he has adapts to our Malaysian culture?

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    4. I think Chinese ranks first to shout over the phone in China & Malaysia and Indian comes second. I just wonder whether it has got to do with culture, mentality or food consumption? Anyone knows?

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  19. Hello..sorry I'm late. Talking about phone, I always like to mute my handphone or put it on vibrate. I dislike putting the ringtone on high and so sometimes I missed many calls.

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    1. Sometimes it's irritating to hear people shouting on the phone.

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  20. I didn't take LRT and train so I don't know how it feels like when someone answers his call loudly and rudely. Anyway, our train is quite noisy.

    But I dislike the attendees of a meeting who don't respect other and don't mute their phone. Plus, their volume is so loud. Turn it to mute and when calls come in, just excuse themselves and go out to answer it.

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    1. Oh that adds to the bad attitude of my office colleagues for smoking during meetings and answering mobile phones during meeting sessions. So I also joined in to watsap my HHBC friends lah! LMAO!
      I have to behave like them too.

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  21. In cinema the other day, a lady seated beside me. Towards the end of the movie, she received a call, searched deep in her handbag, found it and merely took a glance at the number and put it back with the phone kept ringing. WTH! Reject the call, at least la!

    Then the phone rang again (me guessing from the same caller), and this time she totally ignored it. Luckily her partner asked her to pick it up outside or mute her phone. She chose to pick up the phone outside. Inconsiderate moron.

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    1. I went to watch Superman last night. One lady in front keep browsing her facebook in the darkness. Her lighted smartphone was so shiny bright and KNN. I threw my potato chips on her hair and she jumped. She quickly put her phone down. Why people are addicted to phones?

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  22. well, my phone was on silent as always
    I just don't want hearing noise from it
    haha but unfortunately a lot of calls were
    missed haha

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  23. as for the japanese, i really salute
    their discipline! and as for your trivia,
    never heard of such but that proves that
    they really are well manered

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  24. hmm here, if your phones rings just due to
    a text message their's few possibility that can
    describe the owner , it's either the he/she was old or seldom got sms haha

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  25. hmm it was really irritating to hear
    noises at such places,but i think as
    for us it would take a miracle for that
    to be gone haha

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  26. hmm when it comes to typing sounds
    i was quite fascinated about it haha
    well mine weren't having such sound merely
    because my typing speed were quite slow haha

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  27. have a great day and happy blogging sk
    take the best of care and god bless you

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  28. I can accept those "noise" in train but definitely not in a cinema!

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  29. Gimme five, we have the same thought!!! First in the cinema, people always forgot to shut off or silent their phone, then is okay that you forgot, but they took so long to answer the call (maybe they can't find their phone), worst is I head an uncle was like "hello" loudly in the cinema...=.=!!!

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  30. Second, this one I can't tolerate too, but it's weird that I'm only one can't tolerate this in my families, because my nephews and nieces always like to switch to the maximum volume and we're just right beside watching TV!!! =.=!!! I can't even hear anything from the TV so I always used to read the subtitle!!! =]

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  31. Some people are like that lo, like the message is like earning few thousand can't wait to reply, but never care about the person beside them and keep typing with the sound on!!! =[

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  32. Just put on your earphone next time, so you won't able to hear anything, cause can't change people, so try to find a solution for ourselves lo!!! =]

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