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    Singapore is ranked 30th happiest country in a UN survey... Malaysia at 56 position

    http://www.livescience.com/39489-the...countries.html

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    Default Re: The Happiest (and Saddest) Countries

    More importantly... are you Happy or Sad... location is pointless...

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    Quote Originally Posted by shierwin View Post
    Singapore is ranked 30th happiest country in a UN survey... Malaysia at 56 position

    http://www.livescience.com/39489-the...countries.html
    Singapore shooters are ranked 7th happiest DSLR owners in the world in ICMA (international camera manufactuers association) survey.

    Not bad at all.

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    Mostly Scandinavian countries at top.

    11. Israel (7.301) is happy? Constantly under threat of annihilation by some of its surrounding Arab neighbours. Hezbollah rockets fired frequently into Israel.

    16. Mexico (7.088) is happy? Do the survey organisers know the crime + murder rate + drug addiction/trafficking problems in Mexico?

    Bhutan's Gross National Happiness is the worst bullshit excuse for not governing properly and taking care of its citizens' material welfare.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post

    Singapore shooters are ranked 7th happiest DSLR owners in the world in ICMA (international camera manufactuers association) survey.

    Not bad at all.
    Any ranking on the camera made?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bukitimah View Post
    Any ranking on the camera made?
    Don't have ranking by brand.

    But it seems the more expensive the cameras the happier the Singaporeans.

    This proves that Money + Possessions = Happiness.

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    No wonder I am not happy. Not just camera but also the lenses. Haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bukitimah View Post
    No wonder I am not happy. Not just camera but also the lenses. Haha
    Then must upgrade to happiness quick quick.

    People say you can't buy happiness.

    But you can with Nikon and Conon etc.

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    I was looking at d700 then d800 came along. I realize they have a d4 and was told d4s is round the corner. So confusing one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bukitimah View Post
    I was looking at d700 then d800 came along. I realize they have a d4 and was told d4s is round the corner. So confusing one.
    Happiness requires maintenance. When the next product cycle comes around, it is time to renew thy happiness

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    Quote Originally Posted by giantcanopy View Post
    Happiness requires maintenance. When the next product cycle comes around, it is time to renew thy happiness
    To pomote Nikon owners happiness:






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    Now more confused. I love photo 1 & 2. They selling? Haha

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    From all this, you know that the UN survey list of "happiest countries in the world" is worthless.

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    16. Mexico (7.088) is happy?



    This is the news about Mexico 2 hours ago 14 Sep 2013. Do they look happy?

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-23924377

    Photo credit: BBC



    From a 13 Sep 2013 report. Guess who are the rioters? They are teachers. There must be some genuine grievances.

    http://www.latimes.com/world/worldno...,7353840.story

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    Photo credit: Los Angeles Times
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    Striking teachers intending to block a main avenue try to push past a wall of riot police this week in Mexico City. (Christian Palma / Associated Press / September 4, 2013)
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    Quote Originally Posted by ricohflex View Post
    Mostly Scandinavian countries at top.

    11. Israel (7.301) is happy? Constantly under threat of annihilation by some of its surrounding Arab neighbours. Hezbollah rockets fired frequently into Israel.

    16. Mexico (7.088) is happy? Do the survey organisers know the crime + murder rate + drug addiction/trafficking problems in Mexico?

    Bhutan's Gross National Happiness is the worst bullshit excuse for not governing properly and taking care of its citizens' material welfare.
    In Israel, if the rockets didn't land on their head, they should be happy

    In Mexico, they can get high easily with widely available drug Why shouldn't they be happy ?
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    Most times, you have to make your own decision to be happy or not. Of course the environment plays a part. In general, Singapore is a great city with no major natural disasters. If you are not too picky, I don't see why you should not be happy.

    Always look at those that are worse off than you and you will realize how lucky you are. At least we have our camera and Internet. Haha

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