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Forum: Travel and Holidays 17-09-2018, 10:16 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 65
Posted By Bruce
Crossing the Border

Spent a few days in Thailand crossing the Thai/Malaysian border at Changlun and hiring a driver (700Baht) to take us to Hat Yai. Made a big mistake here - Click to see the blog entry
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Forum: General Chat 17-09-2018, 06:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 134
Posted By Bruce
None from my school days or teens. I emigrated...

None from my school days or teens. I emigrated and lost touch with my old school friends. I have made some efforts to find them again but without success.

I have been in touch with people I worked...
Forum: General Chat 17-09-2018, 02:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 74
Posted By Bruce
I am glad I am not working in Hong Kong ...

I am glad I am not working in Hong Kong

https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/transport/article/2164461/hong-kong-faces-traffic-chaos-mtr-and-bus-routes-after
Forum: General Chat 17-09-2018, 01:32 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 3,582
Posted By Bruce
Ha ha... Obviously this is not your strong strong...

Ha ha... Obviously this is not your strong strong suit so probably better not to confuse you..

However, while it might be a hard concept for you to grasp you can be a Londoner, English, British...
Forum: General Chat 16-09-2018, 03:15 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 3,582
Posted By Bruce
Britain is still part of Europe - it is nothing...

Britain is still part of Europe - it is nothing to do with politics or currency just geography. Malta is an island so is Sicily are they not part of Europe?

You are just as European as the Swiss,...
Forum: General Chat 16-09-2018, 03:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 612
Posted By Bruce
Such a variety of causes some very first world,...

Such a variety of causes some very first world, but we must also remember that the Philippines was, at the same time, hit by a cat 5 cyclone with 29 deaths. The cyclone is now heading toward Hong...
Forum: General Chat 16-09-2018, 03:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 612
Posted By Bruce
I am surprised at the death toll for a Cat 1...

I am surprised at the death toll for a Cat 1 cyclone - the Australian press is reporting 11 people killed to date. I can only suppose it is because the area has a high(er) population density. Lots of...
Forum: Food & Drink 16-09-2018, 02:40 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 1,345
Posted By Bruce
I like chocolate but dislike anything chocolate...

I like chocolate but dislike anything chocolate flavoured.

Things like chocolate cake, chocolate biscuits, Chocolate Icecream are all an anathema to me. Yet chocolate coated biscuits are fine as...
Forum: General Chat 16-09-2018, 02:25 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 3,582
Posted By Bruce
That's not entirely right, continents are largely...

That's not entirely right, continents are largely defined by the tectonic plate on which they ride surely?

https://msnucleus.org/membership/html/k-6/pt/plate/k/images/plate01_.gif
Forum: General Chat 16-09-2018, 01:59 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 3,582
Posted By Bruce
Joe, me old pal, me old beauty Close but no...

Joe, me old pal, me old beauty

Close but no biscuit.

Australia is part of Oceania. (Australasia, Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia)

Australia is NOT an Island as the country is made up of...
Forum: General Chat 16-09-2018, 01:47 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 3,582
Posted By Bruce
Fine by me. As the great Australian poet and...

Fine by me.

As the great Australian poet and playwright, Bill "Kanga" Shakespeare, once said, "A barbie by any other name would smell as grouse"
Forum: Music 15-09-2018, 10:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 89
Posted By Bruce
Pink

I am not a fan - my daughter is and pointed this out to me.

My first reaction was, "Only Janis Joplin can sing this song"

But actually this is not bad at all. Have a listen.

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Forum: General Chat 15-09-2018, 10:04 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 3,582
Posted By Bruce
It makes me laugh that some of you object to be...

It makes me laugh that some of you object to be called Europeans.

You are, you live in Europe. Get over it.
Forum: General Chat 15-09-2018, 08:11 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 3,582
Posted By Bruce
Plenty of wogs in Oz 9a9gfYr4yfE

Plenty of wogs in Oz

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Forum: Travel and Holidays 15-09-2018, 06:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 280
Posted By Bruce
I seem to have inherited my old man's cast iron...

I seem to have inherited my old man's cast iron stomach (he spent the entire war in India). I eat from roadside Hawker's stalls and anywhere that takes my fancy (those oysters in the last epistle are...
Forum: Travel and Holidays 15-09-2018, 06:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 280
Posted By Bruce
As it happened I did visit Maccas in Hua Hin...

As it happened I did visit Maccas in Hua Hin because the Thai version used to do a rice porridge which my friend likes. Alas at that Maccas it was not available so we went to another restaurant for...
Forum: Travel and Holidays 06-09-2018, 07:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 280
Posted By Bruce
Talking of fast food... this is a Char Keoy Teow...

Talking of fast food... this is a Char Keoy Teow a popular Penang dish I bought it from a hawker in Lueh it wasn't bad but not the best I have tasted.
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Forum: Travel and Holidays 06-09-2018, 07:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 280
Posted By Bruce
I have no idea except that there are a type of...

I have no idea except that there are a type of dry nut and teeny fish fried to a crisp but exactly what is in the sauce I have no idea. I only eat the stuff I don't cook it ;-)

Oh yes there is...
Forum: Car Forum 06-09-2018, 07:23 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,831
Posted By Bruce
A quick Google search would show you that most...

A quick Google search would show you that most computers cut off fuel to the engine when the car is in overrun (ie driven by the transmission) There is even an overrun cut off valve.

End of...
Forum: Travel and Holidays 06-09-2018, 07:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 280
Posted By Bruce
Fast Food

...went to the market early this morning to buy breakfast.

Nasi Lemak (Malaysia's favourite breakfast)

https://www.over50sforum.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=7164&d=1536214161
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Forum: Technology 05-09-2018, 01:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 277
Posted By Bruce
I buy my computers directly from Lenovo their...

I buy my computers directly from Lenovo their prices are pretty good and they often have specials on particular models. I am sure they would have a UK arm.

My laptop is getting a bit long in the...
Forum: Technology 05-09-2018, 08:42 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,945
Posted By Bruce
Yeah, yeah... If this sort of thing happens to...

Yeah, yeah... If this sort of thing happens to you it is generally your own fault. Usually because of your carelessness, poor passwords and/or poor security.
Forum: Technology 05-09-2018, 08:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 277
Posted By Bruce
I agree with you about the touch screen but it is...

I agree with you about the touch screen but it is easy to turn it off in the settings. I forget where off hand but just google it if you get a bargain with a touch screen. Don't let that put you off.
Forum: Travel and Holidays 05-09-2018, 08:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 119
Posted By Bruce
I forgot to mention - for more pictures visit: ...

I forgot to mention - for more pictures visit:

https://www.bcl.id.au/

Also I forget the type of monkey they are other than they have "long tailed" in the name. They need to swim because there...
Forum: Travel and Holidays 05-09-2018, 08:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 119
Posted By Bruce
The Monkeys... ...

The Monkeys...

https://www.over50sforum.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=7149&d=1536131598

https://www.over50sforum.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=7150&d=1536131605
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