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    I'm flooded in... and the water is still rising!

    The rains started yesterday, basically have not let up, last night the power went off and I woke up in a hot sweat, reset the power and realised that the road outside had disappeared. The neighbours house boys accoss the road were busy trying to move their 3rd up higher up their small drive, serves them right for having too many cars really!

    Cant go to work, so stuck at home for a day, the only shame of it is the girlfriend stayed at her place last night not mine so I'm stuck at home with only internet, TV, xbox to keep me amused!



    this is from my study upstairs looking outside the window.



    I'm fortunate that my house is raised about 3-4 feet higher than the road! You can see the angle of the drive of my neighbours 2nd car! hehe



    Thats looking down the road, the grass on the left side is my garden, which is on a 3 foot retaining wall above the footpath which is above the road.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingwillyhggtb
    so I'm stuck at home with only internet, TV, xbox to keep me amused!
    Not for long by the looks of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiangMai noon View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by kingwillyhggtb
    so I'm stuck at home with only internet, TV, xbox to keep me amused!
    Not for long by the looks of it.
    I really dont understand wot u mean, but i've made a new years resolution to ignore your crappy comments and put downs, oh yes and to red u as much as i can on dat other channel!

    Actually i was planning to go the pub this arvo to watch the cricket.....

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    i mean that I am surprised that you have any electricity or phone lines that allow you the simple pleasures.
    Thtyim was flooded in Phrae and was offline for about 3 months.

    That's a baby flood that is.

    Not that I care, but where have you been anyway.


    Quote Originally Posted by kingwillyhggtb
    red u as much as i can on dat other channe
    I've quit that place for being crap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiangMai noon View Post
    i mean that I am surprised that you have any electricity or phone lines that allow you the simple pleasures.
    Thtyim was flooded in Phrae and was offline for about 3 months.

    That's a baby flood that is.

    Not that I care, but where have you been anyway.

    Quote Originally Posted by kingwillyhggtb
    red u as much as i can on dat other channe
    I've quit that place for being crap.
    Oh IC - I do suspect it will kill the elec soonish. offline for 3 MONTHS !!! that'd kill me! And i dont just mean no teakdoor!

    Baby flood is just starting, since i took those piccies and hour ago the water has risen a couple more inches, its lapping at the back wheels of my car in the drive.

    The word is tho, that Jakarta floods normally peak a day or two AFTER the rain as the water travels down from the hills around Bogor!

    So it could be getting a lot wetter for me!

    Not really been anyway, just havin a bit of a break!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiangMai noon View Post
    I've quit that place for being crap.
    I have to say old fellow, you were crap.

    KW - enjoy the rains

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    cheers william! I'll be back in town middle of next month we'll have a beer or 3.



    they are trying to jack the car up i think!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingwillyhggtb View Post

    cheers william! I'll be back in town middle of next month we'll have a beer or 3.
    Hadn't you heard old boy, everyone has gone 'dry' here in LoS - bloody boring place these days

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    Ooh! goody, a weather thread - I like those. Blowing a gale here in Hua Hin.

    Spot prize time. When and where would you have heard these immortal words: "What's the weather like where you are Judith?"

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    It's really rather clement up here.
    Not a cloud in the sky, nice and warm.
    A gentle prelude to the coming heat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by William View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by kingwillyhggtb View Post

    cheers william! I'll be back in town middle of next month we'll have a beer or 3.
    Hadn't you heard old boy, everyone has gone 'dry' here in LoS - bloody boring place these days
    I thought it was only the welsh git up north that quit the booze, has MtD wilted under female pressure also?

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    You might scoff Willy but you might also consider taking a leaf out of our books.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiangMai noon View Post
    You might scoff Willy but you might also consider taking a leaf out of our books.
    here we go, the preaching of the self righteous!

    besides I havent had anyting to drink for 2 days now!

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    not too sure about MtD - but I did notice a few posters now have these

    8 days..900,000...78kg

    signatures these days.

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    I notice you finally worked out how to do an avatar William.
    I'm slightly dismayed at the message however.
    Alcohol is a killer as well as making you a fat, poor bastard.
    It's really nothing to joke about.

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    welcome back willy - bout bloody time.

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    ^^I had finally found an AV I could relate to, given that every other fucker here has signed the pledge...


    ...BTW - hows the smoking coming along?

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    Quote Originally Posted by William View Post
    ^^I had finally found an AV I could relate to, given that every other fucker here has signed the pledge...


    ...BTW - hows the smoking coming along?
    mate - i still smoke like a chinemy - onto the Kretek ones now, they are great!

    the local news show nearly all of jakarta has shut down....

    Cheers MM, paying attention to the cricket? I got the internet radio on...

    not sure if I should be posting in the world cup thread or the AShes thread!

    but england 43 off of 9 overs

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiangMai noon View Post
    I notice you finally worked out how to do an avatar William.

    Ah ic - i have the view avatars option turned off, perhaps I should turn it back on.....?

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    don't worry mate - it'll all be over by tea-time. Hell, the Poms couldn't even beat the Kiwis

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    Good luck, KW. I remember sitting in my living room 18 months ago watching the water rise inexorably, wondering when the power would go off and whether the water would come inside the house. I was lucky.

    Any snakes, scorpions and centipedes making their way inside your place?

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    The sleep of reason brings forth monsters.

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    no snakes yet, couple of rats tho...

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    ^^excellent av KW...

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingwillyhggtb View Post
    no snakes yet, couple of rats tho...
    Pics? And hang in there!

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    an update:

    Floods paralyse Indonesian capital



    Jakarta - Floods blocked roads and railways in Jakarta and thousands of people abandoned their homes in low-lying areas as torrential downpours virtually paralysed the Indonesian capital Friday.
    Streets normally jammed with traffic were quiet as floods brought public transport to a near-standstill, preventing many people from getting to work or school.
    "I have been waiting for my bus for almost an hour. They are very few and far between and, when it comes, it is packed," said Hana, waiting in Kampung Melayu bus terminal for a bus to her office in central Jakarta.
    President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono was also reportedly working from home.
    Sutiyoso, the governor of Jakarta, put the entire city on emergency alert, with the worst-hit areas in the west on the highest warning level.
    "All places are in the third alert situation except west Jakarta area like Angke where ... it is in the first alert situation as it has been inundated by three-metre (ten-foot) waters," he said, according to the state Antara news agency.
    The floods have forced thousands of people to flee homes in lower-lying areas and districts along river banks, following heavy rains that have lashed the capital since Wednesday.
    Indonesian Red Cross volunteers were cooking and delivering food to people stranded in their flooded homes or sheltering on the side of streets.
    "We opened a public kitchen on Wednesday in East Jakarta for 2,300 people and in South Jakarta for 4,500 people," Indra from the Red Cross crisis centre told AFP.
    Teams in inflatable boats rescued women clutching their babies from flooded houses in the worst-hit districts, television pictures showed.
    In other areas people waded through waist-deep floods trying to get to work while children played in the muddy brown waters, making the most of a day off school.
    Sutiyoso said 80 mobile water pumps had been deployed in an effort to reduce the flood levels in the worst-hit areas.
    The key M. H. Thamrin highway, which runs north to south through the city, was flooded up to half a metre, causing traffic jams.
    The Meteorology and Geophysics office said Jakarta could expect still more rain over the next few days.
    "There is the potential for more heavy rains this month such as what we are experiencing these past few days in Jakarta, Bekasi and Tangerang," meteorologist Puguh told AFP.
    He said the rainy season had arrived late and was expected to end in March.
    "The situation is not as bad as during 2002 because there is only moderate rain in Bogor and Depok," Puguh said.
    Nearby Bogor and Depok are at a higher elevation and rain falling there could exacerbate the floods in Jakarta.
    In 2002, floods killed as many as 40 Jakartans and some 300,000 were forced to seek refuge in mosques, schools and even cemetreies.
    Antara reported the main toll road connecting the capital with Bogor was blocked, with Jakarta-bound traffic forced to turn back 13 kilometres (eight miles) from the capital.
    The main toll road connecting Jakarta and Tangerang was also closed and most train services were cancelled or running infrequently.
    Batavia, the former Dutch colonial port from which modern Jakarta grew, was built on marshland and some areas of the capital remain below sea level.
    Governor Sutiyoso said flood management would be improved if the 24-kilometre eastern canal flood system was completed.

    Agence France Presse
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