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    This Is My Life

    I have just returned from my daily 1hr massage - a ritual. It is time to reflect - sometimes. I was a seeker of $$$, women, & more, more & more of everything. I graduated via part-time study in accounting - a dream. Then an offer came to be an academic which I considered an honor but which I quickly became bored with. At age 30, public practice was achieved - it was a huge challenge to gather a client base but within 5 years (the 80s), I was netting USD150k. The booze finally beat me although I put up a titanic struggle. That was 1984 - a game-changer. The pursuit of the magic million was my ultimate goal By 42, I was burnt out. Disappointed I sold out & considered my unplanned future. I played golf, tennis, lawn bowls and went to the gym 5 days per week. At night, I whored as much as physically possible. I was having a dream run with the women. Combined with gambling, life was a thrill a minute. My addictive nature brought this to an end so I had a good look at religion. Christianity & Hari Khrisna led the way until Buddhism came down the straight & won easily.
    I WAS MISERABLE & DISCONTENT. This was a catalyst to emigrate to Thailand. BKK for a single day followed by CNX. With sport, a new social network and ladies on tap, life was ideal. What an ego trip! I was 55 with my youngest lady being 19. Of course the inevitable happened when I met my future wife. Surprisingly, it was not motivated by sex. Last year we relocated to a rural town of 20k - expats -20?
    An apt way to describe my current situation is in accordance with the lyrics of a John Lennon song - 'I'm just sitting here watching the wheels go round & round.' My teachers are the massage ladies who teach me that peace & simplicity are the keys to life. They earn B3-4k per month their actions speak for themselves. Mahatma Gandhi's statement suggesting that we wear life like a loose cloak is the ingredient to life. No gurus required or health farms.
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    Imagine there's no heaven, it's easy if you try.

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    Missed the ADAM count by 9?


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    Vocal Neal
    Your avatar beats the rest by the length of the straight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi View Post
    Imagine there's no heaven, it's easy if you try.
    Luigi
    Is that an excerpt from a John Lennon song?
    Was he the second Messiah?

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    Quote Originally Posted by adam03 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi View Post
    Imagine there's no heaven, it's easy if you try.
    Luigi
    Is that an excerpt from a John Lennon song?
    Nope. Came up with it myself.

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    Gosh, LuLu, you really are a poet. Have you ever thought of expanding that and making it into a song?

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    Good idea Pats.

    No hell below us, above us only clouds and planes.


    Perfect.

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    no silly hat on my head and no katoey in my ringpiece


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    I thought this was more of a Bon Jovi thread than John Lennon. Heh.

    Cue: the song It's my life & Livin on a prayer....

    Would put up the utube vid of It's my life, if I could. But I can't, since I'm on fone. So just imagine the song...

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    This turning into 'something' but I have no idea what.

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    ^welcome to TD, adam. Your thread is being 'derailed'. Happens all the time. Get used to it & enjoy the ride. Either that, or develop hypertension!

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    Quote Originally Posted by adam03 View Post
    This turning into 'something' but I have no idea what.
    I think I'm turning Japanese. I really think so.

    And welcome to TD, adam03.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna View Post
    I think I'm turning Japanese.
    Did you just take a very cold shower?

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    'Good Vibrations' by the Beach Boys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna View Post
    I think I'm turning Japanese.
    Did you just take a very cold shower?
    Nooooooo.

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    I really think so.





    Can we delete this thread please.

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    Being the new boy on the block, a member suggested to expect a derailing. I have enjoyed every bit of it.

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    stand and deliver.

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    'Imagine'

    Was John Lennon the second Messiah?

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    Quote Originally Posted by adam03 View Post
    Being the new boy on the block, a member suggested to expect a derailing. I have enjoyed every bit of it.
    We're off the rails. Now we are trains ourselves

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    With the lights out, it's less dangerous.

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    Smells like .....

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    My Life Story, you wouldn't Adam and Eve d it.

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