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    What personal event moved you most in 2007?

    Now this is going to be easy for some TDers to answer, because some experienced the joy of parenthood...new born babies provide one of the most wonderful experiences which life can offer.

    Unfortunately, the experience which moved me the most in 2007 started with an SMS from one of my uni students. "Did you know someone in my class died today?"

    Being old enough to be their grandfather, none of my students would be over-surprised if I died, but I don't expect to have any of my students - with the oldest being 22 -dying.

    Bo was a senior student, due to graduate in three months. She was riding pillion on a motorbike in the city when she got hit by a car entering from a side street. The rider was unhurt, but she was thrown off and cracked her skull and died some hours later in hospital.

    Bo had a catholic upbringing and in a pleasant merging of Catholic and Buddhist ways, the funeral was conducted at St Louis church over seven consecutive evenings.

    I'm really not good at funerals but I had taught this girl in a number of different subjects through her 2nd, 3rd & 4th years at uni and therefore wanted to be there for her mum and dad, especially as she was an only child.

    RIP Pattiporn

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    Having a nice Thai gentleman drive his motor-cycle into the side of my Izuzu D-Max, whilst I was stationery at a set of lights. The nice chap leapt to his feet before I could alight the cab & ran off hot-foot leaving me with a smashed up drivers door, wing mirror, running board & front wing.

    The gentlemen was never seen again & his vehicle was found to have been nicked. TIT.

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    I will tell you on Jan 1 as Dec 31 holds the potential for some very moving events.

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    Quote Originally Posted by klongmaster
    Now this is going to be easy for some TDers to answer, because some experienced the joy of parenthood
    Yep, easily the birth of my sons. Nothing in my life to even compare.

    Although that 'joy' is somewhat tempered by 4am feedings and nappy changes

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson
    Yep, easily the birth of my sons. Nothing in my life to even compare.
    Buy the little tykes Sinead O'Connor's Nothing Compares To You. Guaranteed to keep them asleep all night and let them know how you feel about them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton
    Guaranteed to keep them asleep all night
    Oh what I wouldn't give for that!

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    For sure, the birth of my second daughter was a real blessing, as was the sale of my business and the subsequent moving of countries.

    2007 is a year I will look back on with great memories of hard work, massive fluctuations of emotions and changing the future of our lives for ever.
    News is what someone, somewhere is trying to suppress - everything else is just advertising.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by klongmaster
    Now this is going to be easy for some TDers to answer, because some experienced the joy of parenthood
    Yep, easily the birth of my sons. Nothing in my life to even compare.

    Although that 'joy' is somewhat tempered by 4am feedings and nappy changes
    Yep as above, but one son.

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    My wedding.

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    When I lost my beloved Ma Thai 'Lucky'......Got her back though

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    Witnessing the rise, fall and return of Stroller.
    Or maybe finishing building my house.

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    When I put my buell engine back together and started it for the first time

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    It's been a roller-coaster of a year. The highs were realising how many friends I have and seeing my Mum twice. There have been too many lows to mention.

    The highs are far more worth remembering.

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    Difficult one this.........I think when the future Mrs. Loomy's mother said something like, "You have been so helpful and so supportive to us, it was like having another good son in my house". I was still on a high when I got off the plane.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Loombucket
    I think when the future Mrs. Loomy's mother said something like, "You have been so helpful and so supportive to us, it was like having another good son in my house". I was still on a high when I got off the plane.
    Yep, those are the best aren't they?

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    I grew up a little this year. Painful and expensive but worth it.

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    Reaching forty freaked me out a bit.

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    Being kicked out of the house by my wife, and then being asked back again a few months later after she had liberated all of our joint account funds into her own bank account. I didnt really have much choice

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    a childhood friend's death in a car accident in Zambia... I know, I should remember her life rather than her death, but it's a tad difficult

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fabian
    My wedding.
    I thought you were divorced this year.


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    Leaving Thailand and making that first step to actually doing something worthwhile with my time. didn't get me very far but has given me some breathing room for a bit.
    Oh maybe getting married. I can't remember the day though.

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    The only thing memorable about 07 was that it put behind me the worst year of my life which was 06.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slimboyfat
    Being kicked out of the house by my wife, and then being asked back again a few months later after she had liberated all of our joint account funds into her own bank account. I didnt really have much choice
    You didnt did you ?

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    Being given a second bite at the apple.

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    ^ what the fuck does that mean/

    Were you going to die or is this in reference to getting much on a pick 'n mix of pussy again?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrsquirrel
    what the fuck does that mean
    If I didn't want it to be cryptic, I wouldn't have posted a cryptic reply, would I?

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