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    Quote Originally Posted by TheMadBaron View Post
    Netflix is part of his normal, though.
    I think that is far too often overlooked . . . just because 'we' didn't have something doesn't mean our children should grow up as we did 20/30/40/50 years ago and forego all the developments of the times

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    I'm very much in favour of obliging kids to make their own entertainment occasionally, though. KW should teach them to play chess.

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    ^^Yeah, as a kid I got bombarded by the litany that "you're lucky that you don't have to wake up at 4 am and have to walk 5 km just to go to school" - as both my parents experienced that, coming from poor, rural farming families. My school was just a short walk from our house that time, and yes, I was indeed lucky that my circumstances were easier than theirs.

    And now, my nephew has an easier life with internet, computers, etc. I remember when my sis & dad (the kids' grandpa) brought her kids to my dad's hometown/ province for a visit. Nephew said he didn't want to go back because it was very provincial. Kids these days!

    Happy New Year to all!
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    Agreed, they already know how and as a matter of fact are playing now.

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    I can see four languages: Malay, Tamil, Chinese and, in the top right corner, some Arabic (or another language that uses the same script).

    Quote Originally Posted by TheRealKW View Post
    Notice three languages on the sign, this doctor has worked in Ukraine, UK, Singapore and Malaysia.


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    Oh you are right, I missed the Arabic there.

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    ^^^

    My daughter's school has chess classes and when I'm home we play quite often. She always seems to want a game just after I've had a Ya Dong and beats me more often than not.

    I've got her into Backgammon now... I seem to do better, maybe because there's more luck involved?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna View Post
    I can see four languages: Malay, Tamil, Chinese and, in the top right corner, some Arabic (or another language that uses the same script).
    Plus the sign on the door that says 'Open'.


    The man has traveled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edmond View Post
    Plus the sign on the door that says 'Open'.
    Yes, well spotted. There's also more English on the window on the right: Blood test, check up, foreign workers examination, pre-employment... and more.

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    #millenniumman


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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna View Post
    I can see four languages: Malay, Tamil, Chinese and, in the top right corner, some Arabic (or another language that uses the same script).
    In Malaysia it's called 'Jawi' and is used to write the various Malay languages. It's based on Arabic but contains six or seven more 'letters/characters.'

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRealKW View Post
    Agreed, they already know how and as a matter of fact are playing now.

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    LOL

    No, they don't; that board is the wrong way round! There should be a white square in the right corner (just look at the box). Consequently, all four royals are incorrectly placed.

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    Yay, a travel thread.... about fuckin board games

    Coulda told you it was freezing up there in December

    Even your phone was telling you to stay home

    That Genting Highlands is just a shopping mall on a mountain, with the main attraction that overpriced indoor amusement park along with several franchised similarly overpriced diners like Harry Ramsden or TGI Fridays, with cable cars, huge queues everywhere and loud Chinese Kunts taking selfies and shitting and spitting everywhere.

    Take them down to the warm of Sunway Lagoon water park, to bathe with the Indians.

    Its like the River fuckin Ganges, with a log flume

    God I miss Malaysia

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    I can recommend Cherating resort

    I was there 30+ years ago.

    Nice, quiet spot back then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    Yay, a travel thread.... about fuckin board games
    Well, his kids are sick, so this is now a chess thread with a few holiday snaps. Anybody playing? e4.

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    Thank Lulu it's not The season to be sybil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    I was there 30+ years ago.

    Nice, quiet spot back then.
    I seem to remember that there was one of those 18 to 30s places there, but I used to go to this quiet resort with wooden beach huts and a simple little beach bar. It was a great place to get away and entertain.

    I was once entertaining a Chinese Malaysian friend when early in the morning there was loud knocking on the door and a couple of religious police types barged in. They checked that my friend wasn't muslim, and then departed. I don't know what would have happened if she'd been Malay?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheMadBaron View Post
    LOL

    No, they don't; that board is the wrong way round! There should be a white square in the right corner (just look at the box). Consequently, all four royals are incorrectly placed.
    whoops, I didn’t spot that. They are both under 10, but then again so was that lass featured in the Queen's Gambit, so best to blame their teacher . Both of them sleeping now. Missus back to Genting Premium Outlets (GPO) for a bit of shopping.

    It’s kind of like an outdoor mall, with a collection of free standing branded shops. I’ve seen similar in the US, but not so much elsewhere.

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    the young fella with his haul from the other day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    Yay, a travel thread.... about fuckin board games

    Coulda told you it was freezing up there in December

    Even your phone was telling you to stay home

    That Genting Highlands is just a shopping mall on a mountain, with the main attraction that overpriced indoor amusement park along with several franchised similarly overpriced diners like Harry Ramsden or TGI Fridays, with cable cars, huge queues everywhere and loud Chinese Kunts taking selfies and shitting and spitting everywhere.
    fortunately no crowds anymore, but still plenty of loud mouthed, mannerless Chinese.

    we’re staying slightly down the hill in a much more salubrious area.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    Yay, a travel thread.... about fuckin board games
    A travel thread in the new normal, does involve lots of board games. And back in the old days before mobile phones and internet. I played many a game trekking around Nepal.

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    ^ I don't really understand that

    Top thread anyway, nice to see another travel thread on here apart from Mendip's lonesome tales

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    ^ How about you mate... you must have a load of spare time.

    A thread about how an expat with a Thai family adjusts to life back in the UK?

    There's a New Year's project for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by katie23 View Post
    "you're lucky that you don't have to wake up at 4 am and have to walk 5 km just to go to school"
    did they tell you about having to jerk off the dog to feed the cat ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    A thread about how an expat with a Thai family adjusts to life back in the UK?
    I will get around to doing that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baldrick View Post
    I really cannot believe I did this


    this is the same view this morning, donít reckon we will be doing much sightseeing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRealKW View Post
    Jaysus Mary and Fucking Jehovah!! This bloody photo uploading system! Why does it turn my pics sideways!
    Jeebus, Willy.

    Check a globe. Obviously Malaysia is on the side so the pic will come out sideways. Just like pics from Australia (where the Austrians live) come out upside down.

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    Hope you're not a geography teacher.


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