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    My wife showed me some ultras-sound images of my new grandchild this morning and that means number 5 for me!

    A gift of life is extremely special and I feel privileged to be involved.

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    Easter holidays! Soon no more getting up at 5am for a whole 3 weeks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Loy Toy View Post
    My wife showed me some ultras-sound images of my new grandchild this morning and that means number 5 for me!

    A gift of life is extremely special and I feel privileged to be involved.

    Congrats!

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    Lovely warm spring day.
    Walked the dog and knackered him out.
    Went for a blast on my bike.
    Cooked a full Sunday dinner which everyone ate.
    Went to work, no issues.
    Come back to a house full of teenagers having fun, chatting, drinking.
    All good at chez Chitty.

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    First day of my final term here in UB. 8 weeks and then a sabbatical! If there is a lesson I have learned over this year it is the importance to try to create a healthy work/life balance, it will certainly be something I take a little more seriously when looking for a job after my travels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe 90 View Post
    All good at chez Chitty.
    Nice . . . plus, summer's coming

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mandaloopy View Post
    importance to try to create a healthy work/life balance, it will certainly be something I take a little more seriously when looking for a job after my travels.
    Indeed mate!!
    There's always a better deal/job around the corner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mandaloopy View Post
    First day of my final term here in UB. 8 weeks and then a sabbatical!
    If you're quitting your job then you are not taking a sabbatical.

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    10:00 am arrived for Drivers License renewal at DTL Jatujak. Left at 10:45am with a new license. Not bad at all other than the heat. Damn its a scorcher today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one View Post
    10:00 am arrived for Drivers License renewal at DTL Jatujak. Left at 10:45am with a new license.
    Daily moan. Just remembered my motorbike license expired a few months ago.

    Feck it, I think there's a 12 month grace period for renewal before you have to do all the tests and videos again.



    Quote Originally Posted by Mandaloopy View Post
    something I take a little more seriously when looking for a job after my travels.
    Congrats. Seems like you've done a good slog of 2-3 years in Mongo, and will come out with a nice wedge.

    Do you think you'll go the Buy a condo in Bkk and set up shop route, or something/somewhere else?


    A young-ish single lad with their own pad in Bkk, an easy 6 figures a month with 3-4 months holiday per year is doing alright.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edmond View Post
    Feck it, I think there's a 12 month grace period for renewal before you have to do all the tests and videos again.
    Yup you get a full year after the expiry date which for me is my birthday in August. So 6 years from now in August. You still do have to do 4 physical tests buts its been improved and faster. Color blindness, Depth perception, Brake time reaction, and Peripheral vision. I was shocked how many Thai's were failing one or more of the four. Many could not comprehend you have to break with your right foot.

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    Another day in Blackpool, living in my 3m x 4m hotel room I've been here for about 2 months now, going through prostate cancer diagnosis/treatment. I am actually still waiting for the results of the biopsy, and then will decide what treatment to follow. I'm hopeful to sort all this out before August, which is when I hope to get back to Mandalay in Myanmar to impose my terrible teaching skills on some long-suffering students!

    Yesterday I received my shiny replacement UK driving licence to replace my old paper licence. I also got confirmation that my name is back on the UK electoral role. So all is going well, albneit slooooowwwwwly!
    Groping women when you're old is fine - everyone thinks you're senile

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    ^Good stuff!

    I was sent a msg this morning that school is closed due to power outages from yesterday's ice storm.
    Tomorrow is Good Friday and I'm off Easter Monday, sooooo that means I have a five day holiday! Wohooo!

    Sadly I have two assignments left for my online course, so I have work to do! The plan is to do it today and tomorrow and leave the rest for hiking and hanging out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mandaloopy View Post
    First day of my final term here in UB. 8 weeks and then a sabbatical! If there is a lesson I have learned over this year it is the importance to try to create a healthy work/life balance, it will certainly be something I take a little more seriously when looking for a job after my travels
    It is really important for sure. I've learned that over the years as well. Good luck on your final eight weeks and wohoooo vacation!

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    A rare gloriously sunny day here.
    Day off.
    Mowed the lawn.
    Walked the dog.
    Oil and break pads changed plus full detail on the car.
    Cleaned the house.
    Cooked a very nice Mexican chilli.
    Off out to buy the eldest his first car, hope that this doesn't go in the Daily moan thread
    Shalom

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe 90 View Post
    Off out to buy the eldest his first car,
    Happy days, is he going on your insurance

    it was a 150 mini in my days, a 1500 fiesta for the kids, its fuk sight more now

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    Quote Originally Posted by malmomike77 View Post
    Happy days, is he going on your insurance

    it was a 150 mini in my days, a 1500 fiesta for the kids, its fuk sight more now
    Is he fook going on my insurance!

    It's took me twenty years to get mine gown to 200 a year fully comprehensive.


    You've heard the saying "All that glitters is not gold".

    This particular car was a good example of Del Boy Vs Arthur Daley Motors.

    Thank fvck I took a few pics to prove my point to my son who had fallen for it and had been mythering me all week to look at it.

    To cut a long story short, I took it for an unnecessary test drive as I knew after two minutes it's was a dog.

    I gave it a good ragging with my foot on the brake and returned it to the car lot in a haze of smoke.

    Ruddy second hand car dealers thinking they can pull the wool over my eyes, I did the humane thing and sent it to the scrap yard in the sky and saved some other less aware punter the pain.

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    I did enjoy myself and the look on Arthur Del Boy Daleys face was priceless when I put the key back in his sweaty palm
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    ^ with sills that bad why did you even drive it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by malmomike77 View Post
    ^ with sills that bad why did you even drive it?
    To blow up the engine as payback for wasting our time

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    The 40+C heat in bone dry Isan became too much. So I decamped to Taiwan this morning. Grey skies, green mountains, rain: Fantastic. And everybody formed an orderly queue to get on the train.

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    I'd post a photo if only I could master that from my phone.
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    ^ you turned left alighting the train?

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    Good man Shutree.

    China is lovely.


    How long will you be staying?

    We want a photo thread! We want a photo thread!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edmond View Post
    Good man Shutree.

    China is lovely.


    How long will you be staying?

    We want a photo thread! We want a photo thread!
    A couple of weeks of respite here. I came alone, so I can enjoy the scenery. Oh to be young again! A photo thread would be a stretch unless one of these nice young ladies wants to come back and play with my handset.

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    Top man Shutree Have fun

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    ^^ I’ve Japanese friends who would go to Taiwan for a few days just to eat. They said the food is fantastic.

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