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    ^^I completely forgot we were in Simon's thread, the picture of Mogg threw me off.

    My apologies Simon for my off-topic tirade.

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    Jesus Christ, this IS fucking TV aka Asean aka Assholes'Rus.

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    I had a check about the island demographics. Although there are about 1.2 million people living here, it seems surprisingly quiet and devoid of people. At the weekend, my local beach is busy with local families. But the shopping centres are always quiet, as are the roads. It doesn't seem overpopulated.

    Wiki tells me that the demographic breakdown is:

    Indian/south Asian - 66%
    African descent - 28%
    French/European/South African - 3%
    Chinese descent - 3%

    So I guess that there can be a sizeable increase in the numbers of 'Westerners' before they start to upset the demographic balance.
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    Hey Geoff, is that you baby?

    When the historical perspective is marinaded in aspic and the termite builds a new empire, the worm will turn and take an all inclusive holiday in Grotos.

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    Looks like it has a 'Full democracy'! better than France and the US who both have a 'Flawed democracy' 555555

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    Well, if it says so in Wikipedia then it must be true........

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    Back on track, I have seen from the inter web sources, all empirical, that homes in Mauritius are plagued by cockroach infestations. Is this true from your own experience Simon.

    How much is wine? Is the meat imported from France? Have you been to Port Louis yet and explored the island's underbelly?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum View Post
    that homes in Mauritius are plagued by cockroach infestations. Is this true from your own experience Simon.
    I think Sausages is worried if he moves there his beauty sleep and therefore his Adonis-like body will suffer from being kept awake all night by farting cockroaches that have made their way to the isalnd

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madagascar_hissing_cockroach

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum View Post
    Back on track, I have seen from the inter web sources, all empirical, that homes in Mauritius are plagued by cockroach infestations. Is this true from your own experience Simon.

    How much is wine? Is the meat imported from France? Have you been to Port Louis yet and explored the island's underbelly?
    Well, there have been a few cockroaches in my house, but no more than in Laos. Maybe they are attracted to the smell of curry or something?

    For wine, I can't comment on the prices, except to say that there are very well-stocked wine shops in the shopping centre.

    I drove through Port Louis a few weeks ago. I think the majority of residents are African, nothing worth seeing there and I wouldn't want to live there (youth crime/druggie problems).

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    nothing worth seeing there

    Not even the demimonde?

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    [QUOTE=Seekingasylum;4359576]Hey Geoff, is that you baby?

    /QUOTE] You call Geoff baby? That's weird.

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    could be a bit wet in a couple of days

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    Quote Originally Posted by baldrick View Post
    could be a bit wet in a couple of days

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    Yep - there was meant to be a cyclone last weekend, but it never materialised... I'm keeping my eye on the weather to see if I need to take my antennas down (they are multiple-guyed to withstand strong winds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon43 View Post
    Yep - there was meant to be a cyclone last weekend
    that last cyclone passed over madagascar and dumped sh1tloads of rain before continuing to rain on mozambique

    antananarivo had multiple land slips and building collapses and flooding - 10+ people died

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    Well I trust you have survived the cockroach hordes, the typhoon, the lack of lascivious night life and are having a bluddy great time Smon.

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    ^he has the head of Candy for company.

    Hey Simon, do some sightseeing and show us some pics, pretty please!

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    ^Yeah a wee hike to a viewpoint would be fun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by katie23 View Post
    ^he has the head of Candy for company.

    Hey Simon, do some sightseeing and show us some pics, pretty please!
    I certainly want to do this. But my teaching workload (7 days a week), makes a day long trip (or even half a day) impossible right now. I need to create some passive/residual income source, so I have more leisure time (I am working on this BTW, but it takes a lot of work for me to create a defensible passive income stream...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by katie23 View Post
    ^he has the head of Candy for company
    and in case of flooding , he has her as a float

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon43 View Post
    I need to create some passive/residual income source
    My I please ask what you've been looking at in this regard?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Topper View Post
    My I please ask what you've been looking at in this regard?
    Having assessed my skills and knowledge, I am torn between creating some educational online courses and a course in sex-doll abuse and repair, (or maybe combine the two...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon43 View Post
    I am torn between creating some educational online courses and a course in sex-doll abuse and repair, (or maybe combine the two...)
    There's a niche for everything these days...exploit it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Topper View Post
    There's a niche for everything these days...exploit it.
    Well. I have taught almost 4,500 primary science lessons on iTalki.com. I am (without boasting), an extremely popular science teacher, because young kids seem to 'click' when their teacher is eccentric! I had a new Chinese student today, 7 years old. At the start of our online class, he was (understandably) shy. After 30 minutes, he had completely come out of his shell and his mum booked a whole package of classes after that But I can't keep teaching students - I do it 7 days a week.

    So here is my niche idea that I think could either earn me $10 a month, or (more realistically) $10 million a month. Kids want to learn about science in a way that isn't boring and relates to the 'real world'. Their parents also want them to learn about science, so that they can get ahead in school. In China (about 50% of my online students are in mainland China), many schools either don't even teach science, or teach it in a manner that is TEDIOUS! The kids hate it.

    Now in the 'West', if you want to learn more about science topics, you go and watch videos on YouTube for free. That generally isn't possible in China, because YT is blocked. Sure, you can use a VPN. But from my own experience of teaching kids in China, they either know nothing about VPNs, or are wary of using what is generally an illegal software (circumventing the blocks of the Great Internet Firewall).

    My idea is to create a complete science course for each primary grade, 1 through 5 or 6. Based on the science curriculum that I teach online, that's about 50 lessons of say 45 minutes each, covering all the topics of the school science curriculum. So if a student follows my videos, then they should end up knowledgable about that grade of science, and able to pass the science exams at year end.

    My plan is to create these videos (that's a lot of work), add Chinese subtitles, and then sell each package of videos for download in mainland China from my own website. So maybe primary grade 1 (50 videos) is sold at $100 USD equivalent. There are about 100 million kids in China of primary grade age....

    I have been working on this idea with a website that is hosted in China for my videos (onlinesciencevideos.com). The website exists, but without video content as yet, and access is restricted to mainland China. I am currently sorting our the coding to enable users to pay using WeChat or Alipay.

    For this idea to work, I need to create interesting videos that clearly explain each science topic, with vocabulary, test questions etc. Then I need to market my idea.

    I am confident that my idea will work if I actually get the ball rolling and create the first package of videos (complete primary grade 1 course). I just need to get off my backside and start creating the videos!!

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    Divide and conquer! Look at your demographics and start there with the material. Why start with the grade 1 stuff if the majority of your students are grade 3?

    I'd love to be in a position to create the material, but material creation doesn't pay, generally speaking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon43 View Post
    My idea
    An excellent plan.

    But which day of the week are you going to utilise to create it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon43 View Post
    But I can't keep teaching students - I do it 7 days a week.

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