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    Quote Originally Posted by pickel View Post
    I thought you were in your fifties deeks? Those look like the hands of an 80 year old ginger.
    Yep, I have ugly skin,reminds me of my Pop, that's what working outdoors does to you. Have a lot of skin cancers too.

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    Post a photo a week, of anything/anywhere-e4dwgsmvgaa8j8z-jpg
    ...ready for my closeup, Mr. Spielberg...

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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    Ahem . . . another Penang street. . .
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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    That is pretty amazing . . . sheer power awe



    We were discussing Penang in the 'Little Balcony Thread' - here's a pic I took in January last year in Penang . . . it's certainly not all high rises and beach


    Snap. I knew I had one somewhere, took a while to find it.

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    Hahaha . . . brilliant!!!

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    Oh fcuk! The monsoon rains have done what they do each year in Luang Prabang >> wash away the bamboo bridge. It is rebuilt every November after the river depth and speed of current decrease.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon43 View Post
    Oh fcuk! The monsoon rains have done what they do each year in Luang Prabang >> wash away the bamboo bridge. It is rebuilt every November after the river depth and speed of current decrease.

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    Note to self: Don't use the bamboo bridge in the rainy season.

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    Last year, I actually crossed over that bridge when the river was the same height and flowing fast!

    The next morning? No bridge!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon43 View Post
    It is rebuilt every November
    By which time it's just water under the bridge.

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    but at the moment it is a bridge over troubled water

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
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    ...ready for my closeup, Mr. Spielberg...
    That pic reminded me of a Doco about the Great Whites in South Africa, The photographers towed a fake seal behind the boat to capture these types of images.





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    Many, many moons ago, my first Chinese Malay girlfriend lived in a house just like the one cyrille posted.

    Brings back some lovely memories of Penang...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Troy View Post
    Many, many moons ago, my first Chinese Malay girlfriend lived in a house just like the one cyrille posted.

    Brings back some lovely memories of Penang...
    Many many years ago I lived in Malaysia, at that time had what we called "monny drains" My mom reversed the car out the driveway one day and got stuck in one, the neighbors helped to lift it out.

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    Was anyone in Penang when they changed the one-way system at midnight, sometime back in the mid-90's. Unfortunately, it was the night the island had a complete power cut and everyone decided to drive their car around to keep cool.

    Jolly entertaining night...

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    From my living in Yangon thread in 2012, here's a photo of my apartment in a typical Burmese tenement street.

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    For some reason, most of the photos in that thread no longer display - I guest they were deleted/lost during website upgrades...

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    That looks dire, Simon! Is yours the one with the a/c?

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    Did you have the whole building, or just one floor of that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRealKW View Post
    Did you have the whole building, or just one floor of that?
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    my apartment
    Dire as only tropical buildings can look . . . but as long as there was a/c

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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    but as long as there was a/c
    Indeed and well spotted. I suspect that old contraption rattled, shook and belched, and perhaps only slightly cooled the apartament.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shutree View Post
    Snap. I knew I had one somewhere, took a while to find it.
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    We were discussing Penang in the 'Little Balcony Thread' - here's a pic I took in January last year in Penang . . . it's certainly not all high rises and beach
    Here's a Penang picture I have.

    Starbucks.

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    Nice . . . very, very nice. There's a similar one in Selangor, an old government building. It's a shame that Malaysia caught on late to renovate and preserve . . . but at least it did.

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    And a Chinese temple.

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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    Dire as only tropical buildings can look . . . but as long as there was a/c
    A/C?!! Nope - there was no A/C. Also, in those days (2012) the street electricity was diverted at night to the tourist hotels. That's why many buildings had large generators on the pavement to provide electricity during darkness. However, my building did not. This meant that while I had a fan to use during the daytime, after dark there was no power, and so I got used to sleeping (or trying to sleep) naked on top of the bedsheets in temperatures of around 34 degrees C.

    Since those days, I have never slept under bed-covers. I got used to sleeping on top of them, even with a cooling fan or A/C.

    Yes, it was rather dire, but an interesting memory in my life
    Groping women when you're old is fine - everyone thinks you're senile

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon43 View Post
    Yes, it was rather dire, but an interesting memory in my life
    I can imagine.

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    and so I got used to sleeping (or trying to sleep) naked on top of the bedsheets in temperatures of around 34 degrees C.
    No. No thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon43 View Post
    Yes, it was rather dire, but an interesting memory in my life
    Oh, absolutely . . . memories of not-so-pleasant times are best as what they are . . . past experiences.


    Speaking of sleep-experiences . . . I was working on a rubber technology JV in the south Indian state of Kerala, a few hours north-east of Trivandrum and we were staying at the owner's residence . . . a big palatial kind of thing (he stayed in Mumbay). The house was seldom used aside from by the plantation manager.

    The residence was smack in the middle of the plantation area and when the lights went out I and I was trying to get to sleep (no aircon, but it was in the hills) I could hear noises everywhere . . . quiet noises. I must have fallen asleep but I woke up with things crawling all over me - face to feet.

    I jumped out of bed and switched the light on - thousands and thousands of little black beetles the size of your pinkie fingernail . . . literally everywhere. Ears . . . yuck

    Ran downstairs and found a few more people gathering for the same reason - ended up we slept on the dining and kitchen table with the legs in water buckets.

    It was grotesque . . . these things live in that particular area . . . gross!


    Yes, an experience . . . and a memory

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