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Re: Sundry humour

Postby JR8 » Sat, 11 Apr 2015 1:49 pm

'Redneck Engine Removal' - :o :lol:

https://youtu.be/U57ZLECHPZU
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Re: Sundry humour

Postby JR8 » Thu, 16 Apr 2015 8:27 pm

Following on from a chat with RajATM in another topic, about my (south Indian) lungi.

Well I looked pretty hard to find the pic I have in mind. It's of me tottering along Kovalum beach 30+ years ago, dressed in a Madras lungi and the mandatory local white sleeveless vest. For that shot I'd borrowed the basket of fruit from a beach vendor and was trying to see how far I could walk with it balanced on my head, much to the amusement of the young girl who's basket it was. Alas I can't find that precise pic, I have about a dozen+ shoeboxes of loose pix and finding it would be a full-day+ job. I did find another couple though from that same spot, and that same month, mid-83, so I'll see if those post ok...

Back then Kovalum Beach was a fixture on the 'Hippy trail' between London and Aus. There were only back-packers, no internet of course, and one guidebook to the whole country (Lonely Planet's 'bible'). I don't remember any hotels, just a few huts scattered amongst the paddy fields behind the beach. It really felt rather like you'd arrived at the end of the world. But that of course was another 12hrs on a bus down south at the tip of the continent in Kanyakumari :wink:

Let's see if these load ok. ...

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p.s. Sorry, I tried to reduce both pix in size, yet the 1st one is still bigger than intended. Happy to try again and edit if it prejudices bandwidth etc... or what ever happens with outsize pix...
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Re: Sundry humour

Postby rajagainstthemachine » Fri, 17 Apr 2015 8:36 am

damm you are skinny, and look at you now :lol: and funny pics both of them, 2nd one you appear to be standing doing some demonstration, what was that about?
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Re: Sundry humour

Postby JR8 » Fri, 17 Apr 2015 1:26 pm

rajagainstthemachine wrote:damm you are skinny, and look at you now :lol: and funny pics both of them, 2nd one you appear to be standing doing some demonstration, what was that about?


Cheeky bugger :wink: :lol: Yeah well that's what a US$8.50/day budget (incl. 1/2 accommodation) does for you, +the metabolism of a teenager. Hangin' out at 'The Woodstock', hazy-lazy days indeed. I'd had Giardia once or twice by then, and that was before getting it a third time, and lastly to cap it all amoebic dysentery [Ent. hist.]. My parents met me arriving back home with horror, saying I looked like I'd been in a POW camp, I was about 120lbs, seriously skinnier than those pix...

Actually that triggers a question, is there a place here I can get anything approaching an authentic masala dhosa? I don't think I've had one since leaving India, and it would be quite nostalgic to try one again. Those and thalis were our staple diet... :)

... the 2nd was [IIRC] demonstrating how to remove spilled papaya seeds off your chest with no hands. Or something equally as random and stupid... 8-)

Maybe there should be a 'When we were young' sub-topic. We've seen SMS in his spray-on skintight 70s jeans.... who's next?


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Re: Sundry humour

Postby ecureilx » Fri, 17 Apr 2015 6:41 pm

JR8 wrote:
Actually that triggers a question, is there a place here I can get anything approaching an authentic masala dhosa? I don't think I've had one since leaving India, and it would be quite nostalgic to try one again. Those and thalis were our staple diet... :)'?


I found the Indian joints in Malaysia, Jb and KL - in KL those that operate out of their car park/side of their house, and , In JB those outlets near the temple across the border, serve better dosa than in Singapore..

The near nicest one in Singapore has to be Anandha Bhavan.. being non-MSG and fresh oil ..

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Re: Sundry humour

Postby JR8 » Fri, 17 Apr 2015 7:04 pm

ecureilx wrote: I found the Indian joints in Malaysia, Jb and KL - in KL those that operate out of their car park/side of their house, and , In JB those outlets near the temple across the border, serve better dosa than in Singapore..
The near nicest one in Singapore has to be Anandha Bhavan.. being non-MSG and fresh oil ..


I'll do it now - 'a bird in the hand etc'.
221 Selegie Rd, or Syed Alwi Rd behind Mustapha - good stuff, thanks! :)
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Re: Sundry humour

Postby rajagainstthemachine » Fri, 17 Apr 2015 8:16 pm

JR8 wrote:
ecureilx wrote: I found the Indian joints in Malaysia, Jb and KL - in KL those that operate out of their car park/side of their house, and , In JB those outlets near the temple across the border, serve better dosa than in Singapore..
The near nicest one in Singapore has to be Anandha Bhavan.. being non-MSG and fresh oil ..


I'll do it now - 'a bird in the hand etc'.
221 Selegie Rd, or Syed Alwi Rd behind Mustapha - good stuff, thanks! :)


There's a place in tekka market that makes 60c plain dosas and 1.20 masala dosas, and all the chutney you can pour, they put a bucket of that stuff near you.
I haven't eaten better dosas anywhere else in Singapore till date.
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Re: Sundry humour

Postby ecureilx » Fri, 17 Apr 2015 8:21 pm

rajagainstthemachine wrote:[]

There's a place in tekka market that makes 60c plain dosas and 1.20 masala dosas, and all the chutney you can pour, they put a bucket of that stuff near you.
I haven't eaten better dosas anywhere else in Singapore till date.


The one when you step in from Serangoon road entrance right ?

Taste is good there ..

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Re: Sundry humour

Postby rajagainstthemachine » Sat, 18 Apr 2015 9:20 am

ecureilx wrote:
rajagainstthemachine wrote:[]

There's a place in tekka market that makes 60c plain dosas and 1.20 masala dosas, and all the chutney you can pour, they put a bucket of that stuff near you.
I haven't eaten better dosas anywhere else in Singapore till date.


The one when you step in from Serangoon road entrance right ?

Taste is good there ..


Yeah but there's a few similar stalls, this one is right next to the allaudin biryani place.
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Re: Sundry humour

Postby JR8 » Sat, 18 Apr 2015 12:01 pm

Thanks chaps, sounds good, and like I have a new mission! 8-)

I've edited down both suggestions (to date) and x-posted them to the ongoing 'Good eats' topic here... viewtopic.php?f=13&t=103262&p=718241#p718241
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Re: Sundry humour

Postby JR8 » Sat, 18 Apr 2015 3:20 pm

A South African friend (in South Africa) posted a locally banned Nando's ad on his Facebook wall. As you probably know SA is going through some inter-racial social turmoil, and the ad is a droll/ironic comment upon that. http://www.viralbru.com/nandos-diversity-advert/

I was struck by how the theme could read-across to Singapore.


--- FWIW I'll add for those who don't know, that Nando's is a South African company.
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Re: Sundry humour

Postby JR8 » Sat, 18 Apr 2015 10:12 pm

'Why would anyone want to go diving anyway?' .... - .... Well, here's why... http://www.3nz.it/4374/illusioni-sottac ... mg00000001
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Re: Sundry humour

Postby the lynx » Mon, 20 Apr 2015 9:33 am

JR8 wrote:'Why would anyone want to go diving anyway?' .... - .... Well, here's why... http://www.3nz.it/4374/illusioni-sottac ... mg00000001


I love the idea of free diving but stepping on the reef and corals in this video isn't a good idea.

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Re: Sundry humour

Postby JR8 » Mon, 20 Apr 2015 12:56 pm

the lynx wrote: I love the idea of free diving but stepping on the reef and corals in this video isn't a good idea.


It's filmed in the Canary Islands (Spain), and there's no reef/coral there. At least not of the tropical variety we're used to out this way.

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'The Azores, Madeira and Canary Islands have many cold-water coral reefs mainly composed of Lophelia pertusa. The reefs are usually found at depths greater than 1000 metres, and are part of the belt of cold-water coral reefs stretching from Norway to West Africa.
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http://www.lophelia.org/conservation/cu ... ry-islands

If I were the chap featured my primary concern would have been ensuring that rocky patch had no sea urchins and starfish on them. With all that algae on the rocks, it looks like a veritable feast for them :)
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Re: Sundry humour

Postby JR8 » Sun, 26 Apr 2015 12:44 pm

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