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Re: Random thoughts thread

Postby JR8 » Mon, 13 Jun 2016 9:40 pm

'Rock around the clock' - Bill Haley and the Comets [1955]

Re-imagined for a modern day moderator of an Asian internet forum...
'Lock around the crock' ... mebbe ;
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Re: Random thoughts thread

Postby rajagainstthemachine » Wed, 15 Jun 2016 11:10 am

I've been away for two weeks in Europe a week each in Budapest and in Milan, I have so many things to write about both these places that it could fill a small book. :lol:
How has everyone been ?
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Re: Random thoughts thread

Postby JR8 » Wed, 15 Jun 2016 12:43 pm

Yeah cool thx. Tell us about the hot Milanese police-women, and did you try and get arrested ['Cuff me baby'] :)
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Re: Random thoughts thread

Postby rajagainstthemachine » Wed, 15 Jun 2016 2:49 pm

milan is one of those places where its hard to keep everything in your pants properly. lovely food and win, i wish i had see those policewomen, oh wait i saw one, she was old and looked a bit like this though.

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Re: Random thoughts thread

Postby JR8 » Wed, 15 Jun 2016 5:15 pm

Oh dear no, perhaps they've changed their uniform. The ones I saw were down at the catherdral, the Duomo. They were in tailored pale/powder-grey trouser suits, with c3" heels and like smaller British police helmets... all colour matched. Well coiffed, some make-up, immaculate... lol.
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Re: Random thoughts thread

Postby rajagainstthemachine » Wed, 15 Jun 2016 8:30 pm

Haha well I was in a small cafe next to the duomo, ordering a coffee while a male and female police officers walked in to order a coffee, the woman looked like the picture I posted.
In Budapest though the police liked to patrol streets with extremely loud ear splitting sirens. I wonder why though.
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Re: Random thoughts thread

Postby rajagainstthemachine » Wed, 15 Jun 2016 8:36 pm

My First impressions of Milan : I got off linate airport , got into a fiat taxi lol, and a bald guy who looked like a cross between jean Luc picard and that bald English referee who retired a few years ago, nervous chap he was too, biting his nails as he raced through small winding roads, finally drops me off at a run down motel in the middle of a residential neighborhood, now I'm normally used to an office being located in the cbd or in the vicinity of the cbd, the last thing you'd expect is a hotel and a technology company rubbing shoulders to a suburban residential neighborhood with a dog park, tattooed walls a supermarket and a cafe.
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Re: Random thoughts thread

Postby JR8 » Wed, 15 Jun 2016 10:32 pm

Budapest. There seem to be a lot of economic migrants in Hungary, and Budapest is where a lot of wealthy tourists are, so the police go to great lengths to make their presence known.
I don't know where the CBD in Milan is located, or if there is one. Our office was on that prominent road that runs right down to the Duomo [Via Manzoni or something like that]. We had to be there as wealthy clients expected such convenience 'on their own turf' back then. Gawd knows what rent was, a lot I imagine. If an office hasn't high-end clients visiting, it can located in a cheaper location.

A few years back I missed a connecting flight at Frankfurt, they put us up at a hotel in a business park miles outside of town. Utterly miserable experience.
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Re: Random thoughts thread

Postby rajagainstthemachine » Tue, 05 Jul 2016 8:11 am

God i haven't posted in this thread in three weeks since i was back from Europe. anyway back on the road again, in Seoul for the week, day 2 so far, my hotel sucks, bunch of twats, want 3$ for a lost room key ( which i found again lol)
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Re: Random thoughts thread

Postby rajagainstthemachine » Tue, 05 Jul 2016 1:46 pm

I'm having trouble figuring out Korean food, its either hit or miss, some of the cuisine i love while others i just plain detest, yesterday i went out with a colleague to a crab place, a plate full of steamed crabs, served with rice stuffed into the crab skulls. the rice was great but the crabs were sweet, it was a great place to eat crabs for people who liked them but i ended up not appreciating it as much as many people would have. oh well.. the experience was nice though.
i'd say Singapore has the right idea with crabs treat them with pepper and chilli and we have a winner.
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Re: Random thoughts thread

Postby Wd40 » Tue, 05 Jul 2016 4:34 pm

I am in Bangalore on vacation right now, enjoying some awesome craft beer and paneer chilli. This is like equivalent of breworks in Singapore and costs me like food court prices. Home is home


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Re: Random thoughts thread

Postby rajagainstthemachine » Tue, 05 Jul 2016 4:56 pm

where are you partying in Bangalore?
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Re: RE: Re: Random thoughts thread

Postby Sporkin » Tue, 05 Jul 2016 5:10 pm

Wd40 wrote:I am in Bangalore on vacation right now, enjoying some awesome craft beer and paneer chilli. This is like equivalent of breworks in Singapore and costs me like food court prices. Home is home


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Is there an orchard towers franchise there by any chance?

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Re: RE: Re: Random thoughts thread

Postby Wd40 » Tue, 05 Jul 2016 5:14 pm

rajagainstthemachine wrote:where are you partying in Bangalore?

This place called U4IA, that I chanced upon, close to my house.

https://www.zomato.com/U4IA

Not exactly partying, just enjoying some awesome beer in solitude.

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Postby Wd40 » Tue, 05 Jul 2016 5:34 pm

Sporkin wrote:
Wd40 wrote:I am in Bangalore on vacation right now, enjoying some awesome craft beer and paneer chilli. This is like equivalent of breworks in Singapore and costs me like food court prices. Home is home


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Is there an orchard towers franchise there by any chance?

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Nope, I don't think so, and these sort of stuff, is better done in Singapore or Amsterdam, even better.

But then ironically, sites like xhamster, xvideos work in Bangalore, unlike in SG where I need to use vpn. So you win some, you lose some

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