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Postby dot dot dot » Mon, 10 Oct 2005 3:43 pm

Baron Greenback wrote:I am a bit dubious of strangers that like to engage in conversation, as Plavt noted it can be a way to make you feel more inclined to give them money after you hear their sob story.

I was on a bus in Singpore the other week & this chinese man started up a conversation, the usual how long have you been here, what do you do, where are you from etc. He came across as a bit of a nutter, slightly shabby clothes, avoided eye contact, had a nervous twitch etc.

When I mentioned that I studied law at Newcastle he named a book that my lecturer had written! I kid you not, this guy was akin to rainman & obvioulsy remembered everything he ever read. Amazing guy, if a little scarey.

On the Doors theme:
"I found an island in your arms
Country in your eyes
Arms that chain us
Eyes that lie"


Break on through to the other side!

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Postby dot dot dot » Mon, 10 Oct 2005 3:46 pm

locallass wrote:I admit I'm one of those who is wary of strangers from the streets, whether I meet them in Singapore or while I'm backpacking in another country. Most of the time, they're the nice friendly grandmotherly/fatherly type and are curious or trying to be helpful. I always walk away smiling after such encounters.

But I've also had my share of strange men who tried to pick me up and people who want money from me. One guy actually tried to kiss me at a phone booth when I was calling home from Barcelona.

So I can't help but be wary at least for the first 5 mins when I meet someone nowadays, until I've more or established what they want from me. Does that make me cynical? Guess it's always better to be safe than sorry at the end of the day.


Was that you at the phone booth in Barca? :o

Must meet locallass... :D

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Postby locallass » Mon, 10 Oct 2005 4:16 pm

Sorry Eric, the guy who tried to kiss me in Barcelona was from Argentina, so you can’t scare me into thinking it’s you :P

I swear he was preying on me. I was calling my parents from a phone booth at 7am (Barcelona time) and even though I was in one of the main streets, it was deserted because everyone was sleeping. This guy tried to chat with me when my father was checking up on something for me. It was amusing when he started complimenting me. But it became a lot less funny when he started to inch closer and closer to kiss me, all within the span of 3 minutes of talking to me!!! :o I had to hang up the phone and run off from this crazy man. And all the while, I was trying to reassure my father I was not in trouble in Barcelona. I wonder what he thought when the line went dead :lol:

I've had a worse encounter in Italy, where this total stranger from the streets was trying to lure me to his appartment to "have coffee". When I said no, he threw in a massage into the bargain :o Even though we were speaking in English and I was more fluent in the language, I couldn't out talk him and spent 30mins saying no. It was both funny and frustrating and in the end, I just walked off on him.

All these incidences happened when I was alone, an easy target. I'm a little more street smart now and won't put myself in silly situations again (e.g. 7am at deserted street). But I'm sure a little more wary nowadays, haha...

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Postby sapphire » Mon, 10 Oct 2005 4:50 pm

Eric from the Netherlands wrote:before you slip into uncounsciousness
I'd like to have another kiss :P

Eric

Take it easy, baby
Take it as it comes
Don't move too fast if you want your love to last
You've been movin' much too fast :twisted: :twisted:


Talking about strangers and strange things happening, this guy came and sat on my lap in Amsterdam. It was one of the pubs in Leidschplein (sp?). I think he was drunk, although it was about 11 in the morning. Won't tell you what I did though! :D
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Postby Wind In My Hair » Mon, 10 Oct 2005 5:34 pm

sapphire wrote:this guy came and sat on my lap in Amsterdam. It was one of the pubs in Leidschplein (sp?). I think he was drunk, although it was about 11 in the morning. Won't tell you what I did though! :D

whatever you did, i'm sure he never tried it again! :lol:

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Postby dot dot dot » Mon, 10 Oct 2005 5:44 pm

sapphire wrote:
Eric from the Netherlands wrote:before you slip into uncounsciousness
I'd like to have another kiss :P

Eric

Take it easy, baby
Take it as it comes
Don't move too fast if you want your love to last
You've been movin' much too fast :twisted: :twisted:


Talking about strangers and strange things happening, this guy came and sat on my lap in Amsterdam. It was one of the pubs in Leidschplein (sp?). I think he was drunk, although it was about 11 in the morning. Won't tell you what I did though! :D


Those Dutchies... :cry:

here's my answer, as Jim wannabee :lol:

Love me two times, baby
Love me twice today
Love me two times, girl
I'm goin' away
Love me two times, girl
One for tomorrow
One just for today
Love me two times
I'm goin' away


@ locallass,

7am in most european cities is the time for those losers to come out of the gutter and start crawling the streets, so be weary indeed...

it's a bit like another Doors song...

Hello, I love you
Won't you tell me your name?
Hello, I love you
Let me jump in your game
Hello, I love you
Won't you tell me your name?
Hello, I love you
Let me jump in your game

She's walking down the street
Blind to every eye she meets
Do you think you'll be the guy
To make the queen of the angels sigh?


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Postby sapphire » Mon, 10 Oct 2005 6:18 pm

Eric from the Netherlands wrote:here's my answer, as Jim wannabee :lol:

Love me two times, baby
Love me twice today
Love me two times, girl
I'm goin' away
Love me two times, girl
One for tomorrow
One just for today
Love me two times
I'm goin' away

Eric

All your love is gone
So sing a lonely song
Of a deep blue dream
Seven horses seem to be on the mark :twisted:

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Postby dot dot dot » Mon, 10 Oct 2005 6:27 pm

hey, if you leave me...

I see your hair is burnin'
Hills are filled with fire
If they say I never loved you
You know they are a liar
Drivin' down your freeways
Midnite alleys roam
Cops in cars, the topless bars
Never saw a woman...
So alone, so alone
So alone, so alone



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Postby Wind In My Hair » Mon, 10 Oct 2005 6:42 pm

gosh, talk about strangers being strange... you guys are certainly a strange bunch of strangers... crooning to each other all day long about goodness knows what! :P

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Postby Carpe Diem » Mon, 10 Oct 2005 6:46 pm

Wind In My Hair wrote:gosh, talk about strangers being strange... you guys are certainly a strange bunch of strangers... crooning to each other all day long about goodness knows what! :P


Oh, you locals! :mad:
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Postby Wind In My Hair » Mon, 10 Oct 2005 6:50 pm

Carpe Diem wrote:Oh, you locals!

judging by the tune i mean tone of this thread... i think you mean 'vocals'! :lol:

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Postby Carpe Diem » Mon, 10 Oct 2005 7:01 pm

Wind In My Hair wrote:
Carpe Diem wrote:Oh, you locals!

judging by the tune i mean tone of this thread... i think you mean 'vocals'! :lol:


Very good, I must admit. Especially coming from a local :devil:
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Postby Wind In My Hair » Mon, 10 Oct 2005 7:22 pm

Carpe Diem wrote:Very good, I must admit.

ah, your praise is music to my ears... let's end it on that note, eh? :wave:

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Postby Mary Hatch Bailey » Mon, 10 Oct 2005 7:46 pm

My favorite by far, decidedly not in context:

This is the end
Beautiful friend
This is the end
My only friend, the end

Of our elaborate plans, the end
Of everything that stands, the end
No safety or surprise, the end
I'll never look into your eyes...again

Can you picture what will be
So limitless and free
Desperately in need...of some...stranger's hand
In a...desperate land

Lost in a Roman...wilderness of pain
And all the children are insane
All the children are insane
Waiting for the summer rain, yeah

There's danger on the edge of town
Ride the King's highway, baby
Weird scenes inside the gold mine
Ride the highway west, baby

Ride the snake, ride the snake
To the lake, the ancient lake, baby
The snake is long, seven miles
Ride the snake...he's old, and his skin is cold

The west is the best
The west is the best
Get here, and we'll do the rest

The blue bus is callin' us
The blue bus is callin' us
Driver, where you taken' us

The killer awoke before dawn, he put his boots on
He took a face from the ancient gallery
And he walked on down the hall
He went into the room where his sister lived, and...then he
Paid a visit to his brother, and then he
He walked on down the hall, and
And he came to a door...and he looked inside
Father, yes son, I want to kill you
Mother...I want to....

C'mon baby, take a chance with us
C'mon baby, take a chance with us
C'mon baby, take a chance with us
And meet me at the back of the blue bus
Doin' a blue rock
On a blue bus
Doin' a blue rock
C'mon, yeah

Kill, kill, kill, kill, kill, kill

This is the end
Beautiful friend
This is the end
My only friend, the end

It hurts to set you free
But you'll never follow me
The end of laughter and soft lies
The end of nights we tried to die

This is the end

Perhaps this is poetry, but I feel, it is very bad poetry. Its more for people who want to believe they like poetry when all they really like are The Doors and Jim Morrison. Still its a fabuous song. As atmospheric as Jefferson Airplane's 'White Rabbit' . Both are on my iPod.

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Postby sapphire » Mon, 10 Oct 2005 8:53 pm

Eric from the Netherlands wrote:hey, if you leave me...

I see your hair is burnin'
Hills are filled with fire
If they say I never loved you
You know they are a liar
Drivin' down your freeways
Midnite alleys roam
Cops in cars, the topless bars
Never saw a woman...
So alone, so alone
So alone, so alone



Eric

Mr. Mojo Risin', Mr. Mojo Risin'
Mr. Mojo Risin', Mr. Mojo Risin'
Got to keep on risin'
Mr. Mojo Risin', Mr. Mojo Risin'
Mojo Risin', gotta Mojo Risin'
Mr. Mojo Risin', gotta keep on risin'
Risin', risin' :roll: :roll: :roll:



Ma'am Viceroy, The End must be a fave of countless no. of people. I absolutely love it and to me it is poetry. And with Jim Morrison's silky voice, its heaven.
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