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    What to do when out of money overseas?

    :) The only consideration in having dual citizenship with the UK is paying for two passports Cheeks, voting is not compulsory in the UK, nor is national service. The biggest plus is in travelling in Europe, courtesy EU. But, it can be useful other times, I don't find Australian embassies terribly useful to be honest, the Brits, above example not ignored, do try :) Cheers
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    What to do when out of money overseas?

    Ah, that's right. U-Dub had an emergency loan system, I'm sure that other unis would. Im at a private uni >.< :) Those are actually MORE likely to have a discretionary fund. Cheers
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    So the girlfriend's definitely moving in

    Bulk supply contract of viagra. ... Flown in on the Frankenplane :) Don't exactly need it anyway but certainly not if that beast was around, gives me wood ;) The devil in PAC? Don't be silly, Laz, without a doubt :) Cheers
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    What to do when out of money overseas?

    :) Ever tried that Cael? They specialise in the ponderous and the obstructionist. Once, long ago, as a serving British Officer I got into a little jam, nothing serious, in a town near Barcelona as it happens. Long story but basically I needed a lawyer who spoke English, happy to pay, just needed a recommendation. The British embassy, well known in tourism to be one of the better ones, took a day and a half just to get back to me and then wanted me to come to Madrid to prove I was English.... little difficut, I was under house arrest.... As I said, long story.... Embassies tend to be f*#king hopeless :) I called London instead and had it fixed rather quickly - No, I didn't do anything illegal, got swept up in a bar fight by some drunken friends :) Cheers
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    What to do when out of money overseas?

    Well, London is if anything more expensive than Madrid, although the days of cheap Spain are long gone, she should probably have gotten out of London to cheaper areas in the UK, but, too late for that now. In extremis the embassy will help, but it's slow, tedious and not guaranteed. A few hundred dollars could make a big difference, but I wouldn't be mailing it, just find a Western Union and wire it, or, if she has netbanking just deposit it. I appreciate you have very little yourself so the suggestion of other relatives makes sense, failing that since you are a student talk to a counsellor, Unis do loan in extreme situations. In the meantime make sure she has economised to the max - cheap accomodation, cheap food and if she has anything of value she can hock tell her to do so - I've lost count of the number of "broke" tourists I've seen bitching about it and wearing expensive watches and jewellery.... Lastly it is not legal but Spain is pretty tolerant, she could get a cash job waitressing or whatever for a few days. Not sure what to suggest beyond that, unless she happens to have British citizenship, the British embassy has a far better setup for temporary help than Australia. Cheers
  6. :) Yes, I think that's the one, in fancy restaurants they have them molded all sort of interesting shapes, in simpler places they make one big one, slice it up and an apprentice has the job of smoothing them off with hot water and a knife edge. Scallop lips are a bit of a misnomer Frunj, it simply means the tenderest part of a scallop. Mind you any cuisine that will go to the trouble of serving duck's tongues is not going to be put off by something as simple as trimming scallops :) Cheers
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    Atomic v1.0

    :) That's actually rather difficult to answer - it fell over so often you had to be quick to catch it :) Cheers
  8. :) I can't exactly recall their name but it's something like Ankoo, quite tasty actually. Authentic Chinese food, as compared to what is served in Western Chinese restaurants. is a culinary adventure - you never quite know what you will get, I just eat it :) I was at a government sponsored banquet once and each table had an old communist party member with passable english seated with the guests whose job was to explain each dish. The oddest one was probably fried sea cucumber. For those who don't know sea cucumber is essentially a slug - it was ok. One thing that I've never developed much of a taste for is brains, but I've never sorted out if it is the taste or me just being squeamish. Cheers
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    Daylight Savings WOOHOO! (NSW)

    :) Our new state government is probably going to can it, and so they should, ridiculous in a state that spans as many lines of latitude as this one. Cheers
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    Where have you travelled?

    :) Same answer I always give, I haven't been to Antarctica, most everywhere else of any interest I've been at least once and more probably several times. It is a bit of an addiction, although probably half the time it's been for work. Cheers
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    So the girlfriend's definitely moving in

    I think about that all the time. It's funny how these things happen, huh :) Now he's like the only PAC member getting laid on any kind of even semi-regular basis :P Well, him and Bug, but Bug's more like a slave. Let's not forget Chrisg. Although how he manages at his age.... :P :) constant practise perhaps? ;) Cheers
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    So just how crazy am i?

    :) Oh, he'll do it, you don't know our Caelum very well :) Cheers
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    So just how crazy am i?

    :) We'll be around. Cheers
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    So just how crazy am i?

    ') I have a niece in Ceduna and a bro in Port Augusta - they are both used to my nutty friends passing by. I wouldn't get too concerned about the Nullabor, it has a pretty active population, all on the move but always there :) You need to come get your headphones :) Cheers
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    So just how crazy am i?

    :) Its a fun way to wear out a bike :) If you get stuck on the Nullabour it depends if you are closer to WA than SA, the former I'll come get you, the latter my Bro will :) Cheers
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    What do you keep in your wallet?

    :) Little Creatures, had never seen one before myself until Cael was here :) Cheers
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    Worst album covers of all time

    :) I'll just say thank God for CDs then, at least they are smaller, although I do miss album art, Yes and King Crimson especially.... Cheers
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    Israel/Palestine

    I only did it cause it was 1shot :) :) Yeah, figures :) Cheers
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    OOOoo rejected!

    Hmm, I missed that... Apple just took a dive... consumer product oriented, but MS/Intel/HP/Cisco are calm. Cheers Edit: Hmm, I spoke too soon, they are all dropping, not as fast as banks, but definitely soft. That's a bit of worry because they were not over-valued relative to turnover, might be some good buys there soon.... Seems to be a big move of money away from all stocks into hard stuff - makes sense, but it's a knee jerk, those stocks will be back up by end of week, get 'em if you got the cash :)
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    Israel/Palestine

    :) That's the problem with being a spelling/grammar nazi, which is why I never bother :) Cheers
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    What holds you back?

    Not too much, I probably look after myself a bit too much because I have people that depend upon me, never used to have that constraint, but in general I do what I want how I want. Cheers
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    OOOoo rejected!

    ...and they will. Some valuations have been ridiculous, but have you noticed that IT stocks are relatively unaffected? I might regret selling those yet, although I made so much it would be churlish to complain:) Cheers
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    What do you keep in your wallet?

    Gawd!!!! Let's see..... Some reciepts to claim Four different foreign currencies that sum to about $100 Seventy bucks Qantas FF card FlyBuys card HBF card NAB Visa Coles Myer Card Cash and Carry Card Woolies Rewards card Drivers license RAC Card Several business cards (mine) Pics of my kids City Farmers Rewards Card Sanity Rewards Card NAB Mastercard Bendigo EFTPOS card Citibank Visa Medicare card Citibank 2nd Visa It's a plastic world :) Cheers
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    OOOoo rejected!

    :) Remember this MrF - money is a fiction, a barter medium that sometimes causes problems by being detached from its real use, as has been happening. In the end in order to continue as a species we depend upon each other, we work, we are rewarded by food and shelter, a few parasites are going to get their tenure cut off by this, but not the workers :) You'll be fine, and the Australian economy only has limited exposure to the mess, most of it revealed and corrected for now, the US is a strong economy, but so is Australia's and with far less people to support. In order to correct we might see interest rates fall and tax cuts, if we have a sensible government - we might even see a disconnect deferral, the debt pile is tottering, but it doesn't in the end halt civilisation, just reveals the blood suckers. Cheers
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    So the girlfriend's definitely moving in

    Her real eyes are somewhere in between the single and couple photo. The one of her alone has the eyes lit up a bit because I saturated the pic to bring out some more skin tone. The one of her and I doesn't really show them off well. She does have beautiful eyes though :) :) Very pretty :) Cheers
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