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« 2010-Nov-21, 05:53 PM Reply #25 »
Anyone here used paving paint? I am after something that can withstand fairly tough conditions sun sea spray etc.




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« 2010-Nov-22, 01:47 PM Reply #26 »
I guess no one is into painting concrete  :lol:


Bloody place system as soon as I forget it punts 3 home :)


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Warrnambool

9 BEER GARDEN $20 place

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« 2010-Nov-22, 02:00 PM Reply #27 »
Ya can get paving paint, winner.  Best option depends obviously on the surface and its condition.  I would think there's wide tolerance in composition of the paint.

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« 2010-Nov-22, 02:25 PM Reply #28 »
Thanks DD, I know you can get paving paint, I was after people's opinion on good and bad brands.

I went with my painter's choice of Cabots for a timber decking (well known brand) but the bloody thing washed off after one serious down pour.  :mad: So i am giving his suggestion a miss this time!


So naturally I thought I would consult the" fount of all knowledge".... this forum :)
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« 2010-Nov-22, 03:16 PM Reply #29 »
Thanks DD, I know you can get paving paint, I was after people's opinion on good and bad brands.

I went with my painter's choice of Cabots for a timber decking (well known brand) but the bloody thing washed off after one serious down pour.  :mad: So i am giving his suggestion a miss this time!


So naturally I thought I would consult the" fount of all knowledge".... this forum :)

I think the best people to ask would be your local teenagers.

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« 2010-Nov-22, 03:50 PM Reply #30 »
I think the best people to ask would be your local teenagers.


Good point  emthup

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« 2010-Nov-22, 06:01 PM Reply #31 »
clean your concrete with a high pressure cleaner first plehty of good brands of paint around

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« 2010-Nov-22, 06:19 PM Reply #32 »
Winner, what's the background to your nic pic of the bear?

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« 2010-Nov-23, 11:22 AM Reply #33 »
clean your concrete with a high pressure cleaner first plehty of good brands of paint around


Thanks Richo do you think the concrete needs to be acid cleaned as well or high pressure is enough?

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« 2010-Nov-23, 11:27 AM Reply #34 »
Winner, what's the background to your nic pic of the bear?


I live within staggering distance of the Club   :biggrin:  and my father played for the bears back in 59 along side the Bear's legend. 8-)

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« 2010-Nov-23, 01:53 PM Reply #35 »

I live within staggering distance of the Club    :biggrin:   and my father played for the bears back in 59 along side the Bear's legend. 8-)

  emthup

We might well have bumped into each other somewhere. I had 6 yrs on the coaching and development staff through the early 90"s when Stanton, Martin and Louie had their roles, and met my wife it that same club!! Those were the days when Bear Park was full, and we had a strong list.

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« 2010-Nov-24, 10:32 AM Reply #36 »
Interesting 777, you may have run into my father some time, he was friends with Frank and enjoyed spend time discussing the ins and outs of the game.

My involvement with the bears was more along the lines of cheap drinks on a friday night with my mates, before moving onto the city. Well that was the plan anyway but most of the time we stayed on in the club until they kicked us out. :)

I really miss the sunday afternoon games at the oval that was rugby league at its purest for me.

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« 2010-Nov-24, 01:24 PM Reply #37 »
My heart goes out to the families of the New Zealand miners.

I have done some work on rock structures/deposits in NZ and Oz, which entailed visiting mines and venturing underground, I do not know how they do it, day in day out. Each time i went under I swore I would never do it again.

I was once offered an invite to do work in south Africa, I was considering it until I found out the mine I would be visiting which was one of the deepest in the world at that time, was also one of the hottest evidently they needed to pump fridgerated air down into the mine for miners to be able to work, even then the temperature was still so hot you could only work for something like 15-20 minutes at a time... I decided to decline the invitation as i had previous work plans ...yeah right i was scared shitless   :lol:

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« 2010-Nov-25, 01:10 PM Reply #38 »
Place System continued.

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Wyong

Race 6 No 1 FISCAL $20 place

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« 2010-Nov-26, 09:01 AM Reply #39 »
Nearly forgot one for my black book

I liked the run of

BELLE DIVA  last friday.




Bella Diva is in on Saturday


BELLE DIVA

Morphettville Parks Race 6 No 10 at 03:40
MIDDLETON'S PINK DIAMOND HANDICAP (1000m)


Interesting. :chin:

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« 2010-Nov-26, 02:47 PM Reply #40 »
I was thinking about taking the family on a crusie maybe i need to reconsider after I stumbled on this video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cso7NcQKBww

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« 2010-Nov-26, 02:56 PM Reply #41 »
Place System

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Eagle Farm

Race 8 No 5 Audacious Spirit  $20 place

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« 2010-Nov-26, 09:46 PM Reply #42 »
I was thinking about taking the family on a crusie maybe i need to reconsider after I stumbled on this video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cso7NcQKBww



Winner we are cruising to NZ in December - won't be showing the kids this. Got some doubt creeping in myself!!!

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« 2010-Nov-27, 05:38 PM Reply #43 »
Place System

Original Bank $1000
Current bank $  968

Saturday Selection

Eagle Farm

Race 8 No 5 Audacious Spirit  $20 place



Bella Diva is in on Saturday


BELLE DIVA

Morphettville Parks Race 6 No 10 at 03:40
MIDDLETON'S PINK DIAMOND HANDICAP (1000m)


Interesting. :chin:



Nice day all round, the place system may actually get back into the black in the not too distant future :x:

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« 2010-Nov-27, 06:55 PM Reply #44 »
On my last trip to Beijing I was sitting on a bus when a young gorgeous girl sits next to me, we talk for the next few stops, then she askes me if I have a girlfriend, this is when my wife who was sitting on the seat behind butts in, yes he does.  :tears:

  :lol:   :lol:


Interesting article below, similar thing happened to me on my first trip to China.



After a chance meeting, Gary Newman is smitten in Shanghai.
Being alone in Shanghai makes you feel like a germ that's been flicked into a beaker full of white blood cells. Everyone seems out to get a piece of you - the women flogging pirated DVDs and fake watches on Nanjing Road, travel agents who claim not to speak English and the swarms of scooters that blaze their way through red lights when you are crossing the road. Then there are the scammers - such as the supposed businessman who has lost his wallet and briefcase and needs money to catch a taxi to his hotel.

Advertisement: Story continues below What do I look like? Some kind of wet-behind-the-ears backpacker?

After a day spent wading through the syrupy Shanghai air repelling hawkers and swindlers, I am relieved to meet Jenny, a friendly young Chinese woman who speaks English.

''Excuse me,'' she says with a perfect smile. ''Can I have photo with me and my friends?''

It's September, the World Expo is on and Shanghai is crawling with Chinese tourists wanting to pose in a photograph with a bloke whose hair makes him look as though he's plugged his index finger into the mains. Usually, they are either couples or groups of older men but this is the first time I'm asked by someone who is young, twinkly-eyed and female. Clearly, my tolerance of the Chinese tourist paparazzi has earned me some positive karma, which I plan to cash in by wooing Jenny.

''How many people your tour group?'' she asks. ''Only one? Maybe you join our group? We go traditional Chinese tea ceremony now. You come?''

Hell yes.

Shanghai is a bitterly disappointing place if you arrive wanting to immerse yourself in Chinese tradition. At least Beijing has its remnant hutongs, musty temples and imitation communist memorabilia. But this place seems nothing more than a neon-lit mosaic of cement and glass with the phallic Oriental Pearl Television Tower in Pudong as its 468-metre centrepiece.

The prospect of sipping oriental tea with a Chinese princess is not an opportunity I was expecting to materialise among the phalanxes of Nikon-wielding tourists along The Bund.

''You talk my friends,'' Jenny says, as we begin ambling towards the tea house. She walks a few steps ahead to make a phone call. Her friends tell me they're in Shanghai to see the World Expo and Jenny is showing them around.

''How old you?'' Jenny asks when she rejoins the group. She's shocked when I tell her 32.

''I thought you 25! Why you no married? Maybe you need Chinese girlfriend,'' Jenny says with a giggle.

We exchange trivia about our countries. She laughs at how small Melbourne is and I pretend to be amazed by the fact Shanghai alone holds a population the size of Australia's. She tells me she's an acupuncturist - something I've always wanted to try.

All of a sudden, Jenny announces our arrival at the entrance of the teahouse - a nondescript doorway on an unfamiliar intersection. She ushers me into a small room. The walls are adorned with Chinese symbols and the room is filled by a table, four chairs and a Chinese woman dressed in a traditional robe. The wallpaper is peeling slightly in the corners and the place is by no mean salubrious but as a setting for a traditional tea ceremony, it looks the part.

I take the seat next to Jenny. ''She only speak Chinese,'' she says of our host. ''I translate for you. I hope you don't mind my Chinglish,'' she laughs.

The tea ceremony begins. In charming Chinglish, Jenny informs me the ceremony dates back to the Qing dynasty, which rose to power in the 15th century. I'm corrected for holding the tea glass like a woman and instead am shown how to hold the glass like a Qing emperor. I breathe in the scent of each tea before we taste it and I'm told the purpose of each - one is for longevity and another is for cleansing the pancreas - but I'm not really listening.

Jenny's sculpted features and playful Chinglish are an intoxicating blend.

''I think I like that one,'' she says, pointing to a glass teapot inside which the steaming water is being infused by a kind of exotic flower. ''Which one you like?''

I tell her the third and fourth teas are my preferred choices. ''Ahhh. Good choice,'' she says. ''You can buy to take home at end of ceremony - for your mother!''

It just so happens it's my mother's birthday - so I order a box with two flavours of tea once the ceremony is over, as does everyone else.

And then the bill arrives. The prices, written in neat, grey pencil, tell me my share of the price, including my mum's gift, comes to 853 yuan ($130). It seems a lot but everyone else is happily forking out multiple 100 yuan bills to pay for their share and I don't want to seem stingy in front of Jenny.

I open my wallet and discover I'm 400 yuan short. ''Don't worry, I give you money and you pay me back later,'' Jenny says with a smile. ''There is an ATM near here, we go there after.''

We leave the tearoom and walk down a typical, dimly lit Shanghai backstreet towards the bank. We find the ATM and I withdraw the money for her.

As we stroll leisurely, I tell her about Australia and she seems to like the sound of it. I joke she should marry me and move to Australia. She says maybe. Suddenly we're back among the tourists and bright lights and Jenny tells me they have to meet some other friends, the implication being that I'm not invited.

I do, however, procure a phone number and a kiss on the cheek before she disappears.

And then I'm alone again, sweating in the subtropical humidity. I decide to retreat to the airconditioned comfort of my hotel but I realise I'm lost and don't want to fork out more money for a taxi. I begin walking but the air is like molasses. It's not long before the imitation label sneakers I'd bought in Beijing cause my feet to blister and the sweat cascading down my brow washes away Jenny's intoxicating effect like a mug of day-old percolated coffee. In this new-found sobriety, I reflect on the evening's events.

If you've ever been to China, you'd know 853 yuan can buy quite a lot - food, rent and bills for an entire month, or a plane ticket from Shanghai to Beijing.

How did I manage to walk away from a Chinese tea party 853 yuan lighter?

And then I recall the phrase.

The one from the Lonely Planet guide.

The one that reads: ''Nanjing Road East. Single men should guard against English-speaking Chinese women shanghaiing them towards extortionate drinks at local bars and cafes.''

I've been Shanghaied.


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« 2010-Nov-28, 06:36 PM Reply #45 »
Winner we are cruising to NZ in December - won't be showing the kids this. Got some doubt creeping in myself!!!



Hi Go Nash,


If you don't mind can I get an update on how the trip went when you get back?

How long is the NZ cruise 14 days? how old are your kids?

Thanks in advance.  emthup

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« 2010-Nov-28, 06:50 PM Reply #46 »


Hi Go Nash,


If you don't mind can I get an update on how the trip went when you get back?

How long is the NZ cruise 14 days? how old are your kids?

Thanks in advance.   emthup  

Will do Winner - kids are 14 and 10 and going with our good friends with similar age kids. 14 days leaving Dec 30 - hope the Tasman stays flat :sweat: :sweat:

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« 2010-Nov-28, 07:10 PM Reply #47 »
Will do Winner - kids are 14 and 10 and going with our good friends with similar age kids. 14 days leaving Dec 30 - hope the Tasman stays flat :sweat: :sweat:

Nash,

I have been on 12 cruises--want any advice ??--is this your first ?

 :beer:

Go nash

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« 2010-Nov-28, 07:14 PM Reply #48 »
Nash,

I have been on 12 cruises--want any advice ??--is this your first ?

 :beer:

2nd cruise Chuggers - don't think I do but can't hurt - fire away if you have any pearls of wisdom.

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« 2010-Nov-28, 08:09 PM Reply #49 »
Thanks guys, I am mostly after info on how the kids go on cruises. Mine are 9 and 10. Girl and Boy.

Cheers


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