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Stickman last won the day on November 6 2019

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  1. Currently only New Zealand citizens and holders of resident and permanent resident visas can travel to New Zealand. Pre-Covid - and I presume post-Covid when the border opens up, anyone who has the skills to fill one of the many jobs on the "skills shortage category" can apply for a work visa. If a Thai can show they have the skills needed, they can apply for a work visa. Nursing is one of the major skills shortage areas....but there are many! Minimum wage in NZ currently is $18.90 / hour and will increase to $20 / hour in April.
  2. I spent a couple of nights at the "Jugendherberge" (spelling?) in Dusseldorf in the early '90s. I don't remember a great deal about the city but I do remember Koenigstrasse as apparently being one of the swankiest shopping districts in all of Germany. I would later learn from a German friend in Bangkok that there is something of a rivalry between Dusseldorf and Cologine, where he comes from.
  3. Just to be clear, I did not take those photos. They were taken by probably the best Western glamour photographer in Thailand (he does work for Playboy, calendars etc.) For sure, too many tattoos for me too....but hey, that's pretty much how things are in the bars these days, right?
  4. Just curious.....did the ATM screen come up with a message saying that there was a 3.9% fee levied on the transaction?
  5. Stickman

    The Covid-19 thread

    Self-isolation for 40 weeks
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    The Covid-19 thread

    It's a pile of shit, it really is. I reckon most borders will be closed soon and sooner or later, most countries will go in to lockdown i.e. people will be house-bound, only allowed out to get essentials and go to work. It seems that is the only way to stop this thing, short of a vaccine being found - but word is that would be at least 12 months away. The death toll is bad enough already but God knows where it will end up. And the economic carnage will be HORRIFIC! Best to plant your ass where you want to be for the next several months because real soon it's going to get real hard to relocate....
  7. Some of my favourites include Margarita Storm (mouth of Sukhumvit soi 13), Bad Burger (on Sukhumvit around soi 20) and Daniel Thaiger (deep down Sukhumvit soi 11 on the right-hand side).
  8. Bingo....it's an active volcano FFS! I'm quite happy that it's 50 km from land!
  9. Trauma Center Bruce Willis is a cop who is investigating the murder of his partner and protecting the one witness who was injured. Unfortunately this is not Bruce's finest hour and I would not bother. 1 star out of 5.
  10. That's exactly right - it is much more about the history of the area and it really helps to fill in a lot of the background about the place. If someone is only interested in the bars, it should be of some interest but if you're interested in the history of the area then it's truly fascinating.
  11. Cigar Bob must have died several years ago. Heart attack if I remember right? He was always trying some new business venture but the poor guy seemed to be broke more often than not...
  12. Yeah, remember that episode.....very nasty business. Whatever happened to him? I seem to recall he fled to India, if my memory is right (and often it is not!).
  13. I'd love to think you're right but I think England will provide a stern test this weekend....that match could be quite an arm wrestle. And I don't think South Africa will find Wales to be easy beats. My prediction is two close semi-finals and a NZ vs Wales final.
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    For the earlier rounds of the Rugby World cup featuring the big teams, The Kiwi was booked out i.e. EVERY SEAT in the bar was booked....so if you want to watch the games there, you might want to give them a call and see if there is space...
  15. Traffic is obviously one cause of pollution, but traffic is generally constant year-round, and is not the main contributing factor when the pollution levels get really bad. I gather that the main cause is burning of crops. The pollution was really bad early last week and I see that it's been even worse this week. The sad part is that there is no reason to think that the problem will be addressed any time soon.
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