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  1. Stickman

    Kodi

    I know a lot of people complain about the cost but I think Sky isn't such a bad deal for rugby fans - there's A LOT of home-grown rugby programs from the rugby talk shows to the first XV matches to really excellent coverage of all local rugby. Many complain about the price of Sky TV but I think in terms of the big picture it's not *that* expensive. The main problem in NZ is not the prices of things like Sky, but the cost of housing which is now at levels so high that you don't have a lot of money left over for other stuff - which makes it seem expensive. If you'd paid half what you did for your house, your mortgage would be much less and all these other things wouldn't seem so expensive.
  2. Rugby 7s is a version of rugby (which is played by 15 players, and not 7). Many countries which aren't strong at rugby have very strong 7s teams - Kenya and USA are two examples. The traditional powerhouses of rugby - New Zealand, Australia, South Africa and England - don't always do so well in 7s. Fiji used to be the best at 7s and are still very good, but there is no clear top side at the moment although South Africa would be right up there.
  3. It seems to me that when a woman cries foul in New Zealand that her word is taken as Gospel and whomever she may have accused should be castrated. NZ was always so sensible but things are getting ridiculous - and it seems that just about everything is political these days. I wonder what the real story with this 19-year old is....maybe she didn't get the plum position she thought dropping her knickers for entitled her to?
  4. Damn, I go to the Bangkok Post for a snapshop of Thai news and what's the latest story just posted? Google is testing flying taxis.....in New Zealand! https://www.bangkokpost.com/business/world/1427998/google-guru-page-tests-flying-taxis-in-new-zealand?utm_source=bangkopost.com&utm_medium=homepage&utm_campaign=most_recent_box
  5. You guys make it sound like lots happens in New Zealand.....which kinda goes against what I experience here! But seriously, this Clinton crap comes up on NewsTalkZB (NZ's top ranking radio station / right-wing conservative talkback) from time to time.
  6. There used to be a Honda service centre on Narathiwat Road, closer to Chan Road than Sathorn Road - about a 15-minute walk from the Chongnonsee BTS station. Also, there is a branch on Rama 3 Road, very close to the Sathu Pradit end of Rama 3 Road. Much less traffic down that way. Not sure where in Bangkok you are but one of those two branches might be convenient. I used both as I used to live in the Narathiwat Road area.
  7. Full story about the Patpong snake show here : https://www.stickmanbangkok.com/weekly-column/2016/03/snake-dancer/
  8. Wouldn't it be nice to know the exact date we were going to check out, even if that date was much sooner than we'd like? At least that way we'd be able to plan from a finances point of view. But it's not just finances, is it? There are so many things to consider when we pull the plug. The world is changing so fast that the things we once thought we'd like to do in retirement might no longer be possible or might not be nearly as enjoyable as they would have been had we done them earlier. Case in point: I backpacked around continental Europe for 3.5 months when I was 20. Even the really popular places weren't that busy back then and it wasn't hard to escape the crowds at all. I see videos of St Mark's Square in Venice these days and simply don't think I would enjoy visiting with it getting many tens of thousands of visitors every day. Knowing just when to pull the plug and retire and once and for all is one helluva tough decision.
  9. I'm in a holding pattern at the moment and mainly in cash. Low return, of course, but I just see so many black clouds around at the moment. It all comes back to one's risk profile, doesn't it?
  10. Been in his condo and it's a great unit, right at the front of the View Talay building next to Central Festical - fantastic location and it's big enough you could have quite a party in there as I am sure Sharky has done many a time.
  11. Yeah, I'd agree that KS is pretty much the same. Never did see him wai a waitress when he walked in to a bar or when they brought his change
  12. Off the top of my head, in Nana probably Sexy Night is the oldest which started around 1986, and Tilac in Soi Cowboy which started around the same time. Flash would know more about the Patpong bars. Doesn't SuperStar date back to the '70s - but I have a feeling it has moved location.....Flash would be the guy to confirm that.
  13. Rooms at The Landmark are very nice and its proximity to the plaza makes it a good choice for anyone who wants to be close to the action. Very good buffets at The Landmark too, both breakfast and dinner. Obviously a room at The Landmark will run much more than you had been paying!
  14. A Fistful of Dollars (1964) One of Clint Eastwood's old Westerns, this scored well on IDMB - 8.0 - and that's usually a reasonable (but not infallible) guide. I know a lot of movies were kind of corny back then and some of the scripts cheesy but this was disbolical. I'd give it 2/10...and that is only because I am a fan of Clint Eastwood.
  15. Shagging sheep until at least April.
  16. This is happening all over the world. So many tourism spots are seeing huge growth as the number of Chinese travel increases at a huge rate.
  17. A Kiwi farmer is sentenced to 6 months in Singapore after pawing a Singaporean barmaid: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11950989
  18. When England play Australia in cricket I always support England, whereas when the two same countries play rugby I always support Australia. Never been able to rationalise why this is!
  19. All Blacks did just fine against Scotland which is more than can be said for the Wallabies against England....and the world's biggest sore loser, Michael Cheika did the wild thing again.
  20. Here's the latest from the fellow who refuses to get out of a taxi which won't turn on the meter:
  21. Stickman

    New Apples

    My iPhone5 is almost 5 years old and the battery still gets me through the day. I'm not a heavy user any stretch so that sort of performance is fine for me. I reckon getting 5 years from a mobile phone is ok.
  22. Stickman

    New Apples

    I think smartphones are a mature technology and are so good already that a lot of the new features strikes me as gimmicky and as such, I don't feel any of these new phones are a compelling purchase. I mean it's all very well that it has facial recognition and you just look at the phone to unlock it - but some of us, like me, don't lock our phone in the first place. And on those few occasions when I do, inputting a 4-digit code is hardly a great ordeal! I'm still happy with my iPhone 5. It's 5 years old and whole the battery life isn't what it was, it still works perfectly. I'll stick with it for the time being.
  23. I grew up in Auckland and consider it home, even if I was not born there. Fantastic city but outrageously expensive housing and traffic that is out of control. It's New Zealand's one and only international city. I'm originally from Wellington and love the place. It has a certain charm and style and the main downtown city area is easily walkable. Heaps of good cafes, restaurants, bars and a fantastic vibe if you're in to going out...but the weather is not great - and even that is being kind. Christchurch I cannot stand. Honestly, unless one had a compelling reason to be there I would not choose to live there. If you don't need to be somewhere so big, check out Tauranga (100,000+ people) or Napier (60,000 people). Both are pretty cities, are on the coast, have very good weather and are much more affordable and easier to get around than Auckland....but of course that means there's less to do.
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