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jdw100

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4,412 posts

167 months

Tuesday 28th February 2017
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Hi, staying in Penang for a month - anyone fancy a beer?

XJSJohn

15,993 posts

222 months

Wednesday 1st March 2017
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Love to but am in Singapore hehe

I see you are based in Indonesia, am in Surabaya a lot if you find yourself there .

jdw100

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4,412 posts

167 months

Wednesday 1st March 2017
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Cheers!

I was in Singapore a couple of weeks ago - meeting a mate from UK for a beer.

I live in Bali by the way...

What are you doing in Surabaya?

anonymous-user

57 months

Thursday 2nd March 2017
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No body in Penang that I know of, I am happy to have a beer if your in KL. John and I usually have a beer if we are in the same place same time.

XJSJohn

15,993 posts

222 months

Thursday 2nd March 2017
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Yea Berw, been a few years since we last hooked up, just missed you by 30 minutes last time I was in KL / The Green Man apparently !!!

JDW100, also spend time in Bali - whereabouts are you? Kuta, Semenyak, Sanur?

I live in Singapore (again) these days, but get around wink


jdw100

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4,412 posts

167 months

Thursday 2nd March 2017
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XJSJohn said:
Yea Berw, been a few years since we last hooked up, just missed you by 30 minutes last time I was in KL / The Green Man apparently !!!

JDW100, also spend time in Bali - whereabouts are you? Kuta, Semenyak, Sanur?

I live in Singapore (again) these days, but get around wink
We live in Ungasan, up in the Bukit. About 20 mins drive south from the airport

Can often be found out in Seminyak though.... Also on Jimbaran beach (10 mins from us), Uluwatu and canggu are also regular haunts.

Got to say that I'm liking Penang - it's kind of between the level of advanced civilisation of Singapore and the chaos of Bali..nice balance. Great food as well!

XJSJohn

15,993 posts

222 months

Friday 3rd March 2017
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jdw100 said:
XJSJohn said:
Yea Berw, been a few years since we last hooked up, just missed you by 30 minutes last time I was in KL / The Green Man apparently !!!

JDW100, also spend time in Bali - whereabouts are you? Kuta, Semenyak, Sanur?

I live in Singapore (again) these days, but get around wink
We live in Ungasan, up in the Bukit. About 20 mins drive south from the airport

Can often be found out in Seminyak though.... Also on Jimbaran beach (10 mins from us), Uluwatu and canggu are also regular haunts.

Got to say that I'm liking Penang - it's kind of between the level of advanced civilisation of Singapore and the chaos of Bali..nice balance. Great food as well!
yea, usually in Kuta or Semenyak, which makes Nusa Dua a pain in the arse to get to (because I am inherently lazy and don't like to be separated from my beer for too long !!

Anyway, Surabaya this weekend ...

jdw100

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4,412 posts

167 months

Saturday 4th March 2017
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XJSJohn said:
yea, usually in Kuta or Semenyak, which makes Nusa Dua a pain in the arse to get to (because I am inherently lazy and don't like to be separated from my beer for too long !!

Anyway, Surabaya this weekend ...
Have fun in Surabaya

We should do a beer in Seminyak at some point then. With a name like XJS I'm assuming you like a jaguar? I've owned five.

XJSJohn

15,993 posts

222 months

Tuesday 7th March 2017
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jdw100 said:
XJSJohn said:
yea, usually in Kuta or Semenyak, which makes Nusa Dua a pain in the arse to get to (because I am inherently lazy and don't like to be separated from my beer for too long !!

Anyway, Surabaya this weekend ...
Have fun in Surabaya

We should do a beer in Seminyak at some point then. With a name like XJS I'm assuming you like a jaguar? I've owned five.
hahaha Surabaya ..... hmmm, ended up in Banyuwangi ... now for a Banyuwangi - Surabaya - Jakarta - Singapore travel day ..... how can they manage to ensure that every connecting flight is impossible to make!!!

On the Jaguar front I have only owned one complete folly of a growler, but that's not to say that the rest of my car history wasn't full of rust, leaks, eyeball watering fuel consumption and style !!

Yea, will ping you when in Bali next, alternatively drop me a line when in SG, there are a few PH'ers here too.

jdw100

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4,412 posts

167 months

Wednesday 8th March 2017
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XJSJohn said:
hahaha Surabaya ..... hmmm, ended up in Banyuwangi ... now for a Banyuwangi - Surabaya - Jakarta - Singapore travel day ..... how can they manage to ensure that every connecting flight is impossible to make!!!

On the Jaguar front I have only owned one complete folly of a growler, but that's not to say that the rest of my car history wasn't full of rust, leaks, eyeball watering fuel consumption and style !!

Yea, will ping you when in Bali next, alternatively drop me a line when in SG, there are a few PH'ers here too.
That's quite a travel schedule - hope it's not all Air Asia...you'll never meet those connecting flights!


XJSJohn

15,993 posts

222 months

Wednesday 8th March 2017
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jdw100 said:
That's quite a travel schedule - hope it's not all Air Asia...you'll never meet those connecting flights!
worse, took my life in my hands - Wings - Lion - Jetstar ..... I just kept muttering "every landing you walk away from is a good one ...... "

Actually made all connections comfortably, and even found the $5/beer shack in Jakarta International.



jdw100

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4,412 posts

167 months

Saturday 11th March 2017
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XJSJohn said:
worse, took my life in my hands - Wings - Lion - Jetstar ..... I just kept muttering "every landing you walk away from is a good one ...... "

Actually made all connections comfortably, and even found the $5/beer shack in Jakarta International.
I have him, jetstar are approved to fly in European airspace...not sure on the others!

We did fly Lion to Makassar for a wedding last year - seemed ok. Made it in one piece anyway!

XJSJohn

15,993 posts

222 months

Sunday 12th March 2017
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jdw100 said:
XJSJohn said:
worse, took my life in my hands - Wings - Lion - Jetstar ..... I just kept muttering "every landing you walk away from is a good one ...... "

Actually made all connections comfortably, and even found the $5/beer shack in Jakarta International.
I have him, jetstar are approved to fly in European airspace...not sure on the others!

We did fly Lion to Makassar for a wedding last year - seemed ok. Made it in one piece anyway!
Any airline that gives you a prayer book in all denominations does not inspire me with comfort!!!!!


Having said that, we have our PH Maverick Moose around here who flies for Susi ..... that's real flying!!! Lol!

jdw100

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4,412 posts

167 months

Tuesday 14th March 2017
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XJSJohn said:
Any airline that gives you a prayer book in all denominations does not inspire me with comfort!!!!!


Having said that, we have our PH Maverick Moose around here who flies for Susi ..... that's real flying!!! Lol!
As in susi the chain smoking, tattooed, didn't finish school, business entrepreneur and minister of fisheries?

One of my wife's heroes....

XJSJohn

15,993 posts

222 months

Tuesday 14th March 2017
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jdw100 said:
XJSJohn said:
Any airline that gives you a prayer book in all denominations does not inspire me with comfort!!!!!


Having said that, we have our PH Maverick Moose around here who flies for Susi ..... that's real flying!!! Lol!
As in susi the chain smoking, tattooed, didn't finish school, business entrepreneur and minister of fisheries?

One of my wife's heroes....
That's the one...

jdw100

Original Poster:

4,412 posts

167 months

Friday 17th March 2017
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Now that's a proper job, with a cool boss!

jdw100

Original Poster:

4,412 posts

167 months

Friday 17th March 2017
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Now that's a proper job, with a cool boss!

nickphuket

292 posts

207 months

Saturday 18th November 2017
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There is a very nice chap in Penang, works for ( I believe ) Osram, Will ask him if its ok to forward his mail address. Classic car expert, TR's, 2002Beemers, alfa spyders.


XJSJohn

15,993 posts

222 months

Monday 20th November 2017
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nickphuket said:
Classic car expert, TR's, 2002Beemers, alfa spyders.
..... and if you are coming up to Phuket afterwards, could you stick a few oily TR bits in your suitcase for Nick ........

hehe


And JDW - am back in Banyuwangi second weekend of Dec, although doubt you will be venturing that far, but just in case 7th - 10th hehe


Edited by XJSJohn on Monday 20th November 01:15

jdw100

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4,412 posts

167 months

Monday 20th November 2017
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Cheers guys.

It was 9 months ago I was in Penang.
Wife and I having IVF.

I’m now sat in hospital back in Bali and my wife is in labour!