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Re: Australia.... Not Another one! The Island Saga
« Reply #420 on: February 13, 2020, 07:33:17 am »
Taste  :laughing4: Naa Mate, just another pawn in the world of over priced tech.  8)

Anyhooo I'm back after a short sabbatical, We had Wonder Woman's sister visit us for 2 weeks.
So its been a busy time living the high life.
I will be writing about that experience soon enough.

How does she look?  Didja at least get a knob polish?  :peepwall: :pot:

 :laughing4: :laughing4: No but I did get her to clean my car....
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Re: Australia.... The Island Saga
« Reply #421 on: February 13, 2020, 07:35:43 am »


So, you don't eat fish then :pot: :peepwall:

 ;)


Nope No Fish for me thanks!!. to many bones and kak. I just wanna enjoy my food not play with it.
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Re: Australia.... The Island Saga
« Reply #422 on: February 18, 2020, 07:23:05 am »
Today is a sad sad day.  :'(

I practically pulled teeth for a "mate" back home.
A job opportunity came up for him and I put his name forward. I said all the right things at the right time etc etc. (He is the right person for the job)

Anyway long story short he gets the job. All he has to do is go through the process of getting the visa and arriving here.
4 months later he has stopped talking to me after I asked him (I didn't pester him I promise) whats happening with his visa and if he needs help.
My dreams of having a person to talk to at work are shattered.
Even worse my hopes to have a friend to have a braai and talk kak with are down the drain.. :'(
Nearly four years on and I still hate this place...... Loneliness is a bitch.

Maby it wouldn't be so bad if he just said, " I changed my mind" actually if he said anything at all it would be nice.

Oh well. Chin up. Move on. drink a cement pill and harden up... I think its time to write another letter.

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Re: Australia.... The Island Saga
« Reply #423 on: February 18, 2020, 08:20:48 am »
Today is a sad sad day.  :'(

I practically pulled teeth for a "mate" back home.
A job opportunity came up for him and I put his name forward. I said all the right things at the right time etc etc. (He is the right person for the job)

Anyway long story short he gets the job. All he has to do is go through the process of getting the visa and arriving here.
4 months later he has stopped talking to me after I asked him (I didn't pester him I promise) whats happening with his visa and if he needs help.
My dreams of having a person to talk to at work are shattered.
Even worse my hopes to have a friend to have a braai and talk kak with are down the drain.. :'(
Nearly four years on and I still hate this place...... Loneliness is a bitch.

Maby it wouldn't be so bad if he just said, " I changed my mind" actually if he said anything at all it would be nice.

Oh well. Chin up. Move on. drink a cement pill and harden up... I think its time to write another letter.

Sorry to hear about being dropped ... it is people like that, that makes it difficult for people like me that actually want to move !!
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Re: Australia.... The Island Saga
« Reply #424 on: February 18, 2020, 09:16:58 am »
That's just plain "kak" style man. He's not a friend. Who does that?
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Re: Australia.... The Island Saga
« Reply #425 on: February 18, 2020, 10:42:11 am »
Nearly four years on and I still hate this place...... Loneliness is a bitch.

Put an add in the local paper, they should have an Hoekie vir Eensame Africans and there must be other Saffers that need a kuier.
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Re: Australia.... The Island Saga
« Reply #426 on: February 18, 2020, 10:59:32 pm »
Hate is a strong word. I don't hate this place. in fact its been really good to me and the family. My wife and kids are happy.
In a couple of months we can get citizenship and my boys have a great chance at building a future for themselves.
For that I'm thankful. For that single reason I know that I made the right decision to come here.
So I will admit that I don't hate this place. Sometimes disappointment in the human race can affect ones outlook on life.
ok I feel better now! Thanks for listening
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Re: Australia.... The Island Saga
« Reply #427 on: February 18, 2020, 11:10:08 pm »
Nearly four years on and I still hate this place...... Loneliness is a bitch.

Put an add in the local paper, they should have an Hoekie vir Eensame Africans and there must be other Saffers that need a kuier.

There are lots of faceboooook groups, and even communities around that have get together's, We have actually committed to going to one of their shindiggs in April.
Should be fun, will need to work on my Afrikaans and my sokkie moves. I will take some millie miel to goi on the dans floor so we can slide lekker!!!! :imaposer:
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Re: Australia.... The Island Saga
« Reply #428 on: February 19, 2020, 07:49:48 am »
That's just plain "kak" style man. He's not a friend. Who does that?

Fully agreed >:(

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Re: Australia.... The Island Saga
« Reply #429 on: February 19, 2020, 07:53:27 am »
Has Corona hit the island yet?
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Re: Australia.... The Island Saga
« Reply #430 on: February 19, 2020, 09:30:46 am »
Nearly four years on and I still hate this place...... Loneliness is a bitch.

Put an add in the local paper, they should have an Hoekie vir Eensame Africans and there must be other Saffers that need a kuier.

There are lots of faceboooook groups, and even communities around that have get together's, We have actually committed to going to one of their shindiggs in April.
Should be fun, will need to work on my Afrikaans and my sokkie moves. I will take some millie miel to goi on the dans floor so we can slide lekker!!!! :imaposer:
Bozo do the Aussies kuier at home round the braai like we do? Or are they very private people?
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Re: Australia.... The Island Saga
« Reply #431 on: February 19, 2020, 10:00:21 am »
 I don't hate this place. in fact its been really good to me and the family.

Bozo a hypothetical question if I may.

If the Wonderfull Woman and the boys drown in a Mexican wave at a Footy match would you come back to SA or would you stay?
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Re: Australia.... The Island Saga
« Reply #432 on: February 19, 2020, 12:37:16 pm »
I don't hate this place. in fact its been really good to me and the family.

Bozo a hypothetical question if I may.

If the Wonderfull Woman and the boys drown in a Mexican wave at a Footy match would you come back to SA or would you stay?
[/q :spitcoffee:uote] valid question  :biggrin:
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Re: Australia.... The Island Saga
« Reply #433 on: February 19, 2020, 12:59:13 pm »
--- climbs of soapbox, hat in hand, walks away----
That's life...  and people. Won't matter where you go. And then something brilliant happens, and all is good again (note I didn't say the sun comes out again - given Melbourne and all that). Tough out the bad and enjoy the good to the hilt!   :biggrin:

Really, really enjoying the Island Epistles!
 
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Re: Australia.... The Island Saga
« Reply #434 on: February 19, 2020, 10:40:47 pm »
Has Corona hit the island yet?

Yes in a big way. Not the Virus as such, although there are 200 Aussies that are being flown to Darwin today and being kept in Quarantine. They have been stuck on a cruse ship for the last 2 weeks.
The bigger problem is the manufacturing plans have been closed, Exports and Imports (our biggest market)  has slowed dramatically.
So the roll on effect has been quite bad.

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Re: Australia.... The Island Saga
« Reply #435 on: February 19, 2020, 10:59:40 pm »
Bozo do the Aussies kuier at home round the braai like we do? Or are they very private people?

Some kuier at home like we do but its not the same because of the million and one laws. So there is always this cloud hanging over you head where you can have fun but not too much.
Just one example.  https://service.vic.gov.au/find-services/outdoor-and-recreation/register-a-party-with-the-partysafe-program  :biggrin:
I think it also depends on where you are on the island. Here in the bourne its a cafe culture, so people meet for a coffee.
As for Private People, I don't think so. I think is more like they don't really like immigrants, so they are friendly and will chat to you, but don't expect an invite to anything except a fundraiser.
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Re: Australia.... The Island Saga
« Reply #436 on: February 19, 2020, 11:07:03 pm »

If the Wonderfull Woman and the boys drown in a Mexican wave at a Footy match would you come back to SA or would you stay?

My immediate answer is absa-fucken-loooootly. But the reality is probably not. I would not stay here though. (would need to ponder this one for a while)  :dontknow:
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« Reply #437 on: February 20, 2020, 02:37:59 am »

I think is more like they don't really like immigrants, so they are friendly and will chat to you, but don't expect an invite to anything except a fundraiser.
I find that friendships develop up to a certain point to where all the questions about the old country has been asked, and the novelty of this strange person from a strange land wears off. And then the relationship tapers off because we really have no “history” together, or rather we have nothing in common. I sometimes wonder if its actually us immigrants that don’t pursue the friendship because we know it will end up in nothing....

Here we visit around the fire, but don’t braai together. All social events take place after supper, and you bring your own beer
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« Reply #438 on: February 20, 2020, 08:13:00 am »
So sad.
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Re: Australia.... The Island Saga
« Reply #439 on: February 21, 2020, 03:02:18 am »

I think is more like they don't really like immigrants, so they are friendly and will chat to you, but don't expect an invite to anything except a fundraiser.
I find that friendships develop up to a certain point to where all the questions about the old country has been asked, and the novelty of this strange person from a strange land wears off. And then the relationship tapers off because we really have no “history” together, or rather we have nothing in common. I sometimes wonder if its actually us immigrants that don’t pursue the friendship because we know it will end up in nothing....

Here we visit around the fire, but don’t braai together. All social events take place after supper, and you bring your own beer

Yep that's exactly it.
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