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#10469 - 16 Jun 06 07:12 Joke - Wellington
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You know you live in Wellington when...

1. You can wake up during an earthquake and think that it's just the wind that's shaking your house.

2. You can say "Wellington is full of ferries" and not be considered homophobic.

3. You can recognise half the city's population when walking down the street.

4. You can afford a $1000 suit but still flat in a house that requires 3 sets of clothing and two dehumidifiers to stay warm.

5. You see someone travelling 100kph on the motorway and you complain how fast people travel these days.

6. You walk from the Railway Station to Willis Street without ever checking for traffic.

7. "Just turn left at the first StarMart, walk down the street till you get to the third StarMart, turn right, go 3 StarMarts up and you're there."

8. Seeing the Brooklyn Wind Turbine not turning is a newsworthy event.

9. It takes you 20 minutes to drive around the block in peak traffic due to the 'one way system'.

10. Boarding a Stagecoach bus is a hazardous activity.

11. You take a bodyguard down Courtenay Place in case you bump into a drunk politician.

12. The centre line is negotiable, especially on the Brooklyn & Hataitai hills where parked cars can take up 80% of the road.

13. You get altitude sickness going from your car to your front door.

14. You have to leave the city to do your shopping.

15. Any wind that doesn't threaten to take your roof off is just a 'bit of a breeze.'

16. You can detect 27 different shades of black suit.

17. When an earthquake hits, instead of hiding under your desk, you hold a bet with your workmates on the force, focus and epicentre.

18. When giving directions to tourists, you point up.

19. You go out for your $5 coffee with friends and complain how expensive Auckland is.
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#10470 - 16 Jun 06 07:20 Re: Joke - Wellington
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For those that don’t know, Wellington is a windy city, and New Zealand is famous for its earthquakes. It is also booooooooriiiiiing!

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#10471 - 16 Jun 06 07:25 Re: Joke - Wellington
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Quote:
Originally posted by The One and Only Polar Bear:
For those that don’t know, Wellington is a windy city, and New Zealand is famous for its earthquakes. It is also booooooooriiiiiing!
Depends on your point of view, and your ability to socialise. Can't say I would ever call Wellington boring, when were you last here PB??
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#10472 - 16 Jun 06 10:19 Re: Joke - Wellington
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I don’t socialise…..

I was last in NZ in 1993. Long time ago. Maybe its changed. Maybe it’s the social hub of the southern hemisphere. Maybe its 24 hour party land, famous for its clubs and social scene.

I seriously don’t think NZ has the population or economy to support a vibrant social scene. But then I find Sydney boring. I love JKT because I can go out at 4am on a Monday morning and find a bar or club packed with people partying as if the world ends tomorrow.

Go out at 4am Monday morning in Sydney and you find a handful of depressed drunks and a couple of hookers standing around one bar table and the bar staff vacuum around them.

What do I find at 4am on a Monday in Wellington? Charlie Watts and the boys doing an impromptu gig with David Bowie jamming on vocals?

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#10473 - 16 Jun 06 10:20 Re: Joke - Wellington
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But I am not knocking Wellington, or NZ. I just found Wellington boring.

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#10474 - 16 Jun 06 10:32 Re: Joke - Wellington
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Originally posted by The One and Only Polar Bear:
I don’t socialise…..

I was last in NZ in 1993. Long time ago. Maybe its changed. Maybe it’s the social hub of the southern hemisphere. Maybe its 24 hour party land, famous for its clubs and social scene.

I seriously don’t think NZ has the population or economy to support a vibrant social scene. But then I find Sydney boring. I love JKT because I can go out at 4am on a Monday morning and find a bar or club packed with people partying as if the world ends tomorrow.

Go out at 4am Monday morning in Sydney and you find a handful of depressed drunks and a couple of hookers standing around one bar table and the bar staff vacuum around them.

What do I find at 4am on a Monday in Wellington? Charlie Watts and the boys doing an impromptu gig with David Bowie jamming on vocals?
Well shit, compared to Jakarta, Wellington is quiet, certainly you would be struggling for the sheer range of places to go at 4am, however there are a lot of places in Wellington open at that time. I love Student cities (Newcastle being my home town)and Wellington certainly has the student feel to it. I love it (or did before wife) because the Female/Male ratio is estimated around 3:1, we have heaps of hills, in fact both uni's are at the top of hills (which means there are a LOT of great looking backsides walking around), and the influx of asian students over the last 10 years, keeps my eyes very busy!

I'm seem to fit here, or I do until I leave, and it's a bit of a challenge, wind, rain, think it just reminds me a bit of home, and I feel like it could be home for quite sometime.
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#10475 - 16 Jun 06 11:36 Re: Joke - Wellington
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Fair comment. If I had last visited Sydney in 1993 I would not have a fair impression of it. I apologise on behalf of Wellington.

The influx of Asian students is a global thing. My Fat Korean was complaining that she came to Sydney to live in a Western world, but its really an Asian city. These days it is. I would estimate that I see 7 Asian faces for every western.

I often wonder where all of the Asian students come from. I guess increasing wealth in Asia, and a desire to move (always an Asian trait) leads them to study overseas.

I read in today’s newspaper that 47% of the adult population of England would fail to obtain a single GCSE, and could be classed as numerically and literally illiterate.

I once met a guy in a bar who bitched ot me about how he couldn’t get a job because of “Maggie Thatcher”. I asked him about his education, and he told me he had “wagged” school since he was 13. He couldn’t read or write. He had “FUCK” tattooed on the fingers of one hand, and “HATE” on the other. He had been on unemployment benefit for 25 years.

I should have just pulled out a revolver and shot him on the spot. A parasite on society. My taxes paid for him.

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#10476 - 18 Jun 06 16:22 Re: Joke - Wellington
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I dont know what the population of asian background in sydney is-but PB you live in chinatown isnt it?
Im on the northern beaches and although there are plenty of indo " bumis" here, there are only 4 indonesians of chinese background we know - my husband is the only male one married to a bule -the other male one has chineseindo wife, the other two ladies have western hubbys.
most of them prefer randwick/kingsford/maroubra.
Honkys are chatswood-also getting to be chinese indo too.
Japanese seem to prefer cremorne and neutral bay.
We are still pretty much the sticks out here.My husband hates it, but you know, sons school,is here etc.
We were gonna live next to where ikea is in todman rd( toward kingsford way ya) but when economic crisis bit his arse we has to settle for the beaches...bum central!!!
We seem to have a high incidence of balinese
" royalty/princes" living in a suburb called avalon - but I dont know how true this is-its a bit like some of the indonesians here bullshitting about their educational background, many times been caught out!!Or claiming to be dari keluarga kaya but actually not at all-I dont know why they think it matters?
My husband is from what would be the upper middle class I guess, in jakarta, but here he is just middle like me-even low middle maybe!!LOL
We never understand why these people have this rich fanatasies about where did they come from- so what gitu loh!!
My favorite lady is one that is very asli, "kampungan" -she tells it like it is and is not ashamed to clean as a housekeeper in hotels.Others look down on her but I think shes the best-nevre boosting herself.Shell be the one who secretly owns a block of flats or whatever.LOL.
Sorry-not attacking people, its just an observation I made over getting to know these people( and also after being ripped off in arisan by some manados!! LOL)
But Manado people are so nice looking isnt it!

If I didnt have a son I would still live in Potts point toh,best spot in synney.But husband hates it-he cant stand the smell of alcohol on the streets.LOL
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#10477 - 18 Jun 06 17:51 Re: Joke - Wellington
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Yes I live in Chinatown, and I love it. Millenium apartments has about 60% Indonesians, who are great fun. Apparently the building was sold about the time of the riots, hence the mass migration of Indo owners.

I used to live at The Peak, which was about 60% Hong kong Chinese. It was sold about the time of the British hand over of Honkers, hence the high ownership. I found the Chinese to be a bit insular and lacking in humour.

I love living among so many people from other countries. I eat with them, drink with them. I sometimes help them with understanding English or with Australian bureaucracy (being a JP and Army officer I can sign things etc), they invite me over for dinner and festivities.

I was a hard line racist until not that many years ago. I was a member of some far right violent movements. As you can see from my posts, I still harbour some of those feelings.

But I am often reminded of how kind people can be to other cultures, and how unkind I have been. Knowing people is a great leveller.

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#10478 - 18 Jun 06 19:19 Re: Joke - Wellington
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If I lived in chinatown you would have to refer to me as The Fat Aussie-I could walk with your "fat" korean.LOl.
My hairdresser is korean, gay as, the BEST i have ever had -even better than wanky paddo rip off
" stylists" -do you know hair mania in sussex?$45 aja deh-massive bargain!!!Theres another on the other side " thainatown "pitt str, but I prefer the low key sussex.. Love korean food,clothes -they are way stylish and cool.
Love Indo people too-even the damn manados who ripped us off LOL.
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#10479 - 18 Jun 06 19:48 Re: Joke - Wellington
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She isnt that fat, just 'rounded. big boobs (in fact fucking HUGE), big hips, big ass etc. she is just a larger girl.

I dont like the trendy paddo wankers. they are so far up each others assholes its not funny.

i know hair mania. Cute girls work there.


I love Korean food....

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