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Oct 29th 2022, 8:48 am
Replies: 204
Views: 14,980
Posted By abner

Re: Life's Turning-Points

I remember those truly expensive overseas calls vividly. We had a favourite Aunt from the Canadian branch of the family who was the first to visit Australia, working from the Canadian High Consulate...
Forum: Canada
Oct 29th 2022, 8:26 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,540
Posted By abner

Re: Sudden thoughts of moving back

I've had similar thoughts, based on 'visits home' in the past. (The details differed from yours, but were similar in the ways that matter for the question you've initially posed, *absent some...
Forum: The Barbie
Oct 26th 2022, 6:59 am
Replies: 203
Views: 18,710
Posted By abner

Re: Why so few shrimps on The Barbie?

To my mind most recent "expats" on this forum have mostly been "migrants" or "migrants-in-progress", even if not necessarily landed in their final home, but not necessarily looking at getting back to...
Oct 26th 2022, 6:24 am
Replies: 11
Views: 838
Posted By abner

Re: Setting up a Will

In general, I agree with the sentiments expressed by many of the posters above, i.e. a simple, uncomplicated, unlikely-to-be-contested will doesn't require a lawyer, and non-lawyer options are...
Forum: Canada
Oct 26th 2022, 5:16 am
Replies: 2
Views: 753
Posted By abner

Re: Christmas Break and working

If he is using his laptop to (remotely) perform his ordinary duties for his UK-based employer for his UK-based job and will continue to be compensated in GBP, deposited to his UK-based bank, there is...
Oct 17th 2022, 8:32 am
Replies: 93
Views: 4,293
Posted By abner

Re: Pierre Poilievre

Hard to see why it went off the rails so soon...
Oct 17th 2022, 8:26 am
Oct 12th 2022, 9:15 am
Replies: 50
Views: 2,382
Posted By abner

Re: Canadian Thanksgiving

Probably just a family circumstance thing, then.

Several branches of the Canadian family, including Mum's, used to own or borrow cottages in the same area of Northern Ontario, towards the end of...
Oct 11th 2022, 6:59 am
Replies: 50
Views: 2,382
Posted By abner

Re: Canadian Thanksgiving

Oops, forgot.

When I asked, curious after this thread was posted, most of my Canadian rellies didn't care too much about Thanksgiving as a holiday. They're either old and retired, so they don't...
Forum: The Barbie
Oct 11th 2022, 6:40 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,032
Posted By abner

Re: Australia over Xmas/NY?

Bondi, pretty much always these days, seems expensive, crowded, touristy, and not relaxed. Worth avoiding, unless you have some family reason to be there.


Three very different places, but I'd go...
Forum: Canada
Sep 3rd 2022, 1:12 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,207
Posted By abner

Re: car sun/moon roof and the weather

That's a bit more conservative than is necessary.

If it's dry and cold, and there hasn't been any accumulation of snow or ice on the car, then the sunroof will operate normally once the rest or...
Forum: The Barbie
Sep 3rd 2022, 12:32 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,073
Posted By abner

Re: Permanent Migration Increased to 195,000

Covid happened. Now kinda back to normal.

What was the issue again...?
Forum: Canada
Sep 1st 2022, 1:06 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,207
Posted By abner

Re: car sun/moon roof and the weather

Well, it went at least it all went well beyond the deductible then, and into the zone where "claiming it" went at least somewhere beyond the NPV value of "not claiming it". For maybe a year or two...
Forum: Canada
Sep 1st 2022, 12:11 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,207
Posted By abner

Re: car sun/moon roof and the weather

In that case, I wouldn't have much concern about the roof panel, or the Tesla for that matter.

But was the bicycle alright?!? :eek:
Forum: Australia
Sep 1st 2022, 9:41 am
Replies: 112
Views: 7,267
Posted By abner

Re: Looking for advice

We have a close family friend who started the emigration process 3 years ago. She ended up very well placed, but it took her some effort to get there at the time, e.g. she was a Filipina degree...
Forum: Canada
Aug 30th 2022, 1:14 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,207
Posted By abner

Re: car sun/moon roof and the weather

I had a car written off due to hail damage 6 years ago--golf-ball sized projectiles.

All of the metal panels looked like they suffered from teenage acne. All of the glass bits were fine,...
Forum: The Barbie
Aug 20th 2022, 10:30 am
Replies: 164
Views: 7,637
Posted By abner

Re: Changing your government

And then, that he couldn't remember, after the fact, whether he'd actually done it or not. :-:

All kidding aside, it's truly awful to see the ongoing mental health damage inflicted by...
Forum: Philippines
May 1st 2022, 8:09 am
Replies: 7
Views: 735
Posted By abner

Re: UK native tutor in Cebu

As a general rule of thumb, one can pick up a 'native' accent in any language learned before age 7. After that, you're pretty much stuck with the accent you grew up with, in any language you know.
...
Forum: The Barbie
Apr 20th 2022, 11:27 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,306
Posted By abner

Re: Escalator etiquette

In Vancouver (Canada), we'd used to be able to pick the East Coasters as those who walked up the escalators. ;-)
Forum: Australia
Apr 20th 2022, 6:53 am
Replies: 17
Views: 2,309
Posted By abner

Re: Brisbane Flooding Question

While what you describe is welcome news generally, I'm not sure what good that it will do in the type of case I was highlighting.

At a well-educated guess, based on close early involvement with...
Forum: Australia
Apr 17th 2022, 7:47 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 2,309
Posted By abner

Re: Brisbane Flooding Question

One other flood-related factor to consider in relation any Brisbane property is the potential for flash-flooding, as opposed to riverine flooding. Even if a property is well-elevated in relation to...
Apr 17th 2022, 8:51 am
Replies: 189
Views: 16,290
Posted By abner

Re: 2020 - movies seen this year

If we're allowed "series" as well as "movies" in the thread, the single-most weird, novel, and engrossing new series, for me, has to be Severance.

It more-or-less replaces the hole in my heart...
Forum: Australia
Apr 17th 2022, 8:26 am
Replies: 17
Views: 2,309
Posted By abner

Re: Brisbane Flooding Question

Errm, yes there are. There are also pleasant suburbs to live in Brisbane, which are partially flood-prone, but where certain sections are elevated enough to avoid any conceivable riverine flooding...
Forum: The Barbie
Apr 17th 2022, 7:19 am
Replies: 203
Views: 18,710
Posted By abner

Re: Why so few shrimps on The Barbie?

Welcome to global warming. We've collectively put enough extra methane and carbon-dioxide into the atmosphere over the last fifty years, that we've succeeded in altering the weather, on average. Not...
Forum: The Barbie
Apr 11th 2022, 7:04 am
Replies: 203
Views: 18,710
Posted By abner

Re: Why so few shrimps on The Barbie?

When I arrived in Queensland, most recently at that time from Canada, I learned early that "real Queenslanders" don't have much use for either air-conditioning *or* heating, but also that I really...
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