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Old 01-28-2019, 11:56 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Plus, they really talk funny!

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Old 01-28-2019, 06:15 PM
 
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Plus, they really talk funny!

(j/k). The living wage part sounds good. The OP has never told us if he'd be needing work with his relocation, or what his story is. OP hasn't posted in several days.
In entry level cyber Security now.
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Old 01-29-2019, 01:02 AM
 
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An Australian tourist walks into a supermarket in New Zealand and asks where they can find bottled water.

The response they hear is: "That's an eel tin..."

What the shop assistance actually said: "They're in aisle ten".
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Old 01-29-2019, 08:56 AM
 
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An Australian tourist walks into a supermarket in New Zealand and asks where they can find bottled water.

The response they hear is: "That's an eel tin..."

What the shop assistance actually said: "They're in aisle ten".
Love it.
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Old 01-29-2019, 10:56 PM
 
Location: State of Transition
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An Australian tourist walks into a supermarket in New Zealand and asks where they can find bottled water.

The response they hear is: "That's an eel tin..."

What the shop assistance actually said: "They're in aisle ten".
LOLOL!! THat's hilarious! Thanx!
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Old 01-30-2019, 12:41 PM
 
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Back in the dawn of the internet, there was a usenet group called rec.skiing.alpine. One of the frequent contributors back then was a Kiwi who went by "Bug Rutch" (Big Rich). I skied with him once at Mount Hutt back then and that's how his nickname was pronounced.


What I struggled with was all the slang. Somebody had to explain why I was "The Seppo" and why the English guy who'd moved to New Zealand was a Pom. There were a few dozen of those where I heard the words but had no clue about the meaning.


For those not in the know, "Stupid Yank" -> "Septic Tank" -> "Seppo". "Immigrant" -> "Pomegranate" -> "Pom". Cockney rhyming slang.


The views skiing the South Island were amazing. These shots were taken with this archaic thing called a film camera and the negatives scanned when I had the rolls from the trip processed.


Ohau:



Mount Hutt:



Me Heli-skiing near Treble Cone:
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Old 01-30-2019, 02:02 PM
 
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"Immigrant" -> "Pomegranate" -> "Pom".
I always thought POM stood for Prisoner Of the Motherland or Prisoner Of her Majesty.
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Old 01-31-2019, 07:42 PM
 
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So, after those breathtaking photos Geoff posted, are we all going to move there? There's a rumor going around, that for some reason, NZ is climate-change-proof (except for the increase in earthquake frequency).

Geoff, what about the ozone hole? I was researching NZ in preparation for a trip (that never happened), and there were warnings about the ozone hole that hovers over the islands, and the suggestion was to take more precautions against sunburn. IDK. Looks like you were out there skiing at high elevations. Did you take any precautions, beyond the usual?

P.S. Geoff: In the interest of giving equal photo-space to Canuckland, do you have any photos of skiing Banff?
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Old 01-31-2019, 10:37 PM
 
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P.S. Geoff: In the interest of giving equal photo-space to Canuckland, do you have any photos of skiing Banff?
Never been to Banff. Closest I’ve been was a business trip to Calgary. I have a ton of Whistler days and I went cat skiing in the Monashees once.
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Old 02-07-2019, 11:12 AM
 
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:This could be useful, OP. That might get you a work visa. Maybe after you get beyond entry level.
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