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    Well, within a hour, armed with a Bosh tile cutter but fitted with a 4" carbide tipped saw blade, air compressor, pneumatic nailer, I helped to build a huge rack for something. Its not a cupboard or cabinet in resemblance but quite a simple structure. Yes, might as well help as we can easily presume not finding some carpenter to do this kind of "small, petty or custom" job at short notice. Maybe all these trade fellas only want to do "big" jobs and profit well. He told me this when he tried to acquire a carpenter to cut and install 18 units of window architrave at his place. All the carpenters just wasn't interested. I solely did it all for him..all in a day's work with my power machinery..otherwise I'd tell him go fly kites. I ain't holding some silly hammer and ordinary wood nails banging all of them into place like some monkey on a ladder. Some of which are difficult to reach, especially for old man like me..The pneumatic nailer is a GEM!..fast, very efficient but dangerous tool!
    I could have done much better or professional job if I had brought along my Makita mitre saw. But then the machine is stored deep into my store and a hassle to get it out. Anyway, buddy isn't after the highest class carpentry, the rack is purely something functional and make do. Wood sections were already ready purchased from a shop selling moulded profile timber..not cheap though. I do what I can do if I've the time..otherwise..go fly a kite

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    I like to work on tools too, so satisfying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Naka View Post
    I like to work on tools too, so satisfying.
    But know what you're doing and not screw up the job..safety first too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Naka View Post
    I like to work on tools too, so satisfying.
    Quote Originally Posted by bslee View Post
    But know what you're doing and not screw up the job..safety first too.
    Safety above everything else, then all is good.

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    Doesn't this rainy morning make you want to jump up and sing "Everything Is Beautiful" (song by Ray Stevens)? What a cool morning this is. Great for staying in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charbroiled View Post
    Where taste is concerned, I fully agree. It's in its own class, for better or for worse. & it tastes nothing like arse-kicking Chinese tea..
    Arse-kicking Chinese tea .. what a word !!

    I think the taste (and thus the way the tea is brewed or prepared and consumed) is strongly related to the food over a long long period of time, or tradition over many generations.

    Chinese tea blends well with traditional Chinese food (not those apanama or fusion chinese food)...
    Hence, the so-called “green tea” of Chinese tea is also fermented albeit in the mildest magnitude as the taste of fermented tea blend well with Chinese food..

    I can’t comment much on Japanese food although I am a regular consumer of raw seafood including the Japanese sashimi.. But one thing for sure, the taste of raw green tea from a cup of boiled Japanese tea is the perfect drinks after eating sashimi especially if you like the sauce that accompany the sashimi.

    I drink Japanese tea from tea bag for the reason of convenience more than the taste.. When busy, the tea bag is handy.

    I am a lazy folk and won't follow all the processes required in praparing tea...
    I use a purple-clay cup with build-in strainer (also made from purple clay). The reason for this clay material is – it can keep the temperature longer than other porcelain clay and hence no need to finish the hot tea in a hurry..

    Remember I mentioned the Panasonic electric thermos in previous post..
    I find it an ideal appliance because after the water is boiled, you can keep warm at 90 and 95 deg C which imo, perfect temperature for preparing Chinese tea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhiga View Post
    Arse-kicking Chinese tea .. what a word !!
    Guess I watch too much American movies/TV shows. They love things like 'arse-kicking' a way bit too much and it has rubbed off on me.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rhiga View Post
    I think the taste (and thus the way the tea is brewed or prepared and consumed) is strongly related to the food over a long long period of time, or tradition over many generations.
    You got that spot on! Japanese green tea sure tastes like Japanese food, especially the black sauce. You know of course by now that I am not fond of Japanese food but I do like tempura.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charbroiled View Post
    Doesn't this rainy morning make you want to jump up and sing "Everything Is Beautiful" (song by Ray Stevens)? What a cool morning this is. Great for staying in.
    next time you should listen to Traxx FM 90.30/100.10 where our USJ forumer play his oldies from 6-9am every Sunday.Seems like he has a lot of fans nowadays judging from the callers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jan tomaswaki View Post
    next time you should listen to Traxx FM 90.30/100.10 where our USJ forumer play his oldies from 6-9am every Sunday.Seems like he has a lot of fans nowadays judging from the callers!
    Oh really? Will try to tune in. I usually stay up late Saturday nights. Will only wake up the next day when the sun shines on my behind!

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    Coincidently, picked up another ABBA album on the cheap. ABBA The Album... again, many tracks I'm familiar and like.
    Never crossed my mind about this defunct group. One of the female member is now a Countess and Princess of a German royal house...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bslee View Post
    Coincidently, picked up another ABBA album on the cheap. ABBA The Album... again, many tracks I'm familiar and like.
    Never crossed my mind about this defunct group. One of the female member is now a Countess and Princess of a German royal house...
    You're a big fan of the group, are you not? Another Abba LP? Cool. What other LPs (by other singers) do they stock? What about CDs? Any CDs by Commodores, Rainbow, Wings and so on? If I were them, I'd put up a list of available titles in Facebook. You think they are doing that already?

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    I follow my own mind and that include sudden desire to listen to music that were once so familiar and nostalgic. The Lp is there on the cheap, if I don't take it, someone else will. I'm not the only person in town having the desire. Nope..most of those sellers don't advertise anywhere. Its a flea market, they sell as they please and entirely at your own luck. If its there, its there. Too late and someone else will grab them. I've had my fair share of regrets of items that I dismissed or to be thought over..too late..gone by the time I return again.
    Speaking about this now doesn't necessarily make me some big fan. I just got it on the cheap..what the heck?..play and enjoy the haul!
    There were a few more, maybe familiar to some, maybe not. Pepe Jaramillo orchestra (Studio 2 recording), Herb Alpert Greatest hits (Spanish Flea and Tijuana Taxi fame), ABBA and some stereo sampler LP from Studio 2. All lovely albums in my opinion. Princely sum of RM20 for the lot! You can be amazed my properly setup LP rig will beat some CD digital system hands down...IMHO!
    I'm so glad I didn't throw away my records 20 years ago, I'll be kicking myself in the buttt if I did!

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    Enough for Chinese tea oredi.

    How about chocolate… !!

    Anyone is fancy of chocolate and obsess with eating chocolate while “sipping” beer or wine .. ?

    My favorite is Guylian... Check the web : http://www.guylian.be/en/home/

    This Belgium chocolate is nice – really melt in your mouth and blend perfectly with beer or wine..
    Can get from airport and is my MUST BUY items when I am in airport ... Price is ok, about RM40 per box…

    Of course, Godiva chocolate is the best but this is a throat-cutting chocolate. One box is also about 40.. but is EURO40..

    If interested, can get in KLCC.

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    My all time favourite is Kit Kat...nothing else really matters. From young till now..and best of all available just about anywhere.
    Some years ago, met someone working in a local chocolate confectioner, was told that local produced products are purposely made sweeter for local consumption. I told myself...SHYTE!!!

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    Smarties ....
    Everyday is a good day for GOOD FOOD and a GOOD LAUGH

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