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« Reply #40 on: April 15, 2020, 07:56:00 pm »

We here in Israel have 12,500 sick, and 130 dead. We are starting to get a handle on the disease, but 2 communities were screwing up the government's best efforts: Ultra-Orthodox Jews and Moslems. Now, after a bunch of elderly Ultra-Orthodox Jews, including MAJOR Rabbis, have died of the CCP Virus,
they ARE [mainly], taking it seriously.
That leaves the Moslems, both Arab and illegal migrant [Eritrean, Somali, Sudanese, Nigerian]. They are still not taking it seriously. And Ramadan starts on 24.April.
Should be 'INTERESTING', to say the least. At least the latter we can expel legally.
Whether my government has the balls to...
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« Reply #41 on: April 22, 2020, 08:52:54 am »

Hi  Pat,

There  are   a  lot  worse  places  to  be  locked  down  in  than  Phuket !

This reminds  me  of  when  swine  flu  hit  HK.

A  lot  of the  cases  were  in a  business  hotel  opposite  our  office   which was  immediately  locked  down  and cordoned  off  by the  police   for  two weeks

Of course the  hotel  guests  were  very  upset -  except  for  one  guy  who had  invited  a bar  girl back to his  room  for the  night  just  before  the  lock  down  began...........  Cheesy

We  never  found  out  how  much  he  finally had to pay  her !       Grin Grin Grin

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« Reply #42 on: April 22, 2020, 11:25:51 pm »

Hi Peter

Well, normally speaking you would be right, except they have us locked down by sub-district (think village), and shopping even for daily needs is reduced to a trickle.  It's time this ends...   

As to the bar fly bill, one can only wonder.  I hear HK is not cheap in that department... 

Hope you and BB are well !

Take care

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« Reply #43 on: April 23, 2020, 01:40:10 am »

Hi Pat

Sounds  like  what  happened  at our  second  home  near  Wenzhou  where  went for  Chinese  New  Year

Even before the   the  Great  Lock Down  I noticed that  whole  streets  and  communities  had  self- barricaded  themselves  in  with local  guards at the  barriers and only  local residents  allowed  in

Then  suddenly our  whole  town  was  cut off from   all other nearby towns   all  along  all roads. And then   our  town  was  broken up  into   sub- sections  of  about   1   sq  km each (with official barriers  and  official  guards)  - but  fortunately   they  arranged  it so that there  was at least  one  well-stocked  supermarket  in each  section .

This lasted  about   3  weeks  before  anyone  was  allowed  in or  out of a  section !

Ghastly  - but  effective

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« Reply #44 on: May 11, 2020, 09:20:19 am »


And lockdown is a good chance to clean up and admire your bottles.
   

A hitherto unforeseen 'benefit' of being a collector!


The Thai government has extended the lockdown until the end of the month. While offices in Bangkok were not ordered to shut down, most people who can have been working from home for the last 6 weeks.

One of the fringe benefits is the chance to keep some bottles on one's work desk to handle from time to time during the day. Could never do that at the office.  Smiley  Cool

Stay safe!
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« Reply #45 on: May 11, 2020, 08:41:34 pm »

My goodness Tom !  What a wonderful group of bottles..  Shocked
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« Reply #46 on: May 11, 2020, 09:52:04 pm »

Thanks George.

Four new ones in there (now re-stoppered and re-spooned), introducing themselves to some old favourites!  Wink
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« Reply #47 on: May 12, 2020, 05:35:09 am »

Hi  Tom

Yes  indeed  a  lovely    collection   of  bottles

My wife  cleverly arrange  my  display  cabinets    around  our  dining room table  where  I often  work  so  I can look  at  all my collection   all day  when  working  at home  (which is  now  always  the  case  after  retirement - and  even  more  so during the  virus !)

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« Reply #48 on: May 12, 2020, 06:44:41 am »

Dear Tom,

     There are a whole bunch of bottles I covet, on your desk!
Besides the Nephrites, the A. Basalt and the Aquamarine stand out.
I regret selling my Plain Aquamarine flask to Alexander Brody through Clare Lawrence [Chu].
Since it is my birthstone.
 I ended up giving the Aquamarine pendant I bought while visiting you, to my best friend Khalil's daughter Dunya.
Dunya translates to 'The World', in Arabic. She is also a Pisces. She loves it.
And it is on one of the 1 Baht chains we bought together, too.

So she made out well, from my visit to Bangkok. Grin
So did I, since we got to have a great visit together, and I also got to see Penny Treembungroong Ault, and say goodbye,
though I was not aware it would be so final. Bless G-D The True Judge.
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And lockdown is a good chance to clean up and admire your bottles.
   

A hitherto unforeseen 'benefit' of being a collector!


The Thai government has extended the lockdown until the end of the month. While offices in Bangkok were not ordered to shut down, most people who can have been working from home for the last 6 weeks.

One of the fringe benefits is the chance to keep some bottles on one's work desk to handle from time to time during the day. Could never do that at the office.  Smiley  Cool

Stay safe!
Tom


Hi All,

Hope everyone is doing well.

Tom - beautiful bottles. Love them so much. I am working from home now too and doing the same thing as you. Lol

Stay safe!

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« Reply #50 on: May 19, 2020, 03:03:43 am »

I can't compete with Peter's 'shotgun' display of bottles. (Having seen them in person, I can attest to the 'wow' factor.....quite overwhelming.)

Here is my 'work from home' desktop arrangement for this week - a black & white theme.

I'm sure you all know what the 5 white bottles are made of.
But can anyone name the materials from which the 7 black (or mostly black) bottles are made?


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« Reply #51 on: May 19, 2020, 05:07:24 am »

I could not relate to Peter's display while visiting him before the start of the 2014 HK/Xian convention [and I skipped Xian, too].

With 350 bottles on display [and with the mirrored back, you could double that visually], I could not see the trees for the forest.
And because of my Dispraxia [a fancy term for serious clumsiness!  Roll Eyes Shocked Grin], I refused to take any out of the case, to look at.

So poor Peter had to take them out, and then return them after I looked at them.
I remember he had a SUPERB 'Fish Swimming' subject, that I tried to buy.
But there were many beauties.

Now, Tom.
My thought was [Left to Right]:
Serpentine, Amygdaloidal Basalt, Jet, Jet, Amygdaloidal Basalt, Possibly Black Nephrite [but looks like Wedgwood Basalt Ware!],
and in the back row, Black Nephrite.
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My thought was [Left to Right]:
Serpentine, Amygdaloidal Basalt, Jet, Jet, Amygdaloidal Basalt, Possibly Black Nephrite [but looks like Wedgwood Basalt Ware!],
and in the back row, Black Nephrite.
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Dear Joey,

Not a bad try!
But before I reveal the correct answers, let's see if anyone else can guess them all correctly.   Grin

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« Reply #53 on: May 20, 2020, 05:09:42 am »

Dear Tom,

   I KNOW I got the Serpentine and one Amygdaloidal Basalt right, at least.
The one with the dots might be a Limestone, but I always lumped all Bob Stevens 'Ballast' bottles as A. Basalt.
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Now, Tom.
My thought was [Left to Right]:
Serpentine, Amygdaloidal Basalt, Jet, Jet, Amygdaloidal Basalt, Possibly Black Nephrite [but looks like Wedgwood Basalt Ware!],
and in the back row, Black Nephrite.
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I can't change any of them from how Joey guessed..
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« Reply #55 on: May 20, 2020, 10:13:23 am »

Hi Tom,

Same as Joey except I think 4th along from the left is lacquer and the last one to the right of the front row could be duanstone ?

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« Reply #56 on: May 20, 2020, 01:35:22 pm »

Hi Tom,

#3 & #4 are smokey crystal?

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« Reply #57 on: May 20, 2020, 02:58:44 pm »

Changed my mind, 2nd from left, Fossiliferous limestone?

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« Reply #58 on: May 20, 2020, 10:01:59 pm »

Hi Guys,

Thanks for taking part in this little contest!
Joey and Adrian were the closest (only on your second tries).

The correct answers are:
Left to Right: Serpentine, Fossiliferous Limestone, Jet, Black Lacquer, Amygdaloidal Basalt, Jet (with a dull finish)
Back row: Black Nephrite

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« Reply #59 on: May 22, 2020, 04:42:02 pm »

Dear Tom,

    Great idea for a distraction.
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