Letter from Manila - George and the unexpected day off. Jun 18, 2015 22:25:07 GMT
Post by georgeb on Jun 18, 2015 22:25:07 GMT
I guess I was lucky (or not, depending) on being sent out to Asia by my company around 2003 which gave me the opportunity of considering a permanent move. Yes there were some tough decisions to make but I don't regret it one little bit. This'll do me and they can stick me in Manila Norte Cemetery when I'm done
Just call me Vlad the Jeepney Impaler
So they did, the only problems were that the villagers have no sense of time or urgency, so they just carried on as normal because the installation was all working. When it eventually stopped they went back to chucking a bucket down the well.
Sounds familiar. I was working a project in Malaysia and we were meeting with the operator to discuss some train specifications. The first request is that they were maintenance free!
I suspect that if any of the other guys reading and taking time to respond to your thread are like me, we would happily sit through any other side items/subjects you may want to post in here.
Maybe change the title to "George's Observations - Manilla Train Ride" and then edit it when you post different subjects.
I think we are often very limited in what we learn as TV etc is aimed at the broad base of the population.
You,can add in a bunch of Jeepneys, scooters etc next report........
Good idea, it'll stop my Range Rover thread going a little off topic now and again
I'll rename it 'Letter from Manila', which I write anyway for various mates around the world.
Yeah it's a good one that.
I tried to upload a video yesterday via photobucket, but it didn't like it very much. I'll have to sort a You Tube thingy out.