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I've been saying this for years, commercial properties are not an asset, they are a liability.

Debenhams will begin a make-or-break year with 19 store closures this month that will result in 660 job losses on the UKs fragile high streets.

Economics & Investing / Re: At what age do you want to retire?
« on: January 04, 2020, 08:59:31 AM »
>Love the Chair! Bet it massages too.

Many homes have them, they crazy about the massage thing.

Economics & Investing / Re: At what age do you want to retire?
« on: January 04, 2020, 08:06:29 AM »
Presidential suite... nice 43M VND

23 million

Half tidy too.

Economics & Investing / Re: At what age do you want to retire?
« on: January 03, 2020, 12:42:50 PM »
Pricelist attached, hospital is like a 5 star hotel.

1 million VND about $43

Economics & Investing / Re: At what age do you want to retire?
« on: December 28, 2019, 12:23:55 PM »
Quality is bordering on excellent at the right hospital, Singapore is world class and a 3 hour flight away.

Only contact I have had was pre-wedding. You need a compulsory "check you not crazy" visit with a doctor. We added on a bunch of blood tests, heart check, blood pressure, chest x-ray and lots more I can't remember. Was around 5 hours in total. $100.

The hospitals catering for the locals won't meet your needs. Had a friend whose wife gave birth, was 3 in a bed!

Web Development / Re: Visual Cues Still Work?
« on: December 02, 2019, 08:18:56 AM »
>I'd seen it previously.

Shout out to toolman

Web Development / Re: Visual Cues Still Work?
« on: December 01, 2019, 12:42:33 AM »
>I looked to the right, I think I have more graphics blindness than most.

I looked to the right, have 20/20 graphic vision.

Water Cooler / Re: Terminator Scenario
« on: November 24, 2019, 05:55:27 AM »
Swarming drones play the James Bond theme. Genuinely terrifying.

Water Cooler / Re: Core continuing commitment to health and fitness
« on: November 10, 2019, 07:57:09 AM »
>Been on a new thing - very slow running

When I was seriously boxing training I don't think it was the brutal workouts that increased my fitness level the most, pain threshold for sure. The biggest bump I saw was from 45 min brisk walks on the treadmill, 5% incline, touch under 4 mph. Heart rate likely around the 110 mark although generally my heart rate seems to be less than the norm.

From memory Lyle McDonald notes that for a lot of elite athletes hard training is a very small part of their total.

Water Cooler / Re: Game changers.. on my watch list
« on: October 28, 2019, 04:10:06 PM »
>And I think that is a real rub.... affordability.

I hear you but in Vietnam chicken is more expensive than the UK. They have a more rounded diet including many non-animal sources of protein which are usually super cheap.

If I was being harsh I would say it's less a question of affordability and more one of convenience in the west. 

Water Cooler / Re: You're not so smart...
« on: October 28, 2019, 04:03:19 PM »
> just know how to deep search.

To be honest, and I have no understanding why, but many "intelligent" people can't even just search never-mind filter the information.

Water Cooler / Re: Game changers.. on my watch list
« on: October 25, 2019, 07:51:38 PM »
I watched it and pretty much agree with LM and also Ruperts moderation comment.

We seem to have lost the connection with food in the west. It is one of the things I find attractive in Vietnam, this food is good for a cold, this one good for a fever. We call them old wives tales in the UK but I think there is some truth in it, big pharma can't make any money off it though.

In Vietnam as an example many people keep chickens, they have to kill them and eat them, a real connection with food. Pigs too, I have a friend from a little village and for the New Year (which is a really big deal) they kill a pig and use every part of it.  Restaurants commonly display a picture of the animal rather than the "meat" if that makes sense. And they eat *all* of the animal, and I mean ALL.

My brothers and sisters from here who visited Vietnam may know what my wife's favourite food is, just to emphasise she eats all the animal.

Very reminiscent of my grandparents generation in the UK who also grew their own vegetables, as did everybody in those times. Food rationing (WW2) didn't end until 1956 which shocked me a little when I found that out.

Just had a quick trip to Italy, Solomeo, same there a real connection with the land/food/animals and the company I visited had a 1 1/2 hour lunch break. In UK it's a Sainburys meal deal eaten at a desk. I think there was a Jamie Oliver show where he showed a bunch of vegetables to both UK and Italian school children. The UK kids didn't even know what a potato was.

I think using animals on a production line basis is just plain wrong. I have a friend who bought a big plot of land, he fancied being a chicken farmer. His neighbour was a chicken farmer so he paid a visit. A big truck arrives loaded with chicks, it gets weighed, a few weeks later they come back and he gets paid on the difference in weight. That's just plain wrong.

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