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October 27 2008 at 9:07 AM

eric s. (hkgweilo)  (Login hkgweilo)
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Ship sinking: washed ashore, 10 items;

2 watches

2 songs

1 book

1 movie

1 photograph

1 memory

1 meal

1 person

Well, I'm heading home from Frankfurt...my head hurting and lots of cobwebs up in my brain...all of a sudden, I get a call from this guy, asking me if I want to borrow his boat to take a leisurely cruise....


What the heck I figure...I could use a little R&R after spending the weekend with these people...


So, I head out for a cruise around the (wait...there's no ocean in Germany...)...oh well....I'm taking a cruise somewhere around the islands, when all of a sudden, my super-computer-navigation system shows me this headed my way...


Next thing I know, I facing a gigantic tidal wave...

ohhhhhhh shi******....


I wake up (with an even BIGGER headache this time) to see this...


Oh well, gotta make the best of it...so here goes...

My two watches? Well...given I'll be spending a lot of time in water, better go with this baby...can also be used to open coconuts and assorted shellfish.....La Bomba !!!


I also choose this one, not only because its one of my favorites, but helps me to remember all the great cities of the world I'm missing...


My two songs? This is a tough one.. my first is for fun, one of the greatest bands around, with some amazing guitar by Mr. Mark Knopfler...Dire Straits..the Sultans of Swing..


My second? I was going to go with something from U2, but instead chose this one from Sarah McLachlan..her voice can make me forget whatever stress I may be feeling...this is is 'Hold On', since I'm going to need it some inspiration being stuck on this island..


My book? Easy choice...for those of you who travel the world and need some REAL survival ideas...look no further than this one...HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Robert Young Pelton's 'World's most Dangerous Places'. I gotta guess Bo has seen this one...


Movie? Again, another tough one...

Well, I think it's a favorite of DID, but really seems to fit the scenario...I must have seen this one 500 times and never get tired of it.. Truly inspirational


One photograph...well, would have to be this one of my wife and I after our wedding...she's a real sweetheart to put up with my world travels and even hangs out with my watch-geek friends and encourages me to follow my passion....


One meal...? Well, I'd normally go with sushi or sashimi but since I'll probably be getting a lot of fish over the coming months and years...I'd have to go with some real barbarian food like a nice bone-in ribeye...


and wash it down with some of this....


To close this out...my memory and person are one and the same...

My Dad's been having some medical problems he's been fighting through, so makes me often think back to all the great times we've shared together. A few years ago I gave him a new watch (a rolex to replace the one he had had stolen years earlier)...after the usual Christmas gifts of socks and golf equipment, I felt really good to be able to give him something he really wanted...you'd have to have been there but I think you can see the surprise and shock on his face...I love ya Dad!


That's all folks...thanks for sharing this one with me....it's been great putting it together.

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(Login A.Che)

Good post Eric, see you in HK later this week :-)

October 27 2008, 9:22 AM 


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Christian aka Holly
(Login watchfan2005)

Well done, Eric (not the ribeye, but your DID --

October 27 2008, 9:25 AM 

Very enjoyable "dream" my friend!

It was great seeing you again this weekend. Have a good and safe trip home. Hope to see you soon!



P.S. And we "do" have an ocean in Germany

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Sergio Nazzaro
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Great !

October 27 2008, 9:51 AM 

and congratulations!

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October 27 2008, 9:52 AM 

Great post....love the Sultan's of Swing but the picture of your Dad is absolutely priceless,

Thanks for posting,

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Timothy John
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Great post and best wishes for your Dad..they are precious people! (nt)

October 27 2008, 9:54 AM 


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(Login farhadsamari)

Nice DID Eric. the part about your Dad was especially touching.....

October 27 2008, 10:11 AM 

it's so cool that you could make your dad happy. a great gesture on your part
those little memories is what our life is comprised of

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(Login nadh3n)

Hi Eric, great report & hope you make it back to HK, see you there! nt

October 27 2008, 11:13 AM 


Montreal, Canada

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Action Dan
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Excellent Island my friend !! n/t

October 27 2008, 11:18 AM 


“Those are my principles, and if you don’t like them… well, I have others.” Groucho Marx

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(Login gazman70k)

Awesome post buddy! Lunch this week?

October 27 2008, 1:03 PM 




The grass is greener on the otherside because its growing on a big pile of $h!t.

Some say the glass is half empty.
Others say the glass is half full.
I say the glass isn't bloody big enough!

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(Login otisDU)

Nice one Eric...

October 27 2008, 1:10 PM 

....straight from the heart, with some top choices. Excellent stuff!

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Terry NJ
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Great post! Thanks for putting it together !

October 27 2008, 1:13 PM 

DID does make you reflect in what is important + influences you,
Thanks for sharing !

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(Login porsche-964)

Great stuff Eric---that steak looked GOOOOOOD!

October 27 2008, 1:53 PM 


Jeremy (aka Mr. Socko)
Northeast Florida
Hang Tough Hammer!!!


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(Login madactuary)

Great post mate

October 27 2008, 2:05 PM 

catch you in HK the next time I am passing through again.

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(Login timlua)

thats great post E, your a good son, I wish I could be teh same with my dad one day.

October 27 2008, 2:54 PM 

Hope he gets better.


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(Login maxxbet)

Another great D.I.D. - Thank You!!

October 27 2008, 2:59 PM 


Nor'Risti in Training

Panerai and Paneristi.com...way more than just a watch!!

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(Login Kanellos)

Nice DID and great to see you again Eric. Hope your recovery from the

October 27 2008, 6:31 PM 

Vodka Red bulls wasnt too painful on the flight back home. Ill let you know about my visit to HK next spring. Say hi to the HK gang for me.


A true friend stabs you in the front.
-Oscar Wilde

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(Login Paul-Belgium)

Great Dessert Island Dream Eric

October 27 2008, 8:09 PM 

Great to see you again in FF
BTW Perfect wines my friend DRC " La tache" he he


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(Login dmasanda)

Top notch post by a top notch guy!!

October 28 2008, 6:13 AM 

Great stuff E, thanks for sharing.

"I'm just sayin"

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Frank F
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Cracking post mate...

October 30 2008, 1:00 AM 

and it was great to catch up during Pday.

Hope to see you in Honkers before the next pday.



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