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It's never too late.....

February 8 2013 at 4:47 AM
Jimmy.  (Login jimmy6668)
from IP address 220.255.2.44

at least I hope so happy.gif


2008 is 5 years in the past. Back then I thought Simona was a guy and wished "him' a happy
birthday like we were old friends. Only later on in the thread when another chap wished "him" everlasting
beauty did I realized my mistake. happy.gif)))))))


Fast forward to 2012 and I found myself with this on the wrist.
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And squeezing me on the left AND right were another 2 buddies from Singapore.
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Were were flying half way around the world because we heard that croissants were the best there. PARIS!
Well I'm a Chinese noodle kind of guy, what do I know. happy.gif
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I swear I took some more shots of that hearty Amercian breakfast but after
5-6 months in the camera memory, this is the only evidence of how great that breakfast was.
Handsome blokes don't you agree? happy.gif))
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We went shopping after that. Guys normally don't like shopping but we had to keep
the mrs back home happy, so with shopping list in hand we set off for Galeries Lafayette.


It's over there I tell you! I'm cock sure of it!
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Then again maybe not. happy.gif))))))
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Truth is I think we spent more time queuing than shopping. sad.gif
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We stopped for a late lunch after that. I had my first rabbit here
and I don't think I'll ever have another. sad.gif
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As with any overseas trip with ristis, a visit to the boutique is a must.
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A beauty back then and a beauty still.
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Always a good sign when you see the calculator and charge machine on the table. wink.gif
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So with a new time piece in hand we did the next logical thing and went .....
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Unfortuantely we walked away empty handed without any new straps, I couldn't even get
in to the overcrowded store. But we comforted ourselves, we live in Asia, there are plenty of
crocs here. happy.gif


That night we had dinner planned with the French crew and a very handsome couple from the States. happy.gif
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Patrick explaining to Medeleine the benefits of eating durains.
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Patrick on hearing that she actually has it every night before bed. happy.gif)))))))
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Sharky and Seb exchanging gifts after signing the croc exchange agreement between France and Singapore. happy.gif
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The French crew rock, no doubt!
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But the next morning turned out to be a bummer. Rain.....
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Empty streets....
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My 2 buddies had left a day earlier leaving me behind, so I hunted for
some depression food...
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Thankfully the loneliness didn't last long and soon I was on my way
too.
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London!
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That night I was introduced to Indian food....UK Indian food. :-p
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Didn't matter if it was green pea soup I had because I finally bought my grail!
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No just kidding there. The lovely 21 belongs to Geoff, thanks for letting me fondle it Geoff.happy.gif
The watch Luke, the watch. Gutter brain you. happy.gif))))))

After that faithfull dinner, things just went from march2 to light speed! happy.gif


I recall getting off the coach here.....
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and here.....
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Drank some kind of liquid from here...
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And saw this poor chap trying to make a speech...not good .....not good. happy.gif)))))
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2 days later was the actual Pday dinner. I did not have the chance to take many photos
but there is this partcular one that I did......if only I knew the significance back then!


CHOP I TELL YOU! SELL EVERYTHING!
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And get yourself a vintage!happy.gif))))))))
Good luck mon ami!

Well it's been 5 almost 6 months since Pday 12 London. I wish I could do Montreal too
but I know the odds are stacked way against me on that.

I do however take away from Pday 12 extremely fond memories of the friends, places and moments
shared. I'll be back again one day, hopefully Pday 2014! happy.gif


One last photo to mark the occasion...oh what a trip of a lifetime it was.
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Thanks for reading. happy.gif

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(Login benson39)
220.255.1.147

Gr8 post dai gor!!

February 8 2013, 4:50 AM 

Tfs:)

Cheers!

Officine Panerai~ more than a watch... it's fun to wear a war tools on wrist!!
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(Login gfriedell)
High Heid Yin
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Nice report Jimmy, but where are the photos of ....

February 8 2013, 4:55 AM 


The Singapore crew cleaning out the G-Shock Boutique in Covent Garden?

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"But sometimes when you bring the thunder, you get lost in the storm." K.P.



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Yeu Huan
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LOL Gary!!! Nice post Godfudda!

February 8 2013, 1:13 PM 



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"Aiyah Panerai, buay beh liao eh lah." / Singapore
"Agak gila Panerai." / Indonesia
"Owh, Besarnya!!!" / Malaysia

 
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(Login jimmy6668)
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Flash him Sharky! :)))))))

February 8 2013, 4:24 PM 



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Krieng
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Great post Jimmy, thanks! - nt

February 8 2013, 4:56 AM 



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Panerai....So Much More Than Just A Watch!!

 
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(Login hongT)
124.217.186.79

Its late bro... :)

February 8 2013, 4:56 AM 

But thanks for taking the time to make this post! Congrats to your new old logo happy.gif Love the last photo!!

Cheers wink.gif
Hongster

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(Login galeforce)
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Great Post Jimmy ; ))

February 8 2013, 4:57 AM 

nt

 
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(Login galeforce)
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Great post Jimmy : )))

February 8 2013, 4:58 AM 

nt

 
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(Login hawaiiantimer)
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Really enjoyed the post. Your humor is similar to mine Uncle Jimmy...

February 8 2013, 5:15 AM 

But you're probably funnier. happy.gif

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Jens
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nice post Jimmy thank you

February 8 2013, 5:24 AM 

.nt

 
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(Login JZ365)
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Fun times Jimmy !

February 8 2013, 5:34 AM 

I hope to see U, Pat, and YH again soon - sweet logo God Fatha wink.gif


"Power Up"

Cheers
Jose

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(Login mikefarha)
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great great stuff

February 8 2013, 6:22 AM 

I always love your posts, lots of patina and leather, lots of incredible food, and Panerai, what more could a guy ask for.....

 
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(Login evertech)
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Quite funny : )

February 8 2013, 6:29 AM 

nt

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(Login mrly)
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Great post jimmy....

February 8 2013, 6:29 AM 

Love the post!


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(Login TokyoSkier)
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Thanks for sharing>>>

February 8 2013, 6:32 AM 

a wonderful travelogue! I REALLY enjoyed that. happy.gif

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(Login mrly)
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Great post jimmy....

February 8 2013, 6:36 AM 

Love the post mate!

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(Login nickster250)
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Great Post Don Jimmy!

February 8 2013, 6:40 AM 

I love your New watch!

"A gentleman's choice of timepiece says as much about him as does his Saville Row suit." - Ian Fleming

 
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(Login PanTex)
71.252.191.166

Happy New Year !

February 8 2013, 7:17 AM 

Gong Hei Fatt Choy + Sun Tai Keen Hong to everyone

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Salud !
S.Y.

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(Login PanTex)
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Re: It's never too late.....

February 8 2013, 7:24 AM 

I like the rabbit lunch comment ...... I never had one but I don't think I will or can try one. Give me a Singapore Fish Head curry anytime instead LOL

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Salud !
S.Y.

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(Login jimmy6668)
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Did you say curry fish head?

February 8 2013, 4:20 PM 

They ran out of plates happy.gif)))))

Oh and that pile of bones on his left, those aren't
chicken bones. wink.gif

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(Login PanTex)
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Fish Head Curry Singapore

February 8 2013, 8:58 PM 

All these ex-Malaysian are just too much when it comes this dish. I am so jealous !!!
I guess they call this famous fella "Starving Artist" from New York and all of you Singapore Risti's fell for the moniker and pick up this tab LOL

My handle in the Dallas Risti is "Cool Vintage" so now maybe I should add "Starving but Cool Vintage" !!!!!!

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Salud !
S.Y.

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(Login covactanks)
High Heid Yin
89.240.200.96

And you did all that trip with a great ,massive Black Strap -On ..........

February 8 2013, 7:49 AM 

Your knee !!!!! happy.gif
Hope you're all healed up now Jimbo
It was a pleasure to meet you Whaley and Patsy !!!!...... For ugly fellas ...... You're all true gents
Great post ( about time !!)
Nice Pre V !!!! ...... The best .... From the best .... To the best !!!!
Have a great weekend sir
All the best from the UK

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'Last night what we talked about
It made so much sense
But now the haze has ascended
It don't make no sense anymore'

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(Login VolkerWiegmann)
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never too late for sharing great memories - thanks! nt

February 8 2013, 7:53 AM 



representin' the DNA of Panerai

 
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J-F
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It is a forum for all the family .!!! regarding the last photo

February 8 2013, 8:04 AM 

Sorry but I can't tell you what was said between Asi and I, that would give to much to edit to the mods crew happy.gifhappy.gif


ps, coolio post ...

 
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(Login rockmastermike)
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Fantastic voyage and thanks for the excellent reading and pictures!

February 8 2013, 8:40 AM 


 
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(Login H2Finally)
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Awesome post Jimmy!!

February 8 2013, 8:52 AM 

Really enjoyed your journey & trip report! happy.gif))

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(Login sgristialex)
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Nice shots are not too late to share... Thanks Jimmy

February 8 2013, 9:17 AM 



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(Login Asimut)
High Heid Yin
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Sooner than later Jimmy,

February 8 2013, 9:22 AM 

oh, and next time I will be more careful wink.gif

Sloppy straps happy.gifhappy.gifhappy.gif



Cheers and best from the holyland,

~Asi~



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(Select Login sdumperth)
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Great read!

February 8 2013, 10:30 AM 

It's never too late to share that good of a report!

I will hope the odds start falling a different direction and we meet up in Montreal!!!






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May the force be with you........................Always!

Being "Individual" is SO expensive!

"Always remember, you can't buy class" -Dad wink.gif

I'm the anti-flipper!

!!!COMMUNITY UP!!!

 
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(Select Login wilmsenm)
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Loved it! Great post by a great guy! :) (nt)

February 8 2013, 11:35 AM 




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(Login steveroadking)
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I enjoyed the fond memories as well Jimmy:)

February 8 2013, 12:50 PM 

A great post, I'll show Madeline:) We had a great time in Paris...you are so right, the French Ristis ROCK!!!

"Life's an adventure, you might as well wear a Panerai"
Steve (steveroadking)


Richardson Hwy, Valdez, Alaska-- The Brooks Range via Dalton Hwy Alaska--Prudhoe Bay/Deadhorse Arctic Ocean Alaska--Dawson Cr, Mile Marker '0' Alaska Canadian Hwy Alberta Canada--Yukon Territory, Al Can Highway--Crossing the Yukon River via The George Black Ferry from Dawson City--Poker Creek, population 2, furthest northern border crossing in Alaska. The Forty Mile River Region/Top Of The World Highway


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(Login bobbydh)
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Great post Jimmy, very enjoyful journey you had there.

February 8 2013, 1:08 PM 


 
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JB in Shaker
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Better late than never! Great report!

February 8 2013, 1:20 PM 



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(Login GeoffHess)
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Great great to have met you Jimmy...

February 8 2013, 1:25 PM 

Thanks for the memories of a super trip.

Geoff

 
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(Login FattoAManoNJ)
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Always great to see a post from the S'pore contingency

February 8 2013, 1:43 PM 

Thanks Godfather !!

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(Login snoballz)
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"CHOP I TELL YOU! SELL EVERYTHING!" HAHAHAHA >>>

February 8 2013, 2:44 PM 

So it was Asi that led to J-F's sell-off. wink.gif

Thanks for bringing us back in time. Lots of good memories of good times. It was fantastic to finally meet you and the rest of the Singapore Crew. You guys are top notch.



-luke

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(Login gfriedell)
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Lol! Didn't catch that on the first read through, ;-) nt.

February 8 2013, 3:18 PM 



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Jimmy.
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Awesome!

February 8 2013, 4:14 PM 

Glad to have put a smile on everyone's face. I'm still feeling the good
vibes of having finally done the post. Thanks for being a part of my life
everyone. happy.gif

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(Login patStc)
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Wonderful memories bro

February 8 2013, 4:13 PM 

You have a knack for the dramatic but I'm sure you already knew that happy.gif really enjoyed the post bruddah !

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(Login jimmy6668)
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:)

February 8 2013, 4:15 PM 



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(Login Acro-Pilot)
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GREAT post Jimmy! Wonderful story...

February 8 2013, 5:26 PM 

...sure home you can make P-day Montreal work but if not, I'll see you on the next one wherever it may be. wink.gif

- Peter

Pure, unpolished plexi please.

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GUSH
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Wonderful brother - made me smile lots : ))) <nt>

February 8 2013, 5:36 PM 



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(Login rbenz)
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Thanks for the trip sir.

February 8 2013, 5:49 PM 

What a wonderful read.

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(Login Cr4ig)
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Very nice - and funny

February 8 2013, 5:51 PM 

Love the Simona comment happy.gif

Looks like a great time!

-Craig F

 
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(Login jcatral14)
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Thanks for taking us back Godfather :-)

February 8 2013, 6:31 PM 

I'll try my best to convince you to come out to Montreal happy.gif))))))))))))))

-Jay in Northern NJ happy.gif

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(Login nujney)
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Great report!

February 8 2013, 6:57 PM 

Thanks for sharing!

 
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(Login KerwinL)
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Awesome post Jimmy!

February 9 2013, 6:06 AM 

This post made my day! LOL! happy.gif

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Zameen Zahari
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With all the time in the world, i cant for the life of me figure out>>

February 9 2013, 9:05 AM 

Why only now?? Great post Jimmy happy.gif

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(Login jimmy6668)
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And....

February 9 2013, 11:09 AM 

With all the meet ups we had during PDay,
I can't believe how did I not have a photo taken
with you broZ. sad.gif

Sorry m8.

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(Login PanTex)
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Re: With all the time in the world, i cant for the life of me figure out>>

February 9 2013, 2:16 PM 

Zameen
Tai Koh Jimmy ...being the Tai Koh - his time is our time. GONG HEI FATT CHOY & SUN TAI GEEN HONG

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Salud !
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Thk you Jimmy for your report and it was really nice to meet you and Singa crew ;-)

February 9 2013, 5:51 PM 



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