Response: Maybe you should come look at some of my engineering work. Then you can make further comment on whether I missed my calling or not. No really I appreciate your comments. Cheers
Response: No comment needed really
Response: Charleston my man. I've written you quite the lenghty old email. Anyways nice to hear that Bob's still being a right pain in the ass. Pass on my best wishes to all. I'll be back to visit soon.
Response: Got that right! Now as for those ladies you speak of. There's a guy down on the second floor that comes pretty close, but apart from that you may need to include further directions.
Response: No no you got it all wrong my son. You know what they say about big feet.....
small brain? Well I think that's the way it goes.
Response: I appreciate your concerns regarding my bowels. They go through patches of good and bad. I'm still searching round trying new foods so I guess a few lose stools here and there are to be expected.
Response: Sorry for the delays in reply. I promise I'll write you soon.
Response: Steve Steve my dear friend so many question. Ok here goes, yes I now have internet access at work it was starting to look pretty grim there for a second. Regarding Bahrain well shit, it's the 3/2/07 and they tell me I'll get my papers/visas/car transit authority/ drivers licence tomorrow, ha i'm not holding my freaking breath thats 4 sure. As for the trip home well that comes in 6-7 weeks from now. Let me out!! and hurry the f**k up about it! What the hells your new email address sir?
Response: Ah Brother Newlands, nice to hear from you. I'd be keen to have a yak sometime my Skye username is dreglands but i think you may also be able to search for Ben Newlands. I'll be speaking with ya.
Response: Holyshit Cheong good hearing from ya. What the hells your email address?
Response: The two things I seem to recall that got on my goat that day were number 1, being asked to comb my hair for the photo. Number 2, the dude trying his hardest to close my legs. He must know that us westerners need to give the boys a little room down there, especially when posing for photos.
Response: Hey Mr Swart. I was speaking with a South African on New Year's eve. I took a long shot and asked him if he knew a dude named Louis Swart. His reply Louis Swart! that's like asking if I knew John Smith in Australia. It was worth a try. Apologies for not titling the photos on this page, it seems every time I get net access down at Starbucks i'm kicked out due to prayer time. This happens 6 inconvenient times a day. It's kind of funny at work as the internet is only available during our 1 hour lunch break. This has shown itself to be a major pain in the ass. What about google, yes indeed what about google? The most powerful research tool for our job. I think i'm going to have words to my manager at the end of the month about this. As with the phone, in the office we share one phone between six of us. Although they did hand me a mobile phone, shit, it's like i'm back at school. Anyways I hope you had a nice crissy break. How are those scissor lifts going? Have ya finished them yet? Be speaking with you soon good sir, for now farewell.
Response: I think your having a stab, Miss Bower. Although good call. I have not yet had time to title the photos. What I was hoping to show was the Singles entrance that every restaurant has. What did you get up to New Years? Have your finished work yet?
Response: Hey Tone. Nice to hear from ya . Yes a little disappointing no shenanigans & drinking games took place before my big move. I started work the first day I arrived (23rd Dec). How's your Melb experience going? Im guessing youve well and truely surrounded yourself with the African community down there? There's a little piece of me that was hoping to get down south this year to work but I guess that didnt happen. Anyways I have your email address now so Ill be speaking with you soon. Cheers love.
Response: Safron my man! Nice to hear from ya. I've been putting in the good words over here for ya. They need lots of people and now you've got the Australian passport you'll be the king. King Saif they call him. Good to hear you enjoyed xmas. How'd the camping go with Corke? Did you join in the Australian xmas culture of sing christmas carols and eating witchetty grubs round the camp fire? You should download and install Skype so we can chat about you coming over to Saudi. Nice one Saif, i'll be speaking with ya soon. check
Response: Ralfy! Oh Ralfy. Nice hearing from ya. I hope Team FM kept the plant going after I left. ha. Just joking. Living over here is not that bad, westerners seem to be treated very well. Hey just reading in the paper that a thirsty German man sells his pet beagle to buy beer. Have you and Mel still got your dog? Hey Ralf it would seem there is much work here with Worley, interested? For my sake I would hope so. Anyways dude i'll be speaking with you soon. Happy New Year sir. Pass on many good hustles to Team FM. Cheers Brother.
Response: Excellent Karen, I'll try and keep it all clean then. It's funny how it was a world ending rush to get over here yet it turns out I worked the first 4 days just to have the last 6 off. It's Eid holidays over here. Anyways guess thats how it is. Luckily they sorted me out a car so I have a little freedom. I hope all went well for New Years, with no suffering New Years day (headaches etc). Mr. Snitch and his wife Jo invited me over to their compound to celebrate the New Years with a bunch of their friends. It was a lot more subdued then what Im use to, which was nice for a change. Id like it if you could keep me in the loop on whats doing back in NCL via newsletters that go out. I can see myself back there in a couple of years requesting I be placed back on the Grad program, more on this one later. For now past on well wishes to all at Worley. Ill write soon. Happy New Year!!!
Response: Brother Hex. Nice to hear from ya. No I have not sorted out a Myspace site. I'm having enough trouble keeping this one up to date. I guess this plantranger site is not that bad, it was very easy to create and pretty simple to upload pics etc. Have you finished work yet. When do you fly out. Is Japan your first stop. Im so jealous of your travel plans. Hopefully I can use one of my trips to bump into you. Anyways most definitely keep in touch hey. Have you got a Skype username? Enough questions for now. Happy New Years yo. Speak soon.
Response: Sorry for the delays dude. I'm still with my temp car (Nissan Sunny) until after the holidays. Check it out in the photos section. I'm pretty sure that my permanent car will be a Camry of sorts. I'll keep ya updated on that one. How was the first day back on the tools? Has the weather been of any help to your days at work?
Response: exellent i now have your email address. It seems that I'm only allowed to access the web for an hour during lunch. anyways i thank you for your support. I'll be in touch soon. till then xox bn.