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9 minutes ago, deebug said:

Wow so many people from all over the globe, following our great club😎

Careful... Gil will have us playing games in Splitz if he thinks he can make a bob or two😎

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8 hours ago, bing181 said:

Paris

Do you possess a yellow vest 'bing' ?

 

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completely off topic but perhaps relevant to our followers in China..

After years of trying to work out who Hisense were I think the arena for the Australian Open Tennis has been renamed 1573 Arena.

A google search showed up a brand of Chinese Liquor. Any of our China residents care to comment.

Cheers

PS.. found this on the net:

"Australian Open officials announced in Shanghai last night one of the biggest sponsorship deals in its history with an aspirational Chinese distillery that dates back to The Ming Dynasty. "

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10 hours ago, bing181 said:

Paris

Where in Paris, Bing? I moved to Oz 13 years ago, but was in Paris (10e - Rue du Fbg St Martin) for 4 years or so - still miss it.

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23 hours ago, McQueen said:

I’m in Perth. 

Compared to others in this thread you live on an alien planet.

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I'm based in Shanghai at the moment.

I think it's better than living in Melbourne sometimes for two reasons.

1. The games start two hours earlier than Melbourne time. Not as much time waiting around nervous.

2. You can get as immersed or as a distanced as you want during the season. Can always go to the Sports Bar and have drunken yarns to other diehards if you want a good atmosphere, but after a loss, it's easy to move on, because nobody outside of the small expat bubble GAF about footy. The 24/7 AFL media in Melbourne is good to avoid after a loss!

 

Having said that, nothing beats going to a game live at the G.

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2 hours ago, 3183 Dee said:

Where in Paris, Bing? I moved to Oz 13 years ago, but was in Paris (10e - Rue du Fbg St Martin) for 4 years or so - still miss it.

Palaiseau (near Massy). 30 mins out, but we have house, garden, dog, (kids!) and easy access to open fields and forest. Helps to retain sanity. Nice area up in the 10e, must have been a buzz.

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3 hours ago, DV8 said:

Do you possess a yellow vest 'bing' ?

We all do, they're compulsory in-car equipment. But like most of the locals, I only wear it in emergencies. Right-wing populism isn't really my thing.

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Also in Perth (Not sure that counts as ex-pat)  Watched most of the games this year on the iPad (Telstra) as we don't have foxtel, i'm also too lazy to go to the Western Dee's tv functions, though I should.

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6 hours ago, Diamond_Jim said:

completely off topic but perhaps relevant to our followers in China..

After years of trying to work out who Hisense were I think the arena for the Australian Open Tennis has been renamed 1573 Arena.

A google search showed up a brand of Chinese Liquor. Any of our China residents care to comment.

Cheers

PS.. found this on the net:

"Australian Open officials announced in Shanghai last night one of the biggest sponsorship deals in its history with an aspirational Chinese distillery that dates back to The Ming Dynasty. "

It’s one of the more popular brands of “baijiu” which literally means “white alcohol”. It’s actually not white but clear like vodka.  Another brand, Maotai, is perhaps the most famous. These well known brands are often very expensive and highly prized as gifts.  They are all all very high in alcohol content and to me taste bloody terrible and more useful for stripping paint or starting engines. Give me a Harbin lager any day. 

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I travel a lot with bases in a few places. I have a base in Spain and another in London with travel through Africa and the ME. Suitcase Ex-pat.

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1 hour ago, ProperDee said:

It’s one of the more popular brands of “baijiu” which literally means “white alcohol”. It’s actually not white but clear like vodka.  Another brand, Maotai, is perhaps the most famous. These well known brands are often very expensive and highly prized as gifts.  They are all all very high in alcohol content and to me taste bloody terrible and more useful for stripping paint or starting engines. Give me a Harbin lager any day. 

thanks ... have heard of maotai but have never tried it.

Spending a lot of time in Asia myself I am aware of the paint stripper taste that you describe. It is also used to describe the taste of durian which is also an acquired taste. The taste you describe is often associated with raw alcohol. Never thought of it as an expensive taste so it's very useful to know.

Mind you I have a bottle of campari that I can never seem to finish either.

cheers

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5 hours ago, bing181 said:

We all do, they're compulsory in-car equipment. But like most of the locals, I only wear it in emergencies. Right-wing populism isn't really my thing.

What a beautiful place Paris is, and the French.

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Hi all, i discovered Demonland over the weekend and immediately signed up.

I live in South West France, near the beautiful Dordogne River. I've been a Melbourne supporter for more than 60 years. I attended the '64 Grand Final and still vividly remember the Gabelich and Crompton goals. I have been an overseas member for four years and watch every game on watchafl.

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32 minutes ago, Un fan de Demons said:

Hi all, i discovered Demonland over the weekend and immediately signed up.

I live in South West France, near the beautiful Dordogne River. I've been a Melbourne supporter for more than 60 years. I attended the '64 Grand Final and still vividly remember the Gabelich and Crompton goals. I have been an overseas member for four years and watch every game on watchafl.

You’re very lucky Un fan de Demons. One of my favourite trips is taking the train from Paris through Bordeaux to San Sebastián. 

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On 1/13/2019 at 6:21 PM, McQueen said:

I spent six years in Zambia, DRC and South Africa in the early noughties. 

Back then it was the ‘Toyota AFL highlights’ on DSTV which was essentially two to three weeks delayed telecast of the round/s.

Most of the time, this was preferable over the dial up internet in 3rd wold ‘Efrica’. 

Best thing as to have your own pill on hand and hunt down other Aussie expats who enjoyed a kick. 

I have my own pill, the problem is every frikkin oval around here is covered in cow [censored].

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16 hours ago, Deeluded said:

I'm in Denver, Colorado. Are there any other people in the US?

Austin, Texas.  last year saw a guy wearing a demons cap crossing the main street before our finals clinching game vs west coast. said "go dees" and took it as a good omen. for once i was right.

More friday night games is a struggle, 4am morning wakeups to watch the game!

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10 hours ago, ProperDee said:

It’s one of the more popular brands of “baijiu” which literally means “white alcohol”. It’s actually not white but clear like vodka.  Another brand, Maotai, is perhaps the most famous. These well known brands are often very expensive and highly prized as gifts.  They are all all very high in alcohol content and to me taste bloody terrible and more useful for stripping paint or starting engines. Give me a Harbin lager any day. 

The funny thing with baijuu is that the Chinese themselves often don't like it. It's drunk as a means of showing respect to your drinking partner by the very fact that you can keep it down.

Furthermore, it's usually skalled, not sipped. Often drinking is done irresponsibly over there and is a reason why beer is drunk in refrigerated (as Uncle Humphrey's adage about 'A Hard Earned Thirst' holds true).

Lived there for a year myself out in the back blocks. Great experience (though I was too immature to realize that at the time) and a real eye opener.

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I'm based in Madrid for the next few years after moving here at the end of last year. Would be keen to catch up with any other Dees supporters to watch a few games if there are any here?! 

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On 1/14/2019 at 6:15 PM, bing181 said:

Palaiseau (near Massy). 30 mins out, but we have house, garden, dog, (kids!) and easy access to open fields and forest. Helps to retain sanity. Nice area up in the 10e, must have been a buzz.

It was such a good place to live, although on my last trip back it’s gone pretty bobo now. Isn’t Palaiseau on the RER B, if I remember correctly? Easy trip into town.

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Tortola, British Virgin Islands.  Pretty sure I'm the only Melbourne supporter here!

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11 hours ago, Rob Mac...... said:

Hi folks. In Los Angeles here 

Uh yes LA, discovered by the Germans in 1904, they named it San Diego, which of course in German means a whale's [censored]

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