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About grandmastaal

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  1. im teetotal mate...but only until friday. whats wrong with wanting to drink yebisu in my own place in hakuba though? cant one do both?
  2. Niseko is ridiculously expensive, im just browsing the net at work now and was wondering if anyone has an hot tips on good cheap property for sale (anywhere) in japan, Near lifts would be ideal! Not too far from public transport yadda yadda. Any suggestions would be great!! Holla
  3. We found a good bar in roppongi (which was a let down, as predicted) with a tokyoian guy called shingo working there, the place was dead and he was carving some ice balls. He set us up with some really good j-whisky and so other random drinks. This place had some english ales, some whiskys that most scottish bars would be proud to have and some great chat! Holla in shingos grill!
  4. I wasnt drunk! havnt had a drop in 10 days, im just rig senial! GO GO SWALLOWS!
  5. there is a place in hirafu that sells salmon face...didnt try it, and i regret it. this morning i mixed marmite with marmalade and it was amazing! the strangest thing is probably my toe nails though, they are weird
  6. i think there is a guy in shinjuku who lets people punch him in the face and gets 1000yen a minute. Hes not allowed to retaliate but thats £5 a minute, so about £300 an hour. You could just send your girlfriend out to work while you practice mistyflips on a trampoline. or get ski/ snowboard instructor qualifications?
  7. macs have better longevity. but if the software you run is all windows and you like to play alot of games its a no no. If not, i switched across 4 years ago and think its been a great move (i mostly use microsoft word/excel/powerpoint, photoshop, flash, movie editing software etc). I dont want to turn this thread into a mac vs pc debate but from my experiance, my computers outlast my friends - well aside from my mate who has an Alienware laptop, which he bought a similar time to my mac book pro, and they are still on a par performance wise. Turn your old computer into a media c
  8. i met two aussy guys who were the proverbial when i was in niseko this year. the rest of them were good fun, friendly and happy drunks (well i met them all in bars) out to have a good time, very respectful of the locals (most of them were doing seasons there) and alot better than the drunks you get in scotland. Although, to be honest, that isnt hard. yeh, you get a-holes everywhere in the world, but its easy enough to know who they are after a few minutes in their company. The good aussys far outweighed the bad ones for me! although they probably thought i was p*sshead.
  9. Perhaps, i say pseudo pies as when i was last in wigan (well standish) i was given a meat type thing in sortof a croissant type pastry. Any ideas what it would have been called? it was good like! but apparently you wigan people are not called pie eaters cos you eat pies, its another reason that i also cant remember
  10. i know a wicked pie shop in aberdeen if your keen! also, wigan's pseudo pies are pretty good
  11. hehe, you know the oil game eh!! well my company at the moment doesnt offer me equal time offshore and onshore, i generally do 2 weeks on the rig, 1 week off then 1 week in the office. So the whole working away thing, with my company at the moment isnt likely to happen. How is japan for foriegners buying property etc? lots of hidden taxes and that or is it alright? I think it will have to be a long term plan rather than this year unfortunatly!! oh and there are guys on my rig here who travel from Aus for 3 on 3 off stints, and also thailand! mentalists!!
  12. I would love to come and live in japan but my commitments lie with my oil job and my flat at the moment. I would need to completely change my life to manage it. I do have a design degree, so perhaps if i built up a portfolio then i could apply for crazy japanese design jobs. or just drill for oil there even though they have no oil.
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