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by Soltero de Repente
Sat Dec 31, 2011 8:07 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: New Year's Resolutions? Anyone?
Replies: 25
Views: 3890

Re: New Year's Resolutions? Anyone?

This year I will not
Smoke, drink, swear or sulk.
Dammit. It's too much.
by Soltero de Repente
Sat Dec 31, 2011 8:03 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: New Year's Resolutions? Anyone?
Replies: 25
Views: 3890

Re: New Year's Resolutions? Anyone?

I lie when needed
Like now, swearing sweet resolve,
Hiding past failure
by Soltero de Repente
Sat Dec 31, 2011 7:58 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: New Year's Resolutions? Anyone?
Replies: 25
Views: 3890

Re: New Year's Resolutions? Anyone?

Words are cheap this eve
A year's squandered promise dear
Don't stress yourself out
by Soltero de Repente
Sat Dec 24, 2011 10:04 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Peru Haiku
Replies: 16
Views: 2029

Re: Peru Haiku

Peruvian love
Every age, size and shape brings
Old men joy again
by Soltero de Repente
Sat Dec 24, 2011 10:02 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Peru Haiku
Replies: 16
Views: 2029

Re: Peru Haiku

Neighbor is a creep
Landlord a liar and thief
Expatperu cares
by Soltero de Repente
Sat Dec 24, 2011 9:49 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Peru Haiku
Replies: 16
Views: 2029

Re: Peru Haiku

Damn that ceviche
So tasty you'll never leave
Lima or Peru
by Soltero de Repente
Sat Dec 24, 2011 9:43 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Peru Haiku
Replies: 16
Views: 2029

Re: Peru Haiku

Euroman Chi Chi
Is back better than ever:
El Conquistador!
by Soltero de Repente
Sat Dec 24, 2011 9:37 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Peru Haiku
Replies: 16
Views: 2029

Re: Peru Haiku

One potato two
Potato three potato
For every damn meal
by Soltero de Repente
Sat Dec 24, 2011 9:32 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Peru Haiku
Replies: 16
Views: 2029

Re: Peru Haiku

Mercado chicken
Skin like leather, needs a shave
Before he goes out
by Soltero de Repente
Sat Dec 24, 2011 9:21 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Peru Haiku
Replies: 16
Views: 2029

Re: Peru Haiku

Tree flowers blossom
Hiding blackbirds sing aloud
Ice cream man sings back
by Soltero de Repente
Sat Dec 24, 2011 9:16 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Peru Haiku
Replies: 16
Views: 2029

Re: Peru Haiku

Christmas perrito
Wanders Lima's lonely streets
Without gift of love
by Soltero de Repente
Sat Dec 24, 2011 9:15 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Peru Haiku
Replies: 16
Views: 2029

Re: Peru Haiku

Skyrockets all night
Not my holiday delight
Tho' Santa may come
by Soltero de Repente
Sat Dec 24, 2011 9:14 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Peru Haiku
Replies: 16
Views: 2029

Re: Peru Haiku

Poor kids sell candies
Cheap and sweet, make my teeth ache
And my heart grow sad
by Soltero de Repente
Sat Dec 24, 2011 9:13 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Peru Haiku
Replies: 16
Views: 2029

Re: Peru Haiku

No snow to shovel
No dead wood to saw or stack:
Haiku in Peru
by Soltero de Repente
Sat Dec 24, 2011 9:12 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Peru Haiku
Replies: 16
Views: 2029

Re: Peru Haiku

'Tis the season, ho,
For cremolada, pisco
Sours and sweet gifts
by Soltero de Repente
Sat Dec 24, 2011 9:10 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Peru Haiku
Replies: 16
Views: 2029

Re: Peru Haiku

Ghost fog climbs bare cliffs
Bored by the icy ocean
Instead haunts Lima
by Soltero de Repente
Sat Dec 24, 2011 9:06 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Peru Haiku
Replies: 16
Views: 2029

Peru Haiku

Christmas in Lima
Warm sun and green coast
Beer cold in my hand
by Soltero de Repente
Thu Sep 01, 2011 11:14 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: intercultural love relationship -- does it works ?..
Replies: 123
Views: 25629

Re: intercultural love relationship -- does it works ?..

Hello. My name is Soltero de Repente. I am a recovering interculturalloveaholic. I've been three months free of intercultural love. Every day is a challenge. Monocultural love cannot compare to intercultural love, though autocultural love isn't too bad once you get used to it. One step at a time. I'...
by Soltero de Repente
Fri Aug 12, 2011 9:04 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: instant coffee
Replies: 2
Views: 1568

instant coffee

Instant coffee is generally terrible, but sometimes it can really save your life. I shattered my french press this morning, wasting a pot of delicious Colombian roast. Damn it. Instant coffee saved the day - literally. I could have died. I don't even know what brand it was. I bought it in a desperat...
by Soltero de Repente
Fri Aug 05, 2011 10:46 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: help me understand this
Replies: 31
Views: 6870

Re: help me understand this

There are a lot of views out there about both content and conduct in this forum. Content, it seems to me, is the easier issue to deal with. The survey results so far suggest that most users want a Peru+ scope in threads (as opposed to an exclusively Peru focus or an unlimited scope). Peru+ seems com...
by Soltero de Repente
Mon Aug 01, 2011 2:22 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: help me understand this
Replies: 31
Views: 6870

Re: help me understand this

Wow, I've just seen several topics shut down... what a shame that's very sad Alan. It just goes to prove that we don't need the elite's thought police in our living rooms to silence dissenting opinion, we will police ourselves just well enough thank you. The only thread he locked was your forced me...
by Soltero de Repente
Mon Aug 01, 2011 2:15 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: help me understand this
Replies: 31
Views: 6870

Re: help me understand this

With some hesitation, I will venture a brief response and try to be as objective as possible. I do not believe that it is just one topic; rather, it is a culmination of a significant majority of the posts in the entire News and Views section, particularly over the last month or so. If you read many...
by Soltero de Repente
Mon Aug 01, 2011 12:40 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: help me understand this
Replies: 31
Views: 6870

help me understand this

This is a public post about this forum. I realize that Alan, our moderator, prefers private messaging when it comes to discussions about the forum itself. So if Alan wants to suspend my account for willful bad behavior, he would as owner(?) of the site be within his rights to do so. And if you don't...
by Soltero de Repente
Mon Aug 01, 2011 9:09 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: 2012
Replies: 3
Views: 821

2012

Anyone out there in the expat Peru community want to run against Obama in the 2012 primaries? Because *someone* has to do it.
by Soltero de Repente
Wed Jul 27, 2011 4:46 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: those on social security
Replies: 44
Views: 7059

Re: those on social security

sbaustin wrote:Polaron -20 but who's counting.

asgoodasitgets wrote:+1 to that.


Um, it's pretty clear that both of you are counting.
by Soltero de Repente
Wed Jul 27, 2011 4:44 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: those on social security
Replies: 44
Views: 7059

Re: those on social security

Did you know that O'bomber has continued a signing order that Bush put in that lets him suspend congress for 6 months in the event of any crisis including specifically, an economic one? That's the most ridiculous falsehood I have ever seen in my life. Seriously. It's just plain embarrassing. Clearl...
by Soltero de Repente
Wed Jul 27, 2011 12:06 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: those on social security
Replies: 44
Views: 7059

Re: those on social security

There seems to be several members of the forum that lack basic reading skills. The government will probably have to look at cutting many programs including ss however since the older generation is such a large voting block it will get cut last. As far as ss it is the younger generations under 50 th...
by Soltero de Repente
Mon Jul 25, 2011 7:15 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: those on social security
Replies: 44
Views: 7059

Re: those on social security

As for on topic, both parties politicize just about everything. I find it amazing you are trying to refute that. Another unsubstantiated claim that both parties bear equal blame. You can see the graphs. Do you think they are lies? Why not respond to them directly rather than continue the distractio...
by Soltero de Repente
Mon Jul 25, 2011 7:11 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: those on social security
Replies: 44
Views: 7059

Re: those on social security

I have yet to see what is the relevance in labeling one party or the other the bad guy. Here we go again. Let me guess: you vote Republican? Guess the the old divisive politics are working abroad. If those of you complaining are so concerned, why don't you send an email to your politicians or buy a...
by Soltero de Repente
Mon Jul 25, 2011 6:51 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: those on social security
Replies: 44
Views: 7059

Re: those on social security

SdR - I only have one disagreement with what you said. Every time you've written that the Republican Party wants "America to fail", that they're "destroying America" and so on... replace "America" with "Obama". I don't believe that they really want America to...
by Soltero de Repente
Mon Jul 25, 2011 6:43 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: those on social security
Replies: 44
Views: 7059

Re: those on social security

sbaustin wrote:I'm not a republican but thanks though.


I love how ever since Bush right-wingers are embarrassed by the Republican brand. They'll call themselves anything but a card-carrying member of the GOP. But when they get in the ballot box... well, we all know what happens.
by Soltero de Repente
Mon Jul 25, 2011 6:41 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: those on social security
Replies: 44
Views: 7059

Re: those on social security

You all write as if the more liberal of the two major parties was any different under Bush. Politics is politics and both major parties are guilty of this. Only the guilty run around saying the entire world is guilty. It's one of the right-wing's diversionary tactics. It's pretty much any criminal'...
by Soltero de Repente
Sun Jul 24, 2011 9:05 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: those on social security
Replies: 44
Views: 7059

Re: those on social security

pray tell, what will we do if they don´t raise the debt ceiling¿ God knows what will happen. But you can be sure that it won't be positive. Technically speaking Obama can pick and choose which programs he will cover and which he will let tank. Unlikely that Social Security would be allocated all th...
by Soltero de Repente
Fri Jul 15, 2011 10:13 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Cost of living in Peru
Replies: 64
Views: 9984

Re: Cost of living in Peru

Fair warning to rama0929 and others with short attention spans: this is a very long post. So go ahead and skip to the next thread if there's nothing better on TV. There are a lot of resources that describe and measure social power, most of them academic. It's pretty much the core subject of all soci...
by Soltero de Repente
Wed Jul 13, 2011 7:48 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Cost of living in Peru
Replies: 64
Views: 9984

Re: Cost of living in Peru

1. most countries of the world have a fiat (by decree) paper money as their currency. What most people don't know is that this fiat currency is printed / created on paper out of thin air by private interests, who have had this power delegated to them by our representatives. In other words, they lit...
by Soltero de Repente
Wed Jul 13, 2011 7:25 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Cost of living in Peru
Replies: 64
Views: 9984

Re: Cost of living in Peru

http://www.youtube.com/user/thealexjoneschannel?blend=1&ob=4#p/u/12/IjUX9QGIeeg I watched the video. Hard to see how willfully torturing and humiliating a cute little puppers to make a political point actually makes any point other than that you are cruel. And metaphors like "sharks on the...
by Soltero de Repente
Thu Jun 30, 2011 11:57 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Cost of living in Peru
Replies: 64
Views: 9984

Re: Cost of living in Peru

rama0929 wrote:tl;dr


Useless snark.

Explanatory edit:
Useless = not relevant to a political forum
Snark = designed to embarrass and inflame the passions of the OP rather than correct his errant thinking
by Soltero de Repente
Wed Jun 29, 2011 11:43 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Cost of living in Peru
Replies: 64
Views: 9984

Re: Cost of living in Peru

Unless you *prefer* a criminal elite ruling over you with an iron fist... Unless every expat down in Peru is some kind of Nazi sympathiser they should be appalled and politically activated by this information. Everything else is just academic farting. If anyone takes offence at that, please, lets d...
by Soltero de Repente
Sat Jun 25, 2011 8:44 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: death by chronic fog
Replies: 11
Views: 1574

death by chronic fog

I was warned about the neblina and garúa before coming to Lima. But, damn, this is starting to get ugly. It's not just that my clean laundry is mildewing and festering on the clothesline. Now it feels like my soul itself is molding over for lack of sunlight. And from what I hear it's just the beginn...
by Soltero de Repente
Mon Jun 06, 2011 12:30 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: So long peru (adios)
Replies: 135
Views: 17675

Re: So long peru (adios)

Nationalism, is to take care of your citizen basic needs first . We can make that same claim for any extreme Ideology as being destructive (recent news capitalism has run amuck and bankrupt the global economy),. Anyextreme Idelogy is dangerous. That is why I said "Balance is needed> Your defin...
by Soltero de Repente
Mon Jun 06, 2011 11:24 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Who might consider leaving if Humala wins?
Replies: 164
Views: 24866

Re: Who might consider leaving if Humala wins?

People are writing as if we're in Saigon, 1975, and the spirit of Ho Chi Minh in Andino guise is swarming into the capital, scalping every free market gringo in sight. You better take a mototaxi to the US Embassy on the double! It's the last bastion of civilization in this new heart of darkness. I h...
by Soltero de Repente
Mon Jun 06, 2011 10:57 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: So long peru (adios)
Replies: 135
Views: 17675

Re: So long peru (adios)

NAFTA is a neo liberal policy? Good grief man, what are you taking and can I have some. Americorps - You are confusing what the word "liberal" means in the United States for what it means in the rest of the world. Check out this wikipedia article on neoliberalism for more detail. A "...
by Soltero de Repente
Mon Jun 06, 2011 9:54 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: So long peru (adios)
Replies: 135
Views: 17675

Re: So long peru (adios)

AAAmen! I am with you. Peru is Peru, not a colony of the capitalist. If Brazil and China are economically advancing with social inclusion , it can happen in Peru. Humala is a nationalist, a patriot, his concern is not for wealthy investors but for all Peruvian, not just the elite. Country First, is...
by Soltero de Repente
Sun Jun 05, 2011 8:39 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: So long peru (adios)
Replies: 135
Views: 17675

Re: So long peru (adios)

that is really a dishonest commentary to motive. I agree with every point you made, except for the one about motive. I wasn't commenting on anyone's motives. Just on the reality of how democratic politics work, and how right-wing economics ultimately subvert themselves one way or another. I've read...
by Soltero de Repente
Sun Jun 05, 2011 7:32 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: So long peru (adios)
Replies: 135
Views: 17675

Re: So long peru (adios)

You guys are paranoid! And more than a little frightened by the possibility of justice and equality. If big money Peru, drunk on foreign investment, is sad about the post-election hangover, they have no one but themselves to blame. Sure Peru has been growing, but the increase in wealth has been wild...
by Soltero de Repente
Wed May 25, 2011 6:39 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Writers Wanted
Replies: 20
Views: 3378

Re: Writers Wanted

Willing to sell the book? I don't have a hard copies to sell, but do I have well-formatted epub/kindle versions of How to Write a Damn Good Novel, Volume I and Volume II . Both are unlocked. PM me if you have an eReader of some kind, and we can arrange an electronic book swap. I think I might also ...
by Soltero de Repente
Sat May 21, 2011 10:38 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Writers Wanted
Replies: 20
Views: 3378

Re: Writers Wanted

Doesn't matter if you are an experienced writer or not. Please contact me if you would like to join us. I just finished James N. Frey's How to Write a Damn Good Novel . Don't let the ridiculous, marketing department-hyped title fool you. It's actually an unusually helpful book. A friend suggested I...
by Soltero de Repente
Sun May 15, 2011 11:36 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Don't mess with me.
Replies: 13
Views: 2787

Re: Don't mess with me.

Hey OBL! Good to see you back on the road! And you look great in the picture. Dropping the old djellaba and tarboush for biker gear was an excellent style move - not to mention a nice trick to keep the CIA guessing. Peruvian cops may or may not mess with you, but the fashion police are gonna pay you...
by Soltero de Repente
Sat May 14, 2011 11:04 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Proof that Osama is still alive
Replies: 14
Views: 5308

Re: Proof that Osama is still alive

An amazing interview and what an opportunity to meet the main man. ... At least now we know what to look out for. It was a great conversation, but for some reason he's now denying it ever happened, and he even seems a little pissed off, accusing me of being motivated by boredom or loneliness or wha...
by Soltero de Repente
Sat May 14, 2011 9:41 am
Forum: Roommates / Rooms for Rent
Topic: looking for two bedroom apt
Replies: 0
Views: 392

looking for two bedroom apt

Hi, I'm looking for a two (or more) bedroom apartment in Lima, preferably an older building (not a high-rise cajon) in Magdalena, Jesus Maria, Pueblo Libre or San Miguel. I can move in at any time. I hope to stay at least one year, possibly more. If you have anything, or know of anyone who has somet...

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