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The Champagne Cabana / Re: Movie/film thread: resurrected
« Last post by Escaped Lunatic on September 05, 2018, 01:30:29 AM »
You haven't ever seen Alien??? mmmmmmmmmm

Spoiler Alert

It's cute and cuddly and gives you a special gift while hugging you.  It implants an egg in your chest.  When that hatches, it rips out through your ribcage (you die).  The initial "chestbuster" stage grows quickly into an adult alien (7-9 feet tall) which kills or captures people.  Those captured get their very own facehuggers.
The Champagne Cabana / Re: Movie/film thread: resurrected
« Last post by Granny Mae on September 04, 2018, 10:55:02 PM »
That's certainly a strange looking creature.
The Champagne Cabana / Re: What's in the News
« Last post by Granny Mae on September 04, 2018, 10:46:33 PM »
EL, I used to play one type of poker machine at $3 a spin, but that was over 10yrs ago. I just had a quick check and I had at least four big wins in the 20 and 30 thousand dollars each. The "Den" had a magazine and with one's permission, photos were taken of the big winners. Big cardboard cheques were written and the winner would hold one for the photo. I noticed that things started to change, possibly because of the influx of overseas gamblers and the increase in numbers of the local and interstate gamblers. This was not only on the poker machines, but also at the gaming tables. I decided then that I would only play for fun, hence my only playing one and two cent poker machines at 50cents or one dollar a go. Some of the table games have minimum bets of $200 or more aoaoaoaoao I have told you who usually plays these tables. bjbjbjbjbj
The Champagne Cabana / Re: Tv
« Last post by Calach Pfeffer on September 04, 2018, 03:38:19 AM »
There's some kind of in-joke in zombie shows these days: the dead walk, the living drive cars? How is this any kind of sustainable future? These days I watch fear the Walking Dead and I keep asking the screen, why is no one riding a bicycle? They insist so much on this kind of transport, they *walk* to find fuel. No wonder everyone keeps insisting the world has ended and there's no going back.
The Champagne Cabana / Re: What's in the News
« Last post by Escaped Lunatic on September 04, 2018, 02:10:20 AM »
Maybe your casino has rigged the machines, since the tourists don't stick around long enough to keep records.  They either could have reduced total payouts or else reduced the number and amount of small payouts in favor of a few more BIG wins - since that would likely start a stampede of players (who don't understand the long term odds) seeing how fast they could feed money into the machines.  Either way, the casino wins more and unless you hit a big jackpot, you win less. kkkkkkkkkk
The Champagne Cabana / Re: Movie/film thread: resurrected
« Last post by Granny Mae on September 03, 2018, 10:26:26 PM »
Pardon my ignorance EL, but what is "a plush version of a facehugger"? :wtf:
The Champagne Cabana / Re: What's in the News
« Last post by Granny Mae on September 03, 2018, 10:21:56 PM »
EL, I don't play table games and never have done. I only play the Poker Machines and then I only play 50cents a go an some machines and $1 on the others. I could not afford to play the tables with the minimum bet $20. bibibibibi The BIG table games gamblers are the Asian folks and it is usually the males.
Had to do a run to HK on Friday.  Needed to get downtown to sign some papers, so didn't take the usual airport shuttle.

DG bus station ticket window girl took the green card without blinking.  Security for bus waiting area swiped it on something and got the correct tone of "Beep" to pass me through.

At the Chinese exit point, the immigration girl said something to my wife about green cards.  It turns out that these can be used as part of an ePass application.  Happily, the HK ePass I got for flying in and out a lot worked on the HK side.

On the way back in, the immigration clerk didn't even blink when I gave her the green card.  We asked where to apply for the ePass.  We weren't sure if this was done at the border or back at the DG Naughty Foreigner Containment office.  Turns out it was at the border.

The clerk asked if I want use my existing Res permit (expires in March 2019) or the green card.  The green card was the logical choice and turned out to be a very wise move.  My passport is less than 6 months old and its expiration date was used since it was earlier than the green card.  If I had chosen the res permit, the ePass would have expired in March 2019.

So, unless you've got a very long term res permit or visa that qualifies (I have no idea if tourist visas can qualify for Chinese ePasses or not), a green card can get you an ePass that runs until either the card or the passport expires, whichever comes first.

I also was not sure if this was for HK crossings only, so asked.  I was told it's for all entry/exit points.

At the Lowu/Lohu bus station, they sell tickets alongside the bus itself with a portable ID reader.  The ticket girl couldn't figure out how to enter a green card, so my wife had to help her find the correct category.

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