Iron man 2011

It is quite an art not to look like a tourist. SO’s way is the complete  ‘dude’-look, including flip-flops, shorts, and bandana. Also no shaving, saves time.

This look can easily be mistaken for the Pirate Pete look. It may well be because SO utters “Har!”,at every convenient and inconvenient  moment he can. Irregularly changed to the double ‘Har! Har!’. This means the Kiwi’s are less easily confused and became clear suring the following conversation while having breakfast in a Taupo cafe.

man-behind-counter: “M’rning mate, how you’re doing t’day?”

dutch dude: “Doing great. And you?”

man: “Bloody fineYou ‘ere for the Ironman?

dude: “urrrr…”

Ironman is a triathlon type: a 5km swim, 150 km biking and a 42 km run. Or something similar. These are people that think 42m by car is quite far, But you know if the looks are good the race is ready.

Tonight sportspaghetti instead of the local fry up. Har!


About Gilraen

My blog is simply about my life. I moved countries for the first time in 1993. I lived in the Netherlands, UK and NZ. The initial idea was to keep my overseas friends up-to-date with what was going on in my life. The blog, like me, is always changing and evolving.
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