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History Quiz

Have recently bought a couple of books about history for children. Straight away checked the pages about World War II.
The quiz: spot a single world about Soviet Union or at least Russia?
In one of the books there is a Soviet banner, but it's not clear from the text how did it appear in Berlin. Magically?



Про Индию

В последнее время наблюдается тенденция к восхвалению всякого индийского: образа жизни, йоги, мудрости, красоты и т.п. В моей команде до 70% индийцы и один гражданин из Бангладеша (примерно тоже самое). Есть вопросы по Индии - узнаю из первых источников. Кастовая система, жизнь населения в грязище и говнище, женщин никто ни о чём не спрашивает, нищее население, коррупция всех уровней жизни, все рвутся стать программистом/игроком в крикет и съебать в США/Великобританию/Канаду/Австралию. Всё это от бесконечной мудрости на фоне прекрасных видов природы?
Интересно, откуда берётся эта информация? :)

Wine - 2010 McWilliams Hanwood Estate Verdelho

Nice wine - tropical fruits flavours and taste:


Details of the 2009 vintage from the producer.

Construction issues resolution in Sydney - Part 2

In the earlier post I described the timeline of the intriguing case of construction issues/defects resolution.

What's obvious:
Nobody is rushing to fix the earlier reported issuesVendors don't do anything to fix the issuesStrata management doesn't assist in fixing the issues, but forward messages to the executive committee of the owners corporationTreasurer of the owners corporation Executive Committee is somehow involved in the process and communicates directly to vendor, strata manager and the builder. No visible results though, but just promises of better future. Research The owner initiated the following research:
Strata rules to see who is responsible for what in terms of building defectsSeeking legal advice to set up a plan for further actions against the Vendor and/or the BuilderRequesting strata scheme account statement OutcomesThere is no law for breach of contract. So legally there is no obligation to act as per contract of sale even after it is signed. This is wh…

Cognac - Delamain Pale & Dry XO

Awesome cognac with very nice fruit flavour including figs, vanilla, sweet grapes and cinnamon. Great aftertaste:



Tasting notes and info

Wine - 2010 Crouchen Riesling Brown Brothers

Really enjoyed this wine. Fresh and fruity taste.



Details from the producer about 2011 vintage of Crouchen Riesling.