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  • pakarang
    started a topic Adventures of LOOKCHIN : The story of a very good friend

    Adventures of LOOKCHIN : The story of a very good friend

    Adventures of LOOKCHIN : The story of a very good friend.

    The Adventures of Lookchin started at our old forum ( http://captainsvoyage.7.forumer.com/...pic.php?t=1216 ) but we continue here...

  • pakarang
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    Lookchin asked me to send his outmost appreciation for the greeting... he is currently in retirement but have been promised a grand make-over to get rid of his wrinkles and ageing-issues, so that he can return to a life of fame.

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  • Seagull
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    Darling Bearkins! Here is your very own personal Christmas Card from your Auntie C-gull.

    I was so very excited about the Festive Decorations at Central World! Especially as you have obviously been advising on the design this year. Those bears in the trees are a genius idea. Perhaps the bears were actually there to keep a look-out for any special VIP visitors from Norway and Scotland, just to make absolutely sure that they make a point of visiting your special places when in Bangkok!

    Everyone else on this forum will have to wait to see photos from my travels. I have to go shopping for things to eat now, because it was too late to get that supermarket you visited when you stayed with me to deliver the shopping in time for Christmas. I will have to take lots of bags and go on the bus because there is no snow here now, and Lille Nisse's sled is nowhere near big enough anyway!

    Love and Hugs xxxxx

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  • Seagull
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    You could! The Troll Test is merely an extreme advanced form of that CBT you mention. The difference is due to the undeniable fact that Teddy Bears are generally more familiar, handsome and instantly appealing than Trolls.
    (This is also why Lookchin has "Charity Fund Raising" on his CV and Sea-Troll doesn't!)

  • pakarang
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    Never heard of the "TROLL TEST".... I guess it's not too different from the "CUDDLY BEAR TEST"... hahahaha... perhaps that is a new term I could use in the future?

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  • Seagull
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    I've always photographed my travel mascot on my travels, generally when no one was looking! But, way back in 2008, Sea-Troll began to interact more with people, and in that classic trip report "A Few Days on Finnmarken" I wrote the following:-

    Originally posted by Seagull View Post
    ….Perhaps Sea-Troll could have a future in staff recruitment! - well, think about it - when an eccentric passenger comes up to you and asks if you might hold this mascot-troll-thing and get photographed...and you manage to do this and keep polite and SMILING, then clearly you have prospects in the new customer-oriented Hurtigruten.
    I can confidently report that the crew of Finnmarken passed the troll-test triumphantly!
    In the years since then, Sea-Troll does indeed appear to have developed his interest in customer relations, and lately (inspired by some influential role-model apparently!) is active not only at sea but in the air, where he tells me he rates Thai top in the troll-test.

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  • pakarang
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    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA...... so complete, with my favorite movie on the screen as well! It's just too perfect to have been a set up!

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  • Seagull
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    Originally posted by pakarang View Post
    .... through, I highly doubt he likes flying on Thai....
    Are you SURE about that Jan-Olav? Sea-Troll certainly seemed to enjoy his Royal Silk business class flight, and actually insisted I took photos specially to show to Lookchin.


    A welcome orchid ...and champagne



    He loved getting so much attention from the marvellous cabin staff - look she's brought him a delicious Thai Samrab...



    ...and then how about this ... eating a yummy BANANA sweet with a glass of dessert wine while watching a Minion movie!

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  • pakarang
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    hahahahahahahaha...... it was well worth a try, wasn't it?

    Stuck on a shelf not too far away actually... less than 50 cm above my desktop computer, perched on the edge, there is Lookchin...

    Perhaps time to dust off his shoulders and bring him along in the world again.... through, I highly doubt he likes flying on Thai....

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  • Seagull
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    Captain dear, ...nine Teddy Bear years is NOWHERE EVEN REMOTELY CLOSE TO retirement age in human equivalent years!!!!!!!!!! Swiss alps indeed! - umm stuck in a box on a very high shelf more likely. Methinks you should indeed see where and what he is up to ....photo appreciated!

  • pakarang
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    Where is that bear - LOOKCHIN - I think he is in a retirement home somewhere up in the Swiss alps ...?

    I better go visit him some day and see how he is doing....

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  • Seagull
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    How wonderful that your Dad returned from Thailand in time for your special day darling Bearkins! Oh, perhaps he had to to be on his ferry today, before you were even awake. Never mind, I've made this card showing your morning coffee as served in Chiang Mai which I photographed especially for you when I was there!


    PS - I'm not sure how many elephant friends you have living in Trondheim. Did you all celebrate Thai National Elephant Day yesterday?



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  • Seagull
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    Look Lookchin! How kind of Ombugge to post a link to a great travel story about a Norwegian Nisse's adventures! I'm sure you’ll enjoy it! (I did!)
    Disco(very) Bear took over my computer all day to read it because Sea-Troll, being Swedish, kept scrolling back to the bit with the hjertevafler!



    You do seem to be very busy these days. I suspect that you have taken on some secret part time consultancy work which you haven't told your Dad everything about! I keep noticing things that definitely suggest this possibility!

    For example, in July the Royal Yacht Britannia had a "Captain Bear Treasure Hunt" for children.
    http://www.informededinburgh.co.uk/b...a-this-summer/

    Now that just HAS to be something to do with you, right? There was even one bear sitting in the lifebelt just like you did when you were onboard. However I'm sorry to have to inform you that these events have now changed to featuring Cuddly Corgi Dogs.
    http://www.oceanterminal.com/news-ev...asure-hunt-855

    Sea-Troll says that you clearly aren't going to appear on the Queen’s Honours List any time soon because she is a dog person!

    Then I saw something in the "Build a Bear Workshop" shop at Ocean Terminal (AND in the branch in Princes Street too) that was nothing to do with bears, but seemed a LOT to do with you! They are selling MINIONS in these shops now as well as Bears!






    This was in the Princes Street shop - look how cute these dungarees are!

    I might not have made the connection if I hadn't heard about the fancy-dress Minion-Captain outfit you were 'apparently' wearing for your Birthday Party last March!



    Lots of love and hugs, darling bear, from your Aunt C xxxxx

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  • ombugge
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    It has been quiet here for a while, but I found this about a Norwegian Nisse on an adventure in San Francisco.
    To avoid making a new thread, I though he could join with the other mascots here: http://www.na-weekly.com/featured/a-...san-francisco/
    Maybe he can make friends with a multi-national flock that already populate this one?

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  • Seagull
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    Bah!!!!!! Sea-troll, Disco and Lookchin (heart) FB! - especially when travelling! Make sure you are "following" me Captain (pretty please!) Looking forward to your "likes" ! -)

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