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fmw

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Age : 32
Location : The Netherlands
Registration date : 2010-07-12

PostSubject: Another hello from the Netherlands   Thu Jul 15, 2010 7:02 am

Hey!

It seems like you've got a very nice community here. My name is Filip. I'm Dutch and as I was born in '85 I'm pretty young for a pipe smoker. This gets me the occasional questioning look or comment when venturing outside with a pipe, but I suppose that is something I will have to endure. I started smoking (mostly Cuban) longfiller cigars about nine years ago, but moved on to cigarettes as they were cheaper and more convenient. While smoking cigarettes I got myself a few pipes, but a few months ago I stopped smoking cigarettes altogether in favor of pipe tobacco.

Pipe smoking has become a bit of a hobby. Especially due to all the great information that is available on the internet. Right now, I'm mostly experimenting with different tobaccos. I find that I really dislike aromatics, but quite enjoy English blends, Virginia/Perique and other more natural tasting tobacco. My favorite so far is Dunhill My Mixture 965, which I order in Germany as it isn't available in the Netherlands. But I'm still searching and love digging through reviews on sites like TR.com.

Outside of pipe smoking I'm somewhat of a bibliophile. I just love reading and collecting books. I'm a computer programmer, mostly working on open source development. Professionally, I'm using my programming skills in an entrepreneurial way in an attempt to create a successful internet startup.

I'm happy to meet you and hope to learn a lot here, as well as share what I find along the way with the rest of you.

- F.M. de Waard / fmw
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Location : Land of Steady Habits
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PostSubject: Re: Another hello from the Netherlands   Thu Jul 15, 2010 7:07 am

Howdy, FM! Welcome to the group.
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Location : Sanford NC
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PostSubject: Re: Another hello from the Netherlands   Thu Jul 15, 2010 9:08 am

Welcome to the BoB! cheers
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RonA3597

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Location : Lawrenceville, GA
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PostSubject: Re: Another hello from the Netherlands   Thu Jul 15, 2010 9:48 am

Hey Filip, welcome to BoB!
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Canvasback

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Age : 73
Location : Missouri
Registration date : 2009-02-11

PostSubject: Re: Another hello from the Netherlands   Thu Jul 15, 2010 10:03 am

Very nice introduction Flip, Welcome


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Location : Mexico City
Registration date : 2009-08-24

PostSubject: Re: Another hello from the Netherlands   Thu Jul 15, 2010 11:24 am

Bienvenido hermanooooooo!
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Ol'Dawg

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Location : Northeast Georgia
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PostSubject: Re: Another hello from the Netherlands   Thu Jul 15, 2010 12:05 pm

A big howdy and welcome from the other side of the pond!

Jim
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Location : Olympia, WA
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PostSubject: Re: Another hello from the Netherlands   Thu Jul 15, 2010 12:38 pm

Welcome!

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Location : Pretoria, South Africa
Registration date : 2008-05-22

PostSubject: Re: Another hello from the Netherlands   Thu Jul 15, 2010 1:11 pm

Welcome Filip!
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Martin Romijn

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Age : 48
Location : the Netherlands
Registration date : 2010-07-14

PostSubject: Re: Another hello from the Netherlands   Thu Jul 15, 2010 1:47 pm

Welcome from another new member from Holland !!
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PostSubject: Re: Another hello from the Netherlands   Thu Jul 15, 2010 2:13 pm

Welkom Broeder!
Dit maak ons 3. Ek, Martin en jy!
Dit is leuk hoor. Mijn Vader kom uit Hiversum, nou in Zuid Afrika!
Hup Holland HUP
Groetnis uit donker Afrika
Pieter Arie Binsbergen
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Location : HUDSON VALLEY NY
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PostSubject: Re: Another hello from the Netherlands   Thu Jul 15, 2010 5:47 pm

Piet Binsbergen wrote:
Welkom Broeder!
Dit maak ons 3. Ek, Martin en jy!
Dit is leuk hoor. Mijn Vader kom uit Hiversum, nou in Zuid Afrika!
Hup Holland HUP
Groetnis uit donker Afrika
Pieter Arie Binsbergen

uhhhh, what he said Very Happy Razz
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Kapnismologist

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PostSubject: Re: Another hello from the Netherlands   Thu Jul 15, 2010 6:09 pm

Piet Binsbergen wrote:
Welkom Broeder!
Dit maak ons 3. Ek, Martin en jy!
Dit is leuk hoor. Mijn Vader kom uit Hiversum, nou in Zuid Afrika!
Hup Holland HUP
Groetnis uit donker Afrika
Pieter Arie Binsbergen

Between my knowledge of German and English (mother tongue), I am amazed of how much of that I can make out:

"That makes us three. Me, Martin and you. ? My father is from Hiversum, now is South Africa. ? (probably something like 'three cheers for Holland!). Greetings from darkest Africa."

It is silly, but I have been to the Netherlands a few times (will be there again in November for a conference). Like in most of Western Europe, everyone was so patient to speak English with me (and everyone knew at least a bit - often much more than that) so that I never once had a problem. Every time I am in Europe (outside of the UK that is), I feel so embarrassed that us Americans are so overwhelmingly unilingual (a matter of geography to be sure, but still)!
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PostSubject: Re: Another hello from the Netherlands   Thu Jul 15, 2010 6:12 pm

Welcome Filip. I share your two passions, being something of a bibliophile (a bibliomaniac, actually) myself!
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PostSubject: Re: Another hello from the Netherlands   Thu Jul 15, 2010 7:40 pm

Welcome Filip! As you have probably already sumised, we have some mighty fine Dutch Afrikaan brothers here.

Me, I'm just a redneck from North Carolina, USA but I love everyone the world over!
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PostSubject: Re: Another hello from the Netherlands   Fri Jul 16, 2010 12:36 am

Kapnismologist wrote:
Piet Binsbergen wrote:
Welkom Broeder!
Dit maak ons 3. Ek, Martin en jy!
Dit is leuk hoor. Mijn Vader kom uit Hiversum, nou in Zuid Afrika!
Hup Holland HUP
Groetnis uit donker Afrika
Pieter Arie Binsbergen

Between my knowledge of German and English (mother tongue), I am amazed of how much of that I can make out:

"That makes us three. Me, Martin and you. ? My father is from Hiversum, now is South Africa. ? (probably something like 'three cheers for Holland!). Greetings from darkest Africa."

It is silly, but I have been to the Netherlands a few times (will be there again in November for a conference). Like in most of Western Europe, everyone was so patient to speak English with me (and everyone knew at least a bit - often much more than that) so that I never once had a problem. Every time I am in Europe (outside of the UK that is), I feel so embarrassed that us Americans are so overwhelmingly unilingual (a matter of geography to be sure, but still)!

Well done KAP , that is correct..... see why you academic types scare me!!!!!!!! lol! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Another hello from the Netherlands   Fri Jul 16, 2010 12:38 am

Justpipes wrote:
Welcome Filip! As you have probably already sumised, we have some mighty fine Dutch Afrikaan brothers here.

Me, I'm just a redneck from North Carolina, USA but I love everyone the world over!

You See, thats why I call JP a true Brother!!!! 3 cheers..... cheers cheers cheers
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fmw

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PostSubject: Re: Another hello from the Netherlands   Sat Jul 17, 2010 4:46 pm

Thanks for the warm welcome guys! And Piet, good to see you're keeping up the tradition of pipe smoking amongst our Afrikaner broeders Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Another hello from the Netherlands   Sun Jul 18, 2010 12:54 am

fmw wrote:
Thanks for the warm welcome guys! And Piet, good to see you're keeping up the tradition of pipe smoking amongst our Afrikaner broeders Smile

Leuk broer leuk cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Another hello from the Netherlands   Sun Jul 18, 2010 2:14 am

Unilingual? If it weren't for spell check I wouldn't even be that Smile

Welcome aboard Flip Smile
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