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51. Posted by Vlakvark (Budding Member 40 posts) 10y

R2D2 and C03#vr** whaaaat? Is that some language from the aliens that you blew up in that volcano? You are weird! Yuppies don't like that kinda language James!!

Can the other guys please be so kind as to SPELL my name correctly? If it's not too much trouble.

I like your suggestion Majito, even if it will be winter.

52. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 10y

Lord Vlakvark, the aliens, volcano, Thetans and nuclear weapons that I referred to in another thread relate to the beliefs of Scientologists (if you don't believe me ask Tom Cruise). And as the name "Vlakvark" has a rather sci-fi ring to it, oh great one, I wasn't sure whether you were a character from Scientology or perhaps one of those big hairy bear-like mothers from Star Wars .

53. Posted by numero1 (Respected Member 295 posts) 10y

Heh, I remember the old Papa Giovanni's and the old Gelato Bar before they got redone up to be more 'trendy'. Personally I think McDonald's had something to do with it. Macca's opening up on Bondi Beach paved the way for everything else.

Maccas.... harmless.

Nikos Restaurant.... disasterous

Also disasterous is Le Paris Go Cafe and Lamrock cafe - yuppie haunts by day or night.

As for Ravesis...

Now can you believe they are closing the the Hakoah Club (former home to Sydney City FC when I was growing up) and turning it into more units!!! With so many people living here these days and no improvements to the road and each yuppie able to afford 2.5 cars to themself I'm going to start a petition to build a freeway out of the beach. Hey, they've ruined it enough, so surely building a 4 lane freeway here can't do much more harm

Uh, I grew up in Bondi living there from 1986 to 2001. Trust me, over all those years it did change an awful lot. I'm not saying it's an awful beach now, I'm just saying I prefer Coogee better for the atmosphere.

Very well said. I have to agree. I've been here since 1973 and you can imagine what changes I've seen go through here over the years.

As for parking meters. I go out in my own suburb and pay for parking?? that's ridiculous Locals should be exempt, and it costs money as well if you want a beach permit. I pay my bloody council rates and all they want from me is more money

I go to Liechardt or into the city and pay for parking, No problem becuase it is not my local council and I don't contribute tax payments to them. But in my own backyard? Waverley council needs a serious rething about parking policies for locals who pay high enough taxes already and now we get an added "parking/recreational" tax!

It's starting to sound more like a game of Monopoly to me

54. Posted by majito (Respected Member 442 posts) 10y

Well despite the apparent invasion of yuppies, and the cost of parking (bloody rort) the sand is still white, the water was 21 degrees this morning and clean; the cafes are still affordable, and most people looked happy. There were about 30 surfers out in relatively flat sea.

A lot of changes have occurred in 15 years but show me one beachside suburb in Australia where the property prices haven't gone ballistic and as a result gentrified (somewhat) the neigbourhood.

And personally I don't think daily visitors to Bondi give a shite about the demographic makeup of the local population. Those topics are reserved for discussion for those with nothing better to do.

Don't go out in the woods today kids, there's yuppies lurking......

55. Posted by algore (Full Member 88 posts) 10y

Quoting majito

And personally I don't think daily visitors to Bondi give a shite about the demographic makeup of the local population. Those topics are reserved for discussion for those with nothing better to do.

I actually couldn't have put it better myself. Before Bondi was a locals beach, now the majority of visitors there are from elsewhere with no real link to Bondi. The only problem I have with them is that they DON'T "give a shite" about the locals as you so eloquently put it.

Where abouts in Australia are you from anyway majito?

56. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 10y

Went to a friend's place at Randwick yesterday. They have excellent views down to Coogee beach. Nice.

57. Posted by lil j (Travel Guru 1303 posts) 10y

yeh randwicks only up the road ! coogee, coogee, coogee!

Do the walk and do all of them-its the perfect answer-its only an hour and half walk from coogee to bondi...just do it!! thats an order!

James you never fail to make me laugh...

13th Apr 06, 06:04
Lord Vlakvark, the aliens, volcano, Thetans and nuclear weapons that I referred to in another thread relate to the beliefs of Scientologists (if you don't believe me ask Tom Cruise). And as the name "Vlakvark" has a rather sci-fi ring to it, oh great one, I wasn't sure whether you were a character from Scientology or perhaps one of those big hairy bear-like mothers from Star Wars

58. Posted by numero1 (Respected Member 295 posts) 10y

Quoting majito

Well despite the apparent invasion of yuppies, and the cost of parking (bloody rort) the sand is still white, the water was 21 degrees this morning and clean; the cafes are still affordable, and most people looked happy. There were about 30 surfers out in relatively flat sea.

Yeah, well said Majito. That's why I still choose to live here. Can never take the bondi out of the Bondi man. Although I have a right old bitch about all that went wrong with my suburb, like yourself I still do see the positives too (still very many). So my heart and soul will always be Bondi.

I actually couldn't have put it better myself. Before Bondi was a locals beach, now the majority of visitors there are from elsewhere with no real link to Bondi. The only problem I have with them is that they DON'T "give a shite" about the locals as you so eloquently put it.

Well said algore. They leave their rubbish on the beach, don't give 2 hoots about the suburb or people who live here. I guess they probably think it's some kinda holiday resort becuase that is frankly how some of them behave when they come here. Well there are people, many people, who do live in this suburb and love it the way it is (or once was). I'm all for the backpackers and travelers here, but as long as they respect the fact that many people live in the suburb and call it home and it's no tropical island holiday resort.

Another down point about Bondi now is that vandalism and crime is on the rise here. Just last week I had my car vandalised. Rude shock when I woke up the next morning

59. Posted by Vlakvark (Budding Member 40 posts) 10y

Lord Vlakvark, the aliens, volcano, Thetans and nuclear weapons that I referred to in another thread relate to the beliefs of Scientologists (if you don't believe me ask Tom Cruise). And as the name "Vlakvark" has a rather sci-fi ring to it, oh great one, I wasn't sure whether you were a character from Scientology or perhaps one of those big hairy bear-like mothers from Star Wars .

I like the "oh great one" and "lord" bit. Could you please address me in this way from now on.

By the way, "vlakvark" is an animal you find in South Africa.(similar to the bush pig.) Draw your own conclusions if you wish. ;)

Another down point about Bondi now is that vandalism and crime is on the rise here. Just last week I had my car vandalised. Rude shock when I woke up the next morning

How many South Africans have you noticed there in recent times?

60. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 10y

Quoting Vlakvark

Lord Vlakvark, the aliens, volcano, Thetans and nuclear weapons that I referred to in another thread relate to the beliefs of Scientologists (if you don't believe me ask Tom Cruise). And as the name "Vlakvark" has a rather sci-fi ring to it, oh great one, I wasn't sure whether you were a character from Scientology or perhaps one of those big hairy bear-like mothers from Star Wars .

I like the "oh great one" and "lord" bit. Could you please address me in this way from now on.

By the way, "vlakvark" is an animal you find in South Africa.(similar to the bush pig.) Draw your own conclusions if you wish. ;)

Another down point about Bondi now is that vandalism and crime is on the rise here. Just last week I had my car vandalised. Rude shock when I woke up the next morning

How many South Africans have you noticed there in recent times?

Lord Vlakvark, I do believe that the "bush pig" is an animal found in most countries, with the exception of perhaps Brazil and maybe another South American country. They are very common in Australia, and are quite common in built-up suburban areas. They tend to be quite large, and survive on a diet much like that of the goat; i.e if it looks vaguely edible, then they consider it to be 'food'. You'll see lots of them when you come to Sydney. Bondi's full of them on a sunny day