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The Gecko: 15-Feb-2002

Here's a useful bit of information that will help thwart mobile phone thieves.

Every mobile phone has its own serial number. To check yours key in the following:

* # 0 6 #

A 15 digit code will appear on the screen which is unique to your phone. Write it

down and keep it safe. If your phone is stolen you can call your service provider

and give them this code. They will then be able to block your handset so even if

the thief changes the SIM card the phone will be totally useless. You may not get

the phone back but at least you'll get some satisfaction in knowing that the crook

can not use or re-sell the phone.

One of the ANFREL election observers was overheard saying "Gee, I wish we

had elections this clean in Thailand."

Congratulations to Jason and Thida. Their son, Evan Melville Roberts, was born

on Feb 11. The hefty tyke weighed in at 8lbs 11oz. Mother and son are healthy and

happy. Jason is scrambling for more help on the home front.

In a recent interview, General Norman Schwartzkopf was asked if he didn't think

there was room for forgiveness toward the people who have harbored and abetted the

terrorists who perpetrated the 9/11 attacks on America. His answer: "I believe

that forgiving them is God's function. Our job is simply to arrange the meeting."

It will be referred to in the annals of history as "The Burger Wars".

See the classified page for the first shots.

A comprehensive survey of expatriate businessmen - all members of the "Do

You Know Anybody Who Is Making A Dime Club" - has determined that one of the

most effective cures for a hangover is to have a bowl of Pho first thing in the morning

at the An Nam Restaurant, just near the Hong Kong Center.

Researchers have discovered that Pho - one of Vietnam's more well-known national

dishes - has magical soothing properties for frazzled nerves and the rich broth aids

in restoring fluids to dehydrated cells. This, combined with An Nam's tasteful décor,

non-threatening color scheme, near hospital-like hygiene standards and the $2.30

per bowl price, has proven to be a salve for groggy investors. Said one: "You

know, gee whiz, after a bowl of Pho at An Nam, I feel ready to face the day and get

fleeced again."




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