Have a happy and safe Halloween!
The U.S. National Weather Service has reported a 7.6 quake in the “bird’s head” area of Irian Jaya on Jan. 3, 2009.
Does anyone know if the jobsite was affected by this.
Hello to all Tembagapurans! What a great thing to find this site. Wonderful to see all the names we remember and the photos from the reunion, even though it was three years ago. We were Tembagapurans from 1986 to 1991.
We put up some photos of us then and now.
I have been with Stillwater Mining Company (Platinum/Palladium) in Montana for 6 years. I’ve worked here with several TPRA vets, as one would expect: John Arrasmith, Bob Schuler and Jim Phipps are here now. Bob Taylor, Allan Schappert, Denny Stout, and Ed Wernett have been here previously. Ralph Barker consulted here a few years back. And a couple of RAM Raisers are still alimak-ing and have been through here as well.
Thanks to Jason Scarabin for keeping this site. It is great to see new photos. Are they joking . . . A Tembagapura shopping mall?!? A Sheraton Hotel in Timika?!?
TPRA was our greatest experience and we are happy to see so many who feel the same.
Doug, Sharon, Tacey, Zachary, and Nathan Jones
Registration is open again. After you register and you’re certain you don’t know me and I don’t know you… please e-mail me to let me know who you are and what your interest in Tembagapura and the site is… otherwise, you’ll be promptly purged from the system. Also worth noting, if you have old postings, guestbook entries, etc… and you want to edit them or delete them or add to them, you will be able to access them once you’ve been changed to author and your name attached to the old posting. If your registration fails for some reason, it could be that you had registered at the main site and your data has been moved to the blog, so just follow the instructions for losing your password at the login screen of the blog.
The main site at http://www.tembagapura.com has been updated significantly to enhance visitors’ experience. Take a look! So much of what you”ll find are remnants of what the site once was. The blog has really made it easier to manage because the information is now in a database and can be modified so much easier than in the past. For what it”s worth, I hope you”ll find visiting the site a pleasurable memory-inducing experience. If nothing else, it”s a great place to show your friends and family where on earth you lived, are living or will live. Worth noting: Since this original post, the site is in the process of migrating to new servers which may take a while before the updates described above are enjoyed.
Pad (Mile) 11 was the old “end of the road.” It was where builders had previously given up on a road to Amamapare (Portsite)… with fond memories of the old, rarely crossed bridge, and finding fiddler crabs while waiting for the Jeremiah to pick us up.
Food is pain (when you abuse it). Repeat this phrase in your mind because YOU have abused it and it has made you unhappy.
- Do something that makes yourself hideously unattractive; i.e., I grew my hair long (since cut it) and dipped tobacco (not recommended).
- Small portions on everything. Do not stuff yourself EVER.
- Weigh yourself every day. If you did not drop from the previous day, you did something wrong and must reduce portions.
- Fast for 48 hours. This means ZERO consumption of anything including water (NOT a drop) or anything else. Break this fast with a Granny Smith apple… wait an hour then bake the Salmon described later.
- Liquids Under NO circumstance including holidays and celebrations will you drink outside these specified drinks or your choice of an equivalent in calories and carbohydrates. If you refuse to give up beer, drink Aspen or Miller Lite. Drink lightly.
- Green Tea (Celestial Seasonings Antioxidant) with Lemon
- Coffee (Black with Equal if you like)
- Cranberry Juice (Low-Carb usually designated on jugs or labeled as Diet)
- Grey Goose Vodka (Kettle One is the ONLY acceptable substitute)
- Meats Fish, Chicken & most seafood prepared anyway you like including fried but always use Olive Oil or butter. Red meat is fine about twice a month prepared anyway you like. Salmon must be a staple because of the Omega-3 Fatty Acids.
- Vegetables Onions, Mushrooms, Garlic and Lettuce. Cook these with Olive Oil or butter except the lettuce. Eat lettuce with croutons (if you like), cheese and Ranch dressing (NOT lite) every day. Tomatoes are fine, but I do not eat them regularly.
- Fruit Granny Smith Apples & Lemons. Avoid oranges and pineapples.
Broken, torn, hurt and troubled
minutes come like thorns
gravity a nuisance, time torturous
relief comes only in dreams and fluid
Pushing and pulling waiting for a break
fast feet and quick sniffs ride it out
urges and luminous outbursts displayed
soft tears peek through under pain
a tiny light sheds in the upcoming watch
wait… a sparkle lights up your veins
fire burning deep but safely relaxing
quinching the hatred of father time
pure bliss now it’s magical enough
bringing peace within what existed
nice to know and careful to follow
this gentle breeze is all you needed