Wednesday, April 16, 2014

I thought I had them all scanned...

...but they keep turning up.

Mr GeniAus recently produced this little snap taken in Sydney many moons ago with his big brother and requested that I scan it. As I was playing with the image I thought I'd share it - he was a little cutie.

Mr GeniAus and his big brother

Monday, April 14, 2014

Khoo connections

I was impressed when visiting a family association temple in Kuala Lumpur to see that they had, in big books,   family records for the clan going back 1,000 years.

There was a summary of their genealogy on display.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Trove Tuesday - Ticket to Bangkok

Today should find me in Bangkok boarding a ship for a cruise to Rome.

Mr Geniaus and I should have flown into Bangkok a couple of days ago on Qantas, as we used frequent flier points for our flight I was not aware of the one-way fare from Sydney to this destination. A quick enquiry of the Qantas website (9/3/2014) shows me that a one way economy fare would be $AU928.

An article on Trove tells me that the same flight 60 years ago in 1954 would have cost £142/10 the equivalent of $AU284.08.

1954 'CUT IN OVERSEA TOURIST AIR FARES.', The Mercury(Hobart, Tas. : 1860 - 1954), 1 March, p. 19, viewed 9 March, 2014,
Wikianswers tells me that "One Pound (Australian) in 1954 had the purchasing power of about $AU30.13". So if today's airfare had kept pace with the inflation rate one would be paying approximately $AU 4279 for a one way trip to Bangkok.

No wonder Qantas is going broke.

This post was prepared in advance of my holiday on 9/3/2014 because I may be too busy to blog on holiday

Sunday, April 6, 2014


I didn't realise that Mr GeniAus snapped this picture of me at Panthip Plaza in Bangkok today where I spent several hours browsing. Whilst I managed to exercise some restraint I came away with a few tech accessories that were on my shopping list.

GeniAus on the prowl for new tech toys

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