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by Xenavire
Wed Aug 05, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello ... I’m new here
Replies: 4
Views: 98

Re: Hello ... I’m new here

Are there actually places that still do that? I'm surprised.
by Xenavire
Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello ... I’m new here
Replies: 4
Views: 98

Re: Hello ... I’m new here

Hi there! Welcome, I really don't welcome people enough here. Not that I think you should change your mind, but as a guy, I never thought women wearing makeup looked good. I'll make an exception for being on camera - films and tv require a little makeup just to look natural, but wearing it for socia...
by Xenavire
Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Thank you
Replies: 2
Views: 188

Re: Thank you

Ex-pat Kiwi here, left a little over a decade ago (I moved for my girlfriend), but honestly I'm probably not the person you want to be talking about NZ with. I don't have a lot of fond memories (my school experience was far, far less positive than yours, and I suffered from severe depression from ro...
by Xenavire
Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: I can't imagine
Replies: 1
Views: 206

I can't imagine

I just had a fun-ish idea. A game of sorts. All of us face certain problems, from coordination to concentration or emotional, and this forum is our place to let loose and talk about it. So let's have a bit of fun with it while we are at it! The idea is simple - name some activity that you can't imag...
by Xenavire
Tue Jul 28, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Do you 'get better' at learning new skills?
Replies: 3
Views: 127

Re: Do you 'get better' at learning new skills?

Yes and no. I'm horrible at art (which is funny being the child of not one, but two artists that were trying to become professionals), and no amount of practice has made me any better at art. However, day to day coordination did get better over time for me, and things like catching a ball, using kni...
by Xenavire
Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Work
Topic: Asked to do something I can’t do
Replies: 2
Views: 357

Re: Asked to do something I can’t do

If you enjoy what you do now, and it is beneficial for the company, you can attempt to politely turn him down and request a pay increase instead. As far as I am aware, nobody can force you to take a promotion if you don't want it, and I'm fairly sure it would be illegal to fire someone because they ...
by Xenavire
Sun Jul 19, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Getting help & assessment
Topic: Scientific Information and unusual symptoms
Replies: 5
Views: 160

Re: Scientific Information and unusual symptoms

I'm sure someone else will provide more information, but the short version is that because not every Dyspraxic person has the same issues as every other Dyspraxic person, diagnosing based off symptoms is about the best anyone can hope for. If you are interested in why people have Dyspraxia, it's a l...
by Xenavire
Fri Jul 17, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: people with dyspraxia look young for their age
Replies: 6
Views: 236

Re: people with dyspraxia look young for their age

I can tell you right now that this isn't always true. Maybe it was a little when I was a kid, but from my mid-teens people always thought I was much older than I actually was. When hanging out with a friend when I was 16, his mother was buying herself some alcohol and we tagged along because we were...
by Xenavire
Tue Jul 14, 2020 1:44 am
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: A refreshingly good article about Neurodivesity and Lockdown
Replies: 7
Views: 699

Re: A refreshingly good article about Neurodivesity and Lockdown

It's definitely a thing, it's a bit like with a fan or engine. You can learn to tune out the sound, but you always notice when the sound is suddenly gone. I find it's the same with electric hums. There are some extremely obvious ones that everyone can hear (certain kinds of lightbulbs are notorious)...
by Xenavire
Sat Jul 11, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: A refreshingly good article about Neurodivesity and Lockdown
Replies: 7
Views: 699

Re: A refreshingly good article about Neurodivesity and Lockdown

Calisto, you just reminded me that I can hear them, and now I can't ignore them (anymore) - if I can't sleep tonight, I'm blaming you :lol: I actually remember several occasions as a kid where I asked for things with lights to be unplugged (VCR'/DVD players, TV's and PC monitors, even alarm clocks w...
by Xenavire
Sat Jul 11, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: First time user, alcohol and dyspraxia thoughts needed
Replies: 11
Views: 2904

Re: First time user, alcohol and dyspraxia thoughts needed

Isee, I can't say for sure, because I legitimately do not like the taste of alcohol, but the few times I have had drinks, I didn't even get tipsy. I think that a lot of the usual rules for alcohol consumption must apply (bodyweight and size, tolerance, hydration, etc) in how easily we get drunk, but...
by Xenavire
Fri Jun 12, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Does Anyone have Kids or want Kids
Replies: 36
Views: 5005

Re: Does Anyone have Kids or want Kids

Perhaps there should be a specific portion of the forums dedicated to that type of discussion? I don't see why we can't offer help and advice, especially when children with Dyspraxia may someday need to use this forum themselves, and their parents may be able to do more to help them in the meantime ...
by Xenavire
Mon Jun 08, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Treatment of symptoms of Dyspraxia
Replies: 11
Views: 411

Re: Treatment of symptoms of Dyspraxia

Well, today I learned that Dyspraxia is a small step away from Entropy - because that sort of thing happens to us far too often!
by Xenavire
Mon Jun 08, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Treatment of symptoms of Dyspraxia
Replies: 11
Views: 411

Re: Treatment of symptoms of Dyspraxia

Tom fod wrote:
Sun Jun 07, 2020 10:24 pm
'knock yourself out'
Instructions unclear, used lamp instead. Now I have a headache.

(Kidding, obviously!)
by Xenavire
Sat Jun 06, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Transport
Topic: Solo Travel
Replies: 6
Views: 309

Re: Solo Travel

NZ is a beautiful place, yes, but my experience living there wasn't a particularly positive one. I needed to get out. My advice to everyone I tell about NZ - perfect for a vacation, significantly less great as a place to live. Although, there are perks - their COVID-19 response was great, and they h...