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    Re: Thai Keyboard

    So, any tips on how I can get a new Thai keyboard?
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    Re: Thai Keyboard

    And I have missed you too David!
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    Thai Keyboard

    Hi Guys (after a long absence)
    Can I order a new keyboard (with Thai characters) from this website?
    Or alternatively, from somewhere else? I am in New Zealand
    Cheers,
    NP
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    Re: Urban Agriculture

    Hi Khonrai,
    I don't think I would ever convince you and I am not going to try, as your reality is different from mine. Just be aware that there is another viewpoint on the subject that is equally as...
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    Re: Urban Agriculture

    Hi Khonrai,
    I think we need to be careful about condemning "fertilisers" and "chemicals" which have revolutionised farming and are the only realistic way of feeding the world. I have no axe to grind...
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    Re: What was your first car?

    My first car, which I bought when I was 18, was a Model A Ford sedan. All my mates thought I was crazy, as they drove VWs Anglias, Cortinas etc but I loved the A, which cost me 50 NZ pounds in 1964....
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    Re: Get a feel of sakura in Thailand

    Shamidzu Sakura in front of my house, (making my Model A Ford look cool). But in NZ - not Thailand.
  8. News: Re: Following 8 suicides, farmers reminded they can get loans from BAAC

    Its a fatal flaw in the Thai psyche that they don't respect manual labour even when their own economic wellbeing flows directly from it. Its a self-defeating mind-set that permeates all levels of...
  9. News: Re: National police chief orders probe into fatal shooting of protest leader

    So he was shot from two directions simultaneously? :wacko:
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    Hot: Re: 1000 most common thai words used

    Its difficult to achieve the right balance between formal and informal in any language. For instance in his tutorial English videos Adam Bradshaw tries to convince Thais to say "wanna" instead of...
  11. Thread: aeb baew

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    Re: aeb baew

    Thanks Rori.
    Great explanation!
    NP
  12. Thread: aeb baew

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    aeb baew

    Does anyone know what "aeb baew" means? I have heard Thais use this expression when they give the "peace" sign but I don't know what the significance is.
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    Re: Thought of the Day

    I don't know - some of them are very anal retentive. :laughlong
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    Re: อยู่ at the end of a sentence

    OK, so what would a Thai say to another Thai in normal conversation (other than กำลัง and อยู่)? Please give an example of casual street talk.
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    Re: Is everybody out of town?

    Magnificent machines David. That beautiful train looks as though its doing 100mph sitting still at the station!
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    Re: The farang Thai song (or 555 song)

    Yes! Cute is the word. And funny too.
  17. Thread: Coloni?

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    Re: Coloni?

    OK so a possible use would be: "In that case the rice is expensive" ("nai konlani Khaaw ko phaeng")?
    Sorry, I have not yet taught my new computer how to type in Thai.
  18. Thread: Coloni?

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    Coloni?

    I often watch Adam Bradshaw's you-tube videos because I find them very useful for learning Thai. One Thai word I hear often has got me stumped. It sounds like "colony" or "kolonii" with a mid-tone...
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    Video: Re: Lost medieval city discovered in Cambodia

    I use LIDAR information in my work. Its amazing technology and is capable of automatically creating a topographical map with the contour lines as close as 150mm from each other, just by flying over...
  20. Re: Adverts, simple TV/ movies to listen to and learn Thai

    Hi Bob,
    I don't know any programs or videos that offer exactly what you're looking for. However if you Google "Learn Thai with Bon" she is quite helpful, but she may be a bit too basic for you (cute...
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    News: Re: Rocket blast kills two at festival

    This is no surprise at all. I have attended such events and am amazed there are not more serious accidents. The explosive parts of the rockets are made of a 6-inch steel pipe about 10 foot long...
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    Re: Cheap housing for me and my dog?

    Go on, get it off your chest. I stand by everything I said.
  23. Thread: Wai jai dee

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    Wai jai dee

    Just wondering if anyone has the English translation to the well-known song "Wai jai dee"
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    Re: Criminal Doctors.

    Hey Paul,
    I think they are looking for a polyp (pronounced "pollip"). I have had some removed and its no big deal. :laughlong
  25. Re: "Happy Today", follow up to "When You're Smiling"

    Hey Guava,
    Nice pics!! Is that you at 5.06?
    NP
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    Re: Tattoo translation

    Great post Todd!!! :D
  27. Re: What food do you buy in Thailand to bring back to your home country?

    Here in NZ almost any kind of food is prohibited, except perhaps some kinds of highly processed food. And if you bring food in without declaring it, you are risking prosecution.
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    Re: US 'Jazzman' poses threat to jasmine rice

    I bet that Jazzman rice is genetically engineered. Apparently GE food is allowed to be sold in the US?
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    Re: Happy Birthday Betti!

    A belated one from me too Betti. You must tell us all about Sulawesi when you get back.
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    Re: Happy Birthday nam phyyng!

    Hi guys,
    Thanks very much for your birthday wishes:D I still log on quite often to see what's happening, but I have not been a very active poster lately. As you know, I am a dedicated Siam-o-phile...
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    Re: Si Racha or SeeRATcha ?

    No Susana, you should not just grin and bear it. That Emeril guy also slaughters the English language and I cringe whenever I hear him say anything at all.
  32. Re: What is the most unusual food you've ever tried in Thailand?

    iogwrt????????
  33. Re: What is the most unusual food you've ever tried in Thailand?

    Most people don't believe me when I say pineapple is great with salt. Try it and see!
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    Re: Just sharing photos QLD Australia

    Hey Oeshidez come over the ditch to NZ - no leeches here, or snakes, or poisonous spiders, or nasty lizards, or box jellyfish, or crocodiles, or bush fires.
  35. Re: I spent the afternoon with Princess Elizabeth...

    David,
    Thats a wonderful photo - how did you get that slightly fuzzy effect that almost makes it look like a painting? You are a really skilful photographer. And what a great old lady she is too!!...
  36. Thread: New Zealand

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    New Zealand

    Yay!!! its official. News items today show little old NZ has scored top of two recent independent polls, one making it the best tourist destination in the world, (ahead of the Maldives and somewhere...
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    News: Re: Fears of 'big one' on Mae Chan Fault

    My advice would be: Never stay in a high-rise hotel anywhere in Thailand. There is no way you could get out quickly in a big quake.
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    Re: So how old is old ?

    I am 66 and feel about 28 (most of the time)
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    Re: How to say "allergic to.."

    If he is fatally allergic (as some people are to nuts) then a stronger worded caution would be needed
  40. News Update: Re: Red Bull Chief Surrounded!

    :shocked::shocked::laughlong:laughlong:banghead:
  41. Re: Watching the Royal Barge Procession from the Praya Palazzo Hotel

    Last time I got a great view from a window table at Swenson's Restaurant about 150m upstream from the ferry landing - the one closest to the temple of the Emerald Buddha.
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    Re: Learn Thai with Road Signs

    I think it is "salaa" which means pavillion. If so, then the notice reads: "don't sit on the pavillion steps"
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    Re: Thais Drink more Alcohol than Milk

    New Zealand is literally swimming in milk and we cannot possibly consume all of it (in fact we export 95 % of what we produce!). When I was growing up I drank literally gallons of milk each day and...
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    Re: Learn Thai with Road Signs

    Place to park bycycles
  45. Re: Please help with translation in an unusual context

    I don't know for sure, as I have not heard that one before. However it sounds a bit like a Thai version of: "He has no gravy, only a soft c---ck". (excuse my crude interpretation, but there are many...
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