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    My Travel Story: Re: Hellfire Pass, Kanchanaburi.

    Mind you, I don't speak this language. :laughlong Too difficult for me. I canít imagine how a certain shoe design can be " Vegetarian friendly". But about the term "increases instability for...
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    Re: How Hot Do You Like Your Thai Food?

    I prefer my Thai food mildly hot. It’s because my palate cannot tolerate fiery-hot dishes. Which is a handicap if you travel in Thailand extensively. Not a serious one, though, if you embrace the...
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    My Travel Story: Re: Hellfire Pass, Kanchanaburi.

    Fil, I am thinking of wearing this pair http://www.shoebuy.com/skechers-shape-ups-s2-lite/426631 Do you think they can withstand the rigors of trekking in that kind of terrain?
    They are equipped...
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    Re: The Emu story-Building a Home in Thailand

    And still much $$$ to be picked from trees? :laughlong
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    Re: My photos and thought process behind the image

    May I know what brand of cleansing cream she uses on her face? It seems effective! LOL
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    Re: Please Translartion ENG-THAİ short words..

    I just got this comment from a member-


    Haha! So apt!
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    Re: Please Translartion ENG-THAİ short words..

    I mean Thai translation.
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    Re: Please Translartion ENG-THAİ short words..

    Hi Poeta,

    We have noticed that your relationship with this Forum has been pretty one-sided for years, which means that you have only been totally "taking" and not 'giving" at all. For a change,...
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    Re: My photos and thought process behind the image

    In my country, apart from candid snapshots, formal graduation photos are pretty much in vogue like wedding pictures. That is, the subjects go to studios, are madeup and coiffed (these sevices are...
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    My Travel Story: Re: Hellfire Pass, Kanchanaburi.

    I have been to Kanchanaburi four times, but always on hurried visits (mostly package tours) and never really had a good opportunity to savor its rich historical worthiness depicted on this thread. I...
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    Re: The Emu story-Building a Home in Thailand

    For some people, psychic rewards are more fulfilling than $$$. :)
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    Re: Happy birthday, Mikeheart!!

    Oh, I didn't make that video, LOL. I was kidding but forgot to indicate so.:laughlong
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    News: Re: Graft buster rules Yingluck guilty

    Ian, if you ask me it's great to have dissenting political opinions in this forum. Yes, it may seem that many members tend to lean on one side, but for the record, this forum does not have ONE...
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    Happy birthday, Mikeheart!!

    Hi Mike,

    On your birthday tomorrow, here's a video especially made for you! Wish you the very best and lots of love on your grand day. Happy birthday, Mike!

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    News: Re: Graft buster rules Yingluck guilty

    Ian, would you mind citing specific instances of this, please?
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    Re: The Emu story-Building a Home in Thailand

    I like the idea of the striped pillars and the subdued color used. I would repeat the same horizontal pattern (not vertical!) on a few decorative items, like giant planters or pots. Blends well...
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    Re: Being Married To A Thai Lady For Forty Years

    Wow, Rick, you must have a high EQ (Emotional Quotient=Intelligence regarding the emotions, especially in the ability to monitor one's own or others' emotions)! Was that part of Marital Arts 101?...
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    Re: Being Married To A Thai Lady For Forty Years

    I have yet to read the paper as I couldn't download it due to internet problem.

    I can't say I have 'lived' with Thai women, but I have stayed with them on my visits to Thailand, travels and...
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    Re: Being Married To A Thai Lady For Forty Years

    I agree, Ian. I, too, can't imagine a Thai woman doing that.
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    Re: Being Married To A Thai Lady For Forty Years

    It's up to you- Hahaha, I am quite familiar with phrase. I am sure most of us have been told this at one point or another in our life. More likely during the polite stage of a relationship where...
  21. Thread: Italian teachers

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    Re: Italian teachers

    I would prepare a feasibility study of sorts beforehand to determine the viability of your plan. I am not sure if Italian language is in demand in Thailand, except maybe among tour guides who cater...
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    Re: Your first trip to Thailand

    I think some of us need to learn that, too, to enjoy a long-lasting marriage! (Just kidding Rick!) :laughlong:laughlong:laughlong
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    Re: Children of a lost generation

    Most of the cases I personally know of are not due to internal migration, but more of external ones. Parents seek overseas employment because jobs are hard to find in the country-mostly as domestic...
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    Sticky: Re: New Members Please Introduce Yourself Here

    Welcome to this site, Lucka! Please feel free to ask anything or exchange insights and experiences with us.
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    Re: How to Eat in Thailand

    Quite true. :laughlong

    I was just telling another member recently about how my Thai friends keep putting food on my plate when we dine together, as if I couldn't do it myself. Hahaha! I consider...
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    Re: The Emu story-Building a Home in Thailand

    I would retile it, after all you will live there the rest of your life ( I assume)! But maybe I'd just say firmly, but calmly, while smiling," Teerak, I think it would look more beautiful if we used...
  27. Re: What is the most unusual food you've ever tried in Thailand?

    TBH, to prove a point I had made a bet with somebody that you were going to say something like this~


    And I won the bet!

    Also, I said this on purpose, carefully-worded:

    Did you notice the...
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    Re: Tommy Tang~Chef/Travelogue/Showman/Phenomenon

    I was booked in an international hostel where I stayed with a few Thai students. The kitchen staff were used to getting requests from Thais who would sometimes take over in the kitchen during...
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    Re: Where do you prefer to eat your Thai food ?

    Welcome to the forums!

    Jucifer, I assume you are Vietnamese? In my country both Thai and Vietnamese cuisines are in high demand and are ranked on the same level of popularity. However for some...
  30. Re: What is the most unusual food you've ever tried in Thailand?

    LOL I am only all gab! I wouldn't also touch bats and snakes. Though I like eels-something I picked up from the Japanese. Am guessing snakes taste like eels?
  31. Thread: the chat room

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    Re: the chat room

    Hi, Troy, welcome to this site! Yes, you can send your friend to the chat room. We don't really teach English but it's a good venue for her to practice her English. Many Thais do that. There are...
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    Re: Thai bank account

    Emu, something seems to be wrong with your post. My eyes are kept glued on that fat wad I can't see anything else. :shocked:

    :laughlong
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    I see frog gigging in your neck of the woods requires enormous guts and precision. While you're at it you could have gone for the bats and snakes, too. :laughlong They also taste like chicken! :P
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    Well, suit yourself, you can put it as you wish, LOL. We are sure of ourselves, though and we wouldn't wage a war against anyone who wouldn't understand certain things about a peculiar 'culture' of a...
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    Re: Sai Lom Hang Ruk - Ben Chalatit

    Yeah, very good voice quality.
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    Oh, frog legs-they taste like chicken, too. LOL Within my circle any meat which is hard to describe would conveniently fall under "it's like chicken". :laughlong

    Frog meat is nothing unusual to...
  37. Thread: boiling frog

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    Re: boiling frog

    Been curious about this "Boiling frog" analogy so I finally looked it up. Here's what Mr. Wiki has to say:

    The boiling frog story is a widespread anecdote describing a frog slowly being boiled...
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    Re: Bit of a complicated one...

    You may wish to check this out-

    https://www.gov.uk/child-adoption/adopting-a-stepchild

    I know of a UK citizen adopting his stepchild from a Thai woman who was also unmarried, like your GF, and...
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    Re: Bit of a complicated one...

    OK, I did a little research and this is what I found out.

    A mere religious marriage ceremony in Thailand is not legal anywhere. But a marriage in Thailand registered in an amphur is recognized...
  40. Thread: hatyai - safe?

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    Re: hatyai - safe?

    I agree with your decision. In my opinion it's better to avoid such kinds of risks if you have other options.

    I see no reason why your thread should be deleted. It's quite informative!:)
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    Re: Bit of a complicated one...

    Welcome to the forums! No offense meant, Thaisi. Quite honestly, I am surprised why she doesn't know if an unregistered marriage is legal or not. I don't know the answer myself (I am not Thai), but I...
  42. Re: What is the most unusual food you've ever tried in Thailand?

    I have tried crocodile meat, it's stewed Tasted like chicken-as almost all meats do. LOL Would I eat it again? Yes!
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    Re: The Emu story-Building a Home in Thailand

    Frankly I have not been able to fathom why they like so much to defy quality standards clearly expressed by the Boss despite the control measures he has been putting in place. Emu, would you concede...
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    Re: The Emu story-Building a Home in Thailand

    Emu, thank the builders for constantly springing suprises on you! These people just want to make your life more exciting. Can you imagine what a boring existence you will lead if everything is...
  45. Visitor Warning: Re: Earthquake in Chiang Rai area: Aftershocks continue

    As far as you know, for how long relatively strong aftershocks will likely be recurring after a major earthquake? The 6.3 magnitude jolter happened on May 5 and after almost 2 months these strong...
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