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  1. News: Re: Thailand still very low in English language skills

    I agree that English needs to be pushed more in both Thailand and Laos. I visited the school my aunt teaches at in Nong Khae ( Saraburi) and they have a Thai teacher teaching English to the middle...
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    Re: Good Tip for Bangkok Taxis

    I agree with most of the posters on here about the taxi. If you can use the ferry, sky train or subway and the tuk tuk here and there it would be a little easier but there are some places where a...
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    Re: can someone teach me thai :)

    what part of Thailand did u visit? there are short videos on youtube that teach you the quick basics of thai.
  4. Re: Thais don't eat enough fruit and vegetables daily

    When I went to visit my family in NE Thailand all we ate was vegetables and a little bit of meat. I lost 20lbs in 2 weeks. However, when I spent my last week in BKK, the weight started to slowly...
  5. Visitor Warning: Re: Protests prompt tourists to avoid Khaosan Road

    I avoided going in these areas while i was there 2 weeks ago. I was glad they didnt go shut down the airport like last time.
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    Re: Google translate ........

    I remember attending a grand opening event for a friend who opened up a juice shop. The sign they hung out on the building said " Open Knew". I wish I took a picture of it. I tried the explain to...
  7. Re: Mor Lam' groups boycott Grammy due to high copyright fee

    Wow 250,000 Baht is a lot. Some of the performers barely make that.
  8. Re: Thai language for beginners in Skype (for free)

    I can teach Isan/ Lao.
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    News: Re: Warning: Trains arrive on time!

    I guess travel in Tland is like sailing. You will get there eventually. On time seems to be optional.[/QUOTE]

    LOL. Very well put. Sometimes I have to remember the jai yen yen attitude.
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    Re: how do you say YOU addressing your wife?

    I do the same thing too. My parents use the word "Jaow" to refer to each other, which means "you" in the Isan dialect. They also just call each other by their first name or nick name too.
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    Marie your speaking that Thai-alog again, Lol.
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    Breaking News: Re: Bus crash in central Thailand kills 19

    This is one of the reasons I don't like riding the bus to Nakhon Phanom. I'm trying to convince my mom this time to fly up there, we can get there in a hour instead of the awful 10hr bus ride.
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    Re: Mixed Vegitable

    I'm going to have to try and make this. Saap baw?
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    Re: Mixed Vegitable

    I agree with you about trying not to add sugar. The oyster sauce is sweet enough alone.
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    Sticky: Re: New Members Please Introduce Yourself Here

    Hi and Welcome. My family is from Nakhon Phanom area too (That Phanom district).
  16. Thread: Thai slang

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    you are spot on David. Also the "R" can also be pronounced as an "H" too depending upon on the word and sentence structure. In central thai they use the word Raow. In Isan we would say "How" meaning...
  17. Thread: Thai slang

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    Wow. I learned a few more words I never heard of since we don't use it in my house.
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    Re: Thailand's English skills lowest in SEA

    One thing that made me laugh is a lot was a few of my co-workers from the airline based in BKK call themselves "Air Hostage" instead of Air Host or even just cabin crew. During a training session in...
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    Re: Danger of Bag Snatching in Bangkok

    Last year when I was in BKK visiting my aunt, we walking around during the evening in silom trying to find some foods to take back to the house and I walked into a small restaurant to look at what...
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    Re: NKP vet signs in

    My family lives in That Phanom, and not too much has changed. Some people may even say that Nakhon Phanom is still behind compared to Khon Kaen or Udon.
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    URGENT: Re: FDA warns of used cooking oil

    I reuse frying oil only once within 2days after first use, after that I discard it.I have seen many of my family members in NE thailand reuse the oil over and over. We educated them on the issue, and...
  22. Re: Drowning is the leading cause of death in Thai children

    I cant swim either. I will get into water as long as its not deep and fast moving. I usually stay in the 4 feet or less area.
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    Re: What do Thai people think of half-Thais?

    Of course learning any language you don't already speak has its challenges. Talk with your mom and see if she can help. Have her teach you a few basic sentences each week and use them everyday while...
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    Re: What do Thai people think of half-Thais?

    You can always try to learn it. Its never too late. I grew up in the U.S however English is my second language. When growing up my mom and stepdad didnt speak english just Thai and Lao. I had a hard...
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    Re: What do Thai people think of half-Thais?

    I understand how you feel. The two posts before me are right on point about what you are experiencing. I am Filipino ( my father) and Thai Isan ( my mom). My mother's family lives in Khon Kaen and...
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    Re: Si Racha or SeeRATcha ?

    In e-san its pronounced as nam see-la-sa. Because the "R" is pronounced as an "L" and we do not use the "CH". So every region of thailand you go to, you will hear pronounced in different ways.
  27. Re: What is the most unusual food you've ever tried in Thailand?

    You can probably go to certain asian stores and find them frozen. I'm not sure if they would taste good canned. My grandmother likes to make it into some sort of hot sauce that you can eat with other...
  28. Re: What is the most unusual food you've ever tried in Thailand?

    I've eaten ice cream on a hamburger bun but that was in MNL. Never had it in thailand.
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    Re: Isaan Food - Has It Lost Its Bite?

    Being E-san in my household we have toned down the spice of our foods too, mostly for health reasons. My parents are getting older and their stomaches as well as mine can't handle to heat very well...
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    Re: Campaign to get Thais to Stand on the Right

    I never pay too much attenion while in thailand which side people were standing on while riding the escalator but I will now when I go visit later on this year :). If I notice someone behind me is in...
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    Re: Do you grow your own ( Thai ) herbs?

    In Kansas you'll be eating mostly E-san Food :)
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    Re: Do you grow your own ( Thai ) herbs?

    At my house we grow thai peppers, string beans, mint herbs, the pumpkin vines, and we were even able to plant a pappaya tree but of course it died when the cold Kansas weather hit. The pappaya were...
  33. Thread: River Prawns

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    Re: River Prawns

    I knew you would end up finding something. Thanks for sharing the photos, they all look good.
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    Re: Homeless folk offered lifeline

    Very nice article. I have some distant family members in Bkk that are less fortunate and can benefit from a place like this.
  35. Thread: River Prawns

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    Re: River Prawns

    I think part of the reason you dont see river prawns in the U.S is because most of the rivers in the U.S do not have them with the exception of the areas where a river meets the ocean, you might be...
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    Re: What is your favourie som tam?

    I'm with you on the e-san style. I do like a little bit of crab in mine but i do not like shrimps or peanuts in it either. I also like the som tom using green mangos too :)
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    News: Re: BMA is braced for flooding : Sukhumbhand

    I hope these measures will work.
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    Re: Khao mun gai at Gai Tawn Pratunam revisited

    This is one of my favorite dishes. I usually make it myself but it can be a little time consuming. I'll have to check this place out next time when i'm in Thailand. Thanks for sharing the info.
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    Re: Thai people and "half thais"

    I'm Thai and Filipino. I had similar experience in Thailand. I look more filipino than thai, so I stand out when in bkk. I get alot of stares too. People are just trying to figure out what i'm mixed...
  40. News: Re: Bangkok tops best street food cities in the world

    I ate mostly at chinatown too, since the hotel my company put us at was right across the street from it. I've been to vivo city but never eaten at any of the places there, however the food options...
  41. News: Re: Bangkok tops best street food cities in the world

    I have always enjoyed the street vendor foods in BKK and SIN.
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    Re: Usual conversations in Hotels?

    Most large hotels in Bangkok and tourist areas, will have staff that speaks english.
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    Re: Sak Yant photo from Isaan

    Thanks for sharing. I enjoy seeing everyone's photos.
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    News: Re: English teachers arrive

    My cousins that go to school in the Issan area learn the UK english and when I come visit we have some communication issues. But I'm glad they speak some english now, before they did not know a word...
  45. Re: Anyone teaching English with no certificate/degree?

    I want to teach english in thailand too. I'm looking at taking the TESOL course they are offering at this college near my home. I only have an Associates degree, so i'm checking around different...
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