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  1. News: Re: Court acquit Abhisit and Suthep of murder charges in red-shirt crackdown

    Hi

    as I read the story the charges were dismissed because filed in the wrong court.
    so can file again if they want or later if another party takes control after junta
  2. The perils of trying to make a joke when you don't speak the language

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    first some back ground, in the Bangkok Post and all TV news the last weeks has been a story about how a 1990 10 baht coin is worth 100,000 baht.

    So I go to my local KFC to night, order and...
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    Pictures: Re: Jungle Flight revisited

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    I noticed betti is banned would someone PM and tell me why or is it none of my business?
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    Pictures: Re: Jungle Flight revisited

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    you don't have to be brave to do zip lines they are a hoot and much more safe than driving in Thaiiland LOL I still do zip lines and rock climbing and I am 63
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    Pictures: Re: Jungle Flight revisited

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    Mike you are never too old, too big maybe I don't know, :blues: but never too old:party:
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    Re: what did I just do OMG

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    Yes Susana I am in total interaction with students I have to settle disputes, bandage scrapped knees,
    celebrate birthdays, try and figure out why they are crying LOL eat lunch with students....
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    Re: what did I just do OMG

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    another interesting aspect is the regemented dress code of goverenment schools
    at my school
    Monday is school uniform
    Tuesday is free choice day many students wear latest fashions
    Wednesday...
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    Re: what did I just do OMG

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    finally got my teachers license so can get work permit next week.:party:

    for those thinking about teaching at a government school.:banghead:

    the first months can be really hard as you are...
  9. URGENT: Re: MISSING: 2 British Girls (10 & 6). Last seen in Pattaya, Thailand.

    Hi

    there is a big difference between legal and justice.
    just because something is legal doesn't make it just.
    and many time what we feel as justice is based more on cultrual or moral or...
  10. Thread: Eating Meat.

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    Re: Eating Meat.

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    I haven't eaten meat in over 40 years but I am not a vegetarian I choose not to eat meat for philosophycal reasons. I refuse to kill other mammals so how can I morally eat meat. but when I...
  11. News: Re: Australian couple abandon surrogate Down's Syndrome baby

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    truth is stranger than fiction

    How very sad and sickening if the father is a convicted child molester.
  12. News: Re: Australian couple abandon surrogate Down's Syndrome baby

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    I believe in god but not religion I always wonder why some people will go to such extreme measures to have a child. when maybe god has not blessed them for a reason. this case is an example...
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    Re: Being Married To A Thai Lady For Forty Years

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    Just having fun no offence

    in western society it is expected and acceptable for a woman to be late but not for a man.
    at least that is what we are taught by our sterotypical TV shows and...
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    Re: Being Married To A Thai Lady For Forty Years

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    are countries that citizens of that country refer to as she. less punctual than countries who refer to
    their country as he.? maybe it is a female thing.:D
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    Re: what did I just do OMG

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    I will not use an agency again mine has paid on time, but have never gotten me my work permit
    I have not talked to them in two months. My school is getting my teachers license and work...
  16. Re: Phra Buddha Chinnarat temple fair January 2015

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    I was just there a few weeks ago it is beautiful and has rather large temple grounds.

    short story

    I was there on a late sunday afternoon as i was entering a young girl with her mother...
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    Re: In Bangkok now looking for teaching position

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    I should try and ask the ruling Junta they seem able a willing to make snap or quick decisions.
    any one know where their suggesion box is?t
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    Re: In Bangkok now looking for teaching position

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    Yes YY makes sense to me but I am not thai
    also it would make sense to make it so much easier for qualified teachers to get work permit. and long stay visa if Thailand wants to be ...
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    Re: In Bangkok now looking for teaching position

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    with the changing rules and regs you need a teachers license to get a teachers work permit.
    either through the school or an agency or do your self but school has to provide the necessary...
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    Re: In Bangkok now looking for teaching position

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    Yes I have I have been teaching since Nov.

    there is a post on here about my teaching I think it is titled OMG what did I do
    I am in class now will try and get link later.
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    Re: Being Married To A Thai Lady For Forty Years

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    my wife is always modest but around family or in village not. it must be a family culture thing
    where they feel safe.
  22. News: Re: Thailand's New Overstay Penalties Officially Announced Today

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    the long overstayer that I have run into are varied types the older has thai wife living off a small pension or runing some sort of quaza business has no desire to go back to native country.
    ...
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    Re: Being Married To A Thai Lady For Forty Years

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    My Mom always said "up to you" to everything for as long as I can remember until she passed
    but after having a bad experience with hot spicy chinese food. if I asked her where she wanted to...
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    Re: Being Married To A Thai Lady For Forty Years

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    It must be an Issan thing my wife and sisters and mother would take a shower then come out
    with towel wrapped around if fresh clothes were in the room and drop top of towel and expose breasts...
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    Re: Italian teachers

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    I have an interesting business idea I was going to do when I retired that I could have hired some of my thai family to help but lost all my money so I have to work as teacher until I can save...
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    Re: Being Married To A Thai Lady For Forty Years

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    One thing I found out just last week from a Thai friend is she does not like the saying
    "up to you" she said to her it is rude and demeaning in that you don't care enough to make a descision....
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    Re: Being Married To A Thai Lady For Forty Years

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    congrats on forty years.

    but the modern Thai girl is so different from the young girl you married 40 years ago
    it will be true in any country.
    most of the basic traits you described are...
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    Re: Italian teachers

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    Be sure and check out visa's and laws. You can't just go to
    Thailand and start a business and live. it is very difficult unless you have thai family to run interference with laws.
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    Re: Kardashians in Thailand?

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    No thank you don't want them here either.
    I have no idea why any one would find them news worthy or how in the world they became celebrities
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    Re: Children of a lost generation

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    It is also a problem in USA but the main cause there is drug or alcohol abuse
    many people my age having to take care of their grand children becasue their own children are incapable. very sad...
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    News: Re: Suthep enters monkhood quietly

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    Politicians always hide behind and or use religion as a shield in every country

    what a hypocrit.
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    Re: Foraging in Thailand with Robin Harford

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    foraging is a cultural thing, and can be done anywhere
    When my wife first came to my home town of Boise Idaho I was amazzed at how much foraging could be done in the city. I had no idea. My...
  33. Thread: boiling frog

    by khonrai
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    Re: boiling frog

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    I always thought it was a variation of a bible saying.

    let he who has no sin cast the first stone.
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    Re: The Emu story-Building a Home in Thailand

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    Yep sounds like Mrs Emu is building the house she wants. be careful trying to change design and decorations. with your daughter and son inlaw there or she might feel very threatened and lose...
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    Re: Choosing calling card

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    If you have smart phone and access to wifi you can use skype does not need to be video call
    I call my older family who still have land lines LOL.

    I have found useing skype on my laptop is...
  36. Thread: boiling frog

    by khonrai
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    Re: boiling frog

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    that would be "jumping from the frying pan into the fire"
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    Re: Bit of a complicated one...

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    I would get thru the marraige and few yrs after worry about adoption as that is a whole different can of worms won't the childs father have to sign his rights away. Are you planning on living...
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    Re: Bit of a complicated one...

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    the birth certificate of the child may be a stumbling block if getting married in UK.

    any government will want to know the disposition of the childs father before issueing a marriage license...
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    Re: Bit of a complicated one...

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    I doubt if it is a simple as you say. you might not be getting the full or true story

    Is the babies father or family still involved and in the picture.

    usually when this happens either...
  40. News: Re: Phuket Clean Up: Army's Quest for a Perfect Phuket

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    to me Phuket eptomises what happens to pristen environment when greed is left to run rampant
    with greed comes corruption and crime. For me Phuket holds no desire I see only commercialism
  41. Re: Thailand's Students Marked Down For Cheating

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    I have the same problem in 2nd and 3rd grade it is a constant fight for me to keep the students from copying off the 3 or 4 really bright students who do the work. it really shows up on test...
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    News: Re: August 11 announced an extra holiday

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    sounds great to me I can always use another 4 day holiday I hope the schools go along with it.
    I have a 4 day holiday next week school is closed 11th thru 14th
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    Re: The Emu story-Building a Home in Thailand

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    I wonder if maybe Mrs Emu is building the house she wants. or she is differing to the experts
    and trusts them more than you,

    didn't you have archetecual drawings that they are working off...
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    Re: Worried sick about my girlfriend

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    were you actualy in love with the girl? or in love with the fanatasy of what you wanted your girl to be
    or what you thought she was. and now that her true self is coming out you can't ...
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    Re: Metro - Best Way to get around in Thailand

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    next time try the river express boats to get around also
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