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  1. My Travel Story: Re: Revisiting Thailand (November-December 2014)

    I also enjoy the "jumble of flavors", as you so poetically put
    it.

    And also like you, whether here, there, or wherever, I always check out the desserts and eat my meal accordingly. I don't have...
  2. My Travel Story: Re: Revisiting Thailand (November-December 2014)

    I'll remember that, Marie. It's a good excuse.

    I still need an excuse for my driver's license photo.:cry:
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    My Travel Story: Re: Billy and the Fat Boys go to Chiang Mai.....

    Those are great pics, Mikeheart. Reading this forum and seeing pictures taken in Thailand are my way of staying in touch.

    Fileeep, I like to mash avocado and mix with salsa. It's good on toast and...
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    My Travel Story: Re: Billy and the Fat Boys go to Chiang Mai.....

    That's the way I make smoothies, but without the banana. :) I use a bit of ginger instead.

    I've had large juicy mangos in Mexico, but the ones here which are imported from Mexico are evidently...
  5. News: Re: Soldiers Confiscate 'Thaksin Strawberry Jam'

    You'll be happy even if we have to 'jam' it down your throat!
  6. News: Re: Soldiers Confiscate 'Thaksin Strawberry Jam'

    Whether or not it's an actual connection we'll probably never know, but it's just plain wrong to ruin a business in that way. If there is a real law they are enforcing they could at least give...
  7. News: Re: Thai Government Denies Housing CIA Secret Prison

    I find it interesting that a place can be so secret in this day and age. I believe it, but still marvel at how a secret can be kept so well.
  8. News: Re: Thai Government Denies Housing CIA Secret Prison

    Former Vice President says it (torture) never happened.

    Senator John McCain, a former Prisoner of War in Vietnam, has this to say:
    ...
  9. News: Re: United States Arms Still Flowing into Thailand Despite Military Coup

    I know somewhere on the internet there must be statistics telling how many congresspeople, representatives, etc have been in the U.S. Military. I would also like to know how many of their children...
  10. News: Re: United States Arms Still Flowing into Thailand Despite Military Coup

    I'm generalizing, but I think you all know I don't mean everyone, but as a whole we have become complacent. We think we must start out our adult lives with the best house we'll ever own, the best...
  11. News: Re: United States Arms Still Flowing into Thailand Despite Military Coup

    It's my opinion that people don't usually leave their homeland just because they disagree with their government. One reason is a desperate situation where they are seeking refuge.

    Then there are...
  12. My Travel Story: Re: Revisiting Thailand (November-December 2014)

    Good question, Marie. I feel that being married to a Thai afforded me privilege that I will not experience if I go again, in spite of knowing how to speak some Thai.
  13. News: Re: United States Arms Still Flowing into Thailand Despite Military Coup

    http://www.afsc.org/video/jet-ate-pentagon
  14. News: Re: United States Arms Still Flowing into Thailand Despite Military Coup

    Thanks, Khun Don. I am an admirer of Malala Yousafzai, her sensitivity, intelligence and most of all her bravery. She, and others like her, give voice to what many others are thinking but either...
  15. News: Re: United States Arms Still Flowing into Thailand Despite Military Coup

    This saddens me, just as the militarization of American police forces saddens me. I have no intention to divert the topic to the US situation. This is just a comparison.

    "Peace is not the...
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    News: Re: Alcohol beverages ban triggers outcry

    Let them drink coffee, and eat cake.
  17. News: Re: Soldiers Confiscate 'Thaksin Strawberry Jam'

    I don't think this action will gain the junta any new supporters, particularly not in Pai.
  18. News: Re: Director Defends 'Hitler Scene' in Thai Junta Film

    Scary. A film maker does not have any idea his portrayal of Hitler would cause problems? Baloney!

    I wonder how Thais feel about Pol Pot? Even though the atrocities he caused took place before most...
  19. My Travel Story: Re: Revisiting Thailand

    I hope you will tell "the rest of the story" and that it has a happier ending (but don't alter it for us).

    Your tale shows how we all take certain amenities for granted, such as a lift and a...
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    Re: The Emu story-Building a Home in Thailand

    There was a gallery in the mall where I had my shop in S.C., just 60 miles north of Charleston, which had a showing of furniture hand made of heart pine and pecky cypress. The furniture with the most...
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    Re: The Emu story-Building a Home in Thailand

    I have read that it takes 30 to 40 years for a teak tree to mature. I remember when I lived in Thailand during the 70's there was a lot of discussion about teak logging, and how it had been cut and...
  22. News: View Post

    Not seen since April 17, 2014, according to this article:
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    Opinion: Re: i'm worried - My forefathers.

    I'm glad I'm not the only one who sees this thread of power going all the way back to 1932 or thereabouts. I don't have a good mind for details or political history, but to me the connection is...
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    Re: My photos and thought process behind the image

    David, these are beautiful photos. Thanks for sharing.
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    Re: The Emu story-Building a Home in Thailand

    I was thinking the same, oil or wax. I don't like glossy. I think it cheapens the furniture.
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    Opinion: Re: i'm worried - My forefathers.

    We have freedom to go out onto the street carrying a sign or making a three fingered salute from a movie, but we also have to be willing to suffer the legal consequences for our actions. That...
  27. News Update: Re: Two Tourists Brutally Murdered, One Raped: Police Spark Thailand Holiday Island M

    I think they might testify if they can be interviewed in the UK, and if their identity can be protected. If I were them I certainly would not want to return to Thailand.
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    Re: The Emu story-Building a Home in Thailand

    Maybe you could move the bench to a covered porch and have chairs made to match the table.

    What type wood is this? The tabletop is definitely eye catching. I'm wondering about the best way to...
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    Opinion: Re: i'm worried - My forefathers.

    Wilko, can you tell us if this was a Thai website, or a forum on Thailand? Even on this site we have to be careful what we say, especially now.

    Many people are frustrated over this.
  30. Re: Where to buy airbrush supplies in Thailand?

    Grumbacher is considered top quality here also.
  31. Re: Where to buy airbrush supplies in Thailand?

    Are you in Thailand? I would suggest going to the area near Silpakorn University in Bangkok. There are art supply stores in that area.

    I also found this in a google search:...
  32. News: Re: 'Mind Research' To Instill Thai Junta Leader's Teaching Underway

    The "12 entrails":

    https://uglytruththailand.wordpress.com/
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    My Travel Story: Re: Billy and the Fat Boys go to Chiang Mai.....

    I am far from photographing water, but yours look great, fileeep, and thanks for the tips. I'm still working on trees and old buildings.

    I must have passed by Lumpini Park hundreds of times on my...
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    News: Re: I'm not a dictator, says angry Prayut

    They all do it.

    I'm an independent.
  35. Thread: Ugly tourists ?

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    Re: Ugly tourists ?

    Thai people laughing is not necessarily a sign of amusement. What they say when they get home and talk about what happened might surprise some foreigners.
  36. News: Re: Prayuth: Don't Ask For Democracy - And Don't Ask For Election, Neither

    What can be gained through democracy?
    1. Freedom of expression of thought.
  37. Thread: Ugly tourists ?

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    Re: Ugly tourists ?

    In my life in Thailand I was rarely among tourists. An exception would be if there were a family outing to an attraction where foreigners might also be visiting. On those occasions I was at some...
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    Re: thai boyfriend/husband

    They are speaking from their own experiences, I suppose?

    RickThai, I was married to a Thai man for 20 years. Of course one can never be absolutely certain, but I still don't believe he ever...
  39. Opinion: Re: Thailand 'one of the most dangerous tourist destinations on Earth'

    Such an assessment cannot tell the whole story on either side of the pond, and I'm glad to know more of the whole story.

    Your last paragraph tells a story much the same as in the U.S. where more...
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    Re: Thai School Life

    I hope some potential teachers will see this.
  41. Opinion: Re: Thailand 'one of the most dangerous tourist destinations on Earth'

    6.5 British pound is approximately $10.19, but evidently it is more expensive to live in the U.K.. My assessment is that in either country it is difficult to live on the minimum wage.

    For...
  42. Opinion: Re: Thailand 'one of the most dangerous tourist destinations on Earth'

    Is there a minimum wage in the U.K. for the wait staff which would be comparable to minimum wage for other workers, for example retail store workers?

    I'm trying to compare the U.K. with the U.S.,...
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    Re: Simply Picture Posts - No Particular Context

    Oi, I think too much!

    I was expecting an answer to all my questions about why there would be rusty patches on such beautiful buildings.
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    Re: Simply Picture Posts - No Particular Context

    Yes, I did. Here is one. What are you thinking?

    In the photo with the stairs, in the upper left, you can see where a pipe is coming out of the wall and there is rust on the stone around it. At...
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    Re: Simply Picture Posts - No Particular Context

    In taking this photos I tried to document what I actually saw, and didn't attempt anything more creative than framing a good shot. The later was difficult, and the chapel would have made a better...
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