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    The Thai-Japanese Sports Center hosts takraw...

    The Thai-Japanese Sports Center hosts takraw tournaments four times a year. Admission is free. Call (662) 4655325 for dates and times. Another good spot to watch net takraw games is in the northeast...
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    Hugo, try these books: Culture Shock Thailand...

    Hugo, try these books:

    Culture Shock Thailand
    Inside Thai Society, by Neils Mulder
    ...and there was a very entertaining book, I don't know if it's still in print. It should be more difficult to...
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    Found a great website about animals of the...

    Found a great website about animals of the Himmapan forest. This is the link for Garuda:
    http://www.himmapan.com/himmapan_bird_garuda.html

    This is the website's main page with backgrouund about...
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    I took a course about media and its effects on...

    I took a course about media and its effects on society, and we were assigned to set up blogs. I was hooked right away. Sadly, all my classmates left the bandwagon as soon as the course concluded. I'm...
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    Hi Jonny, There are a few other bloggers here...

    Hi Jonny,

    There are a few other bloggers here who don't blog with this site's blog format. You'll come across them once in a while. I blog and am a blogging fan myself. So, you blog for yourself?...
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    Hello Prajantr, A couple of years ago, I...

    Hello Prajantr,

    A couple of years ago, I bought "Thai Tales: Folktales of Thailand" by Supaporn Vathanaprida, published by Libraries Unlimited, Inc., Colorado, 1994. I think you will be able to...
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    Philosophical God says: "Leave the world the way...

    Philosophical God says: "Leave the world the way it is."
    Political God says: "Make sure George doesn't get elected again."
    Idealistic God says: "Let love rule the world."
    Evil God says: "An ideal...
  8. Poll: When I was in my thirties, I never thought I was...

    When I was in my thirties, I never thought I was older than 29, when I reached 40, I thought it fair to move that age to somewhere in the 30s. Last year, I met people who easily mistook me for being...
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    Maybe these ladies intuitively sense that saying...

    Maybe these ladies intuitively sense that saying sorry is just a word game? or Paul could actually be right, a power game? There are people who say sorry then go on and repeat the offense they've...
  10. Thread: Elephants

    by globalwoman
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    Long story, elephants. They're close to my heart...

    Long story, elephants. They're close to my heart too. For their gentleness despite their size, for their intelligence, and for being our witness since one lifetime of theirs is equal to two or three...
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    Was, my dear seeker, was. The seperatists were...

    Was, my dear seeker, was. The seperatists were defeated by a national referandum in 1980. Quebec has since not been able to recover from the economic blow that was dealt to them when people lost...
  12. Ever heard that "near our beloved" could be both...

    Ever heard that "near our beloved" could be both heaven and h-e-ll? (Especially if you've been together for some 10 years http://www.thailandguidebook.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif ) BTW, I...
  13. Soul feeds through the eyes. Really fabulous...

    Soul feeds through the eyes. Really fabulous pictures, bluewater! Do you know if they allow anyone into these waters?
  14. Paradise on earth?

    Paradise on earth?
  15. Thread: Prayer

    by globalwoman
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    Flowers, candles and incense = "dokmai", "toop",...

    Flowers, candles and incense = "dokmai", "toop", "tien".

    Most temples provide them and ask for donations in return. You can also bring your own. Sometimes I also say "thank you" for prayers...
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    frightened_farang, neo_universe, my advice? Keep...

    frightened_farang, neo_universe, my advice? Keep visualising your dream house, it eventually comes true, I promise.

    delawang, love the way you said this:

    A society's wealth is in the quality of...
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    I like your new avatar, delawang. Really makes me...

    I like your new avatar, delawang. Really makes me giggle. http://www.thailandguidebook.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif
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    Makiyo, very good post! (Thumbs up, and an A+ for...

    Makiyo, very good post! (Thumbs up, and an A+ for that.)

    "In Rome, do as the Romans do". Each country has its own tradition. I recall a conversation with a muslim cab driver in Toronto. I had...
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    With such a charming self-introduction, I...

    With such a charming self-introduction, I couldn't resist posting another welcome, even if all the others have expressed enough welcome for all of us in this Forum. Glen, we're all happy to have you...
  20. Thread: Ramakien

    by globalwoman
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    Sorry, didn't mean to imply that you didn't know...

    Sorry, didn't mean to imply that you didn't know the story. I guess I was just saying that "I" really don't know much about the written version. My knowledge of the story is limited only to what was...
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    Seeker, There are actually a lot of nice Thai...

    Seeker,

    There are actually a lot of nice Thai guys out there. Of course, I envy the lucky women who are happily married to these guys. I understand why they wouldn't want to speak up about how...
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    Paul, Paul, our repetitive troll. You know? If...

    Paul, Paul, our repetitive troll.

    You know? If you could say some new interesting things, you would really entertain us.
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    I think a "rot dum na" should solve the problem....

    I think a "rot dum na" should solve the problem. (I promise to search what I can find on the internet, if there isn't one could probably be invented, now the idea is there.) With a rot dum na, the...
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    Stacker, Sounds like you married the perfect...

    Stacker,

    Sounds like you married the perfect woman. http://www.thailandguidebook.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif Congratulations!

    With my first marriage, I didn't know how to cook yet....
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    Hey, I use wikipedia quite often, never thought...

    Hey, I use wikipedia quite often, never thought about checking it out in Thai version. Good stuff!
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    I was married to one Thai man and am now married...

    I was married to one Thai man and am now married to a Mexican. Neither is better than the other, they're just different, but at the same time they do have certain similarities being men,...
  27. Thread: Ramakien

    by globalwoman
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    Malee, I just know it is very long. The number of...

    Malee, I just know it is very long. The number of pages properly varies on what font it is printed in and in what language. It's not really a story to be read page to page. The Ramakien comes from an...
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    Hi again Delawang, I've been thinking about...

    Hi again Delawang,

    I've been thinking about farming since it's been summer and there's been some occasion to drive around the country and pass by some farms here in Canada. (Alas, a few more...
  29. Thread: Online!

    by globalwoman
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    Awwh, phonghtn... This calls to my memory of...

    Awwh, phonghtn...

    This calls to my memory of the moment my son cried, when a girl he liked rejected his invitation to a date. My kids go online a lot, I hope they won't get heartbreaking "buzzes"!...
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    Redbird, Wow! I thought about posting the...

    Redbird,

    Wow! I thought about posting the question whether anyone in the forum would be in Chicago, but the trip was simply too rushed. I was running late in everything! Yes, Chicago is a great...
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    Last weekend I visited Chicago...

    Last weekend I visited Chicago and it was such a great trip that I wanted to share some of the cool sights!

    http://members.aol.com/rdfoto/chicago_skyline.JPG

    This is the home of skyscrapers,...
  32. Thread: Flowers

    by globalwoman
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    Beautiful roses! Are you exporting your roses...

    Beautiful roses!

    Are you exporting your roses or selling them locally? Which part of Vietnam are they growing on? I was thinking playfully the other day, that maybe I should start a flower farm....
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    Gee, I see I've yet to develop my proper drinking...

    Gee, I see I've yet to develop my proper drinking style...Sagi!
  34. Thread: Poetry

    by globalwoman
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    Here's half of a poem from Mexican, Octavio Paz...

    Here's half of a poem from Mexican, Octavio Paz that I like:

    Entre Lo Que Veo Y Digo (Between What I See and What I Say)

    Between what I see and what I say,
    between what I say and what I keep...
  35. Thread: Poetry

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    Can lyrics be considered poetry? Most of Thai...

    Can lyrics be considered poetry? Most of Thai poetry is pretty hard to translate. Most of our songs comes from poetry, because most of our poetry is sung. Here's a favorite song of mine. If only I...
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    Stacker, I understand your viewpoint about the...

    Stacker, I understand your viewpoint about the influence of Kmer culture in Thai history. However, I think when we try to understand what happened several hundred years ago, applying a geographical...
  37. Thread: Thai films

    by globalwoman
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    Son, very interesting point you've made. I think...

    Son, very interesting point you've made. I think the tragic endings to Thai love stories has something to do with the reflection of the philosophy of impermanence. When I was a teenager and an avid...
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    Sigh, villages, pubs, and poets...What a life you...

    Sigh, villages, pubs, and poets...What a life you have, altalderic! Yet you wish to give it up for something else? http://www.thailandguidebook.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/rock.gif Thanks for the...
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    atalderic, thanks for the cheers! Donne les mots...

    atalderic, thanks for the cheers! Donne les mots en francais, s'il vous plait? C'est tres jolie en anglais, mais je crois il est plus belle en francais. J'aime beacoup le Disney production de...
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    You know what? I think I want to moan about life...

    You know what? I think I want to moan about life too! I'm soooo homesick. http://www.thailandguidebook.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif My son's the lucky one, he's in Bangkok now, I wish I was...
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    ssj_san, hi and welcome! Try posting some topics....

    ssj_san, hi and welcome! Try posting some topics. http://www.thailandguidebook.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif
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    If you start a blog, with Blogger.com...

    If you start a blog, with Blogger.com, for example, you get a free website. You just have to consistently write. It looks more like a journal than a webpage, with once you get the hang of it you can...
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    Origin of Thais as Kmer?!! That's pretty...

    Origin of Thais as Kmer?!! That's pretty original! I don't quite remember any history book clearly saying that. I know that for a couple of centuries the Kingdom of Cambodia dominated the region, but...
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    A bit late, but Happy Birthday, Anna!...

    A bit late, but Happy Birthday, Anna! http://www.thailandguidebook.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif
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    Um, has anybody heard that there were seperatist...

    Um, has anybody heard that there were seperatist dreams involved as well? Something about a free Pattanni state? Whose leader is hiding somewhere much further south.

    Ajink, most muslims in the...
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