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    Re: OTC medicines available in Thailand

    I'm sure you will have no problem buying it in Thailand, they are OTC there. Not all drugs are OTC there, though. But bringing it back in any significant quantity will be a problem as it's used to...
  2. Thread: Hitler Poster

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    Re: Hitler Poster

    I think the article that Marie linked earlier explains how a lot of people think about that explanation. I just saw it as a bunch of ridiculous excuses for being ignorant. That video dubbing, a lot...
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    Re: Hitler Poster

    I remember when hurricane Katrina hit the US, someone prominent, a mayor, said that this was our tsunami, referring to the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. I remembered thinking to myself how self-centered...
  4. News Update: Re: Bangkok-Chiang Mai Train Derails in Phrae Province Critically Injuring at least 5

    I hope this was a misquote...
  5. Thread: Hitler Poster

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    Re: Hitler Poster

    There's a big difference between not knowing the history of an area or country and perpetuating the image of an infamous murdering madman in a humorous or even glorious light. Of course Thailand's...
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    That's exactly what it is, it's ignorance. But that comes from a lack of education and sensitivity. I've been to Thailand enough times to see t-shirts and images of Hitler being used in various ways....
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    There's been a lot of hoopla about that Hitler Fried chicken as of late. The truth of the matter is that in general Thai people do not know about the significance of Hitler nor who he was. Somehow...
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    Correct, and hopefully you know that wasn't his idea or doing. One of Steve Job's most famous quotes is about stealing ideas and that's what they did. They were not first at anything, they just stole...
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    Not to nitpick, but the Woz invented the Apple computer. Apple was not the first personal computer, nor was the iPod the first portable digital music device, nor was the iPhone the first smartphone....
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    That must have something to do with that Jersey Shore thing. Jobs, someone that was rarely liked by anyone that worked with him, held in higher regard than the great minds of history for playing a...
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    I'm surprised he would ever be done in wax. One of the biggest expletives to ever have an above minimum wage income, they even did a movie about him recently. Just uncanny what fascinates people and...
  12. Thread: Auto Parts

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    Re: Auto Parts

    My ex GF's uncle had one in bkk and it had the dumbest phrased stuck on it via a sticker on the back window. I've seen others, they are there.
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    Re: Palmy live in USA

    The word on the date is June 1.
  14. News: Re: Police call for longer bar opening hours gets mixed reviews

    Yeah and all the burglars and rapists are in the bars.
  15. News: Re: Police call for longer bar opening hours gets mixed reviews

    Wow, they sure have some creative ideas on why this would be a good thing.
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    Re: US 'Jazzman' poses threat to jasmine rice

    Rice quality can vary greatly. Even the way you wash it affects its flavor, the Japanese know this very well. That article about Thai jasmine rice is correct about it being recognized. I have...
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    Re: Central Embassy: Another Mall for Bangkok

    Location wise this one is as good as any of the other malls. Plus it has some great architecture. It will make the residents of Noble Ploenchit happy. It looks like in the long run with malls however...
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    News: Re: Thailand named in honey laundering

    What is the deal with China and dangerous chemicals and metals in food and toys? They never seem to learn from their mistakes.
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    Re: Palmy live in USA

    I spoke to the promoter today and they are thinking it will be a slight delay until April. But it could end up being like the whole Potato debacle.
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    Re: How Dangerous are Bangkok's Tuk Tuks?

    It's such an experience to ride in one of these that here in the states people always ask if you went to Thailand "did you ride a tuk tuk?" But so many of these drivers are drug addicts, drive...
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    Re: Video of "Farang" Singing in Thai

    This video going viral is actually a surprise to me. So she can sing a Thai song but can't speak. How many times have I seen that already? Maybe because it's a girl. I've seen many other videos of...
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    Re: Si Racha or SeeRATcha ?

    In my posts, I referred to the Huy Fong sauce as the sauce we commonly associate with sriracha. But the truth is David Tran made that sauce from scratch having nothing to do with the Thai version...
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    Re: Si Racha or SeeRATcha ?

    The way I grew up saying it was suh-ree-ratcha but the suh part is really fast and almost inaudible so it is said the way it is . I think most Vietnamese people who immigrated here say it that way,...
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    Re: Si Racha or SeeRATcha ?

    The sauce that most people are familiar with is the Huy Fong brand, rooster sauce, founded by David Tran. The sauce while named after Sriracha in Thailand actually has nothing to do with the sauce he...
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    Re: Si Racha or SeeRATcha ?

    Little known fact, the Sriracha sauce that everyone knows and loves isn't Thai at all. It was actually invented a family friend of mine here in the States, Vietnamese guy, and it's made here in the...
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    Re: Camera battery replacement~ authentic or not?

    If you buy a non OEM battery, it can be a gamble. First, some cameras like Panasonics won't even allow an aftermarket battery to work. But your old Canon is probably not smart enough to detect a...
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    News: Re: Elephant 'swallows' tourist's iPhone

    Looks about as real as that eagle that picked up the baby.
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    Re: Big Mountain - Palmy & Hugo

    That's just funny in a silly typographical way...
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    Re: Big Mountain - Palmy & Hugo

    This made me laugh. I just think that has to be a spelling error. :laughlong
  30. Re: With over 10 Million downloads, Thais are the most active users on LINE in the wo

    Line definitely is a must have in Thailand. Everyone with a smart phone uses it, not a single person I know doesn't have it. It has its shortcomings but you can make voice calls which works OK, not...
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    Re: Prickled Mustard Green

    I prefer 5 Crabs. 3 Crabs is also very good and easier to find. It's all made by Viet Huong and these are fish sauces you would use for dipping, not so much for cooking -- it's akin to using a really...
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    Re: Prickled Mustard Green

    I haven't made it in quite a while. My dad still pickles mustard greens and other veggies on a regular basis. He'll lay out or hang some veggies to dehydrate a bit, then pickles them. But I found a...
  33. Re: I thought farangs couldn't do this type of work in thailand

    I don't mean to denigrate but he should be doing something better than this. There's nothing cute unless it's one of those 'look at the Farang monkey go' type videos...
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    Re: Bangkok Dangerous

    It's one of those movies you watch just to see the things in Thailand that you know. Otherwise it was a pretty bad movie...

    This scene below was shot at Caribbean club and my best friend there Pim...
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    Re: Terminal 21 - New Mall at Asoke.

    Interesting, everyone's got a different opinion on it. I can't imagine one liking one of the bland generic malls with white tiles, no decor, and a standard spread of chain stores more than Terminal...
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    Visitor Warning: Re: Crackdown on fried bananas

    Nice, they are using a Hotmail e-mail address...
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    Re: Siri on my generation 4 ipad

    Agreed... This reminds me of the first time Maggie Simpson learned to speak.


    http://youtu.be/HpG0d21VN6o
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    Re: Benefits of sugar

    Same three things can be said about cigarettes.
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    Re: Prickled Mustard Green

    I'm Vietnamese. And for us from the Northern part of Vietnam, the best way to eat it is pickled and uncooked. It's very good with a dish of rice and gelatinous meat, another northern staple. But I'll...
  40. Eating and Drinking: Re: Luxury New year dinner in BKK..Any recommandation

    Perhaps they meant ļť“Ļ "house" music. I hate techno. :laughlong
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    Re: Why so many spammers ???

    One of the reasons is pretty simple. This website gets high results on search engines. There's a lot of search engine optimization groups out there and one of the tactics is to spam forums like this...
  42. Eating and Drinking: Re: Luxury New year dinner in BKK..Any recommandation

    Luxury dinner would most likely exclude a traditional Thai show. If you want to see fireworks, you'll want to go up high and somewhere outside. So some options might be Vertigo or Sirocco. I had a...
  43. Re: Best rates in Bangkok, currency exchange shops.

    Just a quick comparison for today in USD.

    Superrich Thailand 30.65
    Superrich 1965 30.65
    Bangkok Bank 30.26
    Kasikorn 30.26
    Thanachart 30.28
    Krung Thai 30.29

    So between the major banks that...
  44. Re: Best rates in Bangkok, currency exchange shops.

    One of my friends has them come out to his condo to exchange. I'm not sure what the requirement is but they have come out to exchange for him in the past though he is quite wealthy. I found this...
  45. Re: Best rates in Bangkok, currency exchange shops.

    The best rate for exchanging cash can be found at the Superrich at Pratunam. You can find the actual exchange rates here. Last time I went there it was just barely under the listed rate that you...
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