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    Re: Ebola - Is It a World Wide Epidemic?

    So Thailand has developed a vaccine for Ebola?
    http://www.bangkokpost.com/lifes​tyle/family-and-health/435001/sir​iraj-claims-it-has-ebola-vaccine

    This was shared by a frequent traveler to...
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    Re: Ebola - Is It a World Wide Epidemic?

    So Thailand has developed a vaccine for Ebola?
    http://www.bangkokpost.com/lifes​tyle/family-and-health/435001/sir​iraj-claims-it-has-ebola-vaccine

    This was shared by a frequent traveler to...
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    Re: The Emu story-Building a Home in Thailand

    I find it so amazing that the mobile markets in your area are more or less similar to the ones I am familiar with. Generally the quality of the goods are not superior to those sold in supermarkets,...
  4. News Update: Re: Two Tourists Brutally Murdered, One Raped: Police Spark Thailand Holiday Island M

    So the fear now is, who would want to testify if the perpetrators are that influential? I think the witnesses would just opt to remain silent for fear of their own and their families' safety. Ok,...
  5. News Update: Re: Two Tourists Brutally Murdered, One Raped: Police Spark Thailand Holiday Island M

    The outcry is too strong to be ignored. And it's not only coming from the international community, but also from locals. It's highly possible that even many of those who marched on the streets to...
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    My Travel Story: Re: Billy and the Fat Boys go to Chiang Mai.....

    Hi guys, how are you doing? Are you fatter now? LOL Mike is on a luxury cruise with FREE sumptuous buffets, flowing wine, and sinful desserts! Billy and Fileeep--it's your chance to overtake him-or...
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    Re: The Emu story-Building a Home in Thailand

    Don't worry, Susana, besides that we want to be updated on how Emu will remove the specks for the next 9 years! :laughlong
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    News: Re: PM wants quality tourists to visit Thailand

    Just exactly how do they intend to operationalize such a scheme? In the first place "permission to stay" in Thailand is granted on the spot at the point of entry for some nationals. So, what would...
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    Re: Kanchaburi River Cabins

    Lovely room. Is the white cloth above the bed a decorative curtain or a mosquito net draped in a fancy way? Looks like the latter to me.
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    Re: The Emu story-Building a Home in Thailand

    Yes, this is a photo that tells a story.And this one has facets that can broaden one's cultural understanding of a place. By the way, I forgot to ask, Emu, what items did you purchase from that...
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    My Travel Story: Re: Hellfire Pass, Kanchanaburi.

    That one is a fine review. I have read a few others, and I know that after this award, more will mushroom. Here is an excerpt from a featured book review for the month of October in a magazine.

    ...
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    Re: The Emu story-Building a Home in Thailand

    What I am learning now is that we should specify that removing the specks is part of their job, and we should not pay them in full until they clean it to our satisfaction. I think it can be applied...
  13. Re: after Koh Tao - Thailand's international image

    I have done a lot of traveling solo (mainly due to exigency of work) and I agree with Susana that having good judgment and strong character is not enough. But I must say that these form a solid...
  14. Re: Why I prefer to use Uber Bangkok and not Taxis By Richard Barrow

    Emu, the driver had seen you, a farang, with her! LOL
    --Edit: Ooops, yy and I were posting simultaneously! same thoughts. :-)
  15. News Update: Re: Two Tourists Brutally Murdered, One Raped: Police Spark Thailand Holiday Island M

    Another article claiming the investigation of these murders is a farce!
    http://time.com/3487462/thailand-koh-tao-murders-hannah-witheridge-david-miller-zaw-lin-win-zaw-htun/
  16. News Update: Re: Two Tourists Brutally Murdered, One Raped: Police Spark Thailand Holiday Island M

    Good analysis, Khun Don.

    I have been trying to figure out if they start with a genuine quest for truth and do it systematically and scientifically. And after arriving at the truth and they don’t...
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    Re: Quick guide to catching canal taxis

    This is very convenient to take to go around Bangkok when I stay in my favorite hotel at the River City. It's fast and cheap. But there's a suspenseful part about the ride- how not to misstep when...
  18. News Update: Re: Two Tourists Brutally Murdered, One Raped: Police Spark Thailand Holiday Island M

    I seriously wonder if the police are really clueless on who the perpetrators are and so they just pick up any Tom, Dick and Harry they can conveniently pin down-or they KNOW who they are but cannot...
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    News: Re: Restoring Happiness~Washington Post article

    German song

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7i9SSP7n6Q

    Thai song
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-JnwTmGLsU&app=desktop
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    News: Re: Restoring Happiness~Washington Post article

    Right, I am also not familiar with it. But Mr Google can always help. Here are the lyrics of
    Es zittern die morschen Knochen in English.

    The rotten bones are trembling,
    Of the World before the...
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    News: Re: Restoring Happiness~Washington Post article

    It seems the new government needs more talented individuals to craft all these 'propaganda' materials to look more professionally done and not sound 'boring'. For example, the "Twelve Values" could...
  22. News Update: Re: Two Tourists Brutally Murdered, One Raped: Police Spark Thailand Holiday Island M

    I noted that too, Susana. For those who failed to see those comments about the cell phone, here is the gist:


    Fabricating lies to frame up suspects doesn't put the police in a good light. And...
  23. News Update: Re: Two Tourists Brutally Murdered, One Raped: Police Spark Thailand Holiday Island M

    I have just gathered from my Thai sources that the Thai websites they follow say the Burmese suspects have been framed up, that's why during the "re-enactment" the Thai onlookers did not throw rocks...
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    Re: What is the Weirdest Dream you ever had?

    I have a somewhat similar experience where while dreaming I know I am dreaming! Like I am in a scary situation and and I assure myself it's only a dream. Then I say, "Come on, this not true, let me...
  25. News Update: Re: Two Tourists Brutally Murdered, One Raped: Police Spark Thailand Holiday Island M

    It's so hard to accept the 'official' police version hook, line and sinker and be eager to reward the authorities for 'successfully solving' this tortuous case. There are so many unanswered...
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    Re: Airfare Prices - Sky High!

    Yes it could be lunch, too! For my first few months in London
    my full English breakfast turned into my lunch. LOL

    While studying in London, I had to stay initially in a small hotel.(Due to the...
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    Re: Airfare Prices - Sky High!

    I didn't see the prices. Well, it's past September, though, and summer rates may no longer apply. But for one thing, the location is good-it's close to the museums and Royal Albert Hall, which I...
  28. News Update: Re: Two Tourists Brutally Murdered, One Raped: Police Spark Thailand Holiday Island M

    Really? Did he mean it?
  29. News Update: Re: Two Tourists Brutally Murdered, One Raped: Police Spark Thailand Holiday Island M

    I think I will wait first during the next few days if this is the final version of the story.
  30. Pictures: Re: Photo Essay: A Journey Through Bangkok's Amulet Markets

    Thanks for posting this interesting article, khun Don. The author, Gerrit, is our long term-member, and has been chatting at TCB (under another name). I am glad to see how this piece turned out, as...
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    My Travel Story: Re: Hellfire Pass, Kanchanaburi.

    I've just watched a documentary produced by Thais which highlights the important role of Khun Boonpong in Thai history during that period. He's referred to as "The last Bolster in the Death...
  32. News: Re: Plan for special area where tourists can party safely on Koh Tao

    This is the kind of English I happen to be familiar with. :laughlong I think they probably mean that this proposal to designate a safe party area will help minimize the incidence of underrating the...
  33. Re: In my opinion this is the best love song ever made.

    Ok, Xfiles, while waiting for your link I will post my choice.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WSSbaP-2OY

    This is a song by contemporary R&B recording artist John Legend which is dedicated...
  34. News Update: Re: Two Tourists Brutally Murdered, One Raped: Police Spark Thailand Holiday Island M

    More proofs of Thai police incompetence and blotched investigations in the past.

    http://bangkokpost.com/news/investigation/434739/to-protect-and-self-serve
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    Re: Songs with Names In Them...

    Hey Charming Billy, I have a feeling this song has been specially composed for you.

    When is she turning 29? :laughlong:
  36. News Update: Re: Two Tourists Brutally Murdered, One Raped: Police Spark Thailand Holiday Island M

    At this point I am confused enough. :cry::cry:I think I will read this news story again after something concrete is reported, as I have requested a friend to notify me when that happens. You think...
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    My Travel Story: Re: Hellfire Pass, Kanchanaburi.

    And those 3 had marks that say "Unknown". :-(
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    Re: My photos and thought process behind the image

    Beautiful flowers are always inspiring! :D:D
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    Re: Do you ride a bicycle?

    LOL, Billk, you sound like some guys from Melbourne I spoke with who exclaimed, "Really? Unbelievable!" when I mentioned that this city was adjudged as "The most Livable City" in 2014 for 4 years in...
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    My Travel Story: Re: Hellfire Pass, Kanchanaburi.

    Fileeep, I am not sure if this is the film you're referring to
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93BvEKXW0g4

    Titled "The Real Story on The Bridge Over River Kwai", the principal story teller, a...
  41. News: Re: Thailand still very low in English language skills

    On homepage, under "Paknam Web Forums" click on FORUM> scroll down and go to FRIENDSHIP FORUMS> scroll down and select OFF-TOPIC FORUMS (English Language Only).

    On upper left of the screen you...
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    Topic of the Week: Re: Free Inflight Wi Fi On Airplanes.

    One prolific author, Stephen Covey, wrote extensively on this thought. He talked about 2 circles which contain our lives, namely:

    Circle of Concern- including all concerns we have, ranging from...
  43. News Update: Re: Two Tourists Brutally Murdered, One Raped: Police Spark Thailand Holiday Island M

    I read in another forum that there were plans to request help from FBI. But I didn't see anymore follow-up news story about this.
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    Topic of the Week: Re: Free Inflight Wi Fi On Airplanes.

    Reminds me of an item I read that in Mexico there were restaurants where they automatically played non-stop jukebox music. If you didn't want any music, you should drop a coin in the jukebox which...
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    Topic of the Week: Re: Free Inflight Wi Fi On Airplanes.

    Mike, am not sure if you're referring to my use of the phrase "wifi-free, but I meant a place where there is no wifi service .
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