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    Re: Thailand's English skills lowest in SEA

    The results of their poll is probably a true parallel to real-life English in Thailand. I know a young lady that went to Mahidol and was so proud that she attained a Masters in English. She returned...
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    Dentists in Sawang Daen Din

    Does anyone on the forum know of dentists in Sawang Daen Din, Sakhon Nakhon?

    With the influx of foreign husbands, partners and the like, are there any reputable dentists that take foreign clients...
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    Re: NKP vet signs in

    NKP has gotten a bit more modern. I was back there in April of 2012 and must say it is different than the days of the SE Asia Games. I was stationed in Thailand from mid-1972 to mid-1974 with JUSMAG....
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    Re: Books set in Isaan

    Besides what was listed, I know of two more by Pira Sudham. They are "Tales of Thailand" and "The Force of Karma".
  5. Thread: Going forth

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    Re: Going forth

    I salute you for following your Path. Do keep us posted, as you are able.
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    Sak Yant photo from Isaan

    17569This is a photo of the sak yant received the last two trips to the Isaan. I received the latest, the "Dtri Naedtra" or "Third Eye" yant from Ajahn Phanom of Ban Nongluang, Sawang Daen Din,...
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    Re: Sak Yant in Isaan

    Sorry about the delay in responding. I have been on the road alot in July. I put a photo of it up on a new thread. I miffed getting it up on this thread. Sorry.
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    Re: Sak Yant in Isaan

    Here it is four months since I posted. I have been to the Isaan and returned since the initial question. I was fortunate enough to have a nephew that has sak yant of his own and it was he that...
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    Re: Going forth

    Chok dee, my friend. I admire your conviction and determination. I, too, have struggled to find "that which is right" for me. I visit a small Lao-Isaan temple here in NE Georgia. When in Thailand, I...
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    Re: Peak Times at Suvarnabhumi Airport

    Yes, Korean Air from ATL to BKK and return.
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    Peak Times at Suvarnabhumi Airport

    What are the peak times at Suvarnabhumi Airport? Are they during day-light hours or are they at night? We will have a flight out (departure) at 0125 on April 29th and are wondering if there will be...
  12. Event Update: Re: Don Mueang Airport scheduled to re-open March 2

    We will give ourselves plenty of time to make our transfer from Suvarnabhumi to Don Mueang, in case of congested traffic. We will be arriving at approximately 2230 and having to run the maze through...
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    Re: Suvarnabhumi Airport Transfers

    We have been off-line for a bit due to circumstances beyond our control......We have requested wheel-chair service from Korean Air for my wife. They are to have such waiting for us at each airport on...
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    Sak Yant in Isaan

    Are there any Sak Yant masters in the Isaan, say around Sakhon Nakhon or Udon Thani?
  15. Event Update: Re: Don Mueang Airport scheduled to re-open March 2

    Is 500-baht the going rate from Suvarnabhumi to Don Mueang? Gonna need the service in early April, so just want to know what to expect.
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    Event Update: Re: Don Mueang reopens tomorrow

    Now that Don Mueang is open, what is the fee for a taxi from Suvarnabhumi to Don Mueang? We will arrive at Suvarnabhumi and need to transfer to Don Mueang to catch a Nok Air flight to the Isaan.
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    Re: Luangta Boon Phin...which temple?

    Thank you. I will give this to my Isaan driver. I am sorry for the delay, but health matters occurred. Chok dee.
  18. Request for help on biography of a Lao Buddhist ajahn...

    I am seeking help with the biography of a Lao ajahn. He is Phra Khru Anaviro Bounthong Vipraxany of Wat Sri Vatthanaram, Nongdouang, Amphoe Sikhotabong, Vientiane Lao PDR. He is said to be an...
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    Suvarnabhumi Airport Transfers

    Just what is entailed making Suvarnabhumi Airport transfers from International Arrivals to Domestic Departures? We will be traveling in early-April and need to get from the arrivals to the domestic...
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    Re: Luang phor khun

    I have filed these numbers in my book for use when we visit Thailand in April. I have not tried calling any of these numbers from the USA. Thank you for the numbers.
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    Luangta Boon Phin...which temple?

    I will soon be back to visit our Isaan home in Changwat Sakhon Nakhon and hope to visit the temple of Luangta Boon Phin, a guru Forest Tradition monk of the Dhammayut order. I have been given the...
  22. Re: Some Thai Buddhist Monks/Mae Chis Whose Teachings You Really Admire?

    I truly feel blessed to have been gifted with many of the writings of Luangta Maha Bua of Wat Pa Baan That, Udon Thani. These are truly enlightening texts. I was gifted English-text copies of his...
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    Re: Luang phor khun

    What is the current status of LP Koon of Wat Ban Rai?
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    Re: Sillver Markets

    It is almost time for another visit to Thailand. I garnered some information last time out and did get a chance to find some silver, but did not have enough time to traipse around BKK. I did get info...
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    Re: Why would you want to travel to Isaan?

    Besides having family there, I go to take-in the various temples. I am a student of Theravada Buddhism and find the rural wats to be much more apt to follow the tenets of old practice than those of...
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    Re: Sillver Markets

    Thanks for the hints and suggestions. I will most definitely follow-up on these.
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    Sillver Markets

    I am in quest of a silver market. With the price of gold as it is, I would like to purchase some silver jewelry for myself and my wife when we return to Thailand in a few months. Any suggestions as...
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    Re: Thai grocery stores in your city

    We have been blessed by living in locations where SE Asian foods and products are available within short drives of our residences in the USA. MN is known for its large Lao population and being from...
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    News: Re: Red Shirts "We shall return"

    I find it hard to compare events in Thailand to those of the US. Let's jump to regional comparisons. Is Thailand not a bit more like Mynamar, Laos and Cambodia? All seem to have the same type of...
  30. Re: Tourists assured Thailand is safe: Free insurance offered

    All of these happenings are eerily familiar in relation to the loss of Beirut, Lebanon, in earlier times. It was a tourist-haven in the Middle East and look where it is now. It was torn apart by...
  31. Re: Buddhist tattoos gaining popularity in Singapore

    The web-site - www.sak-yant.com - will give indepth explanations for all of this.
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    Re: Ajarn Nu famous tattoo artist

    Ajahn to the Stars....be ready to pay for just that.....
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    Re: Sponsoring a Thai child

    The link is - www.planusa.org - we have been sponsoring via this group for the past ten years and have visited two of the three children in-person, both with a representative from the organization...
  34. Poll: Re: Would you still come to Thailand during this time?

    Yes, we have been through problems in Thailand before and will continue to visit, though not in Bangkok itself. We use it merely as a transportation hub and travel upcountry to our Isaan home. If the...
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    Re: Sponsoring a Thai child

    It is interesting reading the submissions on the so-called Christian entities in Thailand. My wife and I have sponsored Thai children for years. We have personally visited three of the children and...
  36. News: Re: Thai government 'in control' amid red protests

    Oh, how true this is in Obamaland...
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    News: Re: Thaksin Traumatised

    Is this another media ploy to garner more sympathy from the misguided Red Shirts and the media? If he was truly interested in the well-being of his former constituents, he would not have directed...
  38. News Update: Re: Govt likely to enforce state of emergency on top of ISA

    Agreed that the measure seems to be a bit of over-kill, as there has been no overt action by the Red Shirts to indicate their intent. However, an article in the Post tells of Red Shirts saying, "We...
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    Re: Birthdays-Thai Style

    Traditionally, Thai of my generation and that of my wife, do not celebrate birthdays in the Western sense. We were present when our niece celebrated her 20th birthday and it came as a surprise to my...
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    Re: How to handle Thai Amulet at home

    The reverence shown by putting the amulets on a shelf or altar above head-level is proper and good. The jasmine-garland is also good, if kept fresh. Fresh flowers are typical. Perfume and such is not...
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    Re: I am going to propose to her. . .

    Chok dee...this is how my wife of 36 years and I started out. We lived together and then I asked her to make it official. Go for it. Some work, some don't. Ours did for the past 36 years through ups...
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    Re: how to take care leklai?

    For good information on this matter, there are various sites online that explain this material far better than anyone can on here. For one, go to "thai-amulets.com" and type in lek lai on their...
  43. Re: Thai police- how friendly? Any LEO's on here?

    I have had positive response taking patches to exchange and also bringing small gifts of police equipment like hand-cuffs. I took our department patches and got Thai Tourist Police, Royal Thai...
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    Re: Monk inserts piece of gold in person arm?

    Inserting "takrut" under the skin is a practice of many Buddhist monks. LP Koon of Wat Ban Rai is known for inserting it under the ribs in his followers. He no longer practices it, as his failing...
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    Wat Kham Sanot, Udon Thani

    Has anyone out there visited Wat Kham Sanot in changwat Udon Thani? I just visited the wat on my most recent visit to the Isaan and found it an interesting place.

    My wife and her family call it...
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