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    Re: what did I just do OMG

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    I will not use an agency again mine has paid on time, but have never gotten me my work permit
    I have not talked to them in two months. My school is getting my teachers license and work...
  2. Re: Phra Buddha Chinnarat temple fair January 2015

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    I was just there a few weeks ago it is beautiful and has rather large temple grounds.

    short story

    I was there on a late sunday afternoon as i was entering a young girl with her mother...
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    Re: In Bangkok now looking for teaching position

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    I should try and ask the ruling Junta they seem able a willing to make snap or quick decisions.
    any one know where their suggesion box is?t
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    Re: In Bangkok now looking for teaching position

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    Yes YY makes sense to me but I am not thai
    also it would make sense to make it so much easier for qualified teachers to get work permit. and long stay visa if Thailand wants to be ...
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    Re: In Bangkok now looking for teaching position

    Hi

    with the changing rules and regs you need a teachers license to get a teachers work permit.
    either through the school or an agency or do your self but school has to provide the necessary...
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    Re: In Bangkok now looking for teaching position

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    Yes I have I have been teaching since Nov.

    there is a post on here about my teaching I think it is titled OMG what did I do
    I am in class now will try and get link later.
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    Re: Being Married To A Thai Lady For Forty Years

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    my wife is always modest but around family or in village not. it must be a family culture thing
    where they feel safe.
  8. News: Re: Thailand's New Overstay Penalties Officially Announced Today

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    the long overstayer that I have run into are varied types the older has thai wife living off a small pension or runing some sort of quaza business has no desire to go back to native country.
    ...
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    Re: Being Married To A Thai Lady For Forty Years

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    My Mom always said "up to you" to everything for as long as I can remember until she passed
    but after having a bad experience with hot spicy chinese food. if I asked her where she wanted to...
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    Re: Being Married To A Thai Lady For Forty Years

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    It must be an Issan thing my wife and sisters and mother would take a shower then come out
    with towel wrapped around if fresh clothes were in the room and drop top of towel and expose breasts...
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    Re: Italian teachers

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    I have an interesting business idea I was going to do when I retired that I could have hired some of my thai family to help but lost all my money so I have to work as teacher until I can save...
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    Re: Being Married To A Thai Lady For Forty Years

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    One thing I found out just last week from a Thai friend is she does not like the saying
    "up to you" she said to her it is rude and demeaning in that you don't care enough to make a descision....
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    Re: Being Married To A Thai Lady For Forty Years

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    congrats on forty years.

    but the modern Thai girl is so different from the young girl you married 40 years ago
    it will be true in any country.
    most of the basic traits you described are...
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    Re: Italian teachers

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    Be sure and check out visa's and laws. You can't just go to
    Thailand and start a business and live. it is very difficult unless you have thai family to run interference with laws.
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    Re: Kardashians in Thailand?

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    No thank you don't want them here either.
    I have no idea why any one would find them news worthy or how in the world they became celebrities
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    Re: Children of a lost generation

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    It is also a problem in USA but the main cause there is drug or alcohol abuse
    many people my age having to take care of their grand children becasue their own children are incapable. very sad...
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    News: Re: Suthep enters monkhood quietly

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    Politicians always hide behind and or use religion as a shield in every country

    what a hypocrit.
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    Re: Foraging in Thailand with Robin Harford

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    foraging is a cultural thing, and can be done anywhere
    When my wife first came to my home town of Boise Idaho I was amazzed at how much foraging could be done in the city. I had no idea. My...
  19. Thread: boiling frog

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    Re: boiling frog

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    I always thought it was a variation of a bible saying.

    let he who has no sin cast the first stone.
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    Re: The Emu story-Building a Home in Thailand

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    Yep sounds like Mrs Emu is building the house she wants. be careful trying to change design and decorations. with your daughter and son inlaw there or she might feel very threatened and lose...
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    Re: Choosing calling card

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    If you have smart phone and access to wifi you can use skype does not need to be video call
    I call my older family who still have land lines LOL.

    I have found useing skype on my laptop is...
  22. Thread: boiling frog

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    Re: boiling frog

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    that would be "jumping from the frying pan into the fire"
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    Re: Bit of a complicated one...

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    I would get thru the marraige and few yrs after worry about adoption as that is a whole different can of worms won't the childs father have to sign his rights away. Are you planning on living...
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    Re: Bit of a complicated one...

    Hi

    the birth certificate of the child may be a stumbling block if getting married in UK.

    any government will want to know the disposition of the childs father before issueing a marriage license...
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    Re: Bit of a complicated one...

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    I doubt if it is a simple as you say. you might not be getting the full or true story

    Is the babies father or family still involved and in the picture.

    usually when this happens either...
  26. News: Re: Phuket Clean Up: Army's Quest for a Perfect Phuket

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    to me Phuket eptomises what happens to pristen environment when greed is left to run rampant
    with greed comes corruption and crime. For me Phuket holds no desire I see only commercialism
  27. Re: Thailand's Students Marked Down For Cheating

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    I have the same problem in 2nd and 3rd grade it is a constant fight for me to keep the students from copying off the 3 or 4 really bright students who do the work. it really shows up on test...
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    News: Re: August 11 announced an extra holiday

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    sounds great to me I can always use another 4 day holiday I hope the schools go along with it.
    I have a 4 day holiday next week school is closed 11th thru 14th
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    Re: The Emu story-Building a Home in Thailand

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    I wonder if maybe Mrs Emu is building the house she wants. or she is differing to the experts
    and trusts them more than you,

    didn't you have archetecual drawings that they are working off...
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    Re: Worried sick about my girlfriend

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    were you actualy in love with the girl? or in love with the fanatasy of what you wanted your girl to be
    or what you thought she was. and now that her true self is coming out you can't ...
  31. Re: Metro - Best Way to get around in Thailand

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    next time try the river express boats to get around also
  32. Thread: boiling frog

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    Re: boiling frog

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    the frog will if you put a lid on the pot. LOL
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    News: Re: Thai military stifles dissent

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    the gossip around my town is that the junta called in the headmasters of many local schools to
    "talk" where they had to listen to speechs and sign papers it was during the curfew so they had...
  34. Thread: boiling frog

    by khonrai
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    boiling frog

    Hi

    has anyone heard the boiling frog or hot bath theory as it relates to danger

    You can put a frog in a pot of water on the stove then turn up the heat gradually
    until the frog is boiled and...
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    Re: Worried sick about my girlfriend

    Hi :offtopic:

    Marie I agree

    have you noticed not only on this forum but most forum's people will post a question or want a translation but don't really care about dissenting views or opinions...
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    Re: Worried sick about my girlfriend

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    you must love drama. If a realationship is first started on lies and misinformation do you really think it will get better.:banghead: it might be fine for a while
    but will not last.

    I...
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    Re: Worried sick about my girlfriend

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    broken hearts are hard to get over. but you knew a long time ago something was amiss
    I assume you are both young do not try and get closure or figure out who or what did wrong or why
    all you...
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    Re: Songs of Summer

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    OMG susana

    that song brought back a flood of memories.
    all I can say is damn I'm old LOL
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    Re: Wifi -software technician ..advise!

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    Like ian said if new so easy to do.

    I am running my laptop thru my big screen TV only took an HDMI connection
    now I can watch movies with big picture and sound.

    but doubt is poster will...
  40. Re: Can someone please help me translate this from Thai to English

    Hey dude

    I assume you are young. trust me you will never understand the female mind no matter how long you live LOL best to just enjoy the ride and understand yourself .A good relationship is a...
  41. News: Re: Thailand still very low in English language skills

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    I have to teach basic grammar in my class as it is M.E.P. 3 I teach english science and math all in english. but older class's who have not had the advantage of M.E.P. I only teach...
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    Re: Songs of Summer

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    I have to go back to my acid rock roots

    Alice Cooper " Schools out for summer"

    It's beautiful Day "White Bird" always puts a smile on my face and makes me think of summer
    even though...
  43. Re: Can someone please help me translate this from Thai to English

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    I feel the OP had already made up his mind and is only looking for posts or translations that agree with his mind set and is ignoring any that disagree IMO a closed mind
  44. News: Re: Thailand still very low in English language skills

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    I was told they like to have thai teachers teach grammar as they can explain in Thai.
    native english teachers are here to teach conversation listening and speaking

    I have found some older...
  45. Re: Can someone please help me translate this from Thai to English

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    sounds like you already had your mind made up about the translation before you asked and just wanted some one to agree with you.

    you will never get a perfect translation we all speak in...
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