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  1. News Update: Re: Young Thai Red Shirt Activist Kritsuda Khunasen Has Vanished

    Ian?
  2. News: Re: Representation of Women in Junta's Gov't Hits New Low

    Unless we're talking street vending, or house keeping, gender exclusion of women is quite prevalent in Thailand.

    And, in the Thai business world, talk about glass ceilings ... ! :banghead:
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    Re: My photos and thought process behind the image

    Here's mine:

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    Re: BMA organises free night tour for tourists

    We called them yesterday. In order to partake in the tours, one has to show up at the tourist office at 1pm, the day of the tour, to get one of the 30 tickets. If you get the ticket, you then return,...
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    Re: My photos and thought process behind the image

    Spooky!
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    News: Re: Graft buster rules Yingluck guilty

    But, your examples don't connote the same righteous indignation!
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    Re: My photos and thought process behind the image

    It's Adobe Photoshop brand!

    :laughlong
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    Re: My photos and thought process behind the image

    For most portraits, I go for the softer touch, especially women.

    Retouching dozens of shots, I got to know little sister's face, intimately! I got to the point where I could hammer out blemishes...
  9. News: Re: Thaksin's birthday celebration stopped-but....

    What's the Thai word for dichotomy?
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    Re: My photos and thought process behind the image

    It really brings back memories of my little sister's graduation. I spent weeks retouching dozens of photos. She, and her friends, had the best complexions of their lives!

    I'd posy a shot but I...
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    Re: My photos and thought process behind the image

    I think a lot has to do with the camera obsession in Thailand; it seems like most everyone has some pretty good equipment. Most of the photographers are friends of the subject, maybe earning a few...
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    News: Re: Graft buster rules Yingluck guilty

    How far can you see from your position?
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    News: Re: Yingluck up up and away on a one-way ticket

    I think that shutting down the protests, in and of itself, has brought the most "happiness" to the Kingdom. One might ask, however, was a "coup" really needed for that?

    One of the reasons the...
  14. Re: Voices of Democracy: Proponents for change on fixing Thailand's broken politics

    Very well put. Bears repeating
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    Re: How Hot Do You Like Your Thai Food?

    I've always eaten spicy foods. However, how hot I enjoy them, depends on the dish. I don't always have to have sweat on my forehead.
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    News: Re: Yingluck up up and away on a one-way ticket

    If she doesn't wish to return, I seriously doubt anyone would extradite her. Remember? Foreigners never did "understand" the situation .....
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    News: Re: Yingluck up up and away on a one-way ticket

    And then, there's Red Bull Boy, Vorayuth Yoovidhya, a true fugitive from real justice. I wonder if he's back in town .....

    If only they would dedicate 1% of this effort to his case.
  18. News: Re: Phuket Clean Up: Phuket Taxi, Tuk-Tuk Drivers Told: Be Legal by August 1

    Once again, in the Land of Happiness, criticism is not tolerated.
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    News: Re: Graft buster rules Yingluck guilty

    All politicians spend money like a bunch of drunken sailors on shore leave!

    I did read one drunken sailor's objection to this comparison. He said that he, at least, had the good sense to stop when...
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    Re: Kardashians in Thailand?

    Paragon Mall is filled with little Kardashian wannabes!
  21. News: Re: Thailand's New Overstay Penalties Officially Announced Today

    Most foreigners, who live and work in Thailand, live a hand-to-mouth existence. In places like Pattaya, it's more often a mug-to-mouth existence. I really doubt that their contributions are building...
  22. News: Re: HM the King endorses the provisional constitution

    It will be interesting to see how the "fixed" the election process. In America's south, up until the 60's, poll taxes and literacy tests worked quite well! :sneaky2:
  23. News: Re: Military Ready To Launch Biggest "Happiness" Party Ever-from 22nd July-27th July

    Happy, happy, happy, .....!
  24. Opinion: View Post

    Love for the King, and professing some sort of bestowed connection to him, are two different things.

    Suthep, and the "royalists", have always used the King's name to further their causes.

    And...
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    News: Re: Graft buster rules Yingluck guilty

    And Mr. Suthep is still buried deep down in the red!
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    News: Re: Graft buster rules Yingluck guilty

    "Happiness" is mandated. Dissent is outlawed.

    Bunkers and camo-clad ambassadors aren't necessarily a symbol of happiness to everyone.

    We'll have to see what the future brings ......
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    News: Re: Graft buster rules Yingluck guilty

    There are probably more "unmarried" spouses in Thailand than there are married.
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    News: Re: Graft buster rules Yingluck guilty

    Appropriate highlighting.
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    News: Re: Graft buster rules Yingluck guilty

    The "rice scheme" is chump change compared to the frauds perpetrated by many Western politicians.

    Ever hear of the "Gulf War"?
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    Re: Foraging in Thailand with Robin Harford

    I often spot Bangkokians foraging.

    All over the city one can find lots of different edibles, mostly in vacant lots.
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    News: Re: Suthep enters monkhood quietly

    One has to wonder how long he can keep a low profile.
  32. Breaking News: Re: Vanessa-Mae: 'Serious doubts' over Sochi qualifier in Slovenia

    Third place was there, but forgot her skis. It all makes sense ....
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    Re: My photos and thought process behind the image

    Just picked up a new lens and this bug diversion inspired me to take it to the Bangkok Butterfly Garden and Insectarium. If you aren't aware of it, it's located in Suan Wachira Benchathat, more...
  34. News: Re: TAT to hold festival in Ratchaprasong to boost tourism

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    Re: How I retired at 39 (in beautiful Chiang Mai)

    I think the biggest tip is to keep out of debt.
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    Re: Dealing with racism

    For the most part, off the tourist path, in everyday life, I have found the "less educated", poorer Thais to be more friendly and accepting. It's the well off, educated Thais that seem to simply...
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    Re: My photos and thought process behind the image

    Flies are easier. They are more prone to staying still.

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    Re: My photos and thought process behind the image

    Flying bugs are hard to capture!
  39. Re: Alcohol sale and drink will be banned on all trains

    This should work.
  40. Visitor Warning: Re: Voluntourism: Should You Volunteer on Your Vacation?

    But, she forgot what might be the biggest "warning", in terms of the volunteer. In Thailand, without a work permit, even volunteer work is illegal.
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    Re: Bit of a complicated one...

    Many Thai men wander, from one "unregistered marriage", to another.
  42. News Update: Re: Rice missing, rotten or 'replaced by inferior stock'

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    Re: Bit of a complicated one...

    What is the issue? :banghead:
  44. News: Re: EC dismisses charge of power abuse against Yingluck

    In the States, I would be satisfied if they simply had to partake in the programs and abide by the laws that they pass for "the people".
  45. News: Re: EC dismisses charge of power abuse against Yingluck

    Yingluck biggest "crime" was being born into the wrong family. Her office was doomed from the get-go. Her family runs in different circles than the powers that be.

    As far as what all the...
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