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  1. Thread: An Aquired Taste

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    Re: An Aquired Taste

    One sight that fascinated me in Thailand was when during an afternoon tea break the glamorous office ladies in high heels and gorgeous uniforms rushed down to the ground floor to buy green mangoes...
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    Re: can you help me with google chrome ??

    Generally, I don't have much problem with Google Chrome. In fact I extensively use it for online reaearch. My only trouble with it is that it doesn't have an alert sound in the chat room (for a new...
  3. Thread: An Aquired Taste

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    Re: An Aquired Taste

    I loved that part when the baby dropped a portion on the floor, retrieved it and quickly stuffed it into her mouth! :laughlong

    I do like durian.-but my fondness is not an acquired taste. I have...
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    Re: The Emu story-Building a Home in Thailand

    I have also noticed that! And I think that's a good thing if one plans to establish residency in that area after retirement.



    Frog legs are quite common in the village where I used to spend my...
  5. Thread: Who is chatting?

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    Re: Who is chatting?

    Yes, there are.
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    Re: good family values and bonding time LOL

    According to the article-

    "Pol.Col. Weerayuth Prasopchokechai, who was transferred to his post as superintendent of Mueang Chiang Mai Police Station last week, vowed to "root out" all illegal and...
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    Re: good family values and bonding time LOL

    One significant pointer I learned from a professor who teaches how to write editorials and opinion columns is that, once in a while speaking with the purple veins pulsating in your neck works. That's...
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    Re: good family values and bonding time LOL

    This is an honest question-

    If there are only 2 of you, what would you need 5 lady escorts for? Or they just come sit around you and it's embarassing to shoo them away?
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    Happy Birthday, Khun Don!

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    Sticky: Re: New Members Please Introduce Yourself Here

    Welcome to the forum, IAMX! Hope you have a fruitful stay here!
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    Re: Simply Picture Posts - No Particular Context

    I am an eternal sucker for flowers!

    Hibiscus is very common in many countries, easy to grow, and is the national flower of Haiti, Malaysia, and South Korea. But the biggest I have seen was in...
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    Sticky: Re: New Members Please Introduce Yourself Here

    Hi David,

    Welcome to this site! With your experiences, I see you will be a good resource here for those who
    seek information about your fields of expertise. Please stay around!
  13. Thread: My friends

    by Marie
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    Re: My friends

    My turn to share my perspective.

    Why do people join forums-this has always been my focus of interest since I have decided to be active in this online community. To be aware of the reasons is one...
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    Re: Simply Picture Posts - No Particular Context

    What caught my attention is that picture of an elephant on the post where your Ducati is resting. Very interesting duo!
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    Re: facebook is danger ???

    Had not heard of this scare before. But I have had an experience which was equally unsettling. Somebody created a new FB account for me using accurate personal information about me! I never found out...
  16. News: Re: Singaporean Officials Name Orchid Species After Thai Junta Leader

    Maybe Sg just wants to play ball with Thailand, in general?
  17. Thread: Who is chatting?

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    Re: Who is chatting?

    Fileeep, I saw you visited TCB tonight, but unfortunately nobody else came to chat. Your 'sad face' says your disappointment. LOL Sorry, maybe it's the timing. After you left Balance logged in, then...
  18. Thread: Who is chatting?

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    Re: Who is chatting?

    I am sorry about it, but you're right, kfchugo. Sadly, I agree with you that the chat room is often empty these days.

    Being principally in charge of TCB I plead guilty for not having as much time...
  19. Visitor Warning: Re: No spitting, blowing nose, and littering in public places laws to be tightened

    Apparently the new Thai ordinance was patterned after that of Japan's. I know spitting can get you in trouble with the Japanese police, but not sure about blowing the nose, although this is...
  20. Visitor Warning: Re: No spitting, blowing nose, and littering in public places laws to be tightened

    Maybe this was inspired by the numerous complaints against the filthy habits of Chinese tourists?

    Spitting laws in Japan have been helping a lot in keeping sidewalks and streets generally...
  21. Re: Are you British & getting married to a Thai?

    :laughlong:laughlong:laughlong
  22. Re: Are you British & getting married to a Thai?

    Certainly very helpful. I have come across more than a dozen of inquiries about this topic, but the answers are not packaged in an organized manner as in this article. Considering the big number of...
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    Re: Basic Thai Curry Paste Recipes

    If it were me, the first thing I would describe about pla ra is its distinct smell! :laughlong
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    News: Re: Moto Rider Killed in Freak Train Accident.

    But this is a journalistic taboo! Why was that video footage shown in public!! ?:shocked:
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    URGENT: Re: Double Check your Visa Extension Stamps

    Thanks for your inputs bigt118. I think this kind of info helps clarify matters.
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    My Travel Story: Re: Billy and the Fat Boys go to Chiang Mai.....

    Oh, yes, sorry, I mixed up the two. Dave Thomson-Harry is the president. And Greg takes care of the printing and distributing T shirts, among other things. I have seen the newly designed white...
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    My Travel Story: Re: Billy and the Fat Boys go to Chiang Mai.....

    Greg is the president of the Ulysses Club Thailand (CM), right? I've heard of the periodic social rides that the group holds, which include visits to coffee shops along the way. Nice way to bond...
  28. Visitor Warning: Re: Cops Arrests Taxi Driver for Robbing Foreigner

    A couple of years ago, on the plane I sat beside a Tanzanian student travelling to Manila who told me a similar story. According to him, he had meant to make a two-day stopover in Bangkok before...
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    URGENT: Re: Double Check your Visa Extension Stamps

    Nice try, too, Tod.-whatever that means, for I am just echoing your line.

    Mine was a GUESS on why Richard behaved that way. I am not even sure up to now what his real reason was. Most probably I...
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    URGENT: Re: Double Check your Visa Extension Stamps

    With the constant changes in visa rules, maybe Richard thought that's one of the newest revisions.
  31. Breaking News: Re: British tourist, 19, ‘abducted and gang-raped by motorcycle gang

    Hey Mike, it's not very kind to say that! :)

    When abroad, crossing the street outside the designated pedestrian lanes could really be a daunting experience, especially when we are not yet familiar...
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    Pictures: Re: Day 1 of Trip to Chiang Mai

    Haven't stayed in CM Shangrila, but I have in Bangkok Orchids Shangrila for 2 weeks. Their food is fantastic. And every single day we looked forward to the sumptuous breakfast spread- a delightful...
  33. Re: Seven questions you should ask before you volunteer abroad

    I know some cases wherein the main aim of the volunteers is to get a long term visa in Thailand, as the other avenues explored have been to no avail. It's like an act of desperation, LOL and the...
  34. Breaking News: Re: British tourist, 19, ‘abducted and gang-raped by motorcycle gang

    I heard, though, that crossing the street in Vietnam is virtually risking life and limb!:laughlong
  35. Visitor Warning: Re: You Must Show Your Passport to Send Parcels at the Post Office

    I have done that also from Bangkok to send some books and souvenir items. I asked the post office assistant to do the wrapping as well, which he gladly did and I gave an extra hundred baht as tip. No...
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    Re: Common Core Math in U.S.A. Schools

    To me, in the above example the "new way" is like asking a question and given a reply that's so long-winded you forget what the question was.:laughlong
  37. Thread: Nana is No.1

    by Marie
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    Re: Nana is No.1

    In my opinion, not deserving to be no.1. Nothing spectacular about it.

    Besides, can you tell me since when PLDT Region 10 in Mindanao has established a branch in Bangkok, which you state is your...
  38. Thread: My friends

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    Re: My friends

    Susana, that journalistic discipline shines through in the way you dot your i's and cross your t's, both literally and figuratively. But above all, in the ethics of differentiating clearly opinions...
  39. Thread: My friends

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    Re: My friends

    Let me share a specific experience on why I started a thread.

    http://www.thailandqa.com/forum/show...%29&highlight=

    As I mentioned in the opening,

    This thread is an off-shoot of my exchange...
  40. Thread: My friends

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    Re: My friends

    Susana, I share the same thoughts of Khun Don.

    I know it is a bit discouraging to start a thread which doesn't get any response. It has happened to me-and to others. This may be because of...
  41. Thread: My friends

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    Re: My friends

    This was the topic in another forum a few days ago. It's for real, and inevitable, it seems.
  42. Re: Should you take off your shoes before entering shops?

    Yes, hookworms can enter through human feet. I grew up with this kind of orientation, kind of brainwashed by our parents who used to yell, "Wear your slippers, wear your slippers!" That's why I have...
  43. Thread: My friends

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    Re: My friends

    Now we have a clear clue on how we are losing this site's members to FB! LOL

    Hope you are well, xfiles!
  44. Re: Should you take off your shoes before entering shops?

    This is still sold in Thailand. Last time I had to get a pair of rubber sleepers to wear in my hotel room in Bangkok (Dec 2014), I saw something like this on display in a shop in Platinum Plaza....
  45. Re: Hardliner tries to reform Thailand’s Buddhist monks behaving badly

    I once sat directly across a monk on a flight from Karachi to Bangkok. When the in-flight Duty Free cart passed by on the isle that separates us, it got stuck. Why, because the monk purchased a...
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