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  1. News: Re: 'Mind Research' To Instill Thai Junta Leader's Teaching Underway

    The "12 entrails":

    https://uglytruththailand.wordpress.com/
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    My Travel Story: Re: Billy and the Fat Boys go to Chiang Mai.....

    I am far from photographing water, but yours look great, fileeep, and thanks for the tips. I'm still working on trees and old buildings.

    I must have passed by Lumpini Park hundreds of times on my...
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    News: Re: I'm not a dictator, says angry Prayut

    They all do it.

    I'm an independent.
  4. Thread: Ugly tourists ?

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    Re: Ugly tourists ?

    Thai people laughing is not necessarily a sign of amusement. What they say when they get home and talk about what happened might surprise some foreigners.
  5. News: Re: Prayuth: Don't Ask For Democracy - And Don't Ask For Election, Neither

    What can be gained through democracy?
    1. Freedom of expression of thought.
  6. Thread: Ugly tourists ?

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    Re: Ugly tourists ?

    In my life in Thailand I was rarely among tourists. An exception would be if there were a family outing to an attraction where foreigners might also be visiting. On those occasions I was at some...
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    Re: thai boyfriend/husband

    They are speaking from their own experiences, I suppose?

    RickThai, I was married to a Thai man for 20 years. Of course one can never be absolutely certain, but I still don't believe he ever...
  8. Opinion: Re: Thailand 'one of the most dangerous tourist destinations on Earth'

    Such an assessment cannot tell the whole story on either side of the pond, and I'm glad to know more of the whole story.

    Your last paragraph tells a story much the same as in the U.S. where more...
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    Re: Thai School Life

    I hope some potential teachers will see this.
  10. Opinion: Re: Thailand 'one of the most dangerous tourist destinations on Earth'

    6.5 British pound is approximately $10.19, but evidently it is more expensive to live in the U.K.. My assessment is that in either country it is difficult to live on the minimum wage.

    For...
  11. Opinion: Re: Thailand 'one of the most dangerous tourist destinations on Earth'

    Is there a minimum wage in the U.K. for the wait staff which would be comparable to minimum wage for other workers, for example retail store workers?

    I'm trying to compare the U.K. with the U.S.,...
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    Re: Simply Picture Posts - No Particular Context

    Oi, I think too much!

    I was expecting an answer to all my questions about why there would be rusty patches on such beautiful buildings.
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    Re: Simply Picture Posts - No Particular Context

    Yes, I did. Here is one. What are you thinking?

    In the photo with the stairs, in the upper left, you can see where a pipe is coming out of the wall and there is rust on the stone around it. At...
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    Re: Simply Picture Posts - No Particular Context

    In taking this photos I tried to document what I actually saw, and didn't attempt anything more creative than framing a good shot. The later was difficult, and the chapel would have made a better...
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    Re: Simply Picture Posts - No Particular Context

    Here is another building which sits perpendicular to the chapel:

    20695
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    Re: Simply Picture Posts - No Particular Context

    Since I got my new camera I've been wanting to visit Duke Chapel at Duke University. The chapel was build in the 1930's in the gothic revival style favored by many learning institutions of the time,...
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    Re: Photography questions & tips for beginners

    I wonder which photo editing software some of you other less experienced photographers are using?
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    In some ways I have been spoiled by Windows. I can download, edit, and...
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    Re: Which temple is this?

    Very good detective work, Oeshidez! Thank you.

    I guess it's been too many years since I've visited Wat Arun, and it's time to go back for a refresher course in Thai temples!

    Thanks to Mr....
  19. News: Re: PHUKET: Officials scramble to resolve ban on tourists bringing own beach umbrella

    Hence the title "PETTY official".
  20. News: Re: PHUKET: Officials scramble to resolve ban on tourists bringing own beach umbrella

    There was a toddler for whom an umbrella was needed!!!!! I have never known a Thai person who did not love and want to protect little children.
  21. News: View Post

    This is more than "youthful recklessness", whether in happens in American, Thailand, or anywhere else in the world.
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    Re: BKK photos @night in March 2009

    All these photos you've uploaded are great! Thanks for coming back to visit. I hope you'll be back often. You've been missed.
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    Re: The Emu story-Building a Home in Thailand

    Acquire, in my case. My grandfather hunted for meat, so I must have had squirrel sometime in my childhood. I don't remember specifically, however.
  24. Event Update: Re: Trip to Phuket For Asian Games, Beach changes and attractions.

    What a refreshing view of Phuket! Thanks, Richard Barrow for the great photo essay.
  25. Re: Itinerary for a 5 day trip self drive tour around Chiang Mai and Mae Hong Son.

    This is the Thailand I have always wanted to see. Wouldn't it be great to fill the 4x4 with like minded travelers and go at your leisure?
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    Re: The Emu story-Building a Home in Thailand

    "Oral contraception" ~ no laughing matter?

    When I was a young child living in the country I never saw a squirrel. Then when we moved to town they seemed to be everywhere, and in fact even now they...
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    Re: The Emu story-Building a Home in Thailand

    Squirrels like to dart back and forth in front of the car, which is why you see so many flat ones.

    When I saw the photo I thought "well, they sure look different in Thailand." Glad to know it's a...
  28. News: Re: PHUKET: Officials scramble to resolve ban on tourists bringing own beach umbrella

    I read it twice, in disbelief both times, and doubting my comprehension skills all the while. :butbut:
  29. News: Re: PHUKET: Officials scramble to resolve ban on tourists bringing own beach umbrella

    Let's see if I got this straight. There are no umbrellas for rent, and beachgoers are not allowed to bring their own?

    Not good.
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    Re: Being Married To A Thai Lady For Forty Years

    "If you let it." That's the key ingredient to the spice of life.
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    Which temple is this?

    Someone posted this photo from an internet site on facebook. It is said to be from 1866. I'm curious about which temple it is, assuming it is a temple. There is a rather western looking building...
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    Re: BKK-WatPrakaew,WatPho,WatArun

    I miss Oeshidez and her contributions to the forum. I hope she will return someday.

    I found this thread while searching for information about another temple, whose name I don't know. I thought it...
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    Re: The Emu story-Building a Home in Thailand

    Hopefully it will be like planting in the fall where the tree has winter to establish itself and the next rainy season (spring here of course) it will begin to grow and blossom.
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    Sticky: Re: New Members Please Introduce Yourself Here

    Welcome, kiekiat. I am familiar with Greensboro and surrounding area having lived and gone to school there years ago.

    I hope you will join in the conversations on the various threads here, and...
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    Re: thai boyfriend/husband

    I had forgotten all about this thread and am glad to see it revived. I hope it will draw in some visitors to the forum who may be looking for a thread such as this.

    Mr. Garnett, I know you were...
  36. Visitor Warning: Re: Phuket Resort Security Guard Attempted to Rape Me on Beach at Wedding Party, Says

    With freedom comes serious responsibility to act in our own best interests and realize not everyone is going to treat us with respect.

    Honestly, I have thought about this more than once when I...
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    Re: The Emu story-Building a Home in Thailand

    I'm sorry this all happened to you, but I do want to say

    HOORAY FOR PRINCESS
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    Re: Health insurance

    Hi Sid Leonard. I can't help you with this but hopefully someone will come along who can at least tell you where to search for the information you need. Please keep checking back.
  39. Re: What do you think about "sticky rice and chicken"video gone viral?

    Marie, I think you are right. Still, I'm not too sympathetic to her, except to say that hopefully she will learn something from this experience.

    Sorry, I edited my post to shorten it. I hope your...
  40. Re: What do you think about "sticky rice and chicken"video gone viral?

    Yes, I noticed that, but was it heartfelt? I don't know. Actually, my own attitude is similar. If someone comes to me asking for help I will gladly do what I can. It has happened to me, so I know.
    ...
  41. What do you think about "sticky rice and chicken"video gone viral?

    I wonder what you think about this story from Bangkok Post concerning a 15 year old girl whose chicken and sticky rice take away meal was stolen from her motorbike basket. She vented into her camera...
  42. News: Re: Thailand to push back more than 200 boat people - police

    I had not heard of the Rohingya until now, so I did some google research which led me to this:

    http://www.rohingya.org/portal/

    and this:
    ...
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    Re: What Do You Like About Thailand?

    Having been a young working mother in Thailand I greatly appreciated that I could go to work knowing my child was in a loving environment. When he was old enough for pre-school we found a very nice...
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    Re: Wilma's Birthday

    Happy Birthday, Wilma! Have a Wonderful Day!!!
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    Re: Common Core Math in U.S.A. Schools

    Not totally unrelated, a bit about cursive:

    http://fightcommoncore.com/why-teach-cursive/
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