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  1. News: Restoring Happiness~Washington Post article

    Reminds me of "The Great Leap Forward" and "The Cultural Revolution" when I read such articles about restoring happiness to the Thai people.

    Hope I've put this in the correct place.

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  2. Re: Simply Picture Posts - No Particular Context

    I stalked this little bumblebee as he visited marigold to marigold, taking a picture whenever he would cooperate.

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  3. News: Re: Crimes Against Tourists in Thai Beach Towns Continue

    In my own personal situation, the things which went wrong in my marriage to a Thai man could have happened with anyone else, anywhere. I have noticed that in his family the women keep fairly tight...
  4. News: Re: Crimes Against Tourists in Thai Beach Towns Continue

    I've had the same thoughts as Visionchaser and Curt as well as Khun Don, who was evidently posting the same time as I was.

    Concerning the rape mentioned in the first post, nothing is said about...
  5. News: Re: Military Blocks Academic Panel On Foreign Dictatorships

    They need to have one of those "duh" moments when they realize there already is division in Thai society, and it's nothing new.
  6. News Update: Re: Two Tourists Brutally Murdered, One Raped: Police Spark Thailand Holiday Island M

    No only San Diego, but the entire USA. It's scary, to say the least. Imagine telling your young child that this is the person you should go to if you're lost or if someone has hurt you.

    We've...
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    Re: does media influence culture

    These are shocking. From what I've been told by my daughter some Thai women are terribly obsessed with whitening their skin. She even referred to her "white cousin in Thailand".

    In the days when I...
  8. News Update: Re: Two Tourists Brutally Murdered, One Raped: Police Spark Thailand Holiday Island M

    And an innocent person being charged could end in another murder.
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    Re: Songs with Names In Them...

    I remember that song from my childhood when we sang it in school. Good one, billyboy!
  10. Thread: Angkor Wat

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    Video: Re: Angkor Wat

    This does not specifically say that the TOR Browser should be the default browser, but it is implied. What do you think, Khun Don? Did I understand this correctly?
  11. Thread: Angkor Wat

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    I would love to see it, but evidently there is no way possible unless it is shown on BBC America or possibly PBS sometime in the future. Even if someone puts it on YouTube, it most likely will be...
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    Re: Songs with Names In Them...

    Same song for every name? That's no fun David. Now that you've used the Happy Birthday song, can you share a song with the name David in it?

    I posted the link using the filmstrip icon using the...
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    Re: Songs with Names In Them...

    I don't know why I can share YouTube songs without difficulty anywhere but here.

    Grrrrrrr . . . . .
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    Re: Songs with Names In Them...

    The Lemonheads: It's a Shame About Ray
    Ray is supposed to be symbolic of all mankind.

    I cheated and asked google for help.

    Link: http://youtu.be/hFYFj5q8_Qk
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    Topic of the Week: Re: Free Inflight Wi Fi On Airplanes.

    My whole family arrived in Bangkok at night and in the morning we were all sick. I firmly believe we arrived sick but didn't feel it until the next morning. I can't guess whether it was the food or...
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    Topic of the Week: Re: Free Inflight Wi Fi On Airplanes.

    Be careful. You may need that small child to fix whatever handheld device you are using!

    I don't take up a lot of space but I feel terribly cramped in a plane seat. If there is a man next to me he...
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    Re: Kanchaburi River Cabins

    They all look very nice, fileeep. Are some of those floating rooms pontoons?

    I've thought about traveling Thailand by river, starting in Bangkok and traveling up to Ayuthaya, making my way to...
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    Topic of the Week: Re: Free Inflight Wi Fi On Airplanes.

    That's similar to sayings I have also heard, something like how we cannot control what others do, we can only control our response. Wise words.
  19. News Update: Re: Two Tourists Brutally Murdered, One Raped: Police Spark Thailand Holiday Island M

    I wish some international agency could get involved and help out with the investigation. I also feel so very bad for the families.
  20. News: Re: Koh Tao murder a short-term impact on tourism, says tourism council

    So many tourists visit countries for such superficial reasons that I doubt some of them ever bother to read up on history, politics and culture before going.
  21. News Update: Re: Two Tourists Brutally Murdered, One Raped: Police Spark Thailand Holiday Island M

    Re post # 86: The suspects are "not Thai" according to the way many Thai people think. They are Mon and therefore out of the mainstream. I have heard "they are not really Thai" many times in...
  22. News: Re: Koh Tao murder a short-term impact on tourism, says tourism council

    I have thought I would like to make a trip with my daughter. We would visit places we went to when she was young and travel around the country outside of Bangkok. I would love to visit Sukothai and...
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    Topic of the Week: Re: Free Inflight Wi Fi On Airplanes.

    I get tired of that also, and like Billy says, they feel a need to talk louder on a mobile.
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    Re: Photography questions & tips for beginners

    This is just the best thread! I've referred back to it many times when I have a question about something concerning photography. Thanks to everyone!
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    Topic of the Week: Re: Free Inflight Wi Fi On Airplanes.

    They might find an excuse to charge extra for a wifi free zone, or am I just being cynical?
  26. Re: Pathogens on Planes: How to stay healthy in flight

    I've never used hand sanitizers either, but now I can see they have their purpose. I think the thing about sugar comes from new research connecting sugar with immune system problems, blood pressure...
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    Topic of the Week: Re: Free Inflight Wi Fi On Airplanes.

    I prefer the old days of flying back and forth between Thailand and here, when happy energetic children filled the aisles. I can easily tune them out. But cell phones, etc? I hate that kind of...
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    Re: Photography questions & tips for beginners

    This is Mabry Mill at Meadows of Dan, Virginia. I have seen so many professionally done photographs, paintings, postcards and puzzles of Mabry Mill that I will never be satisfied with my own. I do,...
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    Re: Photography questions & tips for beginners

    Thanks Khun Don and Curt.

    I started with the zoom lens and realized that I was having to back up to get the shots I wanted with the framing I wanted, so I changed to the 18-55 mm lens. It's...
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    Re: Kanchaburi River Cabins

    Do you have a place picked out? I seem to remember seeing pictures of river cabins which looked absolutely delightful! And I don't use that word often. I think sitting and watching a river flow by is...
  31. Pathogens on Planes: How to stay healthy in flight

    Simple guidelines for arriving in Thailand, or anywhere, healthy!

    http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2014/09/13/plane-pathogens.aspx
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    Re: Photography questions & tips for beginners

    I'm not really good at changing lenses yet, but this will be good practice. I have the zoom lens on now. I'll see how far that gets me! Thanks.

    Yes, I'll change in the car. I'm too paranoid about...
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    Re: Photography questions & tips for beginners

    Khun Don, RE: post # 62. The link to "how to fix it" looks excellent. I think a bit of table top photography is order to better understand this.
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    Anyone out...
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    Re: Photography questions & tips for beginners

    I experimented with different settings ~ auto, P and close-up. I believe this is the one taken with the close-up setting.


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    I am still using my windows software. I downloaded Nikon's View...
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    Re: Photography questions & tips for beginners

    I just realized I should be in Nikon School for the above problem, but that I have not yet downloaded it. I just don't remember seeing such a pronounced line like this with my old camera.

    Here is...
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    Re: spanking pro or con

    Trangam, what you said reminds me of something I read years ago about how consistency in a child's life is one of the most important things as it makes the child feel secure. I still think this idea...
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    Re: Photography questions & tips for beginners

    This is really bad, no doubt about it. There was a shadow on the wall where you see the yellow stripe. I have not edited this since I want to ask if I should have made an adjustment to a particular...
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    Re: Photography questions & tips for beginners

    Thanks Curt, for that link.

    Mikeheart, There are still some roses in bloom across the road from where I live. You have inspired me to go visit them tomorrow morning, with my camera, of course.
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    Re: Photography questions & tips for beginners

    I might be receiving more tips than I give. I'm definitely not technologically talented. I prefer everything to be self explanatory.
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    Re: Airfare Prices - Sky High!

    I have flown Korean air also, and the prices were very reasonable at the time.

    When I checked a few weeks ago, just out of curiosity when this problem came up on another thread, I was surprised at...
  41. Re: Walking ATM Con, accessed by fraudulent ethics.

    Choosing happiness and forgiveness are two of the best choices we can make in life. We can make the choice easy by just putting one foot in front of the other and moving forward.
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    Re: spanking pro or con

    Although I was tickled with a switch many times in my childhood, mainly for back talking, I was never spanked. My mom was manipulative, no nicer way to put it, and if I needed to be "corrected" she...
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    Re: Photography questions & tips for beginners

    YY, I have confidence that your photos will be good enough for show and tell here! I may never get to Sukothai, so I am really looking forward to you sharing your adventure here. How is your camera...
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    Re: Photography questions & tips for beginners

    I second that! Personally I would not mind my photos being critiqued (with kindness :blush:) by more advanced photographers as well.
  45. News Update: Re: Two Tourists Brutally Murdered, One Raped: Police Spark Thailand Holiday Island M

    That poor mother. I cannot begin to imagine how she feels, but I do hope someone came along with her for support.
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