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    Re: Being Married To A Thai Lady For Forty Years

    Wow, Rick, you must have a high EQ (Emotional Quotient=Intelligence regarding the emotions, especially in the ability to monitor one's own or others' emotions)! Was that part of Marital Arts 101?...
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    Re: Being Married To A Thai Lady For Forty Years

    I have yet to read the paper as I couldn't download it due to internet problem.

    I can't say I have 'lived' with Thai women, but I have stayed with them on my visits to Thailand, travels and...
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    Re: Being Married To A Thai Lady For Forty Years

    I agree, Ian. I, too, can't imagine a Thai woman doing that.
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    Re: Being Married To A Thai Lady For Forty Years

    It's up to you- Hahaha, I am quite familiar with phrase. I am sure most of us have been told this at one point or another in our life. More likely during the polite stage of a relationship where...
  5. Thread: Italian teachers

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    Re: Italian teachers

    I would prepare a feasibility study of sorts beforehand to determine the viability of your plan. I am not sure if Italian language is in demand in Thailand, except maybe among tour guides who cater...
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    Re: Your first trip to Thailand

    I think some of us need to learn that, too, to enjoy a long-lasting marriage! (Just kidding Rick!) :laughlong:laughlong:laughlong
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    Re: Children of a lost generation

    Most of the cases I personally know of are not due to internal migration, but more of external ones. Parents seek overseas employment because jobs are hard to find in the country-mostly as domestic...
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    Sticky: Re: New Members Please Introduce Yourself Here

    Welcome to this site, Lucka! Please feel free to ask anything or exchange insights and experiences with us.
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    Re: How to Eat in Thailand

    Quite true. :laughlong

    I was just telling another member recently about how my Thai friends keep putting food on my plate when we dine together, as if I couldn't do it myself. Hahaha! I consider...
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    Re: The Emu story-Building a Home in Thailand

    I would retile it, after all you will live there the rest of your life ( I assume)! But maybe I'd just say firmly, but calmly, while smiling," Teerak, I think it would look more beautiful if we used...
  11. Re: What is the most unusual food you've ever tried in Thailand?

    TBH, to prove a point I had made a bet with somebody that you were going to say something like this~


    And I won the bet!

    Also, I said this on purpose, carefully-worded:

    Did you notice the...
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    Re: Tommy Tang~Chef/Travelogue/Showman/Phenomenon

    I was booked in an international hostel where I stayed with a few Thai students. The kitchen staff were used to getting requests from Thais who would sometimes take over in the kitchen during...
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    Re: Where do you prefer to eat your Thai food ?

    Welcome to the forums!

    Jucifer, I assume you are Vietnamese? In my country both Thai and Vietnamese cuisines are in high demand and are ranked on the same level of popularity. However for some...
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    LOL I am only all gab! I wouldn't also touch bats and snakes. Though I like eels-something I picked up from the Japanese. Am guessing snakes taste like eels?
  15. Thread: the chat room

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    Re: the chat room

    Hi, Troy, welcome to this site! Yes, you can send your friend to the chat room. We don't really teach English but it's a good venue for her to practice her English. Many Thais do that. There are...
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    Re: Thai bank account

    Emu, something seems to be wrong with your post. My eyes are kept glued on that fat wad I can't see anything else. :shocked:

    :laughlong
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    I see frog gigging in your neck of the woods requires enormous guts and precision. While you're at it you could have gone for the bats and snakes, too. :laughlong They also taste like chicken! :P
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    Well, suit yourself, you can put it as you wish, LOL. We are sure of ourselves, though and we wouldn't wage a war against anyone who wouldn't understand certain things about a peculiar 'culture' of a...
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    Re: Sai Lom Hang Ruk - Ben Chalatit

    Yeah, very good voice quality.
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    Oh, frog legs-they taste like chicken, too. LOL Within my circle any meat which is hard to describe would conveniently fall under "it's like chicken". :laughlong

    Frog meat is nothing unusual to...
  21. Thread: boiling frog

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    Re: boiling frog

    Been curious about this "Boiling frog" analogy so I finally looked it up. Here's what Mr. Wiki has to say:

    The boiling frog story is a widespread anecdote describing a frog slowly being boiled...
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    Re: Bit of a complicated one...

    You may wish to check this out-

    https://www.gov.uk/child-adoption/adopting-a-stepchild

    I know of a UK citizen adopting his stepchild from a Thai woman who was also unmarried, like your GF, and...
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    Re: Bit of a complicated one...

    OK, I did a little research and this is what I found out.

    A mere religious marriage ceremony in Thailand is not legal anywhere. But a marriage in Thailand registered in an amphur is recognized...
  24. Thread: hatyai - safe?

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    Re: hatyai - safe?

    I agree with your decision. In my opinion it's better to avoid such kinds of risks if you have other options.

    I see no reason why your thread should be deleted. It's quite informative!:)
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    Re: Bit of a complicated one...

    Welcome to the forums! No offense meant, Thaisi. Quite honestly, I am surprised why she doesn't know if an unregistered marriage is legal or not. I don't know the answer myself (I am not Thai), but I...
  26. Re: What is the most unusual food you've ever tried in Thailand?

    I have tried crocodile meat, it's stewed Tasted like chicken-as almost all meats do. LOL Would I eat it again? Yes!
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    Re: The Emu story-Building a Home in Thailand

    Frankly I have not been able to fathom why they like so much to defy quality standards clearly expressed by the Boss despite the control measures he has been putting in place. Emu, would you concede...
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    Re: The Emu story-Building a Home in Thailand

    Emu, thank the builders for constantly springing suprises on you! These people just want to make your life more exciting. Can you imagine what a boring existence you will lead if everything is...
  29. Visitor Warning: Re: Earthquake in Chiang Rai area: Aftershocks continue

    As far as you know, for how long relatively strong aftershocks will likely be recurring after a major earthquake? The 6.3 magnitude jolter happened on May 5 and after almost 2 months these strong...
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    Re: Worried sick about my girlfriend

    This is an excellent question that Susana has asked. Thus far, the impression that one gets about Marcus' gf, to borrow another Thai's description of her, is "she appears to be bad news". And that is...
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    Re: Worried sick about my girlfriend

    I always had the impression that the truth is largely hidden from you. Such that you often have to revise your stories because of not having first-hand information on a lot of things. But if you're...
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    Re: Worried sick about my girlfriend

    Sorry, I deleted the above to include another quote, but Marcus had replied to it, so I will repost it now. This should have been Post #36.



    I was going to quote this again:



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    Re: My photos and thought process behind the image

    Guava, this particular shot reminds me of what the famous American photographer Diane Airbus once said: " I really believe there are things nobody would see if I didn't photograph them. "

    Well,...
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    Re: Archery in Bangkok

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    I had completely forgotten about this post until today! This friend I mentioned has finished her medical studies and is now a full-pledged surgeon. I wonder if her training in archery...
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    Re: My photos and thought process behind the image

    This must be his own version of exhibitionism! :laughlong
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    Re: The Asian Beauty Problem

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPCkfARH2eE&feature=kp

    I too remember a time when I would turn on the TV and only see pale skin. I got teased and taunted about my night shaded skin. And my one...
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    Re: The Asian Beauty Problem

    I remembered the discussion about beauty and color of the skin when I learned that Lupita Nyong'o bagged the title of "The Most Beautiful Woman" in 2014 by People. This is a weekly American magazine...
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    Re: Why did the duck cross the road?

    Incidentally Billyboy showed this to me the other day and were both laughing while watching it. But we didn't get to know why the ducks crossed the road! Does anybody know?
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    Re: Worried sick about my girlfriend

    Hi Marcus,

    I am glad you are talking quite candidly. To strike a good balance, let me now present the other side of the coin- that is, what happens when someone posts to share some personal...
  40. Thread: World Cup....

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    Re: World Cup....

    Well, maybe they are better trained for the Oscars than for the World Cup? :party:
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    Re: My photos and thought process behind the image

    David[/QUOTE]
    I hope his gun (is this a rifle?) did not get jammed!
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    Re: My photos and thought process behind the image

    As I have said before, I am a photography illiterate, but I like the perspective (could serve as a good lesson on handling "vanishing points" in a drawing or painting class).
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    Re: Worried sick about my girlfriend

    :offtopic::offtopic::offtopic::offtopic::offtopic:

    Indeed this is off-topic. And my following reply should have a big preamble that what I will say is not necessarily the case for this OP.
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    Re: Worried sick about my girlfriend

    Why do I feel that I need a vacation from this thread? LOL My mind can't anymore follow what's REALLY happening. It has started to feel like the story is being told from the viewpoint of a narrator...
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    Re: Worried sick about my girlfriend

    Marcus,

    It's a cliche but it seems everything indeed works for the best for you. Of course all of this hurts-the feeling of having been used, lied to-- but on the whole it's a good learning...
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