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  1. News: Re: PM asks good politicians to think aloud how they can solve conflicts

    Reminds me of a classic story. From a tall building the Big Boss tells his subordinate to jump. The subordinate says,"Yes, Sir! From which floor, Sir?"
  2. News: Re: PM asks good politicians to think aloud how they can solve conflicts

    Why do I get the funny feeling that when he speaks, his message is pitched at those whose IQ is as high as their Achilles Tendon?
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    Re: Dual Pricing or Outright Thievery !?!

    OK, Mike--before we completely mislead the clueless~

    Let it be known that I was not alluding to Mikeheart with this statement:

    :--)
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    Re: Dual Pricing or Outright Thievery !?!

    :offtopic: Mike, I forgot to mention~ that RELIGION that advocates the above edict has redefined the term "Lady Killer"-which usually refers to ''a man who is irresistible to women". Now it...
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    Re: Dual Pricing or Outright Thievery !?!

    Why, don't you follow the commandment "Men, thou shalt not pay for a woman's meal"? :laughlong
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    Re: Dual Pricing or Outright Thievery !?!

    Also, foreigners who are with guests and are hosting the meal may be too shy to scrutinize the bill. (Unlike perhaps a legendary member of this forum who likes to split the bill when on a date, and...
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    Re: Dual Pricing or Outright Thievery !?!

    Dishonesty is the Best Policy--to make extra bucks!
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    Happy Birthday Mikeheart and Robjak!

    Hi Mike and Robjak,

    I thought I'd just make a joint greeting. I hope you're not too mao to read this. LOL

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  9. Pictures: Re: Photo Highlights of Four Night Markets in Bangkok

    Just my cup of tea! :clap:
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    Re: The Best Laid Plans

    To start with, here are sincere wishes from all of us in this forum~

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  11. Visitor Warning: Re: False advertising at Ancient Siam & other scams.

    Yesterday I came across a Brit sharing his experience at Nong Noot elephant show. He said that he paid the full price. But when they got in, the show had ended! And the ticket office still sold them...
  12. Visitor Warning: Re: False advertising at Ancient Siam

    I so hate this kind of thievery. A similar modus operandi was pulled on me in Bangkok many years ago. This time it was not done to me through written Thai numerals (by the way, I can read them) but...
  13. Visitor Warning: Re: False advertising at Ancient Siam

    It was bad enough that they were caught red handed. It was worse that they continued to lie to their teeth even with a concrete proof being waved in their faces. Disgusting!
  14. News Update: Re: Red Bull Chief Surrounded! Warrant sought after fail to show.

    And now???
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    Re: Ladies only guesthouses Chiang Mai

    You're right about religious beliefs being the main reasons for gender segregation in some countries. In my travels, it's in Iran where this was most pronounced (it should be remembered that Iran is...
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    Re: pronounciation

    Thanks, Eric, for dropping by now and then and help answer questions about Thai language. In a way, foreigners who have studied Thai seriously can clarify issues better than native speakers because...
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    My Travel Story: Re: Malaysia / Thailand 2015/16.

    Haha! Me, too. I can't stand that kind of noise, especially if the voices are high-pitched. Truth is, if you shriek constantly, your vocal chords could get damaged.


    I have flown with that kind...
  18. News: Re: Motorcycle taxi driver rewarded 20,000 baht for returning a wallet with over 359,

    Restores faith in innate goodness of some persons. That amount could have bought the finder and his family comforts very hard to secure with his meager income.
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    Re: Need advice for shipping

    Sorry, never heard of this.
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    Re: Curious, Now What Do I Do? ( Very Long Post)

    Huh?? FYI, I can't even edit my own posts properly! LOL
  21. Thread: The Draft

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    Re: The Draft

    Thanks. I will find time to read this one of these days.
  22. Re: The Emu story-Building a Home in Thailand (PHOTOS & VIDS)

    I have named this Yes-I-know-the-way-to San Jose syndrome, coined from the Grammy award-winning song titled "Do You Know the Way to San Jose". In Thailand, if you are lost and ask for directions, the...
  23. Re: The Emu story-Building a Home in Thailand (PHOTOS & VIDS)

    Emu--In Thailand, have you ever met someone who admits that they don't know how to do something when they are asked pointblank?
  24. Re: The Emu story-Building a Home in Thailand (PHOTOS & VIDS)

    Lucky Thirawat and wife-- beneficiaries of special Foreign Aid!:laughlong
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    Re: Need advice for shipping

    I saw quite a number of Bangkok-based cargo companies on the internet when I googled the subject. But I wouldn't recommend any since I haven't used their services. However, if you are traveling to...
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    Travelers--Beware of this Scam!

    I thought I should warn you about a scam which travelers are susceptible to. This has not happened to me, but according to my source, someone they know has been victimized. Here it goes:...
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    Re: Happy Birthday Khun Don

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    wishing you a very happy and colorful birthday, khun don!
  28. Re: Bus details from Suvarbabhumi airport to Khao San Rd, Hua Hin & Pattaya

    Very helpful!
  29. News: Re: NRSA proposes new formula for police reshuffle

    Seniority is easiest to quantify. But not resourcefulness and conduct. Theoretically you can make "resourcefulness" and "conduct" less subjective by breaking them down further into more concrete...
  30. Re: Expats in Thailand, Is Your Glass Half Empty or Half Full..

    I was going to make an off-the-cuff reply to JAFO's comment (post#21), but on second thought decided to reread first the whole thread from the beginning, since I had forgotten what exactly it's...
  31. News: Re: Two died, 5 missing in Samui speedboat accident

    My sympathy to the victims and their families.

    My list of "what not to do" in Thailand has just expanded. Apart from not to hire jetski, do a zipline, visit Ko Tao beach, drive during Songkran,...
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    Re: Northern Thailand

    FYI, some posts remain in queue for mods' approval before being posted. And they are usually approved or disapproved by mods, not by Richard.

    I have just approved JAFO's post (see post #4).
  33. Re: COMPETITION: Win PickupThai Podcast's new course for beginners, Creamy Coconut

    To avoid similar incidents in future, may I request that mods be advised that permission to post an advert/announcement has been granted by Richard beforehand. Thanks.
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    Re: Curious, Now What Do I Do? ( Very Long Post)

    I wonder if this is related to some inquiries on cheapest fares to Bangkok? :laughlong
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    Re: Curious, Now What Do I Do? ( Very Long Post)

    To be accurate about it, I merely REFORMATTED your first post, and didn't change anything else. Meaning, I broke the long paragraphs into bite-sized ones to make the material reader-friendly. As I...
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    Re: Curious, Now What Do I Do? ( Very Long Post)

    It's a good habit to describe matters as clearly as possible.Though in the process that might require a lengthy explanation. I also tend to belabor my explanation especially when I deal with...
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    Re: Curious, Now What Do I Do? ( Very Long Post)

    Tiger,

    Or was it because you found his name too long, and he your posts the same? :laughlong
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    Re: Curious, Now What Do I Do? ( Very Long Post)

    Tiger62, the name is Mahindrasarath, not Maharashtra He must have misread your posts the way you misread his name.:laughlong
  39. News Update: Re: Red Bull Chief Surrounded! Warrant sought after fail to show.

    Reminds me of the saying that it is very hard to awaken someone who is not really asleep.
  40. News Update: Re: Red Bull Chief Surrounded! Warrant sought after fail to show.

    I doubt he will ever be found. Not in this lifetime!
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    Re: Asians & Jewellery

    Same case where I live. If you own expensive jewelry, it's not safe to stash it at home. So you store it in a safety deposit box in the bank for safekeeping.Then you need to go to the bank every time...
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    Re: What is it like living in Chachoengsao?

    Andrew, thanks for the epilogue. Maybe you can now change your username to "andrewluvnan". Haha
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    Re: Asians & Jewellery

    Interesting reasons for buying and wearing jewelry. But some people (like me), put on jewels with no investments or insurance in mind. Rather, jewelry pieces are acquired and worm by them simply to...
  44. Re: What is the cheapest round trip flight from your location to Thailand

    I usually get notice from "Bangkok Price Drop Alert" on my email. You can compare hundreds of travel sites at once,like:
    cheaptickets cheapoair
    expedia hipmunc
    hotwire orbitz
    AsapTickets...
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    Re: Getting back to Chat

    Good suggestion! We will inform the old chatters about this plan. And hopefully, we can revive the chat room. Personally, I can log in more frequently by the 3rd week of May. Thanks KFCHugo, Mike,...
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