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    Re: My photos and thought process behind the image

    Thanks, Khun Don. I've certainly had enough practice trying!
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    Re: My photos and thought process behind the image

    I can't say there is much in the way of technique or even thought process other than "Aw, c'mon. cooperate, why don't you?" Anyway, I finally got a picture of a hummer, minus his little wings. They...
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    Re: Kardashians in Thailand?

    They are a family on a television reality show.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keeping_Up_with_the_Kardashians
  4. Bangkok's best craft studios & workshops to get in touch with your creative self

    From BK Magazine

    This might be just what you need to fill in the gap between work & visiting with the in laws, a little 'self' time! Or, if you are a tourist this might be just the type thing you...
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    Re: How Hot Do You Like Your Thai Food?

    That's a good article, David. Here is some more information on the history of peppers and their introduction to Asia:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chili_pepper

    I have grown grapow/holy basil...
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    Re: How Hot Do You Like Your Thai Food?

    I have long thought, based on legend, that hot peppers and spices retard spoilage. However, I've not been able to find any scientific evidence to back up this theory.
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    Re: In Bangkok now looking for teaching position

    Facebook?
  8. Re: Phra Buddha Chinnarat temple fair January 2015

    All I can find is that it 'occurs' (begins?) on the 6th day of the waxing moon of the third lunar month. I realize you probably already know this much, but thought I would post it just in case . . . ...
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    Re: In Bangkok now looking for teaching position

    YY, no fast link to permanent residency for foreign spouses has been my major complaint (just about only complaint) for a long time. I have sometimes wondered if the government thinks they can...
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    Re: Western buddhist monks.

    Here is a photo & website for Wat Carolina in Bolivia, North Carolina, USA:

    http://www.wat-carolina.com/

    I don't know whether or not they have western monks. Maybe some others can share photos...
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    Re: What was your first car?

    My daughter has one on her smart phone (or whatever that thing is). We make fun of her pronunciation and I get aggravated with her sending me waay further than necessary! At home I usually just...
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    Re: What was your first car?

    Thank goodness for GPS systems (which I don't have) and driving directions gotten off the internet! I wonder how many relationships they have saved?
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    Re: How Hot Do You Like Your Thai Food?

    Moo grapow is one of my favorite dishes, and one of the few things I can eat at full strength. I think one of the reasons is the blend of heat & basil tempered by the rice which makes it bearable to...
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    Visitor Warning: Re: What to do when you see a child beggar.

    I've told this story before, so my apologies to anyone who actually remembers it!

    When I was living in Bangkok there was a story in The Bangkok Post about a lady who left her child in the care of...
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    Re: 100 Carabao Songs in English

    Back Home Again by John Denver ~ This is the song I thought of, but maybe it was the power of suggestion? I'm not sure it starts off exactly the same, and the Carabao song is a bit faster, but I...
  16. Three Must-Read Cookbooks for Bangkok Foodies

    There will always be traditional Thai food, or at least I hope so, but there seems to be more and more young chefs putting their own spin on the traditional.

    This comes from BK magazine. The...
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    Re: How Hot Do You Like Your Thai Food?

    Ahh, one of those trees! Mystery solved. Thanks.
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    Re: How Hot Do You Like Your Thai Food?

    David, I'm intrigued with the idea of peppers growing on a tree. I've googled and can't find any information, other than a California pepper tree, which I wouldn't think is what you were referring...
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    Re: The Emu story-Building a Home in Thailand

    There is definitely something to be said for meeting one's needs on their own. I never became rich in my business, but I did keep food on the table and even paid off my home well before the scheduled...
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    Re: The Emu story-Building a Home in Thailand

    I'm glad for him too. Talented people need to be rewarded financially as well as with praise.
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    Re: The Emu story-Building a Home in Thailand

    Wow, I had no idea. I guess the best policy is to do your research before taking on such an important task.
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    Re: The Emu story-Building a Home in Thailand

    For practical everyday usage, varnish is probably much more practical.
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    Re: Happy birthday, Mikeheart!!

    Happy Birthday, Mikeheart! Have a wonderful celebration to kick start an even more wonderful year!
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    Re: The Emu story-Building a Home in Thailand

    I really like the table and the bench. I would like to see a set finished with linseed oil, which soaks into the wood leaving a very natural look while protecting the wood.
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    Re: Being Married To A Thai Lady For Forty Years

    Nor is it a problem exclusively among women. In my opinion it can be a tool of childish manipulation.
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    Re: Being Married To A Thai Lady For Forty Years

    Never mind, 'spoke' too soon!
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    Re: Italian teachers

    That's too bad, gnazi71. I hope someone will see your posts and have some constructive advice for you. Please stick around.
  28. News: Re: Thailand's New Overstay Penalties Officially Announced Today

    RickThai, I think you might agree with me that women married to Thai men should have some consideration also.:)
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    News: Re: Graft buster rules Yingluck guilty

    Thanks, RickThai. I really tried to find confirmation of the higher figure but could not. What I did find was reports of how much they have spent on vacations, but of course I also found information...
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    Re: Being Married To A Thai Lady For Forty Years

    Thanks Khun Don, I tried to download that very same paper this morning, but had to answer a few questions. What a coincidence! I finally gave up, but when I returned home this evening there was an...
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    Re: Being Married To A Thai Lady For Forty Years

    RE: Khonrai's post

    I never saw that, but remember, in the old days women in Thailand exposed their breasts. One time we were driving through the countryside on our way back from the beach and we...
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    Re: Italian teachers

    Do you really want to teach Italian, or are you thinking it is the best way for you to make a living there?
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    Re: Being Married To A Thai Lady For Forty Years

    Well said, Khun Don. In my scenario the lady would then say "What do you think about . . . . . .?"

    I don't think I am alone when I say that I like to feel we are making the decision together and...
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    News: Re: Graft buster rules Yingluck guilty

    Net worth 11.8 million, according to this:


    http://www.therichest.com/celebnetworth/politician/president/barack-obama-net-worth/
  35. Famous existential question soon to be answered

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    Please don't share that last thought with a Suthep supporter!
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    Sticky: Re: New Members Please Introduce Yourself Here

    Welcome, gill76 and colejkeene. There is a section here in the forums on Learning Thai where you are sure to meet others interested in learning and keeping up with what they have already learned. I...
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    Here is a picture and other information:
    http://www.tripsthailand.com/places_government_house.php
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    Re: Children of a lost generation

    This is really sad. I have known a few people who raised their grandchildren, or were raised by grandparents and it's never an ideal situation. Sometimes we don't have a choice. I understand that so...
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    News: Re: Graft buster rules Yingluck guilty

    Unmarried spouse?
  41. Re: Trains: Lady carriage service to begin Aug 1

    This is a good service for those who prefer it, but I hope the authorities don't see this measure as being in lieu of proper security outside of this particular carriage.
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    Re: Anatman - Not- Self

    You give very good explanations, showing that you have put a lot of thought into your readings. Thank you for sharing.
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    Re: Foraging in Thailand with Robin Harford

    That book looks like a good field guide to carry along.

    I thought puff balls were poisonous. Shows how much I know! I heard about a class on shitake production and if it is offered next winter I...
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    Re: Foraging in Thailand with Robin Harford

    My grandparents, who lived down the hill from where I live now, and other people of their generation, always picked blackberries, creasy greens, dandelions, poke, etc. They also knew about herbs and...
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    Foraging in Thailand with Robin Harford

    A while back I was googling for information on some wild plant or other and came across a website on foraging in the UK. http://www.eatweeds.co.uk/about ~ which led me to signing up for emails, which...
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