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    Re: Body Mass Index (BMI)

    Not sure how good this website is, however I have used its Asian BMI calculator before:

    http://aadi.joslin.org/content/bmi-calculator
  2. Thread: Impulsive Shopping

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    Re: Impulsive Shopping

    I think if one plans their said impulsive shopping carefully, it can work out to be savings in d long run. I for one tend to buy things on discount which r not on my list. That said, I only do that...
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    Re: A Bangkok Tuk-Tuk driver

    Yes during cny of 2008. We wanted to go chinatown from wat pho but was insisted dat it was closed for cny. But we went ahead on our own as we knew from TAT dat there would be a big cny street fair....
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    Re: Why do Thai ladies mostly look so young?

    What a good idea susana! I will try dat d next time!

    55 khronrai dats so funny but true. Although I will say 60yo thai women stay looking like 60 lol.

    Susana I dun quite get d part about...
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    Re: Why do Thai ladies mostly look so young?

    hmm, that's true. I notice on the few times we went out together that they often use umbrellas. N their skin is so smooth that it puts me to shame 555.

    oh yes, they ARE very petite!
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    Why do Thai ladies mostly look so young?

    Hi there,

    I have two Thai friends. Both I found out are in their late 30s but they both look like they are in their mid 20s! One of them in fact can pass off easily as 21YO! How do they do that?...
  7. Thread: Thank You :)

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    My Travel Story: Thank You :)

    Thank you everyone who in one way or another had helped my friend and me to keep safe during our recent trip. We had the most wonderful time, without meeting with any protests whatsoever. We spent...
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    Re: Train Travel at a Different Station

    Probably we should just delete my original post. Will dat be possible? Thx
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    Re: Train Travel at a Different Station

    Oh dat was based on d old news circulated some time ago ;)
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    Re: Protesters close Sek Loso concert

    When I first read this on twitter, my first thought is:

    This is a charity concert.
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    Visitor Warning: Re: Reds attack Chiang Mai protesters

    Frankly speaking I have a feeling that this year's rally is going to end up worse than 2010's (hope not please).

    It seems like our return leg of the journey from Laos (Chiangmai to Singapore) is...
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    Train Travel at a Different Station

    Hi,

    My frd and I recently got ourselves train tickets to Nongkhai from Hualamphong, but because Hualamphong Station will be closed down for the political rally, we are checking with the agent who...
  13. News: Re: PDRC targets 20 major sites for January 13 mass demonstrations

    Hi curt, I think I found bang sue on the northeastern line mow. Apparently some older schedules haven't got it.

    Based on your link, I have to get to praya thai in order to get to bang sue. In...
  14. Thread: Visiting Thailand

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    Re: Visiting Thailand

    Plans to take a taxi to authaya station from the airport on the evening of 13th Jan using the same ticket that was orginally supposed for hualamphong. Hope the authaya train will still be running.
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  15. News: Re: PDRC targets 20 major sites for January 13 mass demonstrations

    Curt, good luck for your appointment.

    I can't find those names on the northeastern train line schedule. Authaya seems like the closest railway station from BKK after Hualamphong.
  16. News: Re: PDRC targets 20 major sites for January 13 mass demonstrations

    frankly, curt, I think i have had enough now with the way bkk is run.

    i dun even know now how or even whether i can get from bkk airport to the said samsen, or where it is. initially i tot of...
  17. News: Re: PDRC targets 20 major sites for January 13 mass demonstrations

    :( just sent an email to cancel train ticket. not sure if we can get anything back.

    the two pairs of 1st class sleeper tickets cost us a total of about AUD110. not exactly a crazy sum, but the...
  18. News: Re: PDRC targets 20 major sites for January 13 mass demonstrations

    n didn't suthep say just days ago that they will not close down railway station?

    won't be surprised anymore if they close down the airport too in days to come, althought they say they won't.
  19. Thread: Visiting Thailand

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    Re: Visiting Thailand

    Oh dear, that doesn't sound good.

    I usually buy the insurance at the point of the air tix, but this time my frd and I were unsure how helpful the insurance bought with the air tix can be in...
  20. Thread: Visiting Thailand

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    Re: Visiting Thailand

    we haven't bought travel insurance yet, but we will do so. i think i will give myself a few days to see how things go. can't think more at this stage. brain dead haha. can't head south either because...
  21. Sticky: Visitor Warning: Re: Everything You Need to Know About the Bangkok Shutdown

    I'm not worried about the return leg of our journey as it will be from Chiangmai to our home country. Yeah, I think you are right. Things seem to be getting out of hand in BKK now.
  22. Sticky: Visitor Warning: Re: Everything You Need to Know About the Bangkok Shutdown

    But what do they mean by closing intersections?
  23. Thread: Visiting Thailand

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    Re: Visiting Thailand

    Thanks Fileeep, your trip sounds really interesting. I have not been to Pattaya since 2001 and never been to Hua Hin, and it might have been a really good opportunity but we already have...
  24. Sticky: Visitor Warning: Re: Everything You Need to Know About the Bangkok Shutdown

    Hi Khun Don, I notice from your link that the intersections at Hualamphong and Yaowarat will be shut down. Can we still get to our guesthouse in Phahurat area? And how about catching a train from...
  25. Thread: Visiting Thailand

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    Re: Visiting Thailand

    Fileep im curious to know how u plan to bypass bkk. Do u mean u will still arrive at bkk airport on 13th jan but then head off immediately on a train to d provinces? Or would u schange d air tix...
  26. Thread: Visiting Thailand

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    Re: Visiting Thailand

    Looks like d guys r the more chilled out ones 555.

    As my frd was saying, it's her 1st time to thailand n all she wants to do is relax. It is now everything but.
  27. News: Re: PDRC denies shutting subway and sky train services

    We will be in phahurat area. But as u said, there is the red shirt counter rally. That is my main worry too.

    Had planned to visit brahmin shrine downtown on 14th too. But looks like not possible...
  28. News: Re: PDRC denies shutting subway and sky train services

    All I can say at this point is that all I feel like doing after these worse and worst news is just to cancel the whole trip and never step foot in Thailand again. Sorry, but having to worry about and...
  29. Thread: Visiting Thailand

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    Re: Visiting Thailand

    :) David, I omit to mention that we have booked train tix out of BKK and we need to inform the agent which guesthouse to send the tickets to. That is another concern on our mind!
  30. Thread: Visiting Thailand

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    Re: Visiting Thailand

    I'm currently thinking over two possibilities, and am hoping to hear what people here have to say. My frd has never been to Thailand, hence the responsibility of making the best possible choice now...
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    Re: Visiting Thailand

    just read Richard's latest tweet that the shutdown will be due on Monday the 13th January - the very day we are scheduled to enter BKK *face palm*

    Our train out of BKK will not be due til the...
  32. Thread: Visiting Thailand

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    Re: Visiting Thailand

    Many thanks billy. I'm holding my breath for after the 2nd of January. ..

    Meanwhile u have the most enjoyable n safest holiday.
  33. Thread: Visiting Thailand

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    Re: Visiting Thailand

    Hey khonrai thanks for this bit of info! I have outdated/bad info! Ur update will certainly come in very handy... my frd n I have to do this leg later on january but it looks like we r running too...
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    Re: Visiting Thailand

    :) r u into cultural festivals? If u r comfortable with going to northern thailand, chiangmai/chiangrai have their king mengrai (the founder of lanna kingdom) festival n the annual flower festival...
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    Re: A happy new year 2014

    U too Kelwts! =D

    ps: people typically put this under English Non-Related section, but mai pen rai... (^^)
  36. Thread: Visiting Thailand

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    Re: Visiting Thailand

    Thanks billy dat will be most helpful!
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    Re: Visiting Thailand

    Our biggest challenge is thus the inevitable one-day transit in bkk: first, figuring out where best to go after getting down at bkk airport. 2nd, to figure out how to still be able to catch the...
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    Re: Visiting Thailand

    Thanks khonrai. I think I wasn't being very clear just now. It's going to be my frd's first time while I have been there several times esp in bkk. The whole problem is dat we alrdy have our train tix...
  39. Thread: Visiting Thailand

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    Re: Visiting Thailand

    I agree with david about $50 per day if u r not into luxurious hotels n will do public transport as converse to private chauffeurs all d time. That is d budget I have worked out for my frd who is...
  40. Event Update: Re: Stay away from rally sites-things have got very nasty.

    ahhhh... I see.... thanks David...
  41. Event Update: Re: Stay away from rally sites-things have got very nasty.

    I notice that there is an area bordered by purple lines. Does that purple outline mean anything at all in relation to the rally? Or should I only be paying attention to the parts highlighted in red?
  42. Event Update: Re: Stay away from rally sites-things have got very nasty.

    I just had a look at the updated rally map. Noticed that there is a human figure icon at Hualamphong. I understand from the descriptions that the red means to stay off. However, does the human icon...
  43. Event Update: Re: Stay away from rally sites-things have got very nasty.

    I sure hope your words are the mandate this time Curt!
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    For Thailand and the People of Thailand

    The year 2013 which we are so familiar with is now drawing to a close. While I am not Thai nor a resident of Thailand, it makes me so sad, so so sad, to see a country I have grown to love so much in...
  45. Event Update: Re: Stay away from rally sites-things have got very nasty.

    Hi, I have tried to search the whole map but can't seem to locate whether the Phahurat area and the Hualamphong Train Station is within the rally sites? Can someone familiar with BKK please advise?...
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