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  1. Re: Walking ATM Con, accessed by fraudulent ethics.

    Does this include "Try paying for your date's meal twice"?
  2. Visitor Warning: Re: Australian tourist ignores warning sign, injured in fall

    I think that's to prevent aggravating his condition, since at that point most probably the rescuers didn't know yet the full extent of his injury. I once watched an interview with paramedics who said...
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    Re: spanking pro or con

    There’s no spanking in my family. I don't know why but my parents didn't do it to us. And I also have no children to smack. I have nephews and nieces but if their own parents don’t hit them, who am I...
  4. Re: Going To The Mountains for Two Weeks With "Heartwood of the Bodhi Tree"

    I hope you elaborate on this part- not only about our own death but also that of loved ones. Recently I lost a close family member and I realize that sometimes we need more than religious faith to...
  5. Visitor Warning: Re: Australian tourist ignores warning sign, injured in fall

    My orientation as a tourist is safety first, comfort second, and adventure comes last. I know this may make me miss out on some thrills but it's doubly difficult to be unwell when far away from home....
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    Re: The Emu story-Building a Home in Thailand

    In case you want to try planting the seeds--
    http://homeguides.sfgate.com/cassia-fistula-seeds-90048.html
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    Re: The Emu story-Building a Home in Thailand

    This is a very beautiful tree, especially when it is all covered with clusters of yellow flowers and you can hardly see any leaves. I've seen it in 5 Asian countries --Malaysia, Thailand,...
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    News: Re: Over 20 big foreign criminal gangs here

    :laughlong:laughlong
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    Re: My photos and thought process behind the image

    Not at all. As far as I know, it's the Aesthetic Experience (a person's interaction and response to a piece of work, including its visual, literal and expressive qualities) that counts, not HOW that...
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    Re: How I retired at 39 (in beautiful Chiang Mai)

    I'm not sure if I've misunderstood you, but since you seem to fancy motorbikes, I thought you'd have more time for your hobby when you're retired? For example, perhaps you could be (more) active in...
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    News: Re: Over 20 big foreign criminal gangs here

    I hope there are some tips on how to avoid exposing ourselves to such thefts as ordinary tourists.
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    Re: Thought for the day

    Sorry, why the comparison with Haiku? I don't understand. :) (I've attended a Haiku writing workshop.)
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    Re: My photos and thought process behind the image

    So beautiful! I would hang this on the living room!
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    Re: My photos and thought process behind the image

    This is the type of timepiece, preferably a wrist watch, I have been wanting to get especially for travelling. One that shows both the military time and its equivalent. I am not quick to subtract 12...
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    Re: Do you ride a bicycle?

    Riding bicycles is not common where I live. We don't have dedicated bicycle lanes such that to ride one in busy streets would be to put your safety at risk. But I used to ride one in Japan where it's...
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    Re: My photos and thought process behind the image

    I like the color! What is the name of this flower?
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    My Travel Story: Re: Billy and the Fat Boys go to Chiang Mai.....

    Mike, like Rijmond I'd say I am shocked to discover there thrive some homo sapiens who look like movie actors in the wildlife of Doi Inthanon!

    :P
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    Re: The Emu story-Building a Home in Thailand

    OK, if you don't agree with the way she will fix the problem of the kitchen being too high, what do you see as the alternative solution? Maybe she will appreciate your point and aquiesce. Or maybe...
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    Re: Cleanest/dirtiest hotels

    It's also in Amsterdam where someone was obviously trying to open our hotel door at about 2 am. The door was not the electronic type and didnt have a bolt inside. Being both girls we wondered how...
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    Re: The Emu story-Building a Home in Thailand

    Where I live is quite the opposite. People tend to believe foreigners--especially farangs!- more easily than they would locals. Maybe an effect of colonial mentality, which is also not a good thing...
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    Re: Common Core Math in U.S.A. Schools

    I read in another forum where UK mentors teaching in Thailand were saying that Thai students were better in Mathematics compared to UK comparable students. But there were no details on how that...
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    Cleanest/dirtiest hotels

    I agreee with Tokyo and Seoul being on the top 3 with cleanest hotels (can't comment about Warsaw, haven't been there yet). Wow, Bangkok made it, too.

    Any comments on the following lists?


    10...
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    Visitor Warning: Re: One good reason for the beach clean ups!

    I am glad that guy has been arrested. But he did a good job of justifying beyond reasonable doubt the authorities' move to eradicate people like him from tourist areas in Thailand. He's so rude and...
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    My Travel Story: Re: Billy and the Fat Boys go to Chiang Mai.....

    I know what you mean, Susana. I am actually vain and like to adorn myself with jewelry. In the past I used to pack at least one set of decent jewelry--until I travelled to Shenzhen and saw before my...
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    My Travel Story: Re: Billy and the Fat Boys go to Chiang Mai.....

    One thing I like about being a tourist, especially as a nameless one, is you could get away with how you dress---unless, of course, it offends people's sensibilities. But fashion trends could be...
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    My Travel Story: Re: Billy and the Fat Boys go to Chiang Mai.....

    Fileeep, I think it is significant that you're posting this thread from Chiangmai, where you and Mike, minus Billy, are visiting again. Are you, in a way conspiring against poor Billy, who, as the...
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    Re: How I retired at 39 (in beautiful Chiang Mai)

    Maxxy, actually both packages make you a winner. It's just that one is more sumptuous than the other.
    But what you will get is already much more than suficient to support the lifestyle you have...
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    Re: How I retired at 39 (in beautiful Chiang Mai)

    Maxxy,
    Sorry to hear that. Maybe a miscalculation on their part? Hope everything works for the best for you! Wish you well.
  29. Happy birthday, Billy (Sept.2) and Fileeep (Sept.3) !

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qCJSNMqub8g

    To two of my favorite people in this Forum:
    Wishing your birthdays have been full of glee and celebration. But hoping that the joy is large but your...
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    News: Re: 'No room for corruption'

    I agree, "No room for corruption" indeed sounds too ambitious and unrealistic. But I'd give them a chance first to prove what they can do.
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    Re: How I retired at 39 (in beautiful Chiang Mai)

    Speaking of early retirement, I came across this interview with a Filipino Financial Adviser titled "Is it possible to retire young?" He explains how retiring early is made possible, what kinds of...
  32. Re: The perils of trying to make a joke when you don't speak the language

    Why people fail to pick up humor- what an interesting topic! I, myself, have been guilty a lot of times of cracking jokes that seemed so funny to me but only produced blank faces on my audience.
    ...
  33. Re: On Balancing Peas on Forks, Tea Time and Time-Telling

    The anecdotes shared by this Thai lady rang a bell to me, having been in the same shoes many years ago. Me, whose English is my third language, and the kind of English I was familiar with just...
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    Pictures: Re: Jungle Flight revisited

    Hey Mike, we know your reducing plan is working very well, and you have already shed off 5Kg since last month, was it? With 9 months to go before Judgment Day, that's a good start!

    For those who...
  35. Re: Officials To Regulate Damoen Saduak Floating Market

    I also thought the boat ride rates were too much. But luckily-and to my pleasant surprise- the prices of meals and fruits were very reasonable, not really touristy! In fact the fruits (I got pomelo,...
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    News: Re: Shop Offers 100,000 Baht For Rare 10 Baht Coin

    It is interesting to see this thread branching out in multiple directions. But that’s not bad. The central issue is still focused on communication, which is precisely what has triggered this...
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    News: Re: Shop Offers 100,000 Baht For Rare 10 Baht Coin

    Personally I found this story so puzzling that I requested someone to trace the Thai version with a hope that it could provide some clues. Unfortunately it's not available. However, in the process I...
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    Visitor Warning: View Post

    By the way, I find this site very useful for British slangs.

    http://www.peevish.co.uk/slang/b.htm
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    Visitor Warning: View Post

    I first heard this word from my British professor who was advising me what to buy on my first shopping trip. He said for me to get this and that book, etc and what sounded like "broccoli" to me. I...
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    Re: Being Married To A Thai Lady For Forty Years

    Jucifer, you didn't commit a crime. As I've indicated, that kind of sentence could sound tricky ("if one reads it perfunctorily, one may have a wrong interpretation"), especailly to non-native...
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    Re: My photos and thought process behind the image

    Guava, in person, does Palmy look more like farang than Thai? Seems like that to me. Just curious. :-)
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    News: Re: 'Coup should not revive old woes'

    ~Anand Panyarachun

    Quite interesting to hear from someone who was installed as interim PM after a coup. The background:

    ~Wikipedia

    Alas, Anand is too old now-he just turned 82 this...
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    Re: what did I just do OMG

    Thanks for sharing your experiences, Khonrai. I am sure many aspiring foreign teachers will find this thread very informative.
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    News: Re: Shop Offers 100,000 Baht For Rare 10 Baht Coin

    Maybe a case of something getting lost in translation?
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    My Travel Story: Re: Hellfire Pass, Kanchanaburi.

    The rate (2999B) is quite reasonable, considering that it already includes train ride, tour, accommodation, and food for two days. Not trying to compare apples with oranges, I can't help comparing ...
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