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    Yes, it's true.

    Yes, it's true.
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    The former one is due to economic necessity,...

    The former one is due to economic necessity, Betti. Cherry, for instance, enjoyed Farang food during the one-week long Paris conference she attended. However, she will take Thai food with her to that...
  3. Thread: Marriage

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    :offtopic: here too... I can't really see...

    :offtopic: here too...


    I can't really see them as offensive, Richard. I guess this may be part of the problem, if others do see it like that. What I write is how I feel about it. In this case,...
  4. Thread: Marriage

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    Yes, it is, FaranginPetch... sometimes I'm...

    Yes, it is, FaranginPetch... sometimes I'm surprised how long this forum has been going.

    Also, yes, I am a trained investigator - scientists are sometimes referred to by that word. :)...
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    Same here, Jerome, except it was a plastic barrel...

    Same here, Jerome, except it was a plastic barrel for me. And it was a bit more private, so I didn't have to bother with the sarong, lol.

    Is your family in Isaan? That's where I did it like this....
  6. Thread: Marriage

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    It's the details, Watson, the details!

    Hate to rain on the parade, but Delawang's post is dated almost three years back. Kevsky just resurrected this ancient thread yesterday. It's not the first time something like this happened... ...
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    As a scientist, I share the concern of the...

    As a scientist, I share the concern of the prominent environmentalist quoted in the original article. Prime forests are untouched, undeveloped ecosystems, and as such, they are part of a rare,...
  8. I've never been to Hong-Kong actually; thanks for...

    I've never been to Hong-Kong actually; thanks for the info! Seems to be a nicer place that I thought it to be. :)


    Yes, the avatar is based on my Thai nick, glad you like it. ;) Made it...
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    To say the least, lol! There are foreigners who...

    To say the least, lol! There are foreigners who earn Thai wages (much less than any of the previously mentioned figures) and they are just fine. Like you said, Richard, it all depends on location and...
  10. lol, I had the same thought, Betti. I guess, to...

    lol, I had the same thought, Betti. I guess, to us, it's the largest city of the region, but Chiang Mai is sleepy, when compared to Singapore and Hong Kong.
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    Mike, I got lucky: it's very similar to my real...

    Mike, I got lucky: it's very similar to my real name, and its meaning is flattering. :D
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    Yeah Steve, I saw that comment on your blog too....

    Yeah Steve, I saw that comment on your blog too. I was just as surprised, because I can't imagine how anyone can read that sorta thing into your blog. But I've also been misunderstood more times than...
  13. Thread: First Thread

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    Rather than twisting Thai to suit Farang names, I...

    Rather than twisting Thai to suit Farang names, I found it easier to adopt a Thai name instead. My friends appreciate it too. ;)
  14. Yeah Richard, ain't that crazy? The Night...

    Yeah Richard, ain't that crazy?

    The Night Safari is one place I'm not going to see here. Not only due to this blatant rip-off of foreigners for incomplete service, but mainly because of their...
  15. Secret Mission: Farangs rewriting Thai history

    History is a dynamic subject, everyone knows that. Facts can change overnight, with a sudden shift of the political winds. But did you guys know about a secret mission of the Farangs at Pattaya Mail...
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    Topic of the Week: I don't think everyone is racist by default....

    I don't think everyone is racist by default. Everyone has discriminative thoughts, but being racist is much more than that.

    Steve, I too think that many Farang think too much into what they see...
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    I say, this was measure was long overdue!!! ...

    I say, this was measure was long overdue!!!

    Rcalaimo, I don't see the connection here... the Sondhi-organized demonstrations are a fairly new thing, but this measure is just the continuation of...
  18. Every cloud has a silver lining, after all...

    Every cloud has a silver lining, after all...
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    This warning must be right next to "Avoid...

    This warning must be right next to "Avoid purchasing food from street vendors as their hygienic standards don't meet US-FDA specifications." and other 'useful' advice. :)
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    I know what you mean - you won't see me at the...

    I know what you mean - you won't see me at the picketlines anytime soon either! :)

    Guava didn't go there with the purpose of demonstrating, either. From what I understand, he was caught up in the...
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    LOL, I'm not going to do that, obviously. I'm...

    LOL, I'm not going to do that, obviously. I'm pretty sure that Phaulkon didn't risk his skin with the hopes of becoming Siam's prime minister either. I'm merely using a historical example to point...
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    I feel the same way, Guava; it's pretty cool when...

    I feel the same way, Guava; it's pretty cool when we can learn something new about our favorite subject. :) And it came in a quite unexpected way too!

    Khun Don, thanks for the links. This...
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    Where there is a will, there is a way.

    I know what you mean, Trangam. I think our brains are wired in a way that everyone has this 'block' in some aspects of life. For instance, I'm OK with languages, but I have difficulty with math.
    ...
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    One man's description of Thailand's people may...

    One man's description of Thailand's people may look totally different from that of another. More specifically, the description of how Thais react to a foreigner speaking Thai entirely depends on the...
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    Hi Khan, long time no see! :) I like classical...

    Hi Khan, long time no see! :)

    I like classical Thai instruments too, especially ranad ek. I plan to do a webpage dedicated to some of these, but until then here is a link you may find interesting....
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    A special case: if you wish to give alms in the...

    A special case: if you wish to give alms in the morning, you can call the attention of the monks with 'ni mon khrab', regardless of age. :)
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    Time to learn some Thai history.

    Guava, these are really interesting experiences, thanks for sharing them with us. If nothing else, you got some unique memories, a nice change from the boring "I-went-to-Thailand-and-saw-the-Grand...
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    No kidding! Seems like when Farang tourists see...

    No kidding! Seems like when Farang tourists see the apparent lack of traffic laws here, they go overboard and do crazy things they wouldn't do at home. Just the other day I was almost hit by a bike...
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    Lol, don't worry, mon ami - I leave no witnesses....

    Lol, don't worry, mon ami - I leave no witnesses. ;)

    You got a cool pic there, bro. Where was it taken? Is that Anuttara with you? Hmmm... :D
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    Tomorrow's news: the execution ceremony. The two...

    Tomorrow's news: the execution ceremony. The two guys are gonna be tied to a sacrificial altar on top of a wooden podium on the beach, surrounded by hundreds of lit torches. Thaksin, wearing a...
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    It takes about 6-7 hours by car. You can also go...

    It takes about 6-7 hours by car. You can also go there by bus from the Arcade bus station, or take the train.
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    Richard: I see your point, it certainly makes the...

    Richard: I see your point, it certainly makes the place seem safer, with all the fuss now. For how long, it remains to be seen though. Once the story goes off the main pages and the next scandal...
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    For what? It's all relative. iGotNoTime's point...

    For what? It's all relative. iGotNoTime's point was that nine bucks (360Bt) is too much when compared to the CD's original price, even with shipping included. And I agree with him.

    OTOH, American...
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    I agree, but only in the context of pop/rap...

    I agree, but only in the context of pop/rap music. I found it funny the first time I watched a video from Thaitanium. Those wannabe rappers tried soo hard to imitate the American bad guys, but came...
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    lol, really? :D Maybe I should have my icon more...

    lol, really? :D Maybe I should have my icon more stand out, hmm?

    Anyway, I don't see many more new pics of users. Are we shy or what? :p
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    Great observation, Steve! :) I've seen much the...

    Great observation, Steve! :) I've seen much the same, with just one exception. With two guys and a girl riding the motorcycle, sometimes the girl may prefer sitting behind her boyfriend, hugging...
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    I don't think so. This phrase does have cultural...

    I don't think so. This phrase does have cultural connotations, one of them being silent disapproval. Similar to the English "Fine!", if it's said in a certain tone.
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    Same thing happened with me, KhunChin. Stuck in...

    Same thing happened with me, KhunChin. Stuck in Udon in the night, with no buses to go to Nong Khai. But rather than staying there, I just found a motorcycle ride. Wasn't easy, as it was raining and...
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    VIP justice

    A few thoughts to ponder about:

    Had the victim been a local woman - say, the wife of another fisherman - would law enforcment have been mobilized to such an extent? Would the perpetrators have...
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    Yes, I also found it helpful - takes out much of...

    Yes, I also found it helpful - takes out much of the guesswork from reading words written in Thai! :)

    One small disadvantage that I discovered is that in some cases, standard Thai grammar is...
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    Welcome to the forums! :) Did you hear this in...

    Welcome to the forums! :)

    Did you hear this in a song? It means "Breathe in, breathe out".
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    There is an enourmous gap of mistrust and...

    There is an enourmous gap of mistrust and aversion between Farang men and Thai men. English media in Thailand has the power to bridge this gap. Unfortunately, statements like "Thai men are...
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    I can only second what Richard said, David. These...

    I can only second what Richard said, David. These must be difficult times for you, and if we can help you in any way to get through this, we will.

    I'm very sorry about this, but there is hope...
  44. Thread: Thai Midi?

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    Whoa Stacker, that keyboard is awesome! I didn't...

    Whoa Stacker, that keyboard is awesome! I didn't know you are also into keyboarding. I'm a big fan of Korg keyboards, they are some of the best on the market, and this one is as close to pro as few...
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    A forum member game

    Let's test how well you know your fellow forum members! Can you guess their identity based on their age and their pictures? Click here, and scroll immediately all the way to the right, so that only...
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