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    Re: Ur fav Thai book written in English?

    I have both. The book is better by far. The movie leaves out a lot and the characters are not developed as well as in the book. I still enjoyed the movie which I watched several years later.
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    Re: Ur fav Thai book written in English?

    I liked "The Judgement" ('ӾԾҡ') by Thai writer Chart Korpjitti. it's also a movie
    (Thai title: ѡ), a bit dark but good insight into a hidden side of village life

    Synopsis: Fak leaves...
  3. Thread: Unraveling Women

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    Re: Unraveling Women

    @ Marie. Sorry if I sidetracked the way the discussion was going. I just started reading the thread and Paul's post rang true for me personally.
    Yes, it is well known that women tend to be more...
  4. Thread: Unraveling Women

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    Re: Unraveling Women

    I agree pretty much with most of what you said in your post. When I was dating once again at your age (40ish) I had no tolerance for women playing games. Maybe I was too old for that. I am not sure...
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    Re: Is Kreng Jai unique only to Thai culture?

    In my opinion, as a common cultural trait I only encountered it in Thailand. However, it is a feeling not unknown to me personally living in the US and having grown up in Germany but only happens...
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    Re: Omg, lol, ♥-Electronic expressions

    how do I type ♥ I copied and pasted it since I didn't know how thnx

    I prefer thnx over thx. It's a left-over from my years with the airlines. To keep teletype messages short we had to use...
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    Re: how do you know this web-site ????

    I think I was searching about something related to Thailand. Forgot what.
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    Re: Perama cruise boat sinks off Komodo, Indonesia

    Betti, so sorry you had to go through this horrible, scary experience.
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    My Travel Story: Re: Sorry Thailand- Too jaded

    Maybe we were lucky or just being naive. During the three years we lived in Thailand we never had a bad experience except getting overcharged by a taxi driver in Bangkok on our first ever taxi ride....
  10. Thread: Batty About Bats

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    My Travel Story: Re: Batty About Bats

    I read it, too. The photos don't really do it justice. Yes, It was quite an experience. Seemed like millions, probably more thousands like he wrote.
  11. Thread: Batty About Bats

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    My Travel Story: Re: Batty About Bats

    We had a more fun experience with bats. Just outside of Nakhon Sawan are a series of bat caves. Every evening at the same time millions and millions of bats emerge and fly in large swarms across the...
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    Re: How To Improve Your English

    I forgot to mention that now you can watch most popular American TV shows on-line. Just google the three US networks: watch NBC, watch CBS and watch ABC.
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    Re: How To Improve Your English

    When I first came to the US my 9 years of school English did not help me much when trying to follow and participate in conversations. I was good in grammar and spelling and still today my wife who is...
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    Re: Pood thai mai krab?

    Marie: For some reason I don't have the same experience with my significant other. She makes a lot of mistakes in German. Some I ignore, others I correct and often we are having fun with it when I...
  15. Thread: Our village

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    Re: Our village

    too late to edit my previous post: it probably was Macha Bucha day.
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    Re: Our village

    Peyan, glad you like the thread.

    Here some more: I don't remember the special holiday. It was in the first few months of the year. After the chanting two people were singing and dancing telling...
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    Re: Our village

    Please, explain. I don't know what you are referring to.
  18. Thread: versus ѹ

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    Re: versus ѹ

    During Peace Corps training the Thai teachers tought the women in our group to use ԩѹ . I guess they wanted them to err on the polite side. They soon found out that ѹ was the common form as has...
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    Sticky: Re: New Members Please Introduce Yourself Here

    Hi Ole, welcome at the forum. Wow, my wife and I homestayed in Nalao and trained in U-thong also. Our host was Boonching. She cooks and sells food every day at the main road across the wat. Your...
  20. Thread: Our village

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    Re: Our village

    Here is the invitation to Aon's wedding, explanation of the ceremony and video in earlier posts.
    Translation:
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    Re: Our village

    Here is what Aon told us about the wedding:

    We received an e-mail from her in April: "Also, just want to share you a good news. My boyfriend already bring his family to my house to make a marriage...
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    Re: Our village

    The people in the video are not David's relatives. They are our "family" we lived with for 3 months. I don't know what their ethnic background is. Grandpa (around 70, light blue shorts, about 8...
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    Re: Our village

    My thoughts also. I got Aon's permission to share it but I eliminated the Sinsod ceremony which happened at the very end. I felt this was something personal. We also wanted to protect Aon's family...
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    Re: Our village

    A Buddhist Wedding
    Our niece Aon just got married in the village a few weeks ago. Yesterday we received a DVD with a video. I edited it to make it shorter leaving out much of the Pali chanting, long...
  25. Thread: Curious Question

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    Re: Curious Question

    I tried a second time and this time it went through :oops:
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    Re: Curious Question

    ignore
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    Re: Bangkok girl documentary 2005

    You might be interested in this review in "Hubpages":BANGKOK GIRL
    The film "Bangkok Girl", was featured on the CBC Canadian Television program "The Lens" in November of 2005. The film is the story...
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    Re: OK, another Palmy thread!

    Thanks for posting this. Love her music, for me a new discovery.
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    Re: Our village

    Monk Ordination:
    We did not witness the cutting of the hair, only the parade through the village ending up at the wat.
    1. A band was leading the procession
    2. The new monk being carried by friends...
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    Re: Our village

    Glad you like the posts and - I don't get offended that easily. I am sure there are a few "bad apples" in our village, too. But they wouldn't go around in groups of seven and ask for donations for...
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    Re: Our village

    Farang farang:
    Wherever we went we always drew the young childrens attention. They had never seen any farangs before. There were only 4 farangs in the village, Carol and I staying with Boonchings...
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    Re: Our village

    Come on Paul, that's ridiculous. This is a small village where everybody knows everybody else. We knew several women in that picture. They were having fun.
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    Re: Our village

    OK, Marie, you suggested I post a few more pictures about our live in the village. Here is part 2.

    The week before songkran our Peace Corps group, 30 of us, got together in the nearby city,...
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    Sticky: Re: New Members Please Introduce Yourself Here

    Welcome to the forum. Have you considered volunteering with the US Peace Corps? That's how my wife and I ended up in Thailand. You will experience rural life first-hand during the 3 months of...
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    Re: New Year Resolution, Anyone? :)

    My New Year resolution is not to make any New Year resolution. i never keep them and this way I don't have to beat myself up for not keeping any New Year resolution. It also takes less effort not to...
  36. News: Re: Half of the tourists coming to Thailand have been Russians!

    I am confused. If there is any visa required it would be issued by a Thai consulate or embassy. Does a Russian need permission from his/her own government?
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    Re: learn to type thai

    ʴ س ʺ´ ? sawadee khun sabaidee mai
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    Re: Chao Praya River Movie

    I've bought several DVD's and VCD's from ethaicd online and was very happy with their service. The Chao Phraya River movie I watched however after downloading the 10 parts from YouTube. Good movie...
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    Competition: Re: Win a Thai Talking Alarm Clock

    count me in
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    Re: Gossip about my husband!

    hahaha I could list a few similar items about my wife but they are nobodies business. She is my love and soul mate. :party:
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    Re: The Thai way of romance...

    Still somewhat off topic, I totally agree with you. I and my ex stayed in an unhappy marriage for 14 out of 18 years until the bitter end. On her part it was because of our three children and trying...
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    Re: wheelchair accessible in Thailand?

    Khun-Don - you answered too fast so I couldn't edit :banghead:

    A little more detail about Chiangmai:

    Sunday Market: it should be easy to navigate since it is on the main street and many side...
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    Re: wheelchair accessible in Thailand?

    I agree. Wat Po might be OK if one is willing to skip going into the buildings. It's still pretty impressive. King's Palace maybe.

    Chiangmai Sunday market, area around Tapae gate and Tapae road,...
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    Re: wheelchair accessible in Thailand?

    We just don't have Asian squat muscles :D
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    Re: wheelchair accessible Thailand?

    For me it's not cultural at all. I am older, overweight and find it difficult to squat so I just sat down on it. :clap: I found out about the 2 types of toilets on our frequent trips BKK-CM.
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