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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 Analyst titled "Is it possible to return young?" He explains how retiring early is made possible, what kinds of...
  2. 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.
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  3. 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...
  5. 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,...
  6. 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...
  7. 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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    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.
  14. 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 ...
  16. URGENT: Re: MISSING: 2 British Girls (10 & 6). Last seen in Pattaya, Thailand.

    You know what Rick, we may even share the exact sentiment about these 2 points: mother’s great love for her children and 'screwed up judicial systems'.

    I think where we differ is how we REACT...
  17. News: Re: Mass Theft On Train With 'Ladies-Only' Sleeping Car

    Trying to imagine now how a platoon of combat soldiers will execute their commander's marching order "Advance backward"!:laughlong
  18. URGENT: Re: MISSING: 2 British Girls (10 & 6). Last seen in Pattaya, Thailand.

    And my only point is about the part of kidnapping the kids.
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    Re: Being Married To A Thai Lady For Forty Years

    Hi Rick,
    To be fair to you, I thought your statement on Post#39 was clear enough. Though if one reads it perfunctorily, one may have a wrong interpretation.

    My impression with Taiwanese is...
  20. URGENT: Re: MISSING: 2 British Girls (10 & 6). Last seen in Pattaya, Thailand.

    The thing is, we don'r know the real story. But if the situation was reversed, ie, it's the Thai court which decided, and the father kidnapped the kids, you think that's acceptable?




    Sure, I...
  21. News Update: Re: NCPO: Yingluck May Extend Her Stay Abroad

    Today is already Monday. Has YL returmed or has she reneged on her promise?
  22. News: Re: "Foreign Teachers Concern NCPO" - Bangkok Post Print Edition

    These differences in American and English spellings -they used to drive me nuts! I went to American oriented-schools for my basic education and university work, and in UK for graduate studies. While...
  23. News Update: Re: NCPO: Yingluck May Extend Her Stay Abroad

    Today is Sunday, the date of her scheduled return. With these repeated assurances that she will indeed be coming back, she will prove her credibility if she honors her word. It's just a matter of...
  24. News: Re: Don't pack George Orwell, visitors to Thailand told

    This particular tip caught my attention and I investigated on what must have precipitated it. I cannot imagine that they issued 5 suggestions (though only 3 are mentioned in this post), and this...
  25. News Update: Re: NCPO: Yingluck May Extend Her Stay Abroad

    I have stopped reading most news about Thai politics, but saw this. And my guess from the start is she is not coming back unlike what she said.
  26. URGENT: Re: MISSING: 2 British Girls (10 & 6). Last seen in Pattaya, Thailand.

    I don't know if they prefer to go with their mother, but still she should have not taken them like this. It's just not fair to have the father undergo this agonizing experience. If custody was...
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    Re: Being Married To A Thai Lady For Forty Years

    Time is the school in which we learn... ~Delmore Schwartz
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    That is, if one learns.
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    Re: Being Married To A Thai Lady For Forty Years

    LOL I know you're kidding, but fyi that's sexist humor. Personally I am not taking offense, for I happen to be "annoyingly punctual" ( to borrow another member's term.) But no, it's not a female...
  29. Re: Bangkok's best craft studios & workshops to get in touch with your creative self

    Are all the courses in English? (Didn't see that info.)
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    Re: Being Married To A Thai Lady For Forty Years

    I must add that my experience with travel or tour agencies in Bangkok is that they are mostly punctual.
    Maybe it's because they have an 'urbanised' outlook, and the nature of their business...
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    Re: Being Married To A Thai Lady For Forty Years

    My comment will center on this item:


    I think most Asians have problems with punctuality. When we were running international training courses for participants from Asia, Africa, South America,...
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    My Travel Story: Re: Hellfire Pass, Kanchanaburi.

    Mind you, I don't speak this language. :laughlong Too difficult for me. I canít imagine how a certain shoe design can be " Vegetarian friendly". But about the term "increases instability for...
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    Re: How Hot Do You Like Your Thai Food?

    I prefer my Thai food mildly hot. It’s because my palate cannot tolerate fiery-hot dishes. Which is a handicap if you travel in Thailand extensively. Not a serious one, though, if you embrace the...
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    My Travel Story: Re: Hellfire Pass, Kanchanaburi.

    Fil, I am thinking of wearing this pair http://www.shoebuy.com/skechers-shape-ups-s2-lite/426631 Do you think they can withstand the rigors of trekking in that kind of terrain?
    They are equipped...
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    Re: The Emu story-Building a Home in Thailand

    And still much $$$ to be picked from trees? :laughlong
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    Re: My photos and thought process behind the image

    May I know what brand of cleansing cream she uses on her face? It seems effective! LOL
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    Re: Please Translartion ENG-THAİ short words..

    I just got this comment from a member-


    Haha! So apt!
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    Re: Please Translartion ENG-THAİ short words..

    I mean Thai translation.
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    Re: Please Translartion ENG-THAİ short words..

    Hi Poeta,

    We have noticed that your relationship with this Forum has been pretty one-sided for years, which means that you have only been totally "taking" and not 'giving" at all. For a change,...
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    Re: My photos and thought process behind the image

    In my country, apart from candid snapshots, formal graduation photos are pretty much in vogue like wedding pictures. That is, the subjects go to studios, are madeup and coiffed (these sevices are...
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    My Travel Story: Re: Hellfire Pass, Kanchanaburi.

    I have been to Kanchanaburi four times, but always on hurried visits (mostly package tours) and never really had a good opportunity to savor its rich historical worthiness depicted on this thread. I...
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    Re: The Emu story-Building a Home in Thailand

    For some people, psychic rewards are more fulfilling than $$$. :)
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    Re: Happy birthday, Mikeheart!!

    Oh, I didn't make that video, LOL. I was kidding but forgot to indicate so.:laughlong
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    News: Re: Graft buster rules Yingluck guilty

    Ian, if you ask me it's great to have dissenting political opinions in this forum. Yes, it may seem that many members tend to lean on one side, but for the record, this forum does not have ONE...
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    Happy birthday, Mikeheart!!

    Hi Mike,

    On your birthday tomorrow, here's a video especially made for you! Wish you the very best and lots of love on your grand day. Happy birthday, Mike!

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