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    Re: Mia vs Palijawan(sp)

    The definition posted by guava is the sugar coated version approved for public consumption and I believe has very little basis for where the word came from, how it evolved and what it means today.
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    Re: Understanding textspeak in Thai

    If you plug this term "᪷" (chat language) into Google, you'll get some pages off different thai language only forums (DekD, Kapook, etc) which list some common chat-speak thai.:)

    Originally...
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    Re: Mia vs Palijawan(sp)

    RickThai, I take it from what you typed; "Pohm Mia kon bin Thai", that you're tryin' to say is "my wife is thai". Here's a tip.

    Drop first person pronouns when making a statement in the first...
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    Re: Mia vs Palijawan(sp)

    I think a lot of the mispronunciation arises when we (as non-native adult speakers of thai) ask a born-bred-rice fed thai speaker questions about the language which they as native born speakers are...
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    Re: Mia vs Palijawan(sp)

    Slightly OFF Topic :blush:
    If I have learned anything reviewing thai language schools in bangkok and self studying this language on my own for the last 7+ years it's;

    Every single school and thai...
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    Re: Worried sick about my [Thai] girlfriend

    Well it takes a big person to admit they were a "fool in love" especially on an anonymous internet forum..:laughlong

    With that being said, seeing as you say you have no plans to leave thailand and...
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    Re: Help with translation please!

    That is a poem from a Thai children's book teaching "moral values".

    It's as old as the hills and there are several different versions of it.

    Here's just one example of the kidz book;
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    Re: Mia vs Palijawan(sp)

    Okay, let's put this to bed.

    You're talking about the words;
    Husband;
    (sǎa-mii) - high register (polite)
    (pǔa) - colloquial register (informal).
    They mean the exact same thing...
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    Re: No more visa runs

    RickThai

    I don't know how you were able to glean your statement of "Thailand certainly doesn't seem to want a lot of (thai f-word:banghead:) living here" from what I wrote.

    You know as well as...
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    Video: Re: Tiger Temple in Kanchanaburi

    I think we're just gonna hafta agree to disagree about this..

    Rick, what we ain't talkin' about is ANYTHING to do with zooz in the USA. . . So stop comparing apples to rotten durian.

    They...
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    Video: Re: Tiger Temple in Kanchanaburi

    Sheesh Curt, reading that article was 35+ seconds of my life I'll never get back.:shocked:

    It reads like your typical "sock-puppet", "wanna-b-thai foreigner" wearing their double strength rose...
  12. Visitor Warning: Re: Foreigners stopped, searched and harassed by officials in Bangkok.

    This "stop, search, harass foreigner" fiasco was primarily carried out in the Thonglor Police district (starts just past Asok on Sukhumvit). It really wasn't done too much by Lumpini District.
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    Video: Re: Tiger Temple in Kanchanaburi

    Don't even try to pawn this off as some buddhist thing Rick, because you're barkin' up the wrong tree with that tripe!

    That place has been named and shamed for the total scam it is all the while...
  14. The Low-Down on ED visas for studying Thai

    SORRY IN ADVANCE THIS IS SO LONG!!! Stick with it, especially if you're on an ED visa learning thai...

    There have been some big changes to the education visa and extension process for foreigners...
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    Re: No more visa runs

    The people who have a "Tourist Visa" are not being targeted because they HAVE a visa for thailand.. They are not exiting and re-entering to get an extension of stay, they are doing it to activate...
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    Re: No more visa runs

    RickThai - you have your wires crossed a little bit..:butbut:

    Let's get some terminology straight first (no matter what the powerzs-that-be here call it):blush:;

    A "visa exempt stamp" (called...
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    Re: Tattoo Translation Help

    Please tell me this isn't another one of those;

    I went to thailand on holiday. I fell in love with the country and people so much I decided to get a "kewl thai script tattoo" which neither I or...
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    Pictures: Re: Please Translate a Thai Tattoo

    In hindsight, and due to the fact it was pointed out to me that this was a new poster, I want to apologize for my abrupt, terse, cynical writing style..:shocked::butbut::oops:

    I meant no outright...
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    Pictures: Re: Please Translate a Thai Tattoo

    It says;
    Ե
    You can google for the meanings...

    Now the question that begs to be asked is; Who would have a "kewl thai tattoo" for 20 years and NOT know what the heck it...
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    Re: VISA question

    Normally I'd say Hull doesn't know their elbow from their a**hole, but in this case they were right! :butbut:

    Okay, got it now.

    As long as you enter at least the day BEFORE the "enter before...
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    Re: VISA question

    This is how it works;

    You say you have a triple entry tourist visa.

    Well, look on the visa itself NOT on your permission to stay until stamp.

    The visa will have the terms enter thailand...
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    Re: typing in Thai

    Sidleonard; actually the two obsolete characters , do appear on a thai keyboard. It's the key below the backspace on the right and in engrish types \ |. . .:laughlong

    The only keyboard layout...
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    Re: typing in Thai

    That sentence in thai (called a pangram; Ᾱ), much like "The quick brown fox blah-blah-blah" in english is almost worthless as far as gaining proficiency in touch typing. That's because a LOT of...
  24. Re: Foreigners 'May Soon be Able to do 90-Day Reports at 7-Eleven Stores'

    There is an "emergency 7 day extension of stay" which anyone can apply for IF the reason for their yearly extension changes.. I think deaths are handled with a pretty soft touch (although all my...
  25. Re: Foreigners 'May Soon be Able to do 90-Day Reports at 7-Eleven Stores'

    Both Immigrations Division 5 (Northern Region) and Immigrations Division 6 (Southern Region) are famous for spouting off stuff to garner press time in the media.:butbut:

    However seeing as all the...
  26. Re: Need a copy of my Marriage certificate

    I checked with the guy who is the head of the "Liaison Translation Program" for one of the Police Stations in Bangkok.

    He said you'd need;
    A notarized letter written in thai giving power of...
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    Re: does media influence culture

    What I meant by my "off the cuff" oh-so "broad brush" statement "I doubt this will ever be beaten outta this culture" is;

    In the 10+ years I've lived here surrounded by the thaiz day in-day out,...
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    URGENT: Re: New Visa Rules Explained

    You might notice the date of the interview; Aug 21, 2014 and the first sentence in the article; A seminar on the new immigration regulations was held at the Imperial Mae Ping Hotel in Chiang Mai...
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    URGENT: Re: New Visa Rules Explained

    Well, seeing as the new rule ONLY came into effect on August 29th the comment by "fileep" doesn't make any sense.:wacko:.

    You were NEVER able to get more than a 7 day extension on a visa exempt...
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    19th Book Expo Thailand 2014

    Just wanted to let readers know that the Book Expo will be at Queen Sirikit Convention Center here in Bangkok from the 15th until the 26th of October..
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    It's always a worthwhile thing to...
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    Re: does media influence culture

    You would be hard pressed indeed to find a demographic of people more obsessed with white skin than the thaiz.. It harkens back to the mindset (brainwashing) that "dark skinned" people are poor, work...
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    URGENT: Re: New Visa Rules Explained

    While I realize that each immigration office does things slightly different, there's more than a little "mis-information" in there.

    That In/Out dealy concerning 15/30 day visa exempt stamps as...
  33. Seminar; Thai Bites LIVE "The Road to Fluency"

    I didn't really know where to put this but I wanted you guys to know about it.

    I just found out about this event and think everyone interested in learning Thai should know about it too!

    20227...
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    Re: Worried sick about my girlfriend

    I think the last couple of comments by posters said it best...

    You saw what you wanted see, you heard what you wanted hear and when reality started not matching up with the relationship in your...
  35. Re: Can someone please help me translate this from Thai to English

    I certainly don't mean to rain on your parade or be a naysayer, BUT;

    It would appear that your thai significant other knows you can't read a lick of thai. :butbut:

    Granted, I'm not that...
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    Re: Job 2 Do lyrics

    Ummm actually the lyrics are talking about C/D's of "BOB MARLEY":shocked:, not Bob Murray:wacko:, who ever he is:laughlong

    It is an attempt at a thai reggae song after all.. Those lyrics are...
  37. URGENT: Re: Thailand visa run crackdown could create headaches for expats

    Just read somewhere else, that the border at Aranyaphratet/Poipet is giving ONLY 7 days visa exempt stamps; even if you've never crossed there before..

    Dunno how accurate it is, as i said, just...
  38. URGENT: Re: Thailand visa run crackdown could create headaches for expats

    Sorry to hear about that. It was really a wrench in the gears of progress for you and your now expired Non-B:butbut:. There was no reason your employer couldn't get the work permit issued in time....
  39. URGENT: Re: Thailand visa run crackdown could create headaches for expats

    OFF TOPIC;

    Pretty funny; I gues you're a curt Curt. . .:shocked:

    I wish I had a baht every time some thai used the word ç in reference to how I speak thai. I'd have at least enough to by a...
  40. URGENT: Re: Thailand visa run crackdown could create headaches for expats

    After reading his sour grapes, sob story I posted a comment on his blog.:wacko:

    We'll see if it get's thru it's; "awaiting moderation"...:laughlong

    Unless I'm mistaken there were ONLY two...
  41. URGENT: Re: Thailand visa run crackdown could create headaches for expats

    Marie; I have struggled my entire life with my oh-so marginal people skills.:butbut: In my former life I was sent to more interpersonal skills workshops and team building retreats than I can...
  42. URGENT: Re: Thailand visa run crackdown could create headaches for expats

    "khonrai"

    I'm sorry if it seems like I am "anally picking nits":butbut:, it's just I do have real, extensive experience with all thingz visa related here in the glorious "Land 'O Thaiz", and the...
  43. URGENT: Re: Thailand visa run crackdown could create headaches for expats

    I am not doubting what the real exchange rates for US dollars to thai baht!!

    I am saying that in Bangkok at both Lad Prao and Major Suksuwat the Thai Immigrations officials use 30 to 1 as the...
  44. URGENT: Re: Thailand visa run crackdown could create headaches for expats

    Curt; khonrai's figure would almost be right IF Thai Immigrations in Bangkok used the current dollar to baht exchange rate.

    Sadly, here in Bangkok they don't...:shocked:

    I was out at Lad Prao...
  45. URGENT: Re: Thailand visa run crackdown could create headaches for expats

    The mis-information out there, by allegedly thaiz "in the know" is mind warping!

    Anyone on a year long multi entry visa NO matter the category HAS to exit thailand every 90 days to secure...
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