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  1. Re: Tourists Get Free WiFi at Central Shopping Malls

    confused. all shopping malls have had free ais wifi before, not limited to 60 mins, just had to register with ais for a password valid for a month. I don't remember having to pay for this service.
  2. Re: Bangkok Air only airline to fly to capital of Myanmar

    why the lie???? Thai Air Asia has been flying to Naypyitaw as well as Mandalay for a while now....
  3. Thread: Chat here is fun

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    Re: Chat here is fun

    Good to know I'm not even being missed. makes it easier that I can only log in to the forum or chat once in two weeks or so. (don't know what's wrong, I can even talk on skype, so not simply just...
  4. Re: VISA issues, quitting teaching job but wishing to stay and travel Thailand?

    ask your school to cancel your visa and work permit later. if you had a good relationship, probably they can give you a couple of weeks.
    pls note that when it is cancelled, you need to leave on the...
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    Re: OTC medicines available in Thailand

    just out of curiosity, what are OTC meds in Thailand? I have never bumped into anything that needs a prescription. contraceptives, norethisterone, antidepressants, strong painkillers, any antibiotic,...
  6. Re: Burma marks 1988 pro-democracy uprising anniversary

    everything is ok, apparently the police was out there strong, but the military had come and collected their weapons from the police stations (??) - I didn't see anything, but this is what I heard...
  7. My Travel Story: Re: Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Chiang Dao and Burma 2013 trip.

    I think those check-in rules apply everywhere!
  8. Thread: Hitler Poster

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    Re: Hitler Poster

    definitely do remember Khun Don - it was two blocks from my school.
    at the same time, there was another Christian school in Central Thailand that did the same crap, but got away with it without...
  9. Thread: Hitler Poster

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    I think the point was that many places and people use the image of the Buddha inappropriately, out of ignorance, e.g. in toilet designs. Thais get upset and want to educate us - no problems really, I...
  10. Thread: Hitler Poster

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    Re: Hitler Poster

    it's a really good point that Thais demand absolute respect for their sensitivity regarding certain people and issues, so why they can't do the same towards others' sensitivities? ok, I understand we...
  11. Thread: Hitler Poster

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    Re: Hitler Poster

    I think an important point here is that this had happened multiple times before, with school parades and posters and advertisements. They were all over the news, not just farang news. If people don't...
  12. Re: The Chiang Mai Monorail? A Dream Come True? Looks Like It.

    there are hardly any existing roadways, believe me.... Mae Sot is one, and Mae Sai - Tachileik is the other. the roads are very bad on the other side as far as I know, and the area is closed for...
  13. Re: The Chiang Mai Monorail? A Dream Come True? Looks Like It.

    too bad the map is not very clear. and I do hope that, despite the serious traffic problems, they won't end up building skytrains and pushing half the city into concrete shadows. (it's a horrible...
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    btw, I think what you typed is a 4, not a 5, but can't see the font very clearly.
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    News: Re: New 20-baht banknotes shown

    they seem to be using the Thai numerals for things that are to do with ceremonies or any special occasion, like a poster advertising a temple festival, alms collecting, also seen it on wedding...
  16. News Update: Re: Bangkok-Chiang Mai Train Derails in Phrae Province Critically Injuring at least 5

    I'm sure glad I'm flying to Chiang Mai tomorrow, no train ticket. I take that night train several times a year.... can easily imagine flying out of the berth.
    can't wait for those high-speed...
  17. Thread: Hitler Poster

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    Re: Hitler Poster

    When a similar incident happened at a prathom-mattayom school in Chiang Mai (a Catholic private school at that!), it was easy to subscribe it to ignorance. Very very easy to believe.
    though there...
  18. Thread: Hitler Poster

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    Re: Hitler Poster

    I just don't get it.... how can causing the death of 12 million be interpreted as anything else but a crime against humanity?
    especially considering that had he been able to lay his hands on the...
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    Event Update: Re: Phuket Airport Bus Service starts next Friday-potential violence from taxi driver

    "Some locals were already struggling to make ends meet, he said." I'm heartbroken for them, really. Are there any other places in the world where there is an outright war between taxi drivers and...
  20. Thread: DIY to Ayutthaya

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    Re: DIY to Ayutthaya

    if someone only has 2 hours (wth?), I think the train is out, the local ones that stop there take almost 3 hours from Hualamphong (one way), the vans are faster.
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    Re: Thailand's English skills lowest in SEA

    These are difficult for Thais I think because the two Thai words are the same. For Hungarians, never a problem because their first language also makes the distinction.
    What drives me up the wall is...
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    Re: Thailand's English skills lowest in SEA

    Can't really claim "lowest in SE Asia" if they left out Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Myanmar...
    I would also say not using Latin script also puts Thailand at a disadvantage. It is an obstacle, at some...
  23. Re: Top Thai Police to Hear From EU Ambassadors About Phuket's Tourism, Tuk-Tuk Troub

    "When Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and her Cabinet met on Phuket last year, she made it plain that the Government wanted to obliterate all problems in tourism to maximise income. "

    so how...
  24. News: Re: Number of Dengue Fever Casualties 2013 is Expected to Reach Highest Number ever R

    I've seen a couple of kids at school going down with dengue, don't know, somehow it is always looming, I am very acutely aware of when my fever starts and how high it gets, because if it persisted...
  25. News: Re: Number of Dengue Fever Casualties 2013 is Expected to Reach Highest Number ever R

    I wonder why the increase, is it something with the weather, or some municipalities have suspended fogging, or what?
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    Re: Ministry wants to make Thais taller

    shouldn't the goal be "let's make Thais healthier"? how about banning junk food from school canteens?
    sorry, I do know I think too much..... not sure how I retained my critical thinking skills...
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    News: Re: Egat explains cause of blackout

    funny, I was sure it was related to something going on here (Thailand buys a lot of electricity from Burma as well). we also had an unusually long blackout last night.
    interesting how every last...
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    Re: Knowledge vs Wisdom

    anyone who's never seen tomato in a fruit salad or fruit cake has obviously never been to China :-) they say it's a fruit, because it doesn't need to be cooked, so they use it as a fruit. in...
  29. Visitor Warning: View Post

    for me it was very telling that when I visited in 2009 or so, my guesthouse and the guy I rented the motorbike from both advised me not to go there because it is a scam. I don't think I've ever heard...
  30. My Travel Story: Re: Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Chiang Dao and Burma 2013 trip.

    The Dhammakaya temple is now under the incoming flight path to Don Muang, if you have a right side window seat, it looks especially creepy at night. :-)
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    Re: Criminal Doctors.

    I've had some good (relatively speaking....) experiences with the dentists at Chiang Mai University Dentistry Department's clinic. The only thing I don't sign up for is trainee dentists experimenting...
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    Re: Criminal Doctors.

    There is just an ocean of a difference between just sharing an opinion, telling what I would do personally, stating how I feel..... or stating that others are morons for having a different view of...
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    Re: What happened to the forums

    would it make matters better or worse that in 2 weeks I will be back in Yangon and back to the forums regularly? :-) (now in transit in Makassar airport, gotta go soon.)
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    Re: Happy Birthday Betti!

    I'm ok just was offline for 3 whole weeks, not even mobile signal. going to Ambon in Maluku in an hour or so, then on to Bandaneira tomorrow. flying the same airline that had to ditch a plane on...
  35. Re: Tesco Lotus Launches First Self Service Checkout in Thailand

    in Thailand, corner shops are ok because they don't mark up their prices 50-100% compared to Tesco. in Hungary, all those little shops were out of business because they have to pay so much tax,...
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    Re: Danger of Bag Snatching in Bangkok

    seen those signs too around Silom. made me hop into a taxi with my last 10 weeks' savings from Burma on the way to the bank. and then we were stuck for half an hour. would have preferred to walk....
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    Re: View through my window

    looks like you've taken some spelling lessons from Paul :blush: funny.
    hope it gets sorted soon.
  38. Re: Tesco Lotus Launches First Self Service Checkout in Thailand

    I suspect an experienced checkout assistant is much faster than an amateur trying to scan items. Same goes for petrol pumps. It's not that I am against the practice of self-service, not that I am too...
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    Re: View through my window

    snow again?!?
    hope you're ok.
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    Re: Happy Birthday Betti!

    thanks Billy. flying back from Jakarta to Bangkok on May 12th, I had to buy that ticket to get the damn visa. so, very relaxed now. it is actually kinda easier when I'm on a tight schedule. going to...
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    Re: Happy Birthday Betti!

    Thanks for leaving comments Guava, much appreciated that you took the time. I'm not really into photography recently, I just try to take some pics as they are and share, but not trying anything...
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    Re: Happy Birthday nam phyyng!

    Happy birthday! actually don't see him much around....
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    Re: Happy Birthday Betti!

    btw, here are my photos so far from Tana Toraja in case anyone is interested. maybe some new ideas for Billy, who likes to get ideas from me? :-)
    ...
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    Re: How Dangerous are Bangkok's Tuk Tuks?

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    songkran in 2006
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    Re: New Phuket buses from Phuket Airport

    yepp it was in my mailbox as a thaivisa news alert today.
    incredible.
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