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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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  16. 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...
  18. 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...
  20. 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...
  21. 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....
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    "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...
  26. 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...
  27. 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...
  28. 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...
  29. Event Update: Re: Tourist visa runs are not dead: Immigration boss

    I feel quite bad because this article is so full of holes and misused terminology that it's almost un-readable.:wacko:

    I know for a fact NOTHING is being done about "border-bouncers" or "runners"...
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    Re: Please Translation ENG-THAİ

    Unfortunately this sounds all too much like a sappy note from a love sick foreigner to his thai significant other:oops:
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    a half baked idea for a "kewl thai script tattoo".:butbut:

    Sadly, no...
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    Re: VISA to US Question

    I just hafta weigh in and say the burden is 100% on the thai to show they have adequate thaiz err, ties to the country they reside in so that the US Embassy thinks they'll leave the US when their...
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    Re: Looking for Farang Woman

    Far be it from me to offer out advice about something of this nature, given my solitary existence:blush:, but. . .

    What about that "Meet-up" site which has Bangkok listed. There're about a billion...
  33. Re: Late teacher, creator of Manee and friends, inspired a generation

    I don't think there's a thai that doesn't know the Manee readers!

    All the books were once available as a "boxed set". I saw one of them at jatujak market in the used book area once but didn't buy...
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    Re: speaking with thai woman

    Ahh, "trangam" there in lies the problem. . .
    There is no thai who speaks the way we foreigners are taught to speak in thai language school. Real thais don't speak thai in a polite manner with its...
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    Re: speaking with thai woman

    Marie; thanx for that. I don't know how much advanced knowledge I have, nor do I know how much if any of my thai came from any natural talent. From inside here looking out; it's been an uphill...
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    Re: online dating question

    Okay, now that we got the conundrum whether IQ equals actual applicable smarts out of the way:laughlong, we can move right along!

    I'm not the only one who found it troublesome that you knew people...
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    Re: speaking with thai woman

    Well, I am 100% American, born, bred 'n corn fed, so I resemble your remark "bassai". I also apologize in advance for hi-jacking this thread!

    Be that as it may; my point was NOT that we as...
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    Re: online dating question

    Unfortunately I've found that "considering yourself super smart" and actually being perceived by others as "super smart" are often "horses of a different color" entirely. .:laughlong

    Far be it...
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    Re: speaking with thai woman

    khonrai; That phrase "I am fine thank you and you.." is a direct translation of "ʺ´ ͺس Ǥس".

    I tried it on 10 thais I didn't know this morning and every one of them parroted that...
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    Re: speaking with thai woman

    To hear "bassai" say; "On a couple of occasions I have been admonished by my teachers to not use certain words I've picked up from my friends as they are slang and not used in polite conversation."...
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    Re: question on translation

    started out as meaning "clear, bright, neat (like websites which were laid out well, or something which was fantastic, great, etc). However now its slang meaning is "cool"..

    That sign pretty...
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    Re: speaking with thai woman

    Good points "khonrai", especially about the abysmal way english is taught to thais via grammer rules instead of by conversation.

    Unless I'm mistaken the english phrase "shut your mouth" managed...
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    Re: 21 Signs You're an Ignorant Tourist

    I thought the Huffington Post article while painting with a broad brush was far better written and more on the mark than that drivel posted:butbut:.

    The link posted reads like a...
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    Re: speaking with thai woman

    Well, br, I wouldn't take the 2 word "phrozen-phraze" and read ANY more into it than it means when a thai says it.:oops:

    There is abso-tively posi-lutely not a single word in that phrase...
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    Re: online dating question

    Unfortunately "khonrai" straddling the line between being " a man spending his money like crazy", "a man who is very tight and refuses to pay" and "a man who is good with money knows when to spend...
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