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  1. Re: Hardliner tries to reform Thailandís Buddhist monks behaving badly

    I once sat directly across a monk on a flight from Karachi to Bangkok. When the in-flight Duty Free cart passed by on the isle that separates us, it got stuck. Why, because the monk purchased a...
  2. Re: Should you take off your shoes before entering shops?

    I've even seen Thai men use step-in shoes -understandably because of the convenience factor. I know men from other countries also use step-in shoes but the ones I've seen used by Thai men rather...
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    Re: A rabbit walks into a pub...

    You raised a very interesting point.

    I am not sure if you really don't "have much of a sense of humor", as you claim. It could only be a case that the "comedies" that you have watched do not...
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    Re: A rabbit walks into a pub...

    I didn't get it either. Classic example of 'cross cultural differences' in humor- a joke is hard to be understood by people who are not familiar with the special circumstances or terms being...
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    My Travel Story: Re: Billy and the Fat Boys go to Chiang Mai.....

    Congrats, Tim! To which in particular do you attribute this continuous weight loss-- diet, exercise , change in life style perhaps? And don't you feel a little weak?
  6. Re: Cheap tuk-tuk service to be launched in Phuket Town

    How ‚‚ā¨œ !!!!:laughlong
  7. Re: Cost of Attending a Technical School in Thailand

    RickThai,

    I am not sure if I could ever do what your SIL is doing if I were in her shoes. Let's just say that as a mother she's trying to love her son unconditionally. So, that makes it easier to...
  8. Re: Tips for Applying as a Teacher in a Thai School

    Did you know that punctuation could save lives?
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    :laughlong
  9. Re: Should you take off your shoes before entering shops?

    I confess I worry a bit about losing my shoes outside whenever I take them off. Last time I traveled to Thailand I was wearing a special pair which was recommended by a podiatrist. They're great...
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    Re: Divorce Settlement in Thailand

    I had also discovered that yesterday, but I thought it still didn't mean much. It's just like posting a puzzle in the Brain Teasers thread and never caring to return to follow it up. LOL
    (Paging...
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    Re: All that glitters-Lacquer Exhibition

    Catchy title!
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    Re: Divorce Settlement in Thailand

    I believe in being tough with Trolls of any types and mercilessly slaying them. They are nuisance and should be considered as online terrorists. If you think about it, every new member is a potential...
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    Re: Divorce Settlement in Thailand

    Truth is, I was ready to keep my silence after Khonrai admitted that he To me that explains his earlier response which I found odd.

    But for the last time let me state in a clearer way what...
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    News: Re: 4.6 earthquake hits Phang-nga sea

    I'd suggest to leave it alone. Sometimes your job gets too laborious. Readers will get the essence of the message, anyway. If they don't, I hereby encourage them to ask.
  15. Re: Cost of Attending a Technical School in Thailand

    And perhaps require him to meet certain standards- similar to terms and conditions in some scholarship grants. Not as strict but fairly reasonable.
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    Re: Divorce Settlement in Thailand

    I also agree with those thoughts.

    However, either I am dense or insensitive but I find nothing on the OP's only post that would suggest that he's in that predicament! As far as I can see, he...
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    Re: Divorce Settlement in Thailand

    I found a concrete example from another forum about division of property.
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    Re: Divorce Settlement in Thailand

    The impression I got is that the OP merely wanted to be familiar with the legal issues about property ownership when marrying in Thailand. Some Thai forums are abuzz with stories on farang husbands...
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    News: Re: 4.6 earthquake hits Phang-nga sea

    ‚‚‚¨Ňď <--- glitch again?
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    Re: Divorce Settlement in Thailand

    I think the OP is just being realistic. And I don't take that against him. We all know that marriage usually starts from LOVE, but then somewhere along the line things change--and not because there...
  21. Re: Should you take off your shoes before entering shops?

    Having to remove your shoes when entering a shop is no big deal to me. I just observe the rest and follow them. When travelling to Thailand, I make it a point to use footwear that's easy to remove...
  22. Thread: Thai Folk Tales

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    Re: Thai Folk Tales

    RickThai, I initially found your tales well-written and delightful. But someone mentioned about copyright issues. As I have mentioned to the other mods, personally I don't know the legal intricacies...
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    My Travel Story: Re: Billy and the Fat Boys go to Chiang Mai.....

    Unknown to many, Billy had prepared well for his first photo op showing him on the weighing scales. He had his pedicure done and meticulously chose pretty bright red for his nail polish.

    When a...
  24. Thread: Brain teasers

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    Re: Brain teasers

    I have a male colleague who only buys white socks of same brand- to simplify life he says. :laughlong
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    Re: Brain teasers

    F is correct, Trangam!
  26. Thread: Brain teasers

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    Re: Brain teasers

    Ans: 40 socks.

    If he takes out 38 socks, although it is very unlikely, it is possible they could all be blue and red. To make 100 percent certain that he also has a pair of black socks he must...
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    Re: The long view of Indonesia's death row

    Indonesia: Reprieve due to Aquino plea; credit-grabbing in full swing
    4:41 AM Phl time| Thursday, April 30th, 2015

    Mary Jane Veloso got a reprieve from facing a firing squad on an Indonesian...
  28. Re: More Taxi Drivers Suspended for Refusing Passengers

    The gravest concern I had with a taxi driver in Bangkok recently was about wreckless driving. He thought he was flying a jet plane, and totally ignored our plea for him to slow down a bit. He was...
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    Re: The long view of Indonesia's death row

    I watched the interview with Sergio on TV. She asserted that she's innocent of all allegations against her. She did not 'surrender' like many news reports declared, but she voluntarily turned herself...
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    Re: Do you believe in Karma?

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    Tilapia is very tasty, but unfortunately quite bony. A few years back I had a pan-fried one for dinner with tamarind/nampla dip. But since I was in a hurry and the place was...
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    My Travel Story: Re: Billy and the Fat Boys go to Chiang Mai.....

    Tim, this article makes mention again of a British officer who stood prominently in the hallmark of history about the construction of the famous Bridge in Thailand.



    If you remember, Toosey is...
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    My Travel Story: Re: Billy and the Fat Boys go to Chiang Mai.....

    Good thing is nobody got a bill with a name "Fat Boy".
  33. News: Re: Migrant Workers Instructed to Wear ID Wristbands

    Hmm, I won't be surpised if fake bracelets will now be sold surreptiously for a hefty sum.
  34. Thread: Brain teasers

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    Re: Brain teasers

    PUZZLE 17-WHAT LETTER COMES

    A B C D E F G H


    What letter comes three to the right of the letter that comes immediately to the left of the letter that comes three to the right of the letter...
  35. Thread: Brain teasers

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    PUZZLE 16- PAIR OF BLACK SOCKS

    A man has 53 socks in his drawer: 21 identical blue, 15 identical black and 17 identical red. The lights are fused and he is completely in the dark. How many socks...
  36. Thread: Brain teasers

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    Re: Brain teasers

    Sorry for the glitches. Hope they get sorted soon.

    We are now ready for the next puzzle, though we still welcome comments on the previous ones. RickThai, thanks for the way you presented the...
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    Re: Apsara mulls hike for Angkor Wat tickets

    Oh no! Not now that I am about to visit there! I would have gone earlier but my cousin who was there during last week of March told me that the heat was scorching at this time.

    When I first read ...
  38. News: Re: Durian farmers and traders warned of prison term if sell unripe durians to custom

    I am not an expert on durians. When buying, I am not sure I can distinguish a ripe from an unripe one from the way it looks while still uncut. So far though, the ones I get always turn out to taste...
  39. Thread: Brain teasers

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    Re: Brain teasers

    Right, he's banned from most hotels. So he just stays in small guesthouses where durian is allowed. In one guesthouse, he meets a woman, the inn keeper, whom he falls in love with and she with...
  40. Thread: Brain teasers

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    Re: Brain teasers

    Hahaha! Could be-or the wife's lover?
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    Re: Brain teasers

    PS- I forgot to say that those special fruits are DURIAN. And since the authorites at his final destination discover that some of the durians are unripe, he is imprisoned....
  42. Thread: Brain teasers

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    Re: Brain teasers

    (I was trying to edit my post # 97 above after I spotted typo errors and to add my own explanation , but I was having some technical problems. )

    Anyway, I would explain it this way.

    Yes, he...
  43. Thread: Brain teasers

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    Re: Brain teasers

    For PUZZLE 14, David got it correct- 25 fruits. .

    Here's the explanation.
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    Re: The Emu story-Building a Home in Thailand

    But you're understood! She's responding! And the way you say "na" --haha, so natural!

    It feels so fulfilling when we try to speak a foreign language and children understand!


    One of my first...
  45. Thread: Brain teasers

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    Re: Brain teasers

    It is 'special fruits'. You are on the right track!

    If in 2 hours there are no more replies I will reveal the solution. I just want the others to give it a try. :party:
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