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    My Travel Story: Re: Billy and the Fat Boys go to Chiang Mai.....

    Thank you, Khun Don. That was interesting reading. Maybe the "Fat Boys" will keep us updated on Mimi. Hint, hint . . . . .
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    Re: Tim goes to Laos

    Great pics, Tim. And I finally signed up for twitter!
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    Re: Do you believe in Karma?

    I believe in karma, cause and effect, and reaping what we sow. It's a law of physics, is it not?

    I am not convinced that the timing is a set thing, however. But then, I'm neither a physicist nor...
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    Re: The long view of Indonesia's death row

    The maid's story is not a new one. She is either a very good storyteller or a very good liar.

    I will admit that I am always quick to believe the story of a naive person being manipulated by...
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    My Travel Story: Re: Billy and the Fat Boys go to Chiang Mai.....

    Wasn't Mimi's story told here once before? Does anyone know how to resurrect it?

    I could only find the story of her foster mother in post #62. However the link seems to be no longer valid.
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    Re: Apsara mulls hike for Angkor Wat tickets

    My thoughts exactly.

    I don't have statistics, but I imagine a good portion of western tourists are like myself, people who need to plan carefully and set aside money for a special trip. If they...
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    Re: Apsara mulls hike for Angkor Wat tickets

    Maybe they have heard about Thailand's recent price hike for some tourist destinations. I'm not convinced it will work out well for either country, but then I'm just one of those people who needs to...
  8. News: Re: Thai Junta to Issue New Law Banning Begging

    hmmm. . . 2nd time today.
  9. News: Re: Thai Junta to Issue New Law Banning Begging

    "beggars who escapefrom shelter homes . . ." I hope this is just a poor translation.

    Anyway, I think curing the problem may be more complicated that what they think it will be.
  10. News: Re: Durian farmers and traders warned of prison term if sell unripe durians to custom

    I've been growing the small ''super sweet" tomatoes which are very prolific and good for snacking. I usually have so many that I'm able to can some for soup in the winter. I have some other larger...
  11. News: Re: Durian farmers and traders warned of prison term if sell unripe durians to custom

    So true, Khun Don. I mentioned to someone about how green beans don't taste the same, and learned that I am not the only one who feels that way. However, for two years I planted Dutch dragon tongue...
  12. News: Re: Durian farmers and traders warned of prison term if sell unripe durians to custom

    Oops! Posted twice.
  13. News: Re: Durian farmers and traders warned of prison term if sell unripe durians to custom

    I was wondering all these things (mentioned above) while reading the article.

    I dream of living where I can walk to an organic market and purchase fresh tropical fruit and vegetables year round....
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    Becoming "a little less white"

    I'm not sure I ever felt completely caucasian, but that's another topic. Still, when I married a Thai, and moved to Thailand and lived with his family, I began to feel more Thai. This fused identity...
  15. Thread: Brain teasers

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    Re: Brain teasers

    I guess it is simple after all. I just found out that 90 is the correct answer. Sorry folks, since several others came up with a different answer (72?, I think) I thought it must be much more...
  16. Thread: Brain teasers

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    Re: Brain teasers

    This one looks so simple that even I should be able to figure it out, however, two specific answers seem to dominate what others are reporting. I've not tried it. I have better things to do than...
  17. Thread: Brain teasers

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    Re: Brain teasers

    Quote of the day: "Too much reasoning cause mental disorder." :cry:

    Remind you of anything?
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    Marie, I'm glad you figured this out. My friend did not come back to facebook and say...
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    Re: Brain teasers

    I'm not sure what he meant by "skewing his way of thinking". I'll ask his mom if she can explain. Maybe it is what trangam said above, but of course I really don't know.
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    Re: Brain teasers

    One of the comments on facebook was that the way the problem was written "skewed your way of thinking about it". This person's son did complete the exercise correctly and "without peeking" by use of...
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    Re: Brain teasers

    This has started making the rounds on facebook. My cousin/friend whom I accuse of working NYT crosswords in ink couldn't figure it out.

    One of my teacher friends says she attended a Singaporean...
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    Re: Simply Picture Posts - No Particular Context

    A misty mountain morning . . .

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    Re: Brain teasers

    I've not yet looked at the answer. I should probably at least take time to think seriously about the problem first. Then I'll look. As soon as I get around to it.:wacko:
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    Re: Brain teasers

    Way above my head! I would not have recognized it as a math problem had you not said so.
  24. News: Re: US nominates new ambassador to Thailand after six-month vacancy

    Here is a bit more about him:
    http://cogitasia.com/the-leaderboard-glyn-davies/


    I see there is also a British politician named Glyn Davies.
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    My Travel Story: Re: Billy and the Fat Boys go to Chiang Mai.....

    I like Billy's red polish. I'd like to remind all of you that while you're in Thailand you should check out sterling silver toe rings.
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    Re: The Emu story-Building a Home in Thailand

    I had never thought about the affect of the bright lights and sounds on a person who has won even a small amount. It's an interesting thought. I suppose it could make you feel really special?

    I...
  27. News: Re: Thailand Building Ties Closer to Home to Counter Western Criticism

    Allowing too much influence from any country or countries is very scary. I am hoping the Thai leaders will not let things get that far. I don't think they would intentionally, but accepting too much...
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    Re: Songs About Happiness

    https://www.youtube.com/embed/PhMIF0fi9pU
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    Re: Songs About Happiness

    It's time to stop being so serious, ya'll!

    I loved the "Oogum Boogum" song by Brenton Wood back in the olden days of high school. It always gave me a good feeling, so naturally I was reminded of...
  30. News: Re: Thailand Building Ties Closer to Home to Counter Western Criticism

    "As for Russia, the military anywhere in the world is more about respecting might than right, Prayut is no doubt hoping the oligarchs will move in with their money and boost the economy."

    And then...
  31. News: Re: Thailand Building Ties Closer to Home to Counter Western Criticism

    This may be a "we'll show them" tactic, but as Prayuth himself said about a different situation, "they are not looking at the big picture".

    To give another example, it's like breaking up with one...
  32. Re: On My Next Trip to Thailand I also want to spend a week in ....

    I believe you can find posts on other member's trips to Laos and Cambodia. Maybe you can get inspiration from their reports.
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    Sticky: Re: New Members Please Introduce Yourself Here

    Welcome to the forum Ochek, Ronbn, and others. I hope you will read, ask questions and otherwise participate in the discussions here.
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    Re: Your special birth day color

    Well said Marie. Not all shades of a color are necessarily suitable, and I think we inately have the ability to choose the shades most suited to us.

    I like to wear most, but not all, shades of...
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    Re: Your special birth day color

    Since it's no fun unless you share, I'll get started with my own day and colors for success, etc..

    I was born on a Friday, and my birthday colors are:

    My color for "success" is pink.

    For...
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    Re: Your special birth day color

    Now that you know which day you were born on, here is the link to tell you your colors:

    http://methika.com/2011/01/the-favourable-colors-for-you-according-to-your-day-of-birth/
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    Your special birth day color

    I'm quite sure this topic came up before, but since I can't find the original thread I'm taking the easy route by starting a new one.

    Recent news of Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn's birthday and...
  38. Event Update: Re: How Does Lifting of Martial Law Affect Tourists Coming to Thailand?

    I'd not really thought about it until now, but I suppose casual tourists will hear about the lifting of martial law and think, "Oh good, Thailand is back to normal." Some other folks who are a bit...
  39. Re: Expats in Thailand, Is Your Glass Half Empty or Half Full..

    Mrs. Emu is a wise woman. :)
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    Re: download apps for ipad

    Mulana, can you tell us where you saw this app?
  41. Re: Expats in Thailand, Is Your Glass Half Empty or Half Full..

    I definitely agree, Marie. It is just as you describe. I had friends who lived in the same house as their in laws, unmarried sister & brother in laws, married in laws, etc. A typical extended family....
  42. Re: Expats in Thailand, Is Your Glass Half Empty or Half Full..

    On my first day of Teacher's Training at AUA, during break, a woman my age approached me and introduced herself. She had heard me say I lived in Thonburi and that my husband was Thai, so we had that...
  43. Re: what do you think about someone is mocking how others looks ???

    Hold your head up and keep walking.
  44. News: Re: An expert predicts Bangkok will be partly submerged in the next 30 years

    I was told many years ago that the reason Bangkok had no buildings over 3 stories tall was because of this same problem. Then suddenly it was considered safe to build high rises. What gives?:confused:
  45. News: Re: Thailandís Seafood Industry Tainted by Human Trafficking Report

    I hope they are serious about this. I have been paying attention to this subject for quite a while now and heard another talk about it on NPR yesterday. This particular talk was about the fishing...
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