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    Re: The Emu story-Building a Home in Thailand (PHOTOS & VIDS)

    We have had a tragedy in the village on the evening of Ork Pansa. The end of the Buddhist lent.
    There is a large water storage pond in the centre north side. It is about 100 metres square, and I am not sure of the depth. Two young guys set out in a "gullamung", which is a tub that they use to mix cement, to collect lotus buds for the ceremonies. One wanted to jump in, but the other, who was a non swimmer, tried to stop him. The vessel capsized.
    The non swimmer cried to his friend to help, but he could barely save himself. Reports are that the poor guy held his hand above water as long as he could before drowning, hoping for a save.

    We went down to check how the search party was doing, and still two hours later had not recovered the body, so we went home. They would not allow more than the four searchers in the water, for fear of another victim. This whole pond is covered in lotus plants, and this hindered progress.

    Another hour, and the Sisaket rescue crew came past our house, and shortly after, the body was retrieved. My wife went along to view the body, but I didn't. For some reason that I don't get, they keep the bodies of the deceased out until everyone has a look.

    Yesterday and today, the lane beside the pond at his families house is blocked with marquees for the funeral.


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    Re: The Emu story-Building a Home in Thailand (PHOTOS & VIDS)

    Awful.

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    Re: The Emu story-Building a Home in Thailand (PHOTOS & VIDS)

    A decade ago, I was told that most Thais couldn't swim. And also not many schools taught swimming to their students. I wonder if that still holds true?

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    Re: The Emu story-Building a Home in Thailand (PHOTOS & VIDS)

    Quote Originally Posted by Marie View Post
    A decade ago, I was told that most Thais couldn't swim. And also not many schools taught swimming to their students. I wonder if that still holds true?
    I was told the same thing.

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    Re: The Emu story-Building a Home in Thailand (PHOTOS & VIDS)

    I was told, too, that most Thais couldn't swim. Mr X, whose family home was right on the river before they were displaced by a bridge, said they threw him into the water when he was a baby (not exactly what age) so he would know how to fend for himself. He said it was standard practice. That, however, was in the last century, but not quite a hundred years.

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    Re: The Emu story-Building a Home in Thailand (PHOTOS & VIDS)

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    Lucky me, I have a photo up. I seem to have endless problems posting. But, it is what it is. One of our farms is 15 km away, and I go to check both on the bike every morning. Normally 6.30, or 7am.
    We have a lot of rain at the moment, so the cutting is haphazard, and I like to have the overall progress of everything in my mind.
    As well, the ride in the cool of the morning is great. Through the villages is a slalom dodging the layabout dogs on the road. predicting their course is a challenge I don't welcome.
    This particular time, I stopped to take a photo of the bridge, and the school bus just happened to come along.
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    Re: The Emu story-Building a Home in Thailand (PHOTOS & VIDS)

    This time the photo is displaying OK when clicking on the link-which has to be progress!

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