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

    sorry I've been so slack. Amongst all of my other excuses, the main one is that i have lost connectivity between my phone and computer. I have tried multiple fixes, and finally went with the silliest, a factory reset. I only backed up a few photos to cloud, and lost the rest. Never mind.

    So. yet another funeral. This was a friend of my wife. She was around the same age, but was a victim of the "Lao Khao". The Thai rice whiskey. The village shops break it down into smaller portions for those who can"t afford a bottle. These are sold in ten baht bags.

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    I have already posted on a few funerals, so I'll keep this post short. These two photos show the symbolic dragging of the casket, with all people having a hand on the rope.


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    The end of the walk, with three laps of the crematorium. I finally have gotten to the bottom of the foot washing ritual. All of the attendees who were at the Wat, returned to the house to wash their feet before going home. The water comes from the Wat, and I would suppose is blessed, and washing is supposed to keep people from having to go to another funeral, as in, no more people dying.


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

    We recently had the pleasure of a visit from Mikeheart for a couple of days. We had met previously in Bangkok. Such a lovely guy. We tripped about southern Isaan to a few of the sights, and down the 25km odd to he Chong Sangam Border crossing. We had a wonderful evening there with some of our friends. Mike is such a friendly personality, and has such a reasonable range of Thai, that he chats away with anyone. If he doesn't completely understand the meaning of a Thai roadsign for example, he will ask for it and work the thing out.

    The last day of his stay, we had to spend in Sisaket city to do some family business relating to Soes death. This curtailed our adventures somewhat, but we still had a good time. The local high school had some project on, whereby the students need to interview a foreigner. They ask where you are from, your name, and take a photo. A couple waited outside the restaurant we were at for us to come out to interview us. A funny business. The next lot caught us at the railway station as we were taking a shortcut. I let Mike do this one alone. He took it on with gusto.


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

    Jumped by the school kids, eh? . They used to be frequently found around some of the more famous Wats in Bangkok-always a pleasure to talk to!

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

    If it's not true, don't say it. If it's not yours, don't take it. If it's not right, don't do it.

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

    Emu, you have a large estate! :-) I notice you also have roses. Are they easy to grow?

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

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    I am not a fan of roses Marie. They look quite spindly to me. They grow very slowly, and we have not targeted a specific fertilizer for them. The General Mrs emu is the dictator of the garden beds.

    I have a cheaper camera now. my last good compact was the victim of an ongoing warranty fault, and I accepted the offer of a cheaper new replacement camera. It has an 18 times zoom, which allows the effect of bringing the subjects closer together. I like it.

    The communal bathroom vanity is finished, with significant help from a tiler. Now we have all components for the master bedroom ensuite to have a similar makeover.

    We have bought two farms of rubber trees, which will hopefully assure us of an income for the next twenty five years. They are returning quite well at the moment. The price of rubber is dropping, but I am confident of improvement.
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    Re: The Emu story-Building a Home in Thailand (PHOTOS & VIDS)

    The post preview showed 6 images, but I only see 4 in the post. Anyone?
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    Re: The Emu story-Building a Home in Thailand (PHOTOS & VIDS)

    There are 2 links showing, when clicked they lead to this Forum message "Invalid Attachment specified. If you followed a valid link, please notify the administrator"

    Now, "invalid" can mean they were too big-the Forum software imposes a limit. Not really likely unless you have put those images through a photo editor-either in camera or an internet or computer based one

    Do the 2 missing images finish in ".jpg"? Anything else other than ".gif" would be "invalid" -this includes .RAW or similar
    Check them for .jpg or .gif and try loading them again, emu-I can edit out these 2 posts to try and keep some continuity if you wish.

    What camera have you used for the images? Anything different in the settings for these 2 pictures?

    Have to ask all these questions to eliminate the image being at fault.

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

    I used the attachment manager. But I had problems, uploading, left it a while, and used "restore content" to restart. Never mind. Next post I will repost them. Thanks.
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