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    Small Town Life

    Sometimes I forget what a small town Korat is. After all, it's fairly spread out and has lots of big shopping venues and some awful traffic.

    Last night I was tutoring my two private students when their gorgeous 18 YO cousin, who lives next door, stopped by. I included her in on the conversation. I saw she was wearing a Swensens uniform so made a remark on her employment.

    "Yes," she said. "When are you coming to Swensens again? Last time you had a 'Sticky Gooey Fantasy' and you were reading 'Baan Lae Suan' magazine. I was surprised you can read Thai." (I can't, but the pictures are nice.)

    Now, this was at least two months ago. How can she remember such detail? What I ate? What I was reading? Methinks a visit to Swensens is in order for today....

    Then again, it is a small town.

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    buad hai, i don't think you can really class Korat as a small town when it has a population of 147,437.

    My town has 1 shopping centre (which has a supermarket and 8 other shops in the complex) and a population of around 6,000 people.

    I usually cannot walk one block without having to talk to someone I know. It's the sort of place that the next morning people say to you 'how was dinner at the pub last night? You car was parked there a long time!)
    News is what someone, somewhere is trying to suppress - everything else is just advertising.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buad hai View Post
    Sometimes I forget what a small town Korat is. After all, it's fairly spread out and has lots of big shopping venues and some awful traffic.

    Last night I was tutoring my two private students when their gorgeous 18 YO cousin, who lives next door, stopped by. I included her in on the conversation. I saw she was wearing a Swensens uniform so made a remark on her employment.

    "Yes," she said. "When are you coming to Swensens again? Last time you had a 'Sticky Gooey Fantasy' and you were reading 'Baan Lae Suan' magazine. I was surprised you can read Thai." (I can't, but the pictures are nice.)

    Now, this was at least two months ago. How can she remember such detail? What I ate? What I was reading? Methinks a visit to Swensens is in order for today....

    Then again, it is a small town.
    she just happened to stop by?

    she just happened remember eveything about you from 2 months ago?

    she wants to know when you are coming back??

    FFS - run man run! Mrs BH will kill you!

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    BH can understand what you mean, same in Khon Kaen even though big population can go to the golf and one of the female caddies will say " Oh seen you in Big C the other day or saw you in one of the felang bars in town when passing", it is like a small town at times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly
    FFS - run man run! Mrs BH will kill you!
    Pardon me, I just fell off my chair roaring with laughter. Thanks! (Can't green you just now but you deserve a dozen!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by buad hai
    Then again, it is a small town.
    it's mianoi time, you lucky bastard

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    Quote Originally Posted by MeMock View Post
    buad hai, i don't think you can really class Korat as a small town when it has a population of 147,437.

    My town has 1 shopping centre (which has a supermarket and 8 other shops in the complex) and a population of around 6,000 people.

    I usually cannot walk one block without having to talk to someone I know. It's the sort of place that the next morning people say to you 'how was dinner at the pub last night? You car was parked there a long time!)
    yes but what would be the population of farang?? 200 ?

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    What - in Korat?

    It would have to be way higher then that wouldn't it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MeMock
    My town has 1 shopping centre (which has a supermarket and 8 other shops in the complex) and a population of around 6,000 people.
    That's what's known as a village.

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    in england perhaps, in australia we don't have villages, just towns and cities.

    whats funny is that we are a regional centre so have all the govt departments, banks, businesses etc as the closest town in our state (over 1,000 people) is Broome which is a fraction over 1,000kms away.

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    With Thai families being fairly large it would be suicide to even think such naughty thoughts! And to top it off it's Thais past time to gossip!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly
    Last time you had a 'Sticky Gooey Fantasy'
    Did she remember what you ate as well ?

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    What we as Farang's need to remember is that while the population of the particular town or city we stay in is large, the farang population can be quite small meaning that you tend to stand out and are instantly recognisable!

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    Tell her you want another sticky gooey fantasy only this time she should provide it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly
    yes but what would be the population of farang?? 200 ?
    I think that in the province there are well over 2000 farang. At least that's what one Immigration officer gave us as a top-of-the-head guesstimate.

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    ^ BH, do all those Vietnam vets still congregate for beer breakfast in that Chinese hotel restaurant? I was there about eight years ago. They looked pretty old then. Sorry, can't remember the hotel name.

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    You know, Jet, I haven't been out to a bar (except for one) for breakfast, lunch, dinner or drinks in over a year.

    The Vietnam vets actually moved over to the Pasinee restaurant a few years back. The place they used to meet was the VFW restaurant in the hotel you're thinking of.

    I believe the VFW is mostly inactive now due to internal bickering.

    There has been some controversy about the owner of the Pasinee, so I don't know if anyone goes there or not.

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    ^ Thanks for that. I just remember the scene, with them all sitting there with their beers when I came down for breakkie. Very insular group.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texpat View Post
    Tell her you want another sticky gooey fantasy only this time she should provide it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jet Gorgon
    I just remember the scene, with them all sitting there with their beers
    Yeah, most of them start around 10 AM. I drink, but I like to hold off at least until dusk. I kind of got tired of being teased about having plain soda with my kabob....

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    photos please

    Quote Originally Posted by buad hai
    gorgeous 18 YO cousin

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    Quote Originally Posted by baldrick
    photos please
    Not a chance, you old pervert. This is a mere child we're talking about....

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    You must be attractive, that's why she remembers you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thetyim View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly
    Last time you had a 'Sticky Gooey Fantasy'
    Did she remember what you ate as well ?

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