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    Quote Originally Posted by Klondyke View Post
    this is not so cheap. And when there are 2 -3 kids in family...
    Surely the youngest two would get hand me downs if they're that poor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klondyke View Post
    One can note that with each school begin there is a full queue at the local pawnshops...
    That's because the school start comes as a surprise so they have not been able to plan for the expense.

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    China has the school uniform thing sorted.
    They are tracksuits (uniform colours),and cheap.
    Comfortable and practical.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lom View Post
    That's because the school start comes as a surprise so they have not been able to plan for the expense.
    What do you mean?

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    ^The sarcasm was not clear to you?


    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    Surely the youngest two would get hand me downs i
    Yeah, surely. I had one older brother and also had 3 progessively older male cousins, so my hand-me-downs were sometimmes 4th hand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lom View Post
    That's because the school start comes as a surprise so they have not been able to plan for the expense.
    That's an arrogant remark deserving a red. Any idea about the Thai families life?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klondyke View Post
    That's an arrogant remark deserving a red. Any idea about the Thai families life?
    Calm down. It's a sarcastic and cynical comment about Thai's infamous habit of not looking ahead and facing each day as it comes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam View Post
    Calm down. It's a sarcastic and cynical comment about Thai's infamous habit of not looking ahead and facing each day as it comes.
    Perhaps you would know how to "look ahead" when majority of village families are with one breadwinner (that being not a man who had run away years ago).

    And perhaps you can give a good advice how to manage the family budget when "looking ahead" when the woman was lucky enough to get a job for 350 Baht a day (what's not always the lucky case)...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buckaroo Banzai View Post
    among other thing they will enjoy delicious dishes of Spaghetti and meatballs
    pastafarian heaven has the beer volcano

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klondyke View Post
    That's an arrogant remark deserving a red.
    Go ahead and do it if you think that will teach me something.

    Quote Originally Posted by Klondyke View Post
    Any idea about the Thai families life?
    Of course, having visited Thailand frequently since 1985 and living here permanently since 2001 has given me some insight about Thai life.
    During this time I've brought up two stepchildren and am currently trying to prepare two grandchildren for their future life.
    The stepchildren are a lost case, they have forgot most of what I've taught them and have become the kind of people that rather
    buys what they need in the more expensive malls than in BigC and therefore there is always to much month left in the end of their salary.
    I have since long stopped subsidizing them directly, instead doing it indirectly by paying school fees and complementary uniform items, hair cuts, etc for their children, my grandchildren, and hoping that the next generation gets a bit smarter..

    Quote Originally Posted by Klondyke View Post
    Perhaps you would know how to "look ahead" when majority of village families are with one breadwinner (that being not a man who had run away years ago).

    And perhaps you can give a good advice how to manage the family budget when "looking ahead" when the woman was lucky enough to get a job for 350 Baht a day (what's not always the lucky case)...
    Does the school uniform cost become a lesser burden if you don't prepare yourself for it? Does the problem go away?

    We have, since I moved here, a spare cooking gas cylinder so that we can switch over immediately when the other one becomes empty.
    Klondyke, can you guess how many cylinders gets delivered each time the missus order new gas? 1 or 2?

    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam View Post
    Calm down. It's a sarcastic and cynical comment about Thai's infamous habit of not looking ahead and facing each day as it comes.
    Yepp, I have learned to accept their "today world" but can sometimes not refrain from making fun of it.
    May the bridges I burn light my way

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    Surely the youngest two would get hand me downs if they're that poor.
    They legally change their names as to match the ones embroidered on the shirts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lom View Post
    During this time I've brought up two stepchildren and am currently trying to prepare two grandchildren for their future life.
    You are surely having a lot of experience in a family supported by a falang. Quite a different way in a family seeing a falang only in Houlywud films, isn't it?

    Have you planned for your family "an ahead" budget with daily income 350 Baht? (BTW, how much the missus pays for the gas cylinder?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi View Post
    They legally change their names as to match the ones embroidered on the shirts.
    And the class number I believe

    The scout/guide uniforms are a huge joke. Every Wednesday at my school, and I can't see the reason. In 7 months one day we did a 5km hike along the Nan river and through some plantations. It was good fun, but thats once in 7 months, hardly justifies a uniform, rope, funky walking stick. The war paint was well worth it though, a few heads turned seeing a big farang in their field with war paint.
    Oh, and no, I'm not one of the teachers that wears the scout uniform to school.

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