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    The NHS seem to think I'm 'obese' as well. ...

    The NHS seem to think I'm 'obese' as well.

    What really annoyed me when I started this quarantine was that when I filled out the health app I lied about my weight and added a couple of centimeters...
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    So is that a yes or no on the gym then? :) I...

    So is that a yes or no on the gym then? :)


    I hate to say it, but I think Cyrille's nailed it.




    Several things have instigated this.
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    I had the knock on the door at 11am and was...

    I had the knock on the door at 11am and was chaperoned down to the Covid testing station.

    https://teakdoor.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=63530&d=1611117166

    It was the PCR test, one to the...
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    ^ Have one for me snubs... I'm on the wagon just...

    ^ Have one for me snubs... I'm on the wagon just now.
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    You know OhOh, if this confinement has already...

    You know OhOh, if this confinement has already taught me two things about myself...

    I'm slightly more dependent on alcohol than I'm comfortable with.

    And how hard I now find it to read a book....
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    Morning JP! Funny you should ask... I had a...

    Morning JP!

    Funny you should ask...

    I had a LINE message from Miss Nurse last light telling me that between 10:00 and 11:30am I will be picked up and taken for a PCR test. This is Day 5... and...
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    They're not fukkin stockings, they're socks. ...

    They're not fukkin stockings, they're socks.


    I must have made the good behaviour list because today I got my first pudding. I'm sure long term tourists will flock to Thailand once they know...
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    ^ What, was Greggs closed today? Enjoy your...

    ^ What, was Greggs closed today?

    Enjoy your pudding... hope you don't put your back out.


    Don't you all think this is getting a bit childish now? :)
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    I've already asked for a length of rope, but...

    I've already asked for a length of rope, but along with a knife that doesn't seem to be coming either. I don't know why.

    And good plan Baldrick!




    I admit my feet are probably not my best...
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    Second coffee... also steaming hot. Not so...

    Second coffee... also steaming hot.

    Not so very different I feel.

    You say tomato, I say potato.

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    ^ Feet, not foot. I've got two of 'em......

    ^ Feet, not foot.

    I've got two of 'em... before you suggest I do half marathon hops around my room.
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    That I can do! How many are in a set? I've...

    That I can do!

    How many are in a set?

    I've done one get-up and three sit-ups already today. I'm also looking on Lazada for a home gym... JPPR put me on to one and I'm thinking of having it...
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    ^^ I am literally salivating looking at that...

    ^^ I am literally salivating looking at that picture. I was considering issuing my first ever 'red', but as you've also given me a couple of hours of quality food surfing time on the net I guess it...
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    7. Nelson was the Admiral of the fleet. He was...

    7. Nelson was the Admiral of the fleet. He was using the HMS Victory as his flagship and it would have been captained by someone else.

    Who was the guy he wanted a kiss from after he was shot......
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    Beware Klondyke... E-scooter rider given ban...

    Beware Klondyke...

    E-scooter rider given ban for drink-driving on Isle of Wight

    https://teakdoor.com/images/imported/2021/01/451.jpg

    A woman is thought to be the first person in the UK to...
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    Yeah right... that should get the cracks in the...

    Yeah right... that should get the cracks in the bottom of my feet bleeding nicely! :rolleyes:
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    But all said and done, I'm in real trouble...

    But all said and done, I'm in real trouble here...

    Four days in and my carefully rationed whisky looks like this...

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    And I...
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    Good morning guys! Thanks for all the food...

    Good morning guys!

    Thanks for all the food pics... much appreciated. And my feet are feeling a bit better today, thanks for asking.

    As is usual of my life in Thailand, I don't really know...
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    Anyway, I got a bun tonight so bollox to you...

    Anyway, I got a bun tonight so bollox to you people.

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    ^ And WTF is that? It's not me who needs to...

    ^ And WTF is that?

    It's not me who needs to see a doctor.
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    ^^ The only person who goes to Greggs to improve...

    ^^ The only person who goes to Greggs to improve his food pics! :)

    McDonalds, Greggs... it does look good but think of your health guys.

    My feet may be a bit manky just now but they'll be OK in...
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    ^ You don't appreciate the planning that went...

    ^ You don't appreciate the planning that went into this Looper... once I procured a room with a balcony I subsequently requested a south facing balcony, direct to the receptionist.

    Without a...
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    ^^ Wanker! :) Tell me when you're gonna eat......

    ^^ Wanker! :)

    Tell me when you're gonna eat... I've got a picture of my other foot coming up.

    ^ I can do all of that apart from the salt.
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    ^ Yeah but he was trained. I don't fancy...

    ^ Yeah but he was trained.

    I don't fancy trying it with Miss Nurse sending me cartoon pics on LINE.


    ^^ I haven't tried anything cos I haven't got anything with me!

    It's really frustrating...
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    ^^ I have to do a lot of things for meself these...

    ^^ I have to do a lot of things for meself these days so I guess it'll be self amputate.

    Miss Nurse is on to it and I'm expecting a tube of Eucerine cream at some point, although I've learnt that...
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    ^ When I had my Covid test a few days ago in...

    ^ When I had my Covid test a few days ago in Sweden I asked the doc just this question.

    He said that current thinking is that vaccination will vastly reduce the infectious period (if you've been...
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    ^^^^ Yeah, the foot's got worse since I took that...

    ^^^^ Yeah, the foot's got worse since I took that pic yesterday... but Miss Nurse is on to it. I'll see what happens but I guess a foot massage will be out of the question.

    HW, my very first meal...
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    Well, thanks for the tips guys. I seem to be...

    Well, thanks for the tips guys.

    I seem to be all out of Vaseline! :)

    The only suitable stuff in my bathroom kit is a tub of liquid soap and a tub of shampoo. I'm not sure they'll be any good.
    ...
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    How come she's got a bottle of champagne in her...

    How come she's got a bottle of champagne in her ASQ? And a bunch of bananas! That's not fair!





    KW, I do appreciate your concern as to my health, but I'm not running half marathons just...
  30. ^ Yeah, that's the ones. The males or...

    ^ Yeah, that's the ones.

    The males or females, I forget which, have a strong distinctive flavour and are also used in the jungle curries.
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    ^ I was only curious. I have no problem doing...

    ^ I was only curious.

    I have no problem doing the quarantine, but the money paid out for the meals given doesn't seem to equate. Someone is doing very well out of this.


    But anyway... I have...
  32. I guess living in Isaan you get so used to being...

    I guess living in Isaan you get so used to being given this stuff that it doesn't feel like 'weird' any more.

    I'm regularly given these little twists of boiled and fried pigs intestine to snack on...
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    I've spent many years regularly working in Norway...

    I've spent many years regularly working in Norway and have many good Norwegian friends and many good memories of the place.

    I think it's easy to criticise somewhere, safe in the knowledge you have...
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    ^ So would I... given the chance. But I'm...

    ^ So would I... given the chance.

    But I'm sticking with the American breakfast, albeit absolutely stone cold. In the absence of a microwave I was considering putting it out in the sun for a while...
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    HTF has this become a food thread? ^ 5 That...

    HTF has this become a food thread?

    ^ 5
    That doesn't look bad Joe but to be honest maybe this ASQ food isn't so bad after all! :)
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    ^^^ Is that roast beef perchance? A Sunday...

    ^^^ Is that roast beef perchance? A Sunday roast... nice...

    I had something and rice for lunch... and the same something with a different coloured rice for dinner. I didn't realise ASQ was...
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    ^ Well, if it is a short time place I don't seem...

    ^ Well, if it is a short time place I don't seem to be getting my money's worth.

    I think a call to reception is in order in the morning.


    Although I have made a couple of friends today. These...
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    I had of success of sorts with milk... but no...

    I had of success of sorts with milk... but no such luck with a knife. They're proving strangely resistant to this request and I wonder if it's ASQ policy?

    But then I had my second brainwave of the...
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    So you know this area? I keep hearing what sounds...

    So you know this area? I keep hearing what sounds like a call to prayer... is there a mosque nearby?
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    FFS... I see plenty of conjecture about how I'm...

    FFS... I see plenty of conjecture about how I'm passing my time in quarantine.

    More a reflection of your dirty minds than me I think.

    All I'm doing is watching a few movies while playing with...
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    Lots of food talk I see... much appreciated of...

    Lots of food talk I see... much appreciated of course. I hope to return the favours one day.




    Yeah... you've reminded me of how bad it could have been Hal... I'd better wind it in a bit.
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    Wanker! :)

    Wanker! :)
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    No, it's not allowed for ASQ. My tactic will...

    No, it's not allowed for ASQ.

    My tactic will be bribery to a cleaner... although I get no contact wirh anyone for a week.

    But in Thailand where there's a will, there's a way... usually.

    They...
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    At Suvarnabhumi your luggage quite often gets put...

    At Suvarnabhumi your luggage quite often gets put through the scanner machine by customs these days. I usually wait and walk through with a big group of Chinese. I wasn't sure what to expect...
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    ^^^ I didn't think about that. Sorry Joe... ...

    ^^^ I didn't think about that.

    Sorry Joe...

    ^^ That's a very good idea PAG, I'll investigate but I know that Grab and Food Panda are banned from delivering to ASQ. Alcohol is banned altogether,...
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    Well, I'm a day in and starting to get a bit...

    Well, I'm a day in and starting to get a bit bored, to be honest.

    I just reported my second temperature check of the day, and with my last job of the day done I think I'll enjoy a sundowner on...
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    Sadly no... but I've had a damn good sleep! ...

    Sadly no... but I've had a damn good sleep!

    ...only 14 days to go... :)

    I seem to spend my life counting down days. That has to stop... I'll start living for the moment!


    My new routine...
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    Correct AO... I've since discovered that's Hua...

    Correct AO... I've since discovered that's Hua Mak Station I'm looking across at.
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    ^ I know, I'm disgusted with myself. I lost 8...

    ^ I know, I'm disgusted with myself. I lost 8 kilos on the boat as well.

    But to be fair that pic was taken from an unflattering angle and a jumper is known to add a few pounds.


    I arrived at...
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    It was a smooth flight on the Dreamliner, and KLM...

    It was a smooth flight on the Dreamliner, and KLM even surprised me on the catering front.

    It was even fukkin worse than usual.

    It wasn't the usual microwaved pasta goo with plastic cutlery......
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