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    Yep that area was once rich in orchards and...

    Yep that area was once rich in orchards and farming. I have some old pictures of me cruising around on the tractor with my GPa in the walnut orchards. Were rows as far as the eye could see....
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    Shit we were neighbors. I was born and raised...

    Shit we were neighbors. I was born and raised Californian. Old School Italian/Sicilian family heritage. I used to go see my Uncle/Aunts and play in the Apple/Cherry/Walnut orchards which is now...
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    To the OP, there have apparently been a few on...

    To the OP, there have apparently been a few on this site that have been relentlessly stalked by posters and from what was posted, did some really nasty things to them. With those events I think...
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    I have never hidden where I lived and where I...

    I have never hidden where I lived and where I live now. Done many a traveler thread with pics. It can be confusing though because NPT thinks Lampang is in Isaan. :)
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    Just watched Infinite (2021) last night. Great...

    Just watched Infinite (2021) last night. Great action, interesting SciFi type movie. I'd give it a 8/10 for entertainment.
  6. Yeah I thought that was kind of odd Cyrille. Home...

    Yeah I thought that was kind of odd Cyrille. Home is where one is happy and comfortable. I do not care what the government does or calls me. Thailand is where I work, call home and live. I always...
  7. Its funny Snubs, The US is a tale of 2 stories....

    Its funny Snubs, The US is a tale of 2 stories. One was the worst mishandled crisis ever. The 2nd is the amazing vaccination program taking place now. The good ol saying Zero's to Hero's. :)
  8. It has been an interesting year and a half for...

    It has been an interesting year and a half for sure. For us Americans we had to contend with 2 viruses, Covid and Trump. We cured one and seem to be on the right path on Covid. Everyone switching to...
  9. Thread: An Isaan Pond

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    Oh Yeah...and "Hats off to ya Mendy" ...

    Oh Yeah...and "Hats off to ya Mendy"

    https://i.imgur.com/8ZTieZM.jpg
  10. Thread: An Isaan Pond

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    Top stuff here Mendy. Can't wait to see you try...

    Top stuff here Mendy. Can't wait to see you try and catch fish again. :smileylaughing:
  11. Thread: Are you drunk?

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    Still do. Just don't drink fast to a drunken...

    Still do. Just don't drink fast to a drunken stupor state anymore. I appreciate a few good cocktails or drinks relaxing. Seems pretty normal to me. Of course normal is subjective....:)
  12. Thread: Are you drunk?

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    Well true. I never understood pounding good...

    Well true. I never understood pounding good liquor until you are flat plastered and then either puking it all up or passing out and forget. I remember my college days and we drank cheap shit fast...
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    Don't get NPT fired up. It will make him...

    Don't get NPT fired up. It will make him "cringe" and go on a bender about it. :)
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    Can't read around the side of the Bottle Dil, is...

    Can't read around the side of the Bottle Dil, is it called Desperate or Desperado? :)

    Either way, it sounds kinda of nasty but I would try one to verify my opinion.
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    Great Thread. We can start with "What are...

    Great Thread.

    We can start with "What are drinking now" to "Are you Drunk".

    I am pleasantly numb. :)
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    Clearly it's a British thing KW. In all my life...

    Clearly it's a British thing KW. In all my life I have never seen anyone in the states eat or order sloppy baked beans with BFast. Clearly a cultural preference which is all good. :)
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    Sorry. What a sloppy messy way to start one's...

    Sorry. What a sloppy messy way to start one's day. Wet messy beans running all over the plate polluting the other food. :)

    Best for British folk to put all their food in a blender and call it a...
  18. Thread: An Isaan Pond

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    Gotta love an outside guy. Nice job Mendy. I have...

    Gotta love an outside guy. Nice job Mendy. I have cut up venison with a skill saw that was previously used to cut up fence planks of redwood... :smileylaughing:
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    I'M sorry who in the hell eats bake beans for...

    I'M sorry who in the hell eats bake beans for Bfast? Eggs, Taters, toast...OK, Beans...Come on.....:sssh:
  20. Thread: An Isaan Pond

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    ^ :smileylaughing: Ouch. Not even a foot is...

    ^

    :smileylaughing:

    Ouch. Not even a foot is safe from the "Dillinator"
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    I remember the LT whack job. Someone else did a...

    I remember the LT whack job. Someone else did a big hack body job with grinder. Forgot who. I don't know how people can use power tools without gloves, safety glasses and shoes or boots. Man I...
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    Amen to that. My wife says why do you buy tools...

    Amen to that. My wife says why do you buy tools you do not use all the time, I said because when you have a job, the right tool makes it easy and it turns out right. You can never have enough tools...
  23. If you use well water, be cautious about what you...

    If you use well water, be cautious about what you spray/ pour around your property especially with a shallow water table.

    I use no chemicals around my place as we are very near the river and have...
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    Oh yeah. HAPPY FRIDAY! Just cracked my pre 5...

    Oh yeah. HAPPY FRIDAY! Just cracked my pre 5 o'clock beer.

    Cheers.
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    ^ top stuff....maybe.....if I could see it. ...

    ^ top stuff....maybe.....if I could see it. Appears someone is hittin the hooch a bit earlier then the rest of us..:smileylaughing:
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    ^ Perfect. The team is set. 3 or 4 Manager's, 1...

    ^ Perfect. The team is set. 3 or 4 Manager's, 1 fabricator. :smileylaughing:
  27. Thread: An Isaan Pond

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    See Mendy, this is why you need a shop. Store all...

    See Mendy, this is why you need a shop. Store all the tools you buy and need. A project goes so much nicer with the right tools. :)

    I would love a nice band saw. I see them and have to walk away...
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    A Reciprocating saw is a nice tool to have but...

    A Reciprocating saw is a nice tool to have but won't cut square cuts because it's freehand use. I have one and it's great for cutting up stuff quickly to dispose of it or cut off things others saws...
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    ^ Well the team is set at the management level,...

    ^ Well the team is set at the management level, who is going to build it?
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    Jetty...did someone mention a jetty project?. I...

    Jetty...did someone mention a jetty project?. I will bring the beer and a few chairs. Jobs like that always require a foreman. :)
  31. Thread: Daily Moan

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    Yeah man. I hate being dropped into a drug...

    Yeah man. I hate being dropped into a drug induced coma while they all stare at you. Its only happened a few times due to some broken bone resets that required it . Coming out of it is really a...
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    Shiiiiit Delete....delete...delete...:) Gotta...

    Shiiiiit Delete....delete...delete...:)

    Gotta admit though, I am dressed for Thailand weather.
  33. Sorry I laugh every time I hear that as root...

    Sorry I laugh every time I hear that as root cause. In all my years here and reading about these unfortunate incidents they never seem to pan out as "It was due to a low railing height and that he...
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    Man I really like snakes. I enjoy all reptiles....

    Man I really like snakes. I enjoy all reptiles. That snake is really a nice specimen and appreciate that Mendy doesn't "Off" it like so many do. Just send it on its way. :)
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    Well got the bone chip removed yesterday. Checked...

    Well got the bone chip removed yesterday. Checked in a 12, was out by 3:30ish. funny process.

    Arrive at 12, do a bit of paper work, go change into the full on get up, lay on the gurney. Nurse says...
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    Beautiful creature Mendy. Cheers

    Beautiful creature Mendy.

    Cheers
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    https://i.imgur.com/Vji3pwr.jpg ...

    https://i.imgur.com/Vji3pwr.jpg

    https://i.imgur.com/K5Ec33f.jpg

    My balcony in BKK at the Grande Centre point 28th floor. Lived there a year 2018/2019. The balcony wrapped the corner. Loved...
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    Well this is more about what I will be drinking...

    Well this is more about what I will be drinking later. Picked up 12 of the Beer Lao white and 12 of the San Miguel wheat.

    https://i.imgur.com/QLmluRT.jpg

    Working on some updates for the...
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    I agree KW. It could be a catch and release...

    I agree KW. It could be a catch and release program just to show Mendy how to catch fish in his own pond...:).

    I think the Jetty or pier should have a fridge on the shore right at the entrance so...
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    Unfortunately I didn't take any pictures of my...

    Unfortunately I didn't take any pictures of my sample triel. What I did was I dug a hole and pour in a small amount of sand. Then dropped 2 big rocks into the sand to give it a different appearance...
  41. Being I lived in California and was frequently in...

    Being I lived in California and was frequently in Mexico while I was attending college in LA, I learned Spanish very fast. I can also read it pretty well. I tried to learn how to write Thai about 10...
  42. Thread: Hi, I'm Samuel

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    Welcome Samuel, what did you do for employment...

    Welcome Samuel, what did you do for employment over here for 20 years and why did you leave?
  43. You know, it's funny. I have little interest or...

    You know, it's funny. I have little interest or shall I say lack motivation in learning Thai. I have worked with and know so many Thai folks that speak fluent English I just haven't had the need. ...
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    ^ That can be arranged. Seems like a fair deal.

    ^ That can be arranged. Seems like a fair deal.
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    :smileylaughing: Can we heckle from the shore?...

    :smileylaughing:

    Can we heckle from the shore? I see one of these OMG videos of a bunch of people on it and it collapsing...

    I will bring my recliner beach chair with a beer holder in the...
  46. Thread: My Splendid Cock

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    Funny Mendy, it is. I was really interested in...

    Funny Mendy, it is. I was really interested in learning fly tying. Went to a couple of work shops. I brought all my fly fishing gear here but left my fly tying holder, eyepiece and spools with my...
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    Funny BB, About a year ago I tried to make my own...

    Funny BB, About a year ago I tried to make my own using grey and black as I wanted to match the rock color I was going to use for my waterfall. The few I tried turned out Ok. Yours actually looks...
  48. I have been both retired and working here. I went...

    I have been both retired and working here. I went back to work because quite honestly the offer was too good to refuse and it was completely on my terms. No contract, no commitment. I will admit it...
  49. Thread: Daily Moan

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    I know KW. If there is a chance, I will be all...

    I know KW. If there is a chance, I will be all over it. Again it's not a big deal just hate hospitals in general. They are like super clean prisons. :)
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    Sticky: Received my 1 year Covid insurance policy and...

    Received my 1 year Covid insurance policy and sent in the request to the Thai Consulate and was approved. Not flying for a bit yet but wanted to check to see if the docs were Ok and all appear to be....
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