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    You can see my bitmoji on my avatar profile. I'm...

    You can see my bitmoji on my avatar profile. I'm the one banging the blue smurf :) I look like that in real life.
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    God, I hate that phrase (virtue signalling). It...

    God, I hate that phrase (virtue signalling). It is so PC, so snowflake. Thank God I don't give a fcuk about whom I offend with my attitude and vocabulary. Love the tooting and headlamp flashing...
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    Nice photo of Wat Xieng Thong in Luang Prabang -...

    Nice photo of Wat Xieng Thong in Luang Prabang - I walk past it every day on my way to breakfast in a French cafe. Also Bagaya Monastery in Myanmar - I used to visit it when teaching in Mandalay a...
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    Beginner Mandarin? Scandalous after 4 years in...

    Beginner Mandarin? Scandalous after 4 years in the country! :)
  5. I'd lay bets that placing this kind of warning on...

    I'd lay bets that placing this kind of warning on these films is only the first step before they are quietly removed from Netflix completely. Thin end of the edge and all that.
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    LoL, I'd certainly give a fcuk if I couldn't watch the original versions of these films, as well as Alf Garnet, Love Thy Neighbour etc etc. I have zero time and interest in political correctness,...
  7. Disney films carry snowflake/PC warning......

    Report from the Beeb:

    Disney updates content warning for racism in classic films - BBC News


    Best record your favourite films before they are banned for upsetting blacks/queers/Siamese cats...
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    @Backspin, those pink reading glasses were all...

    @Backspin, those pink reading glasses were all that I could find here in Luang Prabang :) If you look closely, you'll see that the arms are now attached to the lenses using one green and one red...
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    This is my mancave and work space . I teach...

    This is my mancave and work space . I teach science online, so there's my laptop and some science props like the skeleton and globe.

    My hobby is shortwave ham radio. There are a couple of...
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    It's even better if you turn off the sound to...

    It's even better if you turn off the sound to remove that inane, yankee whooping....
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    Bugger! how remiss of me :smileylaughing:

    Bugger! how remiss of me :smileylaughing:
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    Does Metisdead ever make a personal post?

    In 17 years of being a TV member, I can't say that I've ever seen any comment from him on that forum, other than moderating others' posts...
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    Live turtle for sale in the local Lao market. ...

    Live turtle for sale in the local Lao market.

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    Unidentifiable, live furry critters in the same market.

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    I suspect the statue will get dunked in the river...

    I suspect the statue will get dunked in the river Wensum when people recall that Alan Partridge famously sang 'Come out, ye Black and Tans'...
  15. Look, if I quoted from The Times or similar...

    Look, if I quoted from The Times or similar newspapers, you would never get to hear about the weird and wonderful stories from such respected journals as The Sun, Metro and Daily Tits....
  16. More than 300,000 used condoms were being repackaged and sold in Vietnam

    I wonder who collected the used condoms in the first place.....


    Used condoms were being repackaged and sold in Vietnam | Metro News
  17. From what I read, the explosion occurred in their...

    From what I read, the explosion occurred in their apartment, and several other UXOs were also found in the remains of that apartment.
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    Yep, revive that old thread! My shortwave ham...

    Yep, revive that old thread! My shortwave ham radio hobby means that I know exceedingly boring geographical details about virtually every country and island in the world....
  19. I teach online as a means of saving for my...

    I teach online as a means of saving for my retirement. I frittered away a million USD in 'another life', with only a mansion in Buckinghamshire to show for it, I gave that up for my ex and kids in...
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    My mad ex had TB some years ago when we lived in...

    My mad ex had TB some years ago when we lived in Phuket. She caught it from her brother. She responded to the medicine treatment, but it's vital that you take the prescribed drugs for 1 year, in...
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    I didn't know him personally, only from his posts...

    I didn't know him personally, only from his posts on Teakdoor. Terrible news. RIP Wally
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    Poll: Hence the reason for my final para "Maybe one...

    Hence the reason for my final para "Maybe one reason why life is not a slog is because I ditched all greedy partners yonks ago. I only do what I want to do nowadays, not what someone else thinks I...
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    Poll: I'm with Mandy on this. I can't measure the %...

    I'm with Mandy on this. I can't measure the % slog because, well - there isn't any!

    I've just renewed my annual business visa and work permit here in Laos. No trips to immigration, no documents...
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    Long gone from your radio. Catch it here if you...

    Long gone from your radio. Catch it here if you can make head or tail of it :smileylaughing:

    http://www.radiobeograd.rs/
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    Chico, I've just renewed my business visa, work...

    Chico, I've just renewed my business visa, work permit and local ID for another 12 months... (I haven't had contact with any Lao police or immigration officials since I moved here last July, unlike...
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    You need to avoid drinking the kefir grains, or...

    You need to avoid drinking the kefir grains, or you'll soon run out of them! So you have to use a sieve to remove the grains, then add them to a new lot of milk. They won't multiply in the fridge -...
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    Heavens, your beds put mine to shame! I got used...

    Heavens, your beds put mine to shame! I got used to sleeping on a bare plank of wood when I lived in Yangon. Nowadays, I have a thin 'cushion' mattress, no springs (too thin to have anything inside...
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    Show us your bed....

    I love beds. There's nothing better than curling up in a comfortable and snug bed, with a hot woman, hot toddy or hot film to watch.

    Years ago, I bought a quality double bed in from a top London...
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    My diet is pretty much the same each day:...

    My diet is pretty much the same each day: unsweetened green tea, muesli, kefir milk, fruit, veggie, nuts, eggs, wheatgerm bread, salad, plus 7 Km fast walk to the shops and back (7 Km 'cos' the...
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    32 degrees in sunny Luang Prabang. It typically...

    32 degrees in sunny Luang Prabang. It typically pisses down during the night, but stops raining by 5am and I can take a 6Km ish walk to the morning market in town. That 6 km walk becomes all of...
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    I agree. Last time I was served a drink in one...

    I agree. Last time I was served a drink in one of them things, I assumed the bar had run out of proper glasses and found some old glass jar usually used to store kids' marbles in or something....
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    Easy life yesterday in Luang Prabang... 56663

    Easy life yesterday in Luang Prabang...

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  33. I need to do a shopping trip to Bangkok, also...

    I need to do a shopping trip to Bangkok, also have a full health check-up/heart checks (usually do these each year). A visit to the dentist to sort out an old tooth that fell out during the...
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    I think Lolita is the only 'famous' movie. But...

    I think Lolita is the only 'famous' movie. But I'm there are plenty of more recent movies with old men leering at 'not-quite-18' young women.
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    My lungs got infected with fungal spores...

    My lungs got infected with fungal spores (Aspergillosis), after working in a cold, damp, basement office in London. It was a chronic illness that caused regular bouts of pneumonia, bronchitus etc. ...
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    I never get any negative vibes about living in...

    I never get any negative vibes about living in south-east Asia, because I never visit back to 'the West'. Anyway, I don't give a flying f*ck what anyone thinks of me about anything.

    Candi feels...
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    Paternal grandfather - In the British army...

    Paternal grandfather - In the British army stationed at Alexandria, Egypt, prior and during WW1
    Paternal grandmother - Not sure, I met her when I was about 10 years old - she settled in Salonika,...
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    Do you apply it yourself? Seems a bit of a...

    Do you apply it yourself? Seems a bit of a stretch...
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    I was a Thai expat for many years. But then I...

    I was a Thai expat for many years. But then I was also a Laos expat and a Myanmar expat. In all honesty, I never had an unhappy moment in Laos and Myanmar, whereas I had plenty of unhappy and hard...
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    I used to own a holiday ski-barn in the Pyrenees...

    I used to own a holiday ski-barn in the Pyrenees and visited/hiked in that region many times. I always wanted to ride a horse on the GR 10 = Grand Route 10, a high altitude walking path that follows...
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    Some Burmese script letters do look similar to...

    Some Burmese script letters do look similar to Thai letters. Also, marks in Thai under letters that make a short 'u' and long 'uu' sound are similar in Burmese, as are some of the marks above the...
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    Hmm, I studied for an MA in Thai at Chula - can't...

    Hmm, I studied for an MA in Thai at Chula - can't say I noticed any Thai script in those pictures. Maybe my eyes are getting bad! Can you point out which photo is talking about flowers using Thai...
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    It's a Burmese script (I learnt to read this...

    It's a Burmese script (I learnt to read this script while living over there). However, that doesn't mean that it is Burmese (Myanmarsa) language. It could be Mon, which I think also uses Burmese...
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    You mean being allowed into Thailand? Medivac...

    You mean being allowed into Thailand? Medivac would really only used in life or death scenarios, and I know that such cases from Laos have been allowed to enter Thailand.
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    Actually, it is possible to be Medivaced to...

    Actually, it is possible to be Medivaced to Bangkok now, but that certainly wasn't the case a few months ago. It's not a good situation at all, since Lao hospitals are .. er ... crap! But I'm not...
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    Perhaps I should have expressed myself better. ...

    Perhaps I should have expressed myself better. If I were to teach higher level Physics to college students, I would be bombarded with difficult questions about Maxwell's equations, radiation theory...
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    My typical day is: I get up at 4.45am, go for a...

    My typical day is: I get up at 4.45am, go for a 2-3 Km jog around town. have brekkies, then from 7am, I teach four 30 minute lessons with a 30 minutes break after the first hour, These are all...
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    Although I'm not a 'TEFLer', I do teach online...

    Although I'm not a 'TEFLer', I do teach online from my home in Luang Prabang, north Laos. I teach elementary 'Science-with-English' to students aged between about 5-12 years old. My students are...
  49. I'm freaking out. What is stealing my bars of soap?

    Actually I've just moved out from a house where these events occurred. But it's totally weird and I've got my own ideas...


    I lived in an old wooden house in north Laos. I had the upper storey...
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    Here in Laos, no Wuhan flu cases since April 16....

    Here in Laos, no Wuhan flu cases since April 16. (Only 19 cases and zero deaths in total). Strict lock-down and mask-wearing/hand-sanitsing etc previously. Now the country is open domestically, but...
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