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    Nong, can you remember the scandalous rumours...

    Nong, can you remember the scandalous rumours (and photographs) circulating around after the fire at Central Chidlom? It involved a business tycoon, famous beauty queen and the topped rank Army...
  2. Don't know where you live in the north but I...

    Don't know where you live in the north but I don't have much trouble getting pork sausages. I believe Laughing Monkey in Chiangmai will deliver to most nearby provinces. Tony the Pieman from Phayao...
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    Have seen plenty of pictures of Saphan Phut and...

    Have seen plenty of pictures of Saphan Phut and did not even notice the arrow configuration, let alone understand the significance of it.

    Thanks Nong, I hope you have the patience to continue this...
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    I remember Mitr's death and the huge press...

    I remember Mitr's death and the huge press coverage surrounding it. There was a shrine dedicated to his memory at Pattaya. I am guessing it is still there unless swallowed up by development. Maybe...
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    You must come from the same neck of the woods as...

    You must come from the same neck of the woods as my wife. Her ancestral shophouse/student dormitory/motor garage/law office/chicken farm is on Charansanitwong Road near Wat Tha Phra. She was just old...
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    Good stuff Nong Nong. As always, looking forward...

    Good stuff Nong Nong. As always, looking forward to the next installment. My time here dates from the Thanom/Prapass era. Sarit was still widely discussed but Pibulsongkram had faded out of memory. I...
  7. Thread: Pool Plans

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    That's enough about the pool. What about the...

    That's enough about the pool. What about the important stuff, like when does the bar open?
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    An American long term resident of Thailand I knew...

    An American long term resident of Thailand I knew died in the Trocadero Hotel barbershop in the 80s, allegedly while getting a blowjob. Quite a few of the hotel barber shops offered that service. The...
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    K. Nong, was this humorous song before your time?...

    K. Nong, was this humorous song before your time? It was still sung everywhere in the early 70s.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SlLD4K7SLKI

    You can probably explain the joke in it better...
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    Khun Chang exactly fit the description of being...

    Khun Chang exactly fit the description of being fat, bald and loaded. As for myself, I did flirt quite a bit as I was broke, and thought that was my best chance of getting laid. Unfortunately it...
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    Many years ago, my buddy and I were forced to...

    Many years ago, my buddy and I were forced to spend a lot of time hanging out in the massage parlour attached to our hotel in a major Isan city. The girls took to calling him "Khun Chang" and I was...
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    Thanks Nat. I am pretty sure you are correct. My...

    Thanks Nat. I am pretty sure you are correct. My memory is that he was accused of shooting into the crowd from the stage, but that could just be hearsay. Was there someone else his in family called...
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    [QUOTE=nathanielnong;4151919]The Rama VI Bridge...

    [QUOTE=nathanielnong;4151919]The Rama VI Bridge is a railway bridge. It is the first bridge that crosses the Chao Praya River in Bangkok. It connects the capital of Thailand, Krung Tep (or Bangkok in...
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    The place had a bit of a reputation as a "remount...

    The place had a bit of a reputation as a "remount post" after the normal bars had closed. A couple of times I was there (for academic research), there was a European woman who seemed to have a...
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    I went there several times. The franchisees, who...

    I went there several times. The franchisees, who still have several successful businesses in Bangkok, were friends of mine (and it was close to Patpong).
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    My son just did an ROV job offshore Newcastle,...

    My son just did an ROV job offshore Newcastle, Australia salvaging shipping containers. Because of Covid restrictions he had to remain onboard for 5 months before he finally getting back to 14 days...
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    At the time, it was advertised as Thailand in...

    At the time, it was advertised as Thailand in Miniature Land i.e. Timland. It was still open in the early 70s but seemed to fall out of favour after Muang Boran, or the Ancient City, opened. Can't...
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    Chinese Laundry (Cash...

    Chinese Laundry (Cash Only)https://teakdoor.com/images/imported/2020/06/695.jpg
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    The cuts are usually made with a diamond saw as...

    The cuts are usually made with a diamond saw as that will cut the concrete and rebar. This is to allow for thermal expansion of the concrete. Asphalt is usually poured into the cuts as a seal. The...
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    Did you ever work with Digger Tomkinson?

    Did you ever work with Digger Tomkinson?
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    I had the IOL procedure done in one eye just over...

    I had the IOL procedure done in one eye just over a month ago. It was performed at an Army hospital. My thinking was that if they buggered it up completely I could bung them a few extra baht and they...
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    I have considered a misting system for my place....

    I have considered a misting system for my place. I have a friend however who is a microbiologist on a tropical diseases research project at Mahidol and he commented that his colleagues refer to the...
  23. Your post got me to thinking about farangs in...

    Your post got me to thinking about farangs in Lampang. I jotted down a list of over 50 who I know by name and I am sure there are more I have forgotten. These are just ones I know around town and...
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    Hard to believe the Germans' wives jumped into...

    Hard to believe the Germans' wives jumped into the fray as they never take them anywhere. They have had previous incidents at their Thursday get-together at Central and there always seems to be one...
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    Louis had an elder sister but it seems she spent...

    Louis had an elder sister but it seems she spent most of her time in England.

    Louis' house in Lampang is open to the public but is in a bad state of disrepair. There are a couple of houses of the...
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    I agree. Steam driven positive displacement...

    I agree. Steam driven positive displacement reciprocating pumps. Someting similar to here: Steam Driven Pumps You can see the suction line going to the reservoir at the rear of the pumps.
  27. BLD, I was in almost exactly the same position...

    BLD, I was in almost exactly the same position as you a few years ago - about the same age, same line of business, two kids (both boys, two years apart in age).

    The boys were going to an...
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    15.....

    15.....
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    Some big krathongs in my neck of the woods. ...

    Some big krathongs in my neck of the woods.

    https://teakdoor.com/images/imported/2018/11/452.jpg
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    The trip to the ger can be more fun than the...

    The trip to the ger can be more fun than the destination. I don't think Tinder had been invented when I was there.

    https://teakdoor.com/images/imported/2018/11/350.jpg

    Nothing like some...
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    I spent about 10 years (2003-2013) going...

    I spent about 10 years (2003-2013) going backwards and forwards between Thailand and Mongolia. One of the things that surprised me the most, apart from the ball-aching cold, was the number of good...
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    Great stuff Pat. Do you have any of Patpong back...

    Great stuff Pat. Do you have any of Patpong back in the 70s? I want to be sure I didn't leave any tracks.
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    In case BLD is on the turps: 1. Water is used...

    In case BLD is on the turps:

    1. Water is used for hole flushing and bit cooling.
    2. I noticed a sack of bentonite in one of the pictures which may mean there were some problems with water loss...
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    Legendary blowjobs in the barber shop there.

    Legendary blowjobs in the barber shop there.
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    ^The same photo was in Post #5110 labelled Yet,...

    ^The same photo was in Post #5110 labelled Yet, another street car line dedication of 1893 BangkokThere are some sources that date it as 1905, but my memory of Bangkok trams is a bit foggy. The...
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    I remember sitting in a bar in the very early 80s...

    I remember sitting in a bar in the very early 80s next to an American diplomat who was extremely upset. Apparently he had somehow been in hiding in Iran after the American Embassy in Tehran had been...
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    Have a look here: Siam Hotel - Petchburi Road...

    Have a look here: Siam Hotel - Petchburi Road
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    https://teakdoor.com/attachments/famous-threads/130...

    https://teakdoor.com/attachments/famous-threads/13086-siam-thailand-bangkok-old-photo-thread-sukhumvit-1969.jpg

    This one brings back some unhappy memories for me. My clap doctors, the British...
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    BLD, who is the drilling contractor?

    BLD, who is the drilling contractor?
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    You're being silly! S'mel M'finga has s'poken.

    You're being silly! S'mel M'finga has s'poken.
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    Fear not, for God has spoken. Mel Meninga has...

    Fear not, for God has spoken.

    Mel Meninga has confidently predicted that the Warriors will be in the final eight.
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    I think it is a 4WD manufactured in Madagascar. I...

    I think it is a 4WD manufactured in Madagascar. I can't remember what they are called but Madasgas would be a good name.
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    The tall one is pretty good too.

    The tall one is pretty good too.
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    Are you part Aboriginal and, if so, have you ever...

    Are you part Aboriginal and, if so, have you ever been whistlecocked?
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    A lot of the sewage from Lampang town flows into...

    A lot of the sewage from Lampang town flows into the Wang upstream from you. You should have a good chance of getting a blind mullet or two.
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    Had your enema yet?

    Had your enema yet?
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    https://teakdoor.com/images/imported/2017/10/487.jpg
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    When I was involved in the process several years...

    When I was involved in the process several years ago it was still compulsory to change. You could pick any "Thai" first name but the Interior Ministry official gave five options on a family name....
  49. I have spent a total of at least a year living in...

    I have spent a total of at least a year living in Mongolian gers in temperatures from -40 to +40 C. I can't think of a single fucking thing to recommend them.
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