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    Nice one. I no longer have an oven after my...

    Nice one.

    I no longer have an oven after my Otto airfryer exploded. I have a friend with a bread maker and she gets a fresh, small loaf every day with little fuss. (Because her maid does it all.)
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    Do you have a grinder? There are various...

    Do you have a grinder?

    There are various roaster options on Lazada, both stove-top and electric. You can also buy green beans. I did think about the DIY coffee, just for fun. After buying a...
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    Noooooo!

    Noooooo!
  4. Interesting. In fairness, one person I asked did...

    Interesting. In fairness, one person I asked did tell me that there was a Thai made buffalo mozzarella. I'd pay good money for that.

    Cheers to cheese, the saviour of Thai buffaloes
  5. Who writes this stuff? After 6 years in Isan I...

    Who writes this stuff? After 6 years in Isan I have never seen a waterboo doing anything other than eating or sleeping.
    There are rice fields for miles around me and there are a few waterboo...
  6. Yet according to this recent thread, the total...

    Yet according to this recent thread, the total number of international tourist arrivals up to May was all of 35,000.

    Once Asia"s top performer, Thai baht is now becoming the region"s worst-hit...
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    You mean now? Or then?

    You mean now? Or then?
  8. Thread: Supper

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    I was probably 14 before I saw spaghetti. I was...

    I was probably 14 before I saw spaghetti. I was with a friend visiting his aunt. She served spaghetti and I came over all sophisticated. I remember describing the exotic dish to my family later.
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    Then - Midnight Snack.

    Then - Midnight Snack.
  10. :smileylaughing:

    :smileylaughing:
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    Slurpers love unusually rampant pussy, enjoying...

    Slurpers love unusually rampant pussy, enjoying rewarding swallow.
  12. Thread: Daily Moan

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    I came here for a good moan then realised that it...

    I came here for a good moan then realised that it is trivial next to a sick child. I should be counting my blessings.

    I do wish her a full recovery, Troy.
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    The toxin is not so mild, the same thing you find...

    The toxin is not so mild, the same thing you find in puffer fish and the blue-ringed octopus. It is just that it has very little of it.

    I can't quite make my mind up about these hammerheads. They...
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    I had the same thought. Those things are pests. I...

    I had the same thought. Those things are pests. I am tempted to dig a pond only for the purpose of chucking a nest in and letting the fish at it.
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    Thanks, I might give it a try. I don't mind...

    Thanks, I might give it a try. I don't mind usually, it is just that these hawk moth caterpillars seem to come from nowhere. One day the plant is fine, the next it is demolished and just one monster...
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    This isn't Versailles. It isn't easy, you know,...

    This isn't Versailles. It isn't easy, you know, getting that slightly random cottage garden ambience. Think of it as 'wabi sabi'. :)
  17. Indeed, this Chinese probing of the readiness of...

    Indeed, this Chinese probing of the readiness of others to challenge them is a constant irritation, as it is designed to be.

    I am only taking issue with the reporting, it feels a bit alarmist to...
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    Sticky: It is interesting and I had never noticed before...

    It is interesting and I had never noticed before that the websites for Bangkok Hospital in Bangkok and Udon Thani and Hat Yai all appear to be standalone. None of them references any other branches....
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    Sticky: Thanks, I'll have another look. The gf spoke to...

    Thanks, I'll have another look. The gf spoke to Bangkok Hospital in Udon Thani and registered an interest way back when they first announced that they would get some vaccine. They took names. I think...
  20. Whilst I deplore the way the Chinese are...

    Whilst I deplore the way the Chinese are militarising the South China Sea, is it fair to say that 309km is 'near'? That is further than Korat is from Bangkok.
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    Sticky: I wish you well Dirk. Let us know how it works...

    I wish you well Dirk. Let us know how it works out.
    If there is plenty, I'll join the queue.
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    Sticky: That closing sentence in the article isn't too...

    That closing sentence in the article isn't too encouraging:

    Dr Chalerm said his group had already planned to order 5-10 million doses of the second generation of the vaccine, expected to be out...
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    Is that some kind of Freemasonry thing? :)

    Is that some kind of Freemasonry thing?

    :)
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    Sticky: In part that answers my question about what will...

    In part that answers my question about what will happen with the Delta variant in China.
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    The gf put a few plants in pots along the drive....

    The gf put a few plants in pots along the drive. They look like this:

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    Until you get a Hawk moth caterpillar. After 1 day with 1 caterpillar the next plant looked like this:

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    No...
  26. Taking the bunny boiler to the next level. Maybe...

    Taking the bunny boiler to the next level. Maybe you don't want to let her cook for you in future.
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    Seems unlikely, bearing in mind all the...

    Seems unlikely, bearing in mind all the implications.

    So, the alternative plan is ...?

    Simple folk here in Isan. They want vaccine, they cannot get any, they don't want to get sick and die. I...
  28. NEWS: Police arrest thief. :rolleyes:

    NEWS: Police arrest thief.

    :rolleyes:
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    Klondyke, I think it is always fair to have a...

    Klondyke, I think it is always fair to have a healthy scepticism about the data and I guess that the wise folk at the World Bank probably check them a little.

    That said, I'm not sure what your...
  30. Thread: Dinner

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    When I was young, I never saw Dandelion and...

    When I was young, I never saw Dandelion and Burdock in the Southeast. When we visited my maternal grandparents in South Wales it was readily available and one of the holiday treats. Still makes me...
  31. Thread: Dinner

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    Me too, although I might wait for some cooler...

    Me too, although I might wait for some cooler weather. That looks perfect for an autumn evening.
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    The UK has a population similar to Thailand's and...

    The UK has a population similar to Thailand's and has logged over 150,000 deaths where Covid is mentioned on the death certificate.

    The UK has about 8.1 nurses and midwives per 1,000 of the...
  33. Govt (last year): We'll make AZ under licence and...

    Govt (last year): We'll make AZ under licence and vaccinate everyone. Farangs too. Promise.
    AZ: We cannot make it fast enough.
    Govt: We have some Sinovac, we'll use that,
    People: Sinovac might...
  34. Thread: Dinner

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    That looks excellent.

    That looks excellent.
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    My vote would be a female blackbird.

    My vote would be a female blackbird.
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    I can't see the peas. :)

    I can't see the peas. :)
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    Sir Lewis reckons the sprint will not be too...

    Sir Lewis reckons the sprint will not be too exciting, just a DRS train. We shall see. Or maybe not, it is a bit late for me, Thailand time. And there is zero chance of me staying up until midnight...
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    Released 1971.

    Released 1971.
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    In a different vein, this only has 9.6M views so...

    In a different vein, this only has 9.6M views so far and with TD's help I am sure we can get it across the line.

    Pure poetry. You only need to bring your own words.

    ...
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    Fifty years old. Where did the time go? ...

    Fifty years old. Where did the time go?


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QkF3oxziUI4
  41. I do hope they actually dragged him/her, by the...

    I do hope they actually dragged him/her, by the ankles, across rough ground.
  42. Fair enough. They have to do something and...

    Fair enough. They have to do something and everything they try gets derided although it is not all daft.

    That said, my question is: How many arrivals at the Phuket Sandbaox are people who...
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    Sticky: This is true.

    This is true.
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    Sticky: Thais generally don't manage a very clear /s/ in...

    Thais generally don't manage a very clear /s/ in the middle or at the end of a word. The gf says it sort of halfway between Tesco and Tethco. It's fine, just the way she says it. She told me it is...
  45. Yes, absurd, not just allowed, pretty much given...

    Yes, absurd, not just allowed, pretty much given no other choice.

    I am sure the gf here represents local opinion when she says people are thoroughly unhappy at having all these infected people...
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    Is everybody ready for the new format F1 being...

    Is everybody ready for the new format F1 being trialled at Silverstone?

    Qualifying is Friday at 1800 BST.

    Then Sprint Qualifying is on Saturday at 1630 BST.
  47. It has a specific meaning in English law. I don't...

    It has a specific meaning in English law. I don't know exactly, what I'd call 'stuff'.

    Meanwhile, what is the end game with this beach? Is it as Harry suggests going to become a resort?
  48. Where is all this AZ coming from? There is...

    Where is all this AZ coming from? There is already insufficient vaccine, of any flavour.
    The average Somchai in this part of Isan is feeling pretty grumpy at having no shot at an, erm, shot.
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    Do you have any pictures? I haven't noticed any...

    Do you have any pictures?
    I haven't noticed any engineering bricks here, although I have never looked. Usually brickwork is not load bearing in Thailand.
    How high above the ground are the cross...
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    You can use rum in place of brandy. I might try...

    You can use rum in place of brandy. I might try Sang Som next.

    My lazy way: Wine plus orange juice and soda with a splash of Regency. Who knows, maybe Ya Dong will work. Let us know.

    :)
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