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  1. Bi-Lingual Child

    :) Your first child I take it?
    Don't worry about "teaching" her to be bi-lingual. "Nature" has already thought of that in 100,000 years or so of evolution.
    Just speak to her naturally in English...
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    Free lance Work permit?

    :) I read through the posts on this topic...and as far as I can see...nobody really knows much about it for sure yet.
    But everyone ought to remember that new laws often have to reviewed and/or...
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    :) Well now, just get down to the important...

    :) Well now, just get down to the important matter...where there any decent looking Thai girls among those "students"?
    Actually my 17 year old Thai granddaughter is beng "tutored" in English right...
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    River Weed

    :bananaman: I don't know the name, but have seen something very similar...but on a smaller scale...when I used to stay in a Guesthouse on Soi 38 Sukhumvit Road in Bangkok. The Klong across the road...
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    Store Locations

    :bananaman: It makes perfect sense to many Thais...and in a way I agree...to locate your store next to a competitor 's store.
    If someone goes, to that store...and doesn't find what he or she...
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    Israeli Settlers

    :mid:
    I shouldn't even comment on this topic...because as other posts have already demostrated often when a person's passions become inflamed the first thing he or she loses is their common sense....
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    Singapore Laws and Myths

    :)
    Grabbed for gum? — FALSE! Probably the most famous law out here, made the more so by the way it has been exaggerated or perhaps even distorted over time. The reality of it is that the...
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    Saving Water Buffalo...part 2

    :mid: Even though I started this topic...I did some research on the net and I found a NGO that does have an offfice here in Thailand...Chiang Mai I believe.
    They do a lot of work with the Thai...
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    Saving Water Buffalo from slaughter?

    :chitown:
    On Sunday my Thai wife went to a local Wat here in Bangkok. She made a donation to a program they were either running, sposoring, or hosting. The purpose of the program, as she explained...
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    Saving Water Buffalo from Slaughter

    :mid: I realise this may not be the "correct" place to put this topic...but perhaps someone here will have some information about it. If not, don't worry.
    On Sunday my Thai wife went to a local Wat...
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    Have you ever had a "threesome"

    :bananaman: This topic reminds me of an old Woody Allen routine I once heard. He said....

    Good sex for a man and a willing woman is a magical thing for both the man and the woman. The joining of...
  12. Would you fall in love with a Bargirl?

    :mid: I'll try to keep this answer civil.

    1. Yes, I did fall in love wih a bargirl. Twice.
    2. The first one, in Vietnam I was married to for 2 years. In 1975 she wasn't able to get out of the...
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    Thais and Science

    :bananaman: I just thought I'd post this for tose on this forum for those who say Thais are to stupid to do any real scientific research... although I note some of the names mentioned here are not...
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    When a bike hits a car?

    :mid: I am not saying whose fault it was or placing blame.
    But what you said was that the driver was stopped at a stoplight, and then the light changed. A lorry in front of your car pulled out too...
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    --------------- :bananaman: Yes, getting used...

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    Yes, getting used to what you get is often difficult to get. But I guess if you were born with English as your first language you have as a child you get used to that...
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    On-line work in Thailand

    :mid: There's a LEGAL answer and a practical answer. Like the Thai's say, "Up tp you".
    For practical purposes you can work on-line while in Thailand. And you can probably get away with it without a...
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    60"s and 70's Music Videos

    :bananaman:
    Priceless.
    My generation's music.
    (I'm an old f--t)
    Thanks
    :bananaman:
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    Women and Porn

    :yerman: Not to be picky about it...but women often say watching Porn doesn't affect them or arouse them like it does men.
    This is simply not true. Women are often not aroused as quickly as men are...
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    Durian

    :bananaman: Yes when you open one it smells like a blocked sewer being opened and drained...but I happen to like the TASTE of Durian...even though eating too much of it is not good for my high blood...
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    Fish dying in Warm weather

    :)
    You also to have to be careful of what is called the "thermocline". As someone correctly pointed out the warmer the water the lower the dissolved oxygen in the water.
    What happens, if the pond...
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    No to Windows IE9

    :yerman: I have a legal copy of Windows Vista and get regular updates from MicroSoft. When they came out with "beta" versions of IE9 I agreed to update to some of them. The last one I accepted made...
  22. Poll: Should Bin laden been captured dead or alive?

    :) I just voted and I said he should have been captured alive...but it is a very difficult question to answer.
    If kept alive he would have been a magnet for revenge attacks and terrorist actions to...
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    What did they do with Osama's body?

    :mid: Actually I have it from my CIA friends that they didn't kill him. They simply put him on a plane to London where he will blend in nicely with a few hundred thousand other illegal Pakistani...
  24. 1. Quote: so why they need to charge 7000 for a...

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    so why they need to charge 7000 for a Thai to take an English test beats me
    The reason:
    So there are fewer immigrants living in the U.K. who can't speak English in the futue. Only those...
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    Social Security check thrugh Bangkok Bank

    :yerman: Reading through some of the replies to my original post I have one comment. As someone correctly posted due to the rules of a direct deposit from the Social Security to a foriegn account you...
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    More lady Astor

    :sssh:
    In WW2 the Britsh and Allied troops were fightng in Italy against German troops. The going was tough in the moutains and the rain.
    On D-Day Lady Astor referred to the British troops in...
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    Churchll andLlady Astor

    :smileylaughing:
    The actual qoute:

    Lady Astor: "Mr. Churchill, I dislike you so much that if I awoke one mrning and found myself married to you, I'm afraid would have to put poison in your...
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    Osama isdead

    :deadhorsebig: U.S. inteligence has suspected for years that Osama was in fact living very comfortably in Paksistan. He obviously must have had some very high level "friends" in Pakistan. The...
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    Transfer Money from U.S. to Bangkok

    :yerman: This topic should have been "done to death" already....but I see many people stil asking questions about it on "the other Thai chat forum".
    So for all, once again, here's how I transfer my...
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    What makes you squirm....

    :deadhorsebig:
    1. For Brits: England has a unique place in the world...it is the bulwark of English culture and the gaurdian of the "proper" English language.
    (Fact: Since WW1 the British Empire...
  31. Thread: Losing Face

    by BigBaBoo
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    Losing "Face"

    :spin: From the responses I see here there appears to be quite a few people who either haven't been in Thailand very long, don't get very far from out of the bar and bargirl scene, or a combination...
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    Poll: Watching it now

    :spin: My Thai "better half" has it on now. We both wanted to see what hat "horsey face" would wear. She didn't dissapoint. Looked like the cross between a fishbowl and a balloon.
    Anybody know where...
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    When I first came to Thailand

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    I first came to Thailand in 1977. Then Songkran was a family clebration. Often the oldest daughter would have a bowl of water with a few flowers in it. She would sprinkle a little cold water...
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    Thai family...the flipside

    :deadhorsebig: Enough about the Sin Sod...that topic has been done to death I think.
    Here's another question who actually runs the Thai family?
    Now I know that traditionally the head of the family...
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    Kate Middleton

    :yerman: Not that this has anything to do topic...but the coverage on the wedding on Thai television has made me realise that when I was in London in October 2010 I saw Kate and her father on the...
  36. Thai Citenship for Foriegn Child

    :spin: As others have pointed out by now there is no automatic right of a child born in Thailand to foriegn (not Thai citizens) parents.
    A child born to non-Thai parents is assumed to be of...
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    cambodian "Border Run"

    :tieme:Sorry you had a "hassle". I'm due for my second border run on a non-O multi entry visa in the first week of May. I used a company here in Bangkok for the first run which I found out a lot of...
  38. Ah yes, the Balut...(Gag)

    :smileylaughing: Thanks for reminding me. Once long ago when I was a young guy in what was then called Saigon, Vietnam my Vietnamese girlfriend cooked me a "special treat". The Vietnamese called it...
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    Thailand Travel Tradedies...????

    :deadhorsebig: Not to be unsympathetic...but what's the point of the whole site? There's no real information there about the woman who died in Thailand. Just a lot of nonsense about health and...
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    Attacked in a bar on Patpong

    :deadhorsebig: Not to beat one (see smley) but you will lose any confrontation ultimately.
    Better to just write it off, and just chalk it p to experience. Of course don't go there again and advise...
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    How do This "survive"?

    :tieme:
    I'll just throw this into the mix...it's how my family "survives" in Bangkok.
    It's free info for your study (or whatever).
    There are 7 people in my family, my wife and myself, 3 grown...
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    Flying to Thailand without a visa

    :yerman: I've been flying into Thailand at least twice a year for 30+ years, often without a visa....getting a "stamp on arrival" in the airport for 30 days. In that time I've been asked exactly...
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    :deadhorsebig: I know this sounds silly and just...

    :deadhorsebig: I know this sounds silly and just "nit-picking" but here goes.
    Lrt's just assume the house you live is RENTED by you from the actual owner.
    The owner has a Thai gardener come in...
  44. Where was I when......

    :deadhorsebig: Just for the Fawk of it I was:
    1. Still in school (Massachusets) when we heard JFK had been shot. Remember a girl going into hysterical laughter at the news and being removed from the...
  45. Thread: Test message

    by BigBaBoo
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    Test message

    :deadhorsebig:
    This is a test message...if it works I'll be back in a few minutes to tell what I did.

    Well it seems to have worked. Here's what happened.
    For two days I've been unable to post...
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    :smileylaughing: Some info about the...

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    Some info about the Falklands, the Falklands war, and the U.S. Defense Mapping Agency for you Brits to know.

    I was staying in Bangkok about a year before the Falklands war...
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    Women don't understand....

    :smileylaughing: Your're lucky...my wife is into Korean pop music...so she wants to "listen" to Channel V Thailand and music videos with 20 year old Korean guys dancing around. She's old enough to...
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    Eating "Junk" food

    :bananaman: Yes I do know how...but it will require your wife's agreement and her help...and from what you say that may be hard to get.
    Although this seems "cruel" it's really not. The "answer" is...
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    Entering Thailand on one-way ticket

    :smileylaughing: There is a lot of misinformation on entering Thailand on a one-way ticket or without a visa. I've done it myself and here is what I've learned.
    First of all, you do not need a...
  50. Thread: Important?

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    :chitown: It only means your friend was there and...

    :chitown: It only means your friend was there and it's meaning is a symbol of being there and participating in that Buddhist ceremony. Think of it as like going to church on Palm Sunday or Easter and...
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