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    The police in Pua in northern Nan province use...

    The police in Pua in northern Nan province use several buildings. The one in what I suspect is the oldest part of the town and close to the evening/weekend market is also wooden and from what I can...
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    Local Tesco started playing a single short...

    Local Tesco started playing a single short version of Jingle Bells on Friday. I'm in there less than 15 minutes when I shop and it is excruciating to have to listen to it. Unfortunately do not have...
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    Sticky: We are already achieving our financial goals...

    We are already achieving our financial goals Iceman. We had two:

    1. Don't make a loss.
    2. Make sufficient net profit to pay for our cost of living 3-4 months a year.

    In our first season we...
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    Sticky: Hi katie, post #131 in this thread has the story...

    Hi katie, post #131 in this thread has the story and link. This Thai travel blogger seems to be hot. About a month ago I saw he had posted a new video three hours earlier and it had 12,000 views...
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    Sticky: Hi Sabang, First Season Aug19-Mar20 / Second...

    Hi Sabang,

    First Season Aug19-Mar20 / Second Season Jun20 to date:
    - Thai single traveller/couples, with parent/s and/or extended family group - 85% / 95%
    - Other Thai non family travel group -...
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    Sticky: Another tidbit...we decided not to participate in...

    Another tidbit...we decided not to participate in the government scheme subsidizing domestic tourism. The reasons:

    1. We didn't want to have to open an account at another bank.
    2. We didn't...
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    Sticky: Thanks TT. We do block days for a bit of a rest,...

    Thanks TT. We do block days for a bit of a rest, maybe three a month, and we are rarely full with all three rooms occupied. In fact as soon as we sell one of the two level 2 premium rooms we block...
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    Sticky: Well we unexpectedly hit 200 completed guest...

    Well we unexpectedly hit 200 completed guest stays last night after a walk-in (well drive-in) arrived and asked if we had a room. We did have the small level 1 guestroom available and the wife gave...
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    Sticky: Thanks Bogon. Ah, the future. Our grand plan for...

    Thanks Bogon. Ah, the future. Our grand plan for the future is something like:

    1. Sell current property, lease back for 12-18 months and continue the business.
    2. Buy land in the area and build...
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    Sticky: Thanks HL. What we are seeing and have since we...

    Thanks HL. What we are seeing and have since we reopened in early June is Bangkok based Thais absolutely stir crazy from COVID restrictions and very keen to get out and about. Because an overseas...
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    Sticky: Thanks armstrong. Yeah the great majority of...

    Thanks armstrong. Yeah the great majority of farang visitors to Nan province are already living in Thailand. It is quite low (but not invisible) on the radar of overseas folks. Of the farang that do...
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    Sticky: We are enthusiastic amateurs LY but happy to help...

    We are enthusiastic amateurs LY but happy to help where we think we know what we are doing. The wife is particularly insightful on Thai guest needs and wants.
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    Sticky: Thought I might restart this thread with a mini...

    Thought I might restart this thread with a mini update and elaborate each point and others a bit more over the coming days and weeks. I'm sure the odd TD member would have wondered how the business...
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    Makro has some smoked chicken breasts that I like...

    Makro has some smoked chicken breasts that I like to slice and eat with aged cheese, crackers/or toast and a good chutney or relish.
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    1970s. Saw them at the Sydney Show Ground in 1977...

    1970s. Saw them at the Sydney Show Ground in 1977 but LRB stole that show by singing an encore of Return to Sender...it was soon after Elvis had died. Santana was also on the same bill.
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    Strange homestay guest group last night. Booked...

    Strange homestay guest group last night. Booked two nights for three pax, turned up with five...room comfortably handles four, five at a squeeze. Wife sorted it all including extra monies. Before...
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    TMD Nan weather radar has been displaying the...

    TMD Nan weather radar has been displaying the same set of looped images since 5 August. Pissing a lot of folks off. Many including me have sent messages to TMD for zero response.
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    So a '3 Cup' Bodem coffee press only holds 12...

    So a '3 Cup' Bodem coffee press only holds 12 fluid ounces of liquid. Last time I checked three cups would be 24 fluid ounces. Look I know I'm a simple and unsophisticated guy so is there any sane...
  19. What, ahead of Andrew Johns?

    What, ahead of Andrew Johns?
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    Yeah Thai. Have occasionally pondered whether...

    Yeah Thai. Have occasionally pondered whether Thai buffaloes die more often than Thai girl mothers need operations.
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    The wife just had a homestay guest with a...

    The wife just had a homestay guest with a reservation originally booked for tomorrow contact her about cancelling and getting the third party booking site to not charge. The reason was because a...
  22. No loss of smell nor taste senses for me.

    No loss of smell nor taste senses for me.
  23. I didn't have the cough, nor nasal...

    I didn't have the cough, nor nasal congestion/discharge of previous flus. Fever, headache, bad body aches (till I decided to take extra strong painkiller) and chest tightness. (The homestay guest I...
  24. I'd be towards the back of the line for a proven...

    I'd be towards the back of the line for a proven effective vaccine produced in a reliable country. Would likely not go for a China, Russia or similar country manufactured vaccine unless talking last...
  25. I do hope you skipped the braised cabbage with...

    I do hope you skipped the braised cabbage with the meal. Based on my own experience the flatulence that stuff can generate from about six hours later and releasing copious noxious amounts of it in an...
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    28 / 40. The island related questions did me no...

    28 / 40. The island related questions did me no favours. Why only one mountain question. And should slap myself regarding the Ping River in CM.
  27. Visited 24 if you count Hong Kong and Macau....

    Visited 24 if you count Hong Kong and Macau. Transited another 4. Lived in 5.
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    A little bit of tension around the house up here...

    A little bit of tension around the house up here in the wilds of northern Nan province. Our ten month old black Labrador came into season and after a couple of days on what I suspect would pass for...
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    Had to share the bacon with the wife so you could...

    Had to share the bacon with the wife so you could say there was barely enough left over to be a garnish on my plate.
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    The wife made a Thai dessert a few days back and...

    The wife made a Thai dessert a few days back and we had quite a bit of corn left over. So I made corn fritters this morning to accompany fried eggs, oven baked bacon sitting on a piece of thick...
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    And pizza it was. Although the wife fcuked up and...

    And pizza it was. Although the wife fcuked up and only ordered the medium size. Sigh!
  32. Do any of the above have the ability to download...

    Do any of the above have the ability to download only the audio to an appropriate file type? You know, to rip off some music. Asking for a friend...
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    Currently in an anxious state. The wife is...

    Currently in an anxious state. The wife is waiting for a courier delivery of books that were not delivered yesterday because we were out. If they come by midday we are off to try an interesting...
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    I've found cropping the image a little bit then...

    I've found cropping the image a little bit then posting seems to stop the rotation as well. No idea why.
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    In terms of my intended consumption sequence...2,...

    In terms of my intended consumption sequence...2, 3, 1 then 4, provided 2, 3 and 1 have enough salt.
  36. Was born near there. Had thought the only...

    Was born near there. Had thought the only excitement was the once in a generation mafia hits.
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    Just thought of another one...'He has our full...

    Just thought of another one...'He has our full support and backing.'

    Often said by spokepersons for governments, company boards or selection panels when the going gets tough for a minister, CEO...
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    From personal experience, well, the first wife...

    From personal experience, well, the first wife and my experience with our daughter born in 1986. This is what the nurse told me when it was decided to intervene. I swear if he could have the doctor...
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    Doctor only uses the forceps to guide baby's head.

    Doctor only uses the forceps to guide baby's head.
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    Pretty easy prediction but for the record I'll...

    Pretty easy prediction but for the record I'll state my view that THAI will never ever turn a profit unless it is managed privately and without government influence, and that's not going to happen...
  41. So up here in upper Nan province we missed out on...

    So up here in upper Nan province we missed out on the summer storms this year...and the accompanying blackouts. We've had a couple of overnight showers but little else.
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    Braised pork knuckle and some fancied up mashed...

    Braised pork knuckle and some fancied up mashed potatoes. Pork knuckle from Makro so no chef claims about that.

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    My instilled discipline consists of the timer on...

    My instilled discipline consists of the timer on the smart phone.
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    The wife put some sticky rice on to steam and...

    The wife put some sticky rice on to steam and forgot about it. Been an hour since discovered...got the smoky air out of the house and now working on the sooty smell. Rice buggered as is pan and...
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    Definitely needs full sun, and year round. I laid...

    Definitely needs full sun, and year round. I laid an area of it last year that doesn't have direct sunlight for four months, it died in that part.
  46. So was a shot gun or rifle used? Report says monk...

    So was a shot gun or rifle used? Report says monk shot with a shot gun but then describes a rifle being obtained and hidden. So much Thai journalism is crappily written, short on facts, long on...
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    Less carbs today. Could be none but I'm too lazy...

    Less carbs today. Could be none but I'm too lazy to check up on the mushrooms.

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    Only eat two meals a day Jack, and nothing after...

    Only eat two meals a day Jack, and nothing after 2:00pm last couple of months.
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    Fired up the BBQ for the first time in the year....

    Fired up the BBQ for the first time in the year. Crisped up some pork cumberland sausages. Oven cooked a spinach, mashed potato, tomato sauce and bacon bits concoction. Was alright.

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    Actually I think I'd call them more savoury...

    Actually I think I'd call them more savoury scones ootai but that would likely confuse more folks. But still tasty. BTW, this morning I basted them with sizzling bacon fat after the garlic butter was...
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