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    Stupidity and Naivety

    I don't know if I'd call it embarrassing, but I was pretty stupid at the time... I first came to Thailand in 1989, when my Thai wife and I had been together for about 5 years already (we met in...
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    Another bug I noticed on the app is that it does...

    Another bug I noticed on the app is that it does not save your place when you close it. You need to renavigate every time you return to the app. Just a nitpick; don’t want to get too critical.
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    As I wrote above, I think it's a good app. It's...

    As I wrote above, I think it's a good app. It's great to be able to carry this on my phone and learn a little Thai while I'm waiting for a train or on the grocery line. I'm at the stage of learning...
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    I downloaded this today and paid $10 to unlock...

    I downloaded this today and paid $10 to unlock levels 7-30. I've been taking Skype lessons for 5 months, so I know how to read Thai pretty well. I have to say, I'm glad I found this app. I jumped...
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    star.

    star.
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    Hey, I've vacationed three times in Grayton...

    Same here. My parents didn't hand me anything, ever. We were fairly poor when I was younger so that helped I suppose.

    I never resented working, I always wanted to work. Always had a drive to earn...
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    Task.

    Task.
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    Seven Samurai The Thin Red Line Apocalypse Now...

    Seven Samurai
    The Thin Red Line
    Apocalypse Now
    Fargo
    Rashomon
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    Ties..

    Ties..
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    Thanks for those. I think they ended the draft...

    Might sound fucked up, but I sort of wish I could have been around at that time & went to Vietnam. Love reading books about it.

    Its a badass book no doubt. Ive read it several times as well....
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    This guy was a senior in college so probably...

    This guy was a senior in college so probably about 22.
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    rats..

    rats..
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    I'll check that out. There was another one about...

    I have not but am intrigued.

    Thanks for the "up."


    Also thanks for reminding me of this:

    https://teakdoor.com/images/imported/2017/04/1515.jpg

    Set against a background of unrivaled...
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    Stick it down yer pants and walk out of the store...

    What do I do with it then ?[/quote]

    Stick it down yer pants and walk out of the store with it...
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    Yeah, but it makes it a lot easier on me, that's...

    A very silly regulation, especially if the parents are paying for the education. I can understand protecting the student's information, but we are talking about parents here.[/quote]

    Yeah, but it...
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    Anybody ever read books by Gerald Sparrow?

    He was an Englishman who moved to Bangkok in the '20s and became a very young judge in the international court. Used to play golf with the king.

    Anyways, his books are all fictionalized half-true...
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    Just finished Bangkok 8. Not as bad as I thought...

    Just finished Bangkok 8. Not as bad as I thought it would be.
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    later

    later
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    I never really thought about this too much...

    I never really thought about this too much before, but I've had a few Thai or Lao students in my classes over the years. For some reason, most of them got Ds in my classes where the average grade was...
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    I am a professor at a state university in the US,...

    I am a professor at a state university in the US, and I can confirm that we are not allowed to discuss the affairs of students with their parents, unless the student gives permission. Look up FERPA...
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    team .

    team


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    Baked

    Baked
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    I wonder if you can hire someone to do some...

    We asked around and everybody we asked said "no it's never flooded in that area" so went ahead and brought in the dirt and made a nice big pad higher than the road, that was in March, returned in...
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    ^^ Thanks for the link; forgot about that site.

    ^^

    Thanks for the link; forgot about that site.
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    We're still in the states, but planning to move...

    We're still in the states, but planning to move over there in a couple of years, and maybe buy/build after traveling around for a year or so. I'm thinking that if we bought in a city somewhere, we...
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    Checking for Flood Risk

    If you're building or buying a house in Thailand, are there general ways to avoid places that are prone to flooding? It's obvious that you don't want to build low, but even if you build on a hill you...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrzMhU_4m-g

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrzMhU_4m-g
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    Evolution is a fact, unless you're some kind of...

    Evolution is a fact, unless you're some kind of holy-book thumper. Evolutionary psychology, however, is a bunch of conjectures. An evolutionary psychologist looks at any fact abut human behavior and...
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    No, as I stated a few times in this thread, I...

    No, as I stated a few times in this thread, I just want to teach a class or two part-time. I'll be retired; I won't need the money. My thought is that there might be some department that would want...
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    Thanks Maanam.

    Thanks Maanam.
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    Just aim for the upper 50%, but try not to lose...

    Indeed.
    So what do you do?[/quote]

    Just aim for the upper 50%, but try not to lose the lower half. Universities are moving away from lecturing anyway and emphasizing in-class exercises and other...
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    Thanks Bettyboo. What you're saying here, I kinda...

    Thanks Bettyboo. What you're saying here, I kinda figured at the outset. I've just been trying to get a feel for how to approach these institutions when I finally do get out there. It looks like I'll...
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    Pedestrian Deaths?

    I know that traffic deaths in Thailand (44 per 100k) are second-worst in the world, but does that include pedestrian deaths? Crossing the road is like a goddamn game of Frogger (80s video game for...
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    Amerikuns in general don't like to think too hard...

    I don't always agree with Tax (and vice-versa) but he's spot on here.[/QUOTE]

    Amerikuns in general don't like to think too hard either. You following our presidential election? Ever look at the...
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    Pitcairn Pennsylvania.

    Pitcairn Pennsylvania.
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    And I've already figured out that Thailand is...

    Yeah, I could and might do that. But it would also be cool to teach something in my specialty area that might be in demand in certain places. I just wanted to find out, that's all. I wouldn't be...
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    Yeah, I could and might do that. But it would...

    Yeah, I could and might do that. But it would also be cool to teach something in my specialty area that might be in demand in certain places. I just wanted to find out, that's all. I wouldn't be...
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    In the US - yeah.

    In the US - yeah.
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    People all across the world have basically the...

    People all across the world have basically the same mechanisms for perception, cognition, and other processes with strong grounding in neural function. There are a few interesting cultural influences...
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    Yeah, I figured I would be too old to get a...

    Yeah, I figured I would be too old to get a permanent position in a department. But I wouldn't want one anyway; I was just wondering if I can get in to some place to teach a class or two. I guess...
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    I just sat through a day-long meeting of my...

    I just sat through a day-long meeting of my department, and half the conversation was about student engagement and retention. Nobody dictates how we teach, but there are all kinds of informal...
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    But I also wouldn't mind teaching intro...

    Out of idle interest, what is "your area"?[/quote]


    But I also wouldn't mind teaching intro psychology or something like that. Even English - who knows?
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    Cognitive Psychology - things like memory,...

    Out of idle interest, what is "your area"?[/quote]


    Cognitive Psychology - things like memory, attention and learning. You put people in front of a computer monitor, flash stimuli, collect...
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    Actually, I've been lurking here for a year or...

    Doubt Larry has a clue who AO is so,

    TeakDoor.com - The Thailand Forum - View Profile: aging one[/quote]


    Actually, I've been lurking here for a year or so, and I read all the way through his...
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    University Teaching in Thailand?

    I'm thinking about moving to Thailand in two years when my Thai wife and I retire. I'm a psychology professor at a large state university in the US; would there be any way to hook up with a...
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    Well, in my case it's because the wife is from...

    Well, in my case it's because the wife is from there. She goes back to see the family every few years. I've only been there with her three times in the last 30 years.

    And yeah, it is a hell of a...
  47. What I have learned from teaching in a university

    I teach at a large state university in the U.S. What I've seen in the past 20 years of doing this, is that the average 18-22 year old is not yet an adult in terms of thinking skills. Even though a...
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    Thanks for the advice, all

    We just got back to the US after 34 days in Thailand. We spent 10 days in Samui/Phangan. It rained most days, but only for an hour or so in the afternoon. Perfect weather. I heard that the Andaman...
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    Nice, thanks. It just rained and cleared up...

    Nice, thanks. It just rained and cleared up quickly with a quick temperature drop. We had to fly 28 hours to get to Bangkok. You Australians are lucky. In addition to not having the whole Trump...
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    We were going to go to Lamai but a guy at the bus...

    We were going to go to Lamai but a guy at the bus station to the ferry suggested Moon Hut at Mae Nam Beach. Good choice. 1300 B for an air-con bungalow 100 ft from the beach. It's nice here. We'll...
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