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    Sorry I didn't post it sooner. Would have saved...

    Sorry I didn't post it sooner. Would have saved me and others a lot of grief.
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    They poured the foundation either last night or...

    They poured the foundation either last night or early this morning.

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    The forms had been removed by this afternoon.
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    Except that in the last ten days I've bailed on...

    Except that in the last ten days I've bailed on two TD members who were in Thailand. I told each that we'd get together but when I came down to actually calling or meeting up, I just stood them up.
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    Where'd you find this? I've been looking for some...

    Where'd you find this? I've been looking for some for a while.
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    "Helter Skelter" -- The Beatles -- White Album

    "Helter Skelter" -- The Beatles -- White Album
  6. Thread: The Garden....

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    This is indeed the best advice....

    This is indeed the best advice....
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    https://teakdoor.com/images/imported/2006/11/287.jp...

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    Work on the foundation. Lots of steel.

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    The steel beams for the roof framing and bricks...
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    Banana Smoothie

    No cooking facilities in this house, so we're stuck with cold food.

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    We need bananas, some home made peanut butter, yogurt, milk, ice,...
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    Of course. How could anyone who's afraid to...

    Of course. How could anyone who's afraid to actually meet people be anything but a loser? Plus, I'm gullible, callow and have a mind that seems to operate in ways that are strange even to me.
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    Here's the key: Listen to popular music. You'll...

    Here's the key: Listen to popular music. You'll find that no matter where the singer is from they sing with a California accent. In other words, with no accent at all. A good example is the Beatles....
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    Were you photographing food you ordered or did...

    Were you photographing food you ordered or did you just wander from table to table taking snaps?
  12. Thread: Salutations

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    ^Well, Korat's kind of a big province.... And,...

    ^Well, Korat's kind of a big province....

    And, the Korat Plateau (Jool's Location) is even bigger.

    Kind of like you saying you live in WA or "out bush"!

    :p
  13. Thread: Salutations

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    Hi Jools, where are you living?

    Hi Jools, where are you living?
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    Just shows it's a matter of taste. I bought a...

    Just shows it's a matter of taste. I bought a bottle of Benmore based on a post here and found it a bit sweet for my taste; almost syrupy. Went back to Pipers. I like the way it totally removes the...
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    Well, I am a SoCal surfer and I know I don't have...

    Well, I am a SoCal surfer and I know I don't have any accent.
  16. You're very right. Take all of this with a grain...

    You're very right. Take all of this with a grain of salt. It's just a way of looking at things. There are lots of auditory thinking Americans. My sister is one and she knows it.

    And, there are...
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    Thanks. Good stuff. The food made my stomach...

    Thanks. Good stuff. The food made my stomach growl even if it is early morning yet.
  18. I know not everyone buys in to Neuro-linguistic...

    I know not everyone buys in to Neuro-linguistic Programming, but it's not a bad model when trying to figure out why some cultures behave so differently in similar situations. Most Westerners are...
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    "Nothing I Can Do About It Now" - Willie Nelson

    "Nothing I Can Do About It Now" - Willie Nelson
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    Damn. It's never easy. My daughter is in the 10th...

    Damn. It's never easy. My daughter is in the 10th grade and lives with her mother on Saipan. She's always done well in school. Well enough that we figure she'll go to university when High School's...
  21. I fear not. Democracy doesn't work very well for...

    I fear not. Democracy doesn't work very well for people whose intellectual development is arrested somewhere between age 6 and 11 and who simply cannot envision the future or plan for it and who...
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    It looks like this neighborhood from my photo...

    It looks like this neighborhood from my photo taken in 1977:

    https://teakdoor.com/images/imported/2006/11/270.jpg
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    Thanks. Great idea. Give us a full tour.

    Thanks. Great idea. Give us a full tour.
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    Congratulations. I am not a loser on the beer and...

    Congratulations. I am not a loser on the beer and Scotch diet....

    81 kilos and holding. Damn!
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    It's totally nuts at times. The other night we're...

    It's totally nuts at times. The other night we're coming home from dinner. I need to turn right. I stop, turn on the indicator and wait for an opening in the on-coming traffic. In other words, to any...
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    Never have, but I enjoyed the web site. Sounds a...

    Never have, but I enjoyed the web site. Sounds a lot like the "Surf".

    Old Pulteney
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    Bowmore Surf...

    Bowmore Surf
  28. Thread: Money

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    The US Treasury form for reporting the movement...

    The US Treasury form for reporting the movement of US$10K in or out of the country is here:

    http://www.fincen.gov/forms/fin105_cmir.pdf

    The rules and penalties for failure to report are on the...
  29. Thread: A & W

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    And, the verdict? Was it worth the trip?

    And, the verdict? Was it worth the trip?
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    I was thinking of one of those high pitched...

    I was thinking of one of those high pitched marine rescue whistles that we use for scuba diving. Very effective and no need for that battery....
  31. Thread: Money

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    Well, I withdrew $1500 daily last year to buy a...

    Well, I withdrew $1500 daily last year to buy a car and they didn't do anything, so I assume it's OK. They respond to e-mail very quickly, so if there's a glitch like you describe I can fix it right...
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    As for Scotch, I like the Bowmore Surf. But, this...

    As for Scotch, I like the Bowmore Surf. But, this all comes down to a matter of personal preference, doesn't it?
  33. Thread: A & W

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    I think there is one up where my Dad lives on the...

    I think there is one up where my Dad lives on the central coast of California. I'll visit him next month and get him to check it out. He's probably already a frequent customer....
  34. Thread: A & W

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    ^Thanks for the link. Sort of up-market coffee...

    ^Thanks for the link. Sort of up-market coffee shop food. Hard to see why it wouldn't do well anywhere in the US.
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    One reason I like this route is that the road is...

    One reason I like this route is that the road is good and not so crowded. Sure, there are a few potholes here and there, but it's mostly smooth sailing all the way from my place (Baan Mai) out to...
  36. Thread: A & W

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    I've seen them on my visits to the US, but never...

    I've seen them on my visits to the US, but never visited. What sort of food did they serve? To me the name implied fresh veggies and seafood.
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    Especially the fact that it doesn't contain a...

    Especially the fact that it doesn't contain a traditional toilet....
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    Bourbon for mixing, Scotch to drink straight up.

    Bourbon for mixing, Scotch to drink straight up.
  39. Thread: Money

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    Of course, my shout for the beer, you bring the...

    Of course, my shout for the beer, you bring the broads!
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    That's All Folks....

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    One morning I got up, bundled up and intended to take a bus somewhere. The bus pulled up to the stop and big sliding doors opened up in the side...
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    https://teakdoor.com/images/imported/2006/11/257.jp...

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    Stone wall, Seoul

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    Park in Seoul

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    :mad:

    :mad:
  43. Thread: Money

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    Plus, it'd get me out of the house every day!

    Plus, it'd get me out of the house every day!
  44. Thread: Money

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    I suppose if push comes to shove I can do what I...

    I suppose if push comes to shove I can do what I did when I bought a car: withdraw my daily limit (US$1500) from ATM's. That would only take 33 days and no reporting would be required. Plus no fees...
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    I don't really mind declaring it on either end,...

    I don't really mind declaring it on either end, other than that I think it's an affront to civil liberties and a hassle. I've done it before. Oddly, moving money from the mainland US to a US...
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    When I moved here I brought a bank check and...

    When I moved here I brought a bank check and deposited it in a Bangkok Bank account. It took just less than 30 days for the credit to appear. The exchange rate was reasonable and I think the fee...
  47. Thread: The Garden....

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    Thank you. Humour first, knowledge after.... ...

    Thank you. Humour first, knowledge after....


    Thanks. Well done.
  48. Thread: Money

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    I've tried that and it doesn't work. Don't know...

    I've tried that and it doesn't work. Don't know why.



    You mean move through someone else's account? I could move it through a relative's account, but I'm worried about the tax and other...
  49. Thread: Money

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    Money

    I need to move US$50K from my US Government Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) account to my Bangkok Bank account. The (TSP) doesn't do international transfers. My US bank doesn't do international transfers....
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    I lived with a table-top combination...

    I lived with a table-top combination convection/microwave for years and wouldn't do it again. In convection mode it didn't cook very fast and was really too small for big jobs like loaves of bread,...
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