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  1. Who's he related to?

    Who's he related to?
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    A day out in Bangkok

    I needed to go to Bangkok to get a new Aussie passport so I hopped on the plane from Ubon at 7.05 am.

    I got into Don Muang about 8. I must say that they've cleaned up the taxi chaos now but it...
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    The re-run that involved the US team should also...

    The re-run that involved the US team should also have involved the Chinese team. Why were the Americans allowed to run again knowing a time (of the Chinese team) that they had to beat to get into the...
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    This is my concern also. General data and...

    This is my concern also. General data and Songkran stats about road accidents don't accurately indicate how many involve motorcyclists - from memory, figures of 85% are mentioned (there are also...
  5. Jane Asher - one of Paul McCartney's early...

    Jane Asher - one of Paul McCartney's early girlfriends.

    Sorry, no pictures. The newspaper photos are probably still under the mattress in the terrace house that I used to live in in the early '60s.
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    Don't worry about any rubbish bins.

    Don't worry about any rubbish bins.
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    This is a very strange post. He (assuming it's...

    He is pointing out the Thai's drive like shit. In fact the 2nd most road fatalities per year in the world. Dont try and say the Thai's drive well.[/quote]

    Aging one, I appreciate your thread...
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    TD guys You're gluttons for punishment, keeping...

    TD guys
    You're gluttons for punishment, keeping this thread going. I found it too difficult to follow Fred's ideas due to his lack of paragraphs (my post 252 on 10.4.16 warned him away from teaching...
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    Welcome back Fred. Good that you've got a builder...

    Welcome back Fred. Good that you've got a builder who can advise you about legal matters.
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    Regarding your bathroom fixtures, where's your...

    Regarding your bathroom fixtures, where's your water coming from? - town water supplies or village water supplies (via the wat)?

    I'm on village water and I've experimented with buying decent taps...
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    Fred If you're thinking of teaching, I hope...

    Fred

    If you're thinking of teaching, I hope the school that you find employment at doesn't expect you teach writing paragraphs!
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    No problems with the government hospitals as long...

    No problems with the government hospitals as long as you have a Thai-speaking person with you.

    Arrangements change sometimes about how they operate - go here one time, next time go to a different...
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    Try Ubon Motors, opposite Tokyo Hotel

    Try Ubon Motors, opposite Tokyo Hotel
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    Yes, they lack any organisational skills. ...

    Yes, they lack any organisational skills.

    Things in the kitchen, tools around the garden, pens and pencils... Say anything about it and lots of agreement. Next time, same again!
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    Don't worry guys, the cutting down of the trees...

    Don't worry guys, the cutting down of the trees doesn't seem to be an issue for the chain-saw guys. I haven't seen them since Thursday last week (6 days at the present moment). I can understand that...
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    Price of timber - I'll try in construction

    I have had no replies to my question in the 'Living in Thailand' forum so I'll try 'Construction.'

    Does anyone know the approximate price of timber (per cubic metre) in Thailand?

    I've just had...
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    Price of timber in Thailand

    Does anyone know the approximate price of timber (per cubic metre) in Thailand?

    I've just had a dead tree cut down and I want to get some idea of its value. I think it's either peltophorum ...
  18. I have the unfortunate pleasure of using the ring...

    I have the unfortunate pleasure of using the ring road of a major regional city in Thailand each day. It is a two lane (one in each direction with no physical divide other than a collection of yellow...
  19. The times that I've used Hua Lampong Railway...

    The times that I've used Hua Lampong Railway Station, I thought it was a museum!

    Four years to make it into a museum? - just leave it as it is will achieve the same thing.
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    "Oldest club in the land, aren't they." Yes, and...

    "Oldest club in the land, aren't they." Yes, and they play like it!
  21. The Excise Department also will be exercising...

    The Excise Department also will be exercising strict control on the distribution of alcoholic drinks during the traditional Thai New Year.

    Air Chief Marshal Prajin Juntong, the Transportation and...
  22. The supposed new legislation hasn't reached Ubon...

    The supposed new legislation hasn't reached Ubon yet. I bought 2 8 litre casks of wine at Makro at 6.30 am Sunday 2.2.15.

    Cheers!
  23. Yes I have worked on building sites in UK and...

    Yes I have worked on building sites in UK and Australia - toilet conditions were not as bad as I found at Ubon Airport.

    There may be toilets at the departure area. If you're so familiar with the...
  24. Ubon Airport - go to the toilet before visiting!

    I had the (mis)fortune to go to Ubon Airport today to pick someone up on an incoming flight. I've used the airport regularly over a period of 13 years (pick-ups, drop-offs, and personal incoming and...
  25. There's no $2 shops in Manly Corso anymore -...

    There's no $2 shops in Manly Corso anymore - everything is $3.99 and up! The only place you can get anything for $2 is at Vinnies or Salvation Army up the Pittwater Road.
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    Yes, Jim - well sign-posted and easy to find -...

    It's in Phi Bon, 45 minutes out of Ubon on the Chong Mek road.
    Well sign posted and easy to find.[/QUOTE]

    Yes, Jim - well sign-posted and easy to find - but not necessarily easy to get there....
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    She can have those buggers in my soi - and take...

    She can have those buggers in my soi - and take the bloody no-good owners too.
  28. Don't worry guys. The video is a fake. Not once...

    Don't worry guys. The video is a fake. Not once in the 4 minutes did she use a mobile phone, take a photo, or eat some somtam!
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    Jacque Tati in M Hulot's Holiday and Traffic -...

    Jacque Tati in M Hulot's Holiday and Traffic - have a look sometime, Mr Bean lovers
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    No comments about the standard of refereeing? ...

    No comments about the standard of refereeing?

    Maybe not as it was so bad both ways that it made little difference. It reminded me of when I first saw rugby league on Sunday TV in UK back in the...
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    Thanks for that info, Paleface

    Thanks for that info, Paleface
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    I've just read about the death of Alvin Stardust...

    I've just read about the death of Alvin Stardust on BBC News, and it's set my mind thinking about things in the '60s that TD people may be able to help me with.

    I remember a band called Alvin Lee...
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    Mentioning Spike Milligan (post 69), I used to...

    Mentioning Spike Milligan (post 69), I used to mow the lawn of his mother in Woy Woy.
    She was well into her 80s and was a cunning bugger - used to get people to give her a lift to and from the...
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    Anatomy mixed up? Has she got a nipple on her...

    Anatomy mixed up? Has she got a nipple on her knee?
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    In response to Breny's original question, it...

    In response to Breny's original question, it seems that there are a number of keen cyclists among the TD mob.

    I came across a Royal Project Cycleway (not sure if that's the official title but it's...
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    Sorry, I probably should have said "significant...

    Sorry, I probably should have said "significant effect on Thais" instead of "Thailand." I was referring to the "ordinary" Thai and not the nation.
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    Cooking gas price hike!

    Is anyone aware of the reasons for the big increase in cooking gas?

    I have not seen anything in the media about a gas price rise but it hit yesterday when I bought a container and was charged 400...
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    I've just tried going through the process of...

    I've just tried going through the process of complaining to State Railways of Thailand about the Hua Hin fridge on wheels but, as usual, the complaints procedure in Thailand was blocked with...
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    Hualomphong to Hua Hin - fridge on wheels

    I decided to re-trace a journey I did 15 years ago by travelling south by train from Hualomphong station. I decided to treat myself and go by diesel rail car (DRC). It was a painful and uncomfortable...
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    The noise issue doesn't seem to bother Thais....

    The noise issue doesn't seem to bother Thais. They are able to conduct a phone conversation, speak to a couple of friends either side of them, and text something on another phone with the other hand,...
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    This comedy is getting serious now. Yesterday...

    This comedy is getting serious now.

    Yesterday (Sunday) I was unable to buy my casks of white wine at Makro. A Makro guy explained to me that it was because of the election. I said I thought the...
  42. NigeJan Don't worry about the house shit at a...

    NigeJan

    Don't worry about the house shit at a time like this. Just work out what's important and worry about the top priorities.

    Hang in there mate

    bobforest
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    Thais doing better - a generational change

    I have followed Perota's thread titled "Are Thai people doing better?" and thought about putting these comments there. However, I decided to start a new thread as some of the observations, while...
  44. Congratulations to the Construction Contributors

    I, and I'm sure a number of other TD people, have tuned into the various construction threads over the past few months. I want to congratulate those people who initiated (and also the others who...
  45. Nig I've been a bit busy so I've found it...

    Nig

    I've been a bit busy so I've found it difficult to keep up with all these building threads.

    It looks great but where's the rhubarb and vegetables going?

    bobforest
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    20/25. Been away for a few years so that's my...

    20/25. Been away for a few years so that's my excuse
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    After just over one week of 3BB, here's my...

    After just over one week of 3BB, here's my report:

    1. reception appears to be OK with no (as far as I know) any interruptions

    2. installation left a bit to be desired.

    Team 1 came and...
  48. Nigel I was going to ask about the...

    Nigel

    I was going to ask about the positioning of the columns as well. Aren't they supposed to be embedded in the concrete base for stability?

    I like your idea of a small pad. I wish that I...
  49. Turn the hose on and water the street as he's...

    Turn the hose on and water the street as he's feeding the birds.
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    Koetjeka, I hope you got your rebate on the...

    Koetjeka,

    I hope you got your rebate on the days of no service from TOT.

    I'm not sure where you are but I was doubtful about the 3BB coverage in my area (unmade road, end of the line for...
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