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  1. Very sad but a design engineer graduate uses a...

    Very sad but a design engineer graduate uses a hairdryer in the bath ?
    RIP young lady, wasted life.
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    Headaches/ Migraines

    Just to bring to members attention.
    I suffer from episodic Cluster Headaches.
    Been free for a few years but they returned on a trip to Thailand.
    Went to the pharmacy and was told my usual...
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    Dillinger is quite right. I went to the Bangkok...

    Dillinger is quite right. I went to the Bangkok Bank branch he suggested. Passport with visa exemption, TM30, copy of my rental agreement was all I needed. Deposited 100,000bht. Walked away with...
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    All a bit sad really. The surgeons should be...

    All a bit sad really.
    The surgeons should be locked up.
  5. But you don't pay any of it until you have...

    But you don't pay any of it until you have employment that pays over 25,000 per year, then small increments by tax code upwards. All outstanding loans are written off after 30 years....?
    Is this...
  6. Thread: Frequent visitor

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    Thanks all, back there next week, the family...

    Thanks all, back there next week, the family making plans.

    Yes, 'gay' beach to the right of me Akavit restaurant (my favourite bar $ restaurant) to the left, no confusion which way to turn :)
    ...
  7. I'm sure I ate dog in Cambodia once, I was led to...

    I'm sure I ate dog in Cambodia once, I was led to believe it was goat........i don't think so.
    Not sure I am in a position to criticise what animals can be eaten, its the method of keep and...
  8. Thread: Frequent visitor

    by Bower
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    Frequent visitor

    I cannot say I am or intending to live in Thailand but I have taken a year lease on a condo.
    My wife passed away last year and I find the long cold winter months daunting.
    I have taken a...
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    I did an organised charity cycle ride from Saigon...

    I did an organised charity cycle ride from Saigon to Siem Reap about 10 years ago. Really enjoyed it despite not enough training. Mainly flat but long and dusty roads through the villages.
    Cycled...
  10. I saw the video of the truck driver with his...

    I saw the video of the truck driver with his headphones on whilst looking at his phone. There was a cabin cam that showed him looking at the phone a second before he plowed into the back of...
  11. Christmas and New Year 2017 I will be in Barbados...

    Christmas and New Year 2017 I will be in Barbados with my two youngest children and their partners ��
  12. 63 Never lived in Asia but first visited Thailand...

    63 Never lived in Asia but first visited Thailand 1970.
    Now spend approx 2 winter months a year in Thailand avoiding Christmas and New Year.
  13. Thread: Myanmar eVisa

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    I stand corrected Phuketrichard it was 39.13 =...

    I stand corrected Phuketrichard it was 39.13 = $50.
  14. Thread: Myanmar eVisa

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    Myanmar eVisa

    Just a bit of info that might be useful to some.
    I just applied for a eVisa for Myanmar, it took just 3 days for visa approval email and cost just 25.00 GBP
    Very handy.
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    Chinese restaurant recommendations

    Any recommendations for the best Chinese restaurant in Bangkok, in particular I love salt and chilli ribs, crispy duck, hot and sour soup....
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    It was certainly embarrassing for the Turk, if...

    It was certainly embarrassing for the Turk, if you find a way through a boxers defence and stop him by the third round your opponent hasn’t found it predictable.
  17. Thread: Weather forecast

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    Weather forecast

    Which weather forecasting website/App do you Thai residents find the most accurate ?
    Thanks in anticipation.
  18. I have bought them there in the past, nothing...

    I have bought them there in the past, nothing super large but good colour and untreated. I wouldn’t risk it now, too many crooked ‘experts’ and you don’t want to be caught at Yangon airport without a...
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    My own boat rod which was a subtle way of telling...

    My own boat rod which was a subtle way of telling me i was now old enough to take the little fishing boat and 'seagull' outboard, out on my own.
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    Are they not still at war ?

    Are they not still at war ?
  21. Oh dear, Monsanto rules eh !

    Oh dear, Monsanto rules eh !
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    https://teakdoor.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=13...

    https://teakdoor.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=1340&stc=1Brighton bandstand at sunset.
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    Exciting times in new lands for you. Good luck.

    Exciting times in new lands for you. Good luck.
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    I remember being fascinated by the one in...

    I remember being fascinated by the one in Pitlochry, Scotland in the 1950's. It had windows so you could watch the salmon battling upstream.
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    I had a blood test as the optician sent me to the...

    I had a blood test as the optician sent me to the doctors after an eye test, apparently they can see cholesterol in your eyes.
    Statins for me now, no problems from the statins and cholesterol back...
  26. Thread: Rate your job

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    Retired 8/10 :cool1:

    Retired 8/10 :cool1:
  27. Thread: new look

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    Like most things new it will take some getting...

    Like most things new it will take some getting used to but overall, i like it.
    I found my way around it without the help of my grandchildren, can't ask them because of the whore adds.
    Even found...
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    Best steak i ever had was Elk. I like steaks...

    Best steak i ever had was Elk.
    I like steaks seriously rare as in 'a good vet could bring it back to life'.
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    Pull over and wait for the tantrum to pass and...

    Pull over and wait for the tantrum to pass and again the next time etc...
  30. And the guy intends seeing her again !! who would...

    And the guy intends seeing her again !! who would want to date a woman with a scat habit ...
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    I have a younger brother with brain damage from...

    I have a younger brother with brain damage from measles, I remember school chums that had a headache then needed an iron lung (polio) the fear in mothers faces when whooping cough was doing the...
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    Hmmm and here's me paying 10 per kg for dried...

    Hmmm and here's me paying 10 per kg for dried mealworms, export opportunity.???
    :)
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    Excellent, thanks for posting these pictures.

    Excellent, thanks for posting these pictures.
  34. Thread: Happy Days

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    Lives opposite my house, nice guy. Staunch...

    https://teakdoor.com/images/imported/2017/08/2204.jpg[/QUOTE]

    Lives opposite my house, nice guy.
    Staunch Labour supporter, we are called the village communists by the god squad here.

    As for...
  35. The EU has had its foot on the throat of Africa...

    The EU has had its foot on the throat of Africa for years, now its going to press down harder ???
  36. Thread: Bali

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    I have visited Bali on 4-5 occasions for family...

    I have visited Bali on 4-5 occasions for family holidays and to visit friends who have a few businesses there ( Home - Scallywags Resorts) Great place if you keep away from Kuta. I hired a 4x4 and...
  37. A old mate of mine, just last year lost his...

    Are you sure they UK "authorities" are unaware of your position on the globe? Not showing a passport on exiting the UK indicates either nothing or the airlines, who have your details automatically...
  38. Thread: AI and robots

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    AI and robots

    With the advancement in the science just what will we do with the unskilled and semi skilled. Will these people be given a pittance to live on ?
    I refuse to use self checkouts in supermarkets....
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    Proper due diligence is required in any business...

    Proper due diligence is required in any business acquisition.
    It's up to the purchaser to satisfy him/herself of current sales achievement, and anyone buying a catering establishment should be...
  40. I never served on big ships but twin gas turbines...

    I never served on big ships but twin gas turbines with an exhaust in each island facilitates better machinery layout and as an added safety feature to slow down/ halt catastrophic flooding.
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    There is a lift for those that need.

    There is a lift for those that need.
  42. Russia has just revealed plans to build a bigger...

    Russia has just revealed plans to build a bigger carrier copying the twin islands idea, as has Italy...
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    I just watched a little clip or two, funny lady.

    I just watched a little clip or two, funny lady.
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    I have eaten there a few times and enjoyed a...

    I have eaten there a few times and enjoyed a 'Comedy Night' which sold out. Entrance fees, all seemed to be eating and enough staff to ensure quick refill kept the drink sales going. As a publican...
  45. Twin islands is unique i think, separate engine...

    Twin islands is unique i think, separate engine rooms and less turbulence.
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    Great stuff, thanks

    Great stuff, thanks
  47. I do know of a young African girl (8) who was...

    I do know of a young African girl (8) who was given a psychiatric assessment because of her lack of attention at school and distant looks when in class. The conclusion was boredom.
    The young girl...
  48. They are not the easiest of cars to drive, they...

    They are not the easiest of cars to drive, they along with Porsche and other supercar makers used to give driving lessons prior to your first purchase.
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    ^ You would if you were a Brit Ray.

    ^ You would if you were a Brit Ray.
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    Violence on the beach.

    Witnessed totally disgusting behaviour on the beach at Brighton yesterday; man and woman arguing in front of a load of kids, then she smacked him one on the head and it all kicked off between them,...
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