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    Wink what do farangs miss in Thailand

    A comrade on another board mentioned that he could not easily locate red licorice.
    Okay.

    I wondered about what I am missing while I am living in Thai...mmmm....pondering a bit more I realized that I don't readily see many beautiful big tapas...enjoy.

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    pink nipples.

    direct debits.

    golden syrup.

    getting turned down by mates for a Tuesday night drink down the pub.

    shedloads of cobwebs on the hedges.

    buying a pack of 10 ciggies.

    wearing shoes in the house (this actually puts chills down my spine because it is so disgusting).

    wiping your arse with sandpaper (tissue).

    doner kebabs (f*^k you Somtam).

    fry up down the cafe with a newspaper and a hot mug of tea.

    beer that doesn't end in a vowel sound or ng.

    banter.

    waking up on a Saturday to go and see a match with a few mates.

    playing on a Sunday with the same mates still pissed up (and winning!)

    crumpets.

    more crumpets

    and even more crumpets!
    Black diamonds? I shit 'em.

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    Did i mention Lucozade, Lemsip, Bonjela and crumpets?

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    Radio 4.

    That's about it really.

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    Cant you listen to R4 online ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bogon
    buying a pack of 10 ciggies.
    Any local shop will sort that out, Bogster.

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    ^ Actually Sommers they will, but they will all be lung-bleeders.

    I'm talking Embassy No1, B&H and if splashing out, the illustrious "real" Marlboro reds.

    *leaves keyboard to wipe tear and smoke an L&M red with the geckos outside...*

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bogon
    smoke an L&M red with the geckos outside...*
    Look closer - i think they're teeth or lungs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bogon
    ^ Click this Jimmy boy...TuneIn: Listen to Online Radio, Music and Talk Stations
    Why on earth would I want to listen to this shit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fluke
    Cant you listen to R4 online ?
    Probably. I'm just so fukin lazy

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    I miss the order while driving a car.

    I also miss good steaks, pickles, great chicken wings, deli sandwiches, Netflix, chili, real Mexican food, quick service, receiving a restaurant meal in a reasonable order, muscle cars, decent auto parts stores and snow.

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    Beef curtains.

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    Wearing shoes in the house (this actually puts chills down my spine because it is so disgusting).
    Which is disgusting with or without?

    When I was a kid, I was never allowed to wear shoes in the house. Had slippers for that. Even the tiled kitchen floor was off limits.

    My brother has a farm style kitchen so OK there. Just not in the house.

    Visitors allowed in with shoes. But if removed are done so inside.

    Shoes allowed in places of commerce and business. (which I find strange here)

    What do I miss. Not much as I repeatedly say I came here because it is different. Not so I could reminisce about what isn't here.

    Found some Filipino candy not far from me that is different.
    Better to think inside the pub, than outside the box?
    I apologize if any offence was caused. unless it was intended.
    You people, you think I know feck nothing; I tell you: I know feck all
    Those who cannot change their mind, cannot change anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luckyjim
    Radio 4. That's about it really.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bogon
    ^ Click this Jimmy boy...TuneIn: Listen to Online Radio, Music and Talk Stations
    Quote Originally Posted by luckyjim
    Why on earth would I want to listen to this shit?
    ...because it has BBC Radio 4?

    http://tunein.com/radio/BBC-Radio-4-...reamid=2960488

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bogon
    because it has BBC Radio 4?
    Oh. I'll have another look. Cheers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VocalNeal
    Which is disgusting with or without?
    With.

    It's up there with using bog roll instead of the bum gun in my books.

    --EDIT--

    ^ Thanks for the apology Jim (just saw the green)

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    I miss intelligent conversation.

    Discussing 'Gin kao laeo' and 'bpy nai' with every fcuking yokal that I meet gets on my tits.

    Why can't they ask about the problems of the Brazilian rain-forests or solar-powered toilets?

    The only stimulating conversation that I have is with myself. Sometimes its so stimulating that I end up flirting with myself and persuading myself to take all my clothes off and to have bare-back sex with only a red rubber glove

    I used to try to strike up intelligent conversation with my Thai wives, until I realised that it was all a total waste of time. So I took to writing lottery numbers on the stomachs of the big toads in our garden...
    Groping women when you're old is fine - everyone thinks you're senile

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    My Sisters Sunday dinners.
    My Great Nephews.
    Pukka Pies
    A hot Summers day, when it's 23Celius over there and 39 over here.
    A pint of Guinness.
    A chance to get a job if I want.
    Morrisons doughnuts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon43
    and to have bare-back sex with only a red rubber glove
    You need to read Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy O'Toole...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tj916 View Post
    My Sisters Sunday dinners.
    My Great Nephews.
    Pukka Pies
    A hot Summers day, when it's 23Celius over there and 39 over here.
    A pint of Guinness.
    A chance to get a job if I want.
    Morrisons doughnuts.
    You can get Pukka pies from supermarkets in Thailand, and probably a pint of Guinness as well

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    Cap'n Crunch with swirled berries.....

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    A friend of mine in Bangkok told me that she buys Marks and Spencers cakes in Paragon for 195 baht per packet. Here they are £1.49/75 baht for a twin pack. That is shocking mark-up even accounting for import tax

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    high taxes and cold weather.

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    Good radio stations, like Limerick Ireland RTE
    RTÉ lyric fm

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