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by oakdale160
Fri May 25, 2018 2:53 am
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Pros and Cons of Colonization
Replies: 17
Views: 702

Re: Pros and Cons of Colonization

When I hear that Thai was never colonized, I look sad, lower my head and say "I'm sorry, i can't think why you weren't colonized"
Malaysia and S'pore are unusual--when they hear a British accent, sooner or later they say with a big smile "we used to be a British colony, you know"
by oakdale160
Thu May 24, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Pros and Cons of Colonization
Replies: 17
Views: 702

Re: Pros and Cons of Colonization

Do they still have L plates in the UK. This is such a good idea to alert other motorists to be more courteous to a learner driver. I guess it would have no effect in Thai where there is not much courtesy.
by oakdale160
Thu May 24, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Pros and Cons of Colonization
Replies: 17
Views: 702

Re: Pros and Cons of Colonization

Walking home in KL with my hosts at 11 at night. We came to a crossing and the light was against us. We could see clearly for several hundred mts in all 4 directions--not a vehicle to be seen but we stood for a couple of mins and waited for the lights to change. This was not fear of being caught by ...
by oakdale160
Thu May 24, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Thailand tourist slump continues
Replies: 453
Views: 56381

Re: Thailand tourist slump continues

The posts by US and HHTel are excellent. These 2 ladies see HH through the eyes of visitors, not as ex-pat residents who have, like it or not, come to accept the lethargy of the country as being normal. As time goes by, more and more destinations are working to make themselves more welcoming and att...
by oakdale160
Thu May 24, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: Entertainment Zone
Topic: Caption Competition
Replies: 10217
Views: 212065

Re: Caption Competition

Mother, go and buy some WD40, at least 6 cans.
by oakdale160
Wed May 23, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: News
Topic: Thailand tourist slump continues
Replies: 453
Views: 56381

Re: Thailand tourist slump continues

The Chinese are not quite zero-spending tourists. They do pay for accommodation and meals--all bargained down to the lowest possible price. Plus hiring of busses and a little extra shopping. Not nearly as much as Europeans, I admit. They do love the transvestite shows and the 2 showplaces in Patts a...
by oakdale160
Tue May 22, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Electric Cars
Replies: 164
Views: 10747

Re: Electric Cars

Mod Edit: Off topic. If you want to talk about The Royal Wedding please start a thread in Current Events. Thanks
by oakdale160
Mon May 21, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Thailand tourist slump continues
Replies: 453
Views: 56381

Re: Thailand tourist slump continues

Back to the stats. The Malaysian numbers. Shopping is cheaper in THai border towns than in M and many of those entries are M people coming for an hours shopping plus some M men coming for a "night out"
by oakdale160
Mon May 21, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: News
Topic: Thailand tourist slump continues
Replies: 453
Views: 56381

Re: Thailand tourist slump continues

dont you think that number of cars in a mall is a better indication of Thai customers rather than foreign tourists.
by oakdale160
Sun May 20, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Feeding Time
Topic: Lovely camembert in Makro today
Replies: 2
Views: 388

Re: Lovely camembert in Makro today

C'est vrai? That is a great price for original French camembert
by oakdale160
Sun May 20, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: Ask The Expats
Topic: Looking for a reliable small truck to move 40 boxes from Pattaya to Hua Hin
Replies: 2
Views: 312

Re: Looking for a reliable small truck to move 40 boxes from Pattaya to Hua Hin

I guess HH is similar to the way that Jomtien was 15 years ago. I hope that it is your last move, but the Pattayaisation of Thailand beach towns is an ongoing process.
by oakdale160
Fri May 18, 2018 6:11 am
Forum: News
Topic: Bangkok Post editor removed from role
Replies: 21
Views: 1174

Re: Bangkok Post editor removed from role

I can't believe that he has survived this long
by oakdale160
Thu May 17, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Electric Cars
Replies: 164
Views: 10747

Re: Electric Cars

Just a little off topic-- The number of electric bikes in China has really exploded. These are not the regular bikes with a small hub motor but more sturdy bikes with bigger engines. There are now--wait for it 200 million electric-bikes in China now. The original ones a decade ago had to conform to ...
by oakdale160
Wed May 16, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Bangkok Post editor removed from role
Replies: 21
Views: 1174

Re: Bangkok Post editor removed from role

The BP is in a strange position. The rulers know that as it is written in English it is read outside the country and its critical articles will reveal the unrest about the junta to the rest of the world. I better not say any more
by oakdale160
Wed May 16, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Speaking Thai
Topic: รอยุพอดี
Replies: 12
Views: 811

Re: รอยุพอดี

Isnt this always a problem with a second language. My French is pretty good, but if a speaker uses slang, local idiom, shortened sentences, or is under 30yrs old, I am lost.