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by Takiap
Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Bomb disposal squad finds device near soi 6 Hua Hin
Replies: 7
Views: 667

Re: Bomb disposal squad finds device near soi 6 Hua Hin

Yes, bomb disposal units do have protective gear, but I would imagine it is only donned if deemed necessary. As a matter of interest, do British and other nationality Sappers deployed to the Middle East use fancy dress when sweeping for, or lifting mines? I'm just curious because during the South Af...
by Takiap
Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Trouble sleeping after Japanese food
Replies: 15
Views: 663

Re: Trouble sleeping after Japanese food

Ajinomoto is actually the name of a massive Japanese corporation that manufactures countless food products, of which MSG is only one. Nearly all Thai dishes contain MSG in one form or another even if the cook/vendor doesn't add actual MSG. For instance, it is in the pork and chicken seasoning powder...
by Takiap
Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Hundreds of foreigners/teachers arrested in nationwide operation X-Ray Outlaw Foreigner
Replies: 25
Views: 2368

Re: Hundreds of foreigners/teachers arrested in nationwide operation X-Ray Outlaw Foreigner

Absolutely Big Boy, if the schools stopped employing illegal teachers, there would be no illegal teachers. Of course, since foreigners are nothing more than 2nd class citizens at best, it is far better to simply target foreigners only, without making any clear attempt to tackle the root cause of the...
by Takiap
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: News
Topic: Dutchman Jumps From Hua Hin Hotel
Replies: 10
Views: 923

Re: Dutchman Jumps From Hua Hin Hotel

If I'm not mistaken, it happened just around the same time the schools were coming out. I had just picked two kids up from school and a short distance down the road there were several police vehicles and emergency vehicles. They had blocked of the road, with traffic being diverted.


Poor guy - RIP.
by Takiap
Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: Feeding Time
Topic: Hibiscus tea
Replies: 4
Views: 350

Re: Hibiscus tea

Are you referring to the red-colored tea? If so, you can often find vendors selling it cold with crushed ice around the wet market in town. If you have a garden, you can grow your own as well. Look for seeds called Roselle. They are very easy to grow and bloom like crazy. Wait for the flowers to wit...
by Takiap
Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:40 am
Forum: Feeding Time
Topic: British home comfort food?
Replies: 40
Views: 1727

Re: British home comfort food?

It was really in response to Takieb's question regarding anchovy paste . However, the quote I used is exactly the same quote as at your link in Wiki. The only extra info Wiki gives is that the yeast used is a byproduct of brewing. I think you will find that Marmite and anchovy paste have nothing in...
by Takiap
Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Feeding Time
Topic: British home comfort food?
Replies: 40
Views: 1727

Re: British home comfort food?

I'd big up Marmite too, lovely stuff. I don't suppose anyone has come across Gentlemen's Relish (Patum Peperium) in Thailand? It's basically anchovy paste but with added ingredients. Spread thinly on hot buttered toast or crumpets it's delicious. I didn't see it for a long time though; not since I ...
by Takiap
Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Legal fees and lawyer
Replies: 21
Views: 1564

Re: Legal fees and lawyer

Do you really need a lawyer in the first place if you are paying cash? When we purchased our land, I went and drew out the money, and then we went to the land office with the seller. Once everything was done and signed, we handed over the money and went home with everything we needed, no lawyers re...
by Takiap
Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:30 am
Forum: Feeding Time
Topic: British home comfort food?
Replies: 40
Views: 1727

Re: British home comfort food?

Well, to be honest, Marmite is a gourmet food. :D :duck:


Now, before anyone slams Marmite, take a minute to Google the nutritional value of Marmite. You might be surprised.

:cheers:
by Takiap
Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: Feeding Time
Topic: British home comfort food?
Replies: 40
Views: 1727

Re: British home comfort food?

Correct but the content in the jars is a little different. The jars will last in the fridge for a long time whereas the mixed powder is more of a 24 hour thing. I find the powder, although hot, is a tad bitter and lacks some of the flavour found in jars. The jars do differ depending upon their orig...
by Takiap
Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:05 am
Forum: Feeding Time
Topic: British home comfort food?
Replies: 40
Views: 1727

Re: British home comfort food?

AP interfoods on the klong road have all items mentioned in the OP, and my guess is HHH&B also do. Somebody mentioned that Colemans English Mustard is not the same here? I buy mine from Makro and I can't really tell the difference to that which I used in the UK. Then again, I've always spread on bre...
by Takiap
Sun Jun 10, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: News
Topic: Australian man 'stabbed in chest' in Thailand club
Replies: 42
Views: 2612

Re: Australian man 'stabbed in chest' in Thailand club

Stupid move on the Ausie guy's part, but it doesn't justify a stabbing, and for those who don't already know, it is actually illegal to carry a knife on you.

I can only imagine the Israeli must be a very insecure sort of guy.
by Takiap
Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Feeding Time
Topic: Nescafe
Replies: 77
Views: 7890

Re: Nescafe

Where do these executives learn their maths skills? Thailand's overall coffee market amounts to 18 billion baht a year. Of the total, some 14 billion baht t is captured by 3-in-1 coffee, 4 billion baht by instant coffee and 12 billion baht by ready-to-drink coffee. The same place hey learned their ...
by Takiap
Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Feeding Time
Topic: Nescafe
Replies: 77
Views: 7890

Re: Nescafe

Big Boy wrote:
Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:28 pm
Am I jinxed or what? Whatever improvements were made to make me switch from Nescafe have been copied by my Plan B brand, Moccona. So it now looks as though I'm looking for Plan C.
Douwe Egberts?


:cheers:
by Takiap
Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Legal fees and lawyer
Replies: 21
Views: 1564

Re: Legal fees and lawyer

Do you really need a lawyer in the first place if you are paying cash? When we purchased our land, I went and drew out the money, and then we went to the land office with the seller. Once everything was done and signed, we handed over the money and went home with everything we needed, no lawyers req...