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by hhfarang
Sun Mar 11, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: News
Topic: Man drowns in Kao Takiep after scattering ashes.
Replies: 2
Views: 427

Re: Man drowns in Kao Takiep after scattering ashes.

Seems like that's a dangerous place for spreading ashes. Two good friends were killed by a train at a Takiab crossing when I lived there. They were going to spread one of their husbands ashes in the sea off Takiab. The pickup was totally destroyed, both women killed but the urn with the ashes surviv...
by hhfarang
Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Gentrification threatens Bangkok's slum dwellers
Replies: 0
Views: 221

Gentrification threatens Bangkok's slum dwellers

"Inhabitants of the Klong Toey slum live under the constant threat of eviction in a rapidly expanding and modernizing city. Prateep Ungsongtham, who grew up in Thailand's largest slum, established a school for children who, without birth certificates, could not earn an education otherwise. https://i...
by hhfarang
Sun Mar 04, 2018 2:10 am
Forum: News
Topic: Russian sex class stopped before climax
Replies: 8
Views: 933

Re: Russian sex class stopped before climax

"A self-described sex expert says she will spill information on Trump and Russia to get out of a Thai jail Anastasia Vashukevich arrives at the immigration detention center in Bangkok on Feb. 28, 201...
by hhfarang
Fri Mar 02, 2018 1:24 am
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Biggest Benefit to Being Expat
Replies: 123
Views: 8382

Re: Biggest Benefit to Being Expat

I hear you. Hope the lad has a decent break and doesn't break too many hearts along the way. Yes, agree there are opportunities but they are few and far between. And I totally agree with exposure to the world, hopefully not just the view through the bottom of a Saengsom bottle or based on someone e...
by hhfarang
Fri Mar 02, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: After Dark
Topic: Warning to all patrons of entertainment venues on Soi 94
Replies: 6
Views: 1204

Re: Warning to all patrons of entertainment venues on Soi 94

He posted this on Facebook. Could he (those negative posts) actually be a victim of hacking? "I publish this post basically prophylactic here on my timeline... security before " something " happens, or if " something " would happen in that direction... What's happening at the moment on Facebook??? 😡...
by hhfarang
Thu Mar 01, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: News
Topic: Elections delayed again, PM denies involvement
Replies: 33
Views: 1913

Re: Elections delayed again, PM denies involvement

"Thai PM Now Says Election to Be Held No Later Than February 2019" ... 72244.html
by hhfarang
Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: Which Mobile Phone?
Replies: 380
Views: 37883

Re: Which Mobile Phone?

The new Land Rover...
by hhfarang
Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: News
Topic: Maya Bay, One of Thailand's Most Famous Beaches Is Closing
Replies: 3
Views: 437

Maya Bay, One of Thailand's Most Famous Beaches Is Closing

"Always wanted to visit Thailand? We have some bad news It’s said we can’t have too much of a good thing, but when it comes to tourism, it looks like we actually can. Maya Bay on the Thai island of Koh Phi Phi Leh will be closed and unavailable to visitors all summer long this year while a crew trie...
by hhfarang
Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Thailand 'least miserable' country on Earth
Replies: 8
Views: 576

Re: Thailand 'least miserable' country on Earth

I read a study recently that found Finland had the happiest people on earth. Wouldn't that equate to the "least miserable"?
by hhfarang
Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Isthmus of Kra canal
Replies: 13
Views: 3216

Centuries in the making: Will Thailand build a 100km canal?

"If Thailand's canal is ever built, it won't be the world's longest, but it surely will claim to have had the longest gestation period. The idea of building a shipping lane from one side of the country to the other, linking the Gulf of Thailand, or Gulf of Siam as it was known at the time, with the ...
by hhfarang
Sun Jan 28, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Bangkok Hospital: hope you have health insurance or plenty of cash
Replies: 23
Views: 2312

Re: Hope You Have Insurance or Plenty of Cash

I just spent 3 days in BKK hospital in BKK for an urgent operation to remove my Thyroid. Bill came to over 313,000 baht. Fortunately it is something the US Department of Veterans Affairs is responsible to pay for as its a repeat of a medical problem I had while in the military. If it had been almos...
by hhfarang
Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:23 am
Forum: Foo
Topic: Best of the Rest of the World
Replies: 642
Views: 42910

Re: Best of the Rest of the World

I went fishing this morning but after a short time I ran out of worms. Then I saw a cottonmouth with a frog in his mouth. Frogs are good bass bait. Knowing the snake couldn't bite me with the frog in his mouth I grabbed him right behind the head, took the frog, and put it in my bait bucket. Now the ...
by hhfarang
Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:57 am
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: Instant Messaging
Replies: 10
Views: 778

Re: Instant Messaging

Most of my family and friends use Line and I try to get the ones who don't currently to use it. We think it's the best for texts, video calls, and sending photos. Works with phone service and over wifi.
by hhfarang
Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:47 am
Forum: Entertainment Zone
Topic: TV series worth downloading
Replies: 746
Views: 44073

Re: TV series worth downloading

Two new series worth watching:

Knightfall - History channel

The Long Road Home - National Geographic channel
by hhfarang
Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: Feeding Time
Topic: The Beer Thread
Replies: 747
Views: 80758

Re: The Beer Thread

In my 20's we drank beer mixed with tomato juice a lot. It was good for midday when you didn't want to get buzzed and seemed to be a good "hair of the dog" for hangovers. Bartenders made it; some called it a red beer and some a bloody beer. It was actually pretty good. I wouldn't do it to a good be...