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by oakdale160
Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Education
Topic: ‘You never know when you’ll need English’
Replies: 1
Views: 344

Re: ‘You never know when you’ll need English’

Interesting to hear their teachers who is French-Canadian talking about the universality of English in today's world.
by oakdale160
Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Entertainment Zone
Topic: Caption Competition
Replies: 10367
Views: 216748

Re: Caption Competition

"Good afternoon, this is your captain bitching"
by oakdale160
Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Aspirin
Replies: 18
Views: 1209

Re: Aspirin

There are a number of blood tests for clotting--Bleeding time, clotting time are 2 old ones. But Prothrombin time is the one used to assess anti=coagulent efficiency.
by oakdale160
Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Thai officials believe 12 boys missing in cave are alive
Replies: 285
Views: 9758

Re: Thai officials believe 12 boys missing in cave are alive

It would be interesting to read the account of the rescue in the Thai media. My guess is that the role of the British and Aussie divers will be downplayed, if mentioned at all.
by oakdale160
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Aspirin
Replies: 18
Views: 1209

Re: Aspirin

There used to be a product--Beecham's Powder that was very popular in the UK for every sort of minor discomfort and even as a stimulant. Its main ingredient was Aspirin and the constant use of these powders caused many cases of gastric problems.
by oakdale160
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Thai officials believe 12 boys missing in cave are alive
Replies: 285
Views: 9758

Re: Thai officials believe 12 boys missing in cave are alive

Huge thanks and congratulations to all the rescuers.
by oakdale160
Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Thai officials believe 12 boys missing in cave are alive
Replies: 285
Views: 9758

Re: Thai officials believe 12 boys missing in cave are alive

My Thai lady friend tells me that she and her friends are very surprised and impressed about all the efforts to rescue the boys. That divers would come from the UK and Austalia impresses them. That foreigner had to come to effect a rescue does not surprise them. When you remember that since the boys...
by oakdale160
Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Sports Fans
Topic: 2018 Football World Cup News and Prediction Tournament
Replies: 249
Views: 5462

Re: 2018 Football World Cup News and Prediction Tournament

BB --The Ref in the England/Columbia game took some critisism, I thought that he was faced with a team of childish actors and felt sorry for him. I do think that refs should not argue with protesters and wave them away, card them if they persist. The Brazil/ Belgium game was relatively free from dra...
by oakdale160
Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: News
Topic: 49 missing as boat overturns in seas off Thailand
Replies: 42
Views: 1837

Re: 49 missing as boat overturns in seas off Thailand

And the Chinese tourists will keep coming.
by oakdale160
Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: Email Preference 2018
Replies: 16
Views: 731

Re: Email Preference 2018

Was hotmail the first free Email, I remember it all started in 1998. my first had a strange name Eudora Something. And when it all started and it was FREE, we could hardly believe it.
by oakdale160
Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Sports Fans
Topic: 2018 Football World Cup News and Prediction Tournament
Replies: 249
Views: 5462

Re: 2018 Football World Cup News and Prediction Tournament

One other point--one commentator described the incident that resulted in a penalty to England as a Rugby-like tackle. Let me tell you tackling a man off the ball like that in rugby is a BIG offense.
by oakdale160
Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Sports Fans
Topic: 2018 Football World Cup News and Prediction Tournament
Replies: 249
Views: 5462

Re: 2018 Football World Cup News and Prediction Tournament

I think it was a mistake for England rto react by playing the same games as the Columbians. Screaming at refs never changed a decision, let the captain complain. Similarly joining in the turning the 2nd half into an Olympic diving competition was a mistake. When challenged with childish behavior--ta...
by oakdale160
Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Property & Real Estate
Topic: Discount for new property projects
Replies: 18
Views: 1261

Re: Discount for new property projects

"Even when one is dealing with agents here, they appear almost never, to be professionally-certified agents".

Is there such a thing as a professionally certified agent????
by oakdale160
Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Sports Fans
Topic: 2018 Football World Cup News and Prediction Tournament
Replies: 249
Views: 5462

Re: 2018 Football World Cup News and Prediction Tournament

Brazil/Mexico 2-0 Good to see a game decided in regulation time and with no penalty finish
by oakdale160
Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Tips for recycling and reducing plastic use in Thailand
Replies: 113
Views: 8743

Re: Tips for recycling and reducing plastic use in Thailand

The charge is only part of the way that usage is reduced. A UK Tv reporter did a nice piece where she stood with a cashier in a s-market. The reduction in people taking bags was not as great as reported elsewhere. What was interesting was that over 60% of the customers taking bags either apologised ...