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by Spitfire
Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Need to know things about thai GF
Replies: 13
Views: 1668

Re: Need to know things about thai GF

You always know when it's time to move on from a job or a girl. You just have to square-it-away with yourself one way or another...and only you know how that stacks up for your situation. You just have to call time on something dude, if it's that's time, and if it's got to that stage, then move on (...
by Spitfire
Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Police: French lover admits to killing Italian husband
Replies: 4
Views: 710

Re: Police: French lover admits to killing Italian husband

The French dude will have lots of time to mullet it over.
by Spitfire
Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Speaking Thai
Topic: A few online Thai Language starting points
Replies: 20
Views: 15982

Re: A few online Thai Language starting points

Lol...you guys dug up a thread from 2010...blimey, just start a new one. :roll:
by Spitfire
Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Elections delayed again, PM denies involvement
Replies: 58
Views: 4201

Re: Elections delayed again, PM denies involvement

Power corrupts....and the Junta have cruised and used up their good will from so many. This will not end well.
by Spitfire
Thu Jan 25, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Elections delayed again, PM denies involvement
Replies: 58
Views: 4201

Re: Elections delayed again, PM denies involvement

The junta will be the architects of their demise...and then they will need to have another coup further down the line (anyone who think the last one will be the last one is nuts). It seems pretty obvious that they are all above the law along with all their cronies and it never ends well when you hav...
by Spitfire
Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Education
Topic: Thais rank low again at English
Replies: 77
Views: 5434

Re: Thais rank low again at English

Did the teacher apologise and admit her mistake? Hell no but she did agree to allow my daughter to spell it both ways. Saving face?? That's the problem, these kids are mentored by the incompetent in high school and by people that know very little when it comes such a thing as an international langu...
by Spitfire
Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Education
Topic: Thais rank low again at English
Replies: 77
Views: 5434

Re: Thais rank low again at English

Yep, good post. Nothing there to disagree with. The main problem with teaching at university level (which is where I think most of the current and ex-teachers on the forum work(ed)) is that instead of teaching the more advanced levels you'd normally expect, you're going over stuff that should have ...
by Spitfire
Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Education
Topic: Thais rank low again at English
Replies: 77
Views: 5434

Re: Thais rank low again at English

Yes Buksida , but the kids like yours will end up doing better when they get to the real world as English skills are so lacking in the general population that the ones that can speak/write etc. will just get snatched up by big companies and breeze it earning good salaries. I often tell the smarter s...
by Spitfire
Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Education
Topic: Thais rank low again at English
Replies: 77
Views: 5434

Re: Thais rank low again at English

Kids like yours Buksida that are constantly exposed to the language everyday always come out well/top and that's the thing, most of these kids might study English in a lesson but as soon as the lesson ends it's not even thought about till next class whenever that is. Kids like yours hear, speak and ...
by Spitfire
Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Education
Topic: Thais rank low again at English
Replies: 77
Views: 5434

Re: Thais rank low again at English

So, moving along then...one of the other major problems with about 70% of any class you get here (even at university) is the reluctance/refusal to participate in speaking pair/group work. It's too much effort for them and are unwilling to give it a try mostly. Obviously they are not used to it as it...
by Spitfire
Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Education
Topic: Thais rank low again at English
Replies: 77
Views: 5434

Re: Thais rank low again at English

I am constantly amazed by the fact that most of the bar girls speak and understand English better than the staff in my bank. That's because of what is termed as language exposure...which most high school students and uni students don't get. They (bar girls) are more exposed tot he language and are ...
by Spitfire
Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Education
Topic: Thais rank low again at English
Replies: 77
Views: 5434

Re: Thais rank low again at English

Turning university into actually university would help too, instead of a further extension of high school where little appears to be really different...maybe they should call it mathayom 7 & 8. Thing is, buy the time they get to being freshers at uni, they have spent at least 13 years learning Engli...
by Spitfire
Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: The computer and software security thread
Replies: 122
Views: 24640

Re: The computer and software security thread

There is no such thing as computer security, only thing you can do is lengthen the odds as to whether you will be compromised by the scumbags.
by Spitfire
Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: News
Topic: One tourist killed, 11 injured in speed boat explosion
Replies: 13
Views: 1300

Re: One tourist killed, 11 injured in speed boat explosion

Must have been a big speed boat if it was certified to carry 31 people on it safely. Surprised the overloaded thing hasn't been brought up a long with greed over safety.
by Spitfire
Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Education
Topic: Thais rank low again at English
Replies: 77
Views: 5434

Re: Thais rank low again at English

I speak Thai better than most of the students I come across can speak English...tbh. The reason is, is because I've had a motivation to do so. Most of these kids have had no such thing interjected into their life in a meaningful way as high school is a ludicrous brainwashing experience where within ...