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  1. jobin

    Any flooding in Chiang Mai?

    The river (mae ping) seems high. And very brown. But i have seen no flooding nearby CM city.
  2. U swim a mile in the pool every day, Pinot? That's a long haul. May i venture to say that u do sleep a good deal too. That's what happens to me after a big workout. Next day long snooze.
  3. Have you heard of China? There, whoever the govt wants to toss into the slammer, is accused of 'disharmony'. Verdict always guilty as charged. Have you also heard of the mutual love between the new military junta of T'land and the communist govt of China? Learn to love the dictatorial rule.
  4. jobin

    Cheap beer deals?

    Pour 10 glasses of beer from 10 different bottles, all with labels covered. Ask 100 beer drinkers to 'name the beer' from each glass. Of those 1000 named choices, i'd say about 10% accurate. IMO, it's all repetition and familiarity which leads to good/bad, like/dislike. Let's be frank. We are all in it for the alcohol so go local, go cheap.
  5. jobin

    Profractional laser, aka Fraxel laser

    Getting old and ugly, Trujillo, and now need help to 'catch the birds'?
  6. jobin

    Cheap beer deals?

    Beer snobs in Thailand. Who would have guessed it? Plz guys, if u gotta drink 'quality' beer go back to Belgium. Ur moaning is tiresome.
  7. jobin

    Renting out a car in CM

    I think you misunderstood the OP, willy. HE has the car and wants to rent it out to U.
  8. Whoa Gonzo! You've gone too far by invoking Trump into this discussion. And i'd like to add that when the flea market was on its last legs and threatened with removal there were many theories floating about, on these pages, as to the REAL reasons why. Traffic disruption was the reason the cops gave in closing the market. Were there other reasons some even more powerful than traffic? We will never know coz this in not an open and transparent society nor do the cops always tell the whole and truthful story. Ask yourself why is Mr Boss RedBull not in the slammer for killing a cop? The reason given, by the police, is that the cops cannot locate him. Do you believe that? So maybe there was some traffic headaches for 1/2 days a week near Prince Royals, but in truth, maybe some bigger, unspoken, reasons also exist. Who among us, the farang, can tell the entire story when even the Thais are denied entrance to the 'facts'?
  9. Recall the Saturday flea market next to Prince Royal College? Now gone completely, of course since it disturbed the city fathers, or some rich elite who did not like the view. Cheap-o stalls, blankets on the road, also disturb the city bosses as it degrades THEIR image of prosperous Chiang Mai.
  10. Would T'land be a better place without so many drunk drivers?
  11. jobin

    Castor oil

    I never knew it. An amazing bean https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castor_oil
  12. jobin

    Any good Korean restaurants in CM?

    Sounds like 'sour grapes', Jchef. Maybe ur restaurant failed and now u r angry and lash out at other restaurant folk. In fact, few new restaurants make money and subsequently close up after 1 or 2 yrs. And from my point of view, some of these new owners know damn little about food, service or a welcoming atmosphere. They like to cook, they know everyone eats 3x per day and are usually highly restrained by local competition. And from a farang viewpoint many 'restaurants' are merely fronts for 'drink and smoke'.
  13. Yeah, all walkers over the bridge will be equipped with a bouyant life vest. Just in case.
  14. Living in a mobile home? Very southern USA. Suggest big shade trees and powerful air con. At least no hurricanes or tornados here, as far as i know.
  15. jobin

    Motorbike Tours

    What's a 'gt rider map'? Some yrs back Pontiac offered a great muscle car called the GT, not seen one in ages. I doubt Johpa is talking about old cars.