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  1. Sign forbidding feeding macaques torn

    Don't touch macaque
  2. I'd have gone for hunky monk in the headline and beefy monk in the opening paragraph instead.
  3. Food places with big queues and history!

    This article includes Prachak and several others harking back to the early 20th century: http://bk.asia-city.com/restaurants/news/generations-old-restaurants-visit-before-disappear-bangkok
  4. Teach Thailand without formal Degree

    The whole degree debate is worthless due to a lack of parity in international standards. Traditionally in the UK very few people bothered with university due to the expense and the fact that degrees were not required to enter into the vast majority of professions. When I entered the workplace they were actually viewed as an irrelevance and a hindrance, replacing three or four years of valuable work experience (which most employers much preferred). The level of education received at O and A level was often of a higher standard than lots of what I've seen at university level in less developed countries. The reason this rule is enforced here (in recent years especially) has nothing to do with teacher quality, but everything to do with a country that is choking in bureaucracy and red tape, and is obsessed with anything around social status. It's hardly surprising the country scored second from lowest in the whole ASEAN region in English ability when so many hurdles are placed in the way of willing teachers (which would include retirees and those who have settled here with plenty of life experience). Any teaching qualifications that are asked for should be relevant to the task at hand, such as the CELTA or a respectable TEFL course, in which any native speaker who has completed a decent programme will have already demonstrated a certain standard of proficiency. I remember having graduates work under me (not in teaching) and finding them to be no better equipped when it came to common sense than those who didn't have degrees; I also remember the same point of view expressed here in Bangkok in the late 90s from chatting with a school director here, long before the requirements were tightened up.
  5. Let’s see the junta’s exit strategy

    Exit strategy was successfully road tested two weeks ago, and further consolidated in the hugfest one week ago.
  6. Lots of chest thumping, there's life in the old dog yet.
  7. His downfall will be his ego. He admittedly has a pitiable condition, hence people giving him money so readily - but he can't help bragging on social media about his success begging. If people didn't know what he did with the money or how much he got, he'd quite possibly be able to benefit from the goodwill of others for a long time, but no one loves a wiseass.
  8. In the night time they can stroll down to the disco and recoup their daytime outlay
  9. Looking for Doberman puppy

    Why pay for a Dobermann when you could pinscher
  10. He's 57, so if the dates are correct, it means he joined up on leaving school at age 16 and quit at 19 - hardly a career copper. Agree, it's irrelevant and misleading information.
  11. Vendors Ordered Off Central Lardprao Sidewalks

    Don't worry, they'll make sure to clear away the blind and disabled buskers and elderly vendors just for you.