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  1. Woman found murdered in Suphan Buri

    Gap between the bike and the body. Forced to stop and walked on. Domestic. Knew the assailant. Mind you, that's nearly always true.
  2. Come on - pretty skillful from both participants. Nine points each - amassed slightly differently - by Tough Tubby in the blue corner, and Silky Suit in the red corner. .
  3. It takes a lot of fancy science to get drugs into your body through the gut - the acid kills things - and that applies with far greater force if everything has been through a long cooking process. I'd have thought the extra circulating oestrogen caused by mild liver damage brought on by a beer a day would a lot more significant if you're worried about moobs.
  4. Sushi Fanatic Rethinks Raw Fish After Pulling 5-Foot Tapeworm From Body

    Jesus. In the EU all sushi fish is frozen down to (IIRC) -20C for three days. If you eat sushi in Thailand are you, 1) sure it was frozen, and 2) sure it isn't a freshwater fish? Eat raw freshwater fish and worms will be the least of your problems.
  5. Which Thai Mobile Phone Company do you prefer?

    I know absolutely nothing, so can also I ask, i) when does a number stop working if you're out of Thailand, and ii) do you need a SIM to use line, Skype and the like? If the answer to "ii" is yes, then for a lot of folk the absolute cheapest deal for near-zero usage is the way forward, given that nearly everything is done on the web with wi-fi.
  6. I could turn my PGCE into a school one and look to teach in an international school - good money - but I'd rather nail my feet to the table than teach kids.
  7. Yeah, but taking that as a given, are there billets for washed up cynics who just want 40,000 baht a month and something to do to structure the day? China seems desperate for "please teach us English while pretending that this is a subject class" candidates, but - with only a couple of partial exceptions - the air quality looks like a deal breaker.
  8. I feel for them, though! I mean, really, I know me. I'm not that much of a catch. Given the difficulties posed by culture and ethnicity they probably think I'm George Clooney. They haven't seen me wincing when I sit on my goolies, or shoveling rice into my face in front of the Tour de France for an hour and a half, wearing just a vest.
  9. Socialization starts at two. Little emperor up until that point, and then there have to be demands and requirements, or you end up with an unemployable, un-biddable, dysfunctional lunatic.
  10. It is pretty bloody frightening how quickly a professionally qualified female less than half your age - for example, ahem, say a pharmacist in Bangkok Hospital - will ask you whether you have a girlfriend. I'm not really sure how I feel about it: creeped out is part of it.
  11. It certainly isn't hard to find people who completely misunderstand the nature and purpose of an education in the humanities. What's galling is that sometimes they insist on finding you. Whatever panel it was that you sat on I'll bet a pound to a pinch of pig plop that it had nothing to do with the humanities. You don't realize you're doing it, but everything you write screams "prosaic and applied". Did old hands question whether it had a place in HE? I'd guess IT applications, rather than von Neumann, maths and all that.
  12. Ah, so there's something other than "communication skills" - broadly defined - that they're acquiring when they study (say) philosophy? What would that be, and what good would it do them? (Socratic question). Are they learning what to "put" in order to "achieve"?
  13. Thai HE? Look at what I actually said. Unless Thai unis have started paying their Russell Group subs then I might have been talking about Glasgow, Oxford, Cambridge, St Andrews or a number of others, but not a Thai uni. Ironically you make my point. Nobody reads anything closely.
  14. Everybody in HE is teaching English through philosophy, history, politics.... If you think otherwise you haven't seen the students' work. I spent a day going through a dissertation (borderline First, Russell Group) and it was like reading an ESOL "Correct this" exercise.
  15. Is that really the recruitment agenda of - for example - all the Rajabhats, all the private unis and the state unis like (apparently) Chiang Mai, which (I'm told) couldn't even attract and retain enough PhDs of any kind or stripe to retain its status? I think the idea that most of the humanities provision we're talking about is conducted by people who, in the interstices between trying to teach English through the medium of sociology, are filling in grant applications for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and Rand Corporation - with some prospect of success - is pretty fanciful.
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