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  1. Facebook Problem

    Thanks Maestro. Unfortunately still the same. Am tempted to unfollow on Facebook but will give it some more time. Sent from my SM-J120G using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  2. I was at Pattaya beach around 2 pm Sunday. Tide coming in. Piles of rubbish. Never seen it so bad. Definitely hadn't been cleaned yet. I usually sympathise with the deck chairs guys but I can't understand why they don't clean up in front of their sites at least. It's not like they are really busy. I wouldn't sit in that but plenty sunbathing in the filth. Sent from my SM-J120G using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  3. Cham Yeam/Hat Lek IO scam

    Hey thanks . Sounds promising. Cheers Sent from my SM-J120G using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  4. I don't really see it as a scam except for telling them the Temple was closed. No one forced them into buying the suits or the jewels. Having worked in sales they just assisted them in seeing the value of buying two nice new suits and some valuable jewellery. Sent from my SM-J120G using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  5. Cham Yeam/Hat Lek IO scam

    Hi. Has anyone any news whether Cambodian Immigration at Cham Yeam are still asking for extra money. I have read to ask to take a photo of their fake notice, smile alot and just keep offering the $30 usd. Last time I crossed a few years ago my girlfriend gave them 1500 baht to get me through against my protests. Hopefully they have cleaned it up. Any advice/info appreciated. Sent from my SM-J120G using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  6. Facebook Problem

    Hi. I can't read Thai Visa articles on Facebook anymore. They are now redirected to the TV app but to the homepage and not the actual article. I can unfollow on Facebook and only use the app but that doesn't seem an ideal situation for either TV or me. Sent from my SM-J120G using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  7. martyr image: http://cf.ydcdn.net/1.0.1.81/images/dictionaries/websters5.jpg [http://cf] a person who assumes an attitude of self-sacrifice or suffering in order to arouse feelings of pity, guilt, etc. in others Origin of martyr Middle English martir from Old English from Ecclesiastical Late Latin from Classical Greek martyr, martys, a witness (LGr(Ec), martyr) from Indo-European base an unverified form (s)mer-, to remember, care from source Classical Latin memor, mindful, Sanskrit smárati, (he) remembers to put to death or torture for adherence to a beliefto torture; make suffer greatly; persecute Read more at http://www.yourdictionary.com/martyr#Q9GkDP9PGPHczpVy.99 Sent from my SM-J120G using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  8. I saw a Thai person dispose of a cigarette butt properly - once. Sent from my SM-J120G using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  9. New Site Feedback

    Hi. Android app is working fine but recently when I select an article on Facebook it goes to the TV site but to the home page and not the article. It makes it impossible to read TV articles from Facebook. Sent from my SM-J120G using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  10. Thankyou. Cheers. Sent from my SM-J120G using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  11. Hi. I was on a METV earlier this yearand I went back to Australia for a week before it expired. I re-entered Thailand on a visa free 30 days which expires next week but I want to stay till November. I realize I can go to Jomtien immigration (I'm near Pattaya ) and pay 1900 baht but am wondering if I go to the Cambodian border at Hat Lek do I actually need to enter Cambodia or can I just exit Thailand and re-enter again without paying for a Cambodian visa. Thanks. Sent from my SM-J120G using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  12. I'm not sure if you have been already but there are many taxis at the border. Best to bargain with them as is only a short trip. If you have been already as am going next month as am interested in how you went. Want to find a taxi or bus (not minivan) to Sihanoukville or Kampot. Sent from my SM-J120G using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  13. Several Australian politicians you could jail for criminal negligence. Sent from my SM-J120G using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  14. 1. I'd say low level intermediate. I can carry on a semi-simple conversation and can understand alot but find people speak really fast. 2. I can read but need to refer to notes. I learnt the consonants by a gaw gai book then the vowels. I can read most words but the fonts on signs are difficult. I am not worried about reading more at present because mainly want to be able to speak and with my present knowledge I can read thai script in text books and dictionaries. I don't want to read any thai novels or anything so at present bothering too much is a diversion. I understand Tone rules but find them not important because I can just get the tone from transliterations so I don't bother too much about them 3. I started learning words 5 years ago but not how to say them properly. When i found out I had to speak tonally after a year I virtually gave up. I lived with my Thai girlfriend for 3 years and we'd talk Thai at home but it was my non-tonal version of Thai/English which only she understood. A year ago, before I came to live here I started teaching myself again intensively this time with tones. 4. I had several Thai books which I'd harvest words from by transliteration. I tried to learn tones by raising and lowering the pitch of my voice and writing on flash cards. About 3 months ago I discovered Stuart Jay Raj on YouTube and since then my Thai has jumped ahead. He approaches Thai as a linguist. I understand that Thai people learn the sounds as kids and most don't even know about tones or how tonal languages work. They just know the sounds and to find the tone from them you need to ask is it going up or down or flat and they need to think about it. Because of this I find most of the Thai teachers on YouTube not that relevant. He taught that tones come from the throat(related to throat speaking) so closing the throat makes the sound rise and opening drop. He has also mapped out the tongue and throat positions for all the sounds. Since then I have just been trying to say words properly but am getting closer to carrying on conversations. Ps It sounds like I'm doing an ad for him but am just grateful for all his free info on YouTube and think it is the only way to learn. I also learnt that middle tone is like a robot which I think is important. I only know English properly but it goes up and down all the time (eh?) and to speak middle and low tone you must eliminate this. A month or so ago I realized to really understand the sounds I need to read. I had already rote learned the consonants and so I rote learned the vowels. The vowels had frightened me since I learnt gaw gai a few years ago but they weren't that bad. I then had problems with hidden vowels and dipthongs so spent some time trawling the Internet for explanations of them. I have attacjed these lists and my other charts on mouth and throat position (thanks Stu Ray Jay). Reading was not so scary but as I said I need to refer to notes constantly still. 5. I am a native English speaker. I studied school boy French and lower University level Latin. I was in Japan in the 90's and learnt alot of Japanese for a couple of years but mostly forgotten. Went to Bali and learnt alot of Bahasa. Thai is by far the most complex. Thai vowels and consonants.pdf
  15. Or how do they prove dna in the house is her's? Any house would have dna from multiple people.
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