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About timkeen08

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  1. Top ten ways to avoid Dengue Fever

    Interesting, "mosquito sand", any further information such as what it is called in Thai, where it can be purchased, or packaging details would go a long way and would be a great help. Thanks in advance.
  2. The loungers have landed

    You couldn't get me to rent one if it was a free trial offer. We went down to Pattaya beach a week ago. In the morning before any lounge chairs were put out, we saw a Thai man walk across the road, sprayed a leak pattern all over a stack of lounge chairs, zip up, and walk back across the road to his hangout.
  3. Clonazepam - Clonaril 1 or 2mg. Equivalent to Zolpidem in the US. A Benzodiazepine, not Antihistamine, or Narcotic. I take 1mg. most every night. It is available in Thailand but I had to wait for my doctor to make an order. Doctor prescribed only. Pharmacies tell me, sorry doctor order only. GOOGLE for usage, etc... My doctor now prescribes it for some of his other patients. Cost me 100 baht for a ten pack. Caution, may be addictive. Yet I have found no ill effects from Zolpidem or Clonaril over the past 10 years. I can start or stop with no adverse effects regardless of the number of days I have or have not taken it. Of course the normal alcohol warnings apply but I consume no alcohol. Do not eat anything 1-2 hours before or after taking it as cautioned (does not work as well or not at all). 20 minutes before going to bed works good for me. I read a few pages in a book, feel the medication, and goodnight. I sometimes get up once or twice to pee with no problem and then fall right back to sleep. A little drowsiness in the morning at first startup but now no problem when I wake up whatsoever. A cup or two of black coffee as my usual routine and I'm good to go. Twice I was woken up in the middle of the night and had to take a relative to the hospital. Some black coffee and I had no problem driving. Back from the hospital and I was back to sleep. I imagine different people, different experiences. I have refrained from posting on TVF but with this exception, maybe this medication will work for you as well. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N910A using Tapatalk
  4. Wood Glue

    I just sent my wife to our local amphur Tesco to buy a zip pack tube of contact cement. This Tesco did not have one in stock. She just came back with a can of X-66 from a small mom and pop shop for 50 baht. I saw this post when looking for details as to what type of adhesive she brought back. Never say never unless you are sure.
  5. Our immigration visit was all on the up and up. Very friendly IO's. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N910A using Tapatalk
  6. I still like my quote. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N910A using Tapatalk
  7. The two Nigerians were possibly the leaders of the "Nigerian Gang" because there two of them. If there were two Zambians instead of two Nigerians would it be termed a "Zambian Gang"? Doubtful. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N910A using Tapatalk
  8. How to wai - a guide to the Thai greeting

    Really? Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N910A using Tapatalk
  9. How to wai - a guide to the Thai greeting

    I will reply to your comment. Post 118, 121, and 123 all have a space between the last word and punctuation marks. Trouble writing English? See, mine are next to the last word in the sentence. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N910A using Tapatalk
  10. How to wai - a guide to the Thai greeting

    Not in my Thai family. I call relatives as my wife does because that's what she wants and it is definitely ok and appreciated by her family. Do you speak for all Thai families? Evidently not. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N910A using Tapatalk
  11. How to wai - a guide to the Thai greeting

    I agree 100%. They would be family especially if he hypothetically has kids by his wife/girlfriend. They would be his children's grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. Is he going to deny his kids their blood relatives or not try to make an effort to fit in for the sake of the kids? They are not his blood relatives but through his wife/girlfriend and kids they are his relatives (in-laws). Same as in my home country. Even though I did not like my late wife's family in the US I still said Mr. - Mrs. - Yes Sir -Yes Mam because I was raised with manners. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N910A using Tapatalk
  12. How to wai - a guide to the Thai greeting

    I see a totally military situation regardless of Thai. It's the other way arround. Show me where a handshake replaced a wai following a salute in official Thai military etiquette documentation re: no longer allowed. YOU mentioned salute followed by a handshake, same meaning just my words. So, my post was indeed in context and if I am not mistaken all of my comments were in this same context, unless I got sloppy or made a typo somewhere. From my web searches I did not see a wai anywhere in reference to Thai military. Please, someone Thai military correct me if I'm wrong. It would be interesting to find out firstly if, in which cicumstances, and in which modern time period that Thai military followed something Thai that is not standard military etiquette almost everywhere else in the world for a formal military ceremony. From one official Thai website I read concerning visiting foreign dignitary etiquette such as foreign consulate and foreign military that a salute followed by a handshake was required and wai was not mentioned, mentioned as replacing a handshake, was even acceptable, or recommended. I just don't see Thailand intentionally or recklessly loosing face by doing something different than that which has been accepted as standard around the world for such a long time. You have not presented anything that indicates otherwise except your opinion and attempt at redirection. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N910A using Tapatalk
  13. I did the calculations trying to stay within context. Does not add up. 3,000,000 in the1,000,000 group? Are drinkers with mental issues and dementia/suicide concidered mental problems or not. My total is 13,300,000 mental problems reported. Thai math? Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N910A using Tapatalk
  14. Phuket as a full-time home

    You evidently missed the point that your words are wasted on me. Ramble on somewhere else. You assume that I am impressed. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N910A using Tapatalk
  15. Phuket as a full-time home

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