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Chou Anou

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  1. The OP is clearly a drama queen and someone who walks around "looking for trouble." The only times I have felt (however mildly--I'm 2 meters tall, 108 kg, and not, shall we say, the average person a Thai would think to start trouble with) threatened with physical violence in Thailand is from drunken farangs, usually falling in that group of "our friends from the British Isles"...you get the idea.
  2. Getting GF to leave condo

    Well, I can tell you this, once you do get her out, you should definitely avoid the specific nightlife area where you first met her from then on.
  3. All you can drink bar in nana plaza

    Ah yes, those were the days indeed. Good summary, dddave, though you missed mentioning the fact that added to the packed-to-the-gills bar was the (unwanted) free entertainment: a table of crusty, angry Brits that would regularly pummel the <deleted> out of each other after about 10 Changs or so, luckily usually taking it outside, haha. I also remember that the staff was just great, and I always made sure to tip them generously, given the large amount of <deleted> they had to put up with from some of the scuzziest and most demanding cheap charlies you would ever want to meet. And not only was the Chang dirt-cheap, but tequila shots cost 10 baht (or was it 25?), if memory serves, and that includes if you bought them for the staff. Ah yes, good times.
  4. how to write Autism/Autistic in Thai

    Who taught you these terms? My (Thai) grandson was diagnosed with autism at age 2+ (now 5+), and he was (and still is) treated at the hospital under royal patronage in Samut Prakan (ยุวประสาท) which specializes in autism. I've attended trainings there (in Thai) for parents/guardians, and I have NEVER heard either of these terms used, nor do they appear in overviews of autism in Thai such as these: https://th.wikipedia.org/wiki/โรคออทิซึม https://www.pobpad.com/ออทิสติก The only terms in Thai I have heard or read to describe autism are ออทิซึม and ออติสทิกi, which are Thai phonetic renderings of "autism" and "autistic," respectively (and even then, in the case of most Thais, to assure full understanding of autism you need to go into a lengthy explanation of it--which you pretty much have to do with most farangs, too).
  5. Old Price List, Miami Hotel

    AFAIK (it predates me in Thailand), the THB to USD rate was a solid 25 throughout the 70s, 80s and 90s, right up until the big Asian crash in 1997. <<<<Off topic trolling comments removed to prevent further troll replies>>>> That being said, nice images, thanks for posting!
  6. Haha...watch it, talking like that about the precious "Web Fact" posts is gonna get you suspended or banned real quick.
  7. Maybe you should go read another thread if you can't handle this one. The purpose of the thread is to state things Thais don't like about Farangs, and that poster did. If you can't handle it, go read something else.
  8. "Bangkok" means what?

    You're kind of a <deleted>, aren't you? How's that working out for you in real life, far away from the security of a keyboard?
  9. "Bangkok" means what?

    Speakers of Northern Khmer who are Thai citizens (that is, ethnic Khmers who have lived under Thai rule in Surin, Sisaket, and Buriram provinces for several centuries) refuse to call Bangkok กรุงเทพ when speaking Khmer; they call it เมืองกอก instead. They also refer to Khorat only by its older Khmer name. This is interesting, because for all other place names in Thailand, "Surin Khmers," as they're often called, use the current Thai names with standard Thai pronunciation; it's only with the names of Bangkok and Khorat that they insist on using the older names.
  10. Thai Airways frequent flyer card?

    Please let us know if you've actually been able to get that TG app to work. I never have, it's worthless...can't even log in.
  11. Thai Airways frequent flyer card?

    I highly recommend getting the app Evernote for your phone (I also use it on my computer, and if you get the pay version, you can sync all of your folders between the two--it's $45 a year. The free version, I believe, lets you sync just one folder). Anyway, I use Evernote just for things like this: membership numbers, addresses, etc., that I need quick access to wherever I am. Way better, IMO, than carrying cards or a physical notebook.
  12. Koh Chang would be so much nicer if they didn't allow cars like Koh Samet.
  13. POTY -- 2017 -- Poll 1

    Excellent suggestion.
  14. Being Ignored - Do you say anything?

    Oh, will you stop it already...he is correct, and at this point you are making a fool of yourself. See attached.
  15. Best way to Phnom Penh from Thailand?

    You are FAR safer in the air. You obviously must know you're exaggerating to an absurd degree when you make a statement like "falling out of the skies like flies." Go ahead, name, say, 5 fatal accidents involving "these Asian airlines" which have "dropped like flies" within, say, the past two years. I'll wait.