rak sa_ngop

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  1. I find it quite amazing that they go into such detail on how to pour a beer to preserve flavour, yet in Thailand and probably many other countries Heineken promotes the use of their tall 'pint' glasses. These glasses have a Heineken star laser etched into the inside base of the glass. These etchings have sharp edges which form nucleation points on which bubbles form. Consequently the beer foams a lot and de-gasses very quickly. I just hate the taste of this de-gassed beer and always insist on using either the old Heinehen glasses or glasses from another beer. Publicans love these glasses because their customers can quaff the beer faster. Bar staff (and some publicans) are totally ignorant of the reason why I hate the tall Heineken glasses. It can lead to some nasty reactions on their part. Why are Heineken so stupid in promoting these glasses?
  2. Dogs here seem to eat a lot of rice and vegetables so there is very little digested meat in their poop. So it is not as offensive as that in the pampered west and as others have mentioned it dries out and crumbles to dust rather quickly. That's my theory.
  3. I found BBC 2 on their earlier version 3.4.153. It's the one with the all black background. The program listing are there, but I haven't tried downloading.
  4. I dont think it works that way. Not a 'totaliser' type system but a fixed pay out. According to Wikki the pay out for the 'underground' 3 number lottery is 1 to 500. So a 100 baht bet will win you 50000 baht. But of course you only have a 1 in 1000 chance of winning and it is totally random as the winning numbers are taken from the Govt lottery results.
  5. Looks like somebody is running an illegal 3 number lottery. Those are the amounts bet on those numbers. 20 +20 +20 baht equals 60 baht bet on that number. So must be a good number?
  6. About 8 years ago ARS used to work great, but then the new ARS powder changed colour. I tested the two versions and in comparison the ants on my condo were still all over the original ARS powder/granules but totally ignored the new one. On checking the packaging I saw that the original powder was made in Japan but the new one was made in Thailand. So not the same chemical and useless! I posted photos in a thread on TV.
  7. S**T, I just transferred some about 30 mins ago.
  8. If they sold the reported 1100 illegal logs found on their property they could post their own bail. Who knows what the true story is.
  9. Thanks for the info Sheryl, I will take it on-board. Yes, the TSH was for a thyroid condition I have and not cancer screening. My fault for including it in the list.
  10. In addition to the PSA test I was advised to have the following 'cancer marker' tests for my annual medical: AFP CEA CA 19-9 TSH Not exactly sure what these tests are, but they add 2300 baht to the final bill. Any comments Sheryl.
  11. These days you have to convince the NHS that you are back for good, i.e. prove you have resettled back in the UK (and even then as happened to somebody I know they knocked him back. He had to return to Thailand and ended up buying a new condo in the same building he owned a condo in before.) Otherwise there is a waiting period of 3 or maybe its 6 months before you qualify for free NHS treatment again. The days of flying back just to get free treatment are generally over, although lots of people will say otherwise.
  12. So far nobody seems (I think) to have addressed the 'elephant-in-the-room' question. For nearly 20 years I have been catching the Ekamai- Pattaya North bus and it has NEVER stopped for refueling. But now since the start of this year most buses (admittedly not all but many) stop to gas up with CNV (compressed natural gas) about 10 km from Pattaya. What's going on? (Because if I understood why it would probably not p*** me off so much).
  13. I was once stretched out on a flat bench in Lumphini park, eyes shut listening to my mp3 player (yes, it was a few years ago and the bl**dy park warden came and roused me. No sleeping in the park! Of course when Thais do it, it does not seem to be a problem!
  14. You can go to a Samsung Service Centre and order a genuine Samsung replacement battery there. The one I once ordered for my Galaxy S-2 was even cheaper than the generics offered in Power Buy etc. Not sure if you can trust a Samsung shop to sell you a genuine one or not.
  15. .....and if you read the link that you have so kindly provided you will find out about the 30 million baht bonus prize.