tutsiwarrior

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  1. nah...north central coast, Ky Anh district, Ha Tinh province near the border with Quang Binh...unseen Vietnam... lord knows where they got folks to make them alum window frames...mostly farmers with cone hats and oxcarts around there...
  2. +1 I lived in a beachfront complex in Vietnam for 18 months, initially in a unit with wood frames and then later moved to a unit with aluminium frames...the marine environment was harsh and unforgiving...when it was nice it was very, very nice but when it was bad it was horrible...the unit with wood frames was like a wind tunnel but the unit with aluminium frames provided a positive seal and that's why I moved to the other unit... check out the photo...same application but with different materials...
  3. yeah...some years ago someone in the US came up with the 'breakfast burrito' where ye had rice n beans, ham n eggs and whatever else all wrapped up inna flour tortilla, then down the hatch... I was amused as back in the 70s when it was my turn to make breakfast I'd do scrambled eggs with whatever available leftovers and then set them out with the usual toast, butter and jam but also with a stack of nice fresh (store bought) corn tortillas and some bottled salsa...while the others were buttering their toast I took a tortilla and went at it with some salsa and folks took note...and a new culinary horizon suddenly appeared although the mexicans had been eating this way fer hunnerds of years... flat bread goes well with everything and is part of a great tradition...
  4. I'll eat the local jasmine rice if I'm hungry and nothing else is available but I need to pop a metformin with it as the glycemic load is off the scale... basmati tastes better and is half the glycemic load (about 60 on the index) of jasmine but is impossible to find where I live...the household goes thru a 50kg sack of jasmine rice about every 6 weeks and there's always some on the go in the family kitchen upstairs...
  5. at the military hospital after orthopedic surgery on my broken leg they only offered panadol when I knew that tramadol was available...I was in pain and sufferin'... no probs, I survived and I reckoned that the painkiller limitation was a tactic by the doc to keep me in pain and in bed so as to preempt any attempt to move about with the new hardware that he had installed that required no movement at all... a good move as now, two months later I'm tutsi boogaloo...but still shy of gettin' down to the market to go shoppin' fer veges...
  6. no one drinks himself to death on a bottle of whisky...with a case of 12 bottles maybe... sounds like heart probs... alone and maybe in distress because of financial difficulties...RIP 'there but for fortune...'
  7. I use swan bread flour and '555' (kid you not) wheat flour for stove top flatbread...can't find anything else where I live... munching on a defrosted chappati at the moment...
  8. I don't have a towel rack (had one but it broke) in my bathroom and hang the towel over the top of the door...the spiders like to hide in there so now I routinely give the towel a shake before I use it to give everyone a break...
  9. when we first moved into our place one of those critters scooted by and as an arachnophobe I freaked...and then a sister - in - law who was sitting next to me grabbed it barehanded and threw it out the door...and then she grinned at me... later I read that they are harmless and now I'm content to share my space with them...the new perspective has helped to cure my arachnophobia, almost...
  10. turnips are good in a mash with tatties and carrots...butter and milk, lotsa fresh ground pepper etc...useta do lots in Derby in the winter in the 80s when all ye could get was root veges and cabbage...
  11. is it possible to do mail order with bifocals? the optician usually needs to be present to measure the lens elevation for the split by seeing how the frames sit on yer head... btw, any good places to buy specs between nana and asoke in BKK? no need fer an exam as my current specs with a current prescription are only a year old... and I disagree re: integral plastic frame nose pads as I find hinged nose pads to be uncomfortable by comparison...plus there are fiddly little screws that always come loose, PITA...
  12. there was a story like this a few years ago...they are timid creatures and it was spooked and was trying to escape, I had the same happen some years ago but it was a baby only about 1m long...I gave it a prod with a broom handle and a way out and it ran off down the road... they appear lethargic but can move very fast when spooked...reptile adrenalin...
  13. yeah...there's also a good pharmacy on sukh two doors to the left as yer comin' outta soi nana that may have some advice (chinese folks with the open storefront, also sell cigars, liquor, etc)... I'll check out soi 15 as my dentist is on asoke and I pass by there from the hotel on soi 6...
  14. thanks, good to know...been by there countless times but never seen it, but was never lookin' fer it...any contact details?
  15. I have the same problem and have been watching this thread...my big toenails have been a mess fer as long as I can remember, me mum had the same problem... looks like a podiatrist issue but are there any foot doctors in Thailand? any advice would help...