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Ulysses G.

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  1. The boarding school that I went to when I was a kid was reputed to add saltpeter to the food.
  2. Subway gone!

    Not much in Chiang Mai. The foreign restaurants were horrid when I first arrived. They have grown better and better over the last few decades. I think a donut shop was the first foreign chain.
  3. LOS......?

    Indeed. I spent a lot of time there until Patpong went downhill. Loved the crazy films on their private TV and all the Patpong girls would come and hang out in the restaurant after work. I was never crazy about Nana, but it became the popular area for awhile and had more to do in the daytime. The disco in the back and the parking lot were really wild and cheap.
  4. LOS......?

    Only paid more than 1,000 baht in the Nana Hotel parking lot once and that was worth it.
  5. LOS......?

    It's been changing for decades. Some things are better and some are worse. For entertainment and foreign food, it is WAY better than 30 years ago. Not so much for nighttime entertainment.
  6. Arizona Joe's Restaurant, in Kad Farang

    I don't mind beans on toast or biscuits with gravy. Neither one is a favorite breakfast food of mine though.
  7. Hallucinating biker dies in truck crash

    People with mental problems.
  8. LOS......?

    I have been hearing that everything is going to hell for the last 30 years. I have never stopped enjoying Thailand myself.
  9. Hallucinating biker dies in truck crash

    Chronic users suffer from chronic sleep deprivation, hence many of these symptoms, including hallucinations. Addicts stay up for days at a time. The drug itself does not cause normal people to see things that are not there.
  10. Hallucinating biker dies in truck crash

    I presented evidence that you were wrong. All you are putting forth is an ill-informed opinion. "To this day, I am not sure how many consecutive nights I spent awake, but it was at least four. Espresso helped me keep going. So did furiously paced, illogical scribbling in a fat blue pocket notebook. As the sleepless days passed, I experienced the increasingly severe psychological effects common with extended sleep deprivation: I hallucinated, rambled, and lost focus. Toward the end of the ordeal, in New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport, my body was giving out, too. While imposing a monologue on my biology teacher—who, I later learned, thought I was tripping on LSD—I blacked out and slumped mid-sentence. This happened more than once on my final day awake. Sleep specialists call these involuntary collapses “microsleeps.” It’s not hard to see why anybody—a high school chaperone, a parent, a doctor—might view a twitching, crumpling, babbling kid like me as some sort of nutcase. But what happened to me could happen to anyone who stays awake that long, voluntarily or otherwise." https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2013/12/how-sleep-deprivation-decays-the-mind-and-body/282395/
  11. Hallucinating biker dies in truck crash

    Wrong. "If sleep deprivation continues long enough, you could start having hallucinations—seeing or hearing things that aren’t there." https://www.healthline.com/health/sleep-deprivation/effects-on-body "There are many reasons that people get inadequate sleep and become sleep deprived, from the demands of work and even home life to sleep problems like insomnia. Depending on the degree of sleep deprivation—both how little we sleep and for how long we are sleep deprived—there can begin to be important consequences to our health and well-being. Total sleep deprivation, in which no sleep is obtained for several nights in a row, certainly can be a trigger. Chronically obtaining too few hours of rest may likewise have a cumulative role. The degree of sleep deprivation required to start to experience side effects likely varies for each person depending on their individual sleep needs and genetic predisposition towards hallucinations. If someone needs 10 hours of sleep to feel rested, but only gets 8 hours, they will gradually become sleep deprived even though they may seem to be getting enough sleep based on the population average." https://www.verywell.com/can-sleep-deprivation-cause-hallucinations-3014669
  12. Bangkokk Post post bag

    I used to write to Postbag back in the time of Edith Clampton. One letter I wrote caused a great deal of controversy for weeks and one writer even wrote a whole column about it. Before the internet, it was a good way to give exposure to unusual or unpopular ideas. Now, it is a lot easier to post something on Thai Visa.
  13. Hallucinating biker dies in truck crash

    It doesn't make one hallucinate unless they have gone days without sleep. The lack of sleep is what causes the hallucinations.
  14. The best times of my life - by far - were spent in Thailand. There is no way I can ever regret that.
  15. Cure for a weak bladder??

    I agree. I have had the same problem since I was in my late 20s. I went to a doctor back then and he said it was better to just live with it. Trying to figure out what the problem was would probably involve surgery and probably would be useless in the end.