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  1. akirasan

    Domestic violence in Thailand advice

    Throw her phone out the window and leave. Incidentally one of my ex's tried the same thing. I got woken up at 11pm by two BIB and my ex pounding on my door after she'd claimed I was beating her. The police spoke with me for a couple of minutes and very quickly realised my ex was batsh*t crazy. They left and that was the end of that.
  2. The only shocking thing about this footage about is seeing a Thai motorcyclist riding on the correct side of the road.
  3. akirasan

    Punishment for students

    I know, right? Talk about about asking for trouble. I've had teachers who were visiting class put a stick in my hand before, but I always put it back on the desk and keep doing what I was doing. Of course you get those days where the kids are just impossible to control or one student wants to make class hell for everybody else. Those days I'll shift the lesson outside or play some game to start with that gets them running around. The real troublemakers tend to act up when they're either bored or they've got had a problem at home so it helps to take their mind off whatever is bothering them, burn off some energy and makes the class more fun for everybody.
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    Punishment for students

    I got told I'm allowed to hit the students but I'd rather not. I give the really naughty ones some responsibility. Like calling the roll at the start of the class, helping me clean up afterwards, running small errands for me, just give them something to do besides acting up.
  5. Yeah I live in the NE and got a visit last week as well. They took a couple of photos, checked my passport stamps and told me they would update my address (we had moved to the next village over). One policeman, one local immigration official and someone I'm not sure about.
  6. I wonder what happened to the other 276 pills?
  7. I went through 12 going from Chiang Mai to Surin, all were manned. Guess how many stopped me and checked my licence/did a breath test (hint: it rhymes with hero). The problem is that NOBODY wants to do ANYTHING to improve the situation. The police don't want to do anything besides get paid to setup a few traffic cones. The government don't want to pass stricter laws. The vehicle centres don't want to fail unroadworthy vehicles. Motorcyclists don't want to display a gram of self preservation and wear helmets. The Thai people don't want to stop driving like absolute morons. All we can do is stay off the roads as much as possible.
  8. akirasan

    Students Not Eating Breakfast

    The ones who didn't eat said 'No' or 'Nothing'. These are P5 students and the teacher went through the 4 questions I asked to make sure they understood. Of course you and I both know it's entirely possible that some students still didn't understand. The rest of them answered with what they ate for breakfast. The question I asked was 'what did you eat for breakfast?', not 'did you eat breakfast?'. Answers included rice, fried chicken, pork etc. I see what you're saying but I think most of them understood what I was asking.
  9. Thanks for sharing your story Colin, and for drawing attention to something that most people would never consider. Indeed we all think we are bulletproof until the unthinkable happens. Be good to catch up for a beer next time I'm out that way. Your outlook is inspirational.
  10. akirasan

    Living in a quiet Issan village.

    Glad to hear you're ok mate. That would shake anybody up. I'm lucky here (between Sisaket and Surin) a soi dog adopted us so he sleeps at our house and acts as security in exchange for a steady flow of food.
  11. I wasn't sure where to put this. Yesterday I visited my friends school to chat with some of her English students and see how their conversation is going. One of the questions I asked was "what did you have for breakfast?" Probably half the class hadn't eaten breakfast that day. Is there anything I can do about this? Should I be doing anything? I know I probably shouldn't get involved, but I slept on it and it's still bothering me today. This is a school in Sisaket province and I know most of the locals don't have a lot of money (including the school). All suggestions are welcome.
  12. akirasan

    Police Patrol Surprise Visit

    I just got visited by Immigration in Surin too, no problem, everything in order. 1 guy wearing immigration shirt, 1 police and no idea who the other guy was. Took some photos, checked out my last border crossing entry/exit stamps and left.
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    Kodi - Best/Easiest way to get Thai TV stations

    I don't use Kodi anymore. Loox tv app for Thai channels, Terrarium app for everything else.