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  1. Of course, now you have a different kind of fun in the bathtub.
  2. Don't sweat it Nick J. Most people who've spent time in Thailand are aware there is a portion of the female population that are referred to as "Toms". Pasit Arinchalaphit aka Sinsae Shogun is one such person. Tom identity A "tom" (ทอม) is a female who dresses, acts, and possibly speaks in a masculine fashion. She may not identify as a lesbian, but she may be perceived as one by others. Toms wear short hair, a deviation from traditional Thai culture which prizes long hair as a sign of feminine beauty.[4] Women usually wear skirts in Thailand, and in many government offices skirts are compulsory and pants suits banned. Toms dress in men's clothing—slacks, sandals, and loose fitting button-down shirts. According to Ara Wilson, a tom will use male speech terms, especially the old, now-crude pronouns "goo" (Thai: กู) and "mueng" (Thai: เม็ง / มึง).[5][6]:127,131 Wiki.
  3. I was always under the impression that terracing was used where the terrain was hilly or mountainous. Do sSuphanburi and ayuttaya fit those descriptions? https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=terracing+for+rice+cultivation&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiVpdvw4rvTAhXFO48KHe_zDRsQ_AUIBigB&biw=1366&bih=638
  4. As usual, just the small fry caught, while the monsters prepare another shipment.
  5. Thai history is plagued with military interventions, nothing changes.
  6. With a face like that, he shouldn't be too hard to find........................
  7. Looking at the photo, I see a Thai pan, but of course they are native to Australasia.
  8. Thieves have been known to steal bronze/brass fittings, in this case a plaque set in concrete, but in this picture is another type. The smell from this plaque being stolen from the Royal Plaza is the same as the one you'd expect from the Chattanooga drain.
  9. There is an interesting difference between big DIY stores like Home Pro, Do-Home, Global and Thai Watsadu and their North American counterparts. In Thailand. the staff may know where the product is but have , in most cases never used it or seen it used. At Home Depot, in Canada anyway, they employ large numbers of retired men and women who have years of experience and know the safety features, benbefits and drawbacks of many tools and products. As others have said, they try to push the make that is on sale or where their commission is greatest. Going into a major Thai department or DIY store and expecting to have a conversation in English is ignorant to say the least. It always helps if you can speak some Thai. As some posters have suggested, have a picture of what you want or access to Google to show the staff. They are usually trying to be helpful, but in many cases when they see a farang, they panic and prefer to say "Mai mee - no have", in which case you either leave or continue your search. In my experience, female staff in the big stores are often more helpful than some of the males. None of these staff members have proper sales training, where they ask a few polite questions and make suggestions, it is often the fault of management that they annoy customers .
  10. With all those medals, he damned well ought to be qualified. As a politician that is.
  11. "Prayut Chan-o-cha has ordered authorities to keep a look out for loan sharks and report any suspicious activity to the authorities. "
  12. Do you wish to be cremated when you kick off in 30 years or so? Gets hot and smoky in the oven.
  13. Never mind Colin, it was advanced bafflegab, bordering on balderdash but not quite gobbledegook.