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    Wifi Iphone Gps?

    I prefer offline maps, and am using Sygic on my Android phone. Think they also have packages for iPhone. Does not cost an arm and a leg and has lifetime free map updates, unlike Garmin and other service providers. If you lose your data connection you're in the dark until back online again. Although Google Maps does allow you to download for offline use these days. I use both as each have their strong and weak points. Note that when using navigation your battery life will suffer.
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    A Song From The Good Old Days!

    Haha. Thanks for that, made my morning..
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    Aunties Murder Nissan

    Yes, KS is correct, condos only need provide for 40% parking. Re misuse of moobahns for both parking and passing through, I have yet to stand outside my house with a machete since some numpty has found a convoluted shortcut through my moobahn and it has become a defacto shortcut during morning and evening rush hours. And in similar vein, the BIB aren't too keen to enforce the peace. Maybe I'll invite those aunties over for tea one day.. hehe.
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    G Spot Nana Plaza

    G-Spot was definitely back center. Not one of my favourites, though. I preferred the Three Roses and Hog's Breath next door. Good music, unlike the techno pop they were playing everywhere else. The DJ also had some morlam stashed away, this used to really energise the girls.. Hehe. For spectacle, the place of choice was the Mermaidium, before they the drained the tanks..
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    One Man’S Incredible Collection Of Fossilised Poop

    M, please note the qualifying word, 'fossilized'. (And yes, in my dictionary, that is the way it should be spelt).
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    Thai Cocks Win Big Prize!

    They get a lot of practice carving those intricate wax dragons and stuff. Also a lot of wooden scrollwork, though the skilled artisans are not as many these days. Another lost art revived elsewhere were those cinema billboard painters. I remember the most colourful and vivid billboards outside the Thai cinemas. They are now painting buses..
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    When Farang Go Native (A Thai Perspective)

    How true, Flash. I cringe whenever I notice someone going overboard. Doesn't take long, someone learns fifty Thai words, has been here six months and he's waiing the bl**dy security guards at the cheap rented apartment he's staying at.. Been here almost thirty years, how time flies, but Flash has been here since the Paleolithic ages.. Recently been inducted into the 'Old Fogey's coffee club - Thailand chapter' at the market near my place - I partly blame my 76 year old next door neighbour. I'm the 'farang who's been here too long' so lots of banter and I get the latest on what people on the ground are talking about. And the coffee is only ten baht..
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    Oldest Gogo In Bangkok

    I remember a Grand Prix bar in Patpong, run by a friend and his partner. Early 80's. The bloke used to work as an oil rig diver, and we used to drink over at the Captain's Cabin in Singapore. He had a cute Malay chick over there.
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    Chinese Overwhelm Tourist Infrastucture

    Smiles. Think that is the one and only time I ran into you at the Aussie pub on Soi Cowboy, having your first whisky after your dental treatment..
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    Used Smart Phone For Back Up

    New , fairly basic 3G phones not tied to any service provider can be had for about the same price as a higher-end used phone. note, however, that when buying a used phone there could be issues. Not many people change their phones often if it works well, unless making a fashion statement. These phones are at best around 12 months old. So chances of getting a good one in this range is small. The next step down are those who are short on funds and see this as an alternative to the pawnshop. And finally, phones with issues. Dropped. Drowned. Any phone over 12 months old will need a replacement battery soon (providing you can remove it!) And perhaps the one thing you don't want to know about, are tracker programs embedded in the phone that can wipe the whole thing in an instant. Some can be almost impossible to detect and therefore remove. Resetting does not necessarily remove them, especially rooted or jailbroken ones. So just go get a cheap, new, 3G phone. It's only an emergency backup, right?
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    Cheap Smart Phone For Emergency Back Up

    Yes, they have very cheap phones at the 7-11. Wanted to get the 199 baht 3G one to leave in the car as the emergency, can still use chat applications if need be. The catch?? It's the packaged SIM card fees, tied to one phone company. So the old Samsung Hero 2G stays in the car. It still works, about two weeks standby, just that you get reminder SMSs telling you to change your phone to take advantage of the 3G SIM card installed. Think not.
  12. Thanks for making me smile this morning.. Just what I needed B.C. (before coffee)
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    Don't Paw Bar Staff In Singapore!

    Dear, oh dear. Silly thing to do in Singapore, where although prostitution is legal, it is expected to be behind closed doors. Surprising the husband took two hours to get there, given the efficiency of the transport system. There has also been a large influx of imports from PRC as part of a failed social experiment by the powers-that-be in trying to maintain a 'racial balance'. These PRCs cannot find work other than waitressing or factory work and don't speak any of the four official languages. They are normally married to the lower strata of the citizenry (though I have seen some moneyed ones who have club memberships at the Recreation Club) and may resort to rather unconventional means to make a buck or three. Feel a bit sorry for the bloke, but an immediate apology *could* have saved the day, instead of making a joke out of it. In Asia, 'face' is everything. Same same LOS, wrong actions like baring your butt in the wrong place can get you in serious hot water..
  14. Methinks this is the precursor to the proposed water tax in the pipeline (no pun intended)
  15. What a load of rubbish. Going back almost thirty years, Green Spot (and associated soft drinks manufacturers) had their processing plants around Ramkhampaeng and Rangsit where they were pumping this out of the ground to supply soft drinks to the whole of the country. Yes, it did cause subsistence then and the practice was stopped and they were forced to move out. A law was put in place where it was illegal to pump ground water out, at least in Bangkok, and I believe, was quite strictly enforced. If the article has any truth to it, the offending parties would also need water processing and purification of ground (read hard) water. Soap and hard water do not mix.
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