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  1. << where can you buy rat meat in Bangkok or do you have to do your own hunting? >> Look in any large open air market. You'll see rat meat for sale, usually skinned and dried.
  2. A Brit colleague was in Malaysia a few years ago and got asked by some Malays where he was from. He thought, "Oh, no ... I'm going to get a lecture about colonialism." But when he told them he was English, they replied: "When are you coming back. Things were so much better when you ruled the country."
  3. Dunno about that. I've had Laotians tell me how superior they are to Thais and Vietnamese. The Vietnamese also look down on their neighbours, just as the Cambodians think they are the greatest. But at least they don't think that Farangs are savages -- not after they got conquered and ruled by the Froggies.
  4. Is that Jersey (as in the island) or Joisey (as in the US)???
  5. Problem with links is that sometimes one has to have registered to read them -- and the poster has forgotten that. When I see a link that comes up "You must register ...", I just click off on it.
  6. Typical. My brother-in-law was gunned down in a hit most certainly paid for by a competitor. The gunmen was later killed by the police, but the perp who had hired him got away Scot free. p.s. This had happened so long ago that I didn't even recognise the Wansley's name until I saw the circumstances. The poor fellow didn't seem to realise that honesty is not always the best policy in Thailand.
  7. Chuwit got his BA at Thammasat, but did his graduate studies in the US. It may have been there that he absorbed the American way ... pattern yourself after the Kennedy family???
  8. Some were off duty soldiers -- who just happened to belong to the unit commanded by the officers who were found "not guilty".
  9. As I recall, the victims were offered 10,000 baht to sign an agreement not to press charges. They all rejected it, stating they had over 1,000,000 baht each involved in their businesses. Seems they had indeed been paying rent, but not to the actual owner - which they did not realise. Something similar happened to an ex-colleague, who wondered why he was getting very nasty looks from his neighbour. Then his landlord finally told him that he had sold the house to the neighbour 6 months earlier! He just hadn't bothered to inform the renter and kept accepting the rent. ::
  10. It was an early morning raid, pure and simple. There was no due process at all. By law, if Chuwit wanted them off he had to go to court and get an order confirming his ownership and giving them proper notice -- and time -- to remove their property and vacate the premises. Instead, the Gestapo like raid took place. Notice that there was a internet cafe -- and all of the PCs were removed before demolition. The same happened with belongings in other businesses. (There was a laundromat and a travel agency.) That was out and out robbery. As to the "beautiful park", remember that Chuwit wanted to build a hotel on the site, since Bangkok has such a serious shortage of hotel rooms. If you look at the park, you'll see that the rear of the property is undeveloped. It would be quite easy some time down the road to build a hotel back there and use the "park" as the landscaped access area. TIT
  11. << However, charges of damaging property, intrusion, illegal detention and forcing others to act against their will against Chuwit, Lt-Colonel Himalai Phewphan of the Supreme Command, Army Major Thanyathep Thamathorn and 126 others were dismissed by the court on the grounds that the plaintiffs' testimonies did not carry enough weight. >> Precisely! Who is going to take the word of bar owners over that of a multi-millionaire politician?
  12. I know a certain individual who took a taxi from the Nana Hotel to NEP ...
  13. There should be a seperate thread: What's the farthest you have staggered in LOS?
  14. Just remembered ... Yanhee sponsors a beauty contest every year. The winning gal gets to have her nose bobbed or her eyes rounded or whatever else she wants to do to f*ck up the appearance that won her the contest. p.s. This is the doc that slashed me with the light sabre. Didn't realise he also did the sex change bit! :: Greechart
  15. Yanhee has a good reputation. That's where the BGs go for their boob jobs and the khatoeys to have their willy turned inside out. Make sure you don't end up in the wrong section or we may be calling you Maude. The prices are reasonable, though there is double pricing (TIT). A few years ago, my wife needed some eye surgery done and the doc said he'd throw in the eyelid bit for not much more. I paid for it. Then she decided I should have my eyelids done too. Not exactly my most pleasant experience. You are sort of half out and I remember being in a dark room when it seemed like Darth Vader was hacking at me with a laser sabre. You smell your own flesh burning! Yuck. You might ask if they would kindly put you completely under whilst they do it. I've been told that one of the bar owners had liposuction to get rid of his beer gut. Don't remember which one it was though. Large number of foreigners going to Yanhee nowadays, especially Singaporeans. I saw some Farangs who had come from somewhere in Europe and one woman from Vietnam. The nurses are lookers. One confided to me that the hospital does work on their faces as a job perk. If I were a single young guy, I'd be over there flirting with the nurses and tell the BGs to go fly a kite. Yanhee Bubba goes to Yanhee
  16. THE NATION 4 April 2006 I will not accept post of premier in the next government: Thaksin Caretaker Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra announced on Tuesday that he will not take premiership in the next government. He said his decision is aimed at restoring unity in the country. He apologised to 16 million people who voted for him in the April 12 election. A main reason of his decision is that the country is celebrating HM the King's 60th anniversary on the throne, Thaksin said. However he will remain in the position as caretaker prime minister until the Parliament select the new prime minister.
  17. Poor little fella. Those nasty Thais are picking on criminals again. << "He learned to speak, read and write Arabic and Farsi to add to his Thai and Spanish," Drake said. >> Yeah, right. Let's give him a written test in the languages.
  18. Maybe a helium filled condom tied to one of the tables?
  19. Robertson is a wanker of the highest degree. He has written in his books that only Christians and Jews should be allowed to vote in the US, since other religions are "fatalists".
  20. If Robertson were smart, he'd have invented his own religion like L. Ron Hubbard. Then he could build his park anywhere he wanted -- and have Tom Cruise and John Revolta at the grand opening.
  21. Front page pictures in the Thai language papers. Seems a 10 wheeler ran into the train! (That's what it said in Thai anyway.) The pics showed one carriage looking all bashed in.
  22. I was quite ticked off when I tried to get a US licence and was told my state would not accept my Thai licence -- or an international one! I had to take the driving test again, after driving for 20+ years! (The examiner and I just drove around and BS'ed for a while.) Still, once in Phuket a buddy tried to rent a jeep. The rental shop would not accept his UK licence or an international one. Fortunately, I had a Thai licence at the time, so I rented the jeep. I drove it out of the agency and out onto the highway. After about a mile, I pulled over and let my friend have his jeep. You never know what will happen with licences.
  23. Too much money involved in payola to the local fuzz precincts. It ain't gonna happen without a fight. p.s. So where do they want to move them, Petchaboon?
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