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by oakdale160
Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Education
Topic: Thais rank low again at English
Replies: 34
Views: 2132

Re: Thais rank low again at English

I am impressed that there is one segment of the Thai economy that is very active in helping their staff improve their English and provides teaching by English speakers--the high-end hotels. One young lady who works the front desk ofa hotel told me that she is very lucky to work for the Amari group w...
by oakdale160
Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Education
Topic: Thais rank low again at English
Replies: 34
Views: 2132

Re: Thais rank low again at English

I am constantly amazed by the fact that most of the bar girls speak and understand English better than the staff in my bank.
by oakdale160
Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Electric Cars
Replies: 125
Views: 6439

Re: Electric Cars

Electric cars and self-driving cars are both evolving at the same time but they are separate issues.
by oakdale160
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: News
Topic: Missing Britain's body found by Cha-Am beach
Replies: 6
Views: 879

Re: Missing Britain's body found by Cha-Am beach

Thai logic----You remember the case about 2 years ago. A guy was found hanging and his hands were tied behind his back. The police said suicide. At a news conf the Chief of police was challenged--- It is impossible to hang yourself with your hands tied behind your back. Police reply--we thought that...
by oakdale160
Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Missing Britain's body found by Cha-Am beach
Replies: 6
Views: 879

Re: Missing Britin's Body Found By Cha-Am Beach

SUICIDE--always the first-choice diagnosis.
by oakdale160
Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Another San Paulo story
Replies: 23
Views: 1236

Re: Another San Paulo story

There are closed medical groups, in Korea for example where each pt has a smart card that they carry. This has an abbreviated Medical history, Xray, US, CATS, MRI, allergies, drug interactions etc encoded on it.
by oakdale160
Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Another San Paulo story
Replies: 23
Views: 1236

Re: Another San Paulo story

in dengue, the platelets in the blood drop. platelets are part of the clotting process. If you pump up the BP cuff and leave for a few minutes Petechia, tiny red spots will appear beneath the skin surface. A very simple blood test will tell if the platelet count has dropped.
by oakdale160
Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: News
Topic: One tourist killed, 11 injured in speed boat explosion
Replies: 13
Views: 1061

Re: One tourist killed, 11 injured in speed boat explosion

We are all appalled but NOT surprised--The level of maritime policing is exactly at the same level as that on land.
by oakdale160
Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Tetanus shot
Replies: 4
Views: 295

Re: Tetanus shot

it is surprising how easy it is to get oral medications and how difficult to get injectables. THe forum always advise visitors to bring ANY meds that they take with them.Some people are worried that the syringes will be seen on X ray and cause problems. All injectables are well labelled. it is impor...
by oakdale160
Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Entertainment Zone
Topic: Caption Competition
Replies: 9870
Views: 197796

Re: Caption Competition

Thailand experimenting with a new Parking system.
by oakdale160
Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: News
Topic: One tourist killed, 11 injured in speed boat explosion
Replies: 13
Views: 1061

Re: One tourist killed, 11 injured in speed boat explosion

There seems to be a sentence missing from this report-- The driver of the boat fled from the scene.
by oakdale160
Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Sports Fans
Topic: Premier League 2017-2018
Replies: 96
Views: 7436

Re: Premier League 2017-2018

This week in the post-match comments by managers there was more talk about the need for Video assistance than usual. The Rugby world went through a period when it was debated but not implemented for a couple of years. Now there it would be unthinkable not to have it in top games. The details have to...
by oakdale160
Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Entertainment Zone
Topic: Caption Competition
Replies: 9870
Views: 197796

Re: Caption Competition

Sorry posting a photo on the forum way beyond my abilities.
by oakdale160
Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Dangers of renting a motorbike
Replies: 24
Views: 1426

Re: danger or fear mongering?

I ride a scooter and am VERY cautious. I would NOT ride on the road to or fromCha am at night. There is a strange problem in THai. I ride slowly and close to the gutter closely watching the traffic passing me on my right. The danger is other scooters coming towards me , riding in the wrong direction...
by oakdale160
Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Accommodation
Topic: Thai Hotels Association concerned over popularity of Airbnb
Replies: 10
Views: 3945

Re: Thai Hotels Association concerned over popularity of Airbnb

UBER cars and AIRBNB are part of the same phenomena. People making money by using their own assets whivch are not being used. The level of personal interaction is part of the attraction.