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by Frank La Rue
Sun May 28, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: The History of Southeast Asia
Replies: 14
Views: 2824

Re: The History of Southeast Asia

The scene in A Now where they eat with the French family was edited out of the original version. Later they released a 'Directors cut,about 20+min longer with that scene in. It really improved the movie, gave it some perspective. Could you please expand on what you're saying please. I was baffled, ...
by Frank La Rue
Fri May 26, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: The History of Southeast Asia
Replies: 14
Views: 2824

Re: The History of Southeast Asia

Thanks for sharing. Recent readings about the British Empire in Asia has lead me to curiosity about the French Colonization of Indo China, and I always wondered what was the true story behand that sequence in the move Apocalypse Now with the French farmes/Settlers in Laos, where Captain Willard (Mar...
by Frank La Rue
Fri May 26, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: Events & Activities
Topic: Desford Colliery Band World Tour with photos and videos
Replies: 36
Views: 6439

Re: Desford Colliery Band World Tour.....and Hua Hin!

I belive it will be a great event. Unfortunately I will not be in LOS until July. Brass bands have a great spread in my native country Norway, culiminating with performances accross the country on the Norwegian National Day celebration at May 17th every year. They provide the music and rythms to the...
by Frank La Rue
Thu May 25, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: Entertainment Zone
Topic: Sir Roger Moore dead at 89
Replies: 5
Views: 3280

Re: Sir Roger Moore dead at 89

RIP - I loved all of his Roles, including The TV show with Tony Curtis after The Saint (SImon Templar) and the Sea wolves that leap year when there was no James Bond movie Now I think I remember the show he did after the Saint with ROny CUrtis - I think it was called "The Persuaders". I was less Br...
by Frank La Rue
Tue May 23, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Entertainment Zone
Topic: Sir Roger Moore dead at 89
Replies: 5
Views: 3280

Re: Sir Roger Moore dead at 89

RIP - I loved all of his Roles, including The TV show with Tony Curtis after The Saint (SImon Templar) and the Sea wolves that leap year when there was no James Bond movie
by Frank La Rue
Tue May 23, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: New Hua Hin Immigration office at Bluport
Replies: 140
Views: 18367

Re: New Hua Hin Immigration office at Bluport

Just popped in and literally no customers. 5 staff, all very friendly. They do 90 day reporting, but don't do the yearly renewal. Good coffee outside, but I can never see having to wait that long to have enough time to get one. Can see HH immigration being the envy of the rest of Thailand ! Give it...
by Frank La Rue
Fri Apr 14, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: South Of Hua Hin
Topic: Photos: climbing Khao Lom Muak, Ao Manao, Prachuap
Replies: 17
Views: 10209

Re: Photos: climbing Khao Lom Muak, Ao Manao, Prachuap

One thing is not clear to me - is Dolphin Bay the bay we see in these pcitures, i.e. the bay of Prachuab?
by Frank La Rue
Sun Feb 26, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Accommodation
Topic: Hua Hin resort to rebrand as Mövenpick
Replies: 3
Views: 5094

Re: Hua Hin resort to rebrand as Mövenpick

I have fond memories of Møvenpick from the years I lived in Switzerland in my youth, the location of its new establishment suits me - with family we usually stay in Dusit Thani, Møvenpick sounds like an atractive alternative. I will try it out
by Frank La Rue
Sun Feb 19, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: Feeding Time
Topic: Fishermans Restaurant
Replies: 1
Views: 3623

Re: Fishermans Restaurant

Dundrillin, thanks for this. I usually go to HH every ear and one of the nights we eat at one of the outdoor fish restaurants at the pier. Often it is with wife's family, in 2016 it was with another family who are friends of ours in Norway, the wife/mother is from Cambodia married to a Norwegian. In...
by Frank La Rue
Sun Feb 19, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Why do so many Thais look down on tourist / foreigners?
Replies: 35
Views: 7045

Re: Why do so many Thais look down on tourist / foreigners?

You ask--Is there some kind of racism going on? Of course there is. It is part of Thainess. In all fairness this is not justa Thai thing but an Asian thing--they feel no shame at having and expressing racist/xenophibic attitides-- In Japan, Korea and China it is much the same. I very good point and...
by Frank La Rue
Sun May 22, 2016 3:33 pm
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Where did you meet your girlfriend or wife?
Replies: 38
Views: 11544

Re: Where did you meet your girlfriend or wife?

I met my Thai at our boxing gym. We both fight Muay Thai. We were together almost a year and everything was great.. before he cheated on me with some cute, young and naiive thai girl. Most Thai men are not good and do women dirty. I've been with a couple and befriended many and, for the most part, ...
by Frank La Rue
Sun May 22, 2016 1:46 pm
Forum: Feeding Time
Topic: Pizza in Hua Hin
Replies: 78
Views: 18759

Re: Pizza in Hua Hin

europtimiste wrote:Pizza Co. & 1112, if you can call that a pizza. That's American style. I will not name it....55555
My wife's sister and kids love 1112 and so do I. We order home delivery fairly regularly :)
by Frank La Rue
Wed Apr 27, 2016 11:34 am
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Where did you meet your girlfriend or wife?
Replies: 38
Views: 11544

Re: Where did you meet your girlfriend or wife?

..........all being said, I know of two couples where he is a 60 plus old white male and she is an ex- bar girl. They are bothe quite open about the past as ex bar girl and ex - sex tourist and very relaxed about it and very successful as stable married, couples. She got what she wanted nearing 40 -...
by Frank La Rue
Sat Apr 23, 2016 10:23 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Ex-pat women in Hua Hin?
Replies: 26
Views: 9835

Re: Ex-pat women in Hua Hin?

Interesting to see that there are quite a few espat women in HH as well, not only western males with Thai wife 8)
by Frank La Rue
Sat Apr 09, 2016 3:17 pm
Forum: Entertainment Zone
Topic: Books
Replies: 144
Views: 14564

Re: Books

I have previously written avout the books "The Ottoman Endgame" and a Line in The Sand" to understand the backdrop og the Middle East problems. I am now 3/4 through the book "The Balfour Declaration" by Jonathan Schneer. This is a very informative and captivating read which explains more fully and w...