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by oakdale160
Sun Mar 18, 2018 5:06 am
Forum: Entertainment Zone
Topic: Caption Competition
Replies: 10129
Views: 206774

Re: Caption Competition

I need a couple of drinks, I'm flying on United!
by oakdale160
Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Entertainment Zone
Topic: Caption Competition
Replies: 10129
Views: 206774

Re: Caption Competition

Let's finish these drinks babe and we could go back to my kennel for a nightcap
by oakdale160
Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: After Dark
Topic: Venues will now need licence for playing darts
Replies: 20
Views: 1760

Re: Venues will now need licence for playing darts

OK guys, have a game of darts but none of that---"loser buys the next round" thats gambling.
by oakdale160
Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: After Dark
Topic: Venues will now need licence for playing darts
Replies: 20
Views: 1760

Re: Venues will now need licence for playing darts

I have seen Thai people playing darts in farang-targeted bars, do they have dart boards in the all-thai bars
by oakdale160
Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: Entertainment Zone
Topic: Caption Competition
Replies: 10129
Views: 206774

Re: Caption Competition

Excuse me Maam -Do you have a license to operate a ducky day-care centre?
by oakdale160
Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Feeding Time
Topic: Squealing pig closed down
Replies: 34
Views: 13263

Re: Squealing pig closed down

So is the SP closed down AGAIN?
by oakdale160
Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Speaking Thai
Topic: Why do many expats not bother to learn to read?
Replies: 121
Views: 18831

Re: Why do many expats not bother to learn to read?

I was interested to learn that some schools in the UK are starting to teach French in the very early years, to 5 yr olds rather than starting in secondary schools at 11. Anybody have any experience of that with their children or grandchildren.
by oakdale160
Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Things you had better get used to living in Thailand
Replies: 26
Views: 2500

Things you had better get used to living in Thailand

i think that we, the regular posters on the forum need to draw up a definitive list ___Things you just better get used to if you are going to live or spend long periods of time in Thailand because however much you complain they are NOT going to change. Let me start with just 3 Ineffective, corrupt P...
by oakdale160
Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Speaking Thai
Topic: Why do many expats not bother to learn to read?
Replies: 121
Views: 18831

Re: Why do many expats not bother to learn to read?

I had a friend who worked for the Dip service of his country. His usual posting was 3-4 years at an embassy. During his career, he had become able to converse in 7 different languages. He was in BKK for 4 years, he feels that Thai was his weakest language.
by oakdale160
Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: News
Topic: New Banknotes Launched April 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 779

Re: New Banknotes Launched April 2018

Try your best to not have this thread closed down!!!!!
by oakdale160
Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Speaking Thai
Topic: Why do many expats not bother to learn to read?
Replies: 121
Views: 18831

Re: Why do many expats not bother to learn to read?

Foreigners find Vietnamese easier to master than Thai. VNese is written in roman letters. The Catholic church had Jesuit missionaries inVN even before it was colonized and the first VN bible was written in Roman script. When it was colonized, by the french, this became the official way of writing VN...
by oakdale160
Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Speaking Thai
Topic: Why do many expats not bother to learn to read?
Replies: 121
Views: 18831

Re: Why do many expats not bother to learn to read?

Congratulations on your efforts but my god, thousands of hours, thousands of dollars and still not able to make yourself understood.
by oakdale160
Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Thailand Tourist Friendly?
Replies: 29
Views: 2244

Re: Thailand Tourist Friendly?

I don't think that the fact that many tourists come to Thai proves that the country is tourist-friendly. France has a big tourist volume.
by oakdale160
Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Speaking Thai
Topic: Why do many expats not bother to learn to read?
Replies: 121
Views: 18831

Re: Why do many expats not bother to learn to read?

living in China was a very different experience. Firstly you were aware is that Mandarin is one of the worlds major languages as opposed to Thai, a backwater language. Secondly, your Chinese friends, girlfriends even taxi drivers were constantly tutoring you feeling they were doing you a big favor i...
by oakdale160
Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Thailand Tourist Friendly?
Replies: 29
Views: 2244

Re: Thailand Tourist Friendly?

BACK ON TOPIC--- its about THAILAND not USA The vast majority of Thai people accept tourists and welcome their spending, A few Thais do resent residents, unfortunately, many of this category are in powerful positions. I recently visited an old school friend who lives in SE Issan and he feels none of...