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by Takiap
Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: News
Topic: Boy, 3, dies after school building fall
Replies: 9
Views: 456

Re: Boy, 3, dies after school building fall

How absolutely sad. Sadly, I tend to believe the story/translation. Out of principle, I would never voluntarily use the establishment mentioned in the article, although I'm sure there are many other such places. Whatever happened to the days when doctors swore under oath to do everything they possib...
by Takiap
Sun Jun 24, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: White Board
Topic: My 11 year old daughter needs some friends
Replies: 12
Views: 517

Re: My 11 year old daughter needs some friends

I can confirm that the WADO karate club is a great club with great sensei as well. It's very much like a small family with a great bunch of kids as well. I have not been able to take my oldest daughter for quite a while now due to a number of reasons, but I am hoping that will all change this coming...
by Takiap
Sun Jun 24, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: News
Topic: First execution for 9 years in Thailand
Replies: 37
Views: 1659

Re: First execution for 9 years in Thailand

I have very mixed feelings regarding the death penalty. To begin with, it really is nothing other than state sponsored revenge. I don't really see it as a punishment at all. The time spent in prison before the sentence is carried out is punishment. When the sentence is carried out, it effectively en...
by Takiap
Sun Jun 24, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Feeding Time
Topic: Big C, Pre Cooked Chickens
Replies: 59
Views: 2115

Re: Big C, Pre Cooked Chickens

In Europa they have the obsession to keep nearly everything in fridge as ex. eggs. I suggest you read this: Why Europeans Don't Refrigerate Eggs But Americans Do Source: http://uk.businessinsider.com/why-europeans-dont-refrigerate-eggs-2014-12 All this is bullshit. Okay, allow me to assist you in r...
by Takiap
Sun Jun 24, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Feeding Time
Topic: Big C, Pre Cooked Chickens
Replies: 59
Views: 2115

Re: Big C, Pre Cooked Chickens

At the end of the day, food poisoning and/or runny stomachs are no less common today than they were 100 years ago. I have lived in three countries, and I have seen no difference in the number of times I have had the runs, whether in South Africa, Scotland, or Thailand. I have only had REAL food poi...
by Takiap
Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Feeding Time
Topic: Big C, Pre Cooked Chickens
Replies: 59
Views: 2115

Re: Big C, Pre Cooked Chickens

I'm not sure if there's evidence of this but I believe that in our super hygienic world that we live in has prevented the natural immunity developing. I'm sure a lot of the illnesses we suffer today is because everything is so sterile now. When I think back to my childhood, I don't remember having ...
by Takiap
Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Looking for help to convert tourist visa to a retirement visa
Replies: 4
Views: 373

Re: Looking for help to convert tourist visa to a retirement visa

Hi You do not need any sort of visa service agent. It really is a VERY simple process proving you have the necessary funds in a Thai bank, in your name only, and the money needs to have been in the account for at least three months, with the balance never dropping below 800,000 baht during that time...
by Takiap
Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Feeding Time
Topic: Big C, Pre Cooked Chickens
Replies: 59
Views: 2115

Re: Big C, Pre Cooked Chickens

There are plenty of ironies regarding this subject. Let's see, today we are told that the internal temperature of whatever must reach this, that, or whatever before it is ready to eat. How ironic that for hundreds of years there were never any thermometers for checking this, and people managed perfe...
by Takiap
Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: Feeding Time
Topic: Big C, Pre Cooked Chickens
Replies: 59
Views: 2115

Re: Big C, Pre Cooked Chickens

I personally can't recall ever seeing a single fly in Makro Hua-Hin. In fact, I have often wondered how they do it.
by Takiap
Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:46 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Trouble sleeping after Japanese food
Replies: 19
Views: 1125

Re: Trouble sleeping after Japanese food

To be honest, I have never yet managed to figure out a reason why people eat tofu in the first place. I realize that it provides a source of protein for vegans, but if you are not a vegan, why eat tofu? The bits of tofu that you often find in Thai soups and etc. have about as much taste as a mouthfu...
by Takiap
Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: Feeding Time
Topic: Mr Burger 3 Re-opened as Oasis
Replies: 30
Views: 2968

Re: Mr Burger 3 Re-opened as Oasis

The original Mr. Burger had been open for years and had a loyal/regular customer base before it shut. The place was then dead for ages before reopening as Oasis. I think it would almost certainly have picked up, but sometimes with such ventures, you need to have enough money to carry the business fo...
by Takiap
Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:34 am
Forum: News
Topic: Bomb disposal squad finds device near soi 6 Hua Hin
Replies: 11
Views: 1014

Re: Bomb disposal squad finds device near soi 6 Hua Hin

This has really got me thinking now. Do sappers deployed to places like Africa and the Middle East now wear protective gear and use robots every time they find a landmine? I seriously doubt it but I could be wrong. Maybe things have changed. Of course, I also realize that there is a big difference b...
by Takiap
Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Bomb disposal squad finds device near soi 6 Hua Hin
Replies: 11
Views: 1014

Re: Bomb disposal squad finds device near soi 6 Hua Hin

Yes, bomb disposal units do have protective gear, but I would imagine it is only donned if deemed necessary. As a matter of interest, do British and other nationality Sappers deployed to the Middle East use fancy dress when sweeping for, or lifting mines? I'm just curious because during the South Af...
by Takiap
Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Trouble sleeping after Japanese food
Replies: 19
Views: 1125

Re: Trouble sleeping after Japanese food

Ajinomoto is actually the name of a massive Japanese corporation that manufactures countless food products, of which MSG is only one. Nearly all Thai dishes contain MSG in one form or another even if the cook/vendor doesn't add actual MSG. For instance, it is in the pork and chicken seasoning powder...
by Takiap
Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Hundreds of foreigners/teachers arrested in nationwide operation X-Ray Outlaw Foreigner
Replies: 27
Views: 2696

Re: Hundreds of foreigners/teachers arrested in nationwide operation X-Ray Outlaw Foreigner

Absolutely Big Boy, if the schools stopped employing illegal teachers, there would be no illegal teachers. Of course, since foreigners are nothing more than 2nd class citizens at best, it is far better to simply target foreigners only, without making any clear attempt to tackle the root cause of the...