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His Majesty Has Died

13 October 2016 - 13:13


It has been officially announced so it is okay to post this here now, BUT we all know how sensitive this topic is so keep that in mind!

RIP His Majesty


Lack Of Manners

07 September 2016 - 02:55


I am getting more and more annoyed with the lack of manners displayed by quite a few Thais.

I have to take the subway to work every day and lately this has gotten quite a bit more crowded. As a result it seems that the number of people cutting in line has also increased.
This morning a guy standing behind me tried to overtake me when the train arrived. First on the right, so I sidestepped to block him. Then just when getting on the train he tried to squeeze past me on the left, sidestepped and blocked him again. Unfortunately he was still able to get on the train, by cutting in front of the guy in the other line.
Last week it was a girl, literally using her elbow to try to get past me.

I understand that people are getting frustrated by the waiting (got on the 4th train this morning) and are in a rush, but so is everyone else!

And then there is the zebra crossing I have to cross....

The number of times I see motorbikes - and even cars - cutting in between people crossing the zebra crossing is insane. And everyone of them seems to think it is perfectly okay to do so.
I don't even see any of the pedestrians getting all that upset about it. Well, with one exception. Saw a guy a few weeks back getting cut off by a car and he hit the car with his hand startling the driver into stopping. Of course, this guy was a farang.

Anyone, just annoyed, so had to rant a bit :)


20 Year Anniversary

24 August 2016 - 09:21


Just realized, next month this site will have been around for 20 years in one form or another.
Don't recall the exact date, but do remember I first put it online in Sep '96.


Board Demographics

17 August 2016 - 09:35


A board member suggested I run a poll to see the generational make up of the board members.


Pokemon Go

08 August 2016 - 05:15


Well, my wife of course got caught up in the hype for Pokemon Go and asked me to install this on her iPhone last night. After I did she spent a bit of time creating a trainer then asked me "Now what do I do?".
Had a look at her screen and told her "Now you have go outside to the soi behind our house and look around for a Pokemon.". Her response "Baa!"
And that was the end of Pokemon Go.

Unfortunately plenty of people still playing :(
Nearly bumped into people playing twice already today.

Luckily, I can't see this lasting more than a few weeks though.

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