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  1. Wow!

    Just signed back in to TF after a long time. Was just browsing and noticed that I first joined TF in December 2007. Almost ten years!

    All the old faces are long gone, and is a lot quieter now Time flies, things change. probably all on Facebook.

    Do any old timers still pop in here now and then? Apart from Admin of course. :)

  2. This Video will reveal the inner workings of the Wing Chun system. What some might call, secrets of the systems!!

     

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    :) I have a good news to tell. I am graduated.

    I 've managed to finish my last paper and it has been approved.

    It took 2 years to finish the work. It is such a relief to finish it.

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  3. breakofdawning
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    No, I am not a shopaholic.

    Really, I am not a shopaholic. Yet, I guess the XX chromosomes in me allow me to find comfort in spending money.

    When I first moved to this country, I came here with almost nothing. I left all my savings back home and only had a few hundred pounds and a few hundred dollars in my wallet. My husband supported me on everything that I needed in my daily life, plus some pocket money that I could spend, if I needed extra odds and ends.

    Problem was I had always been independent. Spending my husband's money was foreign to me and in a way quite awkward. Since I didn't know how long it'd take me to land a job in the new country, I hardly spent anything. I had been so used to spending on a daily basis back home: from paying for fare, lunch, personal necessities, to treating myself, my family or even my friends. But with no job insight, I had refrained myself from spending altogether for weeks.

    During that period, I felt so depressed. I couldn't figure out why I felt so down. I had my husband beside me, good food, warm bed, nice clothes, and money in my bank account, job would eventually come. Why was I so disconsolate?

    I went out for a walk one day, and found myself in a supermarket not far from home. I looked around the supermarket, decided to pick up a can of Coke, then went straight to cashier to pay. I didn't quite remember how much that can of soda was, maybe a pound. As soon as I was done paying, thanked the cashier, and walked off, I miraculously felt better!

    What I realized later, is that spending money plays quite a large part on me psychologically. While I didn't spend any money, my self-esteem and self-worth went down. But as soon as I spent that pound, it was almost like the switch had been turned on, I automatically felt good about myself again.

    Next time, someone tells you that they need a retail therapy. Believe me, it is quite therapeutic!

  4. Chatty
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    Nothing much to say, I'm trying to search for some topics I think I posted on my journals, hmm my blogs... I love it's called journals by the way.

    However, this is "Wow" New TF. design, I love the look, nice, clean, and easy.

    I kinda getting lost, not get use to it, but I will get use to it soon, hopefully.

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    "South Africa’s Gini coefficient—the best-known measure of inequality, in which 0 is the most equal and 1 the least—was 0.63 in 2009. In 1993 it was 0.59. After 18 years of full democracy, South Africa is one of the most unequal countries in the world."

    its more unequal now than in 93, so exploitation is up, rape is up, murder is up, car jacking up,

    on average people are worse off financially, across the board besides an even smaller elite than under the old way.

    so less official racism, but unofficially its much worse.

    typical of the left wing pc crowd, racism is worse than increases in murder and rape, its ok that white farmers are murdered, things are less racist, its ok that "Sexual violence against minors older than the age of infancy is also extremely prevalent in South Africa. According to the Medical Research Council,[32] more than one in four minors experience physical violence at home daily or weekly and more than one third of girls have experienced sexual violence before the age of 18. Its study also states that by 2009, 40% of all victims who reported rape to the police were under 18 and 15% were under 12 years old."

    and

    "A significant contributing factor for the escalation in child abuse is the widespread myth in HIV ravaged South Africa that having sex with a virgin will cure a man of AIDS.[30] This virgin cleansing myth exists in Zambia, Zimbabwe and Nigeria.[31] The child abusers are often relatives of their victims and are at times their fathers or providers."

    i am sure its the white south Africans that are doing that right?

    "In post-apartheid South Africa, unemployment has been extremely high as the country has struggled with many changes. While many blacks have risen to middle or upper classes, the overall unemployment rate of blacks worsened between 1994 and 2003.[41] Poverty among whites, previously rare, increased.[42] In addition, the current government has struggled to achieve the monetary and fiscal discipline to ensure both redistribution of wealth and economic growth. Since the ANC-led government took power, the United Nations Human Development Index of South Africa has fallen, while it was steadily rising until the mid-1990s.[43] Some may be attributed to the HIV/AIDS pandemic, and the failure of the government to take steps to address it in the early years.[44]"

    under segregation and European rule things were better,

    that is a fact,

    more racism isnt as bad as more aids, more baby rape to cure aids, more murders, more poverty, both black n white,

    so who is better off ? and in what way?

  5. SHE IS MY COLLEAGUE ... I JUST WANT TO HELP HER TO RASIE MONEY FOR CANCER RESEARCH.

    http://www.justgiving.com/Caroline-Ingle/?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=fundraisingpage&utm_content=Caroline-Ingle&utm_campaign=pfp-share

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    I'm leaving TF for good. It was fun but I haven't check/use this site often anymore so I decided to break up with TF.

    Goodluck TF!

  6. Feel like my body still not set for Monday lol. at work, I felt tired but when I'm home, oh I completely awake !!! Hope tomorrow will be better and I will get energy back soon. :)

  7. Seemed its only proper happy birthday wish to me come from TF (auto reminder) -LOL thank you so much. Well, im not that desperated old woman I have had birthday party a week in advance due to a couple of family members have to be away for holidays and last night I also have a quiet celebrate vegetarian style at home as well.

  8. Admin_2
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    This Thai guy from Chiang Mai cooks fried chicken and picks it right out of the fryer with his bare hands. WTF?!

  9. i will visit thailand next month for about 1 month. so could you guide me?

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    Everything grows in Thailand, it is never cold, life is inexpensive and it is still covered in a lot of beautiful nature (thought it is getting less and less :( )jungle-restaurant.jpg

  10. Well it's been 8 years since I joined this site and 6 more since I rejoined and all I can say is WOW! It seems I log on every 2 years and that's not good. I was 23 years old when I first logged on and now I am much older and wiser. First of all to anyone out there that still remembers me, Hello! A lot has happened in my life and I am about to close a few ongoing chapters. I hope all of you are alright, and I want to announce that I will be returning to Thailand this January 2014. The last time I was in the Land of Smiles it was 2007. Hey lucky number 7! I will be trying to be more proactive and hope to meet old as well as new people now. Feel free to comment or message me. Greetings from NYC and have a nice day everyone!

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    Hi :)

    Is there anyone in here, who are from Denmark.

    I'm a danish girl who want to learn thai.

  11. Hi all, My wife, son, and I will be traveling to Thailand in July. We are looking for a close, nice, and reasonably priced hotel to stay at before flying on. We arrive at BKK at about 22:00 and then fly the next morning to Isaan at about 10:00. Usually we'd just take turns sleeping at the airport, but now we have a son and that's not as simple.

    Thanks. We'd like something safe, close, and won't break our bank accounts. Any suggestions would be great as to names of hotels and areas to look. Easy to and from the airport would be great, too.

    Thanks again!

  12. I had to go to Toronto on business this week and our puppy, Star, hates it when either Ked or I are not at home in the evenings. She values her "family time" with Ked and I and gets upset if we're not around to cuddle with.

    So, I was gone for about 3 days and even when I called home, Star would hear my voice on the phone and start getting all excited.

    When I was close to getting home I called Ked and told her to grab the camera to capture Star's reaction to me coming home.

    I love before I got home when Ked tells her I'll be home soon and she goes to the door to listen for me. LOL.

  13. It's been over 2 years already since we last met!!!

    miss you so much^^

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