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Looking for suggestions

Good day, Just wondering where are the good places to visit during August and September in Thailand. Any suggestions are much appreciated. Thanks for the comments so far..... just want to ask a further question; What about now in July - is it raining now?

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Time

It is one of the most precious things we all have. Yet, we take it for granted. There was a time in my life, when I felt I had so much TIME. I wished then, TIME would go faster, But yet, it felt slower!! Now, all I want is more TIME. Today, I woke up and saw on my calendar its the 1st of June, Almost half a year gone. Yet, I felt like it was only last week, That I celebrated the New Year, WHERE DID ALL MY TIME GO? I want it all back. Do you get a nagging feeling you are running out o

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Drama, Drama, Drama

The more life experiences I gained, the more I learn about myself and of other people. And the more I realised significance (the feeling of importance) plays a huge part in our decision making. About a year ago, the shopping centre, where my business is situated, was sued by one of our previous corporate managers. The corporate manager we had then (now ex) kept telling us that the law suit had no merits we would win for sure. So we appointed the lawyers he recommended and left it to his cont

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Suggestions please

Good day TFers, I am just wondering whether anyone has been to any of the following places: Hua Hin, Cha am or Pranburi (all within the same area I believe) Just want to know which has better beaches? Which would you recommend? Oops, forgot...and which area has easy accessible taxis? Thanks for any advice.

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Advice sought

Does anyone know whether one could sign up on a temporary (a week or two) wireless contract in Bangkok? If so, which company offers this service? Furthermore, what has been your experience about its service - I mean does it break down a lot? Thanks for any advice.

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Thaksin returns on Thursday

Two websites confirmed today that ex-premier Thaksin Shinawatra is due back in Thailand on Thursday at 9:00am. The message on the sites, including Hi-Thaksin.net and TrueThaksin.com, urged supporters of the ousted prime minister to greet him at Suvarnabhumi airport. There has been no confirmation on Mr Thaksin's behalf of the exact time and date of his expected return although it is believed he will confirm the website reports by his followers today. Mr Thaksin is currently believed to be in

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How to Steal Billlions

Societe Generale Uncovers Massive Fraud by Futures Trader PARIS (AP) -- Societe Generale uncovered a $7.14 billion fraud -- one of history's biggest -- by a single futures trader who orchestrated a series of bogus transactions that spiraled out of control amid roiling markets this week, the French bank said Thursday. Executives said the trader, a French man in his 30s, acted alone. CEO Daniel Bouton said the trader's motivations were "irrational" and that he may not have benefited directly from

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Coffee cuts skin cancer risk

DRINKING coffee can cut the risk of skin cancer by more than a third, scientists say.  Researchers found that people who drank more than six cups of caffeinated coffee a day reduced their chances of developing skin cancer by 35 per cent, while those who drank two or three cups were 12 per cent less likely to have the disease.OMG - six cups a day - I wonder if they hold shares in coffee companies.  Scientists believe caffeine could stop skin cancers spreading by stopping cells dividing, or by act

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Having a Job versus having a Business

I have reached a crossroad in both my professional and personal life.The challenges emanating from my business can be quite overwhelming. At times like these, I have had to step back and wondered whether I am up to it – that is, solve problems for my clients - after all that is what I am being paid to do.Initially, I was driven to start my own business because I was frustrated as an employee – essentially being denied my partnership, which I believed I had earned; by being the best, exceeding bi

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Let the Thai Police know if you see this man

First Interpol unmasked his face. Now it knows his name. The suspect in a picture released by Interpol, taken by Thai immigration authorities on his arrival in Bangkok. The international police organization, working off tips from people who responded to a global appeal for help, said Monday it has identified a suspected pedophile shown in Internet photos abusing young boys.The man, whose face initially was disguised behind a digitalized swirl, is now thought to be on the run in Thailand, Inte

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Wishing the King of Thailand a speedy recovery

Thailand's beloved and influential 79-year-old King Bhumibol Adulyadej was hospitalised after feeling weak on the right side of his body, the royal palace said.The king was admitted to Bangkok's Siriraj Hospital yesterday, where tests found "a slightly inadequate blood flow to the brain", a palace statement said.His condition improved after about eight hours of treatment, the statement said.Bhumibol, the world's longest-serving living monarch, is a unifying figure for his country, which usually

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Blind Dates

I am at an age where my family and friends feel that I should be married and start a family. When I visit my parents on the weekends, I am constantly getting hints from them about how they would love to have grand-kids running around.So as a result, I am constantly being set up with blind dates by my own family members.Whilst I have no problems with my friends setting me up with blind dates, I do have problems with my family members trying to set me up with blind dates - in fact, I have consiste

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TSUNAMI ALERT

I have just heard (one minute ago)....there was a 7.9 earthquake off the Indonesian coast.There is a Tsunami Alert.If you have friends holidaying or living on the coast, you should alert them. 

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Thanks

Just want to thank all those who came to greet me for dinner tonight, at a short notice.And sorry to those who got confused....thanks any way for the effort.Any way, I am only in Bkk for one night....flying out tomorrow...Hope to see more of you next time around.Good night. 

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Any suggestions for sore legs

Good day fellow members,I have been swimming and trekking around the South of Thailand...now I have got sore legs and arms .Any helpful hints?....I don't want to be stuck in the hotel....Thanks in advance for any help.Van

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Sim Cards

Good day fellow members, Just wondering about Sim Cards purchased in Thailand.  Is it true that they expired after 6 months if not used?I have got a Sim Card (Happy) from my last trip about 7 months ago, so I am wondering whether it will still be active.  I know my Sim Card from HK last 12 months.....but I am not sure about Thailand.Anyone know?Thanks for any feedback.

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Booking problems?!?

Good day fellow members,I find myself in an awkward situation where my credit card (visa) has been denied by Airasia.  It is the same visa card I used to book my hotel stays and that was accepted.  My bank can not explain it and Airasia has no idea why it has been denied?!?I am wondering whether anyone had a similar experience recently.And if so, what did you do to resolve the problem!!!  

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Krabi

Good day TF members, As I have never been to Krabi before, I am seeking your views on this place.How many nights should one stay there in order to see and do all the things that tourists would want to do?5 nights or 7?Oh, please feel free to add suggestions on any other places I should visit - like Chang Mai, etc.Thanks for any feedback. 

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World Recession?

If you have been following the stock markets around the world in the last 3 weeks, you would have noticed that it's been gyrating up and down (mostly down).This is because of the subprime mortgage crisis emanating from the United States - where financial institutions lend monies to borrowers with bad credit histories (basically borrowers with a high default rate), the loans are then repackaged as bonds and then sold to investors and banks from around the world.  The bad debts from the subprime m

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Krabi

Good day Tfers,I am interested in knowing whether the taxis from Krabi airport are metered taxis or are they like un-metered taxis in Samui?Also, are there any airport tax at Krabi?Thanks for any feedback.

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Oh what a month it has been

Have you had a time where anything and everything that could go wrong did?Well, this July has been a black month for me.  Oh what a month it has been!!!!And a very expensive month at that.Not only did my server crashed, but my computers and laptops died on me as well.  I have had to engage IT technicians to restore it back to life and it's cost me an arm and a leg (they charge $275 AUD per hour - OUCH!!!!)  Now, I have got a new server, two new computers, a new laptop, and a MASSIVE HEADACHE (th

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U S Markets

Is anyone following the US markets at the moment?Wholly cow (or bear I should say), the Dow is currently down 300 points.  And it is the second time this week that it has fallen over 200 points.The Nasdaq and the S&P 500 is also down 2 plus % so far today.Oh boy, lets hope it does not cause a financial meltdown worldwide tomorrow - like the Asian Financial Meltdown 10 years ago...........And at this very moment, the US dollar is in a steep dive - the chart looks as if it has fallen over a cl

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Finally some honesty about the Iraq War

We have heard so much B/S about why we in the West (US, UK and AUST) had to go to War against Iraq.The reasons ranged from WMD to Saddam to links to terrrorists and training camps for terrorist groups.  Of course, when critics against the War suggested it had more to do with Oil, there was always vehement denials from these leaders (Bush, Blair and Howard).Well, after 4 years, the Prime Minister of Australia John Howard has let the cat out of the bag. I wonder what the world will think of us now

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Will the Middle East accept this?

US in Iraq for 'another 50 years' THE US Defence Secretary suggested for the first time yesterday that American forces could be in Iraq for at least another half century, under an arrangement similar to the effectively permanent US troop deployment in South Korea. In comments that will dismay war opponents at home and alarm Muslim allies in the Middle East, Robert Gates said that "some force of Americans" will be in Iraq for a "protracted period of time" and pointed to South Korea as the model

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Political Turmoil in Thailand?

Just got this out of Bloomberg.  It will be interesting to see how the court will rule....Thailand Braces for Court Ruling, Further Unrest (Update1) By En-Lai Yeoh and Beth JinksMay 29 (Bloomberg) -- The Thai government's effort to destroy the political power of ousted Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra may worsen the country's political instability. Nine judges appointed by the military-backed government will rule tomorrow on whether Thaksin's Thai Rak Thai and four other parties should be di

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