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taking a break fron tf

Hi I have been on this site now since mid 2005 and for the most part it's been fun I have met some really nice people here both here in Melbourne and in Thailand mainly Phuket!!!!! This year hasn't been good for me I lost my job due to health reasons (Bilateral Lateral Epicondylitis) a disc bulge @ L5 S1 and the early beginnings of Osteoarthritis in my left knee and right knee!!!!! To say it's been frustrating is an understatement!!!!!! I first went to Thailand in 1992 and again in 1998, 200

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melbourne world's most liveable city

Today Melbourne was voted the world's most liveable city by http://www.eiu.com/public/ As I haved lived here all my life (I am bias) we have some great sporting events here F1 Grand Prix in March Aussie Open Tennis in January Cricket in Dec etc etc !!!!! We have some world class resturants nice cafes, the only thing I don't like about living here is the weather cold in winter but as most people say here if you don't like the weather wait one minute (it will change) I wish it was warmer all ye

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Pay to Pee

Ryanair to charge passengers to pee   RYANAIR is to charge passengers to use on-board toilets. The Irish airline is planning to make its toilets coin-operated, forcing passengers to fork out $1.65 and $1.44 every time they want to spend a penny in the sky. The extra charges, which come on top of separate fees for check-in baggage and snacks, will coincide with the reduction of some toilet facilities on Ryanair planes. "By charging for the toilets we are hoping to change passen

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Thai Sim Card

Hi Just want to know how to get a thai sim card for a mobile phone can I get one at 7/11? Do I have to show my passport? thanks!!! 

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Best and Worst Lovers!!!

We came in at Number 7 !!!! England!!!       (At least we beat the "Poms") Scotland!!!        America !!!        A poll of 15,000 women that rated the world's best and worst lovers found that German men topped the worst list because they were deemed "too smelly," the Telegraph reported. The Germans were followed closely by the English, who were considered "too lazy," while the Swedes, who came in third, were accused of being "too quick to finish." On the other end of the spectrum, Latin coun

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Family Friendly Hotels in Phuket (Patong)

I have a mate who is married with three kids (under 12) he and the missus plan on going to Phuket next year they are having trouble booking a really good hotel, because most of the hotels cater for 2 kids not three, they tried booking a hotel in Patong but the hotel said they could not guarantee adjoining rooms, (Seems silly to me) I don't know why, it's their first trip to Thailand, and they are frustrated,   Can someone help!!! suggestions please for a good hotel that would cater for their nee

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Lottery Numbers UK

Illusionist Derren Brown has stunned television viewers in the UK, by apparently predicting the nation's lottery results.Before the numbers were drawn, he appeared to write down the six winning figures on to six white balls. Then in a small live studio, he wrote down the numbers on a card as the lottery was drawn on another TV channel, and then revealed his ball numbers matched the result exactly.Rumours that the show was pre-recorded were dispelled by the simulataneous nature of the broadcast.U

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Hotels in Korat

Hi Does anyone know of  any good Hotels in Korat close to the city centre? That are not to expensive!!!!!   thank you 

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Vote Counting

Is there something wrong with the vote count this week? There seems to be alot of voting at the moment!!!!!!!!!!

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My trip to Phuket

Buddha Temple ChalongPhi PhiSnake FarmTemple ChalongBig Buddha TempleView from Big BuddaBig BuddhaHi  I hope you enjoyed these pics from Phuket, there didn't seem to be many tourists there it's the beginning of the the low season now, met up with a couple of mods and we had a night I won't forget in  a long time (it was nice to meet you mike) !!!!!! I am not a fan of snakes and I won't be going back to that show in a hurry!!!!!! I went to the shooting range and it was the first time I had used a

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Dave's Pizza!!!!

Today I decided to make my own pizza I hope you enjoy the pics as much as I enjoyed eating it!!!  The ingrediants are Kalamata Olives (pitted) cheese, tomato paste,salami, pineapple, sliced ham,spanish onion, red and green capsicum garlic seasoning, and mixed herbs!!!!All put together with a beer (It makes it taste better)   After I finished eating all the dishes went straight into the dishwasher!!! Have a good night everybody!!!

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TF Melbourne Mafia (Part of)!!!!!

Today we got togetther and went out to a Local Thai Resturant here in Melbourne and an old TF member came along for the ride!!         He hasn't changed!!!!  The good looking ones!!! (The chicks in the background)!!Van!!Gav's entree Prawn Tom Yum Soup !!! My Panang Curry!!  And more beer of course!!! And even heaps more beer!!!   Next get together will be 22 March for the annual Singha Thai Food Festival in Melbourne (Federation Square) (Translation) Annual Thai Piss Up in Melbourne!!       

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Terrorists Attack in Pakistan

I just can't believe how desperate these people can get, something like 6 policemen died and some civilians as well!!! And it was lucky that many more didn't perish as well including the Sri Lankan cricket team, there were also some Australians in the firing line as well!!! My Condolences to their families and friends who died!!!I thought it was rather sad that in a country where cricket is idolised they decided to attack the Sri Lankan cricket team, and now I cannot see any international team w

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Happy Australia Day

I just want to say Happy Australia Day to all the Aussies here sure our country is far from perfect but at least it's a safe place to live in (most of the time) the day commemorates the arrival of the First Fleet in 1788, the unfurling of the British flag at Sydney Cove and the proclamation of British sovereignty over the east coast!!!!! I am having a lazy day and a few beers (worked this morning) flicking (TV) between the the aussie open (tennis) and the one dayer in Adelaide (cricket) against

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Holiday

Hi Everyone I just returned from Phuket I have been there quite a few times now, and it seems to be getting more expensive each time I visit, with the Global Financial Crisis (GFD) and now problems with the airport closure, the tourist industry will be affected.Since tourism accounts for 5 to 6% of GDP in Thailand (or thereabouts) I do worry about what affect it will have on the local people!! In Patong behind Jungceylon there is alot of building (hotels) going on I wonder if they will have the

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AFL Final!!!!

Tommorow is the AFL Grand Final here in Melbourne it's a pretty big day for us, barbies and drinking lemonade!!! lol lol My team (ST Kilda) lost last week, so the two competing teams are Hawthorn and Geelong, (Geelong) won last year, I am going for Geelong. AFL is based on Gaelic Football (Except we use an oval ball) very fast and plenty of good looking blokes for the girls to look at!!! Hope you have a great weekend!!! cheers!!

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Bigfoot!!!

THE search for Bigfoot is over, according to two US hunters who say they have found the body of the hairy ape-like creature and will back their claims up at a news conference today.Matthew Whitton and Rick Dyer say they discovered the body in a forest in northern Georgia about two weeks ago.The pair, who reportedly operate a Bigfoot tracking business, will present "DNA evidence and photo evidence of the creature" at the news conference in California today.Photographs already released show a larg

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3 yrs on TF

Wow 3yrs on TF doesn't time fly when you are having fun, I have met some nice people here in Melbourne and in Thailand as well, I still think this is a pretty good website there are some funny people on here and some that take it very seriously as well (the forums) It's pretty good value!!!! Looking forward to the next year!!!! A highlight have been watching a karoke video by some well known members, trying to sing, a good effort but don't give up your day jobs!! (Don't worry I am worse

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Viva La Vida!!1

Just heard the new Coldplay album "Viva La Vida" it has some great songs on it a little different to their previous albums!! (Brian Eno was one of the producers)!!! A Rush of Blood to the Head is my fav Coldplay album!!! Hope you have a great weekend!!!

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Bloody Tourists!!!!

IF you think the world's worst tourists are loud-mouthed Americans or Germans who grab all the banana lounges, think again. The travellers that hoteliers everywhere say are a real nightmare are the British. They are notorious for drunken behaviour, general rudeness and for not being able to speak a word of the local language. The damning verdict comes from a survey of European hotel chains by the travel company Expedia. Not only were Britons regarded as rude, messy and loud, they were cri

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My Recent trip to Phuket!!!

Had a great trip to Phuket really liked it, caught up with a few people from  TF,  Songkran was fun wet!!! Went to Phromthep Cape to watch the sunset, (the best place to watch the sunset in Phuket IMHO) one afternoon only to get there and it was to cloudy to see the sun, next time hey!!The P.S Hotel just near Bangla Rd and Jungceylon has good Farang and Thai food at a reasonable price!!!Shall be back again in October / November  hopefully !!! Thanks to Ron for looking after me,  see you soon, an

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US Golf Masters Who will win!!!

Tiger Woods 11/10 Phil Mickelson 10 Geoff Ogilvy 20 Vijay Singh 20 Retief Goosen 25 Ernie Els 25 Padraig Harrington 25 KJ Choi 33 Adam Scott 33 Justin Rose 40 Jim Furyk 40 Steve Stricker 50 Here are some odds from Ladbrokes!!! Really can't see Tiger getting beaten here, he is hauling in on Jack Nicklaus's record of 18 majors, I think the others are playing for second spot!! (Bold statement I know) His mental edge over everybody else is that good!!! Good luck to the a

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