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What a pussy !!!

wake up early (ish) on a sunday morning to watch the Dawson Vs Hopkins fight !!! what a farce .... Hopkins should be ashamed of himself ..... what a ***** !!! shouldn't be allowed back in a boxing ring again !!!

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Reading group: Don't Look Now by Daphne du Maurier

so the choice is a scary novella for Halloween !!! and available in BKK ... so get reading !! "So, all of your October Reading group suggestions have been mixed together in the sorting hat, and it has delivered its choice: Don't Look Now by Daphne du Maurier. This was a suggestion by hudsonviewer, who wrote: "You will have nightmares for a long time. Truly the scariest novella I have ever read in my life." What more could you ask for?! If you have any suggestions for interesting topics relat

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Fahrenheit 451: Firing up the Reading group

Well the Reading Group in the Guardian is having an online discussion on this/last months book Fahrenheit 451. i thought the book was pretty good and fairly easy to read .... interesting views and ideas considering it was written 60 years ago !! article link below !!! http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2011/sep/05/fahrenheit-451-reading-group?commentpage=2#start-of-comments

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TF Book Club / Reading Group

Well it has proved a bit difficult to drum up support/interest for a Book Club on TF so I've signed up (today) for an online reading group in the Guadian newspaper. Hopefully other members of the Book Group will join up. Basically they select a book a month ... people in the group read it and give their reviews/opinions/feedback on the book online. However, if members of the TF Book Club don't like the book selected I'd be more than happy to have a vote/select an alternative title each month !!

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Book Club .... Disappointing Books

Just posted this on the Book Club page ..... Just finished Martin Amis's newest book "the pregnant widow" now i usually enjoy his books, but this one was a big let down. Boring, pretentious and (IMO) just not very good. It was a struggle to actually finish it !!! What books have u been disappointed in recently ?? Now after meeting Dave last night and exchanging a few books thought i might make one last effort to start (restart) a TF book club. basically the idea is we meet up once every 4 or

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Does Israel want peace ... FUCK NO !!!!

Once again when it comes to US and Israel the tail wags the dog !!! http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/politics/netanyahu-shoots-down-obamarsquos-peace-plan-at-the-white-house-2287180.html The Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, publicly and unabashedly berated President Barack Obama yesterday for suggesting in a speech on Thursday that his country's 1967 borders should be the basis of a peace agreement with the Palestinians. Those lines, he forcefully asserted, would make his n

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The Cultural Triangle Sri Lanka

I posted about the Kandalama Hotel in Dambulla in the centre of the cultural triangle in Sri Lanka earlier this week. The cultural triangle covers the Sacred City of Anuradhapura, the Ancient City of Polonnaruwa, the Ancient City of Sigiriya and the Ancient City of Dambulla. Sigiriya is an ancient rock fortress, but it's f**king high with dodgy staircase do i didn't climb it !! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sigiriya Dambulla has fantastic and colourful cave temples, but to preserve them u we

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Kandalama Hotel, Dambulla, Sri Lanka

Beergirl's (don't u just love that name) Blog about the Infinity pool in Singapore reminded me of when I stayed at the Knadalama Hotel, Dambulla, Sri Lanka. It's smack bang in the centre of the Cultural Triangle in Sri Lanka of Dambulla, Sigiriya, Polonnaruwa and Anuradhapura and is probably one of the nicest hotels i've ever stayed in. The pool overlooks a large tank/inland lake. pics below. http://www.boutiquesrilanka.com/regions_cultural_triangle_ancient_cities_overview.php i'll see if i

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Happy Saint Patricks Day

well it's Ireland's National Day and a holiday back home, but I'm stuck at work this morning. Still will "drown the shamrock" with a few beers at the Big Mango tonight. Hope to see some of u there and Happy Saint Patricks Day to All !!!

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Saint Patricks Day Thursday 17th March @ Big Mango

hi All Thursday 17th March is Saint Patricks Day, the National Day of Ireland. Bill has already posted an event in the Big Mango, so just would like to encourage a few more people to sign up. They will be serving proper Irish Stew and also Bacon, Cabbage and Potatos !!! Also, hoping Teddy (Kevin) will have an Irish music CD ready for the night !! There is also a Happy Hour until 8pm and free Pool. So put on something Green and come long to celebrate ur Irishness .... or Irishness wanna be

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Ireland wallop the Poms !!!

well cricket wouldn't be the number 1 sport in Ireland, but it's always satisfying to give the Poms a good thrashing !! well done the Ireland cricket team yesterday ..... fantastic result !! http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/cricket/9410478.stm By Sam Sheringham Kevin O'Brien blazed the fastest century in Cricket World Cup history as Ireland pulled off an astonishing victory over England in Bangalore. He smashed 113 off 63 balls as Ireland recovered from 111-5 to overhaul their target of 328

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Great news for Egypt !!

fantastic stuff in Egypt .... but doesn't this say somethings about the C U N T S we in the west have as "elected" leaders !!!! By lunchtime he was on a plane with his family to Sharm el-Sheikh, where he also has a palace which he periodically lends to Tony Blair.

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Just when u thought it couldn't get any worse !!!!

OK ... it's bad enough we've got eric clapton, the eagles, santana and slash coming to play in bkk !!! but now Maroon f**king 5 r back again !!! much against my better judgement got persuaded to go see them last time they played bkk and they were f**king awful !!! worst band i've ever seen live !!

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Thanks and see you soon.

Would just like to say a BIG THANK YOU to all who attended my BD bash last sunday. I had a great day and hope all who came along enjoyed themselves also. Heading back to Ireland tonight for 2 weeks so see u all soon .... at Bcool and BigKus's birthday party .... if not sooner. Take care all !!!!

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Party on Sunday @ Sportsman

hi Guy and Girls Thanks to all who have signed up for the Event this Sunday. Was talking to the manager Rob on Wednesday and he was talking about putting a couple of extra staff on if I thought many would be coming. As there's 20+ signed up from TF and a few other friends coming also I told him I was expecting between 25-30 to come ... so if u have signed up can u just confirm that u will be attending. Many thanks and looking forward to seeing u all on Sunday !!

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My Birthday, Free Pool, Good Food, Cheap Beer and Football

Well it's my birthday on Sunday 15th August so I thought it was a great excuse for afternoon drinking on a Sunday .... not that I usually need any excuse !! The rough .... very rough .... plan of attack is as follows !!! (btw this is very felxible location and time wise and is subject to change at any time !!!). 1) 2pm to 5pm-ish. The Sportsman Bar ... time for Sunday Lunch, Free pool and Happy hour beers !! http://www.bangkokpoolbar.com/ 2) 5pm to 7pm-ish. Coyote Bar corner of Sukhumvit Soi

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Israel reveals its true face !!

article from the Guardian ....  http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2010/may/31/israel-peace-activists-murder-sanctions Ahdaf Soueif guardian.co.uk, Monday 31 May 2010 23.00 BST Article history This will count. A flotilla of relief boats attacked in international waters. Armed commandos boarding a vessel carrying supplies for a besieged civilian population. More than 10 peace activists reported killed. This has to be made to count. The dead have joined Rachel Corrie, Tom Hurn

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Ian Curtis ... 30 years dead today. RIP.

Joy Division were (still are) one of my all time favourite bands. Unfortunately lead singer Ian Curtis killed himself at the age of 23 ... 30 years ago today. RIP Ian ... absolutely love this song ... even now every time i hear the intro makes my hairs stand on end !!            

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Sunday @ The Sportsman 9th May

Well thanks to all who turned up for what was a cracking sunday afternoon, evening and night of cheap beer and pool !!!!       Virtually everyone who signed up actually turned up ... except for U JON !!! hahahaha.       Those who did turn up included ... Missy, Bua, Chanapa, Rob, Stevie, Dave, Kenn, Gee, Ked, Bill, Ant, Bobbyboy, Arndt, Nico, John (hyper) .... and a few others i can't remember who ... sorry guys.       anyway ... things kicked off around 1.30pm with the early birds g

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Pool & Beer @ Sportsman Bar on Sunday

Well the general consensus was .... girls wanted start time moved back to 2pm, guys wanted it left as it was to ensure ppl actually turned up by 2pm !!! I'm planning to get there between 1.15 to 1.30pm get the Sunday roast dinner and should be ready to start playing pool, drinking beer and talking bollocks by 2pm sharp !!! well sharp-ish !!! I spoke to the manager last week and depending on numbers he may be able to reserve 1 and possibly 2 tables for us ..... so if u have signed up can u confi

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Free Pool, Cheap Beer and Talk Bollocks

Posted an event for Lunchtime Sunday 9th May @ The Sportsman Bar near the Emporioum and Phrom Phong BTS. From 12 to 4pm the bar has Free Pool and Happy Hour beer prices, so starting the event at 1.15pm. If ppl feel this is too early can postpone it too around 2pm, but don't want to start any later than this as want to take advantage of the free pool and happy hour beers. It's a pretty cool bar, with 7 really good pool tables, a decent sunday roast dinner for 195 baht and good thai and western me

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Are Placebo playing in BKK on 20th March

well saw it advertised in thaiticketmaster in central world, but girl working there told me it wasn't a concert ....but didn't seem very clear on what it actually was !! is advertised on their website as playing here !! maybe someone here knows what's happening !!!http://www.tigerbeer.co.th/tigertranslate/#/mainhttp://www.placeboworld.co.uk/gigs.php saw them in 2006 at the bangkok 100 rock festival .... would definitely go see them again !!! 

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Best news ever !!!

now i don't know how the f**k they come up with these figures and they do seem a bit far fetched....but it's taken from thaivisa and the nation ....o it must be true.not only r they gonna crack down on drink drivers but booze is gonna be 3 times cheaper (i don't f**king think so somehow) when the Asean free trade agreement comes into effect !!!   BANGKOK: -- The government is imposing a strict law against drunk driving, under which violators will be arrested immediately and be subject to prosecu

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14th Asian Gaelic Games - Bangkok !!

well the irish community in thailand, with help from other ex-pats and thai friends, recently hosted the 14th Asian Games in Bangkok. it was a fantastic weekend of irish sport, music and the occassional drink .... report below is taken from :http://www.thaigaa.com/wp/?page_id=9 Asian Gaelic Games – October 2009October 16-18th was an amazing weekend of sports, music, craic and wicked thunder storms in Bangkok. The Bangkok AGG, organised by the Thai GAA, was definitely one of the best games in rec

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