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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 is a follow up to a previous story where the five hell's Angels are reported to have beaten up some Thais. http://englishnews.thaipbs.or.th/two-hells-angels-members-agree-pay-compensation-assault-victims/ And this one seems weird: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/944520-five-foreigners-arrested-after-shooting-of-tourist-cop-in-sukhumvit-as-cut-up-body-is-found-in-their-freezer/
  3. This is a follow up to a previous story where the five hell's Angels are reported to have beaten up some Thais. http://englishnews.thaipbs.or.th/two-hells-angels-members-agree-pay-compensation-assault-victims/ http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/944520-five-foreigners-arrested-after-shooting-of-tourist-cop-in-sukhumvit-as-cut-up-body-is-found-in-their-freezer/
  4. Surprised you don't have another balcony fall yet.
  5. And another one...http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/933051-dsd-to-promote-thailand-as-hub-of-elderly-aged-care/ The government really need someone to put a cap on all these hubs. They could sell it as a new initiative called the "Hub cap"
  6. When they ask where you hang out or eat, just put 7-11, McDonald's, Swensens Big C etc., or any other common place.
  7. Nothing is going to change any time soon. Too many other priorities for the government. What is also worth adding in are the road death and accident figures for the "western" new year's holiday, which is also a public holiday in Thailand, and which were I think 380 dead for 2015-16.
  8. Confiscation of bikes or cars, bigger fines,, driving bans, jail time, and increased insurance premiums are what we have in the UK. I doubt any would work in Thailand with the way the police force works. Plus I think the Buddhist idea of reincarnation means they don't have such a fear of death as in western culture, so drive like lunatics.
  9. Yes, every year those numbers never fail to shock me. Unbelievable the government doesn't do anything to drastically reduce them.
  10. Everyone moved on. I have only looked in a few times in the last two or three years myself. In fact this is my first post here in three maybe four or more years. If you are interested, there is a TF ThailandFriends Facebook group that Bill, the Admin set up. Unfortunately I don't do Facebook so can't give you any further information. Or you might try contacting him through this site.
  11. Maybe try www.amazon.com, or MBK, or one of those gadget shops in Siam Paragon or Central World.
  12. Chieb Wattanajit, an 86-year-old father of seven, has been accused of detaining his 39-year-old daughter on a manmade island, isolated from the world by a thorny fence and a three-meter-wide waterway. Chieb originally detained his daughter, Anong Wattanajit, on the island after his meager means prevented him from providing her with proper medical care for a mental illness. At present, Anong lives in a small house in the middle of a coconut jungle and survives on meals that Chieb throws to her across a canal. Chieb told Thairath that Anong became mentally ill at the age of 17. Anong got married and moved to Songkhla but her marriage ended five months later. After the split, she moved back to stay with Chieb and her symptoms gradually began to show. Chieb admitted that he did not treat his daughter properly but insisted that he could not afford better options. The village’s head once filed a report about Anong’s circumstances with the authorities but did not receive any response. http://bangkok.coconuts.co/2013/06/06/father-locks-mentally-ill-daughter-island-20-years-chumphon
  13. This brought back some memories. Watch from about 1:18.
  14. BANGKOK: -- Most fish sauces and many mixed fish sauces on store shelves across the country contain levels of preservatives that fail to meet safety standards, according to the results of a study released Thursday. The Department of Medical Sciences (DMS) surveyed the quality of fish sauces and mixed fish sauces sold in fresh markets and department stores nationwide. It collected 471 samples produced by 118 manufacturers in February and March. Of the samples, 242 were fish sauces priced at Bt10-Bt45, and 229 were mixed fish sauces costing Bt6-Bt18. The survey found that only 62.8 per cent of fish sauces and 37.1 per cent of mixed fish sauces met safety standards. For fish sauces, price didn't appear to be a guarantee of quality. The study found examples of sub-standard products among both expensive (Bt30-Bt40) and inexpensive (Bt10-Bt20) fish sauces. About 45.4 per cent of fish sauces priced at Bt21-Bt29 did not meet the standards. "We found that most fish sauces and [many] mixed fish sauces contained a level of glutamic acid relative to nitrogen that was either higher or lower than the standard," DMS director-general Dr Niphon Phophattanachai said. About 36 per cent of samples contained a level of glutamic acid relative to nitrogen that was higher than the standard, and about 9.1 per cent of samples had a level that was lower than standard. About 4.5 per cent of samples contained a level of benzoic acid or preservative agent higher than the standard. http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/638312-most-fish-sauces-in-thailand-have-unsafe-levels-of-preservatives/ I thought that was to preserve the chillis in prik naam pla.
  15. He must be prime example of Thai manhood to have them fighting over him. :-)
  16. http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/22447018 Sir Alex Ferguson will step down as Manchester United manager at the end of the season after 26 years in charge. The Scot, 71, has won 38 trophies during his reign at Old Trafford and will now become a director and ambassador for the club. His haul includes 13 league titles, two Champions League crowns, five FA Cups and four League Cups. "The decision to retire is one that I have thought a great deal about. It is the right time," Ferguson said.
  17. RAYONG: -- Two Rayong women donned boxing gloves this Sunday and entered a match that offered as a prize a championship belt, THB40,000 in cash and the object of their mutual affections, who was married to one of the women and maintained the other as his mistress. <strong style="color: rgb(40, 40, 40); font-family: helvetica, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px; ">
  18. Two Air India pilots put the lives of 166 passengers on a Bangkok-Delhi flight in danger by taking a 40-minute break from the cockpit and getting two stewardesses to operate the plane in their absence. Their stunt almost ended in disaster after one of the stewardesses accidentally turned off the auto-pilot, forcing the pilots to rush back to their seats.
  19. I might be wrong here, but I thought that if you don't link the two, MSN no longer works. Will have to check it out. Found this from Microsoft: Important update from MicrosoftWe recently announced that we’ll begin to encourage Messenger users to start using Skype. As a result, the Messenger developer program will end. Existing implementations that use Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP) will continue to work until October 2013. Existing implementations that use Mobile Service Proxy (MSP) will continue to work until March 2014. For support for existing XMPP implementations, please visit our Forums page.
  20. That's how Phi Phi originally started out, as a part of a National Park. Even pre- tsunami it was full of bars and clubs. Not sure if Koh Lipe is part of a National Park also, but that has gone the same way.
  21. So do I. But I didn't really want all my MSN contacts (two accounts) as Skype contacts.
  22. Yeah, and they have also merged MSN Messenger into Skype which is a real bummer.
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