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    This really surprises me. I was sent there in 97 and absolutely loved it. Lived in Manila CBD and I was last there at the end of 2000 - has it changed that much?

    Agreed the standard food is, to say the least, a tad disappointing.....

    Best time was during the Marcos's era....especially Mabini, rows of go-go bars....Chinaown Qiapo where pretty models paraded in the nude right in from of you..giggle.gif

    + 1

    Visited Manila once or twice a year between 1982 - 1985 - absolutely loved it.

  2. After the match, Schaefer lashed out at the Football Association of Thailand (FAT) for its poor management and lack of professionalism.

    Four Thai players missed their initial flight to the Middle East because they forgot to bring their passports.

    "The Thai FA must change its coordinators. It's a shame that four players missed the flight," said the German.

    Sompop Nilwong was with the team but Schaefer only knew he was not eligible when they were in Oman because the FAT failed to resister him for the World Cup qualifying with the Asian Football Confederation.

    "There must be changes," he said.

    Schaefer said Thailand's preparations for the Oman match were improper with only five players joining the training camp on the first few days of training because many players had to play for their clubs while others were not released by their teams.

    Meanwhile, Anucha Nakasai announced his resignation as Thailand's manager saying he did not have time to look after the team.

    What the hell is going on lads ???????????

    Sounds to me as if Schaefer is on his way out....

  3. Who do I tip?

    I don't believe that they will appoint anybody before the Euro tournament.

    Stuart Pierce will take over for now and if England does well in the Euros he will probably have a good chance to be appointed as manager.

    Other than that? What about Guus Hiddink? He is without a job now.

  4. Personally I would put the empty box into the suitcase and keep the lighter in the hand luggage.

    Eh? Why's that? That's likely to get him nabbed and the lighter confiscated for sure..

    Ironically I just read in another thread about another poster who had his lighter confiscated while entering the states and it was in his checked bags but honestly I think that was a one off and not likely to get confiscated in checked baggage.

    You can also put the lighter in your jacket or trouser pocket but I would never pack an expensive piece like that in the suit case and on the odd chance that Thai customs actually check your luggage they will only see an empty box which also will not show on any x-ray.

  5. Agree that Calibre should be the way to go however I found that there are quite some issues when converting PDF to Mobi. I did it a few times and the whole formatting was off, odd spacing and you could no longer make out any paragraphs. Not sure what will happen to the photos included in your document.

    On the other hand you can of course also view PDF files on a Kindle however the navigation is a b_tch.

    Best recommendation I can give is to read the PDF file on a laptop or tablet.

  6. Thailand is the only country i know of in the world that officially celebrates -with gazetted holidays- 3 New Years. Christian new year,Chinese new year jan/feb and Thai new year songhkran. Nothing much happens in Thailand for the first 4 months of the year because everyone is either pissed or away up country.

    Not a good time to be here in Bangkok .Everywhere people are banging cymbals and making us much noise as they can in practice for Songkran new year celebration in April. IOf you go to the beach there will be people letting off fire crackers louder than a jet flying low overhead.

    Look at Malaysia - they celebrate 4 New Years - Christian, Chinese, Hindu and Islamic.

    Singapore also celebrates 3 New years.

  7. On a bitterly cold winters morning a husband and wife in Dublin were listening to the radio during breakfast.

    They heard the announcer say, "We are going to have 8 to 10 inches of snow today. You must park your car on the even-numbered side of the street, so the snow ploughs can get through."

    So the good wife went out and moved her car.

    A week later while they are eating breakfast again, the radio announcer said, "We are expecting 10 to 12 inches of snow today. You must park your car on the odd-numbered side of the street, so the snowploughs can get through."

    The good wife went out and moved her car again.

    The next week they are again having breakfast, when the radio announcer says, "We are expecting 12 to 14 inches of snow today. You must park...." Then the electric power went out.

    The good wife was very upset, and with a worried look on her face she said, "

    I don't know what to do. Which side of the street do I need to park on so the snow ploughs can get through?"

    Then with the love and understanding in his voice that all men who are married exhibit, the husband replied, "Why don't you just leave the f****** car in the garage this time?"

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