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BANGKOK 21 February 2019 23:09
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There is a reason why expats are not glued to their TV sets like the West

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1 hour ago, The manic said:

In the UK I literally threw my TV out of the window because of the rubbish it produced and lived without TV for years. Here in Thailand I only watch what I download using the TV screen.

Did you also throw out your PC because spam arrived in your inbox? Or maybe the radio because it played the wrong music? You seem to be a smart cookie...

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Can you make dan cheddar a special tag, so i cease accidentally clicking on threas that contain his musings?

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57 minutes ago, OneMoreFarang said:

Did you also throw out your PC because spam arrived in your inbox? Or maybe the radio because it played the wrong music? You seem to be a smart cookie...

It was a smart move albeit spontaneous. Spam I control and the computer is a creative and communicative tool for me. As for radio..I stopped listening to that when Radio Caroline closed down. Apart from R4 but I find that unbearable now apart from The Archers.

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8 hours ago, Dogbarker said:

But there is a certain attraction to love island I am told .. And not going to share that here..  Haha... Risky UK TV......

I have got to ask ,what is Love Island.

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14 hours ago, transam said:

Well back in the UK near all the pubs that were on near every street have closed down so the TV took over..

Nobody can afford to have a few drinks every night.... 

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The whole premise of the article is stupid.  He's petrified to move back because people in the UK watch TV. People live in the UK for the weekends because they work Monday to Friday.  Get a grip!  Yes there is a change in the way people view entertainment these days. Whether it's TV or Netflix, You Tube or a host of other options like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, it seems people are still hooked to their devices. Whereas the working guy may go home and watch TV in the evening, the younger generation is never off their smart phones, even AT WORK.  Seems my friends in Thailand know more about movies and TV programs than I do.  Most of them seem to enjoy lunch with their expat friends  but at night they are on their computers, TV's, Netflix, etc. just like everywhere else.  Thais are hooked on their soap operas for sure.  So I don't see the point of the article at all.  Maybe his only valid point is that sun makes you happy, cold does not. If that's the case it's all about the weather.  So maybe people in Hawaii watch less TV than people in New York too having nothing to do with being an expat. 

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1 hour ago, Ks45672 said:

Nobody can afford to have a few drinks every night.... 

Too true. And the streets are unsafe after dark

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Well FB and of course Beer Call and P Tang adventures..

 

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6 minutes ago, The manic said:

Too true. And the streets are unsafe after dark

Cultures changed a lot too in a relatively short time

I doubt its  still ok in most companies to sink a few pints and a meat pie  from 1-2 and go back in to work until 5

And then maybe have a session after work on pay days.... 

Old style pubs had more character and characters... 

Ancient Tobacco stains on the ceilings from old men smoking pipes from generations past

Now they've all changed and not for the better in most cases

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10 minutes ago, Ks45672 said:

Cultures changed a lot too in a relatively short time

I doubt its  still ok in most companies to sink a few pints and a meat pie  from 1-2 and go back in to work until 5

And then maybe have a session after work on pay days.... 

Old style pubs had more character and characters... 

Ancient Tobacco stains on the ceilings from old men smoking pipes from generations past

Now they've all changed and not for the better in most cases

Too true

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2 minutes ago, The manic said:

Too true

Depending on your age It used to be fairly normal to drive home after a couple of drinks 

Now you would need to add taxi fares to the equasion which makes a drink after work all the more prohibitivly expensive 

It's no surprise that a lot of the old school pubs are dead or dying 

I went back for holiday last year and the pubs that were open  were practically empty....... 

Not so many with pool tables or darts anymore either

 

 

 

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21 hours ago, colinneil said:

Reason i am not glued to watching tv is i havent got 1.:cheesy:

Dont need 1 get enough laughs reading some of the crazy comments on here.

that you post :cheesy: only joking

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in the UK, cos bad weather and no pussy.

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