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14 minutes ago, kokesaat said:

Thanks for my Sunday crossword puzzle......The only letters visible on the plate are พช......so I'm guessing เพชรบุรี Phetchaburi

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I can only think of Phetchabun or Phetchaburi.

(Initially I thought the two digits 66 might be the ISO code for the province, but that appears to be the code for Phichit)

 

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48 minutes ago, bluesofa said:

I can only think of Phetchabun or Phetchaburi.

(Initially I thought the two digits 66 might be the ISO code for the province, but that appears to be the code for Phichit)

 

It is Petchabun, Phetburi is พบ   Pijitt is พจ

https://www.thaiorc.com/postcode/abbreviation.php

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13 minutes ago, bannork said:
1 hour ago, bluesofa said:

I can only think of Phetchabun or Phetchaburi.

(Initially I thought the two digits 66 might be the ISO code for the province, but that appears to be the code for Phichit)

 

It is Petchabun, Phetburi is พบ   Pijitt is พจ

https://www.thaiorc.com/postcode/abbreviation.php

We're not talking about abbreviations, the poster said, "The only letters visible on the plate are พช".

The complete name of the province is obscured by the headlights.

So it could be either Phetchabun เพชรบูรณ์ or Phetchaburi เพชรบุรี

 

AFAIK the two letter abbreviations were only ever used on motorcycle plates (in the past, not now).

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3 hours ago, bluesofa said:

We're not talking about abbreviations, the poster said, "The only letters visible on the plate are พช".

The complete name of the province is obscured by the headlights.

So it could be either Phetchabun เพชรบูรณ์ or Phetchaburi เพชรบุรี

 

AFAIK the two letter abbreviations were only ever used on motorcycle plates (in the past, not now).

Looks to be Phetchabun....at least according to https://writer.dek-d.com/ball-sudoku/story/view.php?id=1130495

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Lots of nice photos.

 

Just like being there!

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On 1/12/2020 at 8:30 PM, Alex2554 said:

Children's day (wan dek) Buriram January 11th 202020200110_082145.thumb.jpg.a0b6968e7970ff007a69937611893eb8.jpg

Farangs gave Thailand sugar, and it's the Thais that will suffer the effects.

Every mom and pop shop in the village is full of sugary drinks, and salty processed saturated fat food.

Most of the kids in that photo are overweight, and will get fatter, with all the associated problems- rotten teeth, heart disease, diabetes etc.

Sorry for the dismal post, but it's a problem for the future and no one is trying to prevent it while they could.

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On 1/14/2020 at 8:12 AM, thaibeachlovers said:

Farangs gave Thailand sugar, and it's the Thais that will suffer the effects.

Every mom and pop shop in the village is full of sugary drinks, and salty processed saturated fat food.

I don't really understand this statement;
Thailand is one of the biggest producers of sugar in the world.
this country did not wait for the farangs to come to consume it;
there are, too many, in all preparations whether at home or in street food.
And then the education of children must be done at home by the parents;
if these do not, do not blame the farang.
and then what is this annoying habit of washing your teeth before eating and never after?
(it's the same in Vietnam for that matter!)

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48 minutes ago, Assurancetourix said:
On 1/14/2020 at 8:12 AM, thaibeachlovers said:

Farangs gave Thailand sugar, and it's the Thais that will suffer the effects.

Every mom and pop shop in the village is full of sugary drinks, and salty processed saturated fat food.

I don't really understand this statement;
Thailand is one of the biggest producers of sugar in the world.
this country did not wait for the farangs to come to consume it;
there are, too many, in all preparations whether at home or in street food.
And then the education of children must be done at home by the parents;
if these do not, do not blame the farang.
and then what is this annoying habit of washing your teeth before eating and never after?
(it's the same in Vietnam for that matter!)

These are the only two references I can find regarding the introduction of sugar to Thailand:


"Cane sugar was likely brought to Southeast Asia by Teochew immigrants from southern China around 1600."

source: https://isaanrecord.com/2019/09/10/sweetness-and-power-part-4/

 

"Fios de ovos is called Foi Thong in Thailand. The name of the dessert comes from the observation that it has fine, long stripes and is shiny like silk. It is considered a fine dessert. The word Thong (gold) has an auspicious connotation to Thai people. The long stripe is also seen as symbolizing a long life and undying love. Fios de ovos was introduced from Portugal to Thailand by Maria Guyomar de Pinha,"

source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fios_de_ovos#Thailand

 

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19 hours ago, bluesofa said:

Fios de ovos was introduced from Portugal to Thailand by Maria Guyomar de Pinha,"

 

I knew that it was the Portuguese who introduced the chili pepper to Thailand;
previously they spiced their dishes with pepper.

The main producer of sugar cane is Brazil (where we speak Portuguese) followed by India where we do not speak Portuguese :whistling: but whose languages are the origin of Thai.
Thailand produces only 4 to 5% of world production.
(cf WiKipedia)

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On 1/17/2020 at 7:50 PM, Assurancetourix said:

I don't really understand this statement;
Thailand is one of the biggest producers of sugar in the world.
this country did not wait for the farangs to come to consume it;
there are, too many, in all preparations whether at home or in street food.
And then the education of children must be done at home by the parents;
if these do not, do not blame the farang.
and then what is this annoying habit of washing your teeth before eating and never after?
(it's the same in Vietnam for that matter!)

OK, westerners brought REFINED sugar to Thailand. Before westerners sugar cane was a treat eaten straight from the cane, like I used to have it as a child. Had to chew the stalk.

Did pre Euro Thais have refined sugar that EVERYONE could afford; was their processed food full of it- oh, that's right, they didn't have processed food, along with big factories to turn sugar cane into sugar as we know it today.

Before westerners introduced refined sugar into Saudi, the only sugar they had was honey, and it was regarded as something only for rich people. When sugar came, they used lots of it- 6 or 8 spoons in coffee etc. Then their children's teeth rotted and they got diabetes and fat.

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