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3 hours ago, Assurancetourix said:

:cheesy::cheesy: ;

 

It is over this time when we regularly saw passing in the villages a pickup with cages in which there were the dogs they found on the road or those given by the villagers against a plastic bucket ...:wacko:

The slaughterhouse was in Tharee, a small town or rather large village on route 22 between Sakon Nakhon and Nakon Phanom;
Tharee also has a magnificent Catholic cathedral.

 

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Dog meat and Catholic cathedral in Thailand immediately remind us of Vietnamese, certainly from the south, who left their country at the time of reunification in 1975.
Besides the province of Sakon Nakhon is home to very many Thai people of Vietnamese origin,
The small town of Phangkhon between Sawang Daen Din and Sakon Nakhon is almost exclusively made up of Thai people of Vietnamese origin.
Very dynamic and very rich city which should ask for independence as those who live and work there are hardworking and open to the world.

 

What kind of car we can find in Phangkhon 

 

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It was only a couple of days ago that I was brewing up some reishi on a stove that I swapped for a big dog some 10 years ago. It's still in good condition.

 

I do think about that time and hope 'Butch' got through the ordeal without too much in the way of bad feelings towards me, as it was next door's dog.

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On 2/6/2020 at 11:23 PM, chickenslegs said:

That "spirit" probably has a Toyota engine and gearbox in it now.

The next time I go to Phangkhon, I will politely ask that the august hood of this beautiful automobile be lifted for me

I'm sure there is an RR engine inside.

 

It was in the Mercedes and it’s been a long time ago,  since Thai people put Toyota engines

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57 minutes ago, Assurancetourix said:

The next time I go to Phangkhon, I will politely ask that the august hood of this beautiful automobile be lifted for me

I'm sure there is an RR engine inside.

 

It was in the Mercedes and it’s been a long time ago,  since Thai people put Toyota engines

Just a joke.

But I agree that it is a beautiful piece of British engineering.

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35 minutes ago, owl sees all said:

Went to Udon yesterday. Had to pick up my 90 day and sort out my computer problems.

 

Report was a formality. In and out in a couple of minutes. I usually go to the Chinese quarter when I go to town but gave it a miss this time.

 

Then it was off to the computer centre at Landmark. For anyone not familiar with Udon, it's the big building on the main through road painted up in black and white. Couldn't do anything with my smoked Asus so it was a new one.  An Inspire 3 caught my eye, but they wouldn't give me on never-never so I paid 5k down and hope to pick it up in a couple of weeks when I get a bit of dosh (4k more to pay).

 

Off to Tesco for a bit of shopping and some grub. Saw the same laptop that I had just bought for 1k more,  so not too unhappy. Masks, yes masks! Virtually no-one was wearing them.  About one person in 100 at best. 

 

The river on the 2022 is so low that the walking bridge is resting on the river bed. And, there is no guarantee that the 2020 wet season will be any better that the last two years. 

 

Burnt two of the farms last week. Will get the tractor on the 30 rai when (if) the rain arrives! Need to put a deposit down for the yuka trees too. 

 

The two kittens are doing well,  but the ducks are no more.

 

Mildred's foot seems to have improved and there is no sign of a limp.  She is on holiday from school until Monday next, so I'll keep an eye open for problems on Sunday evening. 

 

Something spooked some buffalo that live just 4 houses away. Once they get on a trot there's not much will stop them. (Did someone forget to tether them?!) The owners got them back from 3 kilometers away. No one was hurt and no reported damage, fortunately. And who found them and brought them back? A 10 year old girl!!!!

 

No more news of the elephant show that is doing the rounds.

 

That's it for now guys. No pics at the mo', but hopefully soon. 

 

enjoy reading your real life escapades

 

Masks, yes masks! Virtually no-one was wearing them.  About one person in 100 at best. 

 

i guess people are, at last, heeding medical advice as the the efficacy of face masks in preventing infection

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/51243881

 

 

 

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25 minutes ago, samsensam said:

i guess people are, at last, heeding medical advice as the the efficacy of face masks in preventing infection

You should also know that the city of Udon Thani is mostly populated by cultured Thai people from China and Vietnam.
I know some interiors of opulent houses where the portrait of uncle Ho is in very good place;
and in the houses of many lacquered pieces of furniture;
who says cultured people says what you just wrote

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5 minutes ago, owl sees all said:

Commercially Udon is suffering, as is most of Isaan, especially in the villages. To the north of the city there are whole blocks of business closed.

 

There is little money to speak of. Last year's harvests were a disaster and the surplus that many farmers traditionally rely on for investment, business, or to pay off the bank, just didn't materialise.

 

In our village there is a lopsided age range. Lots of kids, and lots of elderly. Anyone that can work has left. They come back for the festivities but are soon off. But it seems different this time. The guys have had to go further afield, but even some who ventured to BKK have lost their work. The girls are not sending the money home as before and I've heard stories of some being locked up trying to get into Sth. Korea.

 

I have offered to look after the DinL's three year old for free. Yes,,, the same DinL that stole so much from us. That, at least, would help her and hubby (!) get on their feet. Mrs Owl doesn't like the idea though, and for the present it's on ice.

 

Yes, money does seem very tight in Udon, but there are a lot of new houses being built, & I don't understand where the money will come from to buy them.

 

As for the Nirvana Beyond by Nong Prajak with the houses at 25M baht - 60Million, it's all a bit odd. However, I walk past there very often, & they don't appear to be selling.

 

 

https://www.nirvanadaii.com/th/project/Nirvana-BEYOND-อุดรธานี

 

Any thoughts on what's going on with the housing market in Udon?

 

 

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11 minutes ago, owl sees all said:

The girls are not sending the money home as before and I've heard stories of some being locked up trying to get into Sth. Korea.

My niece tried that last week, arrived in Korea on a Thursday, and immigration put her on the return flight on Friday.

She said she was locked in a room with 30 other Thai girls, flight back was 5kbht.

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