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I've been in Isaan for 12 years and I find it fascinating. Virtually every week there is something that I find of interest or something that surprises me, dismays me and sometimes shocks me.  

This story starts 22 years ago.   I first met my future wife, Dee, when she was selling papaya salad (somtam in Thai) on a street stall in Nong Khai. I was forty one and tired of the single

My wife doesn't give them "Jack", and naturally I asked come one day, "honey" why don't you give them something....huh, they have hands and feet and can work, instead of always asking for money on the

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36 minutes ago, GarryP said:

In the first line of the sign/poster. 

ขายบ้านหลังใหญ่ Sell large house (Large House for Sale)

Nearly 2 Ngan

Starting price 1.5 million

OK thanks.

Your eyesight is better than mine for sure. I couldn't read the first line due to the way the top of the plastic sign appears to be folded slightly forwards. I could only make out ขาย and ใหญ่

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As someone living in Bangkok, with lovely Issan wife, and saving to buy land and build up there, I just want to say thanks for posting. You lifted my mood, and I wish you and yours well, and your farms too! Sounds like you have a great life!

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On 1/22/2020 at 7:38 PM, Assurancetourix said:


In Europe, North, Central and South America, Australia and New Zealand, China (yes in China) and other countries .. a sidewalk is part of the road used for traffic pedestrian, separate from the roadway and from all parking spaces.

Obviously some rare countries (Thailand, Vietnam ...) think that a sidewalk is made to install tables and chairs or stuff for traveling food.
So the pedestrian does not exist, is that how I understand it?

If all the pedestrians in Thailand start walking in the street, I know quite a few who, behind the wheel of their very expensive or not automobile, will not be happy.

A sidewalk is a place where you trot, or walk and where we don't  ride neither with your bike nor with your motorcycle and or do not park your stinking automobile.

Thailand is run by people that would never use an actual pavement. Make of that what you will.

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On 3/3/2020 at 4:47 PM, owl sees all said:

The pond in our local Buddha has gone. However, the last few inches of water were pumped into a pond just outside the perimeter wall. That's dried up too. And to think I was going to donate a couple of mekons to them!!

Not surprised as it's too shallow. Needs depth to retain water in a drought. Perhaps they can deepen it while empty.

I hope you are in possession of a well, bore or large tank, or you may be posting tales of woe.


Isn't the Mekong low because of the Chinese dams, but I've heard the headwaters are declining as well?

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2 hours ago, Sterling said:

@owl sees all Thanks for the updates! Did you end up with a new laptop or was the old one able to be fixed?

The old one was kaput. Not even able to recover the hard drive data. It was a bit grubby, but I cleaned it up like new for the repair shop, with the hose pipe and scrub brush. It had Windows 7 ultimate, which I had mastered over the years.




This new one is an Acer Aspire 3, with Windows 10, cost 8900 Baht but got a nice bag, which Mildred has already claimed for her school books. I was so used to my old laptop that I'm finding the new one a challenge. To start with I had Adobe Photoshop before and now I'm using paint. Just no comparison!! Mildred thinks 'Paint' is OK though. 


But, I'm getting there. Probably just the same as most farang on TVForum, I used the same web-sites all the time (my research days are long gone). And Windows 10; a backward step. Windows XP was the nuts.

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