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Bangkok bans sale of alcohol 10th to 20th April

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1 hour ago, Toadie said:

Surprisingly light drinkers here. It is 10 days? Right?

no, it will be extended

 

also waiting for the other 60 provinces to confirm their dates, possibly starting after songkran 

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6 hours ago, spidermike007 said:

Thought about running out and stocking up, but figured it is easy enough to just go 10 days without. Kind of a forced detox. No big deal at all. Just wonder what the reasoning is behind this. It is just assumed drinking is ALWAYS a social activity? That is certainly not always the case. And even so, with social distancing, and just a few people, the risk is so low.

 

Also, cases really do seem to be flattening out, so alot of this appears to be severe over reaction, and rather mindless policy. 

Spidermike, I think that whilst there is an initial idea of ensuring even "unofficial Sonkran" doesn't happen (probably not really coherent or thought through) you miss the main driving force. The chance to stand up, in one of the uniforms so beloved in this country: military, police or civil service, and get oneself "on the telly" making an announcement which demonstrates how powerful and important you are! The big brewing/distilling magnates, who are very much part of the wealthy and influential cartel who are the real power and influence here, will let it run for a couple of weeks, to show willing; but if their business is going to be permanently affected, and particularly if bootlegging on a commercial scale looks likely, (which it will), they will make some calls.

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50 minutes ago, JAG said:

Spidermike, I think that whilst there is an initial idea of ensuring even "unofficial Sonkran" doesn't happen (probably not really coherent or thought through) you miss the main driving force. The chance to stand up, in one of the uniforms so beloved in this country: military, police or civil service, and get oneself "on the telly" making an announcement which demonstrates how powerful and important you are! The big brewing/distilling magnates, who are very much part of the wealthy and influential cartel who are the real power and influence here, will let it run for a couple of weeks, to show willing; but if their business is going to be permanently affected, and particularly if bootlegging on a commercial scale looks likely, (which it will), they will make some calls.

Good point. And it is likely that they not only influence the government, but like in the US, they actually OWN the government. 

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On 4/9/2020 at 3:18 PM, cyril sneer said:

this is true but it's even more of a challenge when exercise is forbidden too

 

it might be time to hit the pharmacies instead

Since when has exercise been forbidden? Have you never heard of push-ups? Try googling "body weight exercises," or "aerobics." I'm old, so I do Tai Chi because it helps balance, and it also seems to keep my legs strong. Doesn't do anything for weight loss, though. There's a Qi Kong routine called shibashi that's good for old people, too.

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18 hours ago, MaiDong said:

I've become bored of beer recently, so I'll just use this as an opportunity to give it up for a while, we're all getting fatter now anyway... 

 

I decided at New Year to do dry January.  I've still not had a drink so this not drinking doesn't bother me.  I should perhaps point out that I have (had until this current situation) a very active social life and despite not drinking I still go out to pubs, bars and clubs at least twice a week.  I just drink soda water instead of alcohol. 

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3 hours ago, soi3eddie said:

Lucky enough we went shopping at Makro just after I posted yesterday. Plenty of stock and no panic buying (I guess others didn't see a ban coming here). This morning at 7-11 for coffee I noticed empty shelves where the alcohol was.

 

Ps. not all in pic below was for us 🙂 

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Your going to be arrested for hoarding 😊

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10 minutes ago, seancbk said:

 

I decided at New Year to do dry January.  I've still not had a drink so this not drinking doesn't bother me.  I should perhaps point out that I have (had until this current situation) a very active social life and despite not drinking I still go out to pubs, bars and clubs at least twice a week.  I just drink soda water instead of alcohol. 

You've made it then! Congrats to you! You should be very proud of yourself!!

 

I've stopped before, and started again, and as with fags, I'll probably start and stop for the rest of my life, often with 6-9 month gaps between shopping and starting, I'm alright with that 🙂

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  Just left Big C, PathumT, still for sale and saw people walk out with box Leo in their cart.

 

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28 minutes ago, Metropolitian said:

 

  Just left Big C, PathumT, still for sale and saw people walk out with box Leo in their cart.

 

And my wife left a mama shop here in Bangkok with a six pack of Chang. 

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3 hours ago, MaiDong said:

You've made it then! Congrats to you! You should be very proud of yourself!!

 

I've stopped before, and started again, and as with fags, I'll probably start and stop for the rest of my life, often with 6-9 month gaps between shopping and starting, I'm alright with that 🙂

 

Stopping for a while is still beneficial, so well done.   

I quit smoking about 7 years ago, did it totally cold turkey, one minute I was a smoker the next I wasn't and haven't touched one since that day.   I quit drinking for a year after my 31st birthday and again for a year when I was 44. 

With booze I just wanted to stop for a while and both times it just kept going until when I got to one year dry I figured that was enough.   

This time I'm also not doing it for any specific length of time, but may do it longer or even semi permanently as I'm really liking not being hungover and not sticking so much cash into other people pockets!!   

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7 hours ago, BritManToo said:

Where's the alcohol! did you forget to list the shot of Vodka?

By all means Improvise to suit your need.

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On 4/10/2020 at 9:34 AM, ChrisKC said:

No ban or restriction in Lampang. I think this is because the Authorities know we are all moderate drinkers here and can manage without for a few days!

Ban in place now ther. But only for a few days. Just to cover the Songkran period.

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