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Eight years ago I went to a New Year's Eve party in the Philippines, it was at a small village in Southern Luzon and I fell into conversation with a group of Philipino men one of whom worked on a mining project on the island of Negros. He inquired where I was from and became excited when I said Australia. His boss, the mining engineer, was an Australian he said and a champion among drinkers.

One night during a heavy session, the Australian had said to him, "You Philipinos think you're pretty tough don't you?" Not sure where the conversation was headed my new friend said that he could go a bit and to his surprise was challenged to a gecko eating competition.

"Who won?" I inquired; shamefacedly he confessed he hadn't managed even one while the Australian had popped down three or four.

"Well" I said, "it is one of our national sports, you could hardly be expected to compete" and changed the subject before they went off gecko hunting.

Later I wondered about the rules, so if there is a local competition in Thailand- are you allowed to bite the heads off first or is a bit unsporting, something like not walking off in cricket when you know you're out?

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I've noticed it in Thailand but I've never seen it cooked.

I can't say I fancy it personally, it looks a bit like squash. which I don't like.

I checked a few recipes for cornbread, it looks very similar to the traditional English scone recipe.

It can't be too hard to cook, find a recipe on the 'net with straight forward ingredients, avoid ones with stuff like buttermilk which is hard to find and away you go.

If you don't have a proper oven it's easy to knock one up out side with a few bricks and a bit of steel plate.

Home-made oven is a good idea but have too much going on right now. Building BBQ grills that I think will double as an okay oven when they are finished. We will see. Building picnic tables too. And doors. And doghouses. And chairs. And painting our bedroom. And...............................

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Dog Houses Kd !? . I'm in the DogHouse right now B)

Certainly no shortages of gecko's Scea. biting the head off has got to be cheating, unless its a Tokay, that I'd like to see, the Tokay has more than a sporting chance of surviving that test.

And Biff, having vivid Images of me blowing my Digeridoo in your Mind is certainly not good for your mental Health. Maybe you should book a session (not drinking session) with Limbo B)

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Post us a picture of that BBQ when its finished Kd.

Having seen some of the things you've made I'm sure It'll be one hel_l of a BBQ. I could probably use one myself if you can find the time to make a spare one ;) . I've only ever seen them made from old tin cans or Oil drums here. :bah:

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Post us a picture of that BBQ when its finished Kd.

Having seen some of the things you've made I'm sure It'll be one hel_l of a BBQ. I could probably use one myself if you can find the time to make a spare one ;) . I've only ever seen them made from old tin cans or Oil drums here. :bah:

I can only make them for myself and as gifts for family. But the wife has a few workers that will gladly turn one out for you. What I do for myself, she seems to steal the ideas and turn them into an industry for herself and her workers. Up to her. I have more than enough to keep me busy taking care of my own projects. But she does well enough with her end of it.

I will post a pic and a review when it is done.

Edited by kandahar

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Has anyone run across a shop that has a REALLY good selection of stainless steel machine screws, nuts, washers and bolts? I know about the machine shop on the super highway, not far from the old bus station. He has some there but I need some things that he doesn't carry and he isn't keen on ordering new stuff. That is the only place in town that I know of for a variety SS fasteners.

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There is a decently priced Suzuki in the CR TV ads today.

http://classifieds.thaivisa.com/automotives-vehicles/cars/1990-suzuki-caribian-4wd-jeep-plant-hunter-87140.html

And of course, our resident killer-dog owner, Cool Blue, is trying to get rid of his new tires. Maybe he is going to "retire"? He says his dog doesn't bite but the tires do.

http://classifieds.thaivisa.com/automotives-vehicles/motorcycles/unused-irc-roadwinner-rx-01-tyres-86995.html

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Driving past the old bus station towards the super highway , take the first right turn. There is a shop on the corner selling all sorts of stuff for the land etc. Just inside that road that you turn into , there is a machine shop . I have gone there with stuff that I have needed to be made and they are very very good. If they have'nt got what you need , they can make it. Good luck. :D

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Driving past the old bus station towards the super highway , take the first right turn. There is a shop on the corner selling all sorts of stuff for the land etc. Just inside that road that you turn into , there is a machine shop . I have gone there with stuff that I have needed to be made and they are very very good. If they have'nt got what you need , they can make it. Good luck. :D

Machine shop!!! What exactly did you notice. mill, lathe, any high end weldimg equipment TIG, MIG? Any ferrous or non-ferrous bar stock in racks?.

Thanks for any info :D :jap:

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I have two tires to offer. 225/70-R15. They came off of a Caribbean Sporty. Brand is Nankang. They are street tires, not off-road tread. Still plenty of life and tread left in them. If you're wanting them for personal use or to help your family out, the price is 200 baht each or one decent, hot pizza when you show up to collect them. If you're wanting them to help support a non-profit group, they are free. Just send a PM to schedule a time to see them or pick them up.

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Does anyone have Red Green on DVD or any other media that they would be willing to share? Looking for all seasons but would be happy with any.

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Driving past the old bus station towards the super highway , take the first right turn. There is a shop on the corner selling all sorts of stuff for the land etc. Just inside that road that you turn into , there is a machine shop . I have gone there with stuff that I have needed to be made and they are very very good. If they have'nt got what you need , they can make it. Good luck. :D

Machine shop!!! What exactly did you notice. mill, lathe, any high end weldimg equipment TIG, MIG? Any ferrous or non-ferrous bar stock in racks?.

Thanks for any info :D :jap:

I saw a moving ad posted In today's Chiangmai Citylife with a welder as well as tools etc. Good luck to you

-Power Tools

-Ryobi petrol weed trimmer

-Welder

[email protected]

Nongtong -Sanpatong

084-4802529 Thai-Eng

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I keep seeing things and meeting people that surprise me at the entrepreneurship of people. While this dude may not be the first in northern Thailand, he has gotten in on the ground floor of something that will only grow in the future.

http://classifieds.thaivisa.com/miscellaneous/others/solar-panels-wind-and-solar-electric-systems-and-components-99650.html

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