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Not a Chiang Rai story but probably relevant.

I knew an English bar owner in Vientiane. At least once a month he'd get drunker then usual and fire all the staff. He drive them from the bar along with the customers, lock the door and drink himself insensible.

The next day he's scour the town for his staff and beg them to come back.

The customers never minded, he never thought to make them pay their check bins before he chucked them out.

One afternoon he came in with a hangover and started abusing the barmaid (whom I happened to be courting at the time). The till was short the night before (through people leaving without paying) and he loudly declared that from that time on, all drinks would be paid for when they were served with no exceptions.

Dry from his ranting he sat down and said "Bring me a Beer Lao".

She put it in front of him and said... "8000kip please".

"NOT ME YOU STUPID B**^##"

:lol:

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At Tops and Tesco there are lots of specialized "milks" boxed like Lectasoy.

Several contain black sesame, and one of the best comes from hazelnuts.

maybe I shoulde start a new thread on this?

Not about New York, which I could tell about, but don't see why.

Kinda hoping to not be returning...

Oh, good story, Seca. But waht happened to getting off topic?

Edited by Joel Barlow

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Well you chaps what's this FLAKY word? Please speak the queen's English fellas from across the pond.

Welcome back Joel! American lady Helen is quite a fan of yours, she'd been here 3 weeks and found you, I've been in in Crai 16 years and never met you. Maybe you yanks have the knack of stiffing each other out!

Maybe Scea can plan another get together, must be afternoon tea at 4pm of course!!!!:D

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At Tops and Tesco there are lots of specialized "milks" boxed like Lectasoy.

Several contain black sesame, and one of the best comes from hazelnuts.

maybe I shoulde start a new thread on this?

Not about New York, which I could tell about, but don't see why.

Kinda hoping to not be returning...

Oh, good story, Seca. But waht happened to getting off topic?

Don't see why Joel. !? .... You did started to talk about New York in the 'white Elephant' thread. Can't remember ?

I think your a natural Joel :D ......... Possibly a bit Flakey Too ! ...... Time will Tell .... Thats if you stick around and don't take your Ball home too soon :D

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Just had a phone call from New York.

Yech! Didn't lose my temper though,

or even take my ball (of beeswax) home to here.

But it's sure starting to look like money here is safer than money there -

at least for a little while longer, anyway.

If you know what I mean

(and we're definately not supposed to talk about THAT).

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Well you chaps what's this FLAKY word? Please speak the queen's English fellas from across the pond.

Welcome back Joel! American lady Helen is quite a fan of yours, she'd been here 3 weeks and found you, I've been in in Crai 16 years and never met you. Maybe you yanks have the knack of stiffing each other out!

Maybe Scea can plan another get together, must be afternoon tea at 4pm of course!!!!:D

Speaking of get togethers, don't forget to give me a call this week lannaman.

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Sceadugenga, who cares little for forum rules, fearlessly posts a link to Joel's online magazine.

ChiangHai Mag

Welcome back.

You don't look like a Joel Barlow. Funny how you picture someone on the internet and when you meet them, they look completly different .

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Well I thought of you when I saw the flakey farang thread, and here you are. :lol:

How's things going Thad? :)

Just fine J.

You want to see flakey (others do, and avoiding going off topic) try explaining flakey pastry (puff.... ooh err... pastry) to anyone around here and how it is made (properly) ... do you know how? I think I may organise a seminar, if I can find a cold room big enough and finish writing my speech on the similarities between flakey pastry and a samurai sword.

You think I'm strange, you should meet my pet emu, he's really odd, twists on 17 and thinks that "Come on Eileen" was an instruction instead of a crap song.... the Kleenex bill last month was through the roof, and you should see this office, not enough room to swing a cat.

For gods sake, don't get me started on cuff-links.

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You mean peopl have pairs of hoes.

Talking about gardening implements obviously. :whistling:

Get with the program Thaddeus ! . I supect Harrrys an Aussie and what he really mean't to say is :-

You mean people have pairs of Shoes ? ! . I get mine from blah blah blah ..... You Rotten Pommie [email protected] ! :D

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You mean peopl have pairs of hoes.

Talking about gardening implements obviously. :whistling:

Get with the program Thaddeus ! . I supect Harrrys an Aussie and what he really mean't to say is :-

You mean people have pairs of Shoes ? ! . I get mine from blah blah blah ..... You Rotten Pommie [email protected] ! :D

Suspected Aussie eh .... this is were I drop out of the conversation ;)

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Sceadugenga, who cares little for forum rules, fearlessly posts a link to Joel's online magazine.

ChiangHai Mag

Welcome back.

You don't look like a Joel Barlow. Funny how you picture someone on the internet and when you meet them, they look completly different .

I'm not quite sure what you mean... :huh:

Any rumour that Joel and I are one and the same can easily be put to rest by Peter, at Orn's Books, who has met us both at the same time on a number of occasions.

Edit: Plus I'm much more hansum.

Edited by sceadugenga

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So, I wonder, is there anything to be learned from notice of these Flakey Farang?

I like to think that life teaches us lessons, and certainly hope that I, and others, learn from experience (despite noticing that sometimes I, and others, don't).

Back home in "Kansas" would anyone ever expect a cop to be someone who might help them towards achievement of some fantasy they've chosen to indulge in? I think not. But I've heard tales of cops in Cambodia lighting joints for people, in Katmandu offering ganja (in various forms) for sale,

and here I've had more than just one or two men in uniform offer to introduce me to their sisters.

Reminds me of a joke about Pinocchio and Snow White, with the punch line, "Lie to me! Lie to me!"

"East is east and west is west, and ne'er the twain shall meet" wrote Kipling, but I think we need not be but temporary sojourners passing through here. I'm not positive about that, mind you, and do think a lot of the Farang who come here are merely indulging themselves. But there's a

lot about life back home that isn't altogether connected, a lot about society and politics everywhere that's quite unhinged, and here in ChiangRai, at least, we've lots of different cultures and 'lifestyles' interacting more successfully than I've seen elsewhere.

How much one can truly 'give' anywhere I don't know, and I'm not interested in preaching, but I do think that one can try to build more than fantasy here, and, not to knock hedonistic pleasures, actually achieve a few things to be proud of. Difficult, sure - thats the case anywhere.

Edited by Joel Barlow

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My favourite Kipling verse.

Now it is not good for the Christian's health

To hustle the Aryan brown,

For the Christian riles and the Aryan smiles,

And it weareth the Christian down.

And the end of the fight

Is a tombstone white

With the name of the late deceased

And the epitaph drear: "A fool lies here

who tried to hustle the East."

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