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Even for farang?

What were the movies?

There was a group of us (13) that went. Saw Captain America. Surprisingly good.B)

Yes, even for farang. Also an over 60 discount if you do not go on Wednesday.

Only bad thing is the English language ones are generally the 3D and premium. Only one non 3D english that I have been able to watch,.:P

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[excuse me if I fail to be sufficiently illiterate of fanciful with punctuation here, but i thought I'd mention the kiddie playplace outside the theater. My kids absolutely love it, but I can't take them back to to the noise decibel level... reminds me of when the TescoLotus MaeSai opened, and they piped in noise to make it seem busy!

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Even for farang?

What were the movies?

There was a group of us (13) that went. Saw Captain America. Surprisingly good.B)

Yes, even for farang. Also an over 60 discount if you do not go on Wednesday.

Only bad thing is the English language ones are generally the 3D and premium. Only one non 3D english that I have been able to watch,.:P

We were terribly bad/sad and went back again yesterday to see the new planet of the apes film - enjoyed it - ties up the other threads of the series very well. Not in 3D, cost 180B each..which compared to UK prices is pretty reasonable.

We've also seen two trailers for the Cowboys and Aliens film - one was in Thai, the other in English, so I don't know what language the actual film is going to be in.

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As happy as I was with the arrival of CP, I am very disappointed now.

Especially Tops which turned out in a "normal" food etc store with the only difference it is more expensive.

I really miss a shop like Rimping here.

My wife and I went for some new clothes for her. Visited some shops and now we understand why they don't have any or few customers. I mean 4.900 baht for a blouse is a Little bit overdone. Converted to the Euro even in Holland it would be far to expensive.

Let us know your experiences.

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As happy as I was with the arrival of CP, I am very disappointed now.

Especially Tops which turned out in a "normal" food etc store with the only difference it is more expensive.

I really miss a shop like Rimping here.

My wife and I went for some new clothes for her. Visited some shops and now we understand why they don't have any or few customers. I mean 4.900 baht for a blouse is a Little bit overdone. Converted to the Euro even in Holland it would be far to expensive.

Let us know your experiences.

Tops is a tad expensive when compared to Big C but cheap when compared to Rimping. I sometimes shopped at Rimping when I lived in CM and it is definitely more expensive than Tops. But the only things that are considered expensive are imported goods but as we live in Thailand we know imported goods are high here so no surprises.

In regards to the rest of the shops, some of the clothes shops are fairly expensive but they are good quality. We now have brand names in CR and therefore have brand name prices. The likes of Lacoste will always be expensive, never going to change, and so are most of the others. But many currently have mid-year sales and huge discounts so if you cant/don't want to pay the high prices then now is the time to buy. I recently bought some jeans and polo shirts for about 40% of the normal retail price and my wife bought some nice dresses which were reduced by 70%. If you PM me I'll send you our catwalk video we made when we got home ;)

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I enjoyed Central today, arrived as a ceremony was going on after a parade and all maiden's fair were in the food hall in ethinic costumes eating lunch. :wub:

I went there to purchase an egg slice (spatula) from Robinson's and to visit the AEON ATM so shopped in Tops.

Bought some nice looking sirloin steaks and a bottle of Chilean wine. Passed on the Aussie Wagyu at 3450B a kilo. (No, I haven't missed a decimal point out).

I was impressed to see some shops had the new Samsung 10" tablet.

Personally I'll continue to shop at Big C, presuming they ever get their act together, the selection and prices are better and shopping easier.

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For the sirloin steak purchased in Tops I would be interested in it's quality and what you paid for it.

Thanks.

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Each person likes his steak differently Don, I just knock it's horns off, wipe it's bum and put it on the plate.

Those that like it crispy are the one's who usually have issues with tenderness.

I'll certainly give you a review but they are currently in the freezer. Maybe tomorrow.

Of course at about 100B each you could possibly afford to drive into town and get one yourself to sample. B)

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Walked into the Pizza Company at Central a few weeks ago at about 8:25pm evening.

Was told by staff I could'nt order cause they were closing soon at 9pm..........And that was on a Saturday nite when the in town Pizza Company is open til about midnight.

Amazind Ching Rai where all the fast food paces open later and close earlier than the whole rest of Thailand.

The main doors to the mall are all closed by about 9:30pm, so if you want to go to a late movie, you have to go in or out thru the back Staff entrance, take the freight elevator to the top floor. Same for leaving after mall hours...................:rolleyes:

Think it would be much better to have the one door close to McDonalds or near Tops on the ground floor open with security there, instead of going or coming thru back doors. :whistling:

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Each person likes his steak differently Don, I just knock it's horns off, wipe it's bum and put it on the plate.

Those that like it crispy are the one's who usually have issues with tenderness.

I'll certainly give you a review but they are currently in the freezer. Maybe tomorrow.

Of course at about 100B each you could possibly afford to drive into town and get one yourself to sample. B)

OK Don, the sirloin strip, porterhouse steak in English, was about 330gms (10 ounces?).

Individually packed at just over 100B.

I cooked it rare as I prefer, a couple of minutes on each side in a very hot pan.

I found it quite tender with real beef flavour, the more expensive cuts like fillet tend to be a little bland for my taste.

It had about 10mm (1/2 inch of fat that the dog gave three wags of the tail out of three too.

I've paid $20 for similar or worse quality in Australian hotels.

I'll be getting a couple more next time I go through.

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Do they have a Burger King or Mac D.?.. Pizza Hut have stopped the Salad Bar in Phitsanulok. A New Centrall opening here soon thank heavens.:jap:.

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Kandahar, thanks for your info on the wheelchair.

Scorpio, you must overlook the Yank slangers. They mistakenly heard it was National Dump on Americans week, not realizing that next week may step on their own toes.

Kimomax, you are right on, and I wholly concurr. I am very pleased and thankful for the new Plaza, and all that is in it, however like you, I have the right to my opinions without ugliness, and one is that the Thai store managers universally seem to miss the proper way to decide what to sell and when to restock - or not. I quit going to Northern Farms because they never replaced the most popular items (the ones that sold out quickly), and replaced them with things that just sit there, and begging them to restock something gets only the promise to do so but it never happens. Ringping (sp) is the same way on some things. Thai or farang customers has nothing to do with basic business principles - if something sells, no matter who buys it, it should be kept in stock and not to do so runs against reason and good profits. Look at the store manager. If he/she is Thai, you can expect nonsensical business practices, but if they are Chinese, then you can bet they will be on top of things. It is those Thais of Chinese descent who run most of the successful businesses in Thailand.

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...when Americans open their mouths that EVERYONE knows where they are from biggrin.gif

What's that all about? Do you think I can't tell where a Brit or an Aussie or an Canadian is from?

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