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Do You Live In A Thai Village Full Time

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it looks like that italian game bocelli or something that sounds like that, all the italian fogeys would play that in my sister's little italy neighbhorhood in boston... thats what anon says, its from france or italy (he says) (he's korat)

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it looks like that italian game bocelli or something that sounds like that, all the italian fogeys would play that in my sister's little italy neighbhorhood in boston... thats what anon says, its from france or italy (he says) (he's korat)

It is played widely if France, the name there is Boule. It is even played in Derby in the UK, mind you, parts of Derby do resemble Isaan in some respects (just keeping it on a Thai track.... nothing personal Derby.... great Thai restaurant there btw)

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it looks like that italian game bocelli or something that sounds like that, all the italian fogeys would play that in my sister's little italy neighbhorhood in boston... thats what anon says, its from france or italy (he says) (he's korat)

It is played widely if France, the name there is Boule. It is even played in Derby in the UK, mind you, parts of Derby do resemble Isaan in some respects (just keeping it on a Thai track.... nothing personal Derby.... great Thai restaurant there btw)

It would actually be jeux des boules or petanque. to me the same though serious people would say the latter is for the ones that play it as sport (believe they have even world championships in it)

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It would actually be jeux des boules

Thanks Erik ..... I forgot, when I was young we were quite poor and we could only afford one ball, made the game much faster though :o

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I then retire back to the house making several random, irrational gestures to nothing in particular for the benefit of any locals still bored enough to be hanging around.

:D:D:D

Life in the sticks is great sometimes :o

It's tough to be a public servant sometimes :D

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I live in a Village .....bt it's not in Isaan :o

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I live in a Village .....bt it's not in Isaan :D

Royston Vasey by any chance?

Few will get that..... do a google :o

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noooo Not Hadfield .... I am no Mancusian of any ilk .....

Kamala .. small mostly Muslim village in Phuket province

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I lived in a village in NST called Chian Yai. Horrible place, awful people. They'd walk up and laugh in your face and talk about you without even waiting for you to get out of earshot. Funerals every week, no lie. At times there were more than one a week, loud drunken pagan rituals all through the night. Murders, drivebys, street dogs had controll, there were thousands of them barking all night long. There were 40 policemen stationed there but they never did anything. One day there was a driveby near my house and my neighbor was there, he's a cop. A 20-year-old boy was shot five times. He said there'd be no investigation, I asked why, and he said the dead guy was a trouble maker. And here's the killer .. the population was 1600. Now when two people a week die in a town of 1600 ya just have ta wonder.

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It would actually be jeux des boules or petanque. to me the same though serious people would say the latter is for the ones that play it as sport (believe they have even world championships in it)

The police in Namkhun District, Ubon Ratchathani Province, have made their own place just outside the police station, and play (and gamble :o ) every morning. :D

:D

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I am going to have a traditional English/Thai sunday lunch of either yesterdays left over liver, bacon, onions and potatoes or the real sunday lunch of sausage, bacon egg and fried bread. After that I am off to a friends noodle stall to meet my family and scoff a couple of bottles of Leo beer and 7up, then the (also) traditional sunday afternoon siesta.

:o:D:D

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it looks like that italian game bocelli or something that sounds like that, all the italian fogeys would play that in my sister's little italy neighbhorhood in boston... thats what anon says, its from france or italy (he says) (he's korat)

It is played widely if France, the name there is Boule. It is even played in Derby in the UK, mind you, parts of Derby do resemble Isaan in some respects (just keeping it on a Thai track.... nothing personal Derby.... great Thai restaurant there btw)

It would actually be jeux des boules or petanque. to me the same though serious people would say the latter is for the ones that play it as sport (believe they have even world championships in it)

I haven't seen it in Isaan, but it is in every village in Laos, and still called boules there. Obviously introduced by the French during their time....

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First thanks to you guys so far for your very interesting input I want to praise you for intrigrating with the family:

OK , since this turned out to be a nice thread I decided to ad my story.

I posted this separately , but it belongs here as well.

It happened to us in the village a few days ago, the last occurrence; night before last. (Someone else’s house)

Please read it & keep your eyes open and don’t let it spoil your fun.

Has anyone heard of a series burglaries targeting foreigner’s houses first appearing in the La Han Sai area and moving up through Buriram province?

It has happened in our village twice in a row with the thieves striking around two-three AM , grabbing all valuables, including jewelry cell phones ETC, no large items.

The have entered bedrooms with people sleeping inside, grabbed what they could and vanished.

They have scouts driving a dark cream/tan sedan with BKK license plates (may be stolen) looking for targets during the day.

The actual thieves hide out in the target’s vicinity and wait for the people to go to sleep..

Our police here seems totally hapless and unwilling or unable to do anything about it.

The thieves are totally oblivious to them

Please be aware of any suspicious individuals eyeing your house and do not keep any valuables in sight.

Barking dogs are not much of the threat, they poisoned one of the more aggressive dogs

If you need more details you can PM me

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It would actually be jeux des boules

Thanks Erik ..... I forgot, when I was young we were quite poor and we could only afford one ball, made the game much faster though :o

I feel for you Thadd only one ball, but you know what they say 1 is essential and 2 is a luxury :D:D:D

Oh Sorry read it wrong :D

macb

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I feel for you Thadd only one ball, but you know what they say 1 is essential and 2 is a luxury

Oh Sorry read it wrong

macb

Completely wrong on that score Mac..... in that department, I have three, true, I had to be 'medically checked out' when I was younger to make sure it wasn't a tumor ..... it isn't.... I just carry a spare :o:D

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