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howard ashoul

What kind of hobbies can you have in Thailand?

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13 hours ago, impulse said:

 

I bought a couple of Cu M of BS1088 marine ply in China, but my problem there was finding a decent epoxy (and the time- had plenty of space).  So the plywood ended up somewhere in the USA at a buddy's shop, though I doubt I'll ever see it again.

 

If you've got the space and the time, I'd suggest a strip plank construction. Then you're not at the mercy of the quality of the plywood.  The biggest Asian hiccup is finding a router table and bits to rout the bead and cove on the planks.  I found one table on Lazada for around 8,000 baht, but my 5th floor balcony just isn't big enough.  The epoxy and glass cloth is available in Thailand at boat dealers (and in bulk- but harder to find).  I still have the strips cut, waiting for me in China when my BKK contract ends...

 

My solution in China is a gorgeous fiberglass sit-in kayak, factory made.  In Thailand, all I could find was roto-molded.  Works fine but not as joyful to paddle as the  one I have in China.  But getting it to a beach without getting on an expressway is tough.

 

On an aside, there was a guy selling his strip built kayak shop near Kanchanaburi a few years back, but my contract precludes me from doing anything on the side (WP issues), so had to give it a pass.  That would have been a great hobby shop.

 

You should just make a cheap Masonite, one off mold, for your Kayak....piece of cake and still the cheapest way to go.

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1 hour ago, impulse said:

 

I rent canoes at Q Sirikit Park and Lumpini for my upper body workout, bringing my own double kayak paddle.  There's quite a few of us that seem to have the same idea since the rental paddles aren't as good a workout.

 

At Lumpini, I carry a trash basket and pick up floating trash, just to make it a challenge to maneuver the canoe (I'd prefer fishing, but- oh well).  First time I did it, one of the local recyclers got rather perturbed, thinking I was horning in on her territory.  But I gave her the basket when I docked and now I get friendly waves and thumbs up from half a dozen vendors every time I show up.

 

And a good, no impact workout.

What is "horning"?

 

Don't know what's going on today, but you are third guy on ThaiVisa today, who used some word, that I can't make sense of even using dictionary or Google.

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5 minutes ago, howard ashoul said:

What is "horning"?

 

"Horning in" is like butting in.  

 

"Horning" on its own has little meaning.

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9 minutes ago, howard ashoul said:

What is "horning"?

 

Don't know what's going on today, but you are third guy on ThaiVisa today, who used some word, that I can't make sense of even using dictionary or Google.

 

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horn in, Informal. to thrust oneself forward obtrusively; intrude or interrupt:

Every time we try to have a private conversation, the boss horns in.

 

Definition #36 under Idiom:  http://www.dictionary.com/browse/horning
 
I have specifically heard "horning" refer to taking business from someone as the poster used the term: "... horning in on her territory."  Another example, one could say that uber is horning in on the taxi mafia.

I had a Thai girlfriend in the US who used "horning" in the same way we would normally use "honking," when she wanted to talk about someone using their car horn.  One day she came home and told me that someone had horned her and it made her mad.  Took me a few moments to figure out what she was talking about.

Another time out of the blue she started talking about a sa-fa-ri, each syllable pronounced with equal stress.  I was completely puzzled and kept repeating sa-fa-ri as I tried to imagine what she was talking about.   Eventually it clicked that she was talking about a sa-FA-ri ;-)
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Fly a Boeing 777 study simulation (fsx pmdg 777) one flight can take 3 to 12 hours. Lot of airline pilots have it at home as we.

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28 minutes ago, howard ashoul said:

Don't know what's going on today, but you are third guy on ThaiVisa today, who used some word, that I can't make sense of even using dictionary or Google.

Out of curiosity, what were the other two words?  Sort of a hobby of mine.  :smile:

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Build and learn to fly your own aeroplane. Yes it can be done, if you really want to.....

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8 minutes ago, Grusa said:

Build and learn to fly your own aeroplane. Yes it can be done, if you really want to.....

 

You been watching "Second Hand Lions"?

 

One of my favorite movies...

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5 minutes ago, impulse said:

 

You been watching "Second Hand Lions"?

 

One of my favorite movies...

No, I'm serious. I don't know that film.

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I feel the same way Howard , I am retired, ( do the odd job out of Thailand for my old company ), live in a studio apartment for a year and a half and am going stir crazy !

The gf and I have bought a house so am looking forward to the move, am keen on DIY and like a bit of gardening so have got some plans !

Plus, I think a couple of bicycles will be handy for a little ride to the local market etc and occasionally ride further afield.

 

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If you have an active hobby such as cycling, you might want something more passive like reading... or writing. Since you are living in Thailand, maybe work on your language skills... 

 

 

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When I first came to Thailand I bought all the fishing gear, this was because we are surrounded by rivers, then I wondered why I never saw anyone fishing on these rivers, that was because local people always have nets up. 

A friend was going to take me to a pond where you had to pay to fish, which is fair enough, then pay again for every fish you caught, which is not. I said OK, I will just tell him I never caught any, he says your bag gets searched when you leave. I hate this capitalist attitude when they charge you twice for the same thing, I refuse to queue twice for the same thing, so I am not going to pay twice for the same thing, and if I can't find anyway around it, then too bad.

 

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