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covid related - so the good news is
« on: March 30, 2020, 04:56:00 PM »
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there's one thing some of us will learn when it's all over, value each day as it comes. so much for planning for the future, pension, savings, investing, did we get it wrong. live for today and enjoy it while you can, that's if does ever come to an end.
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Every branch of Tesco Lotus nationwide Open Priority Hour from 8:00 am - 9:00 am, Monday through Friday. For the elderly Disabled medical staff and pregnant women And open a special payment method For this group of customers throughout the day as well, starting from 30 March.
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« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2020, 08:59:25 PM »
as their is no vacine the best weapon to fight the virus is friendship and mutual help - be smart stay apart

So there's more good news, coming out of bad as, drastic drop in road accidents, i read only ten people died from road accidents yesterday, still ten to many. Accident stats: Sunday was lowest of the year can be seen here dailynews.co.th

Coca-Cola to suspend advertising, divert cash to fight Covid-19 - there's hope as for us as China sees drop in new coronavirus cases; none in Hubei for sixth day, i read and like to think that is correct. so it can be done. even the Coronavirus deaths fall again in Italy.

Elton John joined by Dave Grohl, Billie Joe Armstrong, Billie Eilish and more for live coronavirus relief concert - Sir Elton John assembled some of the biggest names in music to perform live from their homes last night in a televised concert to raise money for the coronavirus relief effort. Started streaming 12 hours ago

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Don't forget April 1st tommorrow as people lie for fun a warning, however the public are asked not to lie about being infected with Covid-19, otherwise this would raise panic. a warning that those who spread lies or fake news might face punishment. SO WHATS THE GOOD NEWS.

As the number of daily confirmed cases remain at an acceptable level, Bangkok officials will not announce more measure to force people to stay at home. But he asked the public to cooperate with the government to flatten the curve of confirmed cases. an article on that here nationthailand.com

the Thai nurses come up with something better than N95 masks - n99 - Thai nurses at a leading university have come up with a better alternative to protect medical personnel on the front line battling the Covid-19 pandemic. The N99 masks with filters will provide added protection from dust, bacteria and viruses.  sanook.com


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« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2020, 01:35:57 PM »
Losing jobs hurts, and the knife is being arguably twisted with the state of emergency. Staying home, having repeated or sloppily-cooked menus and watching TV around the clock can be deeply unpleasant to many. Some are starving while others have gained weight avoiding salads, shifting to fried foods and staring at the fridge all day. Adding to that, there is a lot more time to absorb increasingly bad news or blood-boiling commentaries on the social media.

Yea BUT ... what's the good news, well, There are plenty of positives, actually:  I go with number 4.) & 8.)
 
1.) Nature is smiling. A LINE video, apparently produced for the environmental cause, states that the planet is having a much-needed rest from the “frantic pace of humanity”: Pollution levels in cities have dropped significantly. After two months of lockdown, air quality in Wuhan improved by a remarkable 21.5 %. In fact, the video said, “the sky turned blue all over China, which was responsible for 30 % of the world’s emissions of CO2 every year. Air quality in Barcelona and Madrid has improved by 50 %.

In Italy, the canals of Venice have had their beauty restored. As humans breath a bit harder through masks, fish in the Italian city and some other places are breathing more happily and are swimming in much clearer water. Positive reports on the environmental front are expected soon from other countries which have significantly reduced sea, air and road traffic and make factories suspend their works. (Admittedly, all the said measures mean some people somewhere were losing their jobs.)

2.) From the above information, experts are getting better ideas how to deal with the climate change, which, like COVID-19, can send the world descending slowly but surely into chaos.

3.) Many Thais are consuming less alcoholic drinks. The local habit of not drinking as much as when being with friends or at parties is helping Thais. Self-isolation has led to a noticeable decrease in alcohol consumption in the country, experts believe.
However, the same cannot be said for many other countries where alcohol consumption is more associated with loneliness. The closure of bars and restaurants along with other restrictions prompted panic stockpile of liquor in western nations.

4.) We care more about hygiene. People are washing their hands a lot more often, showering more often and changing clothes more often. Microwaves are working more than they have been and “raw” foods have been avoided.

5.) We are exercising more. With plenty of time on our hands and being unable to play cards with friends, treadmills can be all we’ve got. Moreover, we need to build a stronger immunity during the COVID-19 era, don’t we?

6.) It’s time to start or finish that TV series. To the Thai middle class, one of the most frequently-asked questions on the social media has to do with what the best paid-TV contents are. There are a few things that should have been watched if we weren’t too busy trying to please clients or getting struck in traffic.

7.) The same goes for books.

8.) People are having more quality time with the family. Without high-stake games to play against their rivals and training sessions to participate in, popular football players are kicking the ball with their children. Many describe the experience as invaluable. That is just one of various examples.

9.) In Thailand, there is less divisive political news. There remains criticism and counter punches, of course, but it’s far better to have politicians argue about hygiene masks, medical equipment and food prices than abstract, ideological stuff, long portrayed as a matter of life and death.

10.) Governments, politicians and ordinary people have had to “readjusted” their priorities. In other words, they have known what truly are important.

11.) The following is not “bright” but it’s an interesting point all the same. During this period, people can get more philosophical about many things, not least “equality.” While every victim deserves full sympathy, it’s worth noting that a lot of poor nations have so far escaped the full wrath of COVID-19.

12.) Work from home with the use of technologies allowing group chats and remote assignment is being given a full-blown test. The convenience of finishing work at home had long been mooted or experimented, but never on this scale. Employers must love the reduction of utility costs, for example, while employees can have more time for family and themselves.

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Re: covid related - so the good news is
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2020, 02:39:33 PM »
Nice to see you again, thaiga.  I have zithromax and chloroquine if anyone thinks they need it desperately.  This is the pharmaceutical medication and NOT auquarium cleaner. I had to pull several strings to get the chloroquine as you will not find it easily in your local pharmacy.

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Re: covid related - so the good news is
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2020, 03:31:52 PM »
Hey it's B/F, how is it with you, me, i'm still trying to get my message across, at a time when we all should stick together. hmm! that doesn't sound right at a time of social distancing. you know what i mean. nice to hear from you, but sorry for the way it is, back home, for you & me there having a bad time.          take care

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« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2020, 12:42:47 AM »
The good news is - were still here alive - please spare a thought for all those that fall. As the world faces the most challenging crisis since World War II. a pandemic threatening people in every country. The Morning Joe co-host noted a “sobering report” from the weekend that an estimated two million Americans could die from the Coronavirus, which Scarborough noted as “more Americans than died in World War 1, World War II, Vietnam, and the civil war combined.” god bless america & us all.

so the exchange rates popped up a bit the pound hovering around the 40 mark. we can live in hope on that one as well.

a good move to keep the elderly away from any potentially infected people. Makro have come up with plans to reserves two hours for elderly and those with special needs Makro store has reserved two hours on all days -- from 6am to 8am - and also adjusted the opening and closing hours for general customers from 8am to 8pm. buying in bulk might not be a bad idea as you don't have to visit the store so soon. well done Makro

to promote working from home The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications (NBTC) has approved a campaign to provide free 10GB of mobile broadband data per person - aimed at thais i think as to register To get your free 10GB data, simply send *170*(13 digits of your ID card number)# from your mobile phone, and in 3-5 minutes the operator will confirm that you get the free data.

The free data will be valid for one month since the day you receive confirmation. You can start sending the code from April 10 onwards, One person can send the code only once. nationthailand.com

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« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2020, 08:32:02 PM »
hi ya'll, hope your not getting bored staying at home, the only lock in i'm use to is years ago, when the pub landlord shut the door and put the bolt on. good to see some playing their part as Prince Hospital Suvarnabhumi is offering free testing for Covid-19 infection for taxi drivers until April 10.

to help ease the burden on some, Electricity bills cut by 3% for all types of consumers for the next three months. The regulator also waived the minimum charge for consumer categories 3,4,5,6 and 7 from this month to June. nationthailand.com

if your worried about your money, banks say they can handle the virus impact Thailand's banking sector is strong enough to cushion against a potential upsurge in bad debt and debt restructuring cases stemming from the coronavirus outbreak and official measures to contain the spread, says a senior official at the Bank of Thailand. Banks have a sufficient capital buffer in the event of higher past-due payments and debt restructuring, said Don Nakornthab, senior director for the economic and policy department. bangkokpost.com

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« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2020, 01:52:29 PM »
BIG PANIC up here in the sticks as the air quality is not so good - sore throats are appearing, coughing can be heard, not needed at this stage
good news elsewhere Bangkok for instance, are almost clear of traffic, while the Pollution Control Department’s readings of ultra-fine dust particles in the city have mostly been “good” or “very good” over the past week. residents in the North not so good. farmers are still burning farm waste.

there getting up to speed with the diagnosis testing as i read an article in the nationthailand.com Rapid diagnosis a new blood test for coronavirus developed by Chulalongkorn University. The “Baiya Rapid Covid-19” testing strip uses blood drawn from the fingertip and delivers results in 10 to 15 minutes. Members of the public can register to be tested at covid19.thaitechstartup.org.

the 5,000-baht financial aid granted by the government to ease the impact of Covid-19, Nine million people out of 21.7 million who registered will be eligible. says the bangkokpost.com The first of three tranches of payments will be made later this month after the millions of people who applied are vetted to see if they are eligible.

even DOLLY PARTON is chipping in as she pledges $1m to coronavirus vaccine research,  she begins a new storytelling series for children in lockdown, The country music star wrote on Instagram:

My longtime friend Dr Naji Abumrad, who’s been involved in research at Vanderbilt for many years, informed me that they were making some exciting advancements towards that research of the coronavirus for a cure. I am making a donation of $1 million to Vanderbilt towards that research and to encourage people that can afford it to make donations.  take care all.


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« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2020, 08:01:18 PM »
Good on yer BF.

Just spotted this FWIW

https://pharmaphorum.com/news/ema-refuses-to-clear-chloroquine-for-covid-19-without-data/?

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i have a feeling they will find something soon if not already, time is the essence. TCOY

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« Reply #11 on: April 08, 2020, 07:58:41 PM »
the Race is on to contain the virus

so the good news, if you haven't already heard -  foreigners who entered the kingdom with visas, visa on arrival, or through visa waiver programs will be granted an extended stay from March 26 to April 30.

for those that have difficulty with doing it online, The 90-day reporting is also suspended until April 30. The order is set to come into effect when it’s published in the Royal Government Gazette.

could be the virus is slowing down by restricting what we can do, go where and when. practicing as in social distancing. some say the heat is the reason for thailand being one of the most favourable places to be. so the Race on to contain virus before the rainy season sets in.

Channel 7 reported that the Center for Disease Control was desperate to control the coronavirus outbreak in Thailand while it was still the hot season.
They fear that the pandemic could get worse when the rains come - usually in May/June.  They said that factors indicate that the virus cannot survive long outside the body in the hot weather.

But when the rains come and the temperature drops and there is only sporadic sunlight the spread of the virus will get worse. 

So we are caught between a rock and a hard place as Thailand is desperately short of rain rain.

the Hot weather continues in Thailand Hot to very hot weather is expected with the southerly and the southeasterly winds to blow the virus away.

the good news for some the governments hand out have been increased to 6 months and the Govt cuts bills for low-electricity households.
The 5-amp households will now be granted 90 units of free electricity per month, up from the previous 50 units.The Cabinet also gave the green light to extending the payment period of electricity bills for April, May and June by to six months without penalty.

as of 7 Apr 2020 China reports no new deaths, cases slow in Europe. Denmark joined Austria in announcing a gradual relaxation of curbs, Stocks in Europe and Asia gained on Tuesday alongside US equity futures amid optimism the outbreak may be slowing.

For us guys it's best to carry your passport if your out and about as Some places like banks or even some hospitals won’t let foreigners inside unless you can prove that you haven’t been abroad recently.

Virus update around the globe from bangkokpost.com

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« Reply #12 on: April 13, 2020, 01:55:01 PM »
the good news is The number of new COVID-19 cases in Thailand have fallen for a fifth consecutive day
seems the best place to be. given a choice as things are i choose thaiand as to back home.

there's still hope of surviving no matter your age as a 97-year-old great grandmother becomes Brazil's oldest coronavirus survivor

When 97-year-old Brazilian Gina Dal Colleto was hospitalized on April 1 with coronavirus symptoms, few could have thought she would survive the deadly virus. On Sunday (April 12), however, Ms Dal Colleto was pushed in a wheelchair out of Sao Paulo's Vila Nova Star hospital to applause from doctors and nurses, becoming the oldest known survivor of Covid-19 in Brazil, the Latin American country worst-hit by the outbreak.
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back home 49 cured Covid-19 patients wish to donate plasma - The Thai Red Cross Society has advised that 49 cured COVID-19 patients wish to donate their plasma. Cured COVID-19 patients are asked to register for plasma donation online. The National Blood Service, of the Thai Red Cross Society, has advised that cured COVID-19 patients who wish to make plasma donations have to register online, to enable efficient screening of the donor’s health and medical records, to ensure the safety of both the donors and the receivers.

for the farmers the Government is finalising cash handouts  the plans for cash handouts to farmers is underway, families of between Bt15,000 and Bt30,000 a month per family. The figure is yet to be finalised by ministers and the cost is estimated at Bt130 billion to Bt400 billion. as Farmers are not covered by the current Bt5,000 cash handout scheme, Under the initial proposal, each farmer will get Bt15,000 and about nine million families are supposed to be eligible. The total cost is about Bt130 billion.
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« Reply #13 on: April 17, 2020, 02:13:04 PM »
So the good news is already out the coronavirus cases are down again and for them that think the heat has something to do with it, another hot day is forcast for today, all of a sudden i am beginning to like the hot weather.

also suggested around the media is eating hot chilli pepper helps kill all germs and boost your immunity? - a myth i'm sure
might give you the 2bob bits though.

The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) has called a meeting with telecom operators on Wednesday
to ask them to consider lowering mobile phone service fees in all packages for subscribers by between 10 to 30 per cent.

an article in the nationthailand reports Large discounts on consumer goods until June 30
the Commerce Ministry has decided to reduce the price of 72 consumer products by between 5 and 58 per cent. The products in the list include rice, palm oil, instant noodles, milk, frozen food, condiments, toilet paper, talcum powder, toothpaste, toothbrush, sanitary napkins, soap, shampoo, face cleansers, detergent and dishwashing liquid among others. sorry no mention of alcohol  :o

another reason for thailand being the best place to be at the moment is, Thailand came in for praise by the World Health Organisation (WHO) for having a good healthcare system and a million-strong public health volunteer force

“The World Health Organisation complimented us for a good family healthcare system and 1,040,000 village health volunteers, resulting in a huge group of people who can take care of patients effectively, which is considered one of Thailand’s prides

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« Reply #14 on: April 20, 2020, 03:08:31 PM »
The good news, were still here, my heart goes out to those and their families and loved ones that have fallen to the suffering of this evil thing.
tanks and guns, armoury building is a total waste of money, against this Covid-19, money well spent would be on our health system. going to war against germs not people.

Good to see The Royal Thai Navy has cut its 2020 budget by 33%, or 4.1 billion baht, of its unspent total so the money can be used to fight the coronavirus outbreak and on rehabilitation. Other projects to be delayed are the construction of a submarine port and the maintenance project for the vessels; the anti-submarine warfare helicopter maintenance and upgrade project; the network-centric warfare system development project; the naval warfare training simulator (NWS) and the secondary weapon system, among others.

The first submarine is scheduled to reach Thailand in 2023. do we really need it, a different war is on at the moment, where everyone and all of us are fighting against an enemy we cant even see.

No deaths again today and the numbers are still low compared to other countries, Thailand had 27 new infection cases, bringing the total to 2,792, with no new fatalities reported. if the heat is a factor for the low infection rate, then there's plenty of that today, as Hot conditions with outbreaks of thundershowers are likely in some areas of the North, the Northeast.

The good news comes along with the bad, as Hundreds avoid death on the roads thanks to the virus.

The "Seven Deadly Days" never happened this year, between April 11th and 17th there's normally a fatality rate of 400. But what with the alcohol ban and less traffic on the roads Daily News reported that just 136 people died from Saturday to Friday last week when the Songkran festival would normally have been held.  a report from last year showed 297 deaths from April 11-15th last year and just 90 deaths in the same period in 2020. Hmm! thats more deaths than the virus caused.

That's not all as mobile phone operators may yield 'totally free' service  i read in nationthailand.com that talks are going on with mobile phone operators that may yield a'totally free' service

“We could be looking at a totally free service with no burden on the government or the NBTC. If everything goes smoothly, this should come into effect on May 1, right after the ‘free’ Internet campaign ends on April 30.”

ok for yer missus and family but the small print reads  :-[

“The free service will be granted only to Thai nationals; foreigners and juristic persons will not be eligible,” he added. “Please stand by for more details, which should be announced in the next few days.”

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« Reply #15 on: April 26, 2020, 02:53:19 PM »
The good news is as you might of already heard no virus deaths reported today. as to less traffic on the roads only six people were killed saturday, as to the normal fifty, yes i know six is still to many.

All Thailand provinces are now colour coded. Under the colour classification, Green provinces, where no Covid-19 cases have been found. Light green provinces, where no Covid-19 patients have been found in the past 28 days. Light orange provinces, where no new Covid-19 patients have been found in the past 14 days. Orange provinces -- those with cases in the past 14 days . Red provinces, where Covid-19 patients have been found in the past seven days. Nakhon Ratchasima is in the Light orange provinces, where no new Covid-19 patients have been found in the past 14 days. info on the colour codes can be found HERE

the Consumer goods to be sold at discounted prices to help people amid Covid-19 crisis starting from April 25 until June 30 to help alleviate people’s financial burden. 72 consumer products and up to 58 per cent discount. the second phase, which will start from Saturday until the end of June, 3,025 products will be added to the campaign with discounts as high as 68 per cent. products that will have big discounts are rice, beverages, cooking oils, frozen cooked foods, seasoning products, personal care products, toilet paper, dishwashing liquid and detergent.

You can buy these products at the department’s Blue Flag shops nationwide and the branches of 13 partner retailers -- Big C Supercenter, Ekachai Shop, Siam Makro, Foodland, CJ Express, Saha Lawson, CP All (7-Eleven), The Mall, Maxvalue, Tops, Gourmet Market, Home Fresh Mart and Family Mart, said Jurin. “We expect this campaign to help reduce Thai people’s cost of living by a total of more than Bt1 billion. nationthailand.com


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Re: covid related - so the good news is - another discount campaign
« Reply #16 on: May 18, 2020, 12:27:05 AM »
Commerce Ministry launches another discount campaign



(NNT) - The Ministry of Commerce has launched the third round of a discount campaign for the people, with 158 shopping malls across the country offering special discounts on 1,717 items.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Commerce Jurin Laksanawisit, presided over the launch of the nationwide discount campaign for the people at Sentosa Khon Kaen shopping center today, where he also held meetings with representatives of local shopping malls, both in person and via a video call.

The Minister of Commerce said the previous two runs of this campaign have received good feedback. In the current campaign, 287 branches of 158 shopping malls in 67 provinces are now offering up to 68 percent discounts on 1,717 items.

Discounts are offered on necessities such as food and drinks, frozen food, seasonings, daily essential goods, personal hygiene products, and cleaning products. The campaign is intended to help reduce the cost of living, while encouraging the general public to make purchases, and therein help improve the economy.

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one million tasty ready-to-eat meals in a price of 20 baht each



to go with the good news on how Thailand is holding back the coronavirus, we are holding up pretty well when you look around the world and at a time when people are in need which brings out the best in some, kind hearted are most Thais with their gifts to the people in need.

here's another, if your hungry and you have 20 baht CPF is selling one million of its popular menus at a budget friendly price.


Charoen Pokphand Foods PCL (CPF) is selling one million tasty ready-to-eat meals in a price of 20 baht each as well as offering other food products on a special discount at CP Freshmart nationwide in an effort to alleviate Thai people’s cost of living with affordable and high-quality foods during COVID-19 pandemic.

One million pack of discounted meals, including rice with chicken breast and Thai chili source, fried rice with Korean style chicken, rice with grilled chicken breast, rice with spicy chicken, liver and fried garlic with rice, and Thai style omelette with rice, are now available at 147 CP Freshmart shops in Bangkok and the central region at a price of 20 baht per meal.  Many food products are also available at discounted prices.

“We carefully selected our foods, One million ready-to-eat meals  are on discount to reduce Thai people’s cost of living,” he said.

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The good news we are in one of the best places to be in the middle of this pandemic.

as everywhere is opening up and we try to get back to normal - we will have to work with a new normal, for the good of ourselves and try our best to stay healthy. IMO i think we are very lucky to be in a country THAILAND with a low count, when you look around the world of the awful mess the coronavirus has put people in and how the governments have dealt with it. the media reports brazil one dying every minute :-[

Commerce Ministry to launch fourth round of price reductions nationwide



(NNT) - After the Ministry of Commerce received cooperation from the business sector to help those affected by the viral disease COVID-19, by lowering product prices by as much as 68 percent on three occasions, the ministry will soon launch the fourth round of price reductions, which will take place at a district level.

In the fourth round, some 7,100 consumer goods have been added to the price reduction list. They will be sold at designated locations in 878 districts nationwide. People will be able to buy five kilograms of rice at a price of 95 baht, 10 chicken eggs for 20 baht, a bottle of cooking palm oil at 30 baht, canned fish at 10 baht and one kilogram of sugar for 20 baht.

This week, the Deputy Prime Minister and Commerce Minister, Jurin Laksanawisit, held a teleconference with provincial commerce officials via Zoom. They were directed to promote the price reduction project to the local people. The project will initially be launched in 45 districts on June 7th and all other districts by next month.

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« Reply #19 on: June 07, 2020, 12:24:17 PM »
It's not only the price reductions of the government supported items; lots of businesses are on the verge of bankruptcy, and to keep going and pay their staff etc. they put things at ridiculously low prices on the online market. Good for those who have money to spend now.

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« Reply #20 on: June 07, 2020, 03:11:59 PM »
It's not only the price reductions of the government supported items; lots of businesses are on the verge of bankruptcy, and to keep going and pay their staff etc. they put things at ridiculously low prices on the online market. Good for those who have money to spend now.
the online services/delivery has never been better, as my 5 cartons of mixed variety of bisto has just arrived. took 3 days from bkk, i'm happy with that. thanks to Kerry. macro price all but a few baht. shopping used to be a day out and fun with the family  :-[ who wants to queue up wait in line being told where you can stand and so on. get back in line you, get that mask on, now wash your hands. less cars on the road maybe. less fuel. less pollution. one thing is for sure the coronavirus is making people to be more health conscious.
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« Reply #21 on: June 07, 2020, 04:33:40 PM »
So did they deliver the durian flavored Bisto?
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« Reply #22 on: June 07, 2020, 07:48:36 PM »
So did they deliver the durian flavored Bisto?
they were out o stock at their very low prices, all the balloon chasers cleared them out. go on ask me 8)
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« Reply #23 on: June 07, 2020, 09:48:43 PM »
Yes, sorry I have to ask you.
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Re: covid related - so the good news is
« Reply #24 on: June 08, 2020, 12:04:21 AM »
Yes, sorry I have to ask you.
A balloon chaser is a sort o nickname for a cheap charlie - in the days of when the bars were open - if they had a party they would decorate the outside of the bar in balloons, they always gave away free food, so the c/c would see the balloons and get a free handout. where there was balloons there he would be. a free buffet. From the bars perspective they may also wish to attract new customers, so a few uninvited guests is not a bad thing. busy bar loads of fun, someone rings the bell and c/c gets a free drink as well.

This guy explains...
 “Balloon Chasers” expat foreign men who have retired in Thailand without the funds to support any kind of a decent standard of living.  These guys are normally based in Pattaya or Bangkok and are professional scroungers and parasites who feed off the generosity of business that give food and drink away free.

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Re: covid related - so the good news is
« Reply #25 on: June 08, 2020, 07:28:27 AM »
Thaiga, thanks for that.  In today’s world they would be known as Pantry Chasers.  I was interested to see the Red Cross ladies in the photo.  They are definitely not from the same branch of the Red Cross as those here in Korat.
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Re: covid related - so the good news is - kind hearted caring people
« Reply #26 on: June 08, 2020, 04:16:11 PM »
Hi T.T. Oh! pantry chasers, i misread that as panty chasers.
the red cross are there to make sure your blood pressure does not fall to low and ofcourse to relieve them of the wad of notes in their pocket, not good for the back carrying to much.

the good news  note the dangers in the second picture - health n safety at it's best  :o
on a serious note it's good to see the heart of the Thai people as in caring, the article below where Netizens applaud Tesco delivery staff for cleaning a bedridden customer’s home, and giving her money

Tesco Lotus posted on its Facebook page last week pictures of its delivery staff in Bangkok’s Bang Kapi district cleaning the home and garden of a bedridden customer and even giving her money after making a delivery to her house.

“After the group learned that the woman could not walk or do any chores, they offered to clean her house as well as the perimeter area,” the post said. “They also donated money to buy food and other necessary items for the woman.”  full article  inspirebangkok.com
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Re: National museums offer free admission on Sundays (Big list)
« Reply #27 on: July 11, 2020, 11:50:54 PM »
National museums offer free admission on Sundays
Museums under the Fine Arts Department have offered free admission every Sunday for both Thais and foreigners who come with their families until September 27 this year, the Thai Koo Fah Facebook page informed on Saturday (July 11).

The move followed the government's measures to stimulate tourism for four months from July to October this year.

The list of museums under the Fine Arts Department are as follows:

Bangkok National Museum, Bangkok

The National Gallery of Thailand, Bangkok

National Museum of Royal Barges, Bangkok

Kanchanaphisek National Museum, Pathumthani

Pranakornkeeree National Museum, Phetchaburi

Ratchaburi National Museum, Ratchaburi

Au Thong National Museum, Suphan Buri

National Museum of Thai Rice Farmers, Suphan Buri

Suphanburi National Museum, Suphan Buri

Phra Pathom Chedi National Museum, Nakhon Pathom

Bankao National Museum, Kanchanaburi

Chantharakasem National Museum, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya

Chao Sam Phraya National Museum, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya

Inburi National Museum, Singburi

Somdet Phra Narai National Museum, Lopburi

Chainatmuni National Museum, Chai Nat Prachin Buri National Museum, Prachin Buri

The National Maritime Museum, Chanthaburi

Ramkhamhaeng National Museum, Sukhothai

Sawakhavoranayok National Museum, Sukhothai

Kamphaeng Phet National Museum, Kamphaeng Phet

Phra Buddha Chinnarat National Museum, Phitsanulok

Nan National Museum, Nan

Chiang Mai National Museum, Chiang Mai

Hariphunchai National Museum, Lamphun

Chiang Saen National Museum, Chiang Rai

Khon Kaen National Museum, Khon Kaen

Ban Chiang National Museum, Udon Thani

Roi Et National Museum, Roi Et

Ubon Ratchathani National Museum, Ubon Ratchathani

Phimai National Museum, Nakhon Ratchasima

Maha Viravong National Museum, Nakhon Ratchasima

Surin National Museum, Surin

Songkhla National Museum, Songkhla

Satun National Museum, Satun

Nakhon Si Thammarat National Museum, Nakhon Si Thammarat

Chaiya National Museum, Surat Thani

Chumphon National Museum, Chumphon

Thalang National Museum, Phuket.

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Re: so the good news is
« Reply #28 on: September 23, 2020, 02:03:24 PM »
So the good news is were still here, safe n sound in Thailand. So far that is, as the media reports coronavirus cases all around the outskirts.
Oh! yes more good news on prices of things - Price of cooking gas capped for another 3 months

The Energy Policy Administration Committee on Monday resolved to cap the retail price of cooking gas at Bt318 per 15-kilo cylinder for another three months, until the end of December. more on that @ nationthailand.com

and theres more ... Electricity, water subsidies to be extended for another year

The Cabinet has approved a one-year extension of a scheme to help underprivileged people with their electricity and tap water bills in this Covid-19 situation, government deputy spokeswoman Ratchada Thanadirek said in a Facebook post yesterday (September 22).

The scheme will be extended from October 2020 to September 2021.

“This measure is expected to help 13.9 million holders of state welfare cards nationwide, or approximately 8 million households. However, each household is entitled to the subsidy each month on one power bill and one water bill only,” she said.

Electricity fees are being waived for households that use less than 50 units per month. If it’s over 50 units, the state welfare card covers up to Bt230 of the bill per household. Any exceeding amount has to be paid by households.

The state welfare card also covers Bt100 of tap water bills per household per month.

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