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Re: living alongside coronavirus - Two-km queues for free food
« Reply #30 on: April 16, 2020, 02:46:38 PM »
Two-km queues for free food
15th April 2020, chiangmai a donation centre which opened to donate goods and necessities for people who are deeply impacted by this current situation saw queues two kilometres long. A long queue of people in need wrapped itself around the moat from the Chinese consulate on the outer moat all around to the inner moat near the gate. Goods donated included dry food such as rice and Mama noodles, water, cooking oil, canned mackerel, eggs and boxes of food.  here's the story  chiangmaicitylife.com
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Re: living alongside coronavirus - Corona Appeal by Hemingways Jomtien
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Corona Appeal by Hemingways Jomtien
Mark Reid is the manager at popular expat bar and restaurant Hemingways in Jomtien. He wanted to help those who had lost their jobs or just were struggling due to the impact of Covid-19 on local business closures. So he set up an appeal. in his own words, You lot are incredible! It’s only been 5 hours since we put out the call and the response has been absolutely tremendous! We have raised 32,500 baht (smashing our original target), so we wasted no time in buying supplies and delivering them to a family who live under a tree in Jomtien. They were so happy to receive the goods, however they asked for mosquito spray which we bought and will buy more on our next visit to Macro. full article lotsa pics inspirepattaya.com
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She made 90 baht, it had to be enough to feed a family of four  thisrupt.co
Somboon Kongka is 49 years old. She works seven days a week as a motorbike taxi driver. Before COVID-19, she was making up to 400 baht a day. Before PM2.5, she was making up to 600 baht per day.  At 5pm on the day of this interview, she said, “Since this morning, I made 90 baht in total.”

The 90 baht might be enough if Somboon has only herself to take care of. But she has a family. At home, Somboon has a 66-year-old mother, a 26-year-old daughter who has mentally disabilities and a 45-year-old brother who suffers from Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.

“My mom would cook for the family. I would buy the groceries,” she said of the family’s normal routine.

On top of groceries, Somboon also pays for all the bills at the house and she still has two more years left to pay off her motorbike lease.

Somboon’s workday starts from 4am and normally ends at 6pm. During school term, she would take Sunday off to study for a high school equivalency diploma.

Like all her motorbike-taxi friends, she applied for the government’s ‘No One Left Behind’ program. The sum of 5,000 baht per month over the three months would go a long way to help her take care of her family.

Her occupation qualifies her for government assistance. Motorbike taxi drivers are classified as freelancers. 

    “I applied because the government said freelancers like ‘win motorsai’ could apply and would be qualified for the money,” said Somboon. “I am properly registered with the yellow license plate, but they said I was a student.”

School and university students are not qualified for the financial aid. But Somboon, at 49 years old, just wanted to get a high school equivalency diploma. 
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Temple ordered to end handouts to gathering crowd
The Don Muang District Office has ordered a temple in the area to immediately stop handing out free food to people suffering under restrictions imposed to combat the novel coronavirus disease. Wat Don Muang had been told to temporarily cease its charitable handout because it drew a lot of people who ignored the requirement to maintain safe-distancing, assistant to the district chief Paitoon Ngammuk told Jor Sor 100 traffic radio station on Friday  bangkokpost.com
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Huge crowds queue for 200 baht handouts at fresh food market in Pattaya - Sophon Cable TV showed hundreds of people waiting in line at the market on Soi 2 Road in Jomtien this morning. pics @ facebook.com

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Thai kindness: People show their hearts in giving to the needy
MCOT reported that Thais were helping each other in their time of need. The Thai kindness in a crisis shone through. mcot.net
In the north in Phayao 15,000 eggs were donated to the needy.  In Nakhon Pathom in central Thailand a pork leg restaurant handed out free food.


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Re: living alongside coronavirus - does anything free comes at a price
« Reply #36 on: April 18, 2020, 08:16:49 PM »
Crowd at Don Muang who gathered for food donations told to monitor symptoms  nationthailand.com

A crowd of people who recently picked up food donations in the Don Muang district of Bangkok will have to observe their own symptoms, as they are deemed a group at risk of being infected with Covid-19,

Dr Taweesin Visanuyothin, spokesman of the government's Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration, said on Saturday (April 18).

He added that if they fell ill, they should rush to check their condition at a hospital.

He said he was shocked to learn about the mass gathering, standing in a long queue to pick up food donations without social distancing, which exposes them to the infection risk.

He also asked people planning to provide similar donations to come up with a good system to manage the way people stand in the queue.
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Thai government Covid-19 quarantine facility video
Scenes from a Thai government Covid-19 quarantine facility: barracks living, but great Thai food

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Phuket taxi drivers start catching crabs to make a living
Four former Phuket taxi drivers now out of work due to the COVID-19 crisis have turned to catching crabs to make a living.


Former Phuket taxi driver Thanathorn Thepkaew is now catching crabs with his friends just to make ends meet. phot: Eakkapop Thongtub

One of the four, Thanathorn Thepkaew, 38, originally from Trang, found himself out of work two months ago when the tourists stopped flying in.

Where he used to earn about B20,000 a month, enough to support himself, his wife and child, Thanathorn found himself without any income, but still with rent, motorcycle payments and car payments to pay, and needing to send money back home to Trang.

Stressed and with no idea what to do, Mr Thanathorn spoke to taxi driver friends in the same situation.

“I couldn’t think of what to do,  so I spoke with my friends and we came up with this idea,” Mr Thanathorn said.

The four pooled together B600 to buy 10 crab traps. Now, every day, the four set traps among the mangroves along the banks of the Tha Jeen Canal on the east side of Phuket Town, separating Koh Siray from Phuket.

None of the four have any experience in catching crabs, Mr Thanthorn explained.

“If we catch enough crabs we can sell them for B300 a kilo, but we don’t catch enough to sell, at least we can take them home to cook and eat, and share with our neighbours” he said.

The only outlay now is B45 a day for chicken ribs to use as bait, Mr Thanathorn explained.

Of the four taxi-driver-cum-crab-trappers, three have received the B5,000 “emergency support” from the government. The one who did not receive it was the only one who did not report himself now as a “farmer”, Mr Thanathon explained.

What money that was received was spent on food with a little left over for “emergencies”, he added.

“I understand that everyone is in trouble. I would like to see all of us get through the COVID-19 situation together, but not by sitting around waiting and hoping for help to fall from the sky or be handed out by the government.

“I would like everyone to help themselves first and do what they can for their families. There are many ways to help prevent others from suffering, people must believe that every problem has a solution,” he said.

Mr Thanathorn said he looked forward to when tourists return he can start driving a taxi again.

“I would like to see tourists come back to Thailand, and back to Phuket like they used to, especially now that the beaches are more beautiful than ever. Nature has restored their beauty,” he said.

“When that happens, I can go back to work– like everyone else – and make a living to support my family,” he said.

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Tea, beer, garlic: how world copes with lockdown


Items in high demand in various countries as a result of coronavirus lockdowns, including Corona Light beer in Mexico

In the US it was toilet paper, in Mexico it's beer and in France, predictably, flour. The goods missing from stores reveal how the world is coping with coronavirus lockdowns.

The winner for most bizarre shortage of 2020 is Afghanistan, where a rumour about a mustachioed newborn advising the purchase of black tea sent people flocking to the shops.

"I will live for two hours and have come to tell you that black tea is the cure to this virus," reads the quote accompanying a picture of the baby, purportedly from the eastern province of Nangarhar, widely shared on Facebook.

The run on the ubiquitous black tea briefly tripled prices before the rush calmed.

In Mexico, beer -- along with tequila -- is a drink of choice.

When the country went into its lockdown, the two national beer giants Heineken and Grupo Modelo –- which makes the country's beloved and now unfortunately-named Corona brand –- announced they would stop producing.

That prompted a wave of panic purchases and a defiant Twitter campaign: #ConLaCervezaNo, or "Don't mess with the beer."

Sri Lanka tried to keep its population from engaging in such vices: it has enforced a total ban on alcohol and cigarettes since its lockdown began on March 20, leading to an explosion in home brewing, an excise official said.

The do-it-yourself distilling has caused a run on sugar, a key ingredient in producing the local moonshine known as kasippu.

There had even been suspected "staged" robberies of liquor stores as shop owners tried to sell the precious commodity under the radar.

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In Iraq, staying at home means long afternoons watching television or chatting with relatives -– and that requires salted sunflower seeds.

Supermarkets are running out of the popular snack faster than ever as parents and students wile away hours they would have normally spent at work or school.

For Libyans in the war-ravaged capital Tripoli, homeschooling has been particularly tough.

"We've run out of printer paper, so I've fished out all of my husband's unused old office agendas for them to write down lessons and solve math exercises," said Nadia al-Abed, a stay-at-home mother with three young children whose school has been shuttered.

"I've been begging them to write as small as they possibly can, bribing them with candy," she added.

Schools, airports and non-essential businesses around the world have been shut down for weeks as countries try to curb the novel coronavirus' lightning-fast spread.

Some are looking to protect themselves by naturally boosting their immunity.

The former Soviet countries of Central Asia have seen a boom in demand -- and in prices -- for wild rue.

The herb, also known as harmala, is traditionally burned in households to ward off illness and protect prosperity.

In Bulgaria, people scrambled to buy ginger and lemons as immunity strengtheners, while in Tunisia, citizens hunted down garlic –- despite World Health Organization warnings that these home remedies do nothing against the novel coronavirus.

- Pastries and plants -

Far and away the most popular coping mechanism, however, has been baking.

Supermarkets across France, Spain, Greece and other parts of Europe have reported shortages in flour, chocolate and yeast as cooped-up citizens try their hand at elaborate cakes.

France's entrepreneurial home bakers skip the overwhelmed grocery stores and buy the raw ingredients directly from their local bakeshop to use at home.

Romanians joke about "yeast dealers" making a fortune selling the now-rare leavening agent on the black market.

Fake real estate ads even offer to "swap a downtown flat for one pound of yeast".

And with the Muslim holy month of Ramadan starting, households are stocking up on ingredients for the large sunset meals that will break their daily fasts.

That has made semolina, a golden wheat flour used for bread and pastries, a precious commodity in Algeria.

"The small quantities that are delivered to me, I reserve them for my regular customers," said a shop owner in El-Ashour, a district of Algiers.

In Argentina, it's eggs: 30 of them once cost just 160 pesos, or $2.35, but now run at 240 pesos or $3.52.

If many countries emerge from their lockdowns with a new class of professional chefs, Australia will see home gardens blooming all over the country.

"We've seen an increase in popularity across all plant types over the past month," said Alex Newman of the Bunnings Warehouse hardware store.

In a sign that Australians are bracing themselves for a longer lockdown, Bunnings' most popular online guide includes tips on the fastest-growing plants to create a screen from neighbours -- providing extra privacy for those staying at home.

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Re: living alongside coronavirus - "Wonderful kind foreigners"
« Reply #40 on: April 25, 2020, 11:25:45 AM »
"Wonderful kind foreigners" stepping up to help! Thai media praises efforts to help desperate Thais
in their hour of need, give back to the people and country they love. a group of foreign businessmen and their Thai wives had prepared 850 emergency packs for the hungry on holiday island Koh Samui. all done to the book mask wearing, health checks and social distancing. mgronline.com
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Single-mum with two kids fights for survival after being laid-off
There are about 1.4 million single-parent families in Thailand and most of them have inadequate monthly income, according to recent studies. Napapach Payakkham’s family is one of them.


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Re: living alongside coronavirus - BMA rolling out mobile kitchens
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BMA rolling out mobile kitchens to feed Bangkok  nationthailand.com
The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has launched a mobile kitchen to cook 500 meals per day for people suffering financial distress during the virus pandemic. “We also set up screening checkpoint to measure body temperature and hand out queue cards, cloth masks and handwash gel. Those queuing for food must wear a mask and maintain their distance from others for their safety and to prevent the spread of the disease.”
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Public suicide bid as millions of Thais wait for virus aid

(Reuters) - A woman who took rat poison this week outside Thailand’s finance ministry over the slow rollout of aid during the coronavirus lockdown was promised on Tuesday she would get her money soon. For millions of other Thais, the waiting continues.

Thailand announced last month it would give 15,000 baht ($462.82) to those whose jobs have been affected by the coronavirus outbreak and containment measures, which included orders for malls and other businesses to shut down a month ago.

The relief, worth $7.4 billion in all, has not come fast enough for many Thais, whose everyday struggles have been worsened by sudden lack of income when domestic economic activities came to a halt.

The woman who poisoned herself on Monday was protesting against the long process for an application she had submitted a month ago, accusing the government of disregard for her plight.

She is recovering in hospital and will receive her payment by Wednesday, a finance ministry spokesman said on Tuesday.

Attachak Sattayanurak, a lecturer at Chiang Mai University whose academic research on the urban poor has led him to meet many Thais who applied to the aid programme, said the woman who took the poison symbolised a far bigger problem.

“The public suicide attempt reflected absolute despair of one small person trying to send a message that the government doesn’t take care of ordinary people,” he said.

Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said in a televised address on Tuesday that he was well aware of the struggles people were facing, particularly those on low incomes.

“We’re taking care of people from all sectors, whether farmers, freelancers, formal or informal labourers,” he said.

Business groups have estimated that 10 million people, or 26% of the country’s workforce, will have been out of work if the outbreak drags on a few months, due to restrictions on sectors including retail and construction.

In all, 24 million people applied for the relief aid and as of this week, 7.5 million have received the first of three monthly payments of 5,000 baht ($154.27), Finance Minister Uttama Savanayana said on Tuesday.

A total of 16 million applications were found to meet the criteria, but only 10.6 million of them have been approved, while the rest are still being evaluated, the minister said.

The government on Tuesday lifted the maximum number of workers able to get the benefits to 16 million from 14 million and also pledged help for 10 million farmers separately.

Thailand has pledged measures worth at least 2.4 trillion baht ($74.05 billion), equal to more than 14% of the country’s GDP, to help individuals and businesses affected by the pandemic.

University lecturer Attachak said Thailand needed to act fast.

“The COVID-19 outbreak has made inequality in Thailand more stark ... Those in need must be helped across the board and promptly,” he said.

Economists forecast a grim year ahead with the worst contraction since the 1997/98 Asian financial crisis due to a decline in exports and prolonged impact on tourism, a growth engine for Southeast Asia’s second-largest economy.

“All these will be further exacerbated by lockdown measures which disrupt domestic economic activities,” said Nomura economist Charnon Boonnuch.

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Heartbreaking for some as Thai scavenger in Sattahip surviving through pandemic riding around on her sidecar motorbike, picking through garbage to collect recyclables. But ... While the coronavirus has put millions of Thais out of work, it hasn’t hurt a Sattahip trash scavenger. They applied for 5,000-baht monthly payments from the government. Together with donations from charities and generous people, Boonyod said they’re making ends meet and hope to get through the crisis without further damage. full article pattayamail.com
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Re: Father Ray Care Center holds longest ever graduation ceremony
« Reply #45 on: May 07, 2020, 08:12:35 PM »
Father Ray Care Center in Pattaya holds longest ever graduation ceremony



Each year the toddlers graduating from the Father Ray Day Care Center arrive together to receive their graduating certificates. This year, due to the current Covid-19 corona virus, the students arrived at twenty minute intervals, meaning the ceremony from start to finish took more than eight hours.

Not only did the children receive their graduating certificates, but they also received a tin of money. Each morning on arriving at the Center, the children must pay a fee of twenty baht. For that money they receive three sets of uniforms, breakfast, lunch, snacks, a monthly visit by a nurse and a basic education, which includes English, music and cooking.



Once they graduate and are due to attend a government school, the parents have to buy new uniforms, which for a poor family can be expensive. So the Center returns a percentage of the fees they have paid, and during these worrying times the cash was gratefully received.

The family of one little girl pay 100 baht each day. They used it as a savings plan and they picked up a total of 21,415 baht, much needed now that the parents are out of work



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Re: living alongside coronavirus - Tough times for 'good time girls'
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Streetwalkers to sweet talkers  Tough times for 'good time girls'

Sex workers contribute billions of dollars to the global economy but now because bars and massage parlors are closed because of coronavirus most have seen their incomes fall to zero, despite many having children and families to support. In Thailand, like many countries, their work is illegal ... so they don't qualify for government help.

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Community pantries help virus-hit needy                                                                                   


A man selects items from a community pantry on Sukhumvit 71 Road in Bangkok on Saturday. (Photo by Wichan Charoenkiatpakul)

A sign like the one posted above a shelf unit outside a Toyota Sure showroom on Mittraphap Highway in Muang district of Khon Kaen can now be seen in several locations in the country, as people help one another make ends meet after the coronavirus has crippled the economy.

In the community pantry in Khon Kaen are essential items like instant noodles, bottled water, eggs, canned fish and basic medicines.

The new sharing scheme follows the free meals offered by temples and other donors to people left hungry by the pandemic shutdown.

It's not clear exactly when the first community pantry appeared in Thailand. The idea has been seen in other countries, including the United Kingdom, as a way to help people who have lost their income to feed their families during this difficult period.


A family adds items to a community pantry in Muang district of Khon Kaen on Sunday. (Photo by Chakkrapan Natanri)

The roadside cupboard in Khon Kean was set up on Saturday by Kulwadee Theswong, who also bought items to fill it up. Ms Kulwadee said she bought it from a furniture shop in the municipality and the owner gave her a discount of 400 baht from the price tag of 2,200 baht when she told him what it was for.

“I saw community pantries in other provinces and wanted to have one here in Khon Kaen,” she said.

Ms Kulwadee received permission from the auto showroom to place it outside the premises as it would be seen by many passers-by. The showroom also posed a security guard to take care of the pantry, with manager Chokchai Khunwasee saying: “We are proud to be part of this sharing effort.”

Pantries have been placed in several locations around Bangkok, four on Saturday by a volunteer group calling itself Little Brick.

Nakhon Ratchasima has at least one pantry in the Mittaphap community in Muang district. It was initiated by community leader Anuwat Ploedjanthuek after he saw people in the area thrown out of the jobs by Covid-19.

“Workers living in 500 houses in the community were left unemployed. They have no jobs and no money,” he said of his motivation to set up the food-sharing project.

Community pantries have also appeared in Surat Thani and Nakhon Si Thammarat. Social media users have posted pictures of other roadside pantries in such provincesas Saraburi, Roi Et and Chiang Mai.


A community pantry serves the needy in the Mittapharp community in Muang district of Nakhon Ratchasima. (Photo by Prasit Tangprasert)

“It really helps me and my family get something to eat during this difficult time,” Chet Sipromma, 65, an unemployed turner said as he was taking some items from the pantry in Khon Kaen. “I wish all donors prosperity and happiness,” he added.

Wiwet Chuchorhor, 64, spent some of her retirement funds on instant noodles, bags of rice, milk and water for the pantry in Nakhon Ratchasima on Sunday. “Sharing with those suffering is a way to make merit,” she said.

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Community pantries expand to 43 provinces
The new phenomenon of the "community pantry", also known as "pantry of sharing", is rapidly increasing as Thais continue to donate daily necessities items to people affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

Community pantries were found in 43 provinces on Monday, a surge from 21 on Sunday. The central region, including Bangkok, led the pack with 16 provinces, followed by 16 in the northeastern region, seven each in the North and South, and three in the eastern areas.  full article bangkokpost.com
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The thai media and tv are reporting people going round clearing out the food pantrys one by one, shame if so, are we getting to the dog eat dog stage.  on saying that ... hard to make judgment when your belly's full - this is a merit thing where the donors feel like they have done something for the community. But ... it makes news to jump and shout before thinking, these guys might not know where the next meal is coming from, who knows. Despiration often brings out the worst in some people. judge this one yourself.

Selfish People Raiding Food Pantries Being Exposed on Social Media
Those donating to shared food pantries had to be more careful. Especially managing the situation better so that they are not hit in a similar manner. Video clips are popping up on Twitter and Facebook of people selfishly pillaging food pantries throughout Thailand. Over the past few days, numerous online posts reported cases of the donations being looted.  chiangraitimes.com

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Out-of-work Thai chefs cook for others made jobless by virus crisis



(Reuters) - Professional chefs on Wednesday started cooking up around 40,000 lunches in Thailand's capital for communities affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

Chef Hugs, a local charity, hired 200 chefs and dozens of taxi drivers, many of whom are currently living on very little income, for the 10-day project. Some of the chefs are from renowned restaurants across the city.

"I'm a cook and I don't have work now. I'm in trouble, but I know there are people who are far worse off, so I want to do this for them," said Thanyalak Suttama, preparing trays of ground meat.

All chefs involved in the project are receiving 400 baht ($12) a day, while taxi drivers are earning 300 baht ($9) for transporting the food to 50 low-income communities across Bangkok. Around 4,000 meals are being made each day.

Thailand on Wednesday reported no new daily COVID-19 cases for the first time in two months as the government considered easing more restrictions on businesses.

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Coffin maker resurrects spirit of sharing in Nakhon Sawan



A Nakhon Sawan coffin maker’s unique cupboards for the community pantry set up outside his shop have instantly become a sensation on the internet.

The idea of community pantries recently became popular as people use it to donate food and basic necessities to the less fortunate who have been affected by the Covid-19 crisis, though there have been reports of some people selfishly emptying these food cupboards.

Kosol Phutthajaroenlap, 43, the owner of Halee 9 coffin shop in Nakhon Sawan’s Muang district started off by modifying coffins into cupboards, which became an instant hit among the locals, with many coming to add items and take photos.

“I used coffins because I have nothing else to make cupboards from,” he said. “There is no hidden message, but I’m glad they have become a hit and are attracting people into making donations.”

Some netizens, however, insist on seeing a hidden message and say this is a lesson in morality for those who have been inconsiderate.

“This will make them realise that no matter how much they collect, we all end up in the same place,” a Facebook user commented.

Kosol said that though there is no CCTV to keep watch, people should be honest and only take two items from the donated goods such as rice, instant noodles, UHT milk and drinking water to ensure there is something left for other people.

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Re: living alongside coronavirus - Sexy dancers now cutting durian
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Sexy dancers turn to cutting durian

good promotion stunt and the good ladys of Thailand are a match for the male workers. respect and a big shout goes out to them.
trying to make a living in hard times  The dailynews.co.th reports the group who said they could do anything and they were not afraid of putting in a shift, after a group of dancers from Chanthaburi found themselves with no work as pubs and entertainment places shut down. shimmying up trees to cut durian, bit like pole dancing. don't you just love Thailand.  8)





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CPF rolls out food trucks to feed those hit hard by Covid-19
The Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives and Charoen Pokphand Foods (CPF) have arranged a food truck on Saturday (May 16) at Wat Amphawa community in Bangkok Noi district in the capital to hand out ready-to-eat foods to people suffering from the impact of Covid-19.
Officials at CPF said that they will hand out ready-to-eat foods to people in Bangkok areas every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. “In the next phase, we will hand out foods to people in Bangplad, Bang Khun Thian, Bang Bon and Nong Khaem districts,” the officials said. nationthailand.com



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Re: living alongside coronavirus Korat Pantry
« Reply #54 on: May 16, 2020, 02:17:46 PM »
One of the places in Korat dispensing supplies to the needy is at the Red Cross headquarters just across the road from the Governor’s house.

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« Reply #55 on: May 16, 2020, 03:33:25 PM »
Great pic T.T. any bisto in there ;) Good to see - there is still a world of good to be found

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« Reply #56 on: May 16, 2020, 05:26:54 PM »
Never mind the Bistox. We thought about setting one up outside our house stocked with beer wine and whisky.  I am sure it would have been very popular, but probably illegal.
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« Reply #57 on: May 16, 2020, 07:29:58 PM »
Here is another Red Cross effort in Korat. Those with sharp eyes may recognise TT.
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« Reply #58 on: May 16, 2020, 07:52:54 PM »
Never mind the Bistox. We thought about setting one up outside our house stocked with beer wine and whisky.  I am sure it would have been very popular, but probably illegal.
even better and you would hit the media
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Re: living alongside coronavirus
« Reply #59 on: May 16, 2020, 08:14:15 PM »
Here is another Red Cross effort in Korat. Those with sharp eyes may recognise TT.
well done T.T. thanks for sharing. Now there's an idea, book pantry for farangs. take books, leave books, exchange books, there was a bar that use to have that sort o thing, behind makros.

When the coronavirus emerged in the U.S., people who share books on a small-scale, the stewards of little free libraries, saw a new need.

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