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Animals & Wildlife / Dogvertising
« Last post by thaiga on Yesterday at 05:45:12 PM »
What a winner this cute dog is

Dog advertising a burger bar in China
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Half as serious and less / Being a Fat A*s in Thailand: What to Expect?
« Last post by thaiga on Yesterday at 05:37:28 PM »
Another article from reddit.com

Being a Fat A*s in Thailand: What to Expect?

Greetings, all. I am looking into the possibility of living in Thailand for month for the purposes of pursuing a TEFL certification there.

Here's the deal. Four years ago I got hit hard with MS and a spine condition that left me bedridden for nearly 4 years despite continued medical intervention and extreme rehabilitation effort on my part. I was in a wheelchair for some time and just started walking again this year. Unfortunately, all of the steroids combined with a sedentary lifestyle and a lifelong thyroid problem left me FAT AS FU*K. Like circus fat, people. I have lost 60 pounds in the last two months, and I'm still working on it.

For those that know the landscape and culture, can a fat ass make it in Thailand alright? I would be in Chiang Mai and 10 minutes from my school, so that's not a worry. I don't mind people snickering at my extra large ass. Instead, I am more worried about public transport and the like. I don't want to kill some poor tut-tut driver, you know?

Cultural insights are welcome as well. Thanks!

barrybario
You'll be fine for day to day stuff, people will see you as a customer first.

However Thai people among themselves absolutely ridicule and call out people who are even slightly overweight, one friend will tell another he or she has gotten really fat lately. A teacher will tell their student they are too fat and should lose weight. A girl I know who is mildly overweight by Thai standards (but still of a healthy weight by American standards) posted a picture of herself on the beach on facebook and her mom commented "beached wale" on it. The whole "accepting your body as it is" thing we have in the west doesn't exist there, shaming people for their weight is fair game.

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Meanwhile in the USA / Re: Trump wins presidency
« Last post by Johnnie F. on Yesterday at 03:12:00 PM »
I can hardly agree with anything Steve Bannon says, but when he says "The Trump presidency is over!" I wish he's right, just hoping the Americans don't get from the frying pan into the fire.

Anytime and anything that goes wrong or not in favor of the liberals is automatically blamed on Trump.  Doesn't matter what it is and it always ends with the same old line..."Fire Trump.  His presidency is over. etc."  When is the left ever going to come to grips with the reality that the election is over

I am sure, Steve Bannon feels proud about being called "left"  :evilgrin

Are you viewing American politics over a mirror with sides occasionally reversed, BF? :-[

Now why do you all of a sudden get only 33.2 Baht for your Dollars? Think! :)

The guy (the powers) who made the president now turned against their president! Businesses all over the world are delighted about instable situations. North Korea is just a silly game compared to that!
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Korat News / Re: Hungry elephants raid farms in Korat
« Last post by Baby Farts on Yesterday at 12:18:49 PM »
Oh... I thought this was going to be a story on some fat guys that raided the buffet at the Sima Thani.  ;D
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Meanwhile in the USA / Re: Trump wins presidency
« Last post by Baby Farts on Yesterday at 12:17:48 PM »
Anytime and anything that goes wrong or not in favor of the liberals is automatically blamed on Trump.  Doesn't matter what it is and it always ends with the same old line..."Fire Trump.  His presidency is over. etc."  When is the left ever going to come to grips with the reality that the election is over and their corrupt Hillary didn't get elected.  Still pissing and moaning, which isn't going to change anything.  It's a shame the Dems via Obama didn't do anything except sink America lower than its ever been, and the left continues to flame the current president because they're not satisfied with him and his efforts trying to clean up the mess the Democrats and Obama left behind. We can start with North Korea for example or how about Obama care.  The fact is, the left is just looking for any little thing or opportunity to sling mud at Trump, valid or invalid.  He's not getting ousted from the White House.  Get over it.
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General Discussions / Re: elth 'n safety
« Last post by Not A Buffalo on August 19, 2017, 03:34:30 PM »
None!  Because This is Thailand!!  ha ha ha
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General Discussions / elth 'n safety
« Last post by Taman Tun on August 19, 2017, 01:36:11 PM »
Our Soi is being dug up for the installation of a new sewer.  The attached photo was taken outside our house the other day.  How many elth 'n safety infringements can you spot?

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Meanwhile in the USA / Re: Trump wins presidency
« Last post by Johnnie F. on August 19, 2017, 10:38:17 AM »
I can hardly agree with anything Steve Bannon says, but when he says "The Trump presidency is over!" I wish he's right, just hoping the Americans don't get from the frying pan into the fire.
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Meanwhile in the USA / Re: Trump wins presidency
« Last post by Johnnie F. on August 19, 2017, 12:55:32 AM »
Steve Bannon bye bye! Wasn't the right person for that job anyway. When does Trump fire himself?
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 A two-storey school building in Nong Bua Lamphu’s Nonesung was burned down on Thursday night.

The Nonesung police station was alerted of the fire at Ban Nong Kung Khamhai School at 9.30pm and alerted fire stations who sent seven fire engines to tackle the blaze.

Firefighters took about 40 minutes to control the blaze.

The fire destroyed the entire building, leaving only concrete walls on the ground floor and poles on the second floor.

 Thongsai Chula, a teacher who was on duty, said he heard three explosions and saw the blaze spread quickly from the ground floor.

Owart Srichanwiang, the director of the school, said the building was built in 1981. The upper floor was made of wood and housed six classrooms. The ground floor was used as a teachers' meeting room, a computer laboratory with 10 computers and a first-aid room. He said all the school’s computers have been lost.

The Nation

Reminds me of the mysterious school fires in Isaan 11 years ago: School fires - the National Headache
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