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Half as serious and less / Sounds of Thailand - one of the most recognizable noises is
« Last post by thaiga on November 11, 2018, 12:39:10 PM »
one of the most recognizable noises in Thailand

odd how we hear things when we are not even listening, fun time is here and lets see how clever you are, as thaiga slips into his second childhood with yet even another silly thread ...

so before we go any further into what is going to be an interesting read, the question is ... what is one of the most recognizable noises in Thailand,
not speech noises but musical type ones, like the ding when the microwave stops or a telephone chime, where this noise that we reconize so well is heard, will give you the answer to the question.
the clue is 1 number & 6 letters. each day i will fill in a letter below, so who is the brightest of them all. non members welcome just click the reply button

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Two years in the making, this exquisite collection captures the graceful melody and musical artistry of Thailand.
Health Care / Hospitals may have to list prices online
« Last post by thaiga on November 10, 2018, 12:08:52 PM »
Hospitals may have to list prices online

The Internal Trade Department will ask private hospitals to post their prices online to encourage greater transparency and competition, a senior official said on Friday.

Prayoth Benyasut, the department's deputy director-general, said the proposed measure is intended to stop overcharging amid growing concerns over the high cost of private medical care.

The Foundation for Consumers last year gathered over 50,000 signatures on a petition calling for the government to impose regulations on the price of procedures at private hospitals.

The proposal has been raised with the Public Health Ministry's Department of Health Services Support as part of a joint effort to regulate medical care prices at privately-run hospitals, Mr Prayoth said.

Prices required to be posted online are likely to include standard charges for medicines and surgical expenses.

The department will work closely with the Department of Health Services Support to determine a list of standard charges, according to Mr Prayoth.

The Internal Trade Department last month surveyed a total of 62 privately run hospitals in Bangkok and found they have different practices regarding the matter.

"We visited hospitals during Oct 1-5 to see how they handle this. Many include medical care prices in information brochures while some post the prices online.

"So there should be a standard practice regarding the cost of health care. And because these hospitals already have websites, they are likely to be required to post the prices online," he said.

Mr Prayoth said after the issue is finalised, the private hospitals will be invited for talks to make sure that they understand the requirement and properly follow them.

He said the Ministry of Commerce is going to discuss listing medicine and medical treatment as controlled goods and services under the 1999 price control law with the Public Health Ministry.

Currently, hospitals are required by the Commerce Ministry to post prices either at their premises or online for patients to review. They are also required by the Public Health Ministry to list standard charges and patients' rights on their premises.
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General Discussions / Re: Heinz Baked Beans
« Last post by thaiga on November 10, 2018, 11:42:08 AM »
hello kev,  thanks for your valued reply

yes of course beans on toast nothing wrong with that, so easy using the ding machine, a snack in seconds.

What do the british tabloids know about us expats anyway, hoarding of beans whatever next, panic buying oh! my god.... But in the article i see no mention of thailand, just australia, us and spain. beans have been on the shelf here for longer than i have.  Baked beans, crumpets and squash are among the top items                                  plenty of crumpet here. ;D                     
Thailand News / Re: IconSiam
« Last post by Taman Tun on November 10, 2018, 10:28:19 AM »
Well, it opened yesterday but still a lot of construction going on.  Some of the “photos” in the BP article are renderings.
World of Music / Re: Scrapper Blackwell et al.
« Last post by Johnnie F. on November 10, 2018, 08:57:51 AM »
Clapton made a whole album of Robert Johnson Covers: "Me and Mr. Johnson". On Youtube is a playlist with some videos from the "Robert Johnson sessions" in the house Robert Johnson used to record at his time:
World of Music / Re: Scrapper Blackwell et al.
« Last post by Taman Tun on November 10, 2018, 07:37:05 AM »
Sounded fun in Gainesville.  Here is some Robert Johnson courtesy of The Rolling Stones. It’s a pity the Stones didn’t do more like this.

World of Music / Re: Scrapper Blackwell et al.
« Last post by Johnnie F. on November 09, 2018, 11:25:57 PM »
It's really a pity, that there are hardly any recordings of good quality from old bluesmen like Huddie Ledbetter, and in my opinion the best of all, Robert Johnson available. So we're left to Clapton et al.

Back in 1980, when I was in Gainesville, Florida, there was a guy, he called himself Johnny Hines, playing every night on the street, a crowd of students around him. He always started out with some rather dirty songs like "My Baby don't wear no drawers"; and the more booze he consumed the more religious he became, "repented" and played gospels. He was genuine and great! :)
World of Music / Scrapper Blackwell et al.
« Last post by Taman Tun on November 09, 2018, 08:19:46 PM »
That Scrapper Blackwell clip that Johnnie posted set me going. Clapton must have listened to that record of When you’re down dozens of times because he picks it just perfectly.  Here is some more Scrapper:-
Expat News / Re: How to cope with Inflation and a "stable" Pension
« Last post by Johnnie F. on November 09, 2018, 06:34:06 PM »
Well, I think, the only way not to get drawn into that swirl too badly is from the beginning on a modest lifestyle here. When some come here, they think it's sooo cheap (and expect it to be like that for them forever) and set up a life in luxury.

If you build a modest house instead of a flashy mansion, you won't have as much expenses to maintain it, to keep it flashy etc. Finding the balance between the euphoria, that you can afford a lot more here than in your home country, and the understanding that things don't always remain like that forever is just one of the problems you're facing here.
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