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by TJ
August 25, 2007, 12:16 pm
Forum: Things to do in Udon Thani
Topic: A new service in Udon
Replies: 35
Views: 10041

After viewing her promotional ad it is likely we all leap to the obvious question.

Which is - Can she drive a car?
by TJ
August 19, 2007, 2:32 am
Forum: Health & Beauty
Topic: 30 minutes vigorous exercise now essential
Replies: 16
Views: 2778

At 65 I'm trying to make a half hour walk a habit, mainly to keep my weight down.

There are reports that many who persued vigerous exercise at an early age are having joint and other problems from the wear on the body from years of vigerous exercise.
by TJ
August 16, 2007, 12:33 pm
Forum: Money, Finance & Investing
Topic: Thai Stock Watch
Replies: 0
Views: 566

Thai Stock Watch

Those interested in investing may want to start educating themselves in the SET. The Thai stock market has been taking a beating lately as have the global markets. Don't think its over yet. Much is this is due to the problems of the mortgage markets among many other things. One stock I've been watch...
by TJ
August 16, 2007, 12:23 pm
Forum: Udon Thani News
Topic: Robbery at Taco place restaurant August 6,2007
Replies: 7
Views: 2910

Did the restaurant's closed circuit camera catch the event? Believe the restaurant is now required to have such a system. Wasn't there a recent national directive to install these CCTV systems?
by TJ
August 10, 2007, 9:09 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: UPDATE ON OUR TRIP, NONG & EDDIE
Replies: 21
Views: 3003

The weather in the USA in July is as hot as Thailand. Here in Virginia it has been in the high nineties for weeks. South Carolina, a few hundred miles to the south, should be a bit hotter. Nong will be happy to return to a cooler Udon Thani.
by TJ
August 9, 2007, 12:13 pm
Forum: Money, Finance & Investing
Topic: Thailand faces ruin over strong baht !
Replies: 3
Views: 967

Even though Thailand exports more than it imports and the US is it's biggest customer, the high baht is not a national problem. Some Thais are benefiting from the strong baht. Some businesses were smart enough to extablish a hedge against a fluctuating exchange. New opportunities were realized from ...
by TJ
August 8, 2007, 11:06 am
Forum: Thailand News
Topic: Marriages to Western men a growing concern
Replies: 6
Views: 770

This has to be a satire - right?
by TJ
August 8, 2007, 10:45 am
Forum: Udon Thani Accommodation
Topic: Ruy Suk Mansion
Replies: 39
Views: 20855

About 6 weeks ago, when I was in Udon Thani, I stoped by Ruy Suk Mansion, looked at a room and had a few beers in the open-air lobby with the manager and a couple of guests. The rooms were as advertised and a good value. My two drinking mates, an Aussie and a Finn, had been there for a couple of mon...
by TJ
August 7, 2007, 9:28 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Idea to improve Education system
Replies: 7
Views: 524

There appears to be some recognition that State control of a peoples' education will always be used first to benefit the agents of the State, not the people. Is it possible to raise Thai education financing from the private sector and to avoid the debilitating influence of the State education admini...
by TJ
August 3, 2007, 2:13 am
Forum: Udon Thani Restaurants
Topic: California Cafe
Replies: 63
Views: 8177

Grits are easy to cook. At home I use "quick" grits which take five minutes to cook after adding to boiling water along with some salt. When in Thailand my choice of breakfast is the Asian breakfast, a bowl of rice soup with chicken, shrimp or pork. Don't care for the heavy English breakfasts. Usual...
by TJ
August 1, 2007, 12:12 pm
Forum: Udon Thani Restaurants
Topic: California Cafe
Replies: 63
Views: 8177

When I was in Udon Thani during July I missed American food. The closest was a ham and cheese sandwich at Nobi's.

Perhaps that cheese sandwich can be ordered "toasted." If it's an American menu, they should include apple pie, the favorite American dessert.
by TJ
June 23, 2007, 4:03 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Looking for Udon Thani Oil Painting Shop
Replies: 2
Views: 387

Looking for Udon Thani Oil Painting Shop

Can anyone advise me of the location of an oil painting shop in Udon Thani? I'd like to purchase one or two cheap oil paintings while I am in Udon Thani. However, no one I've asked is aware of the existance of such a shop. Those who have been to Pattaya are likely to be familiar with the many open-a...
by TJ
June 22, 2007, 11:39 pm
Forum: Udon Thani Accommodation
Topic: Jan Condotel - Is anyone home?
Replies: 8
Views: 1836

I'll add my recommendation for selecting Jan Condotel. I've been staying there the last two weeks. Built about three years ago, it has 34 standard rooms and two suites. Standard rooms are good size and have a comfortable large bed. There is plenty of wardrobe space, a desk for using your lap top, TV...
by TJ
June 22, 2007, 5:09 pm
Forum: Health & Beauty
Topic: Athlete's Foot treatment
Replies: 41
Views: 10853

If it is fungal and is long-standing, it may require an anti-fungal medication taken orally in addition to the topical. I've had athlete's foot since my college days. Every now and then I'd buy some spray or powder and attack it without much success. Had a problem of an itching fungus on my back an...
by TJ
June 22, 2007, 4:55 pm
Forum: Udon Thani Restaurants
Topic: Gammonsteak
Replies: 15
Views: 3811

In the US the shank is a "ham." The grocery store I frequent usually call it a "picnic." Ham steak slices are commonly available in shrink wrap.

So "Gammon" refers to any slice from the hind joint? No special treatment other than it is likely sold as cooked?

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