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Post by businessman » September 19, 2005, 11:01 am

The local Thais like the number 9 and the Chinese 7 and 8 so try a mixture of those three numbers.Good luck. :D



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Post by Thai_1_On » September 19, 2005, 11:22 am

Hmmm speaking of mixtures another thing I will be doing is getting with my wife's uncle to build my own bung fai rocket :shock: I know I missed the party in Yasothon but I could get some good practice in building and mixing my own gunpower with Lum Compon looking on :wink:
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Post by businessman » September 19, 2005, 1:39 pm

Talking of rockets,you do get children running around with them at the festival so it does pay to be alert.

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Post by Thai_1_On » September 20, 2005, 11:24 am

businessman wrote:Talking of rockets,you do get children running around with them at the festival so it does pay to be alert.
I'm going to fit right in :oops:
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Post by businessman » September 20, 2005, 11:39 am

You will be able to spot me by the fact my children will be screaming blue murder as i wont let them throw the rockets around. :)

As for you,i guess i look for a yank with a big grin and a arm full of chang bottles containing lit rockets. :)

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Post by Thai_1_On » September 20, 2005, 11:14 pm

You could use me as a bad example..."see that bad falang running around shooting off all those rockets. Now see him running around because he just burnt his fingers along with other body parts" :wink: "Just ignore that smile on his face he's not really enjoying himself!" I guess it's just a cruse that I was born on the 4th of July here in the US.
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Post by valentine » September 22, 2005, 9:33 am

Hi folks, just thought I would remind everyone that expressed an interest in the fireball festival at Phon Pisai, that its only 3 weeks away, October 17/18th this year.Accomodation gets booked up early.

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Post by Thai_1_On » September 22, 2005, 9:37 am

Valentine save me a spot on the banks of the Mekong because I am going to be there :!:
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Post by businessman » September 22, 2005, 1:10 pm

Took a couple of photos today.As you can see the bank below the steps is quite steep in places,so leave your high heels at home. :D

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Post by Thai_1_On » September 23, 2005, 4:49 am

Thank you for the pictures Marcus looks like I'll need to bring safety ropes to keep me from falling in :shock: I'm going to be busy trying to manage bottles of beer, home made rockets, large hords of excited people, all on a steep river bank and this is why I love LOS =D>
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Post by businessman » September 23, 2005, 10:41 am

If you don't want to sit on the slope you will have to get to the riverbank just as the sun sets(5.45 pm) to get a seat on the three rows of concrete steps. :)

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Post by businessman » October 3, 2005, 12:55 pm

The festival must be getting near as they are cutting the grass verges,putting in new cats eyes in the road and huge posters of our lovely MPs are going up along the road.

On the downside the cats eyes are not retractable and its like driving over a brick.O well,the thought is there. :)

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Post by businessman » October 4, 2005, 12:28 pm

Drove down to Phon Phisai yesterday and they have built six or seven large salas on the riverbank.A great shady place if you have small children or don't like the sun.I would get there very early though if you want a seat in one.A perfect grandstand view for the action at night.

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Post by Thai_1_On » October 5, 2005, 1:48 am

What time would be good the get a OK seat?

By the way great new avatar.
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Post by Mr. Bean » October 5, 2005, 4:42 am

valentine wrote:Hi folks, just thought I would remind everyone that expressed an interest in the fireball festival at Phon Pisai, that its only 3 weeks away, October 17/18th this year.Accomodation gets booked up early.

Very few hotels around so, would suggest that if you are coming up get your rooms now. A lot of people book a year in advance.
I live up here and I don't even go out due to the fact of over 100,000 people.
But, it's a great show and watching the faces on the Thais remind me when I was a kid in the states on the 4th of July.

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Post by businessman » October 5, 2005, 11:06 am

A seat in one of the sala,i guess in the morning.

A seat on the concrete steps,in the afternoon.

A seat on the river bank,early evening.

The local kids are already in the swing of it,throwing huge bangers over my garden wall.If i close my eyes and ignore the heat i could be in the UK leading up to November 5th.

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Post by businessman » October 13, 2005, 2:38 pm

I'm told the Bung Fai fair has arrived in Phon Phisai,so if the kids are driving you crazy during half term you can stick them on the "lot bum" for an hour or two.20 Baht a go and always very nostalgic for me.

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Post by Thai_1_On » October 13, 2005, 5:06 pm

I passed a long boat today on the way back from Nong Khai. The town looks like something big is in the works I know I'm ready :wink:
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Post by Bump » October 14, 2005, 12:45 am

valentine wrote:Hi folks, just thought I would remind everyone that expressed an interest in the fireball festival at Phon Pisai, that its only 3 weeks away, October 17/18th this year.Accomodation gets booked up early.
Accomidations were full last week. This is a real big deal all along the river, we tried for rooms from NKP to Nong Kia. I was trying for some rooms for a party for the bike group where you could actually see soemthing. but it's titled something else the illuminated boat display, on the 17th and 18 th. So I'm going to try to book some rooms for 2006. The guys from the bike club are camping out in Pompasai someplace I'm told at a tobacco factory. I have to pass this year the old body ain't up to it yet.

Darn been here three years and finally got grasp of what is happeneing up there sounds great,

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Post by businessman » October 14, 2005, 11:42 am

It's great because every single one of the thousands of Thais sitting on the riverbank believes a monster is spitting fire from the river.They also see the Naga swimming by which i have always missed.Follow their gaze and screams when they point down to the river and you may see one. :)

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